Checkland family of Thurmaston Hall,
Herrick's Lane (Humberstone Lane).
In the 18th Century the Checkland family are reputed to have lived
in the Leicestershire town of Hinckley. Their origins seem to have been
in trade. Edward Checkland, c1792-1846, was a publican. Until his death
in 1846 he kept the King William IV, on Colton Street, Leicester.
Mrs. Agnes Checkland, widow of George Edward Checkland, was the last
member of the family to inhabit Thurmaston Hall.
After the death of Mrs. Checkland, in 1933, the executors of her estate
sold Thurmaston Hall and its contents.
It is possible to download the Thurmaston Hall sale catalogue in four
sections, to do so click on the following links
Catalogue Pages 01-09
Catalogue Pages 10-18
Catalogue Pages 19-27
Catalogue Pages 28-36
If you know anything about the history of the Checkland family please
use the following link to contact -
Thurmaston Heritage Group