View Full Version : Did Sherard Street exist?
22-09-2008, 3:43 PM
Could anyone help me I wonder? I have a birth certificate dated 1879.
The address quoted is Malta Cottages Sherard Street.
I've managed to locate a Sherard Road on a 1913 map. It runs from Vulcan road through to Spinney Hill Road. Do you think it was listed as a Street on the cert. in error, or is it likely that there was a Sherard Street as well as a Road?
Any thoughts on this will be gratefully recieved.|help|
22-09-2008, 4:22 PM
Malta Cottages, Sherard Street is in the Leicester St Margaret District of Leicester in the 1881 census.
This seems to be who is at Number 1 and of course the rest carry on although some of it seems to be unoccupied
1 Malta Cottages Sherrard St
John H. Barsby 29
Lucy A. Barsby 7
Mary E. Barsby 2
Sarah Barsby 25
Class: RG11; Piece: 3162; Folio: 92; Page: 24
22-09-2008, 4:31 PM
...or is it more likely that Sherrard Street simply became known later on as Sherrard Road?
Have a look at the 1881 census which is easily searched by address. Is there a Sherrard Street? Is there a Sherrard Road?
Then you can examine the description of the enumeration district (and nearby districts if necessary) to try to reconcile it with the road you found on the map.
If there were any pubs enumerated in 1881, they're often good for location pinpointing.
22-09-2008, 8:36 PM
99% certainty that they are one and the same. If you look at the previous pages on the 1881 census entry Peter referred to you eventually come across Edwyn St which crosses Sherard Road on the map (also on the 1913 edition). The entry Peter refers to is shown to be in the St.Saviour's Ecclesiastical Parish and the church is/was just round the corner from Sherard Rd. You yourself mention St. Saviour's Rd.
Circumstantial I know but I feel comfortably able to state "quod erat demonstrandum"
22-09-2008, 11:20 PM
Thanks for your replies Bumblebee and Peter.
Tony your explanation seems very logical to me, so I'm in agreement with it.
Thanks to all three of you for your help.
23-09-2008, 6:33 PM
Since Leicestershire is a patch some of my rellies (and I) come from too what are the family names you are researching. Small chance of having the same interests, but you never know.
23-09-2008, 7:38 PM
Hi again Tony.
So far I've only researched the MOULDING branch of my family who go back to the 1700's in Leicester.
The Sherard Street query relates to my G G Grandad Fred GIBSON who married Beatrice Maud TRUSLOVE & had 14 kids. His grandchildren say he came from Scotland & was in the Royal Marines. However I've not been able to find a Scottish connection.
I think I have found him on the 1901 census at Stonehouse Barracks (this is the address he gave on his 1901 marriage cert.) In the census its says he was born Leicester Spinneyhill. I've now found a probable birth with the correct fathers name (Joseph Arthur GIBSON) & the address given is Sherard Street, hence the query. Looking on the map Sherard Road/Street is quite close to Spinney Hill park, so I quess the area could be classed as spinney Hills.
I've just realised I've written an essay. I bet you wish you'd never asked!
27-09-2008, 8:39 PM
Sorry about the delay Peapod..I've been busy retiring for the last few days!
Sadly none of your names seem to be in my family but I'll keep a look out for them.
I'm off to get fitted for my Zimmer!
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