May, Nottingham, Thomas May

Thomas May 1819-1874

My 3x Great Grandfather Thomas May seems to have had an eventful life.Born in Hinckley, Leicestershire in 1819 Thomas was the fourth child of William May & Catherine Townsend.William was working as a tailor in Castle Street at the time of Thomas's birth, he later became a master tailor & draper and hosiery manufacturer. He… Continue reading Thomas May 1819-1874

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Bosworth, Leicestershire, May, Richard III, Stoney Stanton, Sutton Cheney, Townsend

Those Places Thursday.. Sutton Cheney

It was interesting this last weekend to see one of my 'ancestral places' on the news. Sutton Cheney in Leicestershire was the stamping ground of my MAY ancestors and was in the news as it was a stopping place for Richard III's cortege.It has been reported that the King spent his last evening in the… Continue reading Those Places Thursday.. Sutton Cheney

British Newspaper Archive, May, Nottingham, Townsend

Sundays Obituary – Thomas May

A distant cousin and I had spent lots of time trying to find the death of our mutual ancestor Thomas May, without success. Thomas is my 3x great-grandfather and he was born in Hinckley, Leicestershire in c1819, the son of William May and Catherine Townsend.  During his life he had lived in Hinckley, Nottingham and Birmingham… Continue reading Sundays Obituary – Thomas May

General Cemetery, Hammersley, May, Nottingham, Oldknow

The Nottingham Oldhams

Back in autumn last year, I went in search of family graves in Nottingham’s General Cemetery. Nottingham General CemeteryThe cemetery is fairly big and contains approximately 29000 graves.  The Nottingham Family History Society have memorial inscriptions for the graves, so I knew there were existing headstones there and I found the plot numbers by looking… Continue reading The Nottingham Oldhams