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Leicester is at the intersection of two major railway lines—the north/south Midland Main Line and the east/west Birmingham to London Stansted Cross Country line; as well as the confluence of the M1/M69 motorways and the A6/A46 trunk routes.
Little is known about this settlement or the condition of the River Soar at this time, although roundhouses from this era have been excavated and seem to have clustered along roughly 8 hectares (20 acres) of the east bank of the Soar above its confluence with the Trent.It has been suggested that the name may derive from the name of the house belonging to the founder of Whitwick Colliery: 'Coalville House'.However, conclusive evidence is a report in the Leicester Chronicle of 16 November 1833: 'Owing to the traffic which has been produced by the Railway and New Collieries on Whitwick Waste, land which 20 years ago would not have fetched £20 per acre, is now selling in lots at from £400 to £500 per acre, for building upon.b OTH WERE BORN IN e NGALND IN THE 1880S i BELIEVE. ("w ILKIE") WAS ORIGINALLY FROM AYRSHIRE, e NGLAND. If there is anything that you can tell me, I would be most gratefull. 24, 1852, died October 1929, Haileybury, Ontario, Canada, buried Lee Valley Cemetery, Lee Valley, Ontario, Canada. Clatonia NE 68328 Duane Wilkinson Stephen Edward WILKINSON born 16 Oct. OH, son of Jesse and Flavilla (BALLARD) WILKINSON, died 14 Feb. Stephen with his wife and son returned east sometime after 1880. h IS FAMILY WAS FAIRLY LARGE CONSISTING OF SISTERS NAMED m ADGE AND k ATHLEEN ALONG WITH BROTHERS t ED, f ELIX, DONALD AND a LLAN (LATTER TWO WERE KILLED IN f RANCE IN w ORLD w AR o NE FIGHTING FOR b RITAIN). His father was Walter Wilkinson His mother was Susan Pepper He married Susan Brown of Stranrear Scotland. He emigrated to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, about 1882; moved to North Bay, Ontario , then to Lee Valley. Jul 1888 THOMAS WILKINSON died in 1907, Maine Township, Linn County, Iowa and he was buried in Jordan's Grove Cemetery, Central City, Iowa. Stephen became "Grand Master of Railroad Brakemen". 75) is one of the very few old houses in the town, being a 17thcentury timber-framed building with a massive central chimney-stack and chamfered beams to the ceilings. Other fairs, for horses and cattle, on 18 February and 31 October, and a statutory fair 14 days before Michaelmas, which existed in 1850 (fn. 10) and in 1233 the day was changed to Saturday, (fn. In 1314 a grant for five years of dues on all goods brought into the town was made to the priory for the paving of the town. 12) Twenty years later a grant of pontage for the repair of the bridge was made to 'the bailiffs and goodmen' of Nuneaton. 13) This suggests the existence of something in the nature of a manorial borough, which is borne out by a charter of 1227 by which Sibyl the Prioress and Robert the Prior of Nuneaton grant that all who hold burgages from them in the town shall hold them as freely as the burgesses of the Prior of Coventry hold in Coventry. 14) There are many references to burgages and half-burgages in Nuneaton, some of which were in 'Bakhouse Lane', between 13, (fn. 19) probably benefited the larger farmers at the expense of the poor, and in August 1756 Nuneaton was one of the places where there were serious riots over the price of corn.
The third road runs south through Chilvers Coton and Griff to Bedworth; and the fourth eastwards across the Anker, where it branches left as Bond Gate, (fn. The Coventry Canal crosses the parish just west of the town, which is an important junction on the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, lines radiating thence in six directions, though the branch to Ashby-de-la-Zouch is now closed for passenger traffic. 4) King Henry II granted to the priory a fair on the feast on the Invention of the Holy Cross (3 May) and four days following, (fn. The houses of 'two substantial tradesmen' were sacked and demolished by the mob, who also threatened the mills.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. The ancient parish of Nuneaton, containing 6,541 acres, formed a roughly L-shaped block lying to the north and east of Chilvers Coton, the northern limb of the L being some 6 miles from east to west and the eastern rather over 3 miles from north to south.
At the angle of the two limbs lay the town, which had originally grown up round the nunnery to which it owes its name, but had subsequently developed as a mining and industrial centre.
The first element of the name, Ligora or Legora, is explained as a Brittonic river name, in a suggestion going back to William Somner (1701) an earlier name of the River Soar, cognate with the name of the Loire.
The second element of the name comes from the Latin castrum which is reflected in both Welsh cair and Anglo-Saxon ceastre.
For 1 mile on the north-east the boundary of the parish, separating it from Leicestershire, is the Watling Street as far north as Hollow Farm, where it runs south-west by the Change Brook (fn.