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1730-1939

Sunday, 27 June 2021 12:00

The Grand Union Canal - Leicestershire Line

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THE GRAND UNION CANAL - LEICESTERSHIRE LINE The Leicestershire line of the Grand Union Canal meanders from Leicester to Market Harborough passing through the Parish of Smeeton Westerby from a point southwest of the Smeeton Road Bridge (No. 70) to Debdale Wharf. In 1793 an Act of Parliament was passed enabling the construction of the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal. This new section of canal was intended to link the Soar Navigation near Leicester to the River Nene in Northamptonshire. Construction of the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Canal commenced and by 1797 the canal had reached Debdale where the Debdale Wharf…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Tuesday, 01 June 2021 10:08

The Railway Arms

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The Railway Arms, 6 Station Street, Kibworth Beauchamp   The Railway Arms © The Bitterman and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence The Railway Arms Inn, also known as The Railway and the Railway Tavern was built in 1845 shortly before the Midland Railway Company obtained powers to build a line from Wigston to Market Harborough via Kibworth. The Inn’s location at 6 Station Street was close to the Kibworth Railway Station. (see Kibworth Railway Station-Modern) At the Market Harborough Petty Sessions on 3rd January 1846 the first licence for the Railway Tavern was granted to William Hall, butcher…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Sunday, 27 December 2020 12:21

POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 2.

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POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 2. May 1811 Dr Poyntz Adams left London to set up as a general practitioner in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. His career as a country practitioner was ahead of him with a set of expensive instruments bought for him, by his uncle Rev.Thomas Thomas. In a letter from Poyntz Adams at 5, St Thomas’s Tents, Southwark to his uncle. ‘I go to church every Sunday and it is Mr Neve who does duty, his wife called to see me about a poor woman that I am attending. I have got already twenty -six patients on my books.I…

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  • Year 1811
  • Acknowledgement Northampton County Record Office
    Pembrokeshire County Record Office
    National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Sunday, 27 December 2020 12:13

POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 1.

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Grandson of George Foxton of Kibworthcorrespondence with his uncle Rev.Thomas Thomas. ‘A youngest son who had to make his own way’ Whilst Poyntz Adams did not live in Kibworth except on visits his grandfather was George Foxton who lived in Manor Farmhouse, Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt and his aunt Elizabeth Thomas, nee Foxton. His mother Sarah was born, lived her early life and was married in Kibworth before moving to Essex. (see The Foxton Family of Kibworth-modern). From the Rev Thomas Thomas’s’ correspondence we see that Dr Poyntz Adams was educated and financed by him. The letters reveal the difficulties…

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  • Year 1789
  • Acknowledgement Northampton County Record Office
    Pembrokeshire County Record Office
    National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
The Mud Cottage,70 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, an 18th century thatched cottage was demolished in the late 1940’s.The remaining Mud Wall is a Grade ll listed building. The cottage may have been a farm worker’s home developed from a farm outbuilding on land at the edge of the village.  The 1886 Ordnance Survey map shows the cottage as the last residential property on the north end of High Street. The last occupants of the cottage were Charlie Everitt and his son, Ted.  The cottage was damaged by fire which apparently causing quite a spectacle with many villagers flocking to the…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Monday, 11 May 2020 12:37

The Kibworth Theatre

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THE KIBWORTH THEATRE The Kibworth Theatre is believed to have been situated on the turnpike road in Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt during the 18th and 19th centuries.  The exact location has not been confirmed but is baelieved to have been to the rear of 25 Main Street. This location would have been convenient to entertain passengers taking a rest break when journeying through the village on the many coaches travelling along the turnpike route.  Indeed,travelling theatre players would also have also used the coaches and taken advantage of the theatre to perform plays.  In addition, local residents particularly from the…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Friday, 08 May 2020 12:31

Reverend Thomas Thomas (1741 - 1826) Part 2

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REVEREND THOMAS THOMAS1741 – 1826 Part 2 Rev. Thomas Thomas was a very talented aninteresting character; in addition to his secular duties he was a grazier and a man of letters. During her research into Rev. Thomas Thomas’ life, Jeni Molyneux discovered many artifacts of interest at the Record Office in Northamptonshire. This selection of those artifacts attempts to portray the many facets of Thomas’ writings and musings. MEMORANDUMS for 1780 in his parish book. Incidents 1780 Levies, horse hireJack Cleaning 1sDined at Cheney’s 4sMrs Eaton for dinners £1. 18sNewspapers 10s 6d Vails 1780 (gratuities or tips, bountiful bestowing to…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Monday, 13 April 2020 09:03

Reverend Thomas Thomas (1741 - 1826) Part 1

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REVEREND THOMAS THOMAS 1741 – 1826 Part 1 Revd. Thomas Thomas was born on 24th November 1741 at Castell Gorfod, in the parish of Trelechar Bettws, Carmarthenshire in Wales. Thomas was one of the three children of George and Catherine Thomas. The elder son, Samson Thomas, became a Calvinist Methodist Minister and his sister Rosamond married Thomas Howell in 1769. Revd. Thomas Thomas was ordained and appointed as Rector of St Peter’s Church in the parish of Isham, Northamptonshire by the then Bishop of Peterborough, John Hinchcliffe in 1773. Appointment letter from the Bishop of Peterborough By 1788 Revd. Thomas…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Thursday, 12 March 2020 09:46

Alonso Joseph Freeland (Kibworth Chemist)

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Alonso Joseph Freeland  (1856-1925) (Pharmacist, Dentist, Musician, Photographer, Poet) (Alonso Freeland) Alonso Joseph Freeland was born in the village ofAngmering in West Sussex on 25thFebruary 1856. He was the youngest of five children born to Henry and AnnFreeland.Onleaving school in Angmeringhe worked for his father in the family grocer’s shop wherehe was described as a chemist/dentist. Alonso married Mary Mason Holyland on 3rdDecember 1884, and Alonso and his wife moved to Kibworth soon after their marriage. Their move to Kibworthmay have been due to the availability of a chemist shop in Station Street which had previously been owned by William…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Saturday, 08 February 2020 09:38

John Philipps (1801-1867)

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John Philipps (1801-1867)
John Phillips*, landowner, grazier, antiquarian who lived for many years in in the Manor House (Manor Farm House) 39 Main Street, KibworthHarcourt, was born in 1801 at the farm Esgerfa in Abernant parish,Carmarthenshire. John was the son of Jonathan Philipps (1765 Conwil Elvet -1849) and Catherine Howell (1770- 1849 of Rhydd y garreg ddu, Talog. Carmarthenshire.) John Philipps was also the nephew of John Howell - surgeon in the East India Company, whose memorial is adjacent to his in St Lucia’s Church, Abernant. Jonathan and Catherine Philipps had married on 1st June 1790 in St Lucia’s, Abernant. From a family…

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  • Acknowledgement nformation extracted from Family Letters which were deposited at both the National Library Wales and Pembrokeshire Archives at Haverford West. The Leicester Journal
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