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Annewiggy
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181 of 194  Wed 26th Jun 2019 3:40pm  
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Where is that statue, Helen? My 7x grandfather John Yardley was Mayor of Coventry in 1689 and met William III at the walls of the city on his way to Ireland. He would be able to tell us about LPY. Edited by member, 26th Jun 2019 3:41 pm
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Helen F
Warrington
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182 of 194  Wed 26th Jun 2019 3:53pm  
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Kensington Palace. Those Yardleys got about. Big grin
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Annewiggy
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183 of 194  Wed 26th Jun 2019 3:57pm  
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Certainly did, been there a long time😉
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NeilsYard
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184 of 194  Wed 26th Jun 2019 4:29pm  
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Sorry Anne/Helen - there's so much info here I've forgotten what the William III mansion / link is / was?
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Helen F
Warrington
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185 of 194  Wed 26th Jun 2019 4:32pm  
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It was remodelled for William III. So your relatives were living a genuine palace (albeit a bit down market). Thumbs up
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Not Local
Bedworth
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186 of 194  Wed 26th Jun 2019 8:53pm  
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In post 174 Anne mentions a stonemason at Emscote and Guys Cliffe in Warwick called Checketts. This could be the same Checketts family who were stonemasons in Leamington Spa certainly during the 19th and 20th century. Their house and business was situated in Tachbrook Street at the junction with Brunswick Street and became a local landmark. If you wanted to get off the bus there you asked for 'Checketts Corner'. The business was sold in the 1960's by John Albert Checketts (1888 - 1964) who had succeeded his father John and grandfather Benjamin. I recall the business but the statistics are courtesy of Leamington History Group. They could still be relatives of the lion taming Checketts from Coventry however.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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187 of 194  Thu 27th Jun 2019 10:09am  
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Everything tells me that Checketts bought a wine inn with a large southern garden that already had ornaments and buildings, that could have belonged to a very wealthy person or even royalty in the 18th century. All he had to do was refurbish buildings to accommodate his pets. The inn was a few doors down from the the Bear Hotel that became the Craven.
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Helen F
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188 of 194  Thu 27th Jun 2019 10:59am  
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Not relevant any more. Edited by member, 27th Jun 2019 3:19 pm
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Annewiggy
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189 of 194  Thu 27th Jun 2019 11:53am  
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Confused now. From the newspapers in my post 174 I thought he was in Earl Street at the Wines and Spirits emporium called the Marble Hall from 1851 - he died in 1852.
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Helen F
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190 of 194  Thu 27th Jun 2019 12:46pm  
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Real Ale Rambles lists the following at the Marble Hall. 1857 John Johnson 1857 J. G. Checketts 1858 Elizabeth Checketts 1858 Henry Chatham Should stuff about Checketts have its own topic?
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Annewiggy
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191 of 194  Thu 27th Jun 2019 2:52pm  
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Dates can't be right. I think there must be a couple of premises as the dates in the newspaper are confusing. Henry Chatham is advertising a premises he is saying he is taking over from the late J G Checketts in 1852, but it says the Wines and Spirits Vault. Henry Jacox takes over the Marble Hall in January 1853 but he must be a relative as he is buried in the same grave as Mr & Mrs Checketts in November 1856. J G Checketts definitely died in 1852 and Elizabeth transfers the Marble Vaults to Henry Chathem in 1858 before passing away in 1860. Yes, perhaps a mod would like to move it to a Checketts and perhaps Wombwell topic as we don't seem to have any evidence that Checketts ever lived in LPY!
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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192 of 194  Fri 28th Jun 2019 3:51am  
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In the 1851 census, John Checketts and wife Elizabeth appear in the household of John's 'son', Henry H Jacox and his wife Catherine at Cow Lane. John was born 1810 in Belgrave, Leics, and was described as a grocer. BUT Henry Holmes Jacox was born 1827 in Coventry, the son of John and Ann Jacox/Jeacocks.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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193 of 194  Fri 28th Jun 2019 9:01am  
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mcsporran, I believe I posted that info, a long time ago before I knew of this topic, have no idea on which topic, but good anyway.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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194 of 194  Thu 4th Jul 2019 1:41pm  
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I can just see the sign on Checketts garden gate: "If you want to feed the cats, just stick your arm through the bars".
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