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1485-1730
Monday, 05 August 2019 10:11

The Parker Family of Kibworth Harcourt - Part 4

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The Parker Family - Coat of Arms (Or is it?) William Parker (the younger) built The Old House in Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt in 1687 and the house became the Parker family home. The Old House has five windows to the first floor and the central one above the front entrance to the house is surmounted by a scrolled pediment containing a Coat of Arms depicted below:   Extensive research has been carried out in the official records of Arms and pedigrees at The College of Arms in relation to the Parker family of Kibworth Harcourt and the Arms displayed on…

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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.
The transcripts of the documents are as accurate as possible although some words are indecipherable and those words are marked by a ▬. Copies of the original abstract documents precede the transcript The Last Will and Testaments of William Parker (the elder) and William Parker (the younger) Copy and transcript of the last will and testament of William Parker (the elder)

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  • Acknowledgement Clare and Steve Langan, Peter Burfoot - Leicester Musuem, National Archies, Kew Gardens.
The transcripts of the documents are as accurate as possible although some words are indecipherable and those words are marked by a ▬. Photographs of the original abstract documents precede the transcript Abstracts of Mr Peach’s title to an estate in Kibworth Harcourt in the County of Leicester.

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  • Acknowledgement Clare and Steve Langan, Peter Burfoot - Leicester Museum
Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:29

THE OLD HOUSE KIBWORTH HARCOURT Part 2

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In 1609 William Parker (the elder) purchased the land where The Old House is currently situated. There were several cottages on this land and by 1635 they had been replaced by a stone house which faced to the north (not the present Old House). William Parker was succeeded by his son William Parker (the younger) and by 1678 he had built the Old House. When William Parker the younger’s son Geffrey, who had inherited the estate, died in 1714 the estate in Kibworth Harcourt included two mansions (The Old House and the stone mansion on the site of current White…

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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, 12 February 2019 11:21

THE OLD HOUSE KIBWORTH HARCOURT - part 1

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The Old House Main Street (front) aspect The Old House stands at the junction of Albert Street and Main Street in Kibworth Harcourt. The house, dating from 1678 and the garden walls are Grade 1 Listed Buildings. The house is a red brick building with stone dressings and is remarkable for its period, both because of the use of brick is early for this district and as an example of the fully developed Renaissance house which is rare in Leicestershire before the beginning of the 18th century. The house consists of two stories, cellars, and attics. It is approximately rectangular in shape…

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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, 20 November 2018 15:03

The Parker Family of Kibworth Harcourt - part 1

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  • Acknowledgement Clare and Steve Langan, Peter Burfoot - Leicester Museum, The Kibworth and District Chronicle, The Public Records Office, London, Dr David Postles, Leicester University
Monday, 23 October 2017 11:52

Kibworth Harcourt Village Centre

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Kibworth Harcourt Village Centre
 Where Main Street, leads into Albert Street the road widens at the junction and is fronted by The Old House, a superb Carolean Grade I Listed house of 1678 (see Early Modern/The Old House). The curved iron railings of the Old House on Main Street encroach on the space which once formed a market area and where stood a market cross along with the village pump, and a water trough.

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    Land Family and Inheritance in Transition, Cecily Howell

    Story of England, Michael Wood

    http://www.visitoruk.com

    History and Antiques of the County of Leicester, John Nichols, 1795

Philip Doddridge was born after thirty-six hours labour in London in 1702. He was the last of twenty children of Daniel Dandridge, a prosperous merchant, and his wife, Monica. Philip and his sister Elizabeth were the only survivors of the twenty children. From an early age his mother began to teach him the history of the Old New Testament In his youth, Philip Doddridge was educated first by a tutor employed by his parents and he was later boarded at a private school in London. In 1712 he attended a grammar school at Kingston-upon-Thames where he studied under the Rev…

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Friday, 14 July 2017 13:26

A Walk Thru’ Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt

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The old centre of Kibworth Harcourt lies 200 yards east of the present main road where the principal street, known as Main Street, leads into Albert Street and has remained much the same since mediaeval times and is the main part of The Kibworth Harcourt Conservation Area.. The principal route along Main Street was bypassed by the present A6 Leicester Road in 1810. (see Modern/ TheTurnpikeRoute through Kibworth Harcourt). Main Street runs from Leicester Road in in an easterly direction until it reaches The Old House (see Early Modern/The Old House) when it turns right to return to the main…

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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, 22 June 2017 12:50

The Turnpike Route Through Kibworth Harcourt

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The Turnpike Route Through Kibworth Harcourt
Leicestershire’s first turnpike road was a section of the main road between London and West Scotland which is now the A6.  The road was built in 1726 and ran through Loughborough, Leicester, Kibworth Harcourt and Market Harborough. The Turnpike Acts authorised Trusts to levy tolls on those using the road and to use that income to repair and improve the road. Trusts could also purchase property to widen or divert existing roads. The trusts were not-for-profit and maximum tolls were set. In 1726 the first Turnpike Trusts, in Leicestershire were the Market Harborough to Leicester and the Loughborough to Leicester…

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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.
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