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Paul Herrington, Tilton History Group
21 March 2010
For Betty Baker, writing on 09 Feb 2009.
The 1911 Census (details available at findmypast.co.uk) records an Alfred James Tyler Reed living or staying at the Porter's Lodge, Lowesby (Station, presumably) on April 2nd that year.
He was then 9 years old, and was recorded as having been born in Twyford. He was living or staying with his uncle, Willie Fardell Reed, and Willie's wife and four children. This looks to be your Alfred Reed.
The free BMD website records that Alfred married Mabel Goodman in the Billesdon Registration district in the quarter ending Sept. 1925.
01 December 2009
I am the great grandaughter of Daniel and Margaret Coleman (photos of gravestone shown on your site).
I remember visitng them at what I believe was called Blacksmith Cottage, their home in the village and also that Daniel was a keen follower of the local hunt.
Some fabulous information and overall a great site well done.
23 March 2009
Was born in Tilton 1952 and lived in Halstead Rise. No 8. It's great to see some of you out there still going.
Contact me please on facebook or friends.
09 February 2009
I am trying to find out about my grandparents Alfred and Mabel Reed. They lived in the station house until they both passed away in 1975 and 1976 my grandad was station master until the station closed my grandma's family name was Goodman.
Alfred James Tyler Reed
Born: 6 March 1902 Melton Mowbray Registration District (Source: Civil Registration of Death, Civil Registration of Birth)
Married: Q3 1925 Billesdon Registration District to Mabel Goodman (Source: Civil Registration of Marriage)
Died: Q1 1976 Melton Mowbray Registration District
Born: 17 Feb 1897 Lowesby in Billesdon Registration District (Source: Civil Registration of Death, Civil Registration of Birth, 1901 Census)
Parents: William Goodman, Platelayer, born abt 1860 Halstead and Sarah Burton born abt 1864 Oakham.
Married: Q3 1925 Billesdon Registration District to Alfred J T Reed (Source: Civil Registration of Marriage)
Died: Q4 1975 Rutland Registration District
William and Sarah married in 1886. Mabel had older brothers Samuel (born 1887 Lowesby) and Edward (born 1889 Lowesby)
Some of William Goodman's Family Tree is on the website: http://www.tiltononthehill.org.uk/genealogy/pafg05.asp#140
Hope that helps]
04 February 2009
just been into the tilton pub after breaking down in the village, i see the pub has new owners, the locals were lovely, helped me move my car, food was great, thanks for a lovely couple of hours.
27 December 2008
This is to whoever runs the site.
I have been reading the feedback and was very interested to see a note from Dawn Watson 12th Oct 2007 regarding the Springthorpes. As I am originally from Billesdon and my ancesters from Tilton (there are 11 buried in the church yard) I would very much like to contact her. I have a tremendous amount of information and pics from the area and I am building my own website as such. If you could kindly put me in touch with her or let her know I am also researching the Tilton Springthorpes I will be extremely grateful.
Thank you very much indeed.
29 October 2008
To Betty Baker
Yes Barbara is Bill Catling's widow. - at present she is living in Leicester --- have not seen her for a very long time. Unfortunately I do not recognise your fathers name. Bill had one brother Harold and three sisters Mary who died in Oct 2005 --Betty and Lucy.
Regards Ron Catling
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