The unknown women was buried in a common grave at Welford Road Cemetery on 18th August 1864. She was one of the first two buried in the plot. She was buried on the same day with a still born child. The child of Mary Burdett who lived on Humberstone Road.
There are seven other souls buried with her, all infants. Ranging from still born to three months old. Two of the babies in the plot are twins. In 1925 the plot became freehold/family grave when a gentleman called Thomas Yale aged 75 was buried.
The grave is in the unconsecrated section of the cemetery, facing University Road.

The Moore family of Tunnel Cottage, Glenfield

Just being doing extra research on the Moore’s. I wanted to know what happened to Elisabeth really, but as usual I end up researching the whole family.

Joseph Moore was born on 9 October 1817 in Glenfield and was married to Mary who was also born in Glenfield in 1820.

In the 1841 census their address was just written as Glenfield, but the description of where they were living was this –

North of the public road leading out of the Turnpike Road from Ashby de la Zouch to Kirby Muxloe”.

Altogether Joseph and Mary (sounds very biblical) had eleven children.

  1. Susannah      b:1840

  2. Thomas         b:1842

  3. Samuel          b:1846

  4. Henry           b:1848

  5. Joseph          b: 1850

  6. Edwin           b: 1852

  7. Elisabeth       b:1855

  8. Cornelius      b: 1858

  9. Feilding       b: 1860

  10. Vincent       b: 1862

  11. Walter        b: 1864


They didn’t always live in Glenfield. Joseph worked on the railways and before moving to Tunnel Cottage in Glenfield, the family lived near the old Bow Bridge in Leicester. Either in Bridge Street or Bow Bridge Street near to the canal. They lived in Tunnel Cottage for over ten years























before moving back to Leicester, living at 96 Catesby Street. Joseph died in 1882 followed by Mary in 1883. Joseph and Mary are buried at Welford Road Cemetery in Leicester.
























Elisabeth married John Ward a Coal Merchant in 1875. The couple had two children, Alfred who was born in 1877 and Herbert born in 1880. They lived with her parents in Catesby Street before moving to Leicester Road in Syston. Elisabeth died in 1890 aged only 36 years old.

John remarried a Helen Taylor one year later in 1891.

Image: Bygone Glenfield Facebook Group. Steve Walters