Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Jane Castings - Leicester, England (NON FICTION)

Jane Castings was born Jane Pratt in Leicester in 1813
Map 1: showing England and outline of county of Leicestershire


Map 2: showing the county of Leicestershire (Pink section) with Leicester in the centre

Google Maps:,+UK/@52.6358953,-1.2007486,11.99z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487742ab49b76c73:0x9a151d2a6fb49cb8!8m2!3d52.6368778!4d-1.1397592


Map 3: showing Leicester with central city outlined marking the short distance between:

  • Navigation Street where the Castings lived according to the 1841 Census, 
  • Red Cross Street where Jane Castings lived with Mr Wright
  • Leicester Poor House where Emma and Hiram lived in 1851 after Jane was transported and where Henry Castings lived from 1861 - 1892.
Good site for further information and photos of Leicester Union Poor House


Map 4: showing Navigation Street St Margaret, Leicester where the Castings family lived according to the 1841 Census.

Map from Ancestry: Genmaps of Derby and Leicester.  
Leicester town plan, 1900, Karl Baedecker in "Great Britain. Handbook for Travellers"

Map 5 showing Redcross street Leicester where Jane was living when taken to court.

Mike from Leicester,

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