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 Post subject: Re: Leaver / Lever
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:17 pm 
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Yes, they are on page 2. Why do you ask?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:52 pm 
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Must have scrolled too quickly, completely missed them!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:34 am 
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Lancashire bmd death index:
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LEAVER Bannister, aged 2, Burnley.
Records at Preston BU/122/90

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 Post subject: Noel Stanley Leaver
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:21 pm 
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Burnley Express and News, July 3, 1943
LEAVER.-Noel Stanley, A.R.C.A., Cadet, 133 O.C.T. Group, R.A., beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Worswick), and eldest son of Gray and Edith Elizabeth Leaver, accidentally killed June 28th, 1943, aged 33 years. Internment, St. Mary’s Church, Mellor, near Blackburn, today, at 12-30 pm.-23, Emmanuel road, Southport.

1944 – LEAVER Noel Stanley of 26 Greenways Broomfield road, Chelmsford died 28 June 1943 at Park Hall Camp Whittington near Oswestry, Shropshire. Administration Liverpool, 26 January to Phyllis Leaver, widow. Effects £470 8s. 3d.

Noel Stanley Leaver married Phyllis Worswick at St. Mary Magdalene, Clitheroe, 1938
Gray Leaver married Edith Elizabeth Stanley at All Saints, Clayton le Moors, 1909


Advertiser. July 7, 1943. (possibly the Oswestry Advertiser)
SHOT IN BATTLE EXERCISE.
MILLION TO ONE CHANCE.
OSWESTRY INQUEST VERDICT.
A bullet ricocheting during a battle exercise in North Wales was given as the possible explanation of the death of Gunner Noel Stanley Leaver (33), a cadet in the O.T.C. group, formerly of St. Annes-on-Sea, at an inquest held by the Oswestry and District Coroner (Dr. W. B. Aylmer Lewis) at the Shropshire Orthopaedic Hospital on July 1st.
Lieut. Alexander Roney, R.A., who gave evidence of identification, said that during a battle exercise on Monday, June 28th, Leaver was one of the cadets taking part. The scheme roughly was that the cadets moved up from the valley and Bren guns were firing and various battle noises were produced. On three occasions they had to lie flat whilst the guns were firing and go forward again when the Bren guns ceased firing. Jut before charging the hill the cadets fixed bayonets. It was found that Gunner Leaver had not got up and witness went down the hill and found Leaver lying on this face. He was facing the objective. Witness turned Leaver over and saw a wound on the left side of his face by the lower left jaw. He felt his pulse and his heart was beating. Witness called for stretcher bearers and Leaver was taken to the camp reception station.
In reply to the Coroner, witness said the Bren guns were on the left and they were not firing directly overhead, and they did not fire when the men were advancing. He had never known an accident of this kind happen before.
Answering P. S. Harper, witness said he was not engaged in the charge and could not say from what angle the Bren guns were firing.
Steel Helmet a Factor.
Major John Holmes Keall, a military pathologist, who carried out a post mortem examination of the body, gave evidence of the wounds and said, in his opinion, the bullet, after ricocheting, had entered Leaver’s back, causing an extremely large and jagged wound approximately three inches long and came out by the lower left jaw. There was no scorching of the skin. There was no exit wound in the back and no bullet was recovered from the body. The cause of death was haemorrhage and shock from a gunshot wound.
In reply to P.S. Harper witness said the bullet struck the edge of Leaver’s steel helmet before entering his body, and in the opinion of witness if Leaver had not been wearing his steel helmet the bullet would have missed him altogether.
No Hole in Tunic.
Capt. Arthur John Bird said that at the place of the battle exercise-and he was not in charge of it-there was a valley 50 or 60 yards across, and it was boggy. Four Bren guns were on the left-hand side of the valley. The cadets were in line, shoulder to shoulder, straight up the valley. Several times they would go down flat whilst the Bren guns were firing but the guns were not firing overhead. There was no firing from behind the men.
The Coroner: If this exercise is properly carried out there should be no firing danger at all? – No.
About how many cadets were there?
Altogether about 32, divided into two squads.
The first squad had completed the exercise without any trouble? – Yes.
In further answers to the Coroner witness said they did not notice any holes in Leaver’s tunic and the accident must have been due to a ricochet – probably a ricochet from a stone. This was the only possible explanation he could give.
P.S. Harper: Was there any exercise of pulling back the rifle bolts during this battle exercise? – None at all; only the bayonets were fixed previous to the last assault. There was no exercise of firearms at all.
Lieut. Basil Edward Rowland told the Coroner that when the second squad had finished the exercise he noticed one cadet was absent and he found Leaver lying on his face. He saw Leaver had a big gash under the left jaw. He was attended to immediately.
Cadets Give Evidence.
Cadet Robert Russell said he was taking part in this battle exercise and under the last burst of fire he was prone on the ground, about six inches away but practically touching Leaver. The officer in charge gave the order to fix bayonets. Witness glanced to the left when getting to his feet and saw Leaver lying flat. At the time witness thought he had fainted or had lost his breath and he would get up and follow, so witness carried on with the attack.
Replying to the Coroner, witness said he did not hear any abnormal sound during the last burst of fire, and he did not hear anything like the sound of a ricochet or anything of that kind.
P.S. Harper: Was there any cadet in the rear of Leaver? – I did not see one.
Cadet Ernest Raymond Shaw, who also took part in the battle exercise, said he was on Leaver’s immediate left, almost touching him. After the firing of the Bren guns they were given the order to charge and witness got up. He noticed Leaver did not get up so he shook him and got no reply. Witness was given the order to advance, and as soon as he could he left the line and informed the officer about Leaver.
In reply to the Coroner, witness said there was nothing abnormal about the sound of the firing and he did not hear the sound of a ricocheting bullet.
Another witness told the Coroner that during the exercise all the men were in line and there was no cadet behind.
Million-to-one Chance.
The Coroner said that on the evidence placed before him he would record a verdict that Leaver met his death accidentally, and that the cause of death was haemorrhage and shock from a gunshot wound sustained whilst engaged in a battle exercise.
He thought that this battle exercise appeared to have been carried out in a perfectly safe manner. The only explanation he could think of was that Leaver’s wound was caused by a bullet which had ricocheted after hitting a stone or a wall in the valley and struck him in the back, passing through the jaw. The evidence showed quite conclusively that Leaver could not have been struck from the direct firing of a Bren gun. Clearly it must have been a ricocheting shot from the opposite side of the valley.
Such a chance of death in a manner of that kind would, he imagined, be a million-to-one chance. He expressed his sympathy with the relatives.
P.S. Harper also expressed sympathy with the relatives.


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 Post subject: Re: Leaver / Lever
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:32 pm 
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Deaths March 1905
LEAVER Rosa (age 22) – Burnley, 8e 188

Marriages December 1903
LEAVER William Bannister – Burnley 8e, 478
GLENISTER Rosa – Burnley 8e, 478

When – 31 October 1903
Where – Wheatley Chapel, Wheatley Lane, Wheatley Carr Booth
Groom – William Bannister Leaver, 20yrs, Bachelor, Cotton Weaver of 36 Derby Street, Nelson
Bride – Rosa Glinister, 20yrs, Spinster, Cotton Weaver of 4 Lime Street, Colne
Grooms father – John Leaver, cotton weaver
Brides father – George Glinister, out door labourer
Witnesses – William Henry Raw ad Mary Ann Leaver

Wheatley Lane Inghamite chapel
Rosa Leaver buried 23 February 1905


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:23 am 
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Southport Visiter, July 22nd, 1952
LEAVER.-On July 20, in Southport Infirmary, Gray, husband of the late Edith Stanley Leaver, late of Burnley, aged 68 years. Internment, to-morrow (Wednesday), July 23, at the Parish Church St. John Divine, Lytham. Inquiries, Southport Co-operative Society Ltd. 2270824


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:06 pm 
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Mel, are there any Leaver / Lever / Leever's to be found at St Bartholomew, Colne?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:35 pm 
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Kris, I have the book of Registers of Parish Church of Colne 1599-1643, There are only four Levers, all mentioned on the same page.
Christenings
Marea filia illeg' Guliel : Pickells & Jenet Lever di Colne -----Januarie 7th 1651
Anna fil' illeg' Willelmi Lever et Ellenae Erlom bapt'-----Januarie 13th 1651

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There is nothing on the records I have here Kris.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:52 am 
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Arthur Leaver, born 10 August 1910.

1995 – LEAVER, Arthur of Oaklands Nursing Homes, Talbot Street, Briercliffe, Burnley died 8 December 1994. Probate Birmingham, 5 June. Not exceeding £125,000

Possibly Arthur’s Father

1965 – LEAVER John of 19 Kimberly street, Harle Syke, Burnley died 8 February 1965 at Victoria Hospital Burnley. Probate Lancaster 16 March to Arthur Leaver, Company Director.

Possibly Arthur’s Brother

1963 – LEAVER Harold of 141 Marsden road, Burnley died 22 July 1963. Probate London 3 October to Mary Leaver, widow and Arthur Leaver, company director. Effects £7,429 9s.

Possibly Arthur’s Mother

1958 – LEAVER Miriam of 21 Cross Street, Harle Syke, near Burnley Lancashire (wife of John Leaver) died 5 January 1958 at the General Hospital Burnley, Probate London 19 February to Harold Leaver, Company Director and Arthur Leaver, Assistant Company Secretary. Effects £637 6s. 4d.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:48 pm 
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Found this on Lancs OPC:

Marriage: 12 Aug 1817 St Bartholomew, Colne, Lancashire, England
Joseph Thornton - (X), Weaver of Burnley
Sarah Leaver - (X), Spinster of Colne
Witness: Thomas Wilkinson, (X); James Ellis
Married by Banns by: Samuel Blyth off minister
Register: Marriages 1813 - 1819, Page 202, Entry 619
Source: LDS Film 1471065

But as it's in the IGI, you probably knew about it already!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:45 pm 
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Hi Charon, thanks for this. I don’t really look at the IGI index so I didn’t know about this marriage. I bet Sarah Leaver is one of mine!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:25 pm 
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Leaver wrote:
Arthur Leaver, born 10 August 1910.

1995 – LEAVER, Arthur of Oaklands Nursing Homes, Talbot Street, Briercliffe, Burnley died 8 December 1994. Probate Birmingham, 5 June. Not exceeding £125,000

Possibly Arthur’s Father

1965 – LEAVER John of 19 Kimberly street, Harle Syke, Burnley died 8 February 1965 at Victoria Hospital Burnley. Probate Lancaster 16 March to Arthur Leaver, Company Director.

Possibly Arthur’s Brother

1963 – LEAVER Harold of 141 Marsden road, Burnley died 22 July 1963. Probate London 3 October to Mary Leaver, widow and Arthur Leaver, company director. Effects £7,429 9s.

Possibly Arthur’s Mother

1958 – LEAVER Miriam of 21 Cross Street, Harle Syke, near Burnley Lancashire (wife of John Leaver) died 5 January 1958 at the General Hospital Burnley, Probate London 19 February to Harold Leaver, Company Director and Arthur Leaver, Assistant Company Secretary. Effects £637 6s. 4d.


Marriages June 1907, Burnley, 8e, 678
LEAVER John
STARKIE Miriam
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:45 am 
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Kris,

I found no other plausible IGI record for Sarah Leaver, but an IGI baptism record for a Sarah Lever

15 JUN 1800 Saint Peter, Bolton Le Moors, Lancashire, England

daughter of John Lever and Betty

I expect you know there's an extensive clan of Levers in the Bolton area, and (to state the obvious) this may well not be the same Sarah as the one married at Colne. Lots of John Levers!

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