About the Author: Glenise Lee

Apart from a 4 year break in South Africa when I was newly married, I have lived in Leicestershire all my life. We moved to Blaby in 1973 when we returned from South Africa and in 1979, I took on the job of Clerk to Blaby Parish Council (i.e. the village council), which I did […]

The Chesters of Blaby, Leicestershire, England

By Glenise Lee It is believed the family descended from the Chesters of Hertfordshire (*) and that Leonard Chester (Snr), who purchased land in Blaby, was closely related to Sir Robert Chester, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber of King Henry VIII. After the dissolution of the monasteries in 1536, the priory lands of Royston […]

About the Author: Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan and his wife Marsha joined the Wethersfield Historical Society in 2006 after retiring from careers in Information Technology at The Travelers. In addition to the historical society Jim is a member of the Men’s Garden Club of Wethersfield where he edits the newsletter and writes a monthly column; The Wethersfield Beautification Trust where […]