My maternal grandmother Florence Mary Stubbs was born at Long Clawson in Leicestershire. She was the daughter of William and Martha Stubbs (of whom I have written in previous posts). William was born in Long Clawson but in 1881 and 1891 the family were living in the nearby village of Hose. William was the son of Samuel Stubbs and Frances Mantle. Samuel was born in Wymeswold, Leicestershire but Frances, daughter of Samuel and Ann Mantle, was native to Hose. On the 1841 census Samuel Mantle's occupation is given as school master. Interestingly two of his other children are living at home one working as a pipe maker the other as a bonnet maker
Yesterday on our way into Lincolnshire we stopped off in Leicestershire and visited Hose. We took photographs at the Baptist chapel where several members of the Stubbs family are buried.
Below is the family grave stone for Samuel Mantle his daughter Frances and her husband Samuel Stubbs. It is just inside and to the left of the gate you can see above.