Family History

Protestation Returns – 1642 Census

The Protestation Returns are the closest record we have to a census from 1642. If you can trace your ancestors back to 1642, and you know which county and parish they lived in, it may be worth looking to see if their names are in the Protestation Returns. By order of the House of Commons,…

W C Blades, Wheelwright, Crowle

William Cordwin blades was originally born in 1852 at Spilsby. The 1861 census shows the 9 year old William living with his family at Normanby-by-Spital where his father was Innkeeper of the Cross Keys. By the 1871 census, the 19 year-old William was apprenticed to William Brown, a wheelwright in Ealand. In 1873 he married Sarah Kelsey whose family were boot makers. Not long…

Dick Spivey’s Memories

From Leigh Spivey This is my Dads Memories I was talking to you about last night.This part goes up to the start of WW2 The following is a typed copy of my father – Harry Duncan (Dick ) Spivey`s Memoirs and was handwritten by him in the 1980’s. Unfortunately, he passed away before he could…

Stovin Family – of Tetley & Hirst Priory

From – The history and topography of the Isle of Axholme Lincolnshire William Brocklehurst Stonehouse, 1839 FAMILY OF STOVIN It has been handed down by tradition in this family that they came into England with the Conqueror and that the first settler was chief of the bow stringers who attended his army. To this tradition, it…

Crowle Church as described in The History and Topography of the Isle of Axholme, Stonehouse

Crowle Church as described in The History and Topography of the Isle of Axholme, Stonehouse

THE CHURCH, DEDICATED to St. Oswald, which is of Saxon origin, contains at the west end some remains of the original fabric. There is a very ancient doorway, formed by a large stone, resting on two other large stones, having on one side, some grotesque figures, carved in a very rude manner; and on the…

Quaker Burial Ground

There was a Quaker burial ground just off Brewery Road. Its location is shown on the 1738 manorial plan. It would appear that it dates to 1697 when Thomas Wrestle of Winteringham surrended a plot of land, 20 yards square, to Thomas Wrestle, Junior, of Belton, Joseph Berrier and Robert Coakes for a Quaker burial…

THROSTLE & BROWN

My 2X gr-grandparents, Ann THROSTLE and Thomas BROWN arrived in Canada about 1845. I am hoping to connect both of them to their ancestors in England. Many years ago, I hired a professional genealogist in Lincolnshire and while she was unable to determine the parents of Thomas she did find information on a Nancy Throstle…

FAMILY HISTORY FROM ACROSS THE HUMBER

hello axholme my name is rob brewitt and im researching the families of axholme haxey and the families of axholme I live in driffield in east Yorkshire but my great grandfather and my family come from axholme im wondering if anyone knows of the following families and if I have any relations still in the…

THE FAMILY OF DALES OR DALE OF AXHOLME

My ancestor was THOMAS DALES of Axholme who married ESTHER RHODES(EASTER ROADS) also of Axholme, in St. Oswalds Church, Crowle, on 23 November, 1775. This was the nearest church at the time. At the wedding were the bride’s father, AARON RHODES and an ELIZABETH RHODES, but no mention of any Dales witnesses. I am attempting…