Family History

James Lister Esq. of Hirst Priory – Obituary as published in Stamford Mercury, Friday 09 November 1866

James Lister, Esq., of Hirst Priory, Isle of Axholme, and Ousefleet Grange, Yorkshire, whose death we announced last week at the advanced age of 89, was the son of Geo. Stovin, Esq, of Tetley House, Lincolnshire, who took the surname and arms of Lister under the will of Thos. Lister, Esq , of Girsby House,…

Peacocks of Crowle

BL: Saturday 14 January 1797 – Bankrupts – Cornelius Peacock and Benjamin Hitchins, of CHatham Place Monday 5th October 1812 [Salisbury and Winchester Journal] Yesterday on Queen-square, Aldersgate-street, Mr T Peacock, formerly of Chatham-place, a well known character in the metropolis. [Sheffield Independent] Sat 25 Jan 1840. On the 16th instant, at Crowle, Cornelius Peacock,…

Anderson Hind of Crowle

    Anderson’s Father John Hind moved to Crowle not long after he and Elizabeth Anderson were married in Epworth on 3rd October 1800. In 1802 John Hind bought a Corn Mill in Crowle from Mr James Turner. This was the year in which Anderson, the eldest child of John & Elizabeth, was born. Under…

The first Goldthorps in Crowle.

The first Goldthorps in Crowle.   John Goldthorp married Susannah Crossland at St. Oswald’s Church in Crowle on 17 Nov. 1709. John must have been an incomer, Susannah being baptised on 25 Apr. 1686. The children baptised with their parentage were: – Mary. 12 Oct 1710. Elizabeth. 31 May 1713. Anne. 28 Jan. 1716. Susannah….

George Stovin & Justice Hall Lane

George Stovin & Justice Hall Lane

According t the following article, Justice Hall was built in 1728 by George Stovin – the antiquary and was so named because he was a magistrate – this has nothing to do with the Manor of Crowle. A search of possible sources provides an answer in “Lincolnshire notes and queries, Volume 4” published in 1896. This…

Proud to be a Staniforth. Or The advantage of being an Axholme man.

Hannah Stanniforth aged 33 married John Everatt aged 39 in 1857. According to family tradition,(my mother and aunts) an arranged marriage. I have always felt proud of my 12.5% Everatt genes and totally neglected the 12.5% Stanniforth ones. Looking at John Everatt’s career, the reason is obvious, 1841 age 22, agricultural labourer, 1851 age 32,…