Miscellaneous

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,…

Highways Maintenance in the 19th Century

Highways Maintenance in the 19th Century

Until 1862 the Highways within Crowle Parish were maintained by the Vestry Committee. The Highways Act 1835 had given the committee the authority to collect a rate to maintain and keep the local roads in order. A surveyor was appointed by the committee to be responsible for this. The Highways Act 1862 enabled Justices of the Peace…

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…