Category: Miscellaneous

November 8, 2018

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, all adult men were asked to swear an oath of […]

May 13, 2018

Crowle Shops and Public Houses in 1930-1940

Barrie Hunsley compiled a list of shops and public houses he remembers from the 1930’s-1940’s. These have been added to a map showing where they were and where possible I have included a photograph with Barrie’s notes. Just click on a pin on the map or name on the list – (you will need to click the icon at the top left of the map to see […]

October 7, 2017

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 of a county to divide the county into Highway Districts […]

August 18, 2017

George Stovin’s Coat of Arms

George Stovin, the antiquarian, was born in 1695, the son of James Stovin of Tetley Hall. According to Hunter’s History of South Yorkshire, he married Sarah, daughter and heiress of Mr James Empson, of Goole, in 1717 and shortly later came to live in Crowle, building a small house for himself, which from his being already a magistrate was called ” Justice Hall.” Over the […]

October 4, 2016

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 ground. This had been a piece of common pasture and […]