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,…

Crowle POW Camp

Crowle POW Camp

Crowle POW Camp was classified as a hostel for the main POW camp at Pingley Farm in Brigg. During the war, the camp housed Italian POWs but from 1946 it housed German POWs. October 1946 – 10 PoWs January 1947 – 55 PoWs June 1947 – 4 PoWs September 1947 – Crowle not mentioned in report. https://www.flickr.com/photos/124804883@N07/albums/72157686755545391…

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…

Manor of Crowle Documents in Lincolnshire Archive

As reported in the Archivist’s Report 28 March 1952 – 24 March 1953 – https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/upload/public/attachments/551/REPORT4.pdf MANOR OF CROWLE Descent of the manor In the Domesday Survey the manor of Crowle was held by the Abbot of St. German of Geoffrey de Wirce the tenant-in-chief. There was arable, meadow and woodland there, also fisheries and there were sokelands…

Hannah Capstick’s Wartime Memories

My War Memories. The Forties On The Land Hannah Capstick Chapter One June 1940 My write-up has to begin one night in June 1940. Hull was being bombed the same night, the sky being lit up by heavy bombing. Dad had been taken ill a week before, and we kept vigil round his bedside. Morning…

George Stephenson, Draper – Crowle

        Lincolnshire Chronicle – Friday 22 September 1871 Declared bankrupt in 1871     The London Gazette – 11 June 1872   Nottinghamshire Guardian – Friday 19 April 1878       The London Gazette – 6 February 1883   The London Gazette – 21 December 1883