Dissenters Certificates for Crowle in Lincolnshire Archives
Crowle Nov 10 1717
We whose names are hereunder inscribed set apart a granary belonging to Mr Richard Anderson (situated in the back street at the Northern end of the Town of Crowle in the Isle of Haxey for the purposes of public worship for the use of His Majesty’s protestant dissenting subjects commonly called independents do request the same building may be used for the above mentioned purpose, according to an act of Parliament granted in the reign of the late King William and Queen Mary of Blefield Memory
“House of Thomas Cook”
“House of William Stanniforth situate in Ealand”
Dated 7 Dec 1769
“House of Edward Easton situate in Crowle”
Dated: 7 Dec 1769
Isaac Brown, Minister
“House of John Clark situate in Crowle”
“commonly called Methodists”
William Thomas, Preacher
“to make use of a chapel now building at Crowle”
26 August 1778
“the house of Corney (Corrected to Cornelius) Laycocks in Crowle”
George wells son of George wells
“Chapel or Preaching House, lately built and erected near the Townside in Crowle Field.”
”Commonly called Methodists”
17 September 1796
William Scarborough of Crowle
“a Chapel in my possession”
25 Dec 1821
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Crowle
Robert Foster, Line Agent.
Witness: Joseph Angus – officer of ?
Dated 25 January 1827
You can find the Crowle Parish Church registers on-line at the Lincolnshire Archives website. It takes a knack to quickly navigate through the pages but I think you will find George Easton’s baptism in the following
If you know the date of baptism I can pinpoint the exact page.
George Easton in the dissenters certificate of 1769 is my fourth great grandfather. Came to America in November of 1817 with brother Edward and sister Elizabeth Easton to Maysville, Kentucky. Do you know if John and Susanna are the parents of George, Edward, and Elizabeth Easton?
Everyone in the 17th and 19th centuries, were supposed to be baptised, married and buried by the Anglican Church despite what branch of Dissenters they belonged to.
These are recorded in parish records.
Contact the Isle of Axholme Family History Society, who have booklets for baptisms, burials and marriages on all Parishes in th Isle going back to 1600 or earlier. If you knew the parish (Town or village) they lived in it would narrow your search down.
Early baptism records usually just give the father’s name, rarely the mother’s.
Illegitimate baptisms give the mother’s name and often the father’s. If known it was mandatory for the mother to name the father at baptism. This was to prevent the child becoming dependent on the church poor law rates. Any money paid to the mother for the support of the child was recovered from the father.