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NASH Julia Huntley Nash (1858-1921) and Frederic William Nash (1858-1926) ran the Angel Hotel in Bourne for a time and are both buried in the town cemetery in South Road. The Nash/Koziak family tree is on Ancestry but any further information would be most welcome. Isabelle Nash
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
NEEDHAM  I am tracing a number of Lincolnshire families from Bourne and surrounding villages and would like to contact anyone who knows of them or has a connection with them. The names are NEEDHAM, MATSELL, WORSDALL, PIKETT, TYLER, FRANKS and SANDALL, from the Bourne, Billingborough, Thurlby, and Pointon localities. All information welcomed. Tracy Turner
Hertford, England


NEWTON We have a link with Sarah Newton, born at Kirkby Underwood, near Bourne, circa 1841, and married Charles Matthews circa 1864 before sailing to Australia. We have further information from the British census. Her parents were Matthew Newton (1803-1892) and Jane Mason. Sarah also had a brother Matthew who married Rebecca (date unknown) and had three sons. Any information or contacts with other descendants would be welcome. Pat & Carmen O'Brien
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
NICHOLLS I am a direct descendent of Robert Nicholls (1768-1826), a farmer who lived at Witham-on-the-Hill, near Bourne, and who married Mary Hawkins at Edenham in 1791. They had twelve children all of whom were baptised at Witham. Some of the family subsequently lived in Bourne. Any information on the Nicholls and Hawkins families would be most welcome. Graham Bishop
Worthing, West Sussex, England
NICKELS I am tracing families with the name of Nickels, particularly Thomas Nickels, born at Billingborough, near Bourne, circa 1825 (father John). Thomas married Eliza Fox (born 1834, father William) on 6th October 1859. Both Thomas and Eliza were Primitive Methodist ministers. Any information would be welcomed. John Nickels Derbyshire, England
NIGHTINGALE I am interested in John William Nightingale of Morton, near Bourne, born circa 1850, possibly at Morton or Witham-on-the-Hill. He married (1) Susannah Fisher (1869) and they had two children but Susannah died in 1871. The same year he married (2) Mary Ann Fowler and they had two children, but I have no reference to him after that. Mary Ann and the two boys appear in the 1881 and 1891 censuses but he does not. Can anyone throw any light on what happened to John William? Geoff Wright
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
NIGHTINGALE I am researching the family of William Nightingale, born at Lound, near Bourne, in 1753, and his wife, Bruce Spencer (sic, she was christened Bruce at  Oakham in 1752) who were married at Bourne in 1773. David Porter
London, England


NORTH  Richard North was born circa 1817 and died in 1859 at Morton near Bourne. He married Sarah Baker, daughter of Thomas and Mary Franks Baker on October 1840. They had four children: Mary Ann (1841-1906) who married John Wright, William Alfred (1844-1928) who married Sarah Jane Ravell in September 1875, Alfred Ernest (1847-1921) who married Sarah Reynolds in June 1870, James (1851-1936) who married Naomie Baker in March 1878 at Steuben Co., Indiana USA [this couple were first cousins]. Only James went to the USA where he died. The others resided in Lincolnshire, England, the remainder of their lives. I would appreciate any information about the line of North or Baker. Joey Pedigo
8809 Aaron Dr., OKC., Oklahoma 73132-1026, USA.
NORTHORPE Activities of the Northorpe family centred around Northorpe Hall, near Bourne, circa 1500. Thomas Northop married Elizabeth Abbye at Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, on 21st October 1599. Thomas Northoppe, a descendant of Thomas de Northorp, is listed as a mercator in a 1389 poll tax listing. Northorpe Hall also had Yorkshire connections at Mirfield, Manningham and Bradford. Variations of the name include Henrie Northop, Henry Northup, Thomas Northop, Thoms de Northorp and Thomas Northoppe. Any information will be welcomed, particularly about the heirs of Henry Northup, born 8th November 1601 at Layston in Hertfordshire, England, who married Susan Marler of Kelvedon near Colchester, Essex, and anything about a son, Shephen Northup, born late summer 1635, and what may have happened to him. Tharold E Northup
San Diego,
California, USA
ORGAN I am seeking information about my grandfather and his family. He was Donald Hicks Organ, born at Edenham, near Bourne, in 1914. His father was Joseph Daniel Organ and his mother Caroline Ethel Hicks. Any information will be welcome and all messages answered. Dawn Organ
Wigan, Lancashire, England
OSBORNE My great grandfather John Edward Osborne (born 1866) moved to Barnsley from Morton, near Bourne, circa 1870-1873. His ancestral line was Edward Osborne (born Morton 1835) and his wife Susannah Rouse (born Bourne 1833); William Osborne (born Bourne1804) and his wife Precious Whymant (born Hanthorpe 1805); William Osborne (born Bourne 1761) and his wife (1) Elizabeth Arden (born Bourne 1766) and (2) Mary Watson (born Bourne 1778). I would like to hear from anyone whose family history links with mine or can provide details of ancestors living in the Morton and Bourne areas. Geoff Osborne Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
PAILING I am researching my earliest known ancestor, John Pailing, christened at Bourne in November 1804. The parish records show neither father nor mother and, failing further information, I am assuming he may have been a foundling given the name Pailing by a parishioner. As far as I can ascertain, there was no Pailing in Bourne at that time although a John Rouse or Rause of Bourne was married in 1800 to a Mary Pailing (or Paling) and they had a son, John in 1803. Mary, I believe, died in 1803 and it may be that John Rouse named the foundling after her. Any help will be gratefully received. Neville Pailing Walkington, Beverley, East Yorks, England
PALMER I am seeking information about any Palmers that originated in Bourne, having traced my family back to William (born 1791) and Rebecca (born 1800) Palmer. They resided in North Street, Bourne, and owned a farm, and are included in the 1851 census. They had six children, Ann, Frederick, who married Sarah and lived and worked at the Masons' Arms in South Street, Isaac who married Rosa and somewhere along the line moved to London (my direct descendant), Samuel, Rebecca and George. My great great grand uncle, Frederick G Palmer, (married to Sarah), had a son Frederick Thomas Palmer. He married Harriet Thiselton and had six children, Sarah, Frederick, Walter, Rose, Frederick (again), and Charles. Frederick Thomas died in 1941 and Harriet died in 1933. I am hoping that descendants of this couple are still residing in Bourne and will make contact. Karen Simson Adelaide, 
South Australia
PARKER Henry Parker (born 1785-86) married Eleanor Pheasant (born 1785-86) at Bourne on 16th October 1806. Son John (1819) married Elizabeth Bland on the 24th April 1842 and they emigrated with their children, Mary Elizabeth (1844), Leeson Thompson (1846), John Henry (1849) and Catherine Ann (1851), on the ship Bombay which departed from London on 26th November 1864 and arrived in New Zealand on 18th March 1865. I am seeking descendents of John and Elizabeth's eldest son William Henry (1843) who remained in Bourne with a view to exchanging information. Janice Carter
New Zealand


PARKER I am seeking information about my late father�s uncle, Frank Parker, who played left back for Bourne Town Football Club and was known as Panty Parker. If anyone has any information or old photographs of him, I would like to hear from them or any others who might provide information about his playing days. Lyn Oldham
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
PARKER I am seeking information about the Parker family from Deeping St.James, near Bourne. My father was Harold Parker who had three brothers and two sisters. Arthur and Mary were my paternal grandparents. Cliff Parker
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire, England
PARKER I am interested in any information about John Parker, born at Bourne in 1796 and his sons George (born 1826), Robert (1827), Thomas (1835) and particularly Edward Parker born in 1833-4 at Edenham, near Bourne, and died at Stamford in 1895. The Parkers lived at the Austerby in 1841 and were agricultural workers. Edward married a Mary Scotney in 1865 and they lived around Bourne until 1870s when they moved to Stamford and may have joined the Plymouth Brethren. One of their daughters, Elizabeth Ann Parker, born in 1868 at Austindyke, moved to London and was my grandmother. David Hofmann
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England
PARKER My great grandfather was Thomas Parker who was born in Baston, near Bourne, circa 1818, and married Elizabeth Ellis. Their children were Eleanor, Thomas, Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah, George Wilson, William Halford, Daniel and Emily. I believe that one of the girls married a Riley and lived in Bourne. Any further information about this family would be greatly welcomed and all messages answered. Colin Parker
Annesley Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England
PARNHAM I have been researching this surname for many years and now have a database of over 12,000 Parnhams. I have traced the surname to Bourne when a Jonathan Parnham married Mary Hardwick in 1717 and the family seem to have remained in Bourne for about 100 years. Anyone with further information about them in and around the town is very welcome to get in touch. Kate Hession
Nottingham, England


PASK I am searching for Edward Pask and his wife Sarah. They had two children, Catherine, who was baptized on 4th August 1806, and Lambert, who was baptized on 11th October 1808, both at Barholm, near Bourne. Any information on this family or the Pask name would be gratefully received. Stuart Pask
Weybridge, Surrey, England
PATRICK I am researching details of my great great grandmother, Mary Ann Patrick, born at Castle Bytham circa 1853. Her father was Seaton Patrick, born at Castle Bytham in 1827 and her mother Ruth Spowage, born in Balderton. I have been unable to trace either parents and would like to hear if these family names are still used in the area. Mary Ann Patrick married Wright Thompson in 1872 and they lived at Newark, later London, Reading and Manchester, and had at least six children. All information relating to the ancestors and descendents of those named would be greatly appreciated. Sam Goodliffe
Bristol, England
PATRICK I am also descended from Wright Thompson and Mary Ann Patrick and am seeking others who may be so related. All information gratefully received and all messages will be answered. Perhaps Sam Goodliffe who submitted the entry above might like to get in touch. Roy Rust
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
PATRICK My Patrick line came from Bourne. My great great great great grandfather Henry Patrick, then aged 29, and his wife Priscilla, with two-year-old daughter Elizabeth Ann, emigrated to Queensland, Australia in the 19th century, sailing aboard the ship Parsee in 1857, landing at Moreton Bay, which is now the capital of Qld Brisbane. These are my progenitors in Australia going back five generations. Any information about them would be most welcome. I am on the other side of the world yet confess that I know nothing of Bourne but now I want to know everything. I have been waiting for a link to this side of the family for a long time. Dave Patrick
Sydney, Australia
PAUL I am researching Thomas Allen Paul (born 1796), a veterinary surgeon, of North Street, Bourne, circa 1828-29. He was the son of Henry Paul (1773-1832), a farmer of Stody, Norfolk, and of Elizabeth Allen (1775-1858). If the parish registers are still located in Bourne, I would be prepared to cover any expenses if someone was prepared to check them for details of his marriage, i e the date and the name of his wife. Victor Manton
Studham, Bedfordshire, England
PAULUCCI John Paulucci is included in the 1851 census as living at Ferraby's Cottages, North Fields, Bourne, and employed as a brick maker. He was my maternal great great grandfather. If anyone can help with any information I would be most grateful. See also SHARPE Jennifer Graham
Birstall, West Yorkshire, England
PAYEN I am seeking information about the Payen family, some of whom have Bourne listed as their place of birth. The family lived in Church Street, Market Deeping from circa 1900 to 1923 when the head of the household was Auguste Louis Victor Payen who was married to Josephine Pfamatter. They had a son, Ernest, and another, either Auguste or Florent. Occupation was distiller, then music hall proprietor. Any information welcomed. Peter Sluman
 Newton Abbott, Devon, England
PEARCE My great great grand-parents Richard and Susan Pearce left Bourne for America in 1820 and crossed the Northern Appalachian Mountains to settle in Pittsburgh. Larry Pearce
Pennsylvania, USA.

Edward Pearce was my maternal grandfather and my grandmother's name was Edith Tysoe. They emigrated from Bourne to Canada in the early part of the 20th century.

Wayne Thomas
Alberta, Canada.
PEARSON I am tracing the Pearson family based around Bourne and Boston. I currently have George Pearson (born circa 1829) who married Eliza Watson (born circa 1830) and their children. Their son Charles Pearson (born 1865) would be my great grandfather and he married Alice Ann Barrand (born 1872). Any help would be appreciated and all messages answered. Jennifer Pearson
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
PEARSON Prudence Pearson was my paternal grandmother and was supposed to have been born at Aslackby, near Bourne, in 1852. Her father was William Pearson. If any one has any knowledge of this family could they please contact me. Chris Payne
Denham, Buckinghamshire, England
PELL I am trying to trace my grandfather's roots. He was Herbert Pell and the only thing I know is that he left the village of Dowsby, near Bourne, about 1900 looking for work. He was baptised at Dowsby in 1884 and his parents were John and Eliza Pell. Any further information would be most welcome and I would particularly like to know if there any still any Pells still living in the area. Anne Dickerson Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
PELL I am researching the Pell family who lived in Witham-on-the-Hill, near Bourne, at least as far back as 1760. So far I have traced Joseph Pell, born 1869, Thomas Edward Pell, born 1820, Edward Pell, born 1786, Thomas Pell, born 1762, and Philip Pell. Any information would be appreciated and all emails answered. Kay Garner
Wigston, Leicestershire, England

My ancestors Tom and Ann Pepper (n�e Longland) arrived in Canada in 1876. Tom was born at Pointon, near Bourne, about September 1813. Ann was born at Braceby, near Bourne, about December 1816. Among their children was a son John who was born in 1854 and did not emigrate to Canada with his parents and is mentioned in the 1861 census for Birthorpe.

Jerry Pepper
Ontario, Canada.
PERKINS I am seeking information on the Perkins family from Deeping St James, near Bourne. They were cordwainers, or shoemakers, who lived there circa 1750-1850. George Perkins and his parents are shown as John and Elizabeth on his baptism record and I believe that his brothers, William, Matthew and Samuel, were all born in Deeping St James along with two sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah. However, their parents are shown as John and Hannah who were married in Nottingham in 1810 and a first son, John, was born there in 1811. I believe the father was originally from Deeping St James and possibly his parents too and that the new family moved back there in 1812. The discrepancy regarding Elizabeth or Hannah has proved difficult but the census of 1851 shows two sons of John (born 1811) staying with George in Birmingham and listed as nephews. Any help would be appreciated. Brian Townsend
Swansea, Wales
PERSGOVET My ancestors came from Little Bytham, near Bourne. Their names were William Persgovet, a shepherd, his wife Elizabeth, daughters Mary (born 1841), Ann, Harriet, Emma and Ellen, and sons James, John and George. They were resident at Little Bytham in the census of 1861 and all were born there except William who originated in Castle Bytham. I am also interested in the origins of the name Persgovet if anyone out there has further details. Chris West
West Somerton, Norfolk, England
PICK My great grandmother, Rosetta Pick, was born at Bourne in 1858 and married Joseph Whitney in 1880 and settled at Rippingale. Their daughter (my grandmother) was Nellie Robertshaw and one of about 14 children. She was a flower girl in Rippingdale before moving to the Bradford woollen mills and marrying John H Robertshaw in 1913. They had at least five children. Any information about the Pick and Whitney history or contacts with descendants would be welcome. Ian Cordingley
Compton, Devon, England


PICK My great grandmother, Mary Jane Pick, was born on 22nd October 1868 in Eastgate, Bourne, eldest child of James Pick and his wife Emma Kent. Any contact from those researching the Pick or Kent families from the Bourne area would be appreciated. Yvonne Parker
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
PICK I am researching my Pick family from Essendine, near Stamford. I have got as far back as William Pick, baptised 5th January 1744, son of Thomas and Mary Pick (nee Kettle). Any information welcome. Cheryl Moulds
Keighley, Yorkshire, England
PICK I am researching the name Pick and those who originated or lived in Bourne and have compiled a fairly extended family tree. If anyone has any connections with the Pick name or would like to exchange information, please get in touch. Sally Young
Verona, Ontario, Canada
PICK My great grandmother Rosetta Pick was born at Bourne circa 1859. She married Joseph Whitney about 1880 and settled at Rippingale. Any information or contacts with descendants would be welcome. June Whitney Sinfield Shipley, West  Yorkshire, England.
PICK My father, George William Pick (born 14th February 1923), came from Bourne as did my grandparents, Thomas and Annie Pick. They also had two daughters, Doreen and Betty. Thomas Pick worked as a railway signalman at Haconby, near Bourne, and also had a son, Tom, from a previous marriage. Any information about this family would be gratefully received and all messages will be answered. Trevor Pick
Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England
PICK My maternal ancestors were Pick and I would be most interested in contacting anyone researching this family. Please email or write to Dolores J Vilardo, 1434 S Willow Avenue, West Covina, California 91790, USA. Dolores J Vilardo
West Covina, California, USA
PICK My maternal grandmother was born Ada Ruth Pick at Castle Bytham, near Bourne, in 1886. Her parents were George Pick and his wife Sarah Jane Afford Pick (nee Measures) who emigrated to Australia in 1888. Any further details about this couple or related family would be gratefully received. John Dowding
Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia
PICKERING I am seeking information about my great grandfather, William Henry Pickering, who I believe was born at Bourne circa 1857-58, and would like to trace details of his family. All information welcome and all messages will be answered. Anthony Pickering
Farnham, Surrey, England.
PICKERING My ancestors came from the Bourne area of Lincolnshire, both the Pickering (or Pickerill) and the Turesdale (or Turesdell) families We have traced both back to the 16th century and any information on about either family would be of great assistance. I hope to visit some day to see where they once lived. Debbie Metzger
Lyons, Kansas, USA
PICKWORTH  My mother's maiden name is Pickworth and I have been able to trace our ancestors back to Lincolnshire in the mid-17th century. Thomas Pickworth married Audrey and their children were William (1686-1755), Henry (born 1696) and Katerne (born 1697). Is it possible that the village name stems from the family? I would like to hear from other Pickworths in the South Lincolnshire area and even world-wide. Evelyn McCorkell Brisbane, Australia
PIKE My grandfather's brother was John Samuel Pike of Swayfield, near Bourne, born 1893, and I would love to hear from any of his descendants. All information gratefully received and all messages will be answered. Bob Holland
Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia
PLOWRIGHT I am the granddaughter of Thomas and Lizzie Plowright of Langtoft, near Bourne. My grandfather�s family built the family home at Langtoft in 1814 and my grandfather was born there, together with all of his six children, my mother Phyllis being the youngest. All information gratefully received. Christine Brown
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
PLOWRIGHT My ancestor, William Plowright, was born at Castle Bytham, near Bourne, in 1801. His parents were Robert and Frances Plowright. He worked at Clipsham for many years as an agricultural machine owner and returned to Castle Bytham to retire on 18 acres in the 1860s with his wife Elizabeth (nee Lowe) and his son, William, took over the machine business at Clipsham. Any information, pre-1800 particularly, would be greatly appreciated. Steve Plowright
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


PLOWRIGHT I am seeking information about the Plowright family, having found connections at Market Deeping, Thurlby and Langtoft. The furthest I have gone back is William Plowright, born at Langtoft in 1841. Jonathan Walker Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
POINTON I am seeking any information about the origins or history of my name. If there is anyone living in the Bourne area with this name perhaps they would contact me. Also, if anyone has researched the place name Pointon, I would also like to hear from them. David Pointon Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
PONMAN Helena Ponman was baptised at Dunsby near Bourne on 19th August 1593. I am interested in anyone named Ponman or Pondman and Helena is the earliest entry I have found. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Suzanne Thorogood
Corringham, Essex, England
POPE I would like to make contact with anyone who has information about any Pope family from around the Bourne area, including Langtoft, Baston and Thurlby, who were probably descended from Robert Pope (circa 1728-1817) and who married an Elizabeth. They had a number of children, Thomas, Mary, John, Robert, William, Elizabeth, Hannah, James, Joseph and Lucy. Richard Pope
Horsham, West Sussex, England
POPE I am searching for any information on the Pope family from the Langtoft and Baston areas near Bourne, especially Robert Pope who was born circa 1728-1817 and who married a lady called Elizabeth. They had a number of children including Mary (1762), John (1764), Thomas (1767) and Robert (1770). All messages will be answered.. Angela Grimly
Bury, Lancashire, England
POPPLE My great-great-great-great grandfather was born at Swinstead in 1773 as were his siblings, Mary (1770) and Thomas (1780). Their parents were Thomas, born circa 1750 and Elizabeth, born circa 1750, both in Lincolnshire. I would like to hear from anyone with knowledge of the Popples in the Bourne and Grantham areas. Bryan Popple
Hampshire, England
PORTER I am researching the Porter family who lived in Bourne and the surrounding villages of Witham-on-the-Hill, Lound, and Castle Bytham, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. All information gratefully received. David Porter
London, England
PRESGRAVE I am currently tracing my family tree and have many references to the Presgrave family of Tongue End, near Bourne. If anyone has any information regarding this family please contact me. Chris Ware
Vamdrup, Denmark
PRIDMORE  My line of Pridmores stretches back to circa 1750 when John Pridmore married Ann Durham. John was my great great great great-grandfather and I would like to hear from any related Pridmores. Chris O'Hara
Sheffield, England
PRIDMORE My direct ancestor is James Pridmore, christened at Bourne on 5th April 1777. His wife, Elizabeth Ward, was born at Ketton, Rutland, before 1787 and died at Bourne on 14th November 1867. He had another wife, Elizabeth Bromley (various spellings), and there were several children from each marriage. Elizabeth Ward's parents were Henry Ward, buried at Ketton on 6th September 1797. Her mother Rachel Wood(s) was christened at Brooke, Rutland, on 20th September 1753 and buried at Bourne in September 1827. I would be happy to share my research with others who may connect to my line. My grandfather, Thomas Pridmore came from Corby Glen, near Bourne, to Canada in about 1906. Joyce Brown Parksville, 
British Columbia, Canada
PRIDMORE I am trying to trace my ancestors, Phoebe Lydia Pridmore who married James Cecil Baxter at the Abbey Church, Bourne, on 4th December 1922. I know they lived at 3 Stanley Street, Bourne, until the late 1940s early 1950s. Phoebe was my grandmother and she was born at Scunthorpe on 27th November 1901. Her parents were Charles Edward Pridmore, born 1874, and her mother was Ellen Cook, born 1876. They were married on 8th April 1896 at Brigg. Charles' father was Thomas Pridmore. I would like to hear from anyone who thinks they could be related.

Also see BAXTER

Lesley Bunting
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England
PRIDMORE I was born in Market Deeping but my registration district was Bourne. My father was Charles Edward Pridmore and I am trying to find out more about his service during the Great War of 1914-18. Mary J Jays Warrington, Cheshire, England
PRING I am researching Alice Mary Robinson who was married to Harry Albert Pring in the parish church at Corby Glen, near Bourne, on 19th May 1908 when she was 25. Her marriage certificate does not give her father's name although a witness to the wedding is named as Nellie Robinson. I am now trying to ascertain when Alice was born. When she died, probably sometime in the in the 1960s or 70s, she was buried in the church cemetery. Alice Pring was my husband�s grandmother and on a visit we did find her grave. If anyone is able to shed light on her birth date or parentage, I would be most interested to hear from them. Mavis Pring
Perth, Western Australia



My great-grandfather John Pulling was born at Bourne circa 1836. He married Martha Crampton on 20th May 1868 at the Abbey Church and his mother, a widow at this time, was Sarah Pulling. John and Martha had at least two children, George and Elizabeth Ann. Martha died and was buried in churchyard on 25th May 1877. George went to live with Ann and Phillip Hall at Gibson's Terrace in Lincoln. He later joined the Royal Norfolk Regiment and moved to Norwich where he met and married my grandmother, Lilian May Kemp. I would appreciate any contact with other Pullings or Cramptons in the area to try to piece together some loose ends.

Also see FOX

David Pulling
NR10 3DB

QUINCEY The Quincey family were mainly agricultural workers in the 18th century but several later worked on the railways and lived at the villages of Braceborough, Obthorpe and Thurlby, near Bourne. Henry Quincey, aged 21, is recorded in the 1871 census as a boarder at 144 Leicester Street, New Sleaford, and gave his occupation as a coach painter, probably a railway coach painter as Sleaford was then a railway town. All information welcome and every message answered. Richard Warren
Wigston, Lesicestershire, England


RAMSBOTTOM Seeking any information on May and Ernest Ramsbottom who were married at the Baptist Church, Bourne, in 1920. May (nee Williams) was born in Norwich in 1891 but moved to Bourne before she was seven and living with the Lambert family whose name she adopted. She was later a school teacher and lived in Bourne until her death in 1975. Ernest, who was also born in Norfolk, was a shoe designer. Any information would be most gratefully received. J Lambert
Hadleigh, Essex, England
RATE John Rate was born in 1801and his family, wife Sarah, children Louisa, John, and my great grandfather Edward Anthony Rate, left for the United States in 1845. Both Edward and his brother John met on the battlefields of Virginia in 1862, John fighting for the North and his brother for the Confederacy. John did not make it and died of wounds that year while Edward lived to be 81 in the Bronx district of New York. I have been researching my family tree and many of my ancestors came from England or Scotland. I was thrilled to see how pretty the village of Bourne is and hope to get there one day. Jill Borman Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
REDMILE My great grandmother, Mary Redmile, was born at Dyke, near Bourne, in 1835. William Redmile, born at Ryhall circa 1772, married Ann Campin (born Bourne 1776) at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (1799) and settled at Dyke. Their son, Campain Redmile, married Lavina Rosling (1833) and they were the parents of Mary Redmile. Her aunt, Jane Redmile, was an avid Baptist and worked to forward the Baptist churches at Bourne, Dyke and Morton, and also ran a drapery and grocery shop in North Street, Bourne. Mary married Samuel Clark Inkley (1861) at the Baptist Church in Bourne. The house at the end of the town green shown in the pictures of Dyke is the same farmhouse where my great grandmother was born and I have a picture of the house that my grandfather took with him to the United States when he emigrated in 1888. I am interested in contacting anyone who may be related to this family. Dick Howard
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA
REED We are trying to track down our g-g-grandfather James Reed who we believe originated from Bourne. He was born between 1802 and 1806. His mother may have been Margaret, his father may have had something to do with stonemasonry, and possibly Peterborough Cathedral. They were probably Methodists. Our first record of him is getting married to Sarah Smith in London in 1828, and then having five children in Bishops Stortford, where he appears on the 1841 census. Any leads would be much appreciated. Bill Reed
Lyndhurst, Hants, England
RINGROSE We are descended from Harry Thomas Ringrose who was born at Northampton in 1881. He married Ellen Burton in 1905 and then moved to Bourne where they had five children, one of whom was Raymond, born in 1913, who emigrated to the Melbourne area of Australia. Harry Thomas became a solicitor and was a partner in the legal firm Andrews, Stanton and Ringrose and was buried at Boston, in 1979. Ann Ringrose
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
RIPLEY My ancestor from Bourne is William Ripley, born 13th Nov 1568. He married Dorothy Baines of Leeds, Yorkshire. Their son, also William Ripley, and his wife Elizabeth Susannah Sharp, sailed to America and she later died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1642. Any information or family links will be welcomed. Michelle Goad
Goodview, Virginia, USA
RIPPINGALE My ancestors shared the same name as Rippingale, the village near Bourne. My great grandfather, Arthur Rippingale, emigrated to the United States from England. I do not know where he came from but my clue is Rippingale. Can anyone shed some light on this? I would appreciate that very much. Thank you. Linda Rippingale
Garrison, Montana, USA
ROB My ancestor Ralph Rob was born circa 1770 and was a breeder of long-horned, shaggy coated Highland cattle, winning many prizes with them. John Rob, his son, born 13th March 1795, commissioned several oil paintings of the best of these animals and had some of the heads mounted on boards to hang on the wall. Ralph first lived at Bourne in a house belonging to the Willoughby family of Grimsthorpe Castle and was a successful man of substance. Any information about this family would be most welcome. Robert Rob
Port Kennedy, Western Australia


ROBINSON Robert Robinson (born at Firsby, Lincolnshire in 1799) had a son, John T B Robinson (born 1832), who by the age of 29 was living in Bourne and working as a draper�s assistant in a shop owned by the Wherry family in North Street. John had four children, Robert, Agnes, Richard and Arthur. They lived at Dovecote House in North Back Lane, Bourne. Any further information about the family would be most welcome. Linda Wainwright
Stockport, England
RODGERS  I am interested in John Rodgers and his family of Hanthorpe and Morton,  near
Bourne, who appear in the 1881 and 1901 census. His daughter Ellen married
William Elisha L. Faulkner of Clerkenwell, London, in 1884, and they had at
least one child, Charles Faulkner born 1896 at Fletton, near Peterborough.  By 1901, Ellen Faulkner was living at March in Cambridgeshire with her unmarried sister who ran a boarding house. Although she claimed to be married, her husband is nowhere to be found. I am interested in contacting any descendents of this sizeable family.
Liane Fenimore
Columbus, Ohio, USA

ROUSE My grandfather, the Reverend Sidney Rouse, was a nonconformist minister who died at Dyke near Bourne, on the 6th March 1932. He left a widow, Mrs J A Rouse, who I presume to have been his second wife. I know little about my grandfather and am slowly building up a picture of his life and ministry. Any information will be greatly appreciated.  James S Rouse
8 Muir Crescent, Ballarat 3350, Victoria, Australia.
ROUSE I am researching my great great grandmother, Emma Rouse, who was born at Bourne on 9th December 1843, and any of her possible family. On 16th May 1862, she married my great-great-grandfather John Sandall. All information will be gratefully received. Ruth Ingram
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.
ROUSE John Thomas Rouse was born in 1855 at Aslackby, near Bourne, and married Rebecca Fanny Reynolds (born at Sleaford in 1864). They had two daughters, Louisa (1880) and Mary (1883) and the family emigrated to Australia in 1887. Louisa Rouse was my grandmother. John Thomas Rouse's father was William born 1813 and mother Hannah Bowcock. We are also seeking information about Rebecca Fanny Reynolds (born at Sleaford in 1864). Pat & Carmen O'Brien
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
ROW I am tracing my ancestors George Row and his wife Mary Welby of Bourne and their family William (born 1807), George (1813), John (1819) and Jane (1821). George's son, John Thomas Rowe (1846) married Charlotte Kirton and two of their sons, Arthur (1874) and John Thomas (1881) emigrated to Natal, South Africa, to work on the newly established railways. I am descended from John Thomas. In general, the family seems to have remained in the Bourne district and I would be pleased to make contact with anyone who may have a connection with them. All information welcomed. Natalie AM da Silva
South Africa


ROW Frederick Row was born at Bourne, Lincolnshire, in 1825 and went to Australia in 1846. Both he and his cousin, Richard Goldsbrough, who went in 1847, had arrived in a Melbourne that was soon to boom with the wealth of the Victorian goldfields.  I cannot find the link between Frederick and Richard as cousins. and would appreciate any information. Mary J Petroff
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ROYCE I am researching the Royce family. Henry William Royce, born circa 1805 at Seaton, Rutland, and had lived and worked at Baston, near Bourne, running the mill there from about 1830. One of his four sons living with him, James, was to be the father of Frederick Henry Royce, co-founder of Rolls-Royce. By 1841, Henry William was widowed and his wife, Betsy, is likely to be buried in Baston. With his second wife, Dorothy Hill, the family moved away in the mid 1840s but he was again widowed five years later. He emigrated to Canada with his third wife, Mahala, in circa 1866. It has been claimed that Henry William was the first to introduce steam power into corn milling. Any information about the Royce family, or the Baston Mill, or the introduction of steam power would be appreciated. Maurice Richardson
Kingswood, Cheshire, England
SANDALL My grandfather was Bertie Sandall who was born in 1900, the son of Frederick Arthur Sandall and Eliza Greenwood. Both he and his father were bakers and had their own bakery at No 74 Austerby, Bourne, now known as the Old Bakehouse. Frederick Arthur was born at Thurlby, the son of John Sandall who was born in Baston but this is as far back as I have managed to trace the family. Any help would be gratefully received. Also see NEEDHAM Ruth Ingram
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.
SANDALL  Robert Sandall first married Elenor and they were the parents of the following: Edward (died 1815 only a few days old), Catherine (1819-1841 at Haconby, Lincolnshire [died of TB], Ann (1821, died 1853 at LaGrange Co. USA, died following childbirth - Ann married Thomas Wilson prior to 1845 at Haconby or Stainfield, Lincolnshire, emigrated to USA with sister Susannah and husband Edward Baker in 1851), Thomas (1824), Susannah (1826, died 1899 at Steuben Co, USA having married Edward Baker in January 1847). Family lore suggests that Robert married again after Elenor's death in mid-1830's. I have no information on any children from this marriage or a record of the marriage. Any help would be appreciated. Joey Pedigo
8809 Aaron Dr., OKC., Oklahoma 73132-1026, USA.
SANDALL My great great great grandparents, Robert Sandall (born 12th Aug 1842) and Mary Ann Maxim (born 22nd Sept 1842) were born and grew up at Bourne. They were married at Thurlby on 13th May 1863 and had a son, Robert Sandall (21 Nov 1864), shortly before leaving England for the United States in 1867. If anyone has any further information then your input will be much appreciated. Gregory Scott Dean
Frisco, Texas, USA


SANDALL I am trying to trace past members of the Sandall family in Bourne. Robert, a blacksmith, son of William, also a blacksmith, was born at Thurlby (circa 1810-11) and married Mary Robinson (1827). In the 1841 census, his address is given as Star Yard, Bourne, and the couple had several children including Charlotte, Edward, James and Phoebe. By 1851, they had moved to North London. Does anyone know if the Star Yard still exists? Linda Eccleston
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
SANDALL My g-g-g-g-g grandparents, Edward Sandall and Mary Spencer, both born at Rippingale, near Bourne, circa 1715, also married and lived there. They had at least eight children, Mary (died young), Sarah, Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, Lucy and Anne. There could be more. Thomas went on to have seven children, Thomas, Ann, Catherine, John, William, Sarah and Robert. Anne was my g g g grandmother and she married an Edward Spencer. Does anyone know of any connection to Mary Spencer, above. Edward Spencer was born at Thurlby, near Bourne, in 1794 and that is where they lived. Mary Spencer was born in Rippingale to either Charles or Richard Spencer. There were two Marys christened at St Andrew's Church around the same time. My great grandfather, Robert Sandall Spencer, (grandson to Edward and Ann) was born in Thurlby in 1872. If anyone has any information regarding these families or are descendents please contact me. Anne Harrison
Leicester, England


SANDALL I am seeking information about the Sandall family who originated from the Bourne area. They moved to Louth in Lincolnshire in the 1800s.. My sister-in-law was a Sandall from Louth and I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have any further details about the family and is researching that name. Anne Vines
Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England
SAUNDERS I am seeking information about the Saunders family in Bourne. My great great grandfather, John Saunders, was born there in 1832 and the first I know of him in Australia is in 1854 when he married an Irish girl called Margaret Fennelly. I am not sure if he was sent to Australia as a convict or went as a free settler but he became a gold miner in Sofala, New South Wales and had three children, John, Enos and Louisa. Does anyone know of the Saunders family in Bourne in the 1830s? Carole Sim
Spring Hill, Queensland,
SCHOLES  My ancestor Richard Scholes was employed as a park keeper at Edenham, most probably by the Grimsthorpe Estate, in the 17th century. Any information about him or his family would be most welcome.

Mary Hall

Bedford, Texas, USA

SCOTT I am interested in finding out about my late grandfather, Albert Edward Scott, who lived in Bourne circa 1900-14. Albert Scott
Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland
SEWARDS I am researching the surnames Sewards and Hannam living around Bourne, Corby Glen, Potterhanworth, Burton Coggles and Bassingthorpe areas of Llincolnshire, and would be interested in exchanging information with people of the same interests. I can also do  local look ups for specific information. Ann Brooker
Hastings, East Sussex, England
SEWELL I am trying to trace any family members still living in the Bourne area. My grandfather George Sewell was born at Cawthorpe in 1876 and was one of 13 children. His father was Thomas (born in Lound) and mother Sarah (formerly Nixon). Her parents were Richard Nixon and Sarah (formerly Hames). Thomas's father was John (born in Lound) and mother Mary (formerly Cawthorn). My grandfather George married Mary Ann Rowell from Stanground, Peterborough, and they moved to Bedford around 1900 and had 10 children, the youngest being my father. Julie Betteridge Bedford, England
SHARMAN Susanna Sharman (born 1734) was housekeeper to the Rev Humphrey Hyde, Vicar of Bourne 1767-1807, who left a bequest to her in his will. A further bequest to Susanna was made by Mary Hyde, his sister, in 1811. The combined bequests resulted in Susanna making a will before she died in 1814 which named various beneficiaries. She died in 1802. It is believed that the three siblings, Susanna, Mary and Elizabeth, were born at Edenham to John and Anne Sharman. Anyone who recognises these names are free to contact me for a transcription of Susanna Sharman�s will and the legacies left to her by the the Rev Hyde and his sister. John Bland
Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
SHARMAN The Sharmans came across into Lincolnshire from Rutland at the beginning of the 19th century and settled primarily in the Grimsthorpe Estate villages near Bourne for the next 100 years, marrying into many other local families. More information about this family and any connection they may have with yours is always welcome. Robin Sharman
Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
SHARP According to the 1841 census, two brothers, Jonathan Plowright Sharp, my great grand uncle, aged 14, and his brother, Edward Sharp, my great grandfather, aged 12, were both attending a school in the Parish of Aubourn. I also note that it was a co-educational school at that time. Could anyone please tell me anything about the school, whether it was a private school or local school at that time? I would appreciate any information. Fay Fraser
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
SHARP(E)  My great grandmother, Eliza Jane Sharpe, was born at Castle Bytham, near Bourne, in 1862 and married William Rudkin, from the same village, at the Bourne Independent Chapel in 1893. They subsequently lived in South Witham. I know very little about Eliza Jane before1893 and any information would be welcomed. Margaret Taylor
(n�e Sharpe) Nottingham, England
SHARPE My grandfather, Thomas Sharpe, was born in 1889 and lived in Thetford Lane, Baston, near Bourne. He married Alice Paulucci at Baston in 1910. His parents were Thomas Sharpe and Elizabeth (nee Hallam) of Essendine. Thomas senior worked for the Whatoff farming family. As well as son Thomas, their other children were Emma, William (his name is on the roll of honour in Baston church), Kate, Lizzie (Elizabeth), Gertie, Jane (or Jinny, who married Mr Moses, a farmer and they had 13 children), George and Frank. If anyone can help with any information I would be most grateful. See also PAULUCCI Jennifer Graham
Birstall, West Yorkshire, England
SHARPE I have been wondering for some time whether there are any Sharpes in Bourne who are related to Robert Sharpe, a bell ringer at the Abbey Church for 50 years, whose name is recorded on a plaque in the bell tower. He was my great grandfather and his son, James (my grandfather), went to live in Spalding and his son Arthur, my father, moved to Manchester. I am sure there must have been other relatives in Bourne but I never met any of them. If there are any out there I would love to know before it is too late because I am 83. Dorothy Reynolds
West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire, England


SHERWIN I am researching my family history and have discovered that my great-great-grandfather, John Sherwin, was christened at Bourne, circa 1834. He subsequently moved to Derby and became and innkeeper and later an auctioneer. I note that Sherwin remains a local name and would like to hear from anyone that might know more about the Sherwin family history. Stephen Dunn
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
SHILCOCK  I am researching the names Shilcock/Thornton/Manby and Dove in Bourne. John Baxter Shilcock, the first chairman of Bourne Urban District Council in 1899, was my great great-grandfather. He married Alice Thornton whose mother Maria was running the Nag's Head in 1881. John's father was Robert James Shilcock, a prominent businssman in the town during the 19th century, dealing in wines and spirits etc. He was married to Charlotte Manby, daughter of John Manby. John was grandson of John and Elizabeth Dove, local landowners. I would like to make contact with anyone who knows of these families. Sheila Whittle-Bruce Downham Market, Norfolk, England
SIMPSON  I am seeking information about John Simpson and his wife Frances who had three children baptised at Thurlby, near Bourne. They were William (1762), Mary (1766) and Walter (1771). Walter married someone named Sarah in 1798 and had two children, Walter (1799) and Sarah (1810). Walter was convicted with another man of the theft of six loaves of bread and a basket in London in 1818 and transported to Van Dieman's Land for seven years. Any information on this family would be most helpful. Julie Stokes
Port Noarlunga South
South Australia


SMART  My great great grandfather William Smart was born at Edenham in 1830. He married Lucy Blades at Bourn(e) Parish Church on 3rd October 1865. Lucy was born in 1845 at Spalding, Lincolnshire. William's father was James Smart. That is all I know about him. I would be most grateful for any information about William, James and their ancestors.

Barry Smart
Westbury on Trym
Bristol, England

SMEATON I am seeking any information regarding the Smeaton family of Manthorpe near Bourne. David Smeaton (1793-1876) and his wife Mary n�e Sellers (1792-1846) had at least 11 children: Charles (1816-1850) and Frederick (1818-1856), both of whom were butchers in Carlby, Mary Ann (born 1821) husband Herbert Smith, David Samuel (1822-1885), baker, wife Sarah Woods, Maria(h) (born 1824), husband Thomas Woods. Joseph (born 1828) wife Alice, twins Henry/William (born 1830), John (born and died 1831), Amos (born and died 1832), Alice (born 1833), husband Thomas Holmes-Kendall. Mary Ann and husband Herbert were bakers at Carlby but passed on the business to son Richard circa 1876 and moved to a farm in Friskney, near Boston. Joseph and Alice eventually went to Kankakee, Illinois, U S A. Henry may have gone to Australia in 1858. William is my great-great-grandfather who emigrated to Bayonne, New Jersey, in the 1850s. I am most interested to know about Maria(h)'s family since I have a detailed letter written by her daughter Lucy Mary (Pollie) from West Deeping in 1876. See also WOODS Kathy McCullough
Roselle Park, New Jersey, USA.
SMETHERGILL My research reveals two wills of a Smethergill family in Bourne in the 1500s although I am not sure if this family is mine. A parish register at Penwartham, Lancashire, also shows the marriage in 1631 of a Smethergill from Wilsthope, near Bourne, and a William  Smethergell/Smethergill was a composer in London in the 18th century. My own family is known to have gone from somewhere in England to Ireland in the 1600s, probably as part of the resettlement, then dispersed to the West Indies, the United States and Canada in the 19th century. Any information will be welcome and all messages answered. Daniel Smothergill Syracuse, New York USA
SMITH I am researching William and Sarah Smith of Bourne. Both were born in the 1720s and were probably married in the 1740s, possibly around 1747 or 1748. I think they had the following children, Norman (born 1749), Thomas (1752), Elizabeth (1753), Mary (1755-57), Charlotte (1763) and Harrison William (1766). My direct descendant is Thomas Smith (1752) who married Ann Hayes in 1777. Any further information would be appreciated. Clive Bennett
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
SMITH I am tracing the family of my ancestor, John Smith. His parents may have been David and Rebecca Smith, married in 1829 in Lincolnshire. John emigrated to the United States in 1852 but I am trying to find other relatives in Lincolnshire. All information welcome and all messages answered. James Smith
Canton, Ohio, USA
SMITH My grandmother, Lena Smith, had a brother Sid Smith, who lived at 34a South Street, Bourne. His wife's name was Molly and they had a daughter named Elsie who was 15 years old in 1943. This is the last address we have for a relative. I do not know if the family originated in Bourne or if Sid moved there from his birth place. He also had a sister named Norah. My grandmother subsequently died in a house fire in Canada in 1941 and all information about her was lost and so I am trying to fill in the blanks and to find someone I could correspond with. Lena Marie MacIntyre
Belle River, Ontario,
SMITH My grandfather was William Smith (born 1909) from the Langtoft area, near Bourne,. He had a brother, Reuben, and two sisters, Jane (Jenny) and Edie. My great grandfather was John William Smith (1877-1953) and may have been connected with a public house in the village. I would appreciate any information about family members. Louise Williams
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
SMITH My great grandfather, Edis Smith, was born at Thurlby, near Bourne, on 25th Feb 1827, and his parents were John and Elizabeth Smith (nee Smart). An Edis Smith was landlord of the Crown Inn, Thurlby, and was involved in a fracas on Guy Fawkes' Night, Monday 5th November, 1877, and this could be my great great grandfather. My Edis and his brother, John Skellett Smith, emigrated to Australia, arriving on New Year's Eve, 1854. Any information will be gratefully received. Jim Broughton
SMITH My g-g-g-grandfather, William Smith, was born at Bourne in 1805 and his daughter, Sarah Anne, was also born there in 1841 but her elder brothers were born at Balderton, Nottinghamshire, in 1831 and 1839. Any information and contacts with other descendents welcome. William Hames
Birmingham, England
SMITH I am researching my husband�s great grandfather, Edis Smith, born 28th February 1827, at Thurlby, near Bourne, to John and Elizabeth (nee Smart). He emigrated to South Australia, departing Southampton on 1st October 1854, arriving Adelaide on 31st December. There was a John Smith, aged about 29, and his wife Mary, from Lincolnshire, also on board the ship and I believe this was his brother as the two were in business in South Australia for a few years. Their father was the son of another Edis Smith whose wife was Mary. Maggie Deeth
Toowong, Queensland, Australia
SMITH My grandmother was Scottish but lived in Bourne. Her name was Agnes Smith (nee Kemp) and her son, .David Walter Smith, who was born at Bourne on 25th January 1921, was my father. I would like to know her birth date and when she was married if at all possible as I want to trace the Scottish side of our family. Her daughter, Molly, married a John Banks and lived in Bourne. Agnes's other daughter was Margaret and lived at Braintree, Essex. Any information would be welcome and all messages will be answered. Maria Moore
Colchester, England
SPENCER My grandmother Lucy Jane Spencer was born at Billingborough circa 1870. She claimed to be related to Charles Frederick Worth through his grandmother, Ann Tyler. I am trying to substantiate this. Can anyone help? She left Billingborough for Sheffield where she met my grandfather and gave birth to ten children. Are there Spencer graves in Billingborough churchyard? Kathryn Colgrave
Milton Keynes, England.
SPENCER I am researching the family of John Thomas Spencer who was born at Folkingham, near Bourne in 1860 (father was John Speed Spencer) and his wife Mary Jane Wright from Caythorpe. I believe they had five children, George (my great-grandfather), William, Grace, Eva and Arthur. Any information on links to the Spencer family from the Folkingham and Caythorpe areas will be gratefully received. Judith Tabor
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
SPIZER I am trying to trace my family history, but have very little to go on. My father, Lawence Spizer, was born in 1933, possibly in the Grantham area of Lincolnshire. He was fostered out as a child and I have recently traced a birth certificate which gives his mother as Sarah J Spizer, occupation �in service�. The space for "father" is left blank but is believed to have spent his early childhood at the �Red House�, Bourne, possibly a reference to the Red Hall. Can anyone help me trace this link further? Jackie Spizer
York, England


SPRIDGEN I am seeking information about the Spridgen family. My ancestor, William Spridgen (born 1824), emigrated to the United States in 1851 with his wife Elizabeth Limbird (born 1826), father William Spridgen and two brothers James and Thomas. His mother was Mary Robinett. They lived in the Hanthorpe or Morton area of Bourne. Any information would be appreciated. Brooke Spridgen
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
SPURR William Musson Spurr was my great great grandfather, born at Edenham circa 1810 and died at Bourne in 1879. He worked at the Abbey Church in 1861 and had a number of jobs including verger and gardener. His second marriage in 1863 produced six children, the eldest of which, Tom, became the estate carpenter at Easton Hall. Their mother Ann died in 1878 and so all the children were orphaned. I can find no record of his first marriage or his whereabouts between 1810 and 1860. Can anyone help? John Spurr
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
STANGER I am seeking information about John Stanger (born 1754) who married Mary Dorman of Glaston, and their children were John (born 1801) and Thomas (1802). Thomas Stanger married Eleanor Stephenson (born circa 1805) at Baston, near Bourne, in April 1827 and died there in September 1850, aged 45. See the Stangers web site for more information and any further help will be appreciated. Sandra Carr
Louth, Lincolnshire, England

John Stanton was born at Birthorpe in the late 1780's. He lived there with his wife Elizabeth and raised six children. Their son John settled in Pointon after his marriage to Susan Tuck in 1851. They are my two great grand-parents. The other sons settled in Billingborough. Descendants of the older John Stanton can be found today in England and Australia. My branch of the Stantons are connected to other branches of the families in the Bourne area.

Jill Dixon
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.
STAPLETON I would like to know if there are any Stapletons in the area. My late grandfather and his sisters were born at Stainfield, near Bourne, in the late 1800s and he later moved to Brigg in North Lincolnshire. All communications will be answered. Ian Stapleton
Scunthorpe. North Lincolnshire, England
STEDMAN My grandmother, Ruth Stedman, was born at Bourne in 1892, daughter of William Stedman and his wife Elizabeth (nee Hare). My great grandparents had several children, Naomi, Jack, Harry, Ada, Rose, Hetti and James. My great grandfather worked in a brick yard and my great grandmother was a midwife. One of the great aunts, Annie, was married to Arthur Houseman and lived at 34 Old Crosby Lane. Rose was married to Herbert Sheppard and had a daughter named Madge who was married to Jim. If anyone could help trace our English relatives, I would love to hear from them. Lynda Dean
North Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Isaac Steele married a Mary FISHER at Greatford near Bourne on 18th  December  1820 and later had several children in Bourne. They are believed to have had connections with the brick making industry and I would greatly appreciate any information or anecdotes about any brick making that may involve people with the name of Steel (e), Fisher or Palmer.

Judy Thurgood
Coraki, New South Wales, Australia.

STEEL I am seeking connections with Mary Anne Steel, born at Bourne crica 1840, who gave birth to Sarah Anne Steel (1860) but by 1861 had married James William Catten of Richmond, Surrey, and he had given the child his name. Sarah Ann Catten was my great great grandmother. All information most welcome. Michelle Hufton
Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England
STEEL I am seeking information concerning the Steel family of Castle Bytham, near Bourne. My grandfather, Ralph Edward Francis, was born at Top House Farm which had been farmed by his grandfather and possibly his father, Horace Clement Steel. Also interested in information about the Moisey family who I believe are connected with the Steel family. Any help most gratefully received . Caroline Lockie
Wymondham, Norfolk, England
STEEL I am researching my family tree and know that my great grandfather, George William Steel, was born at Bourne in 1858 and later married Francis (nee Barber). I am interested in finding any Steels that still live in Bourne that could be relatives as I know very little about my grandfather's family. Any information would be gratefully received. Audrey Watson
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
STIMSON I am particularly interested in anyone with the name Hollingsworth or Storey as a middle name. They came from Uffington and Little Bytham, near Bourne, on the Stimson side, and Boothby Graffoe and Navenby, near Grantham, on the Storey side. All information would be gratefully received and all messages answered. Nan Fry
Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England
STOKES I am trying to trace the early life of Jeffery Stokes who was born about 1758 and was the innholder at Cold Harbour Inn, Somerby, Lincolnshire, and also history of the inn. I am also seeking information about the boarding school at Bourne which I believe was called Marlborough House where my great aunt, Eleanor Maria Stokes, attended at the age of about 13 in 1871. John J Stokes
STOREY DUNSBY My great great grandmother, Ellen Elizabeth Furlong, born at Shadwell, Middlesex, in 1812, married Thomas Storey Dunsby around 1837 and they had five children, Thomas (1838), William (1842), Mary Ann (1847 - my great grandmother), James (1850) and Harriet (1854). I have been unable to find any reference to Thomas Storey Dunsby on any census returns but I know that he died at London Hospital, Whitechapel, Middlesex, on 7th November 1871. Any information connecting with other family trees in the Bourne area would be most welcome. Pearl Tucker
Sebastopol, California, USA
STORY I am seeking information about John Story and Ann Elsom who married at Rippingale, near Bourne, in 1753 and would like to hear from anyone with information connected with these two people and their families. Patrick Coffey
Torpoint, Cornwall, England
I am seeking details of the name Stratton or Stretton which may have changed over the years. The family originally came from Tallington and one of the sons moved to Bourne in the late 1890s. I do have information on many branches of the family but not this one. I moved to Bourne two years ago and when I found that I had roots here I was surprised and happy. Paula Allen
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
STREDDER I am seeking information about the Plough Inn at Folkingham, near Bourne, as an ancestor was landlord in 1841 but died a year later. He was Edmund Stredder, whose wife was Susannah. I have a distant cousin in America and would like to know more about the Plough Inn. We would be grateful for any further details. Mary Crossley
Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
STREDDER I am researching the Stredder line in all countries with a focus on the Stredders who originated  in Lincolnshire and would appreciate any information about this name from relatives or descendents. All messages will be answered. Greg Stredder
Los Angeles
California, USA
SUMNERS I have been researching the Sumners family who were resident at Folkingham, near Bourne, from 1779 to 1885. Henry Sumners was at some time a grocer, draper and maltster in the village and farmed part of the Ancaster estate. His son took over the farm until 1878 and the family eventually moved to Nottingham. Andrew Sumner
Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England
SWANN I am currently researching a family called Swann who in the 1861 census were living at 29 West Street, Corby Glen, near Bourne. The head of the family, James Butler Swann, is listed as a chemist/druggist . He and his wife, Margaret, lived at the address with an apprentice, Robert Nidd, two servants and their four children. The family emigrated to New Zealand sometime in the early 1860s. I am interested to know if the address is actually in Bourne and are there any photographs/images of the premises. Also, was James Swann of any prominence in either in Bourne or Corby Glen? Jack Heath
Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
SWIFT I am seeking information about John Swift, born at Bourne circa 1819. He was a shoemaker who married Selina Ashby of Crowland, Lincolnshire, on 12th October 1853. I have been unable to find his baptism at Bourne, or that of his siblings, but think that his parents were William Swift (born at Bourne in 1785) and Mary Miles (born Clerkenwell in 1788). They married on 4th March 1816. William Swift was a chemist and shoemaker of North Street, Bourne, until at least 1851. The family may have been Baptists as a William Swift of Bourne was minister at Quadring, near Spalding, and I believe him to be a brother of John Swift. Valerie Fairbrass Crofton Park, London, England
SWIFT We are interested in the family of Swift and have noted several generations back to the 18th century. Other names which crop up in the family story are Baker, Ball, Judge, Pick, Spencer, Wilson, Franks and North. Any information will be welcomed and all messages answered. John and Jean Swift
Hopton near Diss, Norfolk, England
SWINN Checking into our family history has revealed a number of family members originating from Langtoft, near Bourne, and I would be grateful for any information relating to the following individuals who were all born in the village. George Swinn (born 1816 and married Susan), Maria Swinn (1836), Jessie Swinn (1839), Ann Swinn (1839), Matthew Swinn (1842), William Swinn (1845), David Swinn (1850), Emma Swinn (1853), Louisa Swinn (1855), Victor Heaton Swinn (1901). Andrew Middleton
Carlton, Nottingham, England
SWINSTEAD I would like to hear from anyone who has the surname Swinstead or knows anything about the origins of the name. My family here in Australia only know a little about our ancestors but would like to find out more. Hayley Swinstead
1 Pryor Street, Ormiston QLD 4160, Australia.
TABOR I am seeking information about the father of George Tabor, born 1856, who may have been raised by his grandparents in the Bourne or Market Deeping area. He married Ellen Maria Moisey in December 1877 but his father's name is missing from the marriage certificate. Any history relating to the Tabor or Moisey families of Bourne, circa 1800 to the present day, would be welcome and I would be delighted to exchange information with anyone interested in these families. Nigel Birch
Gedney Dyke, Lincolnshire,
TABOR I am researching my ancestor Robert Young Tabor baptised at Market Deeping, near Bourne in 1846 (his parents were George Young Tabor and Ann Williamson). I have traced Robert to the 1861 census in Market Deeping but no further. Can anyone help with any more information? Judith Tabor
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
TALES I am researching my husband's great grandfather, Matthew Tales, born 1842, who later became innkeeper at the Wheel public house in Market Deeping, near Bourne. Could anyone give me any information about the inn and whether it is still there today? Matthew was lost on the Empress of Ireland. Maureen Dawson
Mexborough, South Yorkshire, England

My great great grandfather and his sons came to America from Deeping St James in the 1890's and settled in Pennsylvania. Some were miners and others worked for the railroad. My great grandfather then moved on to Detroit, Michigan to find work in the auto industry. I too was born in Michigan, but now live in Colorado. I would love to talk to anyone with the name Tansley or who has an interest in the Deeping St James of past times. My earliest known relative is William Tansley who was christened at Deeping St James on 27th May 1838.

Marta Norton
Colorado, USA.
TASMAN John Tasman is believed to have lived at Castle Bytham, near Bourne, around 1700-1720. I am researching the family and the name and any information about him would gratefully received. All messages will be answered. Graham Tazzyman
Bognor Regis
West Sussex, England
TEBB I am seeking information about my great grandparents, my grandmother being Annie Tebb. I have her birth date as 26th June 1860 in England. My grandfather was John A Clarkson, from Nottingham, and my information is that his his wife, Annie, was born at Bourne but would like to ascertain whether I have the correct Annie Tebb. Susan Trask
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
THACKER I am seeking members of my family who may still be residing in the Market Deeping area of South Lincolnshire. My great grandfather Broome Davis (born Luffenham 1845) died at Market Deeping in 1909. He married Anne Louisa Adkin (born Spalding 1844, died 1910) and their children were Walter Richard (1865), Annie Louisa (1866-1887), John (1868), Kate (1870), Harry (1872), Mary (1874), Sybil (1876 but died in infancy), John (1878), Caroline (1880, died 1975 in Ontario) and Edwin (1884, died 1920 in Winnipeg). Caroline was my grandmother who married George Thacker (born Ramsey, Huntingdonshire 1884) and they moved to Canada circa 1920 and started a ranch in Alberta but returned to England as George was ill but my grandmother later came back to Ontario to live with her son Leonard and his family. I will be visiting the area later this year and would like to make some contacts and any information about this name would be most welcome. Carol Thacker Andersen
Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
THACKER I have discovered that some of my ancestors lived at the Austerby in Bourne from around 1881 to at least 191l and prior to that the family were living at the Bourne Union or workhouse. My main ancestor, Sarah Thacker, worked as a charwoman and laundress during the early part of that period, but I am not sure if she was employed as a servant or lived there. Any information about the Thackers of Bourne would be greatly appreciated. Jason Perry
Stone, Staffordshire, England
THIMBLEBY I am researching the family of William Thimbleby (1770-1848) of Bourne and his wife Amy Merilion, of Deeping St. James. They lived in Bourne after being married. All information welcome and every message answered. David Porter
London, England
THISELTON George Thiselton was born at Bourne on 4th April 1828 and died at Stone Hut, South Australia, on 23rd June 1911. His his father was George Thiselton, also born at Bourne (26th Aug 1794) and his wife Mary Pawley, born at Newark, Nottinghamshire (20th March 1797). Any information about this family would be gratefully received and I would be pleased to give information on descendents in Australia. Maureen Thiselton
Flinders Park, South Australia, Australia
THOMPSON My ancestors lived in the Greatford-Wilsthorpe area near Bourne and I would like to find more information about two families. Robert Thompson (born circa 1750) married Ann Lenton (born circa 1750) on 24th May 1771 at Wilsthorpe and their children were Mary (born 1772), William (1775), Miles (1777) and Robert (1780). William is my direct ancestor and he married Elizabeth Cocking, daughter of William Cocking of Eaton, Nottinghamshire, in 1804 and they subsequently emigrated to the United States. Any information will be welcome and all messages will be answered. Lois R Squire
Schaghticoke, New York, United States




THURRELL Information required from the 1871 Census for Castle Bytham, near Bourne. Thurrell RG10/3311 Folio 42, and Thurel RG/103311 Folio 41. I hope that this information will help trace my great-great-grandfather Thomas Thurrell, then aged about one year and Edward Thurrell, his father or uncle. Karen Palmer
Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
TILLEY My wife Sheila is trying to find information regarding her past family history. As a starting point we can give the following details of her ancestors. Charles Tilley was born on 6th October 1870, son of John Thomas Tilley and Fanny Frances Pemberton Tilley, (nee Scotney), at North Fen, Bourne. We do not know for sure but have assumed that Pemberton is a family name and would appreciate any information regarding the names Tilley, Pemberton and/or Scotney. Clive Dench
British Columbia, Canada
TIPLER I am researching the Tipler family who lived in Bourne during the 20th century and would like to hear from anyone who may have a connection with them. I am also interested in Florence Tipler who was chairman of Bourne Urban District Council from 1962-63. Martyn Welborn
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
TODD I am researching the names Todd and Campain. William Todd married Jemima Campain at Bourne in 1820 and I am trying to find out more. All messages will be answered. Cliff Jones
Coventry, England
TOPHAM William Topham was an innkeeper at Bourne when his children were born, Elizabeth (1816), William (1817), Maria (1819) and Henry (1827). Pigot's Guide of 1828-9 lists him as the innkeeper of the Nag's Head. One of Elizabeth's daughters subsequently married Maria'a eldest son so William and his wife (also named Elizabeth) were my gggg grandparents on two counts. If anyone has any information at all about any of the family or the inn around that time, I would be very interested. Julie Gee
Chingford, London, England
TORY John Foster Tory was baptised at Swinstead in 1831 and Michael Tory baptised there in 1834. They were the sons of Michael Tory and Mary Foster who had married at Bourne in 1827. I believe Michael to be the son of Thomas Tory and Elizabeth Maxey who were married at Bourne in 1786. I would like to find out more about these families, especially any descendants who might still be living in the area. Margaret Tory
Cambridgeshire, England.

My family has strong link with Dyke where my grandmother Ester Ann Tory was born. I have also found relatives from Dyke, Morton and Thurlby, where they worked as farm labourers.

Robert Wilkinson
Massachusetts, USA.
TORY I am investigating Henry Tory (born at Dyke circa 1796), father of George Tory (born circa 1837), Christopher Tory/Christopher Cooling Tory (born circa 1869) and Ethel Mary Tory (born circa 1890). Would love to hear from any descendants, especially Robert Wilkinson who is also researching the Tory family through this web site but whose e-mail address no longer seems valid. I am also researching the Wyles family. See also WYLES Katie Warnsby
Lincoln, England
TOYNBEE My g-g-g-grandmother was Eleanor Toynbee who married John Bettinson at Waddington, Lincolnshire, in 1813. There are a lot of Toynbees and the names keep repeating and so it is a very confusing family to track down. If there are any others with an interest in the family then I would like to hear from you. Francis Payne
Auckland, New Zealand
TROLLOPE I am researching the family of William Trollope who died at Bourne in 1638. In his will he wished to be buried in the "Churchyard of Bourne" near his wives (one could have been Alice Sharpe). William left money for a free grammar school at Bourne as well as money for the poor. His son, Thomas, was created a baronet in 1641. Any help regarding this family would be greatly appreciated. Jenny Elliston
Melbourne, Australia


Richard and Ann Trew (or True) were my g-g-g-g-g-g. grandparents and raising a family at Market Deeping, near Bourne, in the 1660s. Ambrose and Thomas were common first names in this family for 300 years, names also given to my great uncles and cousins here in Australia. Their known children were Richard (buried 1662), Mary (baptised 1663), Ambrose (baptised 1665) who is thought to have married Dorothy Walton in 1704 at Market Deeping, and Thomas (baptised 1667) who is thought to have married Isobel Tembye at Peterborough in 1695. Thomas and Isobel�s children were all baptised at Bourne, Ann (1698), Adam (1700), Thomas (1701) and Elizabeth (1667). My g-g grandparents were Ambrose True and Elizabeth Bingham who married at Market Deeping in 1803. I would appreciate hearing from any relatives or descendents or anyone at all who has information about this family. Marcia McIntyre Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.  Australia



Thomas Tuck arrived at Pointon from Norfolk about 1794. He married Mary Ball at Sempringham in 1795. Mary was from Hindolveston in Norfolk. Thomas and Mary lived at Pointon and are mentioned in the 1851 census. Susan Tuck was their granddaughter, born 1834 at Laughton and died in 1912 at Market Rasen.

Jill Dixon
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England. 
TURPIN Elizabeth Ann Turpin was born on 21st October 1861 at Careby, near Bourne. Her parents were Joseph Turpin and Fanny Berry who came from outside of the area. In the 1861 census, soon after Joseph and Fanny were married, they were recorded as staying at the Bertie Arms Inn at Barnack. Joseph Turpin was the whipman of the Cottesmore Hunt around 1860 before he moved the family to Ireland around 1863. I would like to hear from anyone with information about the people or places mentioned. Andy Balchin
Fleet, Hampshire, England




UPTON My great great grandfather, John Upton, was born at Pointon, near Bourne, circa 1849 and his wife was Susan Mary Upton who was born at Rippingale, near Bourne, circa 1858. I would like to know if there are still any Uptons living in the Pointon area and I am also trying to discover Susan's maiden name. All assistance gratefully received and all messages answered. Maureen Lee
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
VERNON I am researching Elizabeth Vernon who, according to the 1881 census, was living at Baston, near Bourne, with a son, Joseph, who later became known as Joseph Lyon. They were residing with a John Hill of Thetford Lane, Baston. Any information would be gratefully received. April Durrant
Cromer, Norfolk, England
VINTER One of my great grandfather's brothers lived at Bourne, the1861 census showing Frederick Vinter, aged 23, a stonemason, with his wife Mary Jane, aged 22. In the 1881 census, they were living at No 1 Star Lane with their children William Frederick, aged 19, Harriett, 12, Edwin, 11, Mary Jane, 9, Ada, 6, and Bertie, 5, and Frederick's job is given as Inspector of Nuisances. In the 1891 census, he is living with his wife and children Mary Jane, 19, Ada,16, a dressmaker, Bertie, 15, and Florence, 9. In the 1901 census he is living with his wife and children Mary Jane, 29, and Florence,19, both photographer's assistants. Any further information would be gratefully received. My grandfather moved to Stamford from Godmanchester about 1910 and our family have lived there ever since then but I was unaware of any family living so close. Kevin VInter
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
WADE I am researching on behalf of a relative at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, whose grandfather was Walter Wade, born at Thurlby, near Bourne, in 1839, whose wife was Betsy Dring, from Saltfleet, near Boston. Their children: were Albert, Anne, Arthur, Henry, Sarah, Fred, Walter and Bertha, the latter who married Ernest Hubbard. I am a great granddaughter of Kirby Wilson Garner and Rosetta Atkinson who emigrated to Idaho, USA, and I met Peter and Gwen Garner when I visited Bourne in 1998 on a search for relatives. Any help would be appreciated. Janet Franklin Sonama,
California, USA
WADSLEY My mother is a Wadsley. Her father was born in 1876 and her grandfather in 1847, both at Dunsby, near Bourne. Her great-grandfather appears to be John, born at Quadring, near Spalding, in 1797. In 1881, her father, his brother and parents lived at Fen Road (The White House) in Dunsby. Any information would be appreciated. Francis Payne
Auckland, New Zealand
WALKER I am researching the Walker and Dickinson families from Bourne, namely Stubton, Richard, Elizabeth, Jane, Henry, James, Richard, Ebenezer and John. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Jill Love
Bradford,West Yorkshire, England
WALKER I am trying to trace more about the parents of my great-grandfather, Ernest Reginald Walker (born Toft,1906, later married Ruby Needham). His birth certificate states that he was born at Toft Lodge, Toft Road, Lincolnshire. His father was John William Walker, a farm labourer, and his mother was Florence Rix who he married at Bourne during March 1891. Any information would be useful together with details about Toft Lodge at this time. Gemma Crowson
Market Deeping, Lincolnshire,
WALKER I am trying to trace my late father's brother, Raymond William Walker, thought to have been an architect for Lincoln City Council during the 1930s or 1940s. He was born in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, in 1902, son of John and Elizabeth Walker, but no further details are known although there may have been a Bourne connection. Any information would be gratefully received. Trixie Walker
North Yorkshire, England
WALKER The Walker family of Aslochton, near Bingham, Nottinghamshire, married into the Quincey line from Rippingale, near Bourne. As a large and fairly wealthy family, they spread into surrounding businesses at Stamford and probably Bourne which is evident from a 19th century trade directory that features many Walkers as merchants in those areas. I would be pleased to hear from anyone researching the name Walker and willing to exchange details from my huge amount of data and hopefully link up with any families. I am also interested in hearing from anyone with the name Quincey. Julia Carlson
Jersey, Channel Islands
WALPOLE My mother, Frances Harris Walpole, was born in Dyke, near Bourne, in 1905. John George Walpole, her father and my grandfather, had two brothers, William and Joe, and their father, William Harris Walpole, was a threshing contractor. George married Fanny Hinson, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Hinson, who owned a bakery, following on from two generations of builders and stonemasons. I am trying to establish more of the family's history and would welcome contact with anyone who may be able to help, particularly with photographs of my relatives. Roy Peake
Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire,
WAND Any information about persons with the name Wand would be greatly appreciated in pursuance of my inquiries into my ancestors. All messages will be answered. Michael Wand
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
WARD I have traced my great great grandfather John Morley Ward to the town of Bourne where he was born in 1846 to William and Mary Ward (nee Morley) who were married at Bourne in 1845. John Morley Ward married Sarah Ann Blundy in 1870 at Walcot and they had five children, Mary, Emma, Edwin, John and George. I would love to hear from anyone who may have a connection or any information. Gill Jones
Formby, Merseyside, England
WARD My great-grandmother was Maria Ellen Ward, daughter of Robert Dexter Ward, who was a grocer and provision dealer in Bourne in 1875. Rita Effnert
WARD I am connected to the Ward family who lived at Folkingham, near Bourne, from about 1750 (possibly earlier) until 1900. James Ward was chemist and druggist in the village until his death in 1874. The family at one time occupied the rectory and the stained glass window in the eastern side of St Andrew's Church at Folkingham is dedicated to John Ward. Andrew Sumner
Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England
WARD We are hoping to contact anyone with any knowledge of Elizabeth Ward who was born at Bourne in 1804. She married William Turner (born 1800) on 18th March 1826 and later lived at Sleaford and worked as bakers/millers. Any information would be appreciated. All communications answered. Angela Turner
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
WARR-KING I am trying to trace the family of Dudley and Yvonne Warr-King who lived at Careby, near Bourne, circa 1940. They were my great uncle and aunt and they had three sons, Anthony, Michael and Patrick. Any information, particularly about Yvonne, would be most welcome. My maiden name is Mollard. Nicole White
South Africa
WATERS  Rebecca Waters and her brother John emigrated to Canada in 1890 with William Head. William married Rebecca in Mimico, Toronto in 1893. Rebecca was born in Folkingham in 1866.They all settled in the Aspdin, Muskoka district, Ontario. Does anyone have a connection with the family or to existing descendents? If so, please get in touch. Marianne Head
Breaston, Derbyshire, United Kingdom.
WATSON I am trying to find the descendants of siblings of my great-great-grandparents. John Watson was born at Castle Bytham in 1799 and his possible parents were John and Elizabeth Watson. He married Elizabeth Teat there on 28th May 1827. They emigrated in 1854 to Australia where John died in 1895. Their children were John, William Tate, George Henry, Mary Ann, Edward and Elizabeth. His wife Elizabeth Teat was born at Bourne in 1799 and she died in 1887. Her parents at Castle Bytham were William Teat, a tailor, and Elizabeth Cuzons (?)and her possible siblings were Mary, John, Thomas, William, Edward, George, Charlotte, Christopher and Ann Teat. Another family name is Tazzeman.

Margaret Larder Berry
2535 New South Wales, Australia 

WELBY I am trying to find a connection between Samuel Welby, Mayor of Carrickfergus in 1681 (died 1684) and his sister Mary who married William Dobbin (died 1675) Mayor of Carrickfergus. The Dobbin family then seemed to inherit a Lincolnshire estate which came from Mary while Samuel left them property in Carrickfergus. Also William Welbie, a stationer, St Paul's Churchyard, London, a member of the Virginia Company and the Bermuda Company and may be the link to the Ulster Plantations. He published and sold books, such as Woodcut from the Works of Richard Greenham, printed in London by Thomas Creede for William Welbie, 1611, that were taken on the Mayflower. Maybe a Puritan? Information about land transfer etc in Lincolnshire in 17th century would also be welcome. Brian Quinn
Newham, Victoria, Australia.


WELLS Charles Wells (born 1839) was my great great grandfather who was married to Eliza Wilson (born Dunsby, near Bourne in 1838). My great grandmother was Frances Wells (born 1872). Other children were John, Owen, Caroline and Catherine. Charles came from Aslackby, near Bourne, where they were all living at the time of the 1881 census. Has anyone out there any knowledge of them? Vivienne Gudgeon
Accrington, Lancashire, England
WHITE  I am researching my grandfather Joseph White, born I think, at Bourne on 30th August 1890, the eldest of twelve children. One sister was Mary White and a brother was Edwin Arthur White who died during the 1914-18 war as Private 16011. Joseph left Bourne to live in South Wales and then moved to Leicester in 1929. Any information about the relatives would be most welcome. Graham White Wigston, Leicester, England.
WILCOX My father's family came from the Bourne area. Thomas Wilcox, born at Wilsthorpe in 1819, married a Mary A (maiden name not known) and they had seven children, all born at Langtoft. They were Isaiah (1849), John (1850), Joseph (1852), Richard (1854), Amos (1856), Mary J (1858) and Thomas (1860). Mary A was born at Spalding and died in 1866 and Thomas remarried, Hannah Harris, in 1869. If anyone knows anything of this family would they please get in touch. Ann Rycroft Knottingley,
West Yorkshire,
WILKINSON I am seeking information about Thomas Wilkinson, born 28th Jul 1827, probably at Pointon, near Bourne. He married Mary Ann Mate on 5th Nov 1850, location unknown, perhaps New York. They had 12 children, all born in the United States. Those who survived and have descendants are Henry, Frederick, Robert H., Thomas Harvey, and David.
See also MATE
Robert C. King
3796 Via Real, Carpinteria, California 93013, USA.
WILLIAMS I am researching my family tree and am seeking information about the Williams family from Bourne and the nearby village of Aslackby. The head of the family was William Williams and his wife was Precilla (Zillah). They had many children born from 1868 onwards, namely Mary Ann, Betsy, Charlotte, Lucy Ann, John Henery, Mary Jane, Zillah, William, Clark, Rose, Pink, Harray, Charles (who may have died as a child), Maria and Fanny. If anyone can help or has any kind of information we would be most grateful. Jennifer Hill
Stretford, Manchester, England


WILLIAMSON I am trying to find out more about my paternal great great great grandmother, Sarah Williamson (born circa1786), who had an illegitimate daughter, Mary Percival Williamson (born 1803). I think her middle name may be an indication of her father's identity. Mary married John Shaw at Thurlby on 5th July 1824 and they had a daughter Sarah (born circa 1825) who died at Lilydale, Victoria, Australia, in 1903. Sarah married Robert Jarvis (1826-1851) at the Baptist Church, Bourne, on 2nd July 1849 and they had one child. Following Robert's death, Sarah married John Leach (1820-1862) on 3rd October 1854 and they had six children. Following John's death at Melbourne, Sarah then married William Henry Mortimore (1833-1910) at the Baptist Church, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, and they had three children. Any information on any of my ancestors and their families would be much appreciated. Evelyn Mortimore
Croydon, Victoria, Australia


WILLIAMSON My fourth great grandfather, James Bradford, was born at Careby, near Bourne, on 8th September 1785 and died at Lenton in 1865. He married his first wife, Anne Williamson, at Lenton in 1813. I have information on the Bradford family but nothing concrete about Anne. It appears she may be the daughter of an Elizabeth Williamson from Rippingale. Yvonne Parker
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
WILLIAMSON I am trying to find out more about the Williamson family, William, Charles and Emma, who lived in South Street, Bourne, during the 19th century. They emigrated to the United States and my brother has several letters written to them dated l849, 1850 and 1898. They tell of crops and the hard times around Bourne and of a Mr Flatters, Mr Majors, Mrs White and a Sarah Jane who taught school. Also of a Mr Sharp and George Gilly, Mr Lewell and Mary. The letters are hard to read and there are many more names. All information welcomed. Judith Waters
Bakersfield, California. USA
WILLIAMSON Seeking history on the Williamson, Boor, and Willoughby families of Lincolnshire in the late 1700s. I understand Williamson was influential until the late 1700 with a William Williamson serving at Moulton Methodist Chapel. All information gratefully received. Scott Wallace
Groves, Texas, USA
WILLMAN My great great great great grandmother was Mary Willman who married William Marshall in October 1797 at Kirkby Underwood, near Bourne. She was born circa 1778, died in 1854, and is buried with William at Kirkby Underwood. We know nothing about her, where she came from or her family. Can anyone help? Rebecca Condon Morton, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England.
WILLOUGHBY I am seeking information about the ancestry of John Willoughby, born circa 1733, and who married Ann Brown at St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Bourne on 16th December 1754. John was buried in Bourne on 6th December 1801 and Ann died on 7th January 1804 and is buried in the churchyard at St Andrew's, Folkingham. They had about six children and John was granted his victualler's licence on 16th September 1784 and is listed in the Universal British Directory in 1793 as landlord of the Marquis of Granby public house in Bourne. His son John may have taken over the pub for he is shown as landlord in Pigot's Commercial Directory for 1830. There does not appear to be any immediate link with the armorial Willoughby family dating back to the 1200s. I am also researching the death of William Willoughby. He was baptised at Bourne on 27th September 1774 and was later employed as a cabinet maker. He died before 1851. Any information on the ancestors of John and the Willoughby family in general will be most welcome. Lee Paul Thompson
21 Christchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4JS. Tel: 01702 306412.
WILSON My ancestor is John Wilson, born at Bourne circa 1821, who married Sarah Jane Dunford at Castle Bytham, near Bourne, on 26th May 1859. John�s father was John Wilson who had died before the wedding. I am trying to find baptismal records for John and his wife and any other information about their lives. John Dashwood
Auckland, New Zealand
My great great grandmother was Susan Wilson, born at Morton, near Bourne, in 1851, to Thomas Wilson (born 1812) and Ann Cox (born 1819) who were farmers. She had siblings William, Edward, Joseph, Sarah, Charles and Thomas. At some point, Susan left Morton to marry William Bradfield at Clerkenwell, London. Susan was living with brother Joseph at the time, he having moved to London and opened a coffee shop. William and Susan later moved to Folkestone, Kent. The farm passed to Edward, Thomas and Sarah, none of them married or had children, and was sold after they died. Any further information on the Wilsons of Morton gratefully received. 
Simon Bradfield
Witney, Oxfordshire, England
WILSON My father Gilbert Wilson was born in Edenham in 1906, son of George William Wilson and his wife Alice Wilson (nee Archer). George was landlord of the Five Bells Inn at Edenham and of the old pub on the site before it was demolished. Both my father and his brother Victor were born and brought up there, attended Edenham village school and were baptised at the village church. George William Wilson was sextant at the church and also witness to the discovery of several previously lost burials of the early Earls of Ancaster which he recorded in a notebook, giving their position and condition. Before his marriage in 1905 to Alice Archer at Haconby church, George leased Gunborough Wood Farm from the Earl of Ancaster. He could play the violin and often entertained at local events such as weddings and operated a horse drawn taxi service between Edenham and Bourne railway station. His father, my great grandfather, another George Wilson, was born in 1839 in Legbourne, near Louth, and married Emily Lilley at Mareham-on-the-Hill in May 1861. Christine Bonny
South Chard, Somerset, England
WILSON We have reached as far back as Richard Wilson who married Susanna Jarvis at Dunsby, near Bourne, on 14th May 1810. A son Thomas (born 1814) married Ann Elstone and they had a son George, born 5th July 1851 in Bourne, but moved to Yorkshire to work as a maltster's labourer. If anyone knows of this family, we would be pleased to hear from them.

See also WELLS

Bill Wilson
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
WILSON I am researching William Wilson who was born at Sleaford in 1800 and married Rebecca Rickett (born 1801). She had been married twice before, to Thomas Nix, at Dowsby, near Bourne, in 1793, and to Daniel Samson, at Threekingham, in 1800. William and Rebecca had a son, also William, born at Sleaford in 1824, and married (1) Ann Dickens (born 1818) at Swaton, and (2) Elizabeth Cousins, 35 years his junior, at Witham-on-the-Hill in 1859. If there is anyone with any information about these people I would be willing to share information. Denise Kirby
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
WILSON My ancestor, John Wilson, was born at Langtoft, near Bourne, in 1806, son of Edward Wilson and his wife Elizabeth (nee Lenton). I would like to get in touch with any relatives of this family in an around the Langtoft and Bourne area who may be able to assist in my researches. Barry Wilson
Lincoln, England
WOLCOTT I am the supervisor of the Wolcott/Walcott family web pages and co-supervisor of the Wolcott/Walcott DNA project. I would like to find more about Alice de Walcote, born about 1470, who married William Heckington of Bourne, said to be parents of Sir William Cecil. She is sometimes said to be daughter of Richard or Robert de Walcote of Walcot by Folkingham. Her contemporary, Humphrey Walcot, was living at Bourne in 1519 and died there in 1538. He was probably son of John de Walcot of Grantham, gent., born at Haceby circa 1440 and living Grantham 1476-96. John Wolcott
Corvallis, Oregon, USA
WOODCOCK I am tracing the Woodcock family tree, mainly in the Grantham area of Lincolnshire, but according to marriage records I believe my great great grandfather, Robinson Woodcock, may have been married at Bourne. His wife's name was Sarah and he was born circa 1824. His eldest son is shown in the 1871 census as being eighteen years old and the marriage was in 1847. Any further information would be gratefully received. Roger Woodcock
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
WOODCOCK The will of Thomas Woodcock, a blacksmith, of Bourne, which was proven in 1728, shows that he had two sons, John and William. John Woodcock followed his father's trade and settled with his family at Morton, near Bourne, in 1718. Six children have been identified as being born at Morton, namely Catharine, John, Samuel, Thomas, William and Jane. Jane was baptised on 26th March 1722 and married John Bland at Folkingham on 25th October 1747. I would like to hear from any fellow researchers of this family. John Bland
Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
WOODFORD My grandmother many greats ago was Priscilla Woodford who came from Haconby but was transported to Australia for life in 1832. Her alleged crime was in setting fire to a haystack belonging to a man called Isaac Teesdale. If anyone knows of this family, I would love to hear from them. Priscilla's father and mother, John and Ann Woodford, remained in Haconby and perhaps there are some living in the village who may be related. Sharon Mansfield
29/11 Franklyn St Glebe 2037 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
WOODWARD I am desperate to find anyone else researching the Woodward family in and around Bourne to help solve a few puzzles. According to the 1881 census for West Deeping, near Bourne, William Woodward was an agricultural worker, aged 40, born at Baston, with a wife Sarah Ann, aged 37, a son William, aged 9, and daughters Hellen, aged 7, Rose, aged 5 and Flora, aged 3. Also staying at the house was John Woodward, agricultural labourer, aged 70, Ann Woodward, aged 70, and Edith Ann Woodward, aged 7. Edith Ann was my grandmother and her grandparents were John and Ann Woodward. William and Sarah Ann Woodward are buried at Baston cemetery, near Bourne, their grave marked by a single headstone. I am also looking for a connection to the Presgrave family who lived at 48 Station Street, Boston, in 1906. Any assistance most welcome, no matter how trivial. Roy Rust
Sibsey, near Boston, Lincolnshire, England
WOODS Maria Woods was my g-g-grandfather William Smeaton's sister. I am seeking information about her husband Thomas and their nine children, most born at  Carlby, near Bourne. Her first son was an illegitimate child born blind (Manthorpe/Bourne) in October 1849. He kept his mother's maiden name, George Robert Smeaton. The next children, all named Woods, were Henry Charles (born circa 1852 at Manthorpe); Hannah Maria (1853; married December 1877); Emma (1855); Lucy Mary or Pollie (1856); George Thomas (1858); Rose Alice (1860); Elizabeth (1862); Alfred (1868). Rose Alice was working as a barmaid at Stamford in 1881 and may have married Charles Hunting, a veterinarian. Lucy Mary was living at West Deeping in 1876. By 1881, Maria was living at Peterborough with her eldest son George Robert and two youngest children. Any additional information would be welcomed. See also SMEATON Kathy McCullough, Roselle Park, NewJersey, USA
WOOLMER I am researching the Woolmer family for a friend, Jack Woolmer, who is a member of that family and living in central Victoria, Australia. His grandfather, Charles Woolmer, was a gamekeeper on one of the estates within the Manor of Bourne when Jack's father and several siblings were born. We are interested in contacting anyone with relatives called Woolmer from Lincolnshire or Market Harborough, Northants. Gillian Steward
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
WORSDALL I am currently researching my family background and have found my great grandparents in the l901 census as living at Rundle Farm, Deeping St James, but have been unable to find earlier listings. They were Matthew and Charlotte Worsdall and in 1901, had seven children, all born at Bourne Fen, my grandfather being William (listed as Willie). My father thinks that Twenty and the name Elms Farm feature in the family's past. All information gratefully received. Ann Bullimore, Buckden, Huntingdon,
WORTH I am seeking information about the Worth family who lived in the Bourne area in the late 1700s into the 1800s, in particular a Sarah Worth, possibly born circa 1820, daughter of William Worth. Sarah eventually ended up in Adelaide, South Australia and I believe that her daughter, Kate Worth, possibly born in Adelaide circa 1850, lived briefly in Paris about 1870. Sarah appears to have been single and eventually married John Maude Woolley in South Australia while Kate married Robert Purdom Scott in South Australia. Any information gratefully received. Pat Leggett
Albany, Western Australia


WORTH My mother tells me that the Worths of Worth Perfume of Paris are family. Upon further investigation, I discovered that this was a business that stemmed from the Worth fashion house and that the founder, Charles Frederick Worth, was from Bourne. My ancestors were in the United States, probably New Jersey, by the early 1900s. Any help would be greatly appreciated in tracing my Worth ancestors. Nancy Guilfoy
Princeton, New Jersey, USA


WOULDS I am researching the name of Woulds and its variant spellings, particularly any of that name who came from Bourne, or Grantham, Lincolnshire. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Lee-anne Birthisel
Victoria, Australia
WRIGHT My third great grandfather Benjamin Wright was born in 1750 at Pinchbeck, near Spalding, and christened at Sempringham, near Bourne, on 28th November 1759. He died at Spalding on 27th October 1812 and was buried there on October 31st. His wife, Francis Sewards, was born at Aslackby, near Bourne, on 1st January 1762, christened in Spalding on 28th September 1764 and died at Pointon, near Bourne, on 2nd November 1841. They where married on 6th January 1786 at St Mary's Church, Weston, near Spalding, and had six children, Charles, Samuel, Ann, Mary, William and Elizabeth. William was my paternal great grandfather and he married Charlotte Rouse and emigrated to America in 1856, moving to Taylorville, Utah, in 1860. Any information would be welcome and all replies acknowledged. Neil Wright
Roseville, California, USA
WROOT My g-g-grandmother was Emily Verden Wroot who married George Bettinson in 1845. There are many people with that name but I cannot place her exactly and cannot trace her in the 1841 census. Any information will be appreciated. Francis Payne
Auckland, New Zealand
WYER Elizabeth Wyer, my great great grandmother, married William Sandall in about 1856 and they had six children that I am aware of, George, Edward John, Annie, Maria, Frederick, Ernest and Edmund. Does anyone have any information about them or any other of the Wyer family from this area? Rebecca Condon Morton, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England.
WYLES I am investigating Thomas Wyles (born at Bourne circa 1797), father of John Thomas Wyles (born circa 1847), David Wyles (born at Dowsby circa 1886) and David John Wyles (born at Folkingham circa 1917). Would love to hear from any descendants. I am also researching the Tory family. See also TORY Katie Warnsby
Lincoln, England

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