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Barrowby

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Grantham sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • After the Poor Law Union was re-organized in 1891, the parish was in the Grantham North sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The Lincolnshire Family History Society has published surname indexes on fiche or in booklet form for each of these census years under the title "Grantham". Please note that these are SURNAME indexes only, and do not show first names, age or relationships.
Census
Year
Piece No. Piece Numbers LFHS Surname Index
1841 0438756 H.O. 107/615 Fiche
1851 0087732 H.O. 107 / 2103 Booklet
1861 0542958 R.G. 9 / 2353 Fiche
1871 0839361 R.G. 10 / 3362 Booklet or Fiche
1881 1341771 R.G. 11 / 3234
1891 6097693 R.G. 12 / 2583 Booklet or Fiche

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Barrowby area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints, built in the gothic style.
  • The church was extensively restored in 1852 and an organ chamber added in 1870.
  • The church was further restored in 1889-90.
  • The church seats 360.
  • There is a photograph of All Saints church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2007.
  • Here are two photos of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Barrowby All Saints parish church

Barrowby All Saints parish church

Church Records

  • Anglican Parish registers exist from 1538. Bishop's transcripts exist from 1562 to 1842.
  • Barrowby marriages from 1651-1750 are covered in Boyd's Marriage Index, and from 1790-1837 in Pallot's Marriage Index.
  • Parish registers are on file at the Society of Genealogists, covering 1538 - 1837.
  • The LFHS has published several indexes for the Grantham Deanery to assist in your searches.
  • Those researching the ALLEN/ALLIN surname will want to check our parish register extract. Your additions are welcome.
  • The Independent (later "Free") Methodists had a small chapel here, built in 1840. The Wesleyan Methodists built theirs a few years later. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Grantham sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • After the Poor Law Union was re-organized in 1891, the parish was in the Grantham North sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish are just west of Grantham. Harlaxton parish lies to the south, Woolsthorpe and Denton parish to the southwest and Muston, in Leicestershire, lies to the west. The parish covers about 4,400 acres.

The parish also included the hamlet of Casthorpe, which by 1841 consisted of only three farms.

The village of Barrowby is immediately west of the A1 trunk road and south of the A52, and about a mile and a half north of the Grantham and Nottingham Canal. The Foston Beck travels through the western side of the parish and feeds into the Grantham Canal. If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A1 Motorway to Grantham. This road curves around the west side of Grantham, where it connects to the A52 Trunk Road. Take the A52 west about 1/4 mile and turn south to Barrowby.
  • David HARRIS has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2008. Keep an eye open for it!
  • David DIXON goes him one better with a close-up of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2013.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Barrowby which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Barrowby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Barrowby to another place.

History

  • Dr. HURST died here in 1687. He was a famous rector of Barrowby and Leadenham who became chaplain to Charles I. He was "plundered, imprisoned and ejected" due to his loyalty to the king.
  • Check the history of the Wapentake at the Loveden Wapentake website.

Land and Property

  • In 1841, roughly half the parish belonged to the Duke of Devonshire, who was lord of the manor. Sir J. C. THOROLD owned about one-quarter of the land and the rest belonged to the WELBY and other families.
  • In 1872, things hadn't changed much. Roughly half the parish belonged to the Duke of Devonshire, lord of the manor. Sir J. H. THOROLD, baronet, owned about one-quarter of the land and the rest belonged to the WELBY, KELHAM and other families.
  • In 1913, still half the parish belonged to the Duke of Devonshire, still lord of the manor. Sir John H. THOROLD, baronet, owned about one-quarter of the land and the rest belonged to the WELBY and other families.

Manors

  • By 1842, Barrowby Hall had been reduced to a farm house and the surrounding moat drained and filled in.
  • In 1872, the ancient hall was occupied by Mr. Thomas PINDER.
  • Note: There is a Barrowby Hall in Nottinghamshire as well.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK878365 (Lat/Lon: 52.918730, -0.695594), Barrowby which are provided by:

Military History

  • In the church is a large bronze tablet with the names of the men who died in World War I.
  • In 1930 Lt.-Col. Robert C. SWAN resided at Barrowby Grange.

Military Records

From the Barrowby War Memorial (with additional notations), all by Eric WALTERS:

Surname Given names Unit Died Cemetery Notes
BATES John William 152 RFA 27-Mar-1916 St Marie le Havre b
BATTERSBY George 193 MGC 30-Mar-1918 Anzin St Autin BC
BLACKBOURNE James W. 10 Essex  28-Dec-1918 Barkstone St Nicholas c
BLOODWORTH Herbert 217 RFA 17-Aug-1917 Tyne Cot Mem
BOINTON Norman 10 Lincs 28-Apr-1917 Roeux BC a
BONNETT Alfred Edward 2 SLI 23-Oct-1918 St Souplet BC
BRYAN Thomas 5 Lincs 17-Apr-1917 Ste Emile Valley
BULLOCK John William 4 Lincs 13-Oct-1915 Loos Mem a
CHILVERS Ernest 8th S Foresters 27-Oct-1915 Abbeville Cty
COY Arthur 8th Lincs 21-Jan-1916 Cite Bonjean MC
DARBY George Edward S Notts Hussars 06-Jul-1916 Salonika Anglo-French
GASCOIGNE Albert 1 Grenadier Guards 22-Oct-1916 Barrowby All Saints
GASCOIGNE Frederick HMS Queen Mary 31-May-1916 Portsmouth Naval Mem
GREEN Tom 20th Manchesters 26-Oct-1918 Premont BC
HEPPENSTALL Frederick Victor 7th Lincs 20-Feb-1918 Rocquigny-Equancourt Rd
HOLMES Afred Basil 4 KOYLI 20-Jul-1918 Soissons Mem
HORNSBY Richard L. 6 Lincs 07-Oct-1915 Helles Mem
KNOWLES Tom HM Torpedo Bt 7 10-Oct-1914 Chatham Naval Mem
MUSSON John Francis 3rd Coldstream 24-Nov-1917 Cambrai Mem
MUSSON Thomas Francis 1st Scots Gds 27-Nov-1917 Cambrai Mem
NORTH Thomas James 20 RGA 08-Mar-1918 Lapugnoy d
OGDEN Charles Lincs Yeo 03-Nov-1915 Le Petit Lac Algeria e
PEATMAN Arthur MGC 13-Oct-1915 Arras Mem
SKIPWORTH John Patrick 255 RFA 28-Mar-1918 Arras Mem
SMITH Walter 7 Lincs 12-Oct-1917 Tyne Cot Mem
SOUTHERN J. MGC 19-Nov-1918 Barrowby All Saints
SOUTHERN T. 15 Lancs Fus 06-Nov-1918 Premont BC
SWALLOW Alfred Bailey 470 RE _ Field Coy 21-Mar-1918 Arras Mem a
TOWERS Alan 4 Lincs 13-Oct-1915 Loos Mem

Key - on other memorials as follows:

  1. Grantham
  2. Welton
  3. Barkston
  4. Lincoln GPO
  5. Lincoln

Names, Geographical

  • The name derives from the Old Scandinavian berg+by, meaning "village on the hill". It appears as Bergebi in the 1086 Domesday Book. It is presumed that the Vikings founded Barrowby, but that is as yet unproven.
    [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].

Names, Personal

  • White's 1842 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: ANNIS, ARCHER, ASHWELL, BULLIMORE, DAWN, DICKINSON, DOWNING, EMINSON, FREEMAN, FRIESTON, GARTON, GIBSON, IRELAND, JACKSON, JENKINSON, JOHNSTON, KENDAL, KING, KITTLE, MILLHOUSE, MORRIS, NELSON, PEARSON, PINDER, RICKITT, SAVIDGE, SHARP, SILLS, SMITH, STEPHENSON, TAYLOR, TROLLEY, VINCENT, WALFORD and WALKER.
  • Kelley's 1913 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: BLANKLEY, BLOODWORTH, BREWSTER, BRIGGS, BROOKS, BROWNLOW, BURROWS, DOWNING, FOYSTER, GASCOIGNE, GRIFFIN, GRIET, HOMES, HORNSBY, HULL, INGRAM, JARVIS, JUDSON, LYNN, MURGATROID, MUSSON, NATION, NAYLOR, NEWTON, PATMAN, PEARSON, PELL, PINDER, SHARP, SMIS, SMITH, STRANGE, SWALLOW, TATCHELL, TINKLER, WELBY, WIKSON and WOOMER.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Loveden Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven. Prior to the 1830s it had been in the Winnibriggs & Threo Wapentake.
  • For today's district governance, contact the South Kesteven District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spittlegate petty session hearings.
  • Lewis SOMERSALL and Thomas HURST, DD, donated rent-charges of 20 shillings each to go to the poor.
  • Prior to 1842, various donors left £130, the interest to go to poor parishioners.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, the parish became part of the Grantham Poor Law Union.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 465
1831 697
1841 799
1851 801
1861 862
1871 869
1891 817
1911 861

Schools

  • A new school was first erected here in 1852. A Public Elementary School was erected about 1880 to hold 190 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.