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.
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.
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.
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.
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].