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Billingborough

Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 615
1851 H.O. 107 / 2095
1861 R.G. 9 / 2316
1871 R.G. 10 / 3312
1891 R.G. 12 / 2556
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Church History

Billingborough St. Andrew church

Billingborough St. Andrew church

Billingborough St. Andrew church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Billingborough is both a large village and a parish 104 miles north of London and 9 miles NNE of Bourne. The B1177 road passes through the centre of the parish. Horbling parish lies to the north. The South Forty Foot Drain completes the eastern border. The old Car Dyke passes just east of the village. The parish encompasses about 2,200 acres.

For the visitor with a little time to spare, there's nothing like a visit to Hansens Handmade Chocolates on the High Street. There's an excellent description, with photographs, of the village at the Rex site.

If you are planning a visit:

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History

Year  Person
1842 Sar. JOHNSON, Vict.
1868 Mrs. Sarah JOHNSON
1872 Edward JOHNSON, vict.
1882 Edward JOHNSON, vict.
1900 Robert WADSLEY
1913 Edward SMITH
1930 Geo. W. BOOTH

Edward JOHNSON, above, was born in Billingborough, LIN, circa 1836. His mother, Sarah, was born in France.

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Billingborough War Memorial and the names on the plaques in the church, see the Roll of Honour site.

WW2:
  1. Cyril BRYANT
  2. Ralph Hilton CREDLAND
  3. Roy Hardy FREEMAN
  4. Robert Walter IRONMONGER
  5. Stephen LAMB
  6. Frank Henry MEADS
  7. Tom SPENSER
There are also 3 private memorials in the church:
  1. To Sgt Ralph H Credland Royal Air Force VR died 28 Jan 1942.
  2. To Leslie Grosvenor Hodgkinson Royal Field Artillery, eldest son of Charles Grosvenor Hodgkinson and Mary. Born St Andrews Day 1893 and killed in action near Ypres 1917 (no actual date mentioned), aged 23.
  3. To 2nd Lieut Charles Reginald Winckley (Sherwood Foresters). Killed in France 20th July 1916, aged 22. Second son of Revd C R Thorold Winckley of Billingborough

Steve Morse adds:

There are three Commonwealth War Graves in the Billingborough churchyard:

  1. R. CHRISTIAN, priv., Durham Light Inf., died 22 Nov. 1918, son of Elizabeth CHRISTIAN, Kirkby Underwood.
  2. Cyril Arthur BRYANT, srgt., 9 Sqdn. RAF, 24, died 30 Oct. 1939.
  3. Roy Hardy FREEMAN, ldg. airman, RN (HMS Nightjar), died 23 Oct. 1943, son of William Hardy and Charloote Lilian FRREMAN, Billingborough.
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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

The parish grew quickly in the 1800s. With the coming of the railroads around 1845, the population soared.

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 537
1831 831
1841 999
1851 1,048
1871 1,227
1891 1,123
1911 964
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Schools

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[Last updated: 1-February-2014 - Louis R. Mills]