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Donington

Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 606
1851 H.O. 107 / 2096
1861 R.G. 9 / 2321
1871 R.G. 10 / 3319
1881 R.G. 11 / 3201
1891 R.G. 12 / 2560
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Church History

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Donington (sometimes "Donnington") is both a village, a market town and a parish. It lies 110 miles north of London, 10 miles north of Spalding and 10 miles to the southwest of Boston. The parish is bounded on the north by Bicker parish and on the south by Quadring parish. The parish covers over 5,800 acres and includes the hamlet of Northorpe. The area is flat fenland, drained by many small canals.

The nearby "Forty Foot Drain" used to be an important route for barge trade to Boston.

The village lies just off the A52 trunk road. If you are planning a visit:

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History

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

The Old Cemetery has one Commonwealth War Grave from World War I and 4 from World War II. They are for:

  1. William Jabez THOMPSON, priv., Austrailian Inf., age 45, died 24 Nov. 1917.
  2. Harold William DODS, lieut., Scots Guards, age 35, died 18 June 1944.
  3. Harold FORMAN, priv., RAMC, age 45, died 2 Dec. 1946.
  4. William Henry PATTISON, petty officer, RN, died 6 Mar. 1945.
  5. Walter Richard WINDSOR, srgt., RAF Vol Rsv., age 26, died 10 Jan. 1944.
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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

Chris WILSHAW provides this list of surnames from christenings found in the 1730 parish register:

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

     Year  Inhabitants
1801 1,321
1831 1,759
1851 1,867
1871 1,753
1891 1,547
1911 1,564
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Schools

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[Last updated: 22-September-2013 - Louis R. Mills]