"STOCKWITH (EAST), a hamlet in the parish of GAINSBOROUGH, wapentake of CORRINGHAM, parts of LINDSEY, county of LINCOLN, 3 miles (N.N.W.) from Gainsborough, containing 224 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists." [Samuel LEWIS, "A Topographical Dictionary of England", 1831]
The Anglican parish register dates from 1847 and includes Walkerwith.
Burial register entries for St. Peter (1847-1900) are included in the National Burial Index (NBI).
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Corringham Deanery to make your search easier. Remember that many entries prior to 1846 for this community will be listed under Gainsborough.
The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1910, the Primitive Methodists in 1870. A Wesleyan chapel was built in Walkerwith township in 1834. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
East Stockwith is an ecclesiastical parish and a village about 150 miles north of London, 4 miles north-west of Gainsborough and 2 miles east of Misterton (in Nottingham county), on the eastern bank of the River Trent. Across the river is the hamlet of West Stockwith and the basin of the Chesterfield Canal (where the River Idle joins the River Trent). The parish includes the township of Walkerwith about one mile south, and covered about 780 acres in 1913. Until 1846, the parish was part of Gainsborough parish.
The township of East Stockwith covers about 420 acres. The township of Walkerwith covers about 275 acres. If you are planning a visit:
Ferry service across the River Trent stopped in 1953.
The name derives from the Old English stocc+hyth, meaning "landing-place made of logs". It appears as Stochithe in the 12th century. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].