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Gosberton

Cemeteries

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Census

 Census
Year
 Piece Numbers
1851 H.O. 107/2096
1861 R.G. 9 / 2322
1871 R.G. 10 / 3346
1881 R.G. 11/3202
1891 R.G. 12/2561
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Church History

Saints Peter and Paul Church

Saints Gilbert and Hugh Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Gosberton is both a village and parish which lies about 110 miles north of London. It is also six miles northwest of Spalding and lies southwest of Boston. The parish includes the hamlets of Cheal, Belne, Rigbolt (Rightbolt), Westhorpe and part of Risegate and is bounded on the north by Quadring parish and on the southeast by Surfleet parish. The parish covers 7,729 acres of flat fenland, drained by many small canals.

The village lies just north of the Risegate Eau drain. For researchers who wish to visit:

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History

"We understand on good authority that the terms of the deed whereby Earl Brownlow granted a piece of land for the erection of this building having been violated at a recent Volunteer Corps dinner by the sale of intoxicating liquors in it, the good Templars took the matter up and have informed the magistrates of the deed and that for the future the magistrates have informed them that no such licence was granted.

We hope the authorities over the building did not know that application for the licence was made, though it is difficult to understand in so small a place that common gossip did not reach their ears.

We hear that other parties propose to violate another part of the conditions by having a bar there, which is contrary to the deed whereby the Earl made the grant.

We are open to contradiction and hope we are wrong but the thin end of the wedge has been allowed to be put in.

We ask.... Who is to blame?"
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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

Famous people of Gosberton include:

Other surnames in the parish records include HUDSON, HUNTON(S), BARRON, and EVERITT/EVERETT/EVERIT.

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 1,189
1831 1,951
1871 2,167
1881 2,104
1891 1,825
1901 1,825
1911 1,973
1921 2,022
1991 2,678
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Schools

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[Last updated: 20-November-2011 - Louis R. Mills]