Holton Beckering is a parish and small town about 2.5 miles north of Wragby and 11 miles north-east of Lincoln. To the west is Wickenby parish, to the north is Lissington parish and to the south lies Rand parish. The parish covers about 1,800 acres. Included in the parish is the hamlet of Beckering on the south side of the valley. The parish is often refered to as "Holton cum Beckering". This name was adopted to differentiate this Holton from others in Lincolnshire.
The village of Holton lies on the north side of the valley. A small rivulet runs south of the village, eventually joining the River Witham. If you are planning a visit:
The name Holton is Old English, Hoh+tun, or "farmstead on a spur of land". It first appears in the 1086 Domesday Book as Houtune. The name Beckering is probably Old Scandinavian, Beckkr+inga, or "dwellers at a stream". [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," A. D. Mills, Oxford University Press, 1991]
In White's 1843 directory, he lists the following people in the parish: Thos. Maddison ADAMS, William ADAMS, John BRATTON, Ann CAPP, William GOODMAN, Rev. J. HALE, Jno. JOHNSON, William LINGARD, Matthew PHILLIPSON, Isaac ROBINSON, George THOMPSON and Martin WEST.
In Kelly's 1900 directory, he lists the following people in the parish: Thomas COOK, Thomas DRURY, John FENTON, Joseph GOY, Mrs. Sarah Jane HARDWICK, Thomas MILNS, Thomas MUMBY, Aiwyn MUSGRAVE, Percy MUSGRAVE, Campbell NEAVE, Rev. James OSBORNE, and Samuel TINKER.
The parish was in the ancient Wraggoe Wapentake in the West Lindsey division of the county, in the parts of Lindsey.
The parish has also been listed in Directories, perhaps erroneously, as in the East Lindsey division of the county.
The citizens of this parish have elected to have periodic Parish Meetings rather than a formal Parish Council. Therefore there is no staff to do family history searches for you. You may contact them regarding civic or political issues, however.