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Holton le Clay


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 637
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2387
1871 R.G. 10 / 3410
1881 R.G. 11 / 3266
1891 R.G. 12 / 2611
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Church History

St. Peter's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Holton-le-Clay is a village and a parish 150 miles north of London and about 5 miles south of Great Grimsby. The parish covers about 1,530 acres.

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Year  Person
1842 -- not listed --
1856 -- not listed --
1868 -- not listed --
1872 Charles STOVIN, victualler
1882 John FRESHNEY, vict.
1889 William BLACKBORN.
1900 Joseph W. LITTLE
1913 Arthur Atkinson KIRK
1930 Fred FARMERY

The Royal Oak had two lodgers in 1881. Here is the census entry (RG 11/3266 folio 158):

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
Head John FRESHNEY M 52 Fulstow, Lincolnshire
wife Ellen FRESHNEY F 51 Aylesby, Lincolnshire
servant Jane SHERIFF F 16 North Thoresby, Lincolnshire
lodger Maria BLACKBURN F 35 Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
lodger William GRANT M 53 Alford, Lincolnshire
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Military History

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Military Records

John Readman provides the following, taken from the Roll of Honour at St. Peter's church. (See our disclaimer.) It's for the Great War 1914-1919. It lists all the people from the village who went to war and names those who were killed:

  • Harry BEEVERS, 1. South Stafford's. 2. Royal Irish Fusiliers, France and Salonica
  • William BOGG, 11th Lincolns
  • George E. BOYERS, Sapper in Royal Engineers, Railway Construction in Egypt
  • Herbert Henry BROCKLESBY, Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport in France
  • J. T. BROWN, 10th Lincolns, Wounded in France
  • Charles DIXON, 1. 10th Lincolns, 2. 8th Lincolns, 3. 7th Lincolns, In France-Wounded, June 16th, 1915, and July 2nd, 1916
  • Wilfred DOBBS, Rifleman in 9th Batt. King's Royal Rifles, In France- Prisoner of War, March 21st, 1918. Died November 10th, 1918
  • Stephen DOBBS, 1. Kent Yeomanry, 2. Remount Squadron, Dardenelles and England
  • Cecil Bernard DORMAN, Sapper in Royal Engineers, Railway Ordnance Department-France
  • John P. DUNNINGTON, Royal Engineers, France
  • Arthur Fyfe FORGE, 2nd Lieutenant, 8th Lincolns, In France-Killed in Action, October 4th, 1917
  • George Henry HUTSON, Lance-Corporal, 1. 5th Lincolns, 2. North Stafford's, 1. In France, 2. In Ireland, 3. France - Killed in Action, April 15th, 1918
  • Arthur HUTSON, 53rd Leicester's
  • Charles Hubert JEFFS, Lieutenant, 1. 5th Border Regiment attached to 1) Royal Flying Corps, 2) Royal Air Force, In France- Prisoner of War 1917-1918
  • John Roland JEFFS, Rifleman in 16th Batt, King's Royal Rifles, Belgium and France
  • Oliver Douglas JEFFS, 1. Royal Flying Corps, 2. Royal Air Force, Belgium and France, 1st Air Mechanic, (Wireless Section)
  • J. Thomas KINGSTON
  • France William MARSHALL, 1. 5th Lincolns 2. Substitution Company
  • Charles NEAL, Northumberland Fusiliers
  • France Harry PHILLIPS, 1st Lincolns, France -Wounded, June 16th, 1915
  • Fred PINDER, Lance-Corporal 7th Lincolns, France-Killed in Action October 12th, 1917
  • H. Jesse RINGROSE, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, France - Wounded September 10th, 1917
  • Albert RINGROSE, 6th South Stafford's, In Ireland and France - Wounded August 1st 1917
  • Cyril ROOTS, 2nd Lincolns, France - Killedin Action, October 13th, 1915
  • Arthur RUSBY, Royal Field Artillery, Ireland and France
  • Walter RUSBY, Royal Army Medical Corps, France
  • William RUSBY, Lance-Corporal, Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport in France
  • George SAUNBY, Royal Army Medical Corps, Wounded in France
  • John Lionel SAUNBY, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • William S. SHARPE, Canadian Expeditionary Force, France - Wounded October 27th, 1917
  • Arthur Thomas SMITH, 2nd Royal Warwick's, France - Wounded May 13th, Died May 17th, 1917
  • Harry STUBBS, Driver, Royal Field Artillery, Ireland and France
  • William THORNALLEY, Corporal, 5th Lincolns, Ireland and France
  • Harold THORNALLEY, Lance-Corporal, 5th Lincolns, France - Wounded September 17th, 1915
  • Jack THORNALLEY, Corporal, 5th Lincolns, Ireland and France
  • Reginald THORNALLEY, 53rd Leicester's
  • Arthur WAKELIN, 3rd Coldstream Guards, France - Wounded October 21st, 1915
  • Fred WAKELIN, Corporal, 5th Lincolns, Ireland and France. Wounded, Prisoner of War, April 11th, 1917, Died April 13th, 1917
  • John WAKELIN, 7th Lincolns, France - Wounded October 29th, 1917

There is one Commonwealth War Grave from World War II in St. Peter's churchyard:

  1. Frank BAXTER, skipper MS trawler Montano, Royal Navy Reserve, died 22 Spet. 1943. Frank died of a heart attack, not from enemy action. The Montano was used as a minesweeper.
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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1801 134
1811 161
1831 207
1841 263
1871 306
1881 283
1891 280
1901 257
1911 276
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