CAUTION: Bernie Kettlewell reports that there is a serious discrepancy in the IGI records included for the period 1700-1753. It contains a significant number (38) of marriages additional to those in the PR. Anne Cole investigated and found that these additional marriages actually took place at Ingham in Lawres Deanery.
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a 1641/2 Protestation Return for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here before 1842 and rebuilt in 1883. The Primitive Methodists erected a chapel in 1910. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Joathan THACKER has a photograph of the modern Roman Catholic Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2011.
Immingham is both a village and a parish in the north of Lincolnshire, on the banks of the River Humber. It sits 10 miles north-west of Grimsby and south-east of Killingholme. Habrough parish lies to the west and Stallingborough parish to the south. The parish covers about 4,200 acres and includes the hamlet of Roxton about 1.5 miles south of the village.
The Pilgrim Fathers left from the bank of the Humber at a place called Immingham Creek to Holland in 1608. The actual spot was marked by a memorial which was erected in 1924. The granite top stone of the memorial was taken from Plymouth Rock, Mass, and presented by the Sulgrave Institution. The memorial was erected by the Anglo-American Society of Hull. The memorial became surrounded by industry as the Immingham dock area expanded and was moved in 1970 to its present site in a small park opposite the church in Immingham. According to Alan TAILBY in his book (See Bibliography) the Pilgrims did hire a boat to take them to Holland from Boston in 1607 but the skipper, after taking their money, betrayed them to the authorities and they were imprisoned for a time. Many of the streets in Immingham are named after the Pilgrims: e.g. Clyfton Crescent and Brewster Avenue.
Christine HASMAN has a photograph of the Pilgrim Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005.
In 1906, Lady HENDERSON turned the first sod to create the large dock at Immingham. The dock officially opened 6 years later on 22 July, 1912.
Prior to World War I most of this parish was grazing land.
Rail buffs may wish to poke around the old Locomotive Depot for old stock like this locomotive seen on Geo-graph, taken in September, 1947.
David WRIGHT has a photograph of the Bluestone Inn on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006..
The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) established a balloon base just before the outbreak of World War I.
The base provided not only barrage balloons to protect the port, but also kite balloons for use by convoy escorts. They also provided balloons wih wicker baskets to take observers up to 3,000 feet to watch for enemy submarines, torpedo tracks and floating mines.
A few biplanes flew from the base to supplement the observers, but there were not any extensive military flights.
The newly-formed RAF took over the base in April, 1918 until its closure shortly after the war.
The Grimsby Telegraph carries an atricle on the 46 people from Immingham who died in WWI.