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Morton by Bourne


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 620
1851 H.O. 107 / 2095
1861 R.G. 9 / 2317
1871 R.G. 10 / 3314
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Church History

St. John the Baptist's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Morton by Bourne is both a village and parish about 2 miles north of Bourne and 97 miles north of London. The parish includes the hamlet of Hanthorpe (also called Harmthorpe). Hacconby parish lies to the north. The parish covers about 4,850 acres of land that is typical Fenland marsh.

The A15 trunk road (the old Roman Road) runs through the west end of the village. The village was, in the 19th century, supplied with water from artesian wells. The River Glen flows southward just outside the eastern edge of the village. If you are planning a visit:

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Year  Person
1842 James ANDREW, vict.
1868 William BAXTER
1872 William BAXTER, vict.
1882 William BAXTER, vict.
1900 Walter BELL
1913 George DIBBEN
1930 William E. PARKER
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Military Records

  1. Arthur Ashton
  2. John Thomas Ashton
  3. William James Barron
  4. Arthur Bates
  5. John James Booth
  6. Cecil Cox
  7. Thomas Fowler
  8. Harold Hanford
  1. Arthur Newton
  2. Arthur Charles Parker
  3. Rupert Hardy Parker
  4. George Plowright
  5. William Swift
  6. John Taylor
  7. Joseph Parker Taylor
  8. James Wright

There is also this burial in the churchyard:

  1. Albert Edward WHITETHREAD, priv., 88th training batln., age 35, died 15 June 1917.
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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1801 603
1831 842
1841 952
1871 973
1881 950
1891 899
1901 794
1911 839
1921 790
1931 877
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