Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
Moulton Chapel, a chapel of ease for All Saints, was built 4.5 miles south of the village in 1722. All register entries would be under All Saints. Moulton Chapel was enlarged in 1886 and rededicated as St. James Anglican church, complete with its own registers (starting in 1890).
There is a photograph of Moulton Seas End, Mission Church, on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. James' Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2007.
Here is a photo of St. James Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
We have a partial parish register extract. Your additions to this are welcome. Contact the site co-ordinator below.
The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the West Elloe Deanery to make your search easier.
The Wesleyan Methodists had two chapels in the parish, and the Free Methodists had one at Moulton Chapel. The Primitive Methodists built one at Seasend in 1835. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page. (JB)
The Primitive Methodist chapel at Seasend was eventually turned into a residence. Richard HUMPHREY has a photograph of the former chapel on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2013.
Moulton is both a village and parish about 100 miles north of London, midway between Spalding and Holbeach. The parish is a long, narrow affair, running north to south, and incorporates the hamlets of Moulton Chapel, Moulton Eugate and Moulton Seas End. Crowland parish lies to the south, Weston parish forms the western border, and the River Welland is the northern boundary. The area is about 12,000 acres of flat fenland, drained by many small canals.
If you are planning a visit:
The A151 trunk road runs past the north end of the village.
Moulton is famous for its old windmill. In 1895, the cap and sails blew down, but a restoration project is underway. (Thank you, John Bland.)
Near Ravensbank, several Roman urns of fine white and red earth were dug up in 1721.
The town is said to have originated in 1100 AD, under the auspices of Thos. de MULTON, the first Baron Multon. His family had a moated mansion here, in a place called Hall-grounds, which they occupied occasionally until 1313.
In a lane called Old Spalding Gate, formerly the main road across the parish, stands a small ancient stone, called Elloe Stone, around which the wapentake court is said to have been held.
On 9 December 1765, a sudden and unexpected high tide inundated the salt marsh on the north end of the parish and drowned 2,092 sheep and 13 horses, plus a few cows.
On 10 November 1810, a breach in the seawall caused considerable damage and some loss of life.
By 1872, Moulton village had a railway station on the Bourn and Lynn branch of the Great Northern line.
In White's 1842 Directory, Lord Boston was the principal landowner, and others included John TATAM of Austindyke (the directory mentions that he weighs 36 stone), Maurice JOHNSON, Lord Say-and-Sele, Sir W. J. HAWLEY, Sir William LANGHAM, Richard SIMPSON, the Crown, and the families BOUTLON, HOOTON, CLARKE, EVERARD, BUCKWORTH and few other small holders.
The name Moulton is from the Old English Mul+tun, which could mean either "Place where mules are kept" or "Mula's Village". In the 1086 Domesday book, the village is given as Multune. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
John Bland tells us (2004) that the locals drop their "t"s and pronounce the name as "Mol-on".
The parish was in the ancient Elloe Wapentake in the South Holland district in the parts of Holland.
In 1890, Moulton Chapel was made a separate parish, by order of Her Majesty in council, on 17 May. The boundary line was made the middle of Austendyke road. The southern boundary was Queen's bank. The new parish covered about 3,850 acres.
You may contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT funded to do family history searches for you.
A Free Grammar School was founded here in 1561 by John HARROX (also listed as WADDOX). A new facility for older students of the school, called an Upper School, was built in 1856. The older building, built in 1792 was used for younger children. The old building was replaced in 1878.
A National School was built at Moulton Chapel about 1855. A new school was built here in 1880.