Marriages are in Boyd's Marriage Index, covering 1651 - 1812 and Pallot's Marriage Index, covering 1790 - 1812.
The LFHS has published several indexes (marriage and burial) for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
Methodism came to Norton Disney circa 1821. The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here, apparently in 1894. For information and assistance in researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
Norton Disney is both a parish and a village that lies in the vale of the River Witham, seven miles north-east of Newark and eleven miles SSW of Lincoln. The two Nottinghamshire parishes of North and South Collingham lie to the west, and the Lincolnshire parishes of Swinderby and Thurlby to the north. The parish covers just over 2,300 acres of good farmland.
The small village of Norton Disney is just south and east off of the A46 trunk road between Lincoln and Newark. The River Witham passes just south of the village. If you are planning a visit:
Ian S. has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2012.
It appears that the parish had a single Public House with a long life. It started out in the 17th century as "The Sportsman", but changed to "St. Vincent Arms" in 1909. The name reflects the Viscount St. Vincent who was lord of the manor and principal landowner of the parish. There is a photograph at Geo-graph, taken by Richard CROFT in 2007. It has changed its name again, after 1930, to become "The Green Man".
Here are the names of the proprietors or victuallers from various Directories:
The parish name derives from the Old English north+tun, which means "northern farmstead" coupled with the Norman family name de Isney. In the 1086 Domesday Book, the parish is listed simply as Nortune. In 1331, the parish is first recorded as Norton Isney. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]