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Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 624
1861 R.G. 9 / 2347
1871 R.G. 10 / 3355
1891 R.G. 12 / 2582
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Church History

St. John's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

South Witham is both a village and parish on the River Witham 11 miles south of Grantham, less than a mile off the A1 trunk road to the west. The river flows north at this point, toward neighboring North Witham parish. The parish is bordered by Leicester and Rutland counties on the west and south. The parish covers about 1,770 acres and includes the Forty Acre Wood.

If you are planning a visit:

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Year  Person
1842 Wm. FOWLES, vict.
1868 George C. HEALEY, farmer
1872 George Cocks HEALEY, farmer & victualler
1882 Jonathan BATTY, vict. & farmer
1900 Jonathan BATTY
1913 Jonathan BATTY
1930 Jonathan BATTY
Year  Person
1842 William MERRY, vict.
1868 -- not listed --
1872 William PEARSON, farmer & victualler
1882 -- not listed --
1900 -- not listed --
Year  Person
1842 Naaman BEESON, vict. & bricklayer
1868 Naaman BEESON, builder
1872 Naaman BEESON, vict. & stonemason
1882 George Kelley HUDSON, vict., farmer & blacksmith
1900 George Kelly HUDSON, farmer & blacksmith
1913 Robert CORNER
1930 Robert CORNER

There was a Fox Inn on the Common in 1882. It may have replaced the Blue Bell. The Fox is not listed in 1900.

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Military History

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Military Records

There are two Commonwealth War Graves in St. John's churchyard, one from each World War:

  1. Edward BEAN, corp., Lincs Regt., age 32, died 8 Nov. 1918. Husband of H. Bean of South Witham.
  2. Norman W. WING, gunner, 2nd Searchlight Regt. of Royal Artillery, age 21, died 15 Oct. 1943. Son of Robert Henry and Hilda Wing of South Witham.
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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1801 343
1831 410
1841 506
1851 544
1861 531
1871 488
1881 410
1891 575
1911 410
1921 446
1931 427
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