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Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 625 & 895
1851 H.O. 107 / 2094
1861 R.G. 9 / 2311 & 2312
1871 R.G. 10 / 3308 - 3310
1881 R.G. 11 / 3191
1891 R.G. 12 / 2552 - 2554
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Church History

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Church Records

Stamford Anglican parish registers exist from the dates shown in the table below (sources differ by a few years for some). Many of these records are available in the Stamford Library, as well as the Lincolnshire Archives.

 Parish Year
All Saints 1560
St. George 1560
St. John the Baptist 1561
St. Mary 1569
St. Michael (borders on Uffington) 1560
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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Stamford is a borough and a collection of 5 parishes which lie in the southwest corner of Lincolnshire about 46 miles southeast of Lincoln on the Great North Road. They also lie 89 miles north of London and 14 miles northwest of Peterborough off of either the A15 or the A16 trunk roads. The borough is bounded on the northeast by Uffington parish and on the north and west by Rutland county and to the south by Northamptonshire.

Stamford sits on a small hill rising from the north bank of the River Welland. Photographs of Stamford sites can be found at:

There is also a commercial web site for Stamford.

Researchers who visit present-day Stamford will find a wide variety of accomodations. Hotels include:

Make sure you visit the Stamford Museum on Broad Street on Saturdays, 10AM to 5PM, for family activities. The Museum also sponsors guided walks of the Medieval monasteries of Stamford organised by the Stamford Civic Society and Stamford Museum. For tickets, contact Stamford Museum at 01780 766317. Also on Broad Street is Brownes Hospital, one of the best surviving Almshouses in England, built in the 1480s. The Boardroom, Chapel and Audit Room are open to the public on weekends. Visit the secret cloister with enchanting garden. And any visit to Stamford should start with a check of:

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Year  Person
1842 John PALMER
1861 William WRIGHT
1868 William WRIGHT
1872 Joseph CLIFTON
1882 Joseph CLIFTON, vict.
1900 Walter Stevenson HARR
1913 Frank HENSON
1919 Frank HENSON
1930 Mrs. Frank HENSON

Joseph CLIFTON, above, was born in Leicester city, LEI, about 1834. He was married to Eliza from Sleaford, LIN.

Year  Person
1872 Henry WHINCUP, vict.
1882 A. MOYES, vict.
1900 -- not listed --
1913 -- not listed --
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Military History

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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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In 1086, according to the Domesday Book, Stamford was one of the largest towns in Lincolnshire. With the coming of the railroads, the growth was phenominal. The Parish of Stamford Baron (it means "Stamford across the bridge") in Northamptonshire is traditionally considered part of the borough of Stamford, but has not been included in the population statistics given here.

     Year  Inhabitants
1086 2,500
1831 5,837
1851 7,326
1881 7,604
1891 8,613
1911 9,647
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[Last updated: 25-August-2013 - Louis R. Mills]