There is a local person who is the Resident Expert on Waddington: Jean Towers, 'Malpas', 436 Brant Road, Waddington, Lincoln LN5 9AN.
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here prior to 1842, as did the Friends' (Quakers). The Free Methodists had a chapel here prior to 1900. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
This village and parish lie just 4 miles south of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, across the River Witham and just south of Bracebridge Heath. Branston parish is to the northeast and Harmston to the south. The parish covers about 3,330 acres of land.
The village of Waddington sits on a limestone eminence. It has grown a great deal in the last century. If you are planning a visit:
Take the A15 trunk road, south out of Lincoln and turn off at the southbound A607 trunk road. Follow that one mile south to Waddington village.
The village held an annual feast each October 11th.
In 1838 George BOOLE, later to be a famous mathematician, took over Hall's Acadamy. He moved back to the town of Lincoln in 1840. BOOLE is the "inventor" of Boolean Logic, a simple set of basic logic rules for problem solving. BOOLE's work is a foundation stone of electronic computing and BOOLE is considered a founder of digital computing.
The village had a railway station 1 mile to the west on the Grantham and Lincoln branch of the Great Northern Railway.
Peter LANGSDALE provides a picture of the Horse and Jockey P. H. at Geo-graph in a photo taken in 2002. Here are the names associated with the Inn in various Directories:
John SLIGHT, vict.
Frederick TAYLOR, farmer & vict.
William Butler Martin HOWDEN, vict.
Edwin George CHOPPING
The Three Horse Shoes P. H. provided a place to swap stories and news. It may have been just "Horse Shoes P. H." prior to about 1875. Here are the names associated with the Inn in various Directories:
Wm. WOOD, vict.
William MILLINGTON, vict.
Henry ONYON, bricklayer & vict.
John Charles TAYLOR
Jn. Wm. COOK
Peter LANGSDALE provides a picture of the Wheatsheaf Inn at Geo-graph in a photo taken in 2002. Here are the names associated with the Inn in various Directories:
Robert Fox, vict.
John TAYLOR, vict.
Edward Francis TYE, vict.
Edward Francis TYE was born in Newball, LIN, circa 1833.