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Woolsthorpe (or Woolsthorpe by Belvoir)


Year LDS Film/Fiche No. Piece Numbers LFHS Surname Index
1841 0438756 H.O. 107 / 615 & 624 Fiche
1851 0087731 H.O. 107 / 2102 Booklet
1861 0542957 R.G. 9 / 234x Fiche
1871 0839359 R.G. 10 / 3357 Booklet or Fiche
1881 1341769 R.G. 11 / 3227
1891 6097692, 4 fiche R.G. 12 / 2582 Booklet or Fiche
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Church History

St. James Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

This village and parish lie south-west of Barrowby, six miles west of Grantham and on the border of Leicestershire, overlooking Belvoir Castle. It is just west of the A1 Motorway and north of the A607 trunk road. The parish covers about 1,950 acres.

Woolsthorpe village lies on the eastern bank of the River Devon, here just a small stream flowing north to eventually join the River Trent near Newark. If you are planning a visit:

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Land and Property

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Military Records

Michael PECK provides us with: "Woolsthorpe by Belvoir War memorials have now been recorded"

For a photograph of the War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

There are three Commonwealth War Graves in Woolsthorpe's Upper Cemetery:

  1. Cecil Fred KEMP, priv., No. 1 Coy. Royal Army Med. Corps, age 37, died 6 Nov. 1918. Husband of Louisa Amelia KEMP, of Woolsthorpe,
  2. G. PACEY, priv., Lincs Regt., died 25 Oct. 1914.
  3. William Ernest PACEY, gunner, 378 H.A.A. Bty. Royal Artillery, died 17 May 1946. Husband of Frances PACEY, of Sedgebrook.

Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of G. PACEY's gravestone on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2012.

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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 372
1831 650
1841 675
1851 632
1861 615
1871 656
1881 598
1891 594
1911 568
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