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Wrawby 1868

The Post Office Directory of Lincolnshire, 1868.Edited by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S.

Printed and Published by Kelly and Co.
12, Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn, W.C.Pages 347-348 (in the directory book)

WRAWBY is a pleasant village and parish, in the Northern division of the county, parts of Lindsey, southern division of the wapentake of Yarborough, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Brigg, rural deanery of Yarborough, and archdeaconry and diocese of Lincoln, situate on an eminence from which there is a fine view of the town of Brigg, from which place the Manchester and Sheffield Railway station is distant one mile and a half, and 163 miles from London. The church of St. Mary is an old building, with a square tower with 3 bells: the tower is very old, in the Early English style: the nave is in the debased style: the chancel was rebuilt about 60 years ago. The register dates from 1675. The living is a vicarage, annual value £230, with residence, in the gift of Clare College, Cambridge, and held by the Rev. John Rowland West, M.A., of that College. In 1842 a National school was built, partly by subscription and partly by a parliamentary grant. Here are chapels for the Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists. Valentine Dudley Henry Cary-Elwes, Esq., of Great Billings, Northamptonshire, who is lord of the manor, and Lord Yarborough and Clare College are the principal landowners. The soil is a light loam; subsoil, gravel and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, and oats. The area of the parish is 5,070 acres, and the population in 1861 was 2,961. The population of the township only was 1,257.


Parish Clerk, Edward Leeson.

Letters through Brigg, which is the nearest money order office

National School, Joseph Berry, master; Miss Mary Jane Twigg, mistress

Freer Thomas, esq. Springfield house

Taylor Rev. Christopher T. M.A. [Vicar of Elsham]

Tenny Miss

West Rev. John Rowland, M.A. [Vicar]


Andrews Thomas, jun.                        shoe maker

Andrews Thos. sen.                            beer retailer &farmr

Berridge Francis                                grocer & draper

Carr Thomas Berridge                        Bay Horse

Coulbeck James                                miller

Dawson Thomas                                farmer

Good William                                      carpenter & wheelwright

Houghton William                               shopkeeper

Isaacs John                                         machine proprietor

Leeson Charles                                  miller

Leeson George                                  farmer, Wrawby moor

Leeson Robert                                    tailor

Lovett Moses                                      blacksmith

Milson John                                         shoe maker & grocer

Mundey John                                       farmer, College farm

Mundey William                                  farmer

Nelson Alfred                                      farmer

Robinson John                                    farmer

Sergeant Robert                                 farmer

Sewell James                                      tailor

Smith William                                      corn & coal merchant

Swales Jane (Mrs.)                             farmer

Symons George                                  farmer

Thisleton William                                 farmer

Tupling Alfred                                      farmer

Turner George                                     farmer

Twigg Edward (Mrs.)                          farmer

Wharton Martha (Mrs.)                       farmer

Young George                                    carpenter & wheelwright


Transcribed by  Mr. William Wallworth
San Jose, California USA  2005


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