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Leasingham

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Census

  • The parish was in the Sleaford sub-district of the Sleaford Registration District.
  • During the Census, the parish was combined with Roxholme township (just to the north).
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 620
1851H.O. 107 / 2100
1861R.G. 9 / 2342
1871R.G. 10 / 3349
1891R.G. 12 / 2577
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Church History

  • The Anglican church of Saint John the Baptist in North Leasingham was pulled down in the 16th century. By 1841, no trace remained.
  • The Anglican parish church of Saint Andrew appears to date from the 15th century or earlier. It was restored in 1863.
  • St. Andrew seats 200.
  • There is a photograph of St. John's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register, which includes Roxholme, dates from 1682.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has a Loan Library service which has the parish registers on microfiche for Baptisms from 1575 to 1813 and Marriages from 1576 to 1812.
  • The Bishop's Transcripts start in 1562.
  • Shelley CLACK provides a transcipt of the monuments in Leasingham churchyard in a Portable Document File to help with your search.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Lafford Deanery to make your search easier.
  • There was a chapel here for the Wesleyan Reformed Methodists. The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel in Roxholm. For information and assistance in researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • There was a chapel in Roxholme for Congregationalists, built in 1871.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Sleaford sub-district of the Sleaford Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

Leasingham is a both a parish and a village just north-north-west of Sleaford. Ruskington parish lies to the north-east. The parish is just under 3,000 acres and includes the hamlet of Roxholm (Roxholme).

If you are planning a visit:

  • By car, take the A15 trunk road north out of Sleaford for about two miles.
  • You should check out the Village Hall as photographed by David HURN on Geo-graph in 2007. Stop in and check the schedule of current events.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Leasingham which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Leasingham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Manors

  • Roxholm Hall is a modern mansion of brick and stone. In 1891, it was the residence and property of John Albert COLE.
  • In 1911, Roxholm Hall was the residence and property of Mrs. BOURN.
  • There is an Old Hall mentioned in published directories, but no history was provided.
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Maps

  • See our "Maps" page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF056488 (Lat/Lon: 53.025677, -0.427265), Leasingham which are provided by:

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Military History

Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken on a December day in 2009.

John EMERSON, who retains the copyright, provides these photographs of the war memorial at Leasingham:

 

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Military Records

John EMERSON also supplies this list of names off of the memorial:

To the glory of God and in memory of those men from this parish who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1918

RankNameUnitDiedNotes
CplC. BANKSDragoons18-Nov-1919 
Lc CpC. N. STANYONN Lincs13-Oct-1919 
PteE. THORPEYork & Lancs31-Aug-1919 
PteA. SIMPSON???4-Nov-1919 
???H. BELLAMYLancs25-May-1917 
DvrR. LOVER. E. A.6-July-1917 
Lt. Col.C. M. WATERLOWRyl Eng20-July-1917 
PteW. ANDREWSW. Yorks3-Dec-1917 
DvrW. DICKINSON 11-Jul-1918 
PteG. LEFFLEY 2-Sept-1918 
SvcS. SIMPSON 20-Oct-1918 
PteS. SIMPSON 13-May-1919 
 1939-1945   
 George R. WOODS 28-Sept-1941 
 John E. WOODS 19-Oct-1943 
 Cyril DODSWORTH   
Lc CplCharled E. TUCKER 12-Dec-1944 
 Roger CALE   
 John HEPPELL 22-Oct-1943 
 Albert BOURNER 07-Jan-1942 
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Names, Geographical

  • Locals pronounce the name as "Lezingham". [Simon MEEDS, 2001]
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Politics & Government

  • Leasingham became a modern Civil Parish in late 1726.
  • Leasingham civil and eclessiastical parishes are the consolidation of the two parishes of South Leasingham and North Leasingham (also called "Roxholme").
  • The parish was in the ancient Flaxwell Wapentake in the North Kesteven division of the county, in the parts of Kesteven.
  • You may contact the local Leasingham Parish Council regarding civic or political issues. Be aware that they will not assist with family history research.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Kesteven District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Sleaford petty session hearings every Monday.
  • Leasingham Moor and the Common Lands were enclosed here in 1821.
  • After the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish became part of the Sleaford Poor Law Union.
  • In 1876-84, the Bishop of Nottingham established alsmhouses here for poor widows.
  • A Miss WELLS, a former resident of the parish, left the interest from £1,000, part of which was used to maintain a clothing club for widows and widowers.
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Population

YearInhabitants
1801264
1811329
1841472
1851428
1871390
1881368
1891340
1901314
1911319
1921299
1931367
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Schools

  • There was a Public Elementary School built here in 1849. The school was enlarged circa 1905 to hold 120 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.