• 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 620
1851 H.O. 107 / 2100
1861 R.G. 9 / 2342
1871 R.G. 10 / 3349
1891 R.G. 12 / 2577

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):



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.

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.

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.



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.



  • 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.


  • 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:


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:







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

Rank Name Unit Died Notes
Cpl C. BANKS Dragoons 18-Nov-1919  
Lc Cp C. N. STANYON N Lincs 13-Oct-1919  
Pte E. THORPE York & Lancs 31-Aug-1919  
Pte A. SIMPSON ??? 4-Nov-1919  
??? H. BELLAMY Lancs 25-May-1917  
Dvr R. LOVE R. E. A. 6-July-1917  
Lt. Col. C. M. WATERLOW Ryl Eng 20-July-1917  
Pte W. ANDREWS W. Yorks 3-Dec-1917  
Dvr W. DICKINSON   11-Jul-1918  
Pte G. LEFFLEY   2-Sept-1918  
Svc S. SIMPSON   20-Oct-1918  
Pte S. SIMPSON   13-May-1919  
  George R. WOODS   28-Sept-1941  
  John E. WOODS   19-Oct-1943  
  Cyril DODSWORTH      
Lc Cpl Charled E. TUCKER   12-Dec-1944  
  Roger CALE      
  John HEPPELL   22-Oct-1943  
  Albert BOURNER   07-Jan-1942  

Names, Geographical

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

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.

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.


Year Inhabitants
1801 264
1811 329
1841 472
1851 428
1871 390
1881 368
1891 340
1901 314
1911 319
1921 299
1931 367


  • 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.