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Census

  • The parish was in the Benington sub-district of the Boston Registration District.
  • For the 1901 census, we have a small 1901 Census Surname Extract page. Your additions are welcome.
  • 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 / 609
1851H.O. 107 / 2098
1861R.G. 9 / 2332 - 2334
1871R.G. 10 / 3336 - 3338
1891R.G. 12 / 2571
1901R.G. 13 / 3042
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Church History

  • There was a Christian church here at the time of the Norman Conquest.
  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Helena (or St. Helen).
  • The church was restored in 1892.
  • The church seats 360 people.
  • The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. Helena Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2003.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.

 

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  • Here is a photo of St. Helen's church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1562.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has transcribed the burial registers for this parish for 1813 - 1900.
  • The LFHS has published several indexes for the Holland East Deanery to make your search easier.
  • A Wesleyan chapel was built in 1858, followed by one built at Outgate in 1866. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Benington sub-district of the Boston 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

Leverton parish is just south of Leake and north of Boston. The parish boundaries extend to The Wash. Benington parish is to the south. Leverton parish covers over 3,100 acres.

The village lies inland, about a mile and a half from the North Sea. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A52 north-east out of Boston. It passes through Leverton.
  • Keith EVANS has a photograph of an Old Milepost on Geo-graph, taken in 2011.
  • See our Touring page for additional resources.
You can see pictures of Leverton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Leverton 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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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF399475 (Lat/Lon: 53.006542, 0.083556), Leverton which are provided by:

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Military History

  • J. HANNAN-BRIGGS has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in 2012.
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Military Records

Jenny FRIPP provides this list of names from the war memorial.

MEN OF LEVERTON

Who served in the Empire's forces on land or sea in the Great European War, August 4th, 1914 to July 5th, 1919

Killed in Action, Died of Wounds or Sickness, or Missing:

Bertie BrownPercy DayPhilip Parker
Thomas ChapmanEdley F. EllisGeorge Saul
George E. ChambersHerbert FaulknerFred Upsall (missing)
J. William ChambersRaymond HarrisWalter Upsall
Fred CollinsWilliam HillCharles W. West
John W DawsonCharles MeltonWilliam Williams
   
 Wounded or Gassed: 
   
Edward AtkinsFred FixterThomas Preston
Oswald L AtkinsWalter GoslingCharles R. Sharp
Frank BonsorJohn GroomAlfred C. Upsall
John Th. BrownReginald HarrisJack Upsall
Edward DawsonJohn IngamellsJames W. West
  Joseph Wright
   
 Prisoners of War: 
   
F H C ArmstrongFred IngamellsRobert Scott
Fred BonsorHarold IngamellsGeorge Scott
Walter ClareAlfred JohnsonThomas Scott
Arthur CookHenry LakinFrank Sharp
Christopher CookWilliam LakinWilliam Sharp
Edward DawsonA. Wilson LearyW. Tyler
Sydney DawsonFrank MarshallEdwin Williams
Andrew DickensonJames MarshallArthur E. Woods
Charles DickensonSydney MarshallFred Woodward
Thomas DickensonLeonard NorwoodJohn Wright
William EverardThomas ParkerWilliam Wright
Joseph HallArthur Pickwell 
Alfred HarwoodSydney Pickwell 
   
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Names, Geographical

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

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Skirbeck Wapentake in the parts of Holland.
  • You may contact the local Leverton Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to help you with family history searches.
  • For today's district governance, visit the local Boston Borough Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Kirton and Skirbeck petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Boston Poor Law Union.
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Population

YearInhabitants
1801339
1831631
1841687
1851790
1871728
1881593
1891583
1901544
1911559
1971639
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Schools

  • A National School was built here in 1873. The school could hold 100 children, but 1900 attendance was 65.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.