The County of Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is bounded, North by the Humber, East by the German Ocean, South by Cambridge, Northampton, and Rutland, and West by Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. It is about 76 miles long and 46 broad; and is divided into three Parts — Holland, Lindsey, and Kesteven — which are subdivided into 30 hundreds and Wapentakes, namely, Elloe, Kinton, Skirbeck, Aswardhurn, Aveland, Beltisloe, Boothby-Graffo, Flexwell, Langoe, Loveden, Ness, Winnibriggs and Threo, Grantham with Stoke, Aslacoe, Soke of Bolinbroke, Bradley, Calceworth, Candleshoe, Corringham, Gartree, Hill, Soke of Horncastle, Lawress, Louth-Eske, Ludborough, Manley, Walshcroft, Well, Wraggoe, Yarborough. Rivers: the Witham, the Ankholme, the Weiland, the Dun, the Idle, the Humber, and the Trent. There are 31 Market-Towns in this county. It contains 2,740 square miles, or 1,758,720 acres. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of Lincoln, and in the Midland Circuit. Population, 362,062.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Lincolnshire Towns & Parishes

Robert Edmund Creasey and Thomas Goodacre – Boston Lincolnshire – London Gazette 1850

Last updated on April 20th, 2017

Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership between the undersigned, Robert Edmund Creasey and Thomas Goodacre, in the trades or businesses of Boot and Shoemakers, Gutta Percha and India Rubber Dealers, at Boston, in the county of Lincoln, under the firm of Creasey and Goodacre, was this day dissolved by mutual consent; and in future the said trades or businesses will be carried on by the said Thomas Goodacre, on his separate account, and who will pay and receive all debts owing from and to the said partnership in the regular course of trade.— Witness our hands this 17th day of April 1850. Robert Edmund Creasey. Thomas Goodacre.

Alford Lincolnshire Universal British Directory 1791

Alford is situated about 6 miles from the sea; 25 miles N. E. from Boston; and 142 from London. It has a market on Tuesday; and two fairs in the year, viz. Whitsun-Tuesday; and the 8th day of November. Post days, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Here are two inns. A waggon from Louth and London on Tuesday and Thursday.

The principal seats near Alford are, Well, 1 mile, the seat of Samuel Dashwood, Esq. Throesby, 4 miles N. the seat of Willoughby Wood, Esq. Claxby Grove, 4 miles S. the residence of – More, Esq. Willoughby, 2 miles, seat of the Rev. G. Bouyer. The following are its inhabitants: Continue reading “Alford Lincolnshire Universal British Directory 1791”

Aby Lincolnshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Aby, a parish, united to Belleau in 1732. in the marsh division of Calceworth hund., parts of Lindsey, and union of Louth, Lincolnshire; 2¾ miles north-west from Alford. Living, a discharged vicarage, with the rectory of Belleau, in the archd. and dio. of Lincoln; rated at £6 3s. 6d. Patron, in 1835, Lord Willoughby d’Eresby. In 1801, including the hamlet of Greenfield, it contained a pop. of 122; in 1831, 204. Houses 42. Acres 1,560. A. P. £1,184. Poor rates, in 1837, £1742.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.