Lincolnshire UK ancestry: do you have it?

+5 votes
Lincolnshire is one of the most endogamous counties of the UK, and therefore a lot of people with Lincolnshire ancestors are likely to be related. Here are names on my tree (which goes back 1000 years on one line):

Cox (Burton upon Stather, Aby, Hagnaby, South Ferriby, Harrington)

Drinkwater     Walker    Jacklin    Fieldsend      Marfleet   Langton Hough (Haw, How)    Thomson    Fytch (Fitch)    Parr     Bailey  Eastland, Waddingham, Middlebrook, Hales, Hudson, Rusling,
in The Tree House by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 7 (73.3k points)
My Lincs connections are the MASKEY'S of Long Sutton, they connect  with the BIRD and FISHER families through marriage.

Then I have the HARLEYS of Swineshead. Thomas married in Hertfordshire but took his wife back to Swineshead and it appears he left her there with the children while he went of to London to run  his businesses. It wouldn't surprise me to find he had another family tucked away there as well.

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+2 votes
My gt gt grandfather Joseph Tissott was supposedly born in Lincs at a hamlet along the Humber estuary. Tissott was French once upon a time so my Lincs family are probably from France, rather than Lincolshire itself.
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (245k points)
many of my ancestors came from villages along the Humber. What village was he from?
He was from New Holland, I think. There is a comment on the 1841 census when he was living in Bishops Wood, Staffs that indicates this. It's very murky. In the column that indicate 'born in this county" there is nothing and in the column that should contain S, I, or F for Scotland, Ireland or Foreign is written what looks like New Holland. Then again, it could mean that he was born in Holland and the New should be "N" for not born in the county.

If you have access to the 1841 census this is the page:

Class: HO107; Piece 973; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Brewood; County: Staffordshire; Enumeration District: 3; Folio: 40; Page: 5; Line: 5; GSU roll: 474612.

I'ld be very interested in what you think of it.

New Holland is a location in North Lincolnshire.,_Lincolnshire

Just along the coast from a lot of my ancestors' villages.
Susan, I found New Holland on the map and it makes sense that he would be born there. The family name is an Anglicised version of a French name and being right on the bank of the Humber it is quite likely the family was possibly seamen. Also, he was Roman Catholic which lends a little more credence to my theory.
Note that Lincolnshire used to be divided into three regions, called Lindsey, Kesteven, and New Holland.  There is also a place called New Holland, which is by the Humber, where the ferry pier was.  Historical references to New Holland may refer to either place. You will need to check.
Thank you for that bit of information.
+2 votes

My greatest claim to Lincs fame is my seventh great grandfather Thomas Percivall who was Sir Issac Newton's tenant at Woolsthorpe. But the best thing about Lincs is the LincsToThePast website, if only all our research was made so easy!

by Living Hampson G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
o gosh yes. Love that site.
+2 votes
Sure do.
Names: Barrs, Blanchard, Clark, Every, Perkins and Snell
by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
+1 vote
I agree about endogamous! My Lincs ancestors' names include: Hewitt, Nottingham, Houghton/Houson/Houlton, Dixon, Dunk, Ellerby. They all stayed in a few small villages in N. Lincs and there are several marriages between these families which I'm still trying to sort out.
by Chris Neale G2G4 (4.6k points)

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