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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Scott Willoughby St Andrew


The Parish

The parish of Scott Willoughby is located in the central part of southern Lincolnshire. Scott willoughby is sited just north of the A52 road which links Grantham with Boston and is about 7 miles northeast of the market town of Grantham. Scott Willoughby is tiny - just a couple of farms and cottages on an "L" shaped lane that joins the A52 to Osbournby on the A15. The parish is set in prime arable farming country and landuse is almost totally devoted to cereal, beet and oil seed growing. Scott Willoughby is sited in the shallow valley of South Beck at about 25 metres above sea level. South Beck flows eastwards to be intercepted by the South Forty Foot Drain which channels the flow to Boston and the North Sea. The parish was always tiny, just over 500 acres and it supported just over 20 parishioners. In Domesday times the parish was held by one Guy of Raimbeaucourt and supported 4 ploughs as well as a little woodland.

The Church

St Andrew's church is sited on the eastern side of the above mentioned "L" shaped lane. The church is as tiny as the parish to which it ministers. Of the possible mediaeval building nothing remains the church having been completely rebuilt in 1826, it was also restored and amended in 1863 & 1882. Consisting solely of a nave & chancel with a southern porch and a little bellcote the church would be hard pushed to accommodate more than a handful of folk. St Andrew is shaded by the roadside by some mature trees and enclosed by a low stone wall and the neatly clipped hedges of its neighbouring farm. The site, beyond these trees, is open with no restrictions on photographic angles.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 16th December 1827 - 21st December 1834 Lincolnshire Archives Bishop's Transcripts on loose-leaf folios Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads Two records retrieved from extant BTs

Aunsby St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby St Thomas a Becket
Dembleby St Lucia
Osbournby St Peter & St Paul
Newton by Folkingham St Botolph
Newton by Folkingham St Botolph
Newton by Folkingham St Botolph

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
16/12/1827 Thomas FRISBY   Hacconby Ann WILSON    
21/12/1834 Edward MEADOWS Widower   Eliza NEWCOMB    

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