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red mail Cocking
My grandfather Frank Cliffe Cocking, born 15 June 1913, Gainsborough, died 1 August 1970 Watsonia, Australia, and his father also Frank Cliffe Cocking, born 23 September 1886, Gainsborough, died December 1959, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Both were musicians playing in local bands, including brass bands. Frank Snr played trombone and Frank Jnr trumpet. I do know that Frank Jnr played with Larry Cassidy band and was interested in jazz but any other information or photos of bands they were associated with would be appreciated.
red mail Addinell Stephenson b.1714
Seeking parents of Addinell Stephenson b.1714 Gainsborough. Think they are Richard Stephenson and Katerina. Family were merchants, AS married Margaret Rooke, they moved to London around 1735(?). Many thanks, Caroline
red mail Nicholas Vlieland actor
Nicholas Vlieland was an actor and producer born in 1908 and died in 1982. He was an actor and was in many plays all over the country. And also named in many theaterprograms. He worked in the King's Theatre Gainsborough in the fifties. We know all his plays ,but do not know what he looked like. So far we have not one picture of him . Who has a copy or picture of him.
red mail PATRICK
My 2x gt.grandfather Charles Crosby PATRICK (1817-1885) and later his son Charles Ellison PATRICK (1844-1926) ran a grocer's shop on Bridge Street on the corner with Willoughby Street. In the 1870's Charles Crosby PATRICK also had an Auctioneerss and Valuers business in partnership with a man called GREEN in Market Place & Bridge Street. Together with a man called LAUGHTON, he was also an agent for Tennant Brothers- brewers in Sheffield. I would love to see any photographs of these businesses and/or the people named above. Thank you.
I'm looking for any decendants from the 1918 marriage in Gainsborough of Arthur Horace PATRICK (1895-1967) and Maud VICKERS. I'm afraid that's all the information I have. Thank you.
I'm seeking any information about my 1st cousin 2x removed - Clara Ellison PATRICK. She was born in 1885 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and was the daughter of my uncle, Arthur Frederick PATRICK (1855-1930). I think she married John Henry PARKINSON in 1906 in Gainsborough. Were there any children from this marriage? Thank you.
red mail Sarah Moss
Is anyone researching Sarah Moss (born about 1766) who I think married William Carter at All Saints church in Gainsborough on 17 Jan 1784?
red mail Mary Agnes Miller
Is anyone researching Mary Agnes Miller (born about 1869 to the Gainsborough couple Caroline Martin and Thomas Miller)?
red mail Joseph Carter
Looking for any researching Joseph Carter, a wood turner (bap 25 Apr 1795, All Saints, Gainsborough) who married Mary Simpson on 30 Jul 1821 at All Saints. I am trying to establish proof that his parents were William Carter (Chairmaker) and Elizabeth North. Any help appreciated
red mail Thomas Martin and Mary Carter
Looking for anyone related to or research Thomas Martin. He married Mary Carter (nee Simpson) at Gainsbsorough All Saints church on 19 Apr 1833. I suspect Thomas had been married previously as their are children in the 1841 and 1851 census returns that were born prior to the marriage with Mary. Any help appreciated.
William Saltfleet of Gainsborough
My ancestor, Private William Saltfleet, 3rd Foot Guards, was born in the parish of Gainsborough, Co Lincoln, and joined the 3rd Guards at Bristol on 13th August 1800, aged 34. He was discharged on 24th March 1816. He had previously been in the Somerset Fencibles from 31st July 1798 to 1st April 1800, aged 49. He married Frances Hutchin at St George, Hanover Square, Westminster, on 12th Nov 1793. Their children seem all to have been born in Westminster where the family settled. William Saltfleet died and was buried at St Mary at Lambeth, on 21st April 1833 aged "70". I cannot find William's baptism in Gainsborough parish register in about 1766 but I did find one for William, son of John Surfleet, labourer, & Elizabeth his wife, on 27th April 1768. Could this be him?
red mail West/Berry families
John West (bricklayer, b 1802 Kirton in Holland) married Elizabeth Berry (b 1802 Messingham) on 08 Feb 1831 in All Saints'. They had Wiiliam in 1833 there but by 1836 had moved to Sheffield. Can anyone throw any light on them?
red mail Thomas Martin
Looking for any information about a Thomas Martin who may have links with Ann Elizabeth Meeson (formerly Fearnley, nee Carter) who was born in Gainsborough 1827, married George Fearnley 1849 in Doncaster, then married John Meeson in 1853 in Hull.
red mail Thomas CAWKWELL
Sarah CAWKWELL was born in 1842 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Her birth certificate shows her parents as being Thomas CAWKWELL, employed as a painter, and Jane ROBINSON. If anyone has any infomation on Thomas CAWKWELL could they please get in touch, thanks!
red mail Elizabeth Hilton/hylton
Elizabeth Hilton/Hylton Married Cullen in 1820/30's Need to know if certificates exist and the offsprings names. Thanks in anticipation. Marlene
red mail Brian and David Andrews
I am looking to locate my cousins Brian, Barry and David Andrews. My last contact with them was in Gainsborough Linconshire. Can you help?
Cocking family
Any information on the Cocking family from Gainsborough please - Henry Cocking retired to Plymouth, 1892, after service in the Royal Artillery (Gibraltar, Bermuda, Canada, St Helena).
red mail Benjamin and Mary Simpson
Looking for info on Benjamin Simpson (b.about 1772) and his wife Mary Cook (b.1774) who married on 20 Nov 1794 in Gainsborough. They had three children: Mary, Thomas and Catherine - possibly others. I am seeking the copies of the Parish Register for both parent's baptisms and any information about their parents
red mail EMMINGHAM
Am looking for any information on William EMMINGHAM born 1732 in Gainsborough. His father was called George and Mother Sarah Wright.
red mail Matthew Curzon 1876 - 1952
I am researching the life of Matthew Curzon who was born in Newark in 1876 (son of Samuel Curzon and Susan Price). Following his schooling; he carried on the trade of Hawker and was living in Gainsborough (Sailor Boy Inn) at the time of the 1901 census. He married Rose Ellen Lowe in Gainsborough in 1902 and they had 4 or 5 children together before going their separate ways - I don't believe they divorced. Matthew served overseas with the Labour Corps during the 1914-18 War and was invalided out in 1919. By the mid/late 20's Matthew was in a relationship in Bottesford(White Farm?), Scunthorpe with a Miss Emily Major and they had 3 children together before parting in the mid-thirties. I understand that Matthew continued living in the grounds of the farm until the early 1950's. Matthew died in Brigg Hospital, Lincolnshire in February 1952 and is interred in Brigg cemetery. Any information, and photographs, of Matthew will be gratefully received.
red mail Warrener
Any information on the ancestors of John Robert Warrener born 1914,Newark would be appreciated.His parents were Herbert,born Lincoln, and Mary Ellen Warriner,Grandparents Joseph ,born Saxilby,and Sarah Elizabeth,Greatgrand parents were Robert born Farnsfield?,and Ann Warrinor and great great grandfather was William possibly from Nottinghamshire.
red mail cockin
searching for info on george william cockin born 1888 eldest son of george and annie cockin living at that time in fosters yard gainsborough siblings arthur 1890 and alice 1893 arthur was my grandfather
red mail C. Hobson/H. Lovat
I'm looking for an old friend, Hilary Kathleen Lovat. Her mother was Carrie Hobson and lived in Gainsoborough Lincs - I don't know if she has passed away by now or not. I cannot locate Kathy in the US so I thought I'd try to locate one of Kathy's brothers or relations who could tell me how to contact her. She was my bridesmaid in Texas a long time ago, but I too have moved and she doesn't know where to reach me. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Wheeldon - Sheffield
Looking for relatives of George Charles Wheeldon and wife Mary Richardson: Children: George, Albert, Clara, Bertha.
red mail 1871 Census
John & Fanny Stewart - parents living at Spring Gardens Gainsborough. John originates from Scotland, Fanny from Kent, London. Children born in Gainsborough - John George, Eleanor, Margaret Fanny, Jessy M, Florence Clara. Information on address and family. On the 1881 census family have moved to Sheffield, Yorkshire.
red mail Fox family of Blyton
any info on the Fox family who lived at Blyton/Blyton Carr? I think there was a farmer in the family somewhere? many thanks
John COTTON married 1883 to Sarah Ann WALKER.Living 1891 at 1 Malpas Ave., Gainsborough, 1901 at 13 Hotspur Rd., Gainsborough. Children Frances Lilian 1884 - 1892 and Ernest Arthur, 1887, both born Gainsborough.
Alfred Frank MARTLEW married to Zilpah COTTON. Lived at 38 Mill Cottages, Coningham Rd.,? 1891, Highfield Lodge, 1901/1911. Sons Jesse Herbert born 1885 and Alfred 1894 both born in Gainsborough. Alfred Frank was a coachman, Jesse a Law Clerk and Alfred Jnr. a shorthand typist. Both Zilpah and Alfred Frank died in Notts. 1934.
red mail Carter, Bonham-Carter family tree link
I am trying to proved a supposed (family oral history) that there is a link between my ancestor Ann Elizabeth Carter (b. Gainsborough 1828) and the Bonham-Carter line. Ann's father was Joseph Carter (bp 1799). I have looked at part of a Bonham-Carter family tree, and where the Carter line joins the Bonham line a branch continues as just Carter. I am looking for the two or more generations filling the gap between this and my Joseph (if it exists?) Please can anyone assist?
red mail Rose and Crown inn, Bridge Street
I am searching for any information about the Rose and CRown Inn once in Bridge Street. (Perhaps no longer there?) and also about the residency at same place by one John Meeson (brushmaker and beer seller)
I am interested in finding any information on Julia Wootton and John Henry Manners, who may have been related to the Manners of Belvior Castle. They were married in 1893, and had 2 children: George Wootton-Manners b.1891, and Clark Manners b.1900, believe both born in Gainsborough. At the time of their marriage, Julia lived at 9 Winns Yard, Gainsborough, and John Henry lived at 11 Winns Yard. Any information on their children, grandchildren etc. would be most helpful.
red mail Peatfield
Looking for any info re Richard Peatfield and his wife Elizabeth (nee Kilham). I'd like to find out where they came from before living at Gainsborough. They had at least 2 children - brothers William & Kilham born in Gainsborough c1793 & 1799. The family later moved to Herts where William was a farmer and Kilham was a Victualler. Father Richard died in Herts.
red mail Mountcastle, Tindall, Smart
Catherine Mountcastle born 1827, daughter of William Mountcastle and Ann Tindall, married Joseph Smart in 1850 in Gainsborough. She lived variously in Torkey, Brampton and Gainsborough. Do any of these names mean anything to you?
red mail John & Fred West
John ran a grocers and general dealer shop from 33 Clinton Terrace, Gainsborough in 1920. He has a son called Fred who died after falling from his bicycle in Northorpe in 1933. Any help with this family, where they came from and where they went would be helpful, especially about Fred.
red mail Allen/Lewis
Looking for any descendants of William Henry Allen and Annie Elizabeth Lewis who married in Gainsborough in 1899. They had at least one child - George Edward Allen who married Gladys May Heath in 1930.
red mail ellen or helen redfern
looking for ancesters of ellen or helen redfern born between 1898 and 1901 in or around gainsborough
red mail Robert & Albert ATKINSON
Robert b 1893 married Rose Annie Peet 5 July 1913 at Gainsborough Parish Church, son George born 1920. Albert b 1896 married Gertrude Tyson 20 Nov 1915:- children, Phillis b.1916, Wilfrid b 1919, Mildred b 1921 and Ronald b 1926. Albert served in Royal Army Medical Coprs during WW1. Both were sons of George Robert ATKINSON and Fanny nee WINTER. I would love to know what happened to Robert & Albert, and their families, as they are my great uncles.
red mail Dietz and Raby Families
I am looking for information, maps and photos of the Pork Butchers shop owned by Frederick Dietz and Mary Dietz (Nee Raby)in Bridge Street Gainsborough around 1857 to 1866. Any information on either family pre 1900 would be welcome.
red mail Vickers/Lilley Gainsborough area
Looking for any information on the Vickers family from Gainsborough. Other names in the family tree are Corden, Lilley, Dunderdale, Phillipson all from the Gainsborough area.
red mail Gainsborough Old Hall painting
My mother informs me that her grandmother had a painting of a woman seated side-saddle on a horse with Gainsborough Hall in the background. Does anyone know if this painting survives and its whereabouts ?
red mail Carter Family trees
I am seeking anyone in the Gainsborough area that are researching the family line of Carter. I have an ancestor Joseph Carter (baptised 1799, died 1876, who was a woodturner. His wife was Mary Simpson. They were married in Gainsborough 30 July 1821. They had a daughter, Anne Elizabeth. I am seeking the parents of Joseph if anyone can help please.
red mail Elizabeth Coakwell/Cawkwell
I am trying to trace an Elizabeth Coakwell/Cawkwell from Gainsborough Lincolnshire. She was baptised 2 Oct 1763 and I am trying to establish if she married a Samuel Hill from Howden Yorkshire. I have a marriage record from Thorne Yorks 26 June 1782. Can anyone help?
red mail Haram
I am working on my Haram/Thornhill family in Gainsborough.Could anyone please tell me-did women do weaving too,as I am sure Joseph was a weaver by trade and possibly his wife IF women did do weaving.Thanks Jean
red mail Easton
Have been given the names Frank and Matilda Easton living in the Gainsborough area in 1891 censue, does anyone know if they have a child Annie Elizabeth b. c. 1890
Mary Campion
My great great grandmother, Mary Campion, was born in Gainsborough in 1847. Her parents were William Campion and Ann Crafts. Does anyone have more information about her?
red mail Jackson about 1800's
Looking for information about Jacksons from Gainsborough around 1800's any information I would be grateful for. Judith
red mail Rose & Crown Inn
Does anyone know anything about the Rose and Crown Inn, once in Bridge Street, Gainsborough. I have an ancestor who lived there in 1851. His name was John Meeson.
red mail william waddington kirk
I am looking for parents or siblings of William Waddington Kirk who was born about 1811 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
red mail Congreve/Pugh
Searching for any information on Family Called Congreve who lived at Melrose Place Gainsborough about 1903.Any family members still living near by?any infor.would help alot.I believe my G.mother lived here with her sister about this time (Mary Pugh)
red mail Howden
Looking for informatiom on Annie Howden,born in Lincoln 1878, living in 13 Darwin St. August 1907.Presumed living with brother Frederick. Later married Hugh Riley in Hull 1913.
red mail Mary Simpson
Seeking information on Mary's parents. She married Joseph Carter (ch 1799 d.1876) on 30 July 1821 in Gainsborough. They had a daughter, Anne Elixabeth
red mail Henry T.Meeson
Does anyone know anything about this man, such as his parents? Henry was christened 1811 Gainsborough and married Mary A.Fox (ch 1799). Her mother I think was sarah Fox (ch 1796. Ta Howard
red mail Jack Cocking Harmonica Band
Trying to find former members of The Jack Cocking Harmonica Band. They played in Gainsborough in the 1920,s
red mail Barlows - Hotspur Street
I am searching for any info on the Barlow family who lived at 2 Hotspur Road, my Dad was born there in 1948, and also his younger brother in 1951. By 1956 my Grandad is living there but has re married, can any one help?
red mail Wilson - Butchers
Require information or photos of Pork Butchers in 1850s in Gainsborough, relatives. Sarah and Henry Wilson owned it for sometime 1850 - 1860 ish?
red mail Houltby Wright Crosland Abell
John William Houltby was born around 1879 but I can not find his birth. John Married Amy Frances Wright in 1903 March Quarter Gainsborough. They had eleven children. My link is with Maurice Houltby born in 1914. Amy Wright's father John Francis Wright came from Boston Massachusetts USA. The names of Crosland and Abell also link in with this family.
red mail Ethel Young
I am trying to trace an Ethel Young who used to live on Trinity Terrace in Gainsborough in the early 1950's she used to be a labourer for a timber merchant in Gainsborough at this time
red mail Holmes
George Holmes married Hannah Stephenson 24th. Nov. 1817. Children, Mary, C: 14 Nov. 1819, Upton Cum Kexby, Hannah, B: 5th. Jun. 1821, Morton by Gainsborough, C: 16th. Jul., 1821, Gains., George C: 21 Feb. 1824, Gains., John C: 13 Jan. 1827, Gains., Jane C: 27 Oct. 1830 Gains., Henry C: 11 Jan. 1834. Hannah married John Wright B: 20th Feb. 1818, Carlton in Lindrick,Notts., at Gains. 13 Mar. 1845.
born April 1794, married Elizabeth Barton December 1833 at All Saints PC. Sons William Barton Farr, born April 1834 (my gggrandfather),came to Australia as a seaman. John Barton Farr, born Novembember 1835.
red mail Dorothy Robinson
Searching for the mother of Dorothy Robinson born abt 1845 Gainsborough Lincolnshire. Father - frederick George Robinson B 1821 Lincolnshire. Mother unknown.
red mail JACK WOOFFITT b 1902
Does anybody have any knowledge of Jack Wooffitt born Gainsborough 1902. Parents Thomas Wooffitt (innkeeper)and Frances Elizabeth nee Bingham. Jack is my great uncle. I have photos of him as a young man with his brother (my Grandad and Nephew my Father)After his marriage we have no further trace of him? Who did he marry when did he die? photographs date from 1920s 30s
red mail Henry William Harris,
Dorothy Irene Whittington Harris born 13/02/1900 at 54 Clinton Terrace Gainsborough Lincolnshire-Mother Florence Eliza Whittington - Father Henry William Harris Commercial Traveller. Does anybody have any information on Henry?
Lawrence Family in Blyton
Anyone have any connectio to Rumford Lawrence born March 1842 in Blyton, Gainsborough, Lincs.
red mail WATTS family
Looking for Olive Watts (among other Watts) who lived in Gainsborough late 19th century. Can anybody help, please?
red mail meeson and laynes
my grt grt grt grandfather was Thomas Meeson he married Sarah Laynes in 1799 at Gainsborough parish church i am lookinng for their parents or any kin from that era
red mail Cammack
Looking for George Cammack who married Ethel Moses. their son George Antcliffe Cammack born 1913 in Gainsborough was my grandfather. Any information gratefully received
red mail Winton
any information on Winton's living in Gainsborough from 1800's to present day greatly appreciated no matter how small or how great thanks
red mail Garner
Seeking forbears of Ann Garner, stated in census to be born Gainsborough c1788, who married George Rimmington in NTT Austerfield in 1820. They raised their children NTT Blyth.
red mail Higgs family - Gainsborough
Have you got a William Higgs, stonemason in your family? Had a daughter Eliza born about 1850 - Gainsborough put as place of birth on 1871 census but cannot find her in the St. Catherines Indexes. Could have also had the name of Maria but known as Eliza. Eliza married Joseph Stinson in Sheffield, Yorkshire when she was 19 in September 1869. Until I find her birth certificate I cannot go further in my research. Can you help?
red mail Lavinia Birks
I am looking for any relatives of Lavinia Birks, Born 1895 - married Joseph Edward Walker 1911. They had one child - Cyril Herman Walker b.1912. She lived for a short while at 24 Charles Street Gainsborough, but 'left' late 1912.
red mail Adams
I am looking for the family of Frank Adams, born c1879. He married Anne Belcher in 1903. Lived at 116, Bridge St.
red mail Re Working Men's Club
From Cassell's Gazetteer c1896 Gainsborough : 1891 Population : 14,468 - The Working Mens Club rebuilt 1886 contains a library reading and billiard rooms.
red mail Gainsborough
John Harrison and wife Rebecca ( nee Plumber/Plummer), married Gainsborough 1840, 2 children so far found: Eliza Plummer Harrison and Edward Plummer Harrison - would love to find more children as I am sure there are!

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