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Saint Mary and the Holy Rood Churchyard
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Saint Mary and the Holy Rood Churchyard
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Saint Mary and the Holy Rood Churchyard
Donington, Lincolnshire County, England

Church Street, Donington, Lincolnshire, PE11 4AU

The village is on the A52 ten miles southwest of Boston. You turn off the A52 directly onto Church Street. The churchyard runs round all four sides of the church. These areas are tended and the graves easy to reach. Many have suffered from weathering.

The churchyard was expanded in 1865. This area is behind the church on the right hand side and has been left to go wild. Nettles are at waist height and there are lots of them. It is difficult to both see and access the graves during the spring and summer. This area is best visited in the winter when the growth has died back. A cemetery was opened in 1900, so the churchyard is no longer used for burials since that time.

This is not a complete listing of all of the burials in this cemetery! The records below were provided by contributors to Interment.net. Last edited Jul 11, 2008. Total records = 163.

Contributor's Index:

Anderson, Elizabeth, d. 18 Jan 1880, age: ?7yr, w/o and s/w Thomas Anderson, [SC]
Anderson, Thomas, d. Nov 1871, age: 74yr, h/o and s/w Elizabeth Anderson, [SC]
Ayliff, William Bacon, d. 7 Mar 1809 age: 2yr, s/o and s/w William Ayliff, [SC]
Ayliff, William, d. 28 Apr 1808, age: 36yr, York, ‘surgeon of this parish’, f/o and s/w William Bacon Ayliff, [SC]
Bailey, Elizabeth, d. 27 ??? 1???, age: 6yr, d/o Phi? And Soph? Bailey, [SC]
Banes, Elizabeth, no dates, ‘late of Wicham, native of Bishopnorton in the county of Lincoln’, [SC]
Bannister, Isabella, no dates, (not readable), [SC]
Bannister, Richard, d. 28 Jun 1865, age: 63yr
Bates, Mary, no dates, w/o ? Bates, [SC]
Baxter, Mary Palmer, d. 16 Sep 1874, age: 75yr, w/o and s/w Richard Baxter, [SC]
Baxter, Richard, Ho and s/w Mary Palmer Baxter, [SC]
Bemrose, John, d. 24 May 1???, [SC]
Bemrose, Mary, d. 4 Nov 1854, age: 71yr, w/o and s/w Thomas Bemrose, [SC]
Bemrose, Thomas, d. 20 Jul 1820, age: 42yr, h/o and s/w Mary Bemrose, [SC]
Botheroyd, Mary, w/o Joseph Cutto Botheroyd, [SC]
Breeton, William, d. 1 Jul 1891, age: 22 yr, s/o William and Mary Ann Breeton, [SC]
Broughton, J??, no dates, (not readable), [SC]
Broughton, Thomas, d. 1 Apr 1897, age: 78yr, [SC]
Burrows, Mary, d. 17 Jul 1822, [SC]
Burton, Henry, d. 12 Jun 1826, age: ?7yr, [SC]
Burton, Jane, d. 11 Dec 1827, d/o Henry and Ann Burton, [SC]
Chambers, Henrietta, d. 9 Jan 183?, age: 46yr, w/o James Chambers, [SC]
Chapman, William, d 13 May 1889, age: 67yr, [SC]
Cheitin, Martha, d. 28 Apr 1827, w/o James Cheitin, [SC]
Clifton, John Tooley, d. 1831, [SC]
Clifton, John, d. 1 Oct 1771, age: 56yr, [SC]
Compton, Eliz., d. 27 Feb 1827, age: 63yr, [SC]
Cooper, Elizabeth, d. 7 Apr 1891, age: 78yr, w/o ad s/w John Cooper, [SC]
Cooper, John, d. 1 Oct 1874, age: 67yr, h/o and s/w Elizabeth Cooper, [SC]
Cullen, Infant, d. 18 Aug 1834, ‘daughter’, d/o and s/w Richard Cullen, [SC]
Cullen, Richard, d. 22 ??? 183?, age: 30yr, f/o and s/w ? Cullen, [SC]
Dawson, George, d. 2 Nov 1769, s/o John and Mary Dawson, [SC]
Dawson, John, d. 7 Oct 1783, [SC]
Dawson, Mary, d. 15 Dec 1783, age: 44yr, w/o John Dawson, [SC]
Dennis, Edis??, no dates, w/o ?? Dennis, [SC]
Dods, George Henry, no dates, age: 20yr, Second s/o Thomas and Rebecca Dods, b/o and s/w William Joseph Dods, [SC]
Dods, Hannah, d. May 1839, age: 42yr, w/o Joseph Dods, [SC]
Dods, William Joseph, no dates, youngest s/o Thomas and Rebecca Dods, b/o and s/w George Henry Dods, [SC]
Evans, James, d. 2 Jun 1878, age: 74yr, s/w Zipporah Evans, [SC]
Evans, Zipporah, no dates, w/o and s/w James Evans, [SC]
Flinders, Elizabeth, d. 24 Jan 1768, age: 54yr, w/o John Flinders Apothecary, s/w four sons and four daughters, [SC]
Flinders, Harriot, no dates, age:. Infant, s/w Mary Flinders, [SC]
Flinders, Johannis, d. 1776, [SC]
Flinders, Mary, d. 6 Jan 1783, age: 46yr, ?? of John Flinders, s/w Harriot Flinders, [SC]
Flinders, Matthew, d. May 1802, age: 52yr, f/o and s/w Eliz. Harvey and five infant children, [SC]
Flinders, Samuel Ward, no dates, b. 3 Nov 1782, d. 30 Dec 1834, age: 52yr, ‘of the Royal Navy’, [SC]
Flowers, Ann Miles, d. 11 May 1869, age: 78yr, w/o Henry Flowers, [SC]
Foster, Caroline, d. 17 Nov 1879, age: ?0yr, w/o Henry Foster, [SC]
Fowler, ?en Elizabeth, d. 15 Feb 1903, age: 48yr, Second d/o Benjamin and Ann Fowler, [SC]
Fowler, Benjamin, d. 1878, [SC]
Fowler, Isabella, b. 23 Feb 1879, d. 18 ??? 1880, Fourth d/o Benjamin and Ann Fowler, [SC]
Fox, Martha, d. 11 Feb 1817, age: 82yr, M/o ad s/w Samuel Fox, [SC]
Fox, Samuel, d. 12 Apr 1859, age: 57yr, s/o and s/w Martha Fox, [SC]
Galyard, Mary, d. 5 Jun 1767, age: 58yr, ‘both died the same day and were buried in the same grave. s/w 9 of their children’, [SC]
Galyard, Roger, d. 5 Jun 1767, age: 63yr, ‘both died the same day and were buried in the same grave. s/w 9 of their children’, [SC]
Garner, Rose, d. 21 Jun 1898, age: 21yr, [SC]
Gibson, Edward, d. Mar 1804, age: 61yr, h/o and s/w Sarah Gibson, [SC]
Gibson, Sarah, d. 20 Nov 1792, age: 47yr, w/o and s/w Edward Gibson, [SC]
Golding, Elizabeth, s/w William Golding, [SC]
Golding, William, d. 22 Dec 1828, age: 83yr, s/o William and Ann Golding, s/w Elizabeth Golding, [SC]
Green, Alice, d. 13 Jul 1835, w/o and s/w William Green, [SC]
Green, William, d. 22 Jul 1846, age: 60yr, h/o and s/w Alice Green, [SC]
Grist, Mary, d. 14 Jan 1895, age: 83yr, w/o Henry Grist, [SC]
H?nn?ing?, John F?o?? Ringham(?), d. Dec 18?9, age: 53yr, h/o and s/w Susanna, f/o and s/w John George Harvey H?nn?ing, [SC]
H?nn?ing?, John George Harvey, d. 28 May 1831, age: 12(?)yr, s/w John F?o?? Ringham H?nn?ing? and Susanna H?nn?ing?, [SC]
H?nn?ing?, Susanna, d. 9 Apr 186?, age: 73yr, w/o and s/w John F?o?? Ringham H?nn?ing?, s/w John George Harvey H?nn?ing?, [SC]
Hague, Matthew, d. 23 Feb 1864, age: 46yr, [SC]
Hamison, John, age: 56yr, s/w Martha Hamison, [SC]
Hamison, Martha, d. 18 Nov 187?, age: 66yr, s/w John Hamison, [SC]
Harvey, Eliz., d. 27 Oct 1799, age: 24yr, ‘Mrs’, d/o and s/w Matthew Flinders and five infant children, [SC]
Hinch, Mary, d. 15 Jan 1773, [SC]
Hooton, John, d. 5 Mar 1782, age: 48yr, [SC]
Hutchesson, Elizabeth, d. 11 Mar 1895, age: ?5yr, w/o and s/w Henry Hutchesson, [SC]
Hutchesson, Henry, d. 13 Feb 1897 age: 74yr, h/o and s/w Elizabeth Hutchesson, [SC]
Jackson, Charles, d. 3 Feb 1873, age: 65yr, Uncle of and s/w Ann Luesby, [SC]
Lami, John, d. 29 Nov 1833, age: 72yr, s/w S? Lami, [SC]
Lami, S?, no dates, s/w John Lami, [SC]
Lill, Ann, d. Feb 18??, [SC]
Longstaff, Elizabeth, d. 5 Sep 1844, age: 4?yr, [SC]
Luesby, Ann, d. 3 Jan 1896, age: 66yr, w/o Richard Grice Luesby, Niece of and s/w Charles Jackson, [SC]
Lumby, M?, d. 17?9, age: 30yr, w/o Isaac Lumby, [SC]
Mansell, Ellen, d. Oct 1844, age: 29yr, w/o John Mansell, [SC]
Metcalf, Izettai, d. 23 May 1883, age: 82yr, w/o and s/w William Metcalf, [SC]
Metcalf, John, b. 25 Sep 1835, d. 20 Sep 1866, s/o George and Sarah Metcalf, [SC]
Metcalf, William, no dates, h/o and s/w Izettai Metcalf, [SC]
Millson, Enoch, d. 7 Nov 1865, h/o and s/w Mary Millson, [SC]
Millson, John, d. 10 Jun 1836, age: 64yr, s/w four children, [SC]
Millson, Mary, d. 29 Oct 1880, w/o and s/w Enoch Millson, [SC]
Moore, William, d. 30 Jan 1823, age: 75yr, [SC]
Mottram, Elizabeth, d. 22 Oct 1830, age: 75yr, w/o John Mottram, [SC]
Mottram, John, d. 2 Jul 1?67, age: 46yr, f/o and s/w Mark Mottram, [SC]
Mottram, Mark, s/o John Mottram, [SC]
Muse, Mary, d. Oct 1853, age: 85yr, w/o and s/w William Muse, [SC]
Muse, William, d. 16 Sep 1832, age: 74yr, h/o and s/w Mary Muse, [SC]
Naylor, Jane, d. 17 May 1825, age: 20yr, ‘? Of Char? And Jane Naylor of Quadring, Sister of and s/w William Naylor, [SC]
Naylor, William, b/o and s/w Jane Naylor, [SC]
Pacey, Thomas Harby, d. 8 Mar 1856, age: 56yr, [SC]
Parker, Ann, d. 9 Feb 1769, age: 39yr, w/o and s/w John Parker, [SC]
Parker, John, d. 20 Mar 1782, age: 52yr, h/o and s/w Ann Parker, [SC]
Parker, Sarah, d. 4Jun 1855, age: 61yr, w/o John Parker, [SC]
Parrel, Eliza, no dates, w/o John Parrel, [SC]
Pearson, ?len, d. Jul 1859, d/o and s/w Frances Pearson, [SC]
Pearson, Frances, d. 5 Dec 1856, age: 37yr, w/o John Pearson, M/o and s/w ?len Pearson, [SC]
Pearson, George Edward, d. 21 Jun 1987, age: 81yr, h/o and s/w Lucy May Pearson, s/w John and Rebecca Pearson, [SC]
Pearson, John, d. 11 Jun 1899, age: 59yr, h/o and s/w Rebecca Pearson, s/w George Edward and Lucy May Pearson, [SC]
Pearson, Lucy May, d. 8 Dec 1995, age: 92yr, w/o and s/w George Edward Pearson, s/w John and Rebecca Pearson, [SC]
Pearson, Rebecca, d. 8 Apr 1?72, age: 84yr, w/o and s/w John Pearson, s/w George Edward and Lucy May Pearson, [SC]
Picker, Emma, d. 20 Dec 1897, age: 69yr, w/o and s/w William Picker, M/o and s/w Tom Picker, [SC]
Picker, Tom, d. 27 May 1872, age: 4yr, Youngest s/o and s/w William and Emma Picker, ‘accidentally killed’, [SC]
Picker, William, d. 21 Feb 1899, age: 73yr, h/o and s/w Emma Picker, f/o and s/w Tom Picker, [SC]
Pycroft, Francis, d. 26 Jan 1785, age: 19yr, [SC]
Pycroft, William, d. 22 Mar 1780, [SC]
Ranby, John, d. 13 Jun 1870, s/o William and Mary Ranby, [SC]
Ranby, Maria, b. 10 Mar 1833, d. 5 Dec 1909, Sister of and s/w William Ranby, [SC]
Ranby, Robert, d. Jun 1879, age: 78yr, ‘Late of Bicker?’, [SC]
Ranby, William, b 28 Jun 1845, d. 11 Aug 1892, Bo and s/w Maria Ranby, [SC]
Schofield, (male), d. July 1888(?), age:. 25yr, Place of death. Australia, s/o and s/w Sarah Schofield, [SC]
Schofield, Sarah, d. 26 Oct 18?2, w/o John Schofield, s/w unnamed son, [SC]
Scott, Sarah, no dates, age: Infant, d/o and s/w Thomas Scott, [SC]
Scott, Thomas, d. 3 May 1813, age: 28yr, f/o and s/w Sarah Scott, [SC]
Shilcock, Frances, d. 31 Aug 1787, age: 23yr, w/o William Shilcock, M/o and s/w Sarah and William Shilcock, [SC]
Shilcock, Jacob, no dates, age: Infant, s/o and s/w William Shilcock, [SC]
Shilcock, Jane, d. 15 Apr 1779, age: 50yr, w/o William Shilcock, [SC]
Shilcock, Joseph, d. 21 Jan 175?, [SC]
Shilcock, Joseph, d. 22 Feb 1809, [SC]
Shilcock, Rebekah, d. 29 Jan 1???, w/o Joseph Shilcock, [SC]
Shilcock, Sarah, d. 1 Jun 1804, age: 24yr, Do and s/w Frances Shilcock, Sister of and s/w William Shilcock, [SC]
Shilcock, William, d. 16 Aug 1824, age: ?0yr, s/o William and Frances Shilcock, s/w Frances Shilcock, b/o and s/w Sarah Shilcock, [SC]
Shilcock, William, d. 28 Jan 1779, age: 49yr, f/o and s/w Jacob Shilcock, [SC]
Simpson, Benjamin, d. 2 Mar 18?6, [SC]
Smith, James, (Not readable), [SC]
Snell, Ann, (Not readable), [SC]
Southern, Louisa, d. 13 Apr 1874, age: 13yr, Youngest d/o Nathaniel Clark and Ann Southern, Sister of and s/w Walter Southern, [SC]
Southern, Walter, d. 30 Jun 1880, s/o Nathaniel Clark and Ann Southern, b/o and s/w Louisa Southern, [SC]
Stevenson, Richard, d. 18 Jan 1848, age: 59yr, [SC]
Sutton, Rachel, d. 24 Jul 1915, age: 90yr, w/o William Sutton of Frampton, M/o and s/w Rachel Sutton, [SC]
Sutton, Rachel, d. 9 Jan 1900, age: 50yr, d/o and s/w Rachel Sutton, [SC]
Swift, Sarah, d. 2 Sep 1875, age: 71yr, Place of death. Boston, w/o and s/w Thomas Swift, [SC]
Swift, Thomas, d. 29 Mar 188?, age: 85yr, h/o and s/w Sarah Swift, [SC]
Tenney, Joseph, d. 1? Feb 1848, age: 82yr, [SC]
Thacker, Richard, d. 29 May 18??, age: 52yr, [SC]
Thompson, Absalom, d. 1??9, s/o John and S? Thompson, s/w John Thompson, [SC]
Thompson, John, d. 13 Jun 1810, age: 52yr, s/w Absalom Thompson, [SC]
Thompson, Nicholas, d. Mar 1814, [SC]
Toon, Christopher, d. 6 Jan 1816, age: 23yr, s/w ?? ??, [SC]
Toon, Cornelius, no dates, age: ?9yr, s/w Esther ??, [SC]
Warrington, William, d. 11 Nov 1776, age: 44yr, [SC]
Weathers, James, 21 Jan 1889, age: 77yr, h/o and s/w Mary Weathers, [SC]
Weathers, Mary, d. 18 Sep 1897, age: 83yr, w/o and s/w James Weathers, [SC]
Weeks, John, d. 16 Apr 1779, age: 27yr, [SC]
Weeks, Thomas, d. 17 Mar 1767, [SC]
White, Sarah (nee Elston), d. 29 Sep 1856, age: 32yr, w/o George Chambers White, d/o Thomas and Nancy Elston of Swarby, s/w Only son who died in infancy, [SC]
Wigelsworth, Charles Joseph, b. 16 Jul 1851, age: Infant, William Brady, Ino Robert, Eliza Henrietta and Edwin Thomas Wigelsworth, [SC]
Wigelsworth, David Brocklesby, b. 9 Dec 1845, d. 10 Jun 1859, s/w Edwin Thomas, Eliza Henrietta, David Brocklesby, Ino Robert and Charles Joseph and William Brady Wigelsworth, [SC]
Wigelsworth, Edwin Thomas, b. 21 Jul 1847, d. 14 Mar 1848, s/w Eliza Henrietta, David Brocklesby, Ino Robert and Charles Joseph and William Brady Wigelsworth, [SC]
Wigelsworth, Eliza Henrietta, b. 1 Nov 1856, d. 17 Aug 1861, s/w William Brady, David Brocklesby, Ino Robert, Charles Joseph and Edwin Thomas Wigelsworth, [SC]
Wigelsworth, Ino Robert, b. 16 Jul 1851, age: Infant, s/w William Brady, David Brocklesby, Eliza Henrietta, Charles Joseph and Edwin Thomas Wigelsworth, [SC]
Wigelsworth, William Brady, b. 21 Jul 1847, d. 14 Mar 1848, s/w Edwin Thomas, David Brocklesby, Ino Robert, Charles Joseph and Eliza Henrietta Wigelsworth, [SC]
Wing, Tycho, d. 17 Aug 1779, age: 10yr, ‘Pupil in this town s/o Mr Vincent Wing and Mary of Pickworth in the county of Rutland’, [SC]
Wright, Elizabeth, d. 2 Apr 1826, age: 80yr, w/o Thomas Wright, [SC]
Wright, Joseph, d. 26 Sep 1811, age: 64yr, [SC]
Wright, Thomas, d. 30 Dec 1827, age: 83yr, [SC]
Wyer, Eliza, d. 24 Apr 1860, age: 22yr, w/o Goforth Wyer, Veterinary surgeon of this place, [SC]


Misc:
110 not readable
??, ?, ? of ? Ward, [SC]
??, ?, ‘Master of the elementary school’, [SC]
??, ?, d. Jul, age: 64yr, ‘? of John Smith Surgeon’, [SC]
??, ??, d. ?4 J?? 17?7, [SC]
??, ??, no dates, s/w Martha ?ppin, [SC]
??, ??, d. 1815, ?? of and s/w Christopher Toon, [SC]
??, Ann, d. Oct 1???, age: 63yr, [SC]
??, Elizabeth, d. Oct 18??, s/w ?ian, G??e?n, [SC]
??, Esther, no dates, s/w Cornelius Toon, [SC]
??, Mary, d. Apr 18??, age: 65yr, [SC]
??, Scot, (not readable), [SC]
??, W?, (not readable), [SC]
??, William, (not readable), [SC]
???e?n, Elizabeth, d. Jun 18??, w/o W?? ???e?n, M/o and s/w William ???e?n, [SC]
???e?n, William, d. 26 Feb 1856, age: ?6yr, s/o and s/w Elizabeth ???e?n, [SC]
?ay?, Ann, d. 3 Mar 1811, w/o John ?ay?
?ppin, Martha, d. Mar 1816, age: 2?yr, w/o ??mes ?ppin, s/w ?? ??, [SC]
G??e?n, ?ian, d. Mar 18??, s/w Elizabeth ??, [SC]
Harvey, ?, d. 22 Jun 1???, [SC]
L?, ?rdman, (not readable), [SC]
R?, Jane Elizabeth, d/o William ?, [SC]
Sp?ni??, William, (not readable), [SC]
Thacker, ??, no dates, (not readable), [SC]
Toon, Ch??, no dates, (not readable), [SC]

 

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