The Winteringham Poor

Winteringham Local History and Genealogy

The Winteringham Poor

Examples of Expenditure by Winteringham Overseers of the Poor
by Rex Russell, kindly supplied by Sandra Clayton

 
Examples from 1804-05
Amount of the 4 payments to the workhouse
Elizth Button 52 weeks at 6/- per week
Judith Bell 52 weeks at 3/- per week
Wm. Brown's child 52 weeks at 2/- per week
Joseph Hall 9 weeks at 5/-
Joseph Hall when he went to London
Thos. Bower's rent
Joseph Twidale 46 weeks at 18d

Examples from 1805-06
Gave Wm. Lawtey
Gave Wm. Lawtey
Paid Wm. Lawtey's rent
Paid Hannah Drust's family .. at Sunday
     times within the year ...........
for Ann Pickersgill's shifts and slips making ...
to Wm. Everatt and Wife at Sunday times
Paid to Lawtey's child 38 weeks at 2/-
to Ann Pickersgill 52 weeks at 7/-
to Button's family 52 weeks at 6/-
to Wm. Cook 2 weeks at 5/-
to Sarah Spencer 47 weeks at 6/-

Examples from 1806-07
To a pot of salve to Kathe Catley
To Ann Watson for seven weeks and a half
                   at 2s 0d per week
To rent at Brigg for Bowers
To wool for the Workhouse
To wool for the Workhouse
To widow Spencer at 5s per week
To the midwife for Ingram's daughter
..... for shoes for Benj. Pickersgill's daughter
To Jno Bell when distressed
To Edwd Clarvis for 2 funerals
To Ann Waddingham for a shift making
To Wm Playfoot for 2 coffins
To 1 Mett of coals for Wm. Everatt
To Wm Cook - 52 weeks at 7s per week
To Thomas Gunson - 52 weeks at 2s per week

Examples from 1808-09
7 days workingat Everatt's house at 3/6 per day
Wm. Mackinder 1 day thatching ditto
Relieved Ann Sanderson 3 weeks at 7s per week
A bill for funeral expenses of ditto
Paid to Thomas Gunson for thatching the Poor-houses
Straw at the same time
 

 
£
41
15
7
5
2
1
3
3



1
1

2

1
3
18
15

14





1
9
17
13





2

18
5


1

1
1


 

 
s
13
12
16
4
5
1
0
9


10
1
10

17
2
17
16
4
12
10
2


3

15
10
9
17
0
5
5
2
6
1
0
1
4
4


4
2
1
18
4
6
 

 
d
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


6
0
0

6
6
0
0
0
0
0
0


1

0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6
0
6
0
7
0
0


6
6
0
4
0
0
 

 

 

 

There are several people from Winteringham mentioned in the Parish Registers as having been residents in Winterton Workhouse when they died:

Edward Button, died 13th February 1819, aged 80, in Winterton Workhouse, and buried at Winteringham by Lorenzo Grainger.  Edward had been a brickmaker, and a pauper.

John Thompson, died 5th June 1824, aged 78 in Winterton Workouse, and buried at Winteringham by Lorenzo Grainger.  John had formerly been the Sexton.

An account of the expenses of the Poorhouse in Winterton

The number of Paupers maintained in the House continue to vary, sometimes we have more than thirty, at other times not more than eighteen or twenty, at present we have twenty one, the earnings from their labour is very small as they are chiefly invalid………
The employment for the time past have chiefly been house labour.
There are 6 men, 10 women and 5 children, their names and ages are as follows……..

Cook  Mary

49

Dyal  Mary

7

Dove  Sarah 48

48

Everinton  Clemente

79

Everatt  William

31

Everatt  Bridget

33

Everatt  Thomas

2

Eastwood  Sarah

64

Havercroft  Ann

80

Morley  Henry

81

Michaelwait  John

71

Michaelwait  Mary  senior

45

Michaelwait  Mary  junior

14

Martell  Hannah

34

Martell  William

18

Martell  Mary

6

Saunderson  Joseph

65

Simpson  Sarah

81

Snell  Ann

37

Spencer Priscilla

6 mths

Watson  John

45


Amount of expenses from Aug 12th 1809 to April 21st following 1810

Flour

 

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

 

Paid Tomlinson & Holgate

36

7

10

 

Do. Atkinson & Godfrey

2

13

9

 

 

39

1

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rye, Rye meal and Baking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do Tomlinson & Co

5

19

-

 

Do. J. Burkill

5

12

-

 

Do. J. Stephenson

6

-

-

 

Do. William Atkinson

8

-

2

 

 

25

11

2

 

Over

64

12

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brt. Over

64

12

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rye Grinding and Barleymeat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid to Abrm. Atkinson

9

7

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid to Jn Fowler

18

5

-

½

Do Geo. Davey

15

-

3

½

Do Ja. Barratt

11

9

1

 

Do. Ed. Hill

2

10

-

 

 

47

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Groceries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid Joseph Naylor

31

13

5

½

Do. Thom. White

10

3

2

½

Do. William Godfrey

22

17

8

¼

Do. Eliz. Whitehead

5

12

7

 

Do. Tho. Sewell

2

3

-

½

Do. John Holmes

2

7

8

 

 

74

17

7

¾

 

 

 

 

 

Carried Forward

196

2

1

¾

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid Tomlinson & Co

8

18

8

 

Do. John Burkill

5

11

8

 

 

14

10

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid for small beer & yeast

2

1

10

½

Do. Will Frow for cheese

1

11

6

 

Do. Will. Morwood for pig fat

1

7

4

 

Do. Eliz. Wray for rabbits & flour

1

9

10

 

Do. Edw. Anderton for oatmeal

 

8

6

 

 

6

19

0

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor & Treasurer Salary

18

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sundry small articles & incidental charges

 

 

 

 

for the house

2

14

6

 

 

238

6

-

¼

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brought over

238

6

-

¼

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Sundry's of Bedding Household utensils etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid Joseph Naylor

10

5

9

 

Do. William Godfrey

2

12

2

 

Do. Robt. Sutterby

3

16

2

 

Do. Plumber & Glazier

 

15

6

 

Do. Blacksmith work

1

8

-

 

Do. William Fowler, joiner

 

15

-

 

Do. John Burkill for flags

3

12

7

 

Do. Mason work

1

8

9

 

 

24

13

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leading Coals and Furz etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid John Stephenson for furz

 

9

-

 

Do. John Gilding for furz

3

4

6

 

Do. John Walsham for furz

2

9

-

 

 

6

2

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

269

2

5

¼

The preceeding accompt closeing on the 21st of April on account we have contracted with the Governor for the Diet and labour of the poor for 12 months from that time

    Robt.  Scrivener         Treasurer

    Rob.   Holgate            Visitor
     

This is a copy of a hand written document found amongst some Quarter Sessions files in the Archives in Lincoln. Anne Cole found the document and published the list of residents in the Family History magazine in September 1997. She  directed us to this information.
The Archive ref. for the whole document is:-             A/1/373/73



Sandra Clayton
Val   Peill

The Parish registers give the following information on Winteringham people in Brigg Workhouse:

"Died in Brigg Workhouse," and buried at Winteringham 10th July 1866 - John Holmes aged 84.

"Died in Brigg Workhouse," and buried at Winteringham 11th December 1866 - Thomas Nixon aged 75.

"Brought from Brigg Union for the purpose of burial," 18th March 1884, William Brooks, aged 72.

"Body brought from Brigg Union Workhouse. A parishioner," 25th June 1901, Sarah Bratton, aged 82.

"Died in Brigg Workhouse," James Barratt, 6th March 1907, aged 83.

"Died in Brigg Workhouse," Benjamin Smith, 4th April 1907, aged 60.

In the 1881 census, only one person from Winteringham was in Brigg Workhouse.  This was George Robinson, aged 69, a widower, and formerly and agricultural labourer.  There were 132 residents.

The following articles refer to the Winteringham Poor, or those appointed to oversee their welfare


From the Hull Packet 7th October 1859
WINTERTON
Police Court
The overseers of the poor of Winteringham applied for an order of ejectment against Mary Jackson, a tenant of a parish house in Winteringham.


From the Hull Packet 12th January 1883
WINTRINGHAM
The members of the Winteringham Dividend Club met, with their friends, last week, at the Bay Horse Inn.  There are 20 members, and the dividend is 14s.  £2 10s has been paid for sickness, 30s for funeral expenses, sundries, £3 5s.  The Rev C. Knowles, vicar, presided at the dinner, the vice-chairman being Mr E. Burkill.  Several toasts were drunk and responded to, and a convivial evening was spent.


From the Hull Packet 2nd March 1883
WINTERINGHAM;
WORKING MEN'S DIVIDEND SOCIETY. - This society was formed in January last, and now numbers 50 members.  Mr R. Winn, M.P., and the Right Hon. James James [sic] Lowther M.P., have kindly subscribed £1 each to the funds; and the Rec C. Knowles, Mr J. Tombleson, jun., and Mr Chapman have consented to be honorary members.


From the Hull Packet 6th April 1883
BRIGG UNION.-NOMINATIONS OF GUARDIANS.—The following have been nominated for the office of Guardians of the poor for the several parishes in the Glanford Brigg  Union, viz. :-Appleby, Robert Johnson; Ashby, Reuben Trafford ; Alkborough, John Farrow; Barnetby, Everatt Abraham ; Barrow, Joseph Clayton and Thos. Tombleson, jun.; Barton St.Mary, Henry Jenkins Tomlinson; Barton St. Peter, William Blyth; Bonby, Rev Grey Skipworth; Bromby, Wm. Edlington; Burringham, Henry Thomas Mould; Burton—upon·Stather Edmund Godfrey; Cadney-cum-Howsham and Newstead, Joshua Hill; Cleatham, Matthew Maw; Crosby, Henry Foster; East  Halton, Joseph Wright; Flixbro’, John Pulleine; Frodingham, Rev Ed. Mitford Weigall and Joseph  Cliff; Glanford Brigg, Henry H. Cave and Jno. Laverack; Goxhill, Jos. Hardy ; Gunhouse, Wm. Empson; Hibaldstow, W. Wright ;Horkstow, Francis Nelson; Kirmington, W. J. Frankish; Kirton-in-Lindsey, Wm. England Howlett and John Wm. Cook; Melton Ross, Jonas Webb; Messingham, Wm; Sowerby; Redbourne, Geo. Bland Herring; Roxby-cum-Risby; Chas. Scoffin Holgate; Scawby-cum-Sturton, Robt. Johnson; Scunthorpe, Joshua Horton Dawes, John Mundey, Chas. Arthur Cheesman, and Ralph Driffill; South Ferriby, Wm. Kitchen Waddingham; South. Killingholme, Geo. Houlton; Thornton Curtis, Samuel Heath; Twigmore and Raventhorpe, John Beaulah and John Massey; Ulceby, Chas. Stow; Whitton, Joseph Naylor; Winteringham, Wm. Nettleship Marshall, Joseph· Burkill, Edmund Brumby, and John Watkin; Winterton, John Brownlow; Wootton, Wm. Swallow; Worlaby, John Wilson H Budibent; Wrawby, Wm. John Swales; Yaddlethorpe, James Fisher. In only three parishes is a contest probable. namely, at Scunthorpe, where two Guardians are required and four persons have been nominated; at Winteringham, where six, have been nominated (two of whom have resigned), and only one Guardian to be elected; and at Twigmore, where one Guardian is required and two have been nominated.


From the Hull Packet 20th April 1883
ELECTION OF GUARDIANS
The counting of the votes given during the election of Guardians for Scunthorpe and Winteringham, the only two parishes in the Union in which contests have taken place, was completed last week, with the following result: - Scunthorpe, J. Mundey 146, J. H. Dawes 141 (both elected), R. Driffill 89, C. A. Cheesman 64; Winteringham, W. Marshall 47 (elected), Jos. Burkill 38, J. Watkin 14, E. Brumby 16.  The old Guardians were Messrs Mundey and Dawes for Scunthorpe, and Mr Burkill for Winteringham.


From the Hull Packet 24th August 1883
DAWSON'S DEFALCATIONS.- At a meeting of the Brigg Board of Guardians on the 16th, a letter was read from Mr Jabez Spencer, overseer of the poor for the parish of Winteringham, requesting the guardians to allow the last payment of the union call to be put off until the 29th September, stating as his reason for the application that the defalcations of Mr Wm. Dawson, who recently absconded, had made dreadful work among the small farmers in the parish.  The application was granted, the Chairman remarking that he knew that a number of small farmers had suffered heavy losses through Dawson. - It is alleged that some of the frauds committed by Dawson were of a most ingenious and impudent character, and that he actually broke open his children's money boxes, and in place of the several pounds which he abstracted he left in them some worthless cheques.  It is also rumoured that he was seen in Winterton on Wednesday night, and at Doncaster on Thursday, when it was supposed that a warrant was out for his arrest, but there is a strong feeling in the district that no effort has been made to secure him.  The girl who is supposed to have accompanied him it is said still corresponds with her friends.  We were erroneously informed last week as to the last text from which he preached before his absconding.  It is the latter part of the 1st verse of the 63rd chapter of Isaiah.  The delinquent possessed a remarkable memory, and has long been known as a pulpit plagiarist.
 

Debtors in Prison, and Bankruptcy Proceedings

London Gazette 31st May 1729

The under mentioned Persons being Prisoners in His Majesty's Gaol, the Castle of York, give Notice, that they intend to take the Benefice of the late Act of Parliament for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, at the next General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in and for the Three Ridings Qf tbe County of York, viz.;

East Riding.
John Vickerman Sen. Labourer, John Vickerman jun., Grocer, David Ruston, Malster. Stephen Ward, Dealer in Brandy and Farmer, all of Bridlington. Mary Thistlethwaite of Bridlington-Key, Widow. Thomas Thorp late of Asselby in the Parish of Howden, Farmer. William Harrison from Winteringham in Lincolnshire, Margaret Green of Beverly, Spinster. Thomas Oliver late of Wilton, Farmer. Richard Welbourn late of Westow, Yeoman
.

London Gazette 4th June 1743

The following Persons being Prisoners for Debt in his Majesty's Gaol or Prison in the Castle of Lincoln, hereby give Notice, that they intend to take the Benefit of the late Act of Parliament passed in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Second intitled, An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, at the next (General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held for the different Divisions in the County of Lincoln, or at the Adjournment thereof, which will happen next after thirty Days from the Publication hereof, viz. William Cubley, late of Hundleby, in the county of Lincoln, Woolcomber. Thomas Rushton, late of Long Benington in the said county, Farmer. William Laws, late of Sleaford in the said county, Cordwainer. Charles Caulten, late of Carely in the said county, Farmer. William Ablard,late of Wainfleet in the said county, Attorney at Law. John Jenkinson, late of Wrangle, Farmer. George Dickinson, late of East Keale in the county of Lincoln, Grazier. Thomas Boyall, late of Carlby in the said county, Farmer. John Michnell, late of Great Grimsby, Mariner. John Watson, of Tid St. Mary's in the county of Lincoln, Yeoman. Thomas Mowre, late of Barton in the said county, Flaxdresser. William Spencer, late of Atterd isle, in Yorkshire, Shopkeeper. John Short, late of Grantham in the County of Lincoln, Staymaker. Susanna Sharp, late of Winteringham in the said county, Spinster. Millicent Lowray, late of Crowland in the said county, Widow. Thomas Bassett, late of Long Ludford in the said county, Grazier. John Mason, late of Grantham in the said county, Chandler. Samuel Willie, late of Sturton in the said county, Farmer. Thomas Scott, late of Wainfleet, St. Mary's, in tbe said county, Baker. John Cooke, late of Burwell in the said county, Warrener. Richard Hodgson, late of Raisliby, Cordwainer. Joseph Woods, late of Moulton in the said county, Engine Keeper. William Baley, late of the Baile of Lincoln, Surgeon. John Bannbrough, late of Boston in the said county, Yeoman. Elizabeth Osgardby, late of Normondby in the said county, Widow. John Allanson, late of Newton in Lancashire, Dealer in Cotton. William Walker, late of Washingbrough in the said county, Baker. John Procter, late of the Baile of Lincoln, Joyner. Thomas Smalley, late of Horncastle, Bookbinder. Thomas Challange, late of Whapload in the said county, Farmer. Miles Wray, late of Great Grimsby, in the said county, Distiller.

London Gazette 18th August 1781

Second notice (of intended release from Lincoln gaol):
Ann Reeder, formerly of Winteringham, late of Winterton, both in the County of Lincoln, Widow.

London Gazette 24th December 1796

Whereas a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against William Robinson, of Winteringham in the County of Lincoln, Grocer, Linen-Draper, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a Bankrupt is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said Commission named, or the major Part of them, on the 30th and 31st Days of December instant, and on the 4th Day of February following, at Four o'Clock in the Afternoon on each Day, at the Bull and Sun Inn, in Myton Gate, Hull, and make a full Discovery and Disclosure of his Estate and Effects 5 when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts, and at the Second Sitting to choose Assignees, and at the last Sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination, and the Creditors are to assent to or dissent from the Allowance of his Certificate. All Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but give Notice to Mr Ellis, Attorney, Cursitor-Street, London, or to Mr. Galland, Attorney, in Hull.

 

From the Winteringham Dole Book

by Val Peill

The parish of Winteringham, Dr to Mary Watson the sum of Ten pounds for the board ,medicines and cure of Eleanor wife of Jonothan South which cure we  have performed or caused to be performed in the year 1772  .   £10 July 20th 1773 received  the above contents in full . Thomas Wales, Mary Watson

Memorandum: At Mickaelmas 1774. Then did Edward Brooks make an agreement with the parishoners of Winteringham to keep Nicholas Splayfoot for 3 years next  after the date above and to find him meat, drink, washing and all necessary apparel and to have from the said parish two pounds for the first year and for the last two years one pound each year. 

Received this the 28th of July 1781 of Thomas Snowdon and Thomas Hodgson forwar pounds ten shillings for forwar childrens board for one year due Mayday last past.

Received by me £4 10 0  John Meggatt.              (  someone had added)  Late John Wells,( perhaps they were his children )

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