in December Days of Old
1st December 1848
Hull Packet reported: The neighbourhood of Winteringham, near Barton, was thrown into a painful state of excitement last week, in consequence of two men, named James Moore
and Paterson Everett, having left Weighton lock, on the Yorkshire side, with a cargo of pots, for Winteringham, and not having since been heard of. It blew hard from
the S.W. at the time the boat left Weighton lock, and there is every reason to believe that the men must have met with a watery grave, as the mainsail and foresail of the
boat have since been picked up. Everett was a Winterton man, and has left a wife and two children, and Moore, who was a widower, has left seven children totally
unprovided for. GOLD-DUSTER. Open boat formerly used by Humber watermen for boarding ships coming into the river and taking ropes ashore when going into dock. The
hull was clinker-built with plumb stem, sharp stern, very small sheer. ...
1st December 1910
On this day in 1910, the North Lindsey Light Railway was extended to
Whitton. The line had been open as far as Winteringham for over three years. Once the Whitton 'branch' was opened there were three passenger trains
each way per day - with only two of those going to and returning from Whitton.
1st December 1911
The village pump was officially opened at Town End, to celebrate
the coronation of King George V.
2nd December 1672
Nathaniel Warde's probate inventory values his worldly goods at the enormous sum of £481/3/8! He had
45 "horssis both ould and younge" which at £108 value were the highest valued item.
2nd December 1679
George Hegginbotham's probate inventory was
for a more modest, but still healthy £49-0-10. In the house he had a "Holland" table cloth valued at 10s, and among his possessions outside were a
"browne" mare and a "gray" mare.
2nd December 1702
Henry Hill was a husbandman, and most of his wealth in his probate inventory was in his
animals and crops. However, he had the enormous sum of £40 in ready money, amounting to about a quarter of his wealth!
2nd December 1713
was another husbandman, and his probate inventory list items worth over £217. Chief amongst his are his "stears" cows, calves sheep and horses. He
also had two waggons valued at a total of £8.
2nd December 1897
Brigg Rural District Council were shown a map suggesting that 220 yards of land had been washed
away near Sluice Lane [close to the modern cement factory]. It was decided to form a committee to see what could be done about the road.
The Hull Packet reported: The other day, four ladies, a mother and three daughters, took tea together, whose united ages amounted to 295; the age of the mother
being 94, and the daughters’ were 62, 69, and 72 respectively.
3rd December 1933
Bratton and Wilson started new butchery
4th December 1906
annual missionary meeting was held in the National Schoolroom. The amounts given in the missionary boxes of Miss D Poole, Miss Waddingham, Mrs Longley, Harry Altoft,
Miss Burkill, Mrs Clark, Mrs Ogg, Mrs Dickinson, Fred Thorpe, churchings, other small amounts, and money collected at the close of the meeting totalled £5 14s
4th December 1906
Mr Smith, carrier, was driving his bus and pair, laden with passengers and luggage from the Sluice Packet when the hub of one of the rear
wheels collapsed, but was noticed in time to prevent a serious accident. Passengers were accommodated by other carriers or "shanks's pony."
George Burkill was killed in action. He was a crew member of HMS Penelope.
5th December 1794
On this day in 1794, the following notice
appeared in the Stamford Mercury:
"Winteringham Intended Enclosure
The proprietors of the unenclosed parts of the parish of Winteringham are requested to meet
at the house of Mr George Bell in Winteringham aforesaid, on Wednesday the Seventeenth day of December, Instant, at Ten O'clock in the Morning to take into
consideration the expediency of applying to Parliament the next session, for an Act for enclosing the same."
5th December 1907
Edmund Cordeaux in his
mid-nineties had three finger ends severed from his left hand whilst assisting a winch at the unloading of grain at the West End Maltkiln.
6th December 1887
entertainment of songs and readings was given in the Temperance Hall by the Church workers. Proceeds to the Churchwardens Fund.
6th December 1924
Sewell had his foot severed in a farming accident
6th December 1938
Mr Smith left Bay Horse. Lupton came up from London.
Scunthorpe Warship Week opened, with the intention to increase the sums raised from £210,000 (cost of the hull of the Vanity) to £700,000 (the entire cost of the
7th December 1838
The Hull Packet reported: Barton – A large party of gentlemen farmers dined together at the White Lion Inn, Barton, on Monday
last, when a silver salver, value £50, was presented to Mr Burkhill, of Winteringham, as a manifestation of the respect borne towards him for his upright and honourable
conduct in the capacity of corn-merchant.
7th December 1898
Mark Booth, a butcher from Sheffield, married Lillian Hall, daughter of Winteringham blacksmith Jason
7th December 1899
The Cornishman newspaper noted that the foot of Her Majesty [Victoria] was outlined on the quay at St Michael's Mount, Buddha had one
on the summit of Adam's Peak, Ceylon [Sri Lanka] .... and Henry Kirke White had his foot outline on Winteringham Church!
8th December 1864
On this day in
1864, a handbill was printed:
"THREATENING LETTERS: £50 REWARD
Whereas Mr Henry Barker of Burton-on-Stather, Mr William Chapman of Winteringham and Mr John
Scarbrough of Winteringham, members of the Association [an Incendiary Fire Association] have received, from some person or persons unknown, letters threatening to set fire
to their property."
8th December 1807
Bridget Vessey Wife of William of Malton, Yorkshire Waterman Died Dec 8 Buried Dec 11 Age 23
Mary Vessey Daughter
of the said William Vessey Died Dec 8 Buried Dec 11 Age 3
Anne Vessey Daughter of the said William Vessey Died Dec 8 Buried Dec 11 Age 1
The mother & her
Children perished from the severity of the weather on the sand opposite the Harbour having been first obliged to quit her Husbands vessell, which was drivn on shore the
preceeding night. L Grainger Curate
8th December 1919
Diraist noted that there was a motor tractor on farm.
9th December 1881
At Winterton Petty
Sessions, one of the cases heard was that of Mark Reed, of Winteringham, for being at such a distance from his cart as to have no control over the horse, paid 5s 6d costs,
and the case was withdrawn.
10th December 1694
Thomas Walker's probate inventory shows that he was worth £63, but he owed various people sums of money
amounting to over £16. Many of those he owed money to were Quakers.
11th December 1658
Judging by his probate inventory, published this day, draper Robert
Blansherd was an extremely rich man, being worth almost £350! Apart from his valuable cloth for his trade, he also owned three pack horses, valued at
11th December 1673
Thomas Sharpe's probate inventory details one waggon and one waine with plough and ploughgeer, plus a waine and waine geer. His
crops valued at £56 were easily his most valuable asset.
11th December 1854
The Hull Packet reported: FATAL WRECKS ON THE HUMBER
THIRTY FOUR VESSELS
(BY AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT)
Returning home from Barton, on Wednesday afternoon, my attention was arrested by the appearance of three weather-beaten
sailors, who had been driven into the place in a spring-cart, and who had evidently been "roughing it", to all intents and purposes, in the gale which burst over
the coast at an early hour that morning. One of them was attired in a thick light overcoat, the bright brass button son which told that it had formerly belonged to
some coachman or servant in a gentleman’s family, and had been lent by some kindly hand. Another was provided with a thick, warm overcoat, such as sailors do
not generally wear; and all three had a haggard and worn appearance. Following them into the train, their conversation soon turned on the gale, which had now
subsided, but which, during the short time it lasted, was described to have been the “awfullest” that has been witnessed on the Humber for many years
past. From the remarks that were made, and which enlisted the sympathy of all the other persons in the compartment, it seemed that no less than 34 small vessels had
been driven on the Lincolnshire shore by the furious gale, and that several lives had been lost, whilst the survivors who so narrowly escaped had endured terrible
suffering during the bitterly cold morning. A large carrying trade is done between Hull and places on the rivers Ouse and Trent by means of ketches, keels and other craft
of that description; and these are frequently towed up the the stream by small steam tugs, until they are enabled to make their own way in the less rapid currents of the
tributaries of the Humber. About three o’clock on Wednesday morning four of these vessels, in tow to the tug “Wards,” left Hull, the weather at
that time being comparatively favourable, though a rather stiff breeze was blowing from the northward. The Sarah, belonging to Mr. Samuel Lee of Gunthorpe, near
Nottingham, was laden with 1,500loaves of sugar, 18 tons of linseed cake, and 190 quarters of barley; the L’Orient, owned by Mr. Wm. Cook of Hull, had on board 140
quarters of wheat, 100 quarters of barley, and 90 tons of super-phosphate; and the Ocean, belonging to Mr. John Thomas Weightson, of North Muscombe, and the Newark Castle,
of Newark, were laden with linseed. Soon after five o’clock the wind increased to a gale, and it was with considerable difficulty that the tug could make way
against the heavy wash of the river. The L’Orient was the first ketch in the tug’s wake, and my informant, whose name is Wilson, states that the waves
completely swept the deck of his vessel for a considerable distance. The Sarah came next, having on board William Mitchell, captain, and Charles Sanders as mate, so
it appears that though the crew consists of only two men, they have these distinctive titles. The Ocean had also two married men on board, and their wives were
asleep in bed at the time of starting, though in consequence of the rough weather they had hurriedly thrown on a few garments and hastened on deck. In the Newark
Castle was Captain Swanwick, his wife, and little daughter (the latter being aged about nine years), and also a mate and his wife and child. At half-past five
o’clock the hurricane burst in its full force, and the line of crafts was then abreast of Winteringham Lights, on the Lincolnshire side. Great surprise was
expressed at the tug keeping so close to the lee shore, though as the men remarked, they were entirely under the control of the steamer which was towing them. Just
at this point, and without the slightest warning, the tow-rope of the tug was slipped, and, without waiting to see the fate of the four ketches, it appears she steamed
off, leaving the poor men and women in the little crafts entirely at the mercy of the storm! The strain of the leading rope having been removed, the ketches, to use
the language of the men, were “all of a heap,” bumping together, and on the mud bottom, like shells upon the waves. Had they struck upon rocks instead of
mud they must have been dashed to pieces: and as it was, the boats began to make water rapidly. The L’Orient was the first to go down, and Wilson only managed
to clutch the gunwale of the Ocean, and thus escaped with his life, being pulled on deck by the men on board. At this time there were four men, two women, and a
child on the Ocean; and Mitchell and Sanders, seeing the difficulty of their position, jumped overboard from the Sarah, as she swung round upon the mud-bank, and succeeded
in scrambling ashore. They had no ropes with which to render any assistance to those still on the river, so, adopting the maxim that “necessity is the mother
of invention,” the cut away the lamp halyards of the Winteringham Lights, and after much difficulty succeeded in making it fast to one of the ketches. The
Ocean had by this time gone down, and Wilson was again overboard, but succeeded in drawing himself into a small boat, into which Captain Swanwick’s little girl was
put. But the boat was soon filled, and its occupants “swilled” out; and in the struggle for life Wilson found it impossible to save the child. She
was, however, brought ashore by one of the men of the L’Orient, but though she breathed once or twice after getting to land she died in a very few minutes. Her
father and mother were subsequently drawn by a rope through the waves and mud and reached land in a thoroughly exhausted condition; the woman being totally unable to
stand, and quite unconscious. It was quite an hour and a-half before the whole of the party were brought ashore, the women having been hauled in first, with the
other child who, though suffering severely from exposure, is likely to recover. They were now quite two miles from any place where either warmth or refreshment could
be obtained, and the men, taking off their overcoats, wet as they were, wrapped the unfortunate females in them, as some little protection from the rain and nipping, cold
wind. There is a little shed under the legs of the lights, and here, for more than two hours, the party huddled together, until daylight should come to their
assistance. They had then to cross a country intersected by dykes and ditches for nearly a mile, till they came to any road, the men carrying the almost lifeless
body of Mrs. Swanwick till they discovered a wheelbarrow in one of the fields, and which they afterwards utilised as a conveyance for her. On reaching the highway
one of the men hurried forward to the village of Wintringham and obtained a spring cart, in which the party ultimately reached the village, and were treated with the
utmost kindness by the inhabitants. The Rev. C. Knowles, the esteemed rector of the Parish, was one of the first on the scene, and rendered most valuable assistance
in supplying the men and women with dry clothes, and otherwise caring for their immediate wants. Meanwhile, the sailors dried their clothes in a malt kiln in the
village, and Captain and Mrs Swanwick were put to bed at the inn, in a very precarious condition. The inhabitants generally exerted their utmost efforts to render
what little assistance they possibly could to the poor castaways, and their conduct in this respect was spoken of in terms of gratitude by the men in the railway
carriage. On the other hand, they did not scruple to deprecate in forcible language the inhumanity of the crew of the steam-tug who, had they stood by them, might
have rescued their lives , and very probably got the ketches into a place of safety on the river. No doubt we may hear more of this before the matter is finished
During the same morning a number of small vessels were driven ashore, and it is said thirty-four in all may be seen resting on the Lincolnshire side of the
river, between Hull and Goole. The market boat, which plys [sic] being [sic] Hull and Barton, was driven high and dry upon the fields, on the western side of Barrow
Haven, and her crew succeeded in finding their way home, leaving the vessel safe on terra firma. When daylight dawned the keel Alert, belonging to Messrs. Saner
& Co., of Hull, laden with bricks, which had been moored near to one of the jetties, at Barrow Haven, was found ashore, having dragged her anchor a considerable
distance. Her crew, consisting of the master, Henry Hutchinson, and his mate, were missing, and it is almost beyond doubt that both were washed overboard and
drowned. The cargo has been transferred to another vessel and the Alert was floated off with last night’s tide. At Ferriby Sluice three keels, laden with
linseed, sank during the gale, and their cargoes were destroyed, though I have yet been unable to ascertain whether or not any loss of life has occurred.
Diarist reports: Putting Telephone in Syd Dawsons, Cox, Skeltons, Buttons, Sharmans, Mrs Sewells, J Burkills
December 11th 1939
received notice today, that at the beginning of next term, that is after Christmas Holidays, all the children of this school who had attained the age of Eleven Years or
over on 1st Sept of this year, will in future attend the Senior School at Winterton. This school will then be organised for Junior & Infant children
12th December 1885
The monthly meeting of the Winteringham Working Men's Liberal Association was held on Saturday evening [12-12-1885], Mr W. N.
Marshall presiding. Letters were read by the hon. sec. (Mr Beacock) from Sir Henry Meysey-Thompson and Lady Thompson thanking the members of the association for
their exertions in securing the election of Sir Henry by such a large majority.
12th December 1906
Plans submitted to Goole Rural Council for the ralway between
Fockerby and Winteringham
12th December 1907
"Leading residents" have asked that morning letters should come by rail, rather than road.
A billiards handicap competition in the reading room, was won by A Sutton, with L Sutton as runner up, and S Dawson in third spot.
Thomas Sharp's probate inventory is light on detail. However, he had £400 in cash!
14th December 1826
Meeting re: repairs to Church; those
deemed necessary included the floor being raised, the roof needing major restoration, the walls to be re-plastered, the modern sash windows to be removed and replaced with
proper stone ones, and the galleries to be removed;
14th December 1920
The "Swell" an admiralty steam drifter built at Winteringham boatyard, was
transferred to the Fishing Board for Scotland, Edinburgh, for disposal.
14th December 2006
Announcement - Bryan Budd to be given posthumous VC
John Simpson's probate inventory lists many household goods. He also had four bacon flicks, seven stocks of bees, 6 cattle, a cock and two
14th December 1826
Meeting re: repairs to Church; those deemed necessary included the floor being raised, the roof needing major restoration, the walls to
be replastered, the modern sash windows to be removed and replaced with proper stone ones, and the galleries to be removed
14th December 1883
It was reported
that George Hookham was fined 5s for having unjust measures on the premises.
14th December 2006
Announcement - Bryan Budd to be given posthumous VC
In Thomas Ferris' probate inventory, he had listed the unusual "glass case." A sack of malt was valued at 13 shillings, and ten
poultry at 5/6d
15th December 1876
Rev Charles Knowles wrote to the Stamford Mercury to point out that a document detailing money spent on church building and
restoration since 1840, had omitted that spent on Winteringham Church. He stated that in the years 1849, 1850, and 1857 the sum of £1,272-8s-6d had been spent on
Winteringham's All Saints building.
15th December 1882
"The Oiled Feather" - a service of song - was given in the Temperance Hall.
The new village policeman, PC Cherryman, moved to the village
16th December 1804
Henry Kirke White's letter to his mother re the kindness of
Lorenzo Grainger and his wife whilst HKW was ill. "Since I wrote to you last I have been rather ill, having caught cold, which brought on a slight fever. Thanks to
excellent nursing, I am now pretty much recovered, and only want strength to be perfectly re-established. Mr Grainger is himself a very good physician, but when I grew
worse, he deemed it necessary to send for a medical gentleman from Barton; so that, in addition to my illness, I expect an apothecary's bill. This, however, will
not be a very long one, as Mr Grainger has chiefly supplied me with drugs. It is judged absolutely necessary that I should take wine, and that I should ride.
It is with great reluctance that I agree to incur these additional expenses, and I shall endeavour to cut them off as soon as possible. Mr and Mrs Grainger have
behaved like parents to me since I have been ill: four and five times in the night has Mr. G. come to see me; and had I been at home, I could not have been treated with
more tenderness and care. Mrs Grainger has insisted on me drinking their wine, and was very angry when I made scruples; but I cannot let them be at all this additional
expence [sic] - in some way or other I must pay them, as the sum I now give, considering the mode in which we are accommodated, is trifling. Mr Grainger does not keep a
horse, so that I shall be obliged to hire one; ..."
16th December 1960
Railway wharf set alight on Haven, allowing most of the structure there to become
17th December 1748
Mordecai Westoby was a mercer and a leading Quaker in the village. His probate inventory values his estate at £149-2-11.
Among the more unusual items is listed a clock, a silver tankard, three seeing glasses, and an iron grate worth 1s 6d. He had rents due or received of
17th December 1874
Inquest into the death of Ann Swanwick held at the Bay Horse. Ann was a nine year old girl, daughter of the Captain of the
ketch Ocean, which was being towed by a tug along with five other vessels. The tug cut the tow rope, and the vessels were cast adrift, crashing into one another in a
storm, and in some cases sinking. Ann was in the water or soaking-wet out of it, for three hours and died of exposure. The tug captain, Philip Northorpe, was
found guilty of manslaughter by the inquiry and was committed to Lincoln Assizes. (He was also found guilty when appearing at the Assizes during 1875, and was
imprisoned for four months with hard labour).
17th December 1905
Station roof going on
18th December 1849
James Har(d)greaves, a convict from
Winteringham, married fellow convict Elizabeth George in Tasmania.
18th December 1921
Marsh Farm flooded. The bank burst at Ferriby Sluice and
Winteringham. The carpenters shop was washed away, and three houses on Station Road were underwater, as were parts of the railway. Read's Island was
swamped and about 20 sheep rumoured to be drowned.
19th December 1918
Diarist .... Turkeys sold .... 2/- per lb
20th December 1878
At Winterton Petty
Sessions, Henry Gibson of Wintertingham was fined 1s with 6s 6d costs for riding without reins.
20th December 1905
John Storm was fined 2s 6d with 4s 6d costs
for having no control of a horse and cart in the village.
20th December 1905
Wilson Howden of Winteringham was fined 1s with 4s 6d costs for having no name on
his milk cans
21st December 1600s, 1700s
The final day of parishioners being able to have their stock on the common. The commons would "reopen"
on 1st May.
21st December 1823 and 1824
William Ingram was born on this day in 1823 ... and his brother Thomas was born on the same date exactly one year
22nd December 1915
William Elias Field died of his injuries sustained on the troopship “Mercian” after being attacked by a German submarine in
November. He was the husband of Mary Ellen Field, Ferry Boat Inn
22nd December 1924
Edmund Bickell, former schoolmaster at the National School, and Village
Postmaster died aged 92.
22nd December 1927
Motor accident at Gate End
23rd December 1785
The following notice appeared in the Stamford
To be Peremptorily SOLD by AUCTION
By Mr CHRISTIE
At his Great Room in Pall Mall, on THURSDAY the Second of February next, at One o'Clock
MOST VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, consisting of the Royalty or Manor of WINTERINGHAM with Court Leet and Court Baron Fines, Immunities, Quit Rents, &c.
containing TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-ACRES of Rich ARABLE, MEADOW and PASTURE LAND, entirely Compact, divided, subdivided, and surrounded by full-grown Quickset
Fences, and all requisite and necessary BUILDINGS in excellent Repair, and the Land in high Culture, the Property of
The late EARL of SCARBOROUGH, deceased.
Estate is divided into several Eligible FARMS, and let to most unexceptionable Tenants at Will, at old and very low Rents amounting to
NINETEEN HUNDRED POUNDS per
Annum, but capable of very considerable Improvements, situate in the most desirable Part of Lincolnshire, having an extensive View of the River Humber and the Yorkshire
Wolds, and esteemed one of the most eligible Estates, for its Size, in the Kingdom.
Further Information, and printed Particulars, may be had of Mr GEORGE TENNYSON, of
Market Raisin; or Mr BASSETT, of Glentworth, in the County of Lincoln; and either of them will divest a proper Person to shew the Estate. Also printed Particulars
may be had at the Angel Inns, Lincoln and Doncaster; at the Post Houses, Glamford Bridges, Barton, Grimsby, and Louth; at Garraway's Coffee House, and in Pall
24th December 1264
Sir William Marmion summoned to Rebel Parliament.
24th December 1884
The following appeared in the Hull Packet:
RECORDS OF LINCOLNSHIRE
On the 15th August, 1802, Edward Clarvis, parish clerk, died at the moment he said "Amen" at the close of a
marriage ceremony in this church.
There were two old ladies living here in 1858 whose united ages equalled 190 years. One of them was so active that she could
walk four or five miles without difficulty, and the eyesight of the other was so good that she could read small print and do fine sewing without the aid of
Mrs Anne James, the old lady alluded to in the preceding paragraph as able to see and read without spectacles, died in August, 1859, aged 95. She
was thrice married. She was the bride at whose marriage with George Sargent, her second husband, the parish clerk, Edward Clarvis, fell dead in the church. Her
first husband died of consumption,, the second of brain fever, and the third was drowned. She was a widow about 60 years. During fifty years of her widowhood
she occupied the Ferry House Inn, and rented the old ferry between Winteringham and Brough. The only child who survived her was a daughter in her 72nd year.
She was followed to the grave by ten of her great-grandchildren.
The advowson of the living of Winteringham was sold by auction in 1835 to the Rev J.C.R. Reed, of
Frickley Hall, Yorks, for the large sum of £6,050.
It is a remarkable fact that ten beautiful stained glass windows were placed in Winteringham Church in one year -
1860 - viz., two by the Rev T.F.R. Reed, the then rector, one of which was to the memory of his son, and the other of the Rev Thomas Adams, author of "Private
Thoughts on Religion" and "An Exposition of St. Matthew," and who was rector of the parish from 1726 to 1744. [sic - this should have stated 1784].
Two by John Scarborough, Esq., in memory of members of his family, one to the memory of Rev S Knight (who succeeded the Rev F. [sic] Adams and of the Rev Lorenzo Grainger,
who was curate over 30 years; and the other in memory of the youthful poet, Henry Kirke White, who studied with Mr Grainger in 1804-5. It was a graceful act of Mr
Westoby's to place this memorial window in the church where White frequently worshipped - as graceful as the tribute which the American gentleman, Mr Francis Booth,
paid when he caused a tablet to be erected to his memory in All Saints Church, Cambridge. It is pleasant to know that an Englishman, as well as an American, were
alike affected with the touching story of White's life, that they equally admired his genius, and that each of them "raised a fond memorial to his
Some years ago there was living at Winteringham a man who had wheeled a barrow seven miles a day, Sundays excepted, for 30 years. A common
calculation will show that he had wheeled his barrow over 65,000 miles!
There is a tomb in the church here which is traditionally called
"Marmion's tomb," and tacked to this tradition is the fanciful idea, that it is the very tomb of Sir Walter Scott's immortal hero. Unfortunately
there is not any foundation for this poetical supposition. In a not to "Marmion," published in 1008 [sic - should read 1808], the author states "Lord
Marmion, the principal character of the romance, is entirely a fictitious personage." The manor of Wintringham once belonged to the Marmions, and tradition may
be right in assigning this tomb to a member of the family; but as Sir Walter Scott tells us, the family became extinct in the person of Philip de Marmion, who died without
issue male in 1312, two hundred years before the battle of Flodden Field, where Scott's "fictitious personage" met his imaginary fate.
** Note that
several local villages are listed in this article. The articles are spread over Winteringham and Wintringham!
25th December 1815 and 1891
marriages we can find that took place on Christmas day since 1562 are: 1815 Edward Jackson to Hannah Marshall; and in 1891 William Aldridge to Lucy Cross
Rev Charles Knowles dies after a long and painful illness, having been Rector of Winteringham for 33 years.
26th December 1707
was a tailor, and another of Winteringham's Quakers. His probate inventory is light on detailbut included a "tronell bedstead" and "bakon, buter
26th December 1904
A concert at Winterton Oddfellows Hall with the major contribution being from the Winteringham Tableau Vivants
27th December 1891
The Rev Charles Knowles recorded the Baptism of Andrew, son of John and Martha Skinner, and then made the following comment in the
Parish Registers: "In this year there were from 12 to 15 infants in this village stillborn. Indeed I have reasons for believing that the numbers were greater still.
Hence the small number of baptisms." There had been just three baptisms - all in November or December.
28th December 1675
Elizabeth Jennison's probate
inventory is short, but gives some interesting insights. Her main wealth was in a bond "oweing to hir" of £28. However, her estate had to pay £11-10s
to "Rich Baley of Hassell for the use of Willm Whittmore Esq" of £11-10s. A similar sum was also paid for "hir funerall expeces and church fees and
for hir table that time she lay in child bed for fire and candles and the charge of twp middwiffes and for severall other charges.
28th December 1900
Daily Mail reported that Routh and Waddingham's boatyard had been so busy during the year, that it had had to refuse orders!
28th December 1904
28th December 1908
Miss Mary Elizabeth Howden, second daughter of Wilson Howden, farmer, married farmer's son Alfred Borrill of East
Halton, who is on the staff of the GCR at New Holland. The bride was dressed in dark blue with hat to match, and her sister Maggie was bridesmaid.
The following request was made:
I, Benjamin Brown, ... have set apart a building, formerly occupied as a schoolroom, a place for the Religious Worship
of Almighty God, by Protestant Dissenters. [the Methodists].
29th December 1904
Sunday School treat
30th December 1799
The last Winteringham baby born
in the 18th century was Mary Sewell, daughter of farmer John and his wife Mary, born this day in 1799. She was also baptised this day, by Lorenzo Grainger.
30th December 1892
Due to drifting ice in the Humber, Trinity House placed notices to say that the Upper Whitton Light Vessel had been temporarily removed from
her current position near Winteringham Haven, to Whitton Ness.
30th December 1932
Winteringham included in a foot-and-mouth disease infected area that also
included the Borough of Grimsby, and the petty sessional divisions of Barton on Humber, Caistor, Brigg, and Market Rasen, plus (names) Winterton, Roxby cum Risby, Appleby,
Twigmoor, and other named villages close to Louth.
31st December 1880
The Hull Packet reported: PIGEON SHOOTING.---A. pigeon shooting match took place at the Bay
Horse Inn, on the 22nd inst. First prize, £7; second? £2; third, £1. There were nine entries, Mr G. Winship, of Barton, and Mr Calvert, of Raventhorpe, divided the first
and second prize; and Mr W. Holmes, of Winterton, took third prize. The shooting throughout was very good, most of the birds coming to grass.
SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE Wm.
Chapman, Esq., Coleby Hall, J.P., distributed upwards of 30 couple of rabbits, and about half a stone of beef, with parcels or fruit, amongst each of his labourers and the
poor of Coleby and Winteringham, for Christmas dinners. It has been a custom with Mr Chapman to do this for many years. Such a munificent bequest is highly appreciated by
the recipients, and it is hoped the donor will long live to continue his benevolence.
ENTERTAINMENT - On Friday night last a service of song and musical entertainment
was held at Mr R. Brattan's Music Hall. Messrs Spence, Jarvis, Brattan, Robinson, and others, belonging to the Baptist Society, were the performers. The
programme, both vocal and instrumental, was gone through in first style. The ladies who took part in the performance, were highly commended. At the conclusion, a few
members were immersed in baptism by the Rev M. Robinson.