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Bourne

Description and Travel

Bourne is both a town and a parish 97 miles north of London, 10 miles NNE of Stamford and 11 miles west of Spalding. It is bisected by the A15 trunk road, formerly known as the "Great Road from London to Lincoln," and part of the old Roman Road between the two cities. Morton parish lies to the north and Thurlby parish to the south, with Deeping Fen parish forming the south-east border. The South Forty Foot Drain completes the eastern border. The parish covers about 8,200 acres and includes the hamlet of Cawthorpe 1.5 miles north of Bourne and Dyke, 1.5 miles north-east.

A spring called "Peter's Pool" arises in the west end of the town and at Eastgate becomes navigable (where it is called the "Bourne Eau") and flows southward to join the River Glen. If you are planning a visit:

town sign

town sign close-up

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Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 620
1851 H.O. 107 / 2095
1861 R.G 9 / 2317 & 2318
1871 R.G. 10 / 3314 - 3316
1881 R.G. 11 / 3197
1891 R.G. 12 / 2557
1901 R.G. 13 / 3025
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Church History

St. Peter and St. Paul Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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History

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Land and Property

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Manors

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Maps

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Medical Records

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Military History

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Military Records

1914 - 1918:
  • H Allen
  • F N Andrews
  • A Ash
  • F Baldock
  • H Baldock
  • P Barsby
  • A Bates
  • C H Baxter
  • R Benstead
  • J V Bosley
  • W Bray
  • H Brightman
  • G A Brooks
  • J Brown
  • S Brown
  • J Burt
  • J A Carter
  • E Carvath
  • A Chambers
  • J A Clare
  • H Clark
  • A E Clark
  • J E Clark
  • H P Cleary
  • W E Close
  • W Cook
  • L Cooper
  • G Coverley
  • C R Creek
  • A E Cursley
  • H Fortesque
  • C A Green
  • E Grummitt
  • J T Haines
  • J Hare
  • G A Holland
  • C Hornsey
  • J C Hudson
  • S Jackson
  • H L Joyce
  • F J Keal
  • B Kettle
  • S Kettle
  • T Knowles
  • A W Lane
  • H Lane
  • F Larkinson
  • C Leary
  • F Lloyd
  • L Lloyd
  • G Lunn
  • W Lunn
  • G Marvin
  • A Mason
  • W S Michelson
  • C Mills
  • J Morton
  • F Needham
  • W Needham
  • F North
  • W A Oakden
  • R Osborn
  • C E Osgathorpe
  • E Parker
  • R Parker
  • J Parry
  • R Pattison
  • H Pearce
  • H Pridmore
  • H C Reeves
  • T B Rhodes
  • G H Rix
  • E Robinson
  • G Rouse
  • F Scotney
  • G Sherwin
  • J J Smith
  • J H Smith
  • F J N Smith
  • R Smithson
  • J Stevenson
  • P E Stevenson
  • F Stubley
  • E Stubley
  • G Tabor
  • H W Teat
  • A Thompson
  • A Thorton
  • W Thopson
  • W M Toulson
  • E P Wass
  • F E H Wass
  • W C F Watts
  • A Watson
  • W Watson
  • G A Woodward
  • E Wyles
1939 - 1945:
  • J Brightman
  • C Bryant
  • J Clay
  • R H Cook
  • R J Cross
  • R C Dewey
  • R J Gable
  • C Girling
  • J Green
  • C A Green
  • B J Katoff
  • E E Lockton
  • H J E Mason
  • C E Michelson
  • D Milner
  • C H Nield
  • W A Northern
  • F J Pattison
  • W Pont
  • L Riley
  • W H Riley
  • A J Rout
  • R J Sayer
  • C R Schofield
  • H Showell
  • G A Sibley
  • W A Smith
  • F R Sones
  • R G Squires
  • D Steel
  • R Waller
  • D J Webb
Malaya 1957:
  1. W Dodd
Borneo 1962:
  1. R Jennings
Northern Ireland 1975:
  1. J R Booth

The following 15 Commonwealth War Graves are in Bourne Cemetery. 8 are from World War I:

  1. W. COOK, priv., Lincolnshire Regt., died 30 Sept. 1918.
  2. G. COVERLEY, priv., Labor Corps, died 16 Dec. 1918.
  3. Cyril Humpreys LEARY, priv., Royal Army Medical Corps, died 5 Nov. 1918.
  4. Thomas Lancelot LLOYD, 2nd lieut., 3rd. Reserve Cavalry Regt., age 25, died 8 Apr. 1919.
  5. George Robert LUNN, lance corp., 4th Btn. Lincs. Regt., age 35, died 11 Dec. 1917.
  6. Percy Edward STEVENSON, gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, died 15 Dec. 1918.
  7. Harry SWARBRICK, priv., 1st. Btn. Duke of Cornwall's light Inf., age 23, died 11 June 1917.
  8. Frederick James WIlliam WOOD, priv., Labour Corps, age 20, died 11 Dec. 1920.

These 7 are from World War II

  1. James Robert EVERETT, srgt., 1st. Btn, The Parachute Regt., age 34, died 12 Mar. 1944.
  2. Clarence Ernest MICHELSON, sapper, Royal Engineers, age 29, died 9 Nov. 1944.
  3. Dennis MILNER, lance corp., 1st. Btn. North Lancs., age 21, died 3 Oct. 1941.
  4. William Henry RILEY, ldg. aircraftman, RAF Vol. Rsrv., died 21 Oct. 1944.
  5. Reginald James SAYER, priv., 6th Btn. Lincs. Regt., age 19, died 26 Oct. 1940.
  6. George Albert SIBLEY, able seaman, Royal Navy, died 10 Apr. 1946.
  7. Robert George SQUIRES, gunner, Royal Artillery, age 43, died 14 May 1940.
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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

Note: Population figures after 1837 include the Workhouse inmates and staff.

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 1,664
1831 2,569
1841 3,264
1851 3,717
1871 3,850
1881 3,760
1891 4,159
1911 4,343
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Probate Records

John R. BLAND provides a transcript of the will of Susanna SHARMAN of Bourne.

John R. BLAND also provides a transcript of the will of Thomas WOODCOCK of Bourne.

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Schools

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