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Gainsborough

"Gainsborough is a market town in the parish of its name, wapentake of Coringham and parts of Lindsey - 150 miles N by W from London, 18 NW by N from Lincoln, 25 SSW from Hull, and 39 NE from Nottingham; pleasantly situate on the eastern bank of the River Trent, about thirty miles from its junction with the Humber. The Chesterfield canal falls into the Trent at Keadby, a few miles below Gainsborough. This town appears to have been founded by a tribe of Saxons, soon after their first invasion of Britain."
"Lincolnshire Directory," Pigot & Co., 1841

Description and Travel

Gainsborough (sometimes found as Gainsburgh) is a parish and a market town 145 miles north of London and 18 miles north-west of Lincoln, on the eastern bank of the River Trent. The parish includes the townships of Gainsborough, Morton, East Stockwith and Walkerwith, and covered 7,870 acres in 1841. The hamlet of Thonock, to the north, is considered part of Gainsborough although it was a seperate civil parish for 80 years.

The township of Gainsborough covers about 3,530 acres. Changes in civil boundaries reduced this to about 2,450 acres by 1913. If you are planning a visit:

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Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2119 & 2120
1861 R.G. 9 / 2408 & 2409
1871 R.G. 10 / 3444 - 46
1881 R.G. 11 / 3296
1891 R.G. 12 / 2634 & 2635
1901 R.G. 13 / 3113 & 3114
  • BELL
  • BROWN
  • CRAVEN
  • ELSTON
  • HILL
  • HOWSON
  • LOVE
  • MARCHANT
  • RAW
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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History

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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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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

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Newspapers

Gainsborough had three newspapers in 1900 but only two newspapers by 1913. See our Newspapers page for more information. Those 1900 papers were the:

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Gainsborough
Township
 Gainsborough
Parish
1801 4,506
1811 5,172
1821 5,893
1831 6,658 7,535
1841 6,948 7,870
1851 7,261 8,293
1861 6,320 7,339
1871 7,564 8,655
1881 10,885
1891 14,468 14,372
1901 17,660
1911 20,587
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Schools

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