: family history research
Since launching theBythams website in 2001, we have had a number of
emails, and other feedback, from people that used to live in the area
who are trying to track down details of relatives, long since gone,
in pursuit of knowledge of their family tree.
from the Parish Registers added 31/08/03
"From the Parish Registers" appears in the Glenside
News each month. It is reproduced here to assist those tracing
their recent family history.
CLICK HERE to GOTO From the Parish
Registers : Deaths
CLICK HERE to GOTO From the
Parish Registers : Baptisms
Many of the requests reproduced to the right appear also in our online
Guestbook (opens in new window), we make no
apology for repeating them here in the hope that it provokes further
contributions and response!
CLICK HERE (opens in new window) to GOTO theBythams
Guestbook to add your own request for information or other comment.
Other entries listed to the right appear on the Bourne
website (maintained by Rex Needle) ... we reproduce them here to assist
in achieving the goal set by the original contributer. Many many more
requests relating to the wider area around Bourne are included on
HERE to GOTO the Family
History section of the Bourne website
If you think you might be able to help with these queries then please
feel free to either contact the person concerned directly, by clicking
on their name shown, or Contact Us.
Similarly if you have something you would like to contribute we would
be pleased to hear from you!
House in St Martins Castle Bytham (c.1950?), emailed to us by Gill
Groom who lived in it with her sister Jackie.
help required !
The following people are seeking help in compiling their family
If you think you
might be able to help with these queries then please feel free to
either contact the person concerned directly, by clicking on their
name below, or Contact Us.
Similarly if you have something you would like to contribute we
would be pleased to hear from you!
Fawcett, Sheffield (Added March '03)
My mothers family came from Little Bytham - they were called Woodcock.
Are there any Woodcocks still in or near the village? I usually
visit several times a year and stay at the Willoughby Arms - I would
be pleased to speak to any Woodcocks in the area.
Visited recently after finding that my Grandfather, James Edward
came from Little Bytham. Found two graves in churchyard with family
name. Would appreciate further information, if anyone has any, as
it is early days of my search.
I am trying to find the descendants of siblings of my great-great-grandparents.
John Watson was born at Castle Bytham in 1799 and his possible parents
were John and Elizabeth Watson. He married Elizabeth Teat there
on 28th May 1827. They emigrated in 1854 to Australia where John
died in 1895. Their children were John, William Tate, George Henry,
Mary Ann, Edward and Elizabeth. His wife Elizabeth Teat was born
at Bourne in 1799 and she died in 1887. Her parents at Castle Bytham
were William Teat, a tailor, and Elizabeth Cuzons (?)and her possible
siblings were Mary, John, Thomas, William, Edward, George, Charlotte,
Christopher and Ann Teat. Another family name is Tazzeman.
Thank you for your website. My g.g.g.g.grandfather was born in Castle
Bytham circa 1700. He died there and his family moved on to Rippingale
and Keisby. I would like to know more about what life would have
been like there in those days. Any ideas?
My grandfather Charles Mapperson of Castle Bytham married Mary Ann
Hales of Baston at the Baptist Chapel, Bourne, in May 1853 and a
week later were on ship to Victoria, Australia. Great uncle Henry
Mapperson with wife Jane (née Dexter) emigrated earlier the
same year. Any relevant information will be appreciated.
Interesting website! I have a link to Castle Bytham, as I used to
go to the school there years ago! ( 1954 ). My father was an Italian
prisoner of war based at Castle Bytham and he worked on a farm at
Counthorpe Lodge for a Mr. Martin. We often visit Castle Bytham
and the surrounding areas - my mother still likes to go back there.
We often wonder where my fathers camp was based - according to the
book 'history of Castle Bytham' - it was at the Red Barn farm? -
is there anyone in the village who knows?. Thanks for an intersting
I am attempting to trace details of Eliza Jane Sharp(e) who was
born in 1862 and had a son George Sharpe who was born at Castle
Bytham on 12th December 1879. Eliza's parents were Thomas Sharp(e)
and Eliza Sharp(e). I know that Thomas was born at Castle Bytham
about 1823 and his wife Eliza was born at Edenham about 1828. Did
they have any children apart from Eliza Jane? Any details about
Thomas, Eliza (and her maiden name so that I can attempt a search
in Edenham) and Eliza and George would be greatly appreciated.
What a lovely site to visit. I am researching my Lound family from
Little Bytham. William Lound left in 1852 for Canada, then eventually
to Michigan, USA. Would love to hear from other Lound researchers.
I am researching my g-g-g-g-g-g-g-grandmother Elizabeth Frisby who
was born at Baston in 1744. She married John Wing at Castle Bytham
in 1782 and they had several children and she died at Castle Bytham
in 1820. If anyone is researching Elizabeth or any of the Wings
I would love to hear from you.