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people : family history research

updated 31/08/03

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

guestbook entries

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.

bourne website

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 that website.

CLICK 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 history...

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!

Christopher 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.

Keith Lound, Sheffield
Visited recently after finding that my Grandfather, James Edward Lound,
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.

Margaret Larder, Australia
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.

Mary McCambridge
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?

Norman Mapperson, Australia
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.

Joe Perduno
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 website.

Magaret Taylor, England
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.

Bev Christensen, USA
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.

Bonnie Simpson, Canada
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.