in December Days of Old
Winteringham’s “month of the great and the good”
1st December 1848
The 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
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.
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
John Williamson 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.
3rd December 1858
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
The 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 1½d.
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."
4th December 1915
George Burkill was killed in action. He was a crew member of HMS
5th December 1794
On this day in 1794, the following notice appeared in the Stamford Mercury:
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
An entertainment of songs
and readings was given in the Temperance Hall by the Church workers. Proceeds to the Churchwardens Fund.
6th December 1924
Jim 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 destroyer!
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 Hall
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
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
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
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 £10.
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 ASHORE
(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 with.
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.
December 11th 1924
Diarist reports: Putting Telephone in Syd Dawsons, Cox, Skeltons, Buttons, Sharmans, Mrs
Sewells, J Burkills
December 11th 1939
"I have 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 only."
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
12th December 1906
Plans submitted to Goole Rural Council for the ralway between Fockerby and Winteringham
"Leading residents" have asked that morning letters should come by rail, rather than road.
12th December 1907
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.
13th December 1722
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
14th December 1667
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 hens.
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
14th December 1883
It was reported that George Hookham was fined 5s for having unjust measures on the premises.
Announcement - Bryan Budd to be given posthumous VC
15th December 1714
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.
"The Oiled Feather" - a service of song - was given in the Temperance Hall.
15th December 1927
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; ..."
Railway wharf set alight on Haven, allowing most of the structure there to become unsafe.
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 £31-6-0.
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
At Winterton Petty Sessions, Henry Gibson of Wintertingham was fined 1s with 6s 6d costs for riding without reins.
20th December 1905
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 later!
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
22nd December 1924
Edmund Bickell, former schoolmaster at the National School, and Village Postmaster died aged 92.
Motor accident at Gate End
23rd December 1785
The following notice appeared in the Stamford Mercury:
To be Peremptorily SOLD by
By Mr CHRISTIE
At his Great Room in Pall Mall, on THURSDAY the Second of February next, at One o'Clock
A 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,
The Estate is divided into several Eligible FARMS, and let to most unexceptionable Tenants at Will, at old and very low Rents amounting
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 Mall.
24th December 1264
Sir William Marmion summoned to Rebel
24th December 1884
The following appeared in the Hull Packet:
INTERESTING 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.
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 spectacles.
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 fame."
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
25th December 1815 and 1891
The only 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
26th December 1898
Rev Charles Knowles dies after a long and painful illness, having been
Rector of Winteringham for 33 years.
26th December 1707
Joseph Wressell was a tailor, and another of Winteringham's Quakers. His probate
inventory is light on detailbut included a "tronell bedstead" and "bakon, buter and chese."
26th December 1904
A concert at
Winterton Oddfellows Hall with the major contribution being from the Winteringham Tableau Vivants Company.
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
Hull Daily Mail reported that Routh and Waddingham's boatyard had been so busy during the year, that it had had to refuse orders!
Old People's tea.
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
29th December 1831
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
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.
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
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.