Winteringham Genealogy

Winteringham Local History and Genealogy


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An offer you can’t refuse ... from Shirley Sanders

I have the Parish registers of Winteringham, Winterton & Luddington. I would be only to pleased if I can help anyone.

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Requests for information


Dear Sir,
I would like to inquire through your excellent site if any of your contributors / readers can furnish any information about the  Thomas and Sarah Altoft family in particular Emma Altoft who married Harry Lewis Frank (brick maker from  Horkstow) on 17th December 1888 at Horkstow church ! and died  March 1938 and is buried in South Ferriby churchyard with her husband Harry Lewis Frank
Thanking you in anticipation
K Robinson

Barratts & Beacocks

I am trying to find out more about the Barratts.  The earliest I have is John Barratt who died in 1709.  His son, John, 1699 - 1752, married Mary Hardy, and their son John, 1734 - 1814, married Anne Fowler.  Their son William married Jane Beacock.  I have the line from there down.  I also have Jane Beacock's grandparents, Matthew Beacock and Katherine Hollinsworth.  I would love to get further back with both the Barratts and the Beacocks.

Ann Godden


I am looking for the ancesters of Luther Robert Browne Bell born in sheffield 1860 whose father appears to be Robert Bell born in Winteringham in approx.1830/31 married to Ann Green (from Sheffield previously Ann Marsh).He is registered in the 1881 census as being a victualler and joiner at the Bay Horse Inn.I know his fathers name was William,and there are William Bells registered at the Bay Horse in previous censuses(at least for 30 years .Robert had four children William M,Luther R B(my grgrandfather),Albert G & Walter A.(in order of age).Albert G appears to be the only one born in Winteringham,the rest were born in Sheffield.In 1871the family is registered in Hull and Robert is listed as a grocer in West Parade. I believe other sons may have been in Hull at various times.I am also interested if anyone has information on Luthers family,Mary (wife nee Green)Children:- Robert J, Frances C,George A(my grandfather) although they were primarily in London in 1901 my grandfather (George A now deceased) in the 1980's said he lost contact with his brother Robert J in the Winteringham/Hull area and said he still had relatives in the area.Can anyone Help????

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Has anyone a copy of the 1871 Census of Winteringham?  Rose Oglesby who is interested in the Burkill family, would like to know the following from that census:

By 1881 Thomas and Elizabeth were in York. Two of their  children were born either side of 1871, Alfred c1869 in Winteringham and Herbert  in 1873 in York so I would like to know if they were still in Winteringham then.

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The Burkill families were also found in Luddington - anyone got any information on those Burkills?

Dave Roberts

David Roberts
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Does anyone have any connections to my John Bryan BURKILL born in Glentworth Linc.approx 1811/12,married Jane Welldon Duke born Hull. York. They married in 1835 in London, had family, with one lucky chap venturing to Australia!
Could he be related to the someone in the Winteringham clan?
Jan Benson

Burkill and Everitt/Everett/Evrett

If anyone has copies of the above Census for Winteringham I would be grateful for information on the BURKILL and EVERITT/EVERETT/EVRETT families.

In 1851 and 1881 the Burkill's are in Low Burgage and Market Stile, Winteringham

For 1841 the following family members should be found either in the village or nearby

Willam BURKILL,1803-1855, born Winteringham
Mary BURKILL,1805-1884, born Leeds
Ann BURKILL,1836-1856, born Winteringham
William Goulden BURKILL,1838-1845, born Winteringham
Isaac BURKILL, 1840-1845, born Winteringham
By 1861 there should be Mary, (as above) and children
Thomas BURKILL, born 1841
John BURKILL, born 1844
Henry BURKILL (all born Winteringham)
Any of the above in 1871 (Thomas was in York in 1871)

1841/1861/1871 - Possibly in Winterton for 1841
In West End, Winteringham in 1851
Pattison/Padison EVERITT (deceased by 1851) born in Winterton, Lincs in 1805
Mary EVERITT, born 1821. Messingham, Lincs
Elizabeth EVERITT, (born 1841, Winteringham) In York for the 1871 Census
George EVERITT? (born 1846 Winteringham)

Any help much appreciated

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Since 1970, I have been undertaking a one-name worldwide study of the surnames Drax, Dracas(s) & Drakes, which are the same surname and are not normally connected to Drake, except for one tree at Messingham, Lincs., which has numerous Drakes and Drake alternating - sometimes for the same person.
the majority of instances of these surnames world-wide can be traced back to one of seven trees in North Lincolnshire & one in nearby West Yorkshire. The area covered is only 25 miles high from the Humber downwards and 50 miles wide from Grimsby, Lincs. to Darfield, Yorks. The surnames appear to come from the village and Priory of Drax.
Even the West Indian Drakes & Drax can be traced back to this area.
I have over 1,400 pages of trees and would like to hear from anyone interested in these surnames.
I have been helping John & Joyce McCaughan for over a year; he is mentioned on your website.
I would be pleased to see a link to my website on your website.
My website is:

I do my best to help all enquirers and my help is totally free.
Kindest regards,
Chris (Drakes)


My G.G. Grandfather Charles Dearing was born in Winteringham in 1839 his parents were Thomas B 1804 in Fitling, Yorkshire & Ellen Dearing they also had daughters Mary Ann B 1834 in Fitling, Yorkshire, Eliza b1844, Sarah b 1851 and a son Richard b 1849 in Winteringham.
Mary Ann Married a William Bell and had a son John. T who was a cripple b.1858 in Winteringham and a Daughter Anne b. 1860 in South Ferriby, Lincolnshire. Mary was a Widow in 1871 Census records and they were living with her parents in West End, Winteringham.
Charles married in 1866 to Mary Ann Pearson b. 1845 , they had 3 sons John b1868, Walter Henry b1870, Arthur b1879 and a daughter Edith Ann b 1876 who was my G.Grandmother.
I am intersted in any information on Charles' family. He became a coal merchant and I believe his father Thomas worked in Agriculture.

Shirley Allen


I think I have extra info for Charles Dearing on the extra info page posted by Shirley Allen.

Charles' parents were Thomas Dearing/Ellen Sewell and his grandparents were Thomas Dearing/Mary Simpson.  I have Charles' siblings as Mary Ann 1835 Humbleton, Elizabeth 1837 Winteringham, John 1846 Winteringham and Richard 1847 Winteringham.  I do not have Sarah 1851.

I have Charles marrying Mary Pearson 1866 in Hull and his death as 1900 in Hull.

I have his children the same as are posted.

I have some more details if Shirley wishes to contact me.

John Gardiner

Driffill, Sawyer, Stark, Mumby

I am a descendant of the Driffill, Sawyer, Stark, Mumby & associated families of Winterton, Winteringham, West Halton and Thealby.
In a will I have of Mary Clarke, who died at Winterton Hall in 1904, [and inherited by my ancestor William Sawyer], lists a William Kitching Waddingham of Elsham, as an executor, and a recipient of 2000 pounds.
further contact may be had by contacting me on johnsimmo10@
Shane Sawyer

Frow Family
I am the the  Greatgranddaughter of James Frow who was born in Appleby but  firstly came to Winterton (1851 census) and then appears on the 1861 census with his mother' family in Winteringham.Her name was Dorcas Frow and she married a David Frow and spent the rest of her life in Winteringham.
Thanks to your excellient site I have found lots of useful dates for my research and finding her headstone was a real bonus.
I am sending this e.mail to ask if my request for any other Frow researchers to get in touch could be passed on through your site.
Thankyou once gain.


Descending from the direct line of Burkill and Patience Gautby, living at West End, Winteringham in 1851; I found your Winteringham web site very interesting.  I would be pleased to hear from anyone with a connection to the Gautby or Burkill families, especially concerning Burkill Gautby's occupation, first as a sailor and then a steward on the packet steamers that sailed the River Humber.  Also, as I have done extensive research into both families I would be prepared to contribute to your web site in any suitable way. 

Gillian Reddish

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Hi Winteringham

My gr, gr, gr grandfather Joseph Gleadhill married a local Winteringham girl Ann Storm on the 29 July 1817 at the local church.

They went on to have 11 children  all born and christened in Winteringham, I have info on 7 of these children.

Their eldest daughter Hannah married William Pickersgill  born Winteringham.  Hannah lived in the village all her life and died there in 1883 she lived at West End.

Their 2nd son John married Mary Ann Gaultby who's mother was Bernice Burkill.  They carried the Burkill name though at least the next 2 generations.

I am interested in any info on the names Gleadhill, Storm, Pickersgill, Gaultby and Burkill.

Joseph and and the younger members of his family moved to Hull around 1840 where he continued his trade as a Keelman.

I would also be interested in any info on the Keel boats and Winteringham Haven.



Grassby or Grasby

Fay Colmer is looking for information on the Grasby or Grassby family.  If you can help, please contact us.



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Jason Hall was recorded in the 1881 Census as a blacksmith living in High Burgage, Winteringham with his family.  He was an ancestor of mine but I have been unable to find out what happened to him or his family.  His wife was Anne or Annie and they had at least eight children.  Can anyone out there help?

David Hall

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Hi David

Look up Sara Hall on the 1901 census and you will find that it is your Jason - the person who typed up the census must have had a drink! !

Hope this helps



James Hill was born in Whitton around 1781 he married Anne Gunson on the 13-6-1803, they had three sons,Holgate Hill born on 9-8-1805,he died in 1886 East Yorks.
Thomas Hill & James Hill, both born on 25-6-1810 and both died next day.
Anne Gunson died 9-1-1816 age 37.
James Hill then married Dinah Tupling on 28-9-1817 in Winteringham and had three daughters, Mary born 25-9-1817- Jane born 4-8-1824 & Harriet born 4-8-1824 she died 3-6-1825
any information about the family would be welcome. Dave Hill
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My GGGrandfather was born in Winteringham in 1811,his name was Hoalgate Hill, his father was called James Hill and his mother was called Ann ?. He later moved to Atwick in East Yorkshire and married an Elizabeth Maxwell who lived in Leven , East Yorkshire. I thought at first that he was born in Winteringham in Yorkshire, but lately I have been steered towards Lincolnshire, if anyone can throw any light on the family I would be greatly obliged.
 Dave Hill


I have enjoyed looking at your site very much. 
On my family tree I have a Rev. Charles Knowles who was born in 1831 in Leicestershire.  I find he is on the 1871 census as Rector of Winteringham.  He has a wife named Lavinia Margaret.  I know he has children Charles Power born 1869, Margaret Edith born 1870, Harold H. born 1873 and I believe another child George for which I have no details.
I also believe Rev Charles died and is buried in 1898 in Winteringham.  I would love any further information on this family, particularly how long was he the vicar of Winteringham and when was George born?  Any further records of the children and what became of them would also be interesting.
Winteringham looks a lovely place to live then and now and hopefully one day I will get to visit it for myself.
Thank you,
Elizabeth Keyworth


Dear Sir / Madam

I have just visited your very informative website. Do you know if a monumental inscription survey has been done for Winteringham churchyard?

My 2 x great aunt was a lady called Eden MUMBY who married John Edmund GOODMAN and they were the proprietors of The Bay Horse Inn from 1900 until their demise in 1914 and 1910 respectively. I have found their graves halfway up the churchyard path on the right handside.

I have also recently discovered that Eden's sister, Rachel Harriet MUMBY who married William CONEY, is also buried somewhere in Winteringham churchyard. According to the electoral registers, Rachel lived at West End in 1930 / 1931. She died in 1931 and if a survey has been done I would dearly love to find Rachel's last resting place.

Incidentally, if anyone knows any further information about Rachel I would be delighted to here from them.

Yours faithfully

Miss E. Mumby


I am interested in a George Neal (born about 1848 in Winterton) son of Joseph Neal (born about 1822 in Winterton). Joseph Neal is my wife's great-great-great grandfather. Both George and Joseph emigrated to the US in about 1870.

Any information (family members, marriage(s), births, deaths, occupations, etc.) you might have on these two men that you would share would be greatly appreciated.

Lawrence Frey

Hi We are looking for the family of Neal's from the Broughton, Winteringham, Winterton,and Alkborough, West Halton area's.
William Neal b. 1854. married Mary? b. 1859
Children to this marriage were:William Henry 1885, Amelia Ann 1890,
Mary Alice 1891, Rose Caroline 1895.
Amelia Ann married a man named John William Thompson and they had a daughter called Annie Elizabeth.
Is there anyone out there who have Neal family names in their trees.
Please contact me.
Thanks Malcolm


I would like to hear from anyone with the Newmarch connection in Winteringham.
Thanks Marlene



I found your site and it looks great.  Since my interest is genealogy, I checked out some of the material you posted.  I have two questions:

1. I have several descents from Newmarch families.  The first is from Bernard through his daughter Sybil that I easily found on your chart. 
The second is from Adam Newmarch through his daughter Margery who married Jordan Foliot.  This line is referenced from the "Complete Peerage" by Cockayne in Vol. V, pp. 539-540.  I have Margery dying in 1330.  I note a number of Adams in your chart, but none that seem to match with mine.  Can you tell me if my Adam does connect to your chart?  If not, do you know anything about him?

2. My second question is about the Marmion family.  I have a
book titled "Domesday Descendants, " by Katherine Keats-Rohan.  On page 1032, a series of listings are provided for Marmions who are identified as holding Winteringham from Walter de Gand.  The early sequence begins:
a. Robert Marmion (d. c1106) married Hadvisa and were parents of:
b. Roger Marmion (d. 1129) married daughter of Urse de Abitot and were parents of:
c. Robert II Marmion (d. c1144) married Melisende and were parents of:
d. Robert III Marmion (d. 1218) who held four fees in Winteringham of Gilbert de Gand.

My question concerns the further descent from Robert III.  I have a Robert Marmion married to Avice Tanfield as the parents of William Marmion who married Loretta Dovers/Douvres (c 1248).  The dates suggest this Robert might be the son of Robert III, or possibly be Robert III.  Do you have any information regarding the Marmions of Winteringham that might help me connect my Robert to the identified Marmion line?  And, if I might be a little greedy, do you recognize the Tanfield family?

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.


Gordon Kirkemo
Olympia, WA  USA


Editor’s note: In the 1901 Census, Winteringham-born Emily Mary Pickersgill was a pupil midwife, single, aged 33, at the City of London Lying-in Hospital, City Road, Finsbury, London


The Winteringham B M D records have helped to define some of these families, but more detailed information is now desirable to complete the study.
Earlier than this Splayfoot and its variants came to Winteringham via Burton upon Stather and Alkborough. The earliest families may have lived in Barton on Humber from about 1550.
The descendants of George Playfoot of Winteringham, and Mary Gunson of Winterton, (births circa 1800) have recently been thoroughly researched. The family of Thomas Splayfoot and Ann Beacock, of similar dates (although which of two Ann Beacock is not known) of Winteringham and Wrawby has also been partly researched.
Both of these families intercept with different branches of the Gunson family of Winterton, and it is clarification of their Playfoot ancestry that is baffling, partly due to the gaps during these periods in both the IGI and Winteringham B M D records.
I will be pleased to collaborate with anyone who has an interest in understanding the Playfoot/Splayfoot families that inhabited Winteringham during the period 1700 -1800 and beyond.
Alan Gunson


Rose - Waddingham families

Hi Everyone
Is anyone else researching the ROSE family?  Robert Rose married Sarah WADDINGHAM in 1848.  They had several children, the youngest Minnie being my grandmother.  Sarahs first daughter Hannah WADDINGHAM married Amos WATKIN,  Ann married William BELL of Sheffield, William Nicholas married Chrissie BURGESS, Sara Ellen married George BURKILL, Lucy married John FOWLER of Durham, Everelda married Arthur ROBERTS of Brigg and my grandmother Minnie married henry Robinson TOWL  from Goxhill/Hull.
If anyone else is researching any of these families I would love to hear from you.  I know that they all moved backwards and forwards from Winteringham to Hull many times!
Thank you
Sue Kerrawn



I was so pleased to have found your website as I am researching my Grandfather's  family history,the name of Storr.William Storr married Sarah Leedham in1817 at the Parish church and the witnesses were Anne Storm and John Brookes,they had seven children.Sarah died 1855 age 62 and her gravestone is at the left side of the path leading to the church it is on the photograph. In the 1851 census the Storr family lived at 22,Low Burgage and the 1871,1881census they lived at 90,Low Burgage. John Thomas ,my grandfather born in 1869 had a sister Sarah who married David Lambert Andrew 1894 he was from South Ferriby.He became a Police inspector in Sheffield 1907.I would love to find out any information of the families.   Pat Topham.


Hello Winteringham

What an impressive website!

I found it by doing a Google search on the name of my great uncle - Herbert
Unsworth. A man with the same name turns up in the 1919 Kelly's directory as
the station master. I know my great uncle was a station master in the north
of England for many years during and after the Great War so there is a
strong possibility it is the same man.

My question is does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should look to
find out more about this man to confirm he is my great uncle.

Best Regards

Gary Hopwood
New Zealand


My Grandpa was Charles William Waddingham, born in Islington in 1889.  His parents were Charles Waddingham and Mary Higgins.  Charles was born in 1859 also in Islington,London his wife Marylebone,England.
His Father William Waddingham was born in Tealby,Lincolnshire on October 1821, his wife was C Raymen, born London 14 July 1828.
Thomas Waddingham, father of William was born in Winteringham in 1787 and he married Hannah Ripling also of Winteringham, DOB 1790.
Thomas;s Father was also Thomas born in Winteringham in 1752, he married Ann Heaton on 18 May 1813 in Winteringham.  She was also born in Winteringham.
I have no record of Thomas Father but  Ann Heaton's parents were Isaac Heaton 1730 in Winteringham and Ann Markham 1730.
Isaac's Father was William Heaton 1690 and Mary Clarvis.
If there are others looking for another  line of Waddinghams, I would be grateful if they could contact me.
Thanking you,
Erica McAdam


Hi Winteringham
I am trying to trace my ancestors who came from South Ferriby and I see that a Mr & Mrs Wardle ran one of your village shops in the 1950s.
My great great grandfather, Thomas Wardle, was born in Grimsby in 1804 and moved to South Ferriby where he is shown in the 1861 Census as a coal merchant, but he later became a labourer in the brickyards at Ferriby Sluice.  As far as I have been able to establish he and his wife Jane had 4 children that reached maturity, Anne Elizabeth, Edwin, Jeremiah and Jennie Gertrude.
Anne married William Robinson from Winteringham, a ship's mate, and they were living in Middlesbrough on Census night 1881.  Edwin was also a ship's mate and was living with his sister in 1881 Middlesbrough.
Jeremiah was my great grandfather and had a son, Thomas, who was also a ship's mate and settled in Hull where my father, Robert Gordon Wardle, was born.  Jeremiah was a brickyard labourer at Ferriby Sluice and died in 1910 aged 57.  I do not know what became of Jennie.
If there are any descendants of your Mr & Mrs Wardle alive who might know of any family connection I would be delighted to hear from them.
Godfrey Wardle
Tel: 01628602187
Mobile: 07710974679


What a wonderful website!!  Congratulations!
My husband is directly descended from Westoby's in the Winterton/Winteringham area so hunting for the Westoby references has been a wonderful challenge tonight.  We live in Lowestoft as our Westobys moved to Hull and then worked their way up and down the east coast via the Navy and fishing.
Here's our problem.
My husband is directly descended from John Westoby and Rebecca Elston, nee Sanderson who married at Winterton on May 15th, 1775.  Their children, baptised at Winterton, were John, Anthony William, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Sarah, William and Rebecca.  My husband's ancestor is William.  I cannot find any other information about John senior.  He may have been the son of Anthony Westoby and Ann Hill of Winteringham who married at Appleby in 1874.  There were 5 generations of Anthony Westobys in Winteringham back to 1600.  The house at West End in the village has AW on the outside which I understand was put on by one of the Anthonys.  I have visited the village and photographed the Westoby graves but they are for the family of John Westoby who married Sarah Scarborough in 1768.
Alternatively our John may have been related to Westobys in Burton on Stather where the name Anthony was also common.
Does anyone have any further information about the Westobys?  I know about the Quaker links with Anthony, having obtained a copy of the History of Winteringham written a while ago.  Are there any parish chest papers still at the church?  I have copies of all the wills at Lincs Archive, none of which help make the next connection back.
Regards, Sue Westoby


Amazing! I was just browsing the web for something else and I came across this site. My 11x G.Grandfather was Edward Westoby of Burton upon Stather. I have not been able to find his marriage to Issabell but his daughter, Frances, married my 10x G Grandfather Timothy Bramham/Brammer on 24 Nov 1692 at Burton upon Stather.
I think the Bramham/Brammers came from the Monk Fryston/Kippax/Ledsham area before that.
I have not been able to trace Edward Westoby back beyond the birth of his first child's baptism at Burton upon Stather (Frances, bp 4 Jan 1673) but suspect he had  several brothers, Anthony, Robert, Thomas and  John. His father and mother may have been Thomas and Margaret or Ann. I would greatly appreciate it if any one has any information on my ancestors. I can be contacted at :
The Westobys went on to become staunch Quakers in the villages around Burton upon Stather (including Winteringham). The Bramhams/ Brammers later moved to Nottinghamshire and later still to Manchester during the industrial revolution.

From Chris Brammer

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Have you tried the other Winteringham Websites?
Winteringham, Parish Council (includes current news items, photographs, weather forecasts, calendar of events, etc etc)
Don Burton World of NaturePhoto Archive (modern photographs of the village), What the Papers have said about Winteringham (since July 2004),
High Resolution Historical Photographs, Winteringham Film Archive, Winteringham Football Club, Winteringham Nature Site, Winteringham Recipes, Winteringham Sales, Winteringham Camera Club, Winteringham Village Hall, Winteringham Chapel

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