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1. I wonder if you could help me find some information on my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother their names being John and Eliza Bell; he died in 1907 and she died in 1908. My Grandfather is buried in the cemetery – the Cemetery book lists him as an Inn Keeper who died aged 55 and was buried on 14 November 1907.  The vicar was Thomas Hill.  Eliza is entry number 486, listed as a widow, age 58, and was buried on 26th March 1908, and this time Thomas Hill is listed as ‘W Minister’ which perhaps means Wesleyan Minister?  Does anyone have any information on how many public house's there were in North Somercotes in the early 1900's and a record of who the landlords were at this time? If so I would be very grateful for any help or information.   My phone number is 01522688609 and my email is  Thank you, David Hewerdine

2. Anthony Raby is one of my great great grandfathers.  According to census returns he was born sometime around 1805-1810 at Somercotes but I've not found his baptism in North or South Somercotes parish registers nor in any surrounding parish either.  He married Ann Beedham from Worlaby (by Brigg) but I don't know where or when.  They had 10 children - some at Ulceby (by Barton) and some at Killingholme.  Anthony died 4 April 1891 at South Killingholme.  He was an agricultural labourer.  I am anxious to trace Anthony's birth and/or baptism and details of his parents and would greatly appreciate any help in either pointing me in the right direction to find this information or in putting me in touch with any Raby descendants.  My email address is 

3.. I am presently researching my family tree and I have traced my 3 x great grandfather to Covenham/Nth Somercotes. He was born around 1799, James Ling, he had 2 sons Edwin and John Ling and married an Elizabeth from Derbyshire. His married life was spent in Louth. I intend to visit the archives in Lincoln to further my research but I wondered if you would post this on your Family History notice board. If anyone does have any information my email address is Thank you. Kath Gibbon      


4.Richard Houghton sent an email asking for details about Cyril Lougheed (23 Bn Northumberland Fusiliers Tyneside Scottish).
 Mr Houghton's contact details are 01704 892523 or 07961 582 694
5. Lynda Turton asked for information below:
The family name is Grundy (I believe the junction where their home was is still known by locals as 'Grundy's Corner'). George Henry Grundy and his wife Emma were my Great-grandparents and their 3rd youngest son Ned (1987 - 1951)  was my Grandfather, he married Emma Jane Cook,
If anyone knows anything about Ned or any of the other Grundy's I would be pleased to hear from them.

If anyone has any information on  a Elsie Mary Lambert born 25th April 1898, her family lived on Front Street in 1918, she married Walter Tyson at St Marys Church in 1927. If you have any information on the family the daughter Nee Brenda Phylina Mary Tyson would love to have some information.

Can any members of the Cook or Baxter family and especially anyone who knows anything of a Martha Englefield (nee Baxter) who has a family history in north somercotes which goes back over the last 200 years, contact me either by telephone 07751 819809 or e-mail