COMMENT : Thank you for such an interesting site. It is a great help in putting me
in touch with my roots. As a baby I lived in Walcott but we moved away when I was
small. My father, George Mackinder who was born in 1926,went to North Kyme school
from the age of 6. I think I've spotted him in one of the school photos which looks
like it was taken in the 1930's when he would have attended there. Dad died in 1998
but I still remember many of his stories of his childhood.
NAME : Richard Philp EMAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org COMMENT : I drive between Bedfordshire
and North Lincolnshire on an occasional basis and on my last trip was delighted and
amused to see the scarecrows in the village. I don't think I was speeding so wasn't
clocked by the speedgun touting policeman and the "lest we forget" scarecrow is particularly
poignant this year. Thanks to everyone who added interest to my otherwise uneventful
NAME : Carol Young EMAIL : email@example.com COMMENT : Thank you for
such an interesting site. It is a great help in putting me in touch with my roots.
As a baby I lived in Walcott but we moved away when I was small. My father, George
Mackinder who was born in 1926,went to North Kyme school from the age of 6. I think
I've spotted him in one of the school photos which looks like it was taken in the
1930's when he would have attended there. Dad died in 1998 but I still remember many
of his stories of his childhood.
Dear North Kyme people, I have read your letters page and see a few of us (obviously
somehow we are all related) are all searching for information of Brooks's of Kyme.
May I add my my request. Jacob and Abel are my line and I think this leads to the
Austins but I need something more definite - Many thanks
Please can you help with any information on the Brooks Family in your Village,
they are distant relatives of mine
Jacob Brooks Gender Male Birth 1798 North Kyme, Lincoln.England Marriage 17 Oct 1826
(Age: 28) ST Luke's, Parish Church, South Kyme, Lincoln.England to Sarah Covell
(Age: 31) South Kyme, Lincoln, England
1841 England Will 1841-1861 (Age: 43) North
Kyme, Lincoln.England England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills
and Administrations),1861-1941 Record for Jacob Brooks England & Wales, National
Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 Occupation Gardener
1842 (Age: 44) North Kyme, Lincoln.England Occupation 30 March 1851 Farmer 26 acres
of land (Age: 53) North Kyme, Lincoln. England Sleaford Burial 1 Feb 1872 Parish
Church, South Kyme, Lincoln.England
25 March 1872 North Kyme, Lincoln. England England
& Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941
Record for Jacob BrooksEngland & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills
Wife Sarah Covell Birth 1810 Swarby, Lincolnshire,
England Death May 1870 (Age: 60) North Kyme, Lincoln.England Burial 16 May 1870 Parish
Church, South Kyme, Lincoln.England
I found your e mail address on your village web page. I am not sure if you can help,
but I have been researching my family history for a number of years and I believe
the Linton family lived in North Kyme in the late 18th and early 19th Century but
I have been unable to confirm this. On the Census forms my Great Grandfather is recorded
to have been born in North Kyme and yet on others it states Boston. His name and
his fathers name were both Richard Linton, but I do not know my Great Great Grandmothers
first name. Great Great Grandad was at sea, but again I am unable to prove or disprove
this. Could you please help or at least point me in the direction of where I might
obtain the information I need.
By the way your web pages are very interesting, keep up the good work.
I am a direct decendent of Austin Brooks, born 1771 in Walcott but I would like to
ask if anyone has any possible information that may link this Brooks family with
a family with the same surname living in South Kyme before that date. I have a reference
to a John Brooks marrying Sarah Bamford and living in South Kime. The family record
shows seven children: John. born 1742, Austing, born 1744, Sarah, born 1747, Mary,
born 1748, Rebeccah, born 1750, Thomas, born1754 in North Kyme and Ester, born 1759
in Quadring. It is believed that Thomas died in 1821. Note the spelling of Austing
is as recoded and may be an error in the original records.
I have also found many relatives in the general area of Billinghay for both may family
and my wife's family. Some date back as far as the 1650's
Gordon Brooks contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Back in May (Before I had grey hair an a strong addiction to cheap wine) I arrived all
the way from not so sunny Ireland to the wonderful village of Billinghay. My husband
and I had brought our first venture together "Billinghay Kennels" I had not seen
the place before we moved trusting fully in my husbands judgement, (Please let me
give you some advice, if you are ever travelling to a new home you have never seen
and your husband says only that "you can put your mark on it" RUN, RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!),
When we arrived I got the shock of my life. I will only say that the previous owner
was an eccentric old bean, and that the place needed a little imagination, a moderate
amount of help and a great deal of hard work. (Ok, and maybe a few threats of divorce
and disembowelment).. However a few months and several tons of concrete down the
line and we are final ready to take on the four legged residents of Billinghay, Boston,
hell... all of Lincolnshire!!
So now you may be wondering why I am contacting you, unfortunately I have no exciting
story's of discovering a 16th century bidet or 1st world war bomb while digging up
the carcass of what was once Billinghay Kennels (Although if we'd dug a little deeper
you may have been in luck!!) Our main problem is that we have worked our fingers
(and parents) to the bone and now we want to show the world the fruits of our labours,
I know everyone truly believes that their kennels are something special but I know
ours are like nothing anyone has ever seen before, we have the logo "Home from home"
and that truly is what they are like, right down to the sofa and fitted kitchen...
we can place all the adverts in all the papers in the world but we have such a reputation
to breakdown and rebuild again that we need all the help we can and that is where
you would come in. We would really like someone in your position to come round and
maybe do a story on the place put across the enthusiasm (sometime to be taken for
temporary insanity) that we feel for our kennels and for the guest that stay with
us. We also are working closely with the Labrador Lifeline Rescue, and am happy
to say we have sent two loveable orphan Annie's to their new homes.
Well I really hope to hear from you soon and if not I hope that my email brought
a little smile to what may have otherwise been another rainy day.
I am trying to find an ex RAF REGIMENT man (Ray Wadsley) who used to live in North
Kyme I served with him in Fassberg Germany in 1951I would be very grateful if you
could help me find him or any information about his whereabouts. You can contact
me on 0191 3711911.
Hi, my name is Emma Lassetter and I am researching my family history. My 4x Grandfather
was Thomas Lassetter and according to the 1881 census he came from NK England. This
may be a long shot but I know he married Mary Bailey from Moulton, Lincs which is
reasonably close to North Kyme. I was wondering whether there is any trace of any
Lassetters living in your village at any point over the years or maybe you could
give me the name or number (or both) for someone who may be able to help.
I am really grasping at straws but if anyone can help me I would appreciate it so
Thomas and Mary moved to Islington in London where they built their life and had
I really hope you can help, even if it is just the name of someone I can contact
for parish records.
Would any North Kyme residents have any old photo’s or information on families that
lived in the village 1890 - 1970?
In particular the Wesleyan Chapel, the Bakehouse and General Store, the old school?
Would anyone have stories / anecdotes / old newspaper clippings etc. that would be
of interest to be included in a family tree presentation I am doing in the village.
I can come to visit anyone who has photos so that no lending of pictures would be
necessary. You can contact me by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone 01352 692250
I'm doing the typical thing these days and looking into my ancestry. I am tracing
back on my mother's side of the family for the surname Brumfield.
I have just been looking through your website northkyme.com and I thought it night
be worth just dropping a quick email.
I do know that my grandfather William was born in North Kyme around 1915(ish). His
parents were William Stubley Brumfield and Annie Brumfield (nee Prince). He had two
brothers and two sisters (Jake, John, Eileen & Rita). I do know that they had cousins
living in the village under the same surname.
The family moved out towards Great Hale/Heckington area where John and Rita still
I have found a William H Brumfield who was born in North Kyme in 1880. I wonder whether
he may have been either a brother or a cousin of my great grandfather (William Stubley
My grandfather then joined the to Warwickshire as a police constable. He married
and stayed in Warwickshire until he died in 2004.
Would it be possible to put anything on your website and see if anyone knows of the
My name is Colin Sumpter and I live in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire and I'm
trying to trace my family tree.
I found your website by typing North Kyme in Google and saw your invitation to
write a letter.
I have traced the Sumpter family to North Kyme where my great, great grandfather,
William Sumpter lived and worked as an agricultural labourer in 1851. According to
the 1851 census he was head of the family and lived at an address which is rather
obscure on the census form but looks something like Hing Shyles (perhaps someone
in the village can recognise it).
William appeared to have moved there from Billinghay after 1841. His son, Thomas,
is the one who moved north, sometime between 1861 and 1871. He took up residence
in Horkstow, near Brigg, moving a bit further north to South Ferriby some time later.
If someone in the village knows of the family or can at least translate my interpretation
of the address in North Kyme I would be grateful for an email at:-
Many thanks for this opportunity to write, alll the best
My husband and myself have spent a pleasant short break in North Kyme and surrounding
area and were made to feel most welcome, especially by Barbara and Martin Grice.
I have been tracing the Kime family history for many years and would love to hear
from anyone with a Kime connection (or Reeson family). So glad to think that I originate
from such a beautiful area of the country.
I am trying to trace my great grandad GEORGE FORBES HUDSON.
According to the 1901 Census he lived in the school house, North Kyme with his wife
Eliza, children Reginald, Mervyn, Edna, Noelle, Archibald. What happened to him
after this date is the focus of my research. I wondered if I could use your letters
page to appeal for help for information regarding this family.
I do not know whether there are any descendants living in the north kyme area but
any information would be gratefully received.
Thanking you in anticipation.
5 Dudley Grove, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 0SJ tel:0151-2931573
I have just come across your page and wondered if you had any 'links with the past'
features apart from the photogtaphs?
The reason I am asking I am trying to find out more about my Smith and Gray family
of North Kyme. My great grandfather Frederick Smith was the nephew of Abraham and
Harriet Gray of North Kyme. Fred's father Henry Smith(1842-1882) and grandmother
Charlotte Smith (b1805) both stayed with the family. Henry is buried in North Kyme
graveyard as re many of Abraham's family. I do not know if Charlotte Smith is although
she was in her 70s in the 1881 census when she was living with the Grays so probably
so. I didn't find it when I visited the village. Frederick Smith went on to marry
Annie Luesby and lived at Gt Hale.
I believe Abraham's wife Harriet Gray was Henry's sister Harriet Smith.
If this could be included in your letters section I would be grateful. I was in touch
with a Mr Gray of North Kyme via his son but unfortunately I have lost the email
If anyone has information on the GRAY/SMITH side I would love to hear from them