The History and Antiquities of Boston: And the Villages of Skirbeck, Fishtoft, Freiston, Butterwick, Benington, Leverton, Leake, and Wrangle; Comprising the Hundred of Skirbeck, in the County of Lincoln

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Longman, 1856 - Boston (England) - 824 pages
 

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Contents

St Botolphs Church Interior
118
Seal of the Guild of St Mary
124
Corpus Christi Guild 115 Extracts from the Register 116 Obits celebrated 123 Rent
135
Inventory of property at the dissolution 141 Guild of St Peter and St Paul
147
Seal of the Guild of St George
153
church c 155 Chantries 156 Sale of the plate of the Boston Guilds 157 Companies
157
A church dedicated to St Botolph mentioned in 1090 161 Notices of this church
167
Cemetery Chapel
169
St Botolphs Church S
174
Porch and Founders Chapel St Botolphs
183
Organ and Canopies St Botolphs
188
Description of the exterior 175 Description of the interior 180 Library 187 Holles
194
Boundaries of the parish of Boston 199 The Scirebeck 199 Maud Foster
200
Portrait of Thomas Lawe
201
Heronshaw Hall 201 Fishtoft Hundred 202 Burton Corner 203 Wide Bargate
207
Peascod House
208
Ancient House Archer Lane
210
The Sessions House
216
Wesleyan Centenary Chapel 208 Congregational Church 209 History of theatrical
220
Ancient Market Cross
223
House of Correction 230 Remains of Dominican Friary and National Schools
231
Grammar School
238
Union Workhouse
245
Union Workhouse and poor statistics 245 Augustine Friars
247
Market Place 1772 to 1812
251
Irby Hall 255 High Street Furthend Lane or West Street 256 Railway station
254
Irby Hall
255
General Baptist Chapel 1764
269
Heslam Alley and Chapel 259 Chapel of Ease 260 General Baptists Chapel and Con
271
Erection Lands and list of them in 1553 272 Beadsmen 277 Bridge 278 Henry
280
relinquished and suspended charities 283 Grammar School list of masters and ushers
286
Corporation Arms
297
Bolton
299
charity funds 288 Laughtons Charity School 290 Blue Coat School 291 Boston
303
Richmond Fee
311
Roman Earthen
318
family eminent ladies connected with the family Pedigree c 373 Hollands
384
Anne Ayscough 385 and 387 Kymes of Lincoln 388 John De Kirketon Richard
403
Pilgrim Fathers 424 Early emigrants to New England from Boston and its neighbour
432
family of Rich Earls of Holland and of Nassau Viscount Boston 435 Rev Thomas
458
The manor of Skirbeck from 1334 464 Hospital of St John of Jerusalem from about
475
Extensive repairs in 1854 485 Holles Church Notes 486 List of rectors
493
Testa de Nevill c 497 An annual fair held in 1263 curious description of the parish
502
Peachey or Peché Hall manor and family 503 Poynton and Farceux families 504
514
population c 520 School charities c
521
vicars c 528 Extent population c Pinchbeck family 529 School charities c
530
market held here in 1281 534 History of the manor 537 The church 538 Holles
547
Historical notices from the Conquest 550 Manor of Leverton 554 Church
554
Ancient stalls 556 The two rectories and list of rectors from 1333 557 Curious
560
commencing 1493 561 Overseers accounts from 1563 571 Constables accounts from
575
Chantry of St Lawrence 585 Darby family 586 Bell Hunston Leeke
590
market established in 1282 594 Descent of the Manor from 1200 598 Church monuments
606
Goodrick family 606 Gilbert family and memoir of the Rev Joseph Gilbert
607
The Fens
618
pediments to their inclosure 623 Correspondence between Sir William Dugdale and
629
The Commoners petition 630 The Earl of Lindseys partial inclosure of Holland
636
Grant of Henry Heron of Cressy Hall to the Commoners in 1713 636 Inclosure of
642
causes thereof and probable
649
and the history of those changes 652 Dr Štukeleys opinion 653 Reference to the Delta
661
Strata passed through in boring for water at Boston 1746 and 1783 666 Mr Fareys
671
Freshwater and shellfish 679 Herringfishery 681 Solens or razorshells
678
shrimps saltwater fish sturgeons c whales cast ashore 682 BOTANY Rare plants
690
Provincialisms c 698 Proverbs phrases comparisons superstitions omens
731
Appendix
737
Members of the Corpus Christi Guild at Boston who were officially connected with
748
Jewitt
752
other places 749 Monastic libraries in Lincolnshire 754 Extracts from the Parish
765
Hussey Hall 772 Lincolnshire persons charged with high treason 1642 773 Guild
778
Rev John Cotton 784 Rev Samuel Whiting 784 Samuel Leigh
785
INDEX OF NAMES
792
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS
815

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