Little Ponton, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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Little Ponton

Guide to Little Ponton, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Little Ponton, Lincolnshire
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Winnibriggs and Threo
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Grantham
Registration District Grantham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1729
Bishop's Transcripts: 1562
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Grantham
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Parish History

Little Ponton St Guthlac is an Ancient Parish. To the south the parish includes Woodnook and Woodnook Farm.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Ponton like this:

PONTON (Little), a parish in Grantham district, Lincoln; on Ermine-street, the river Witham, and the Great Northern railway, 1½ mile N of Great Ponton r.station, and 2 S of Grantham. It has a post-office under Grantham. Acres, 1, 490. Real property, £2, 590. Pop., 208. Houses, 43. The property belongs to Turnor, Esq. P. Hall was occupied formerly by the Duke of Cleveland, and is occupied now by Broke Turnor, Esq. Many Roman relics have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £400.* Patron,Turnor, Esq. The church is old but good, and has a low tower.

The parish is part of the Colsterworth, Lincolnshire Great Ponton, Lincolnshire united benefice and church group.

PONTON, LITTLE (St. Guthlake), a parish, in the union of Grantham, wapentake of Winnibriggs and Threo, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 2½ miles (S. S. E.) from Grantham. [1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

The digitisation of parish records for the county now offers images  via the Lincs to the past website (July 2011). Use advanced search terms at Search Lincs to the past to search for available images for parish registers and other records for this parish with images. Advance search terms Little Ponton Par 1 will identify available images.

Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives,

St Rumbold Street

Enquiries: The website enables you to view a PDF file for all records held for each parish as part of continuing efforts to provide an online catalogue.

Search FamilySearch Catalogue Ponton, Little

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

See Lincolnshire Census

Poor Law Unions

Grantham Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lincolnshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 586-593. Date accessed: 04 September 2013.