Pepper Gowt Plot, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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Pepper Gowt Plot

Guide to Pepper Gowt Plot, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Pepper Gowt Plot, Lincolnshire
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Bolingbroke Soke
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Boston
Registration District Boston
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Parish History

Pepper Gowt, par., Lincolnshire, in Boston dist.[1]

Additional Information:

The location is approximately that shown for Pepper Gowt in the Boston area enlargement on the 1888 Sanitary Districts Diagram for Lincolnshire. The name has not been located on a topographic map.

Pepper Gowt Plot (also known as Rowlands Marsh} was a tract of land gained by the straightening of the River Witham in the early 19th century. It lies about 2 miles north of the town of Boston, and just south of Antons Gowt. It was briefly a civil parish, between 1858 and 1906, when it was abolished to enlarge the parish of Skirbeck. Skirbeck parish was in turn abolished in 1932, and the area once known as Pepper Gowt Plot or Rowlands marsh, is simply known as Witham Marsh today, and falls within the parish of Fishtoft.


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

Pepper Gowt Plot is an extra parochial place

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Pepper Gowt Plot

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

Boston 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. John Bartholomew. Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887. Adapted. Date accessed: 05 September 2013.