Great Ponton, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Great Ponton, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Great Ponton, Lincolnshire|
Holy+Cross Great+Ponton Lincolnshire
|Poor Law Union||Grantham|
|Parish registers: 1622|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1561|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
Great Ponton Holy Cross is an Ancient Parish.
PONTON, GREAT (Holy Cross), a parish, in the union of Grantham, wapentake of Winnibriggs and Threo, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 4 miles (S.) from Grantham. 
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Ponton like this:
PONTON (Great), a parish in Grantham district, Lincoln; on Ermine-street, the river Witham, and the Great Northern railway, 3½ miles S of Grantham. It is supposed, by some, to be the Ad Pontem of the Romans; it has yielded many Roman coins, pavements, bricks, urns, and other relics; and it has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Grantham. Acres, 2, 930. Real property, £3, 696. Pop. in 1851, 680; in 1861, 561. Houses, 107. The manor and most of the land belong to the Earl of Dysart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, about £800. Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church was built in 1519; and is a handsome edifice, with a pinnacled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and an endowed school with about £90 a year.
The village is 3 miles South of Grantham and the A1(formerly known as the Great North Road) passes close by the village centre and church of Holy Cross which has a tower built in 1519 by Anthony Ellys. Charles Hoole was the vicar from 1642-6. The church is in the Colsterworth Group of churches, which includes Little Ponton, Lincolnshire.
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.
Great Ponton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Great Ponton Online Parish Records|
|FMP Marr Index||
|FS Catalog PRs||
|FS Catalog BTs||
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Lincolnshire Archives.
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.
Poor Law Unions
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 586-593. Date accessed: 21 August 2013.