Loveden area of Lincolnshire – Local History & Information


First Generation

Joseph Glossop was a farm labourer, born in Kirkby Green c1796.  In May 1819 he married Anne Warsop (born Welbourn) in Wellingore.   They settled in Brandon and (by around 1850) were living in a cottage just to the east of the church (occupying a site now shared between Church Farm Cottage and the land next to the church, which is now owned by the parish council).   The property was sub-let from William H Preston of Brandon Hall. After Anne died in 1851 he moved to Hough on the Hill, taking his daughter Jane who was an ‘imbecile’.  He was still in Hough in 1871 (though now shown in the same household as his son William, having previously lived next door).  He later moved to Gelston, presumably with one of his sons and died there in 1880, aged 84.   Joseph and Mary had 10 children, all born in Brandon:

  • Mary, born 1819 
  • Sarah, born 1821
  • John, born 1824
  • Anne, born 1826
  • Joseph, born 1828
  • Elizabeth, born 1830
  • Jane, born 1832
  • William, born 1834
  • Fanny, born 1835
  • Thomas, born 1839

Second Generation

Mary Glossop (b. Brandon 1819) married Richard Crocock (born Barnby in the Willows) in Nottingham in Oct 1838.  They lived in Barnby for several years, then moved to Balderton where Richard worked as a gardener; he died in 1888.  In 1901 Mary was living with her married daughter Frances in Westborough, she died the following year, aged 82.  Their children were:

  • Sarah Grocock, born Barnby 1841
  • Frances Grocock, born Barnby 1859, married Henry Martin

Sarah Glossop (b. Brandon 1821).  In 1851 (age about 30) Sarah was single and living with her parents when she had a daughter, Elizabeth Glossop.   In 1854 she had a son, William Glossop, but he died after a few days.

John Glossop (b. Brandon 1824) became a farm labourer.  In 1859 he married Mary Ann Collin, daughter of Thomas Collin (farmer of Gelston).   In 1861 they were living at Littlegate, Dry Doddington next door to Mary Ann’s brother William Collin (and probably working for him).  By 1865 they’d moved back to Gelston and John was a cottager, farming 9 acres.  In 1881 he was listed as an agricultural labourer again (age 56) but by 1891 he was described as a farmer. Mary died later in 1891.  John was shown with no occupation on the 1901 census (age 77).   John died in 1909.   They had 8 children:

  • Thomas, born Dry Doddington 1860
  • Joseph, born Dry Doddington 1863
  • Henry, born Gelston 1865
  • John, born Gelston 1865
  • Annie Sophia, born Gelston 1868
  • William, born Gelston 1871
  • Mary, born Gelston 1874
  • Harriet, born Gelston 1879

Anne Glossop (b. Brandon 1826).  At age 15 (1841) she was a servant for the Squires family in Barnby in the Willows.  In 1848 she married Richard Newstead, a plumber from Barnby.  They lived in Barnby until moving to Besthorpe in the early 1860s.  By 1871 they’d moved to Nottingham (St Leonard’s Court) and Richard was working as a labourer.  They stayed in Nottingham, at 11 Malt Hill Lane in 1881 and at 1 Spring Yard (off Churchill Street) in 1901.  Richard died in 1901 and Ann in 1908.  They had 9 children:

  • William Newstead, born Barnby 1850, later moved to Nottingham
  • Sarah Ann Newstead, born Barnby 1851
  • Walter Newstead, born Barnby 1857, married Elizabeth Harrison, died Newark 1939
  • Matilda Newstead, born Barnby 1860
  • Olive Newstead, born Barnby 1861
  • Herbert Newstead, born Besthorpe 1864
  • Arthur Newstead, born Besthorpe 1865
  • Albert Newstead, born Nottinghamshire 1868
  • Reuben Newstead, born Nottingham 1868, married Bridget

Joseph Glossop (b. Brandon 1828).  At 13, Joseph was an agricultural labourer in Long Bennington, working for William Southern (as was 16-year old John Digby from Brandon).  In 1851 he was back with his parents in Brandon (agricultural labourer).  In 1861 he was a plasterpit labourer in Newark, boarding with the Egglestone family, who’d recently moved from Brandon.  In 1864 he married Harriet Hackett from Waddington.  They lived at Gelston where he was an agricultural labourer.   They had no children.  After Harriet died in 1878, Joseph’s sister Jane moved in with him.  Joseph died in Gelston in 1896.

Elizabeth Glossop (b. Brandon 1830) had an illegitimate daughter, Anne, in 1847 when she was 17.  Four years later she was a house servant for Mary Ann Chettle (farmer) at Shackerdale House in Car Colston Notts, leaving Anne in Brandon with her parents.  In 1851 she had another daughter Sarah.  According to the Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury of 14 No 1851:

Spitalgate Petty Sessions 7 Nov {1851}.  Elizabeth Glossop of Brandon applied for an order of affiliation upon George Bark.  Mr Johnston appeared for defendant.  After hearing a variety of evidence the order was refused.

This may have been George Bark from Newark, who’d have been about 17.  His step-father George Butt was a cattle dealer in Newark.  George went on to become a railway porter in Flintham.

In 1855 Elizabeth married John Johnson, a labourer born in Balderton, who’d been working on a farm in Elton.   They settled in Balderton (and briefly Newark) where they had 11 more children.   In 1851 Sarah was living with them as Sarah Johnson.   In 1911 Elizabeth had moved to an Alms House in Balderton, she died in 1917, aged 86.  Elizabeth’s children were:

  • Anne Glossop, born Brandon 1847
  • Sarah Glossop, born Brandon 1851
  • Mary Johnson, born Balderton 1857
  • Joseph Johnson, born Balderton 1858
  • Thomas Johnson, born Balderton 1860
  • John Johnson, born Balderton 1862
  • Hannah Johnson, born Balderton 1864
  • William Johnson, born Balderton 1866
  • Elina Johnson, born Balderton 1868
  • Fanny Johnson, born Balderton 1870
  • Jane Johnson, born Balderton 1873
  • Herbert Johnson, born Balderton 1876
  • Arthur Johnson, born Blderton 1879

Jane Glossop (b. Brandon 1832) was described (on the 1881 census) as ‘imbecile from birth’.   She stayed with her parents in Brandon and then with her widowed father in Hough.  After he died she was with her brother Joseph in Gelston. She died in Grantham Workhouse in 1893, aged 60.

William Glossop (b. Brandon 1834) was a farm labourer in Brandon until he married Susannah Colebeck (from Laughterton) in 1859 and moved to Hough.  After his mother died his father (& Jane) moved next door.  By 1871 they are showing as being in the same household.  He continued to be listed as a farm labourer until 1891 (age 56) when he’s called a farmer (possibly living in Mill Mound Cottage, Hough).  He died in 1899.  William and Sarah had 6 children:

  • Sarah Ann Glossop, born Hough 1859, died 1863
  • Rebecca Glossop, born Hough 1860
  • Joseph Glossop, born Hough 1862
  • Sarah Ann Glossop,  born Hough 1866
  • Caroline Glossop, born Hough 1870
  • William Glossop, born Hough 1876

Fanny Glossop (b. Brandon 1835) married William Town, an agricultural labourer, when she was 18 and moved to Coddington (Balderton Road) where they had 10 children.  After William died in 1874 she moved to Balderton (Horn Lane, then Bullpit Lane) where she worked as a charwoman.  In 1911 (age 75) she was living in the Almshouses (as was her sister Elizabeth).  Fanny died in April 1915, aged 79.  William and Fanny’s children,all born in Coddington, were:

  • Ann Town, born 1855
  • Joseph Town (1856-1859
  • Fanny Town, born 1860, married George Wheeldon, died in Halifax, Yorks. 1935
  • Florence E Town, born 1861
  • Sarah A Town, born 1861, married John Henry Brummitt, stayed in Newark area
  • Frank Town, born 1863, married Sarah Ann Unwin, died Newark area 1934
  • Herbert Town, born 31 Dec 1864, married Emma Key, lived in Newark, died 1934
  • Harry Town, born 1867, married Sarah Speed, Little Gonerby in 1901, died in Georgia, USA 1934
  • William Town, born1868, married Charlotte Marsden, lived in Balderton
  • Elizabeth Ann Town, born 1874, worked as a cook in Willesden (London), married Frederick Bear and lived in London.

Thomas Glossop (b. Brandon 1839).  At 20, Thomas was a carter on Matthew Shelbourne’s farm in Frieston (Mary Stokes, 18, born Brandon was also there).   In 1866 he married Frances Draycott from Sleaford.  Their first son Joseph was born in Hough, but then they moved to Digby (where Thomas was a farm labourer), then Welton (where he was a farm bailiff).   After Frances died in 1890 he moved to Grange de Lings (as an agricultural labourer), then to Nocton.  He died in 1921.  Thomas and Frances had 9 children.

  • Joseph Glossop, born Hough 1866, married Harriet, lived in various places in Lincolnshire
  • John Glossop, born Digby 1869, married Emma, moved to Glentworth
  • Edward Glossop, born Digby 1871, married Annie, moved to Dunston
  • William Glossop, born Digby 1874
  • Thomas Glossop, born Welton 1876
  • Mary Glossop, born Welton 1878
  • George Glossop, born Welton 1879
  • Robert Glossop, born Welton 1881
  • Fred Glossop, born Welton 1884

Generation 3a: Children of John Glossop & Mary Ann Collin

Thomas Glossop (b. Doddington1860) married Mary Crampton in 1880.  They lived in Cotgrave where he was an agricultural labourer.  In 1911 he was also a (farm) engine driver.  He died in 1930.  

Joseph Glossop (b. Doddington 1863) was an indoor servant for George Ross in Fenton in 1881.  In 1891 he was back with his parents in Gelston and ‘lame with rheumatism’.  In 1898 he married Mary Daniels and they lived on Gelston Green.  In 1901 he was a farmer and by 1911 he was also a carrier. He died in 1931.

Henry Glossop (b. Gelston 1865).  In 1881 (age 15) Henry was a general servant to Jessie Thurlby (farmer) Main Road, Fenton.  In 1891 he was back with his parents in Gelston.  Later that year he married Florence Goodliffe.  Their first child was born in Gelston but by 1900 they’d moved to Hougham, where Henry was a shepherd.  He died in 1934.  Their children were:

  • Florence Eva Glossop, born Gelston 1893
  • Frances Glossop, born Hougham 1900
  • William Glossop, born Hougham 1903

John Glossop (b. Gelston 1865).  In 1881 John (16) was a farm servant for Charles Downes in Hough (as was Charles Nicholson).  In 1890 he married Jane Elizabeth Houlton and they moved to Marston for a few years before moving in with her family in Hougham.  Jane’s father was a shepherd and John an agricultural labourer.  By 1901 they had their own house in Hougham, next door to his brother Henry.  In 1911 they’d moved to Carrington, Nottingham (4 Glasgow Terrace, Bernard St) and John was a joiner’s labourer in the Building Dept. of  Boots the Chemist.  He died in Nottingham in 1928; Jane lived until 1949.  They had 3 children:

  • Herbert Glossop, born Marston 1896
  • Mary Ann Glossop, born Marston 1898
  • John William Glossop, born Hougham 1902

Anne Sophia Glossop (b. Gelston 1868) stayed at home in Gelston into her 30s, with her parents, then with her widowed father.  Then, after her sister Mary died in 1909 she moved to Morton as housekeeper to her brother in law (Mary’s husband) Joseph Price and his 2 children.  In 1918 (aged about 50) she married Joseph Price (marrying one’s dead wife’s sister had only been made legal in 1907, though it had often happened).  Joseph died in 1949.  Annie died in 1963, aged 94.

William Glossop (b. Gelston 1871) was a servant (19) for the Dolby family in Sutton on Trent in 1891. He then moved back to Gelston to work in the ironstone quarries.  In 1901 he was living with his father and Annie.  In 1911 he was lodging with Richard Dennis.  He seems to have died 1923 in the Melton Mowbray area.

Mary Glossop (b. Gelston 1874).  By 1901 Mary was working as a servant in Bingham.  Three years later she married Joseph George Price.  He was a wheelwright/joiner who’d been born in Euston Square, London but brought up in East Stoke, Notts; he’d married Sarah Ann Spick in 1894 and had 2 children – Ellen (1896) and George (1897) before Sarah died in 1903.  Joseph and Mary went on to have 2 more children but Mary died after their son was born in 1909.  Her sister Annie Sophia then moved in to look after them.  Mary’s children were:

  • Elsie Price, born East Stoke about 1906
  • Joseph Price, born East Stoke about 1909

Harriet Glossop (b. Gelston 1879).  In 1901 Harriet was a servant at 33 Mount St, Grantham.  In 1912 she married Samuel Pepper, near Melton Mowbray. She died in the same area in 1949 at the age of 80.

Generation 3b – Illegitimate Children of Elizabeth Glossop

Anne Glossop (born Brandon 1847) was living with her grandparents in Brandon in 1851. By 1861 (aged 13) she was a servant for Robert Hall (farm bailiff) in Brant Broughton. Ten years later (age 24) she was a housemaid for Edward Willoughby at 26 Warwick Square, Pimlico. In 1872 she married John Rowbottom (born Caythorpe) in the Pancras registration district. They were living in Cripplegate in 1874 but by 1876 had moved to Low Street, South Ferriby in North Lincolnshire where John was a grocer/draper. In 1885 they’d moved to Horn Lane, Balderton where John was a butcher/agricultural labourer. After John died in 1900 Anne stayed in Balderton. She was living in Queen St in 1901 and at 8 Ena Terrace in 1911. She died in Balderton/Newark in 1932, age 84.  John and Anne’s children were:

  • Arthur William Rowbottom, born Cripplegate 1874, died Newark 1952
  • John James Rowbottom, born South Ferriby 1876
  • Florence Gertrude Rowbottom, born South Ferriby 1877
  • Agnes Mary Rowbottom, born South Ferriby 1879
  • Emma Lilian Rowbottom, born South Ferriby 1881, married Arthur Hammond, had 2 sons, died Balderton 1968.
  • Charles E Rowbottom, born Balderton 1885

Sarah Glossop (born Brandon 1851). We don’t know who Sarah’s father was. She was baptised and usually known as Sarah Glossop, but on the 1861 census she’s was with her mother in Newark and listed by her mother’s married name, Johnson. In the spring of 1871 (age 20) she was a dairymaid at Shere Down Farm, Long Bennington. In August that year she married Thomas Branston, a farm servant from Sibthorpe (born in South Africa). For the next 15 years or so they lived in Balderton; in 1881 they were in Horn Lane and Thomas was a farm labourer. Around 1885 they moved to Langar; then in the 1890s they seemed to have moved to Colston Bassett, then Newthorpe, Nottingham, then Greasley, then (by 1911) Denaby, Yorkshire. Thomas (Tom) died in Bentley, Yorks in 1919. Sarah died in Conisborough, Yorks in 1936. Their children were:

  • John Branston, born Balderton 1872 married Mary Peet in 1900. Five years later they emigrated to Ontario, Canada.
  • Elizabeth Branston, born Balderton 1874
  • Annie Branston, born Balderton 1877
  • Thomas Branston, born Balderton 1878
  • Joseph James Branston, born Balderton 1881
  • William Branston, born Balderton 1884
  • Mary Branston, born Langar 1885, married Joe Bates in 1905, lived in Eastwood, died 1963.
  • Alice Branston, born Langar 1890. May have sailed to New York in 1938.
  • Fanny Branston, born Colston Basset 1892
  • Frank Branston, born Newthorpe 1896
  • Frances Branston, born Nottingham 1897

Generation 3c – Children of Wiliam Glossop & Susanna Colbeck

Rebecca Glossop (born Hough 1860) was a domestic servant for Thomas Watson in Caythorpe in 1881. In Jun 1888 she married George Dyer, a railway plate-layer from Stathern. In 1891 they were with her parents in Hough, but later lived in Stathern. Rebecca died, probably at Stathern, in 1903. They had one child: Susan Dyer, born Stathern 1893

Joseph Glossop (born Hough 1862) was a coachman lodging in Stamford in 1881. In 1891 (age 29) he was living in Branston, near Lincoln, as coachman for Eustace Smith (banker).

Sarah Ann Glossop (born Hough 1866) was a servant (age 16) for the Gardiner family in North Muskham in 1881. In 1891 (age 26) she was the cook for the Grover family at 58 Mapperley Road, Nottingham. In 1894 she married Alexander Booth; but in 1901 she was living on her own means with her mother (Susan Glossop) in Hough, married but without her husband.

Caroline Glossop (born Hough 1870) married George Pollard, a farmer/carrier from Normanton, in Sep 1898, but he died just over a year later at the age of 29. Caroline and her daughter later lived with his brother Harry Pollard (George and Harry’s half sister Mary married William Whaley). Caroline died in 1930, aged 60. George and Caroline’s daughter was Gertrude Pollard, born Normanton 1899

William Glossop (born Hough 1876) was an agricultural labourer at 15. By 1891 he was still living at home, but working (it seems, the record is hard to read) as a market carrier. The following year he married Ellen Lamb, the butcher’s daughter from Fulbeck. They lived in Normanton for a while (possibly with or near his sister Caroline?) but by 1911 they’d moved south of Grantham to Burton Coggles, where William was a farmer and innkeeper. They had 2 children:

  • Leslie Edward Glossop, born Normanton 1903
  • Cyril Lamb Glossop, born Normanton 1904, died 1992


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