Category Archives: Owston Ferry

Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire

Published: November 6, 2005    Last modified: November 1, 2016

Descendants of my great grand aunt Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943 are linked to the north Lincolnshire villages of Owston Ferry and West Butterwick. This area, the most north-westerly part of Lincolnshire, is more commonly known as the Isle of Axholme, due to it's location between the rivers Trent, Nidd and Old Don.

For a more comprehensive overview of this area and some useful family history resources, follow this link to the Isle of Axholme Family History Society.

Sarah Allen

Published: May 6, 2005    Last modified: October 31, 2016

While researching my previous 2 posts re: Zillah ALLEN, I came across this record (which as it turns out, I already have) from the England and Wales Census 1891. It records Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Ziller JACKLIN (née ALLEN) 1858-1949 living at Aston-cum-Aughton so I decided to browse through some of the other households in the same area with a hunch that other members of the family may have relocated to the same area in order to find work in the coal mines. I eventually found this entry:

FHJ Ref: 013
Census: England and Wales Census 1891
Household: Jesse Butroid

ButroidJesseHeadMarriedMale29Coal Miner(Em'ee)W Butterwick, Lincolnshire
ButroidSarahWifeMarriedFemale29Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire
ButroidJohn WSonSingleMale7Retford, Nottinghamshire
ButroidRichardSonMale5Owsten Ferry, Lincolnshire
ButroidMaryDauFemale3Owsten Ferry, Lincolnshire

To view this table full width please click here.

According to this entry Sarah BUTROID was born in Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire, England. Intuition told me that this could well be Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN).

An online search eventually produced the result I had expected:

Marriages in the district of East Retford for the period Dec 1884: Jesse BUTROID married Sarah ALLEN.

The dates are what I would expect.My only concern now is that some of the children I have linked to John ALLEN 1831- of Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire, England are still based on conjecture.