Clarborough, Nottinghamshire

Published: April 10, 2005    Last modified: February 4, 2017
Church of Saint John the Baptist, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire

Church of Saint John the Baptist, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire

We moved on to Clarborough, found the Church of Saint John the Baptist and while strolling around the church yard met a very pleasant local couple, both in their 80's but not looking a day over 70, and had been married for 65 years.

As luck would have it they had come to replace the flowers inside the church and invited us in to look around. Both had lived in Clarborough for most of their lives and of course had terrific knowledge of the local villages. By coincidence the gentleman's grandfather (SCOTT) is buried in Marton churchyard, Lincolnshire, exactly the place we would travel to later in the day. This is the village where another line of my family originate.

The couple were certain that villagers from Little Gringley would probably have been buried at nearby Clarborough though we were unable to find any gravestones that would confirm this.

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