Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire

Published: April 10, 2005    Last modified: February 20, 2017
Little Gringley, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Little Gringley, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Leaving East Drayton we moved on to the nearby hamlet of Little Gringley, approximately 4 miles east of Retford, Nottinghamshire. Little Gringley is the birth place of my great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN) 1858-1949.

Little Gringley consists of just a few cottages and farms and I doubt it has changed a great deal in over 150 years. There isn't a church in Little Gringley so we were left guessing where the locals would be buried since Little Gringley seemed to be equidistant as the crow flies between Grove and Clarborough.

2007-08-06 I finally found the time to visit the Church of Saint Saviour, Retford, Nottinghamshire, take some photographs and explore the attached cemetery. Photographs are in the Gallery.

Old Comments:

Joseph and Gwen Bush
Submitted by Deborah Bush on Tue, 2015-02-03 21:15

Hi, I am looking for background information on Joseph and Gwen Bush formally of Retford and wondered if these names mean anything to you. Regards Deborah

Burials for Little Gringley
Submitted by Michael Kirk on Fri, 2014-05-16 17:21

My grandfather was Mr Frank Bush who was born at Bush Cottage, Little Gringley on 3rd August 1877. His parents were Joseph and Sarah Bush (nee Woodhead). They are both buried in the churchyard at Clarborough Church. I have lots more information about the Bush family of Little Gringley if anyone is interested.

St. Saviours Church, Retford
Submitted by Neil Jacklin on Mon, 2007-08-06 17:18

Keith, thanks for your comment. I was in the area this weekend so I paid a brief visit to St. Saviours. I took some photographs and inspected some of the headstones. Could not find any with the family names I’m looking for: ALLEN and LITTLEWOOD.

Little Gringley
Submitted by Keith Johnson on Wed, 2006-11-29 14:47

I would suggest you try (if you haven't already) the churchyard of St Saviours (Retford) for burials from Little Gringley.
Regards Keith

2 thoughts on “Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire

  1. Ronald Bartlett

    Having done a complete history of the Allen family from Little Gringley to Clarborough thence to Woodsetts in South Yorks and Worksop in Nottinghamshire. I find that my wife is a direct descendant to Fanny Allen born 1803 Little Gringley whose father was David Allen of the same place born 1766. Jarvis Allen who came from the same strain settled in Woodsetts and his descendants were a Joy Allen born 1941 at Woodsetts and she was a acquaintance of mine in the mid 1950s but I did not know that she was a relative of my wife as nor did she,in fact Joy is cousin 5x removed from my wife.Fanny Allen went on to marry a Benjamin Peacock at Ordsall about 1824 and had 5 children and after the death of her husband in 1850 she moved to Worksop where she died 1877 and buried at Worksop Priory.I hope these few snippets of information are of some help.Regards Ron Bartlett

  2. Jo Allen

    My father in laws father was William Allen and his father was John Allen. I have traced the Allens back through various David's and Johns to the 1600s. All lived around Little Gringley and Clarborough. I have birth dates but not death dates and also the women they married. William Allen was the youngest of 12 so there are a lot of branches! Looks like the next stop is St. Saviour's

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