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Church of Saint Saviour, Clarborough, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Published: August 6, 2007    Last modified: February 14, 2017

Church of Saint Saviour, Clarborough, Retford, Nottinghamshire

In this previous post I wrote about Little Gringley near Retford, Nottinghamshire and wondering where my ancestors might be buried.

This weekend I was in the vicinity of the Church of Saint Saviour at Retford, Nottinghamshire. I took the opportunity to take some photographs and check the headstones in the graveyard. Few of the headstones remain standing and some of them have been moved to the perimeter and are facing the 'wrong' way with overgrown vegetation preventing examination of the inscriptions. I didn't find any headstones bearing the family names of ALLEN or LITTLEWOOD.

A church service was taking place so I had to forgo taking photographs of the church interior. Another time, maybe.

The Church of Saint Saviour is located on Welham Road. Closer to Retford, Welham Road eventually becomes Moorgate.

"Originally a chapel of ease to Clarborough, was created a parish in 1934 and is now classed as East Retford."

Old Comments:

Littlewoods Retford
Submitted by Roger Crookes on Fri, 2007-10-19 12:36

I tried to send a message using the 'feedback' option. Unfortunately after I had typed a rather long note I discovered I was limited to 1000 characters. Hence I shortened the note and gave you my e-mail number in case you wanted me to send you the info I have found out to before 1741 (this took approx 70 lines of text).
Please advise what you would wish me to do.

Littlewood, Clarborough
Submitted by Neil Jacklin on Wed, 2007-10-17 19:27

My LITTLEWOOD lineage goes back from Fanny LITTLEWOOD abt1832 >> Joseph LITTLEWOOD abt1811 >> James LITTLEWOOD.

I have James LITTLEWOOD married to Sarah BURTON 1799, with 10 children:
Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, John, Joseph, William, George, Samuel, Sarah and Jane.

My notes show this information came via a 3rd party and I have not had time to verify its accuracy. I also have further information courtesy of a website.

I would be very pleased to receive further information on this line. Please contact me using the Contact Form and if you wish we can exchange information.

Thanks very much for taking the time to comment.

Samuel Littlewood
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2007-10-17 18:09

I have researched the Littlewoods at St saviours and confirm Samuel Littlewood married Mary Clarke 8th June 1835. Unfortunately Mary died on 23 August 1838 - I think from giving birth to a son, Nathan who also died 3 days later. Samuel went on to re marry in December quarter of 1838 and Married Elizabeth Parker. Their first child, Mary was born 10 June 1839. Mary married Thomas Moore (born Retford 1831). I do have more info on Samuel Littlewoods' parents and grandparents which I should be glad to pass on if this is helpful.my lineage goes back through the Mary Littlewood/Thomas Moore line.

Jesse Butroid and Sarah Butroid (née Sarah Allen): Marriage details

Published: June 10, 2005    Last modified: February 17, 2017

I wrote in this post about being contacted by a direct descendant of Jesse BUTROID 1862-1943 and Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943). He has very kindly provided me with more details which has enabled me to corroborate some entries in my family history.

Jesse BUTROID 1862-1943 and Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943)'s marriage certificate shows they were married on the 20th of October 1884 at the Church of Saint Saviour, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire, England. My great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) and Edward PALMER were witnesses. Jesse BUTROID 1862-1943's father is shown as John BUTROID 1840-1921: Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943)'s father is shown as John ALLEN 1831-Deceased (my great great grandfather).

I have updated some of the details for Jesse BUTROID 1862-1943, Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943), Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) and John ALLEN 1831-Deceased in my GEDCOM.

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