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St. Germain, Scothern

Thomas Kennington was born in 1782 in Scothern, Lincolnshire, son of John Kennington and his wife Mary Blanchard of West Rasen, Welton  and Scothern, Lincolnshire. He married Faith Fowler on 16th June, 1802 at Stainfield, Lincolnshire, the daughter of James Fowler and Faith Clarke.

Stainfield Parish Register Transcription
Marriage: Thomas Kennington, bachelor, of this parish and Faith Fowler, spinster, of this parish. Married in this chapel by licence on 16 June 1802
In the presence of Sarah Taylor and Thomas Denton

Thomas Denton was the guardian of Thomas and his younger siblings, appointed in the will of their father John Kennington who died at Scothern in 1792.

Stainfield Church

Thomas's father was John Kennington (born 1744).  He had been living in Welton when his uncle, Thomas Kennington, the brother of his father Edmund, died in Scothern.  Thomas left John some money in his will and John was granted letters of administration in 1781.  The family then moved to Scothern where their son Thomas was born in 1782.

Children of Thomas and Faith are: 

Mary Kennington, born 1803 Scothern, Lincolnshire; died March 1877, Lincoln

James Kennington, born 1804, Scothern, Lincolnshire; died 1865, Kirkby in Ashfield

Sarah Kennington, born 1808 Scothern, Lincolnshire; died May 1853 Reepham

Elizabeth Kennington, born 1809. Scothern, Lincolnshire; died 1887, Lincoln

Thomas Kennington, born 1811 at Fiskerton, Lincolnshire; died in New York.

Ann Kennington, born 1813, Fiskerton, Lincolnshire; died 1884, Dunholme,

John Kennington, born 1815 at Fiskerton, Lincolnshire; died Dunholme 1893

Faith Kennington,
born 1818 at Fiskerton, Lincolnshire; died in Lincoln 1872 

In the 1841 census Thomas was a publican at Nettleham, Lincolnshire and a widower, his wife having died in 1833.

Thomas died on 29th November, 1851, in Lincoln Union Workhouse Infirmary where he was recorded as an agricultural labourer. According to the Lincoln Union Workhouse admissions and discharges register, Thomas had been admitted being partially infirm and destitute, on 27 December 1842 and discharged at his own request in January 1843.

He was probably discharged into the care of his son John of Dunholme. At some point before the 1851 census he was readmitted to the infirmary and died of lung disease and natural decay. Thomas was buried by the family at Reepham.

The ford at Nettleham

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