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Reepham Parish Church


 Mary Kennington was born in 1803 in Scothern, Lincolnshire, and died in January 1877 in Reepham, Lincolnshire. She married Samuel Woolfitt on 15 May 1823 in Gautby, Lincolnshire, son of Thomas Woolfitt and Mary Wright. He was a skin dealer and woolwinder and was born in 1797 in Bracebridge, Lincolnshire, and died in November 1867 in Reepham, Lincolnshire.


Children of Mary Kennington and Samuel Woolfit are:

William Woolfitt born 1829, Reepham, Lincolnshire and died in August 1851, Reepham, Lincolnshire. William had been working as a skin collector in Reepham with his father.

Reepham parish Register Transcription:
Baptism: William Woolfitt son of Samuel & Mary Woolfitt, 8th January 1829
Burial: William Woolfitt, abode Reepham, buried 10th Aug 1851 age 22

Thomas Woolfitt was born in 1832 in Reepham, Lincolnshire. He married (1) Ann Phillips in the third quarter of 1853 in Newark, Nottinghamshire. She was born 1824 in Tidworth, Wiltshire and died in November, 1885 in Cherry Willingham, Lincolnshire. He married (2) Elizabeth Hastings in the second quarter of 1888 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. She was born 1841 in Orby, Lincolnshire. Thomas was a cottager of Cherry Willingham and died in the second quarter of 1917. Elizabeth died in the last quarter of 1902.

Children of Thomas Woolfitt and Ann Phillips are:

William Woolfitt born in 1855, Cherry Willingham and died after 1901.
Moses Woolfitt born in 1856, Cherry Willingham and died in 1882.
Agnes Woolfitt, born in 1859, Cherry Willingham, Lincolnshire.
Phyllis Woolfitt, born in 1862, Cherry Willingham, Lincolnshire, and died in 1923
Ellen Woolfitt, born in 1863, Cherry Willingham, Lincolnshire and died after 1901.



Ann Woolfitt born 1833, Reepham, Lincolnshire. Ann died during the December quarter of 1848.

Reepham Parish Register Transcription
Baptism: Ann daughter of Samuel and Mary Woolfit 31 October 1833, Reepham, Lincolnshire

Elizabeth Woolfitt was born 1835 in Reepham, Lincolnshire, and died December 1873 in Reepham, Lincolnshire. She married Edward Chapman on 24 April 1865 in Scothern, Lincolnshire. He was born in 1832 in Reepham, Lincolnshire, and died March 1893 in Reepham, Lincolnshire.

Reepham Parish Register Transcription
Baptism: Elizabeth Woolfitt dau of Samuel & Mary Woolfitt, 11th Sept 1835

Scothern Parish Register Transcription
Marriage: 4th April 1865 Edward Chapman 32 bachelor and Elizabeth Woolfitt 29 spinster

Children of Elizabeth Woolfitt and Edward Chapman are:

Ellen Chapman, born in 1865, Reepham, Lincolnshire.
Amanda Chapman, born in 1867, Reepham, Lincolnshire.
George Chapman, born in 1872, Reepham, Lincolnshire.



Headstone of Mary Kennington Woolfitt, Reepham churchyard

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