An Account of Messingham in Lincolnshire

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      GB 133 Eng MS 245
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      229 x 185 mm. 1 volume (61 folios);

Scope and Content

Entitled: Some account of Messingham drawn up by the desire of the Revd Archdeacon Bayley D.D. Vicar... By J. Mackinnon, M.A., Curate. 1825.The volume includes: a plan of the vicarage of Messingham (f. 35); a sketch plan of the village of Messingham (f. 36); a copy of a terrier of the vicarage of Messingham cum Bottesford (ff. 40-47); and notes from the flyleaves of the Messingham parish register, 1646-1812 (ff. 48-55). These materials appear to have been compiled in 1825. They are followed by an account of the glazing east window of Messingham church, 1866 (ff. 56-58), and additional notes by Edward Peacock, 1880 (ff. 59-60).

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Vincent Bayley (1777-1844), Church of England clergyman, was the son of Thomas Butterworth Bayley (1744-1802), of Hope Hall near Manchester. He was educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained his BA degree in 1800. He was ordained at Chester in 1803 and became a subdean of Lincoln in 1805. In 1810 Bayley was presented to the united vicarages of Messingham and Bottesford in Lincolnshire, where he renovated the parish church, largely at his own expense. In 1826 he was preferred to the rectory of West Meon with Privett in Hampshire, where he died on 12 August 1844.