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  • Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey (1583 - 1642)
    'Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey1 'M, #24804, b. 16 December 1582, d. 23 October 1642 Last Edited=4 Apr 2010 Consanguinity Index=0.0% ' Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey was born on 16 De...
  • Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster & Kesteven (1686 - 1742)
    Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven held the office of Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Anne on 14 April 1702. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Oxford U...
  • Peregrine, 3rd Duke of Ancaster & Kesteven (1714 - 1778)
    General Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, 3rd Marquess of Lindsey, 6th Earl of Lindsey, 19th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. Gained the rank of Major-General on 19 January 1755, Lieute...
  • Robert, 4th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven (1756 - 1779)
    Circa 1777 he served as a volunteer in North America. He succeeded to the title of 20th Lord Willoughby de Eresby on 12 August 1778. He succeeded to the title of 7th Earl of Lindsey, co. Lincoln ...

Historical Lincolnshire

History of the County of Lincolnshire - England

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The purpose of this project is to give a historical background to Lincolnshire, to provide information about those individuals of Historic importance linked to the county and to add links to any profiles of significant people linked to Lincolnshire who have profiles on GENi.

See also Lincolnshire Main Page



  • Bolingbrioke Castle
  • Grimsthorpe Castle
  • Lincoln Castle
  • Somerton Castle
  • Tattershall Castle

Historic Houses

  • Alford Manor House
  • Ayscoughee Hall
  • Belton House
  • Branston Hall
  • Burghley House
  • Doddington Hall
  • Gainsborough Old Hall
  • Harlaxton Manor
  • Normanby Hall
  • Woolsthorpe Manor

History - over view



11th Century

  • 3rd February 1014 Sweyn Forkbeard who ruled England 1013-1014, died at Gainsborough where he was based. He ruled for only 5 weeks, having been declared king of England on Christmas Day 1013.

12th Century

15th Century

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Members of Parliament

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Lord Lieutenants of Lincolnshire.

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High Sheriffs of Lincolnshire

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