Hospitals: Boothby Pagnell

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A History of the County of Lincoln: Volume 2. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1906.

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The hospital of St. John Baptist, Boothby Pagnell, was founded towards the end of the twelfth century, either by John Paynell (fn. 1) or by Hugh of Boothby. (fn. 2) The latter, if he was not the founder, was a considerable benefactor of the house, which was intended for poor leprous women. He gave to it 4½ bovates of land in Morton, which Baldwin Wake had given to his brothers. Osbert of Boothby and Hugh his son added lands in Boothby. (fn. 3)

In the chantry certificate it is stated that the house had had no incumbent for two years; and it seems at that time to have been used for some time only as a parochial chapel for the hamlet. Its revenues amounted only to £3 19s. 4d. (fn. 4)

Chaplains of Boothby Pagnell

Giles (fn. 5)

William, (fn. 6) occurs 1309


  • 1. Chant. Cert. 33, No. 104.
  • 2. The charters given in Lansd. MS. 207 A, fol. 149d.-162, are all granted by Hugh and Osbert of Boothby. Hugh the son of Osbert was a minor in 1230; he says the hospital was founded by his ancestors.
  • 3. Lansd. MS. 207 A, fol. 149d.-162.
  • 4. Ibid. fol. 163 d. The Chant. Cert. 33, No. 104, says: 'The said chantry was builded for a Spitall house, as doth appear by divers old writings'; showing that it had not been so used within the memory of any then living.
  • 5. Giles belongs to the thirteenth century, being contemporary with Osbert, son of Hugh de Boothby II. Lansd. MS. 207 A, 163.
  • 6. Ibid. 151. He is only called chaplain of the chapel; so that perhaps it had already ceased to be a hospital.