George DONINGTON             (20.1.1796-27.4.1870),
            born in Calceby was a farmer  in Whaplode Drove (near Spalding), Lincs.
            Married on 16.10.1823 to Rebecca LAWSON (nee OGDEN) (8.10.1794-25.12.1877).
            They had 10 children. Among them were:
        Elizabeth                    (5.12.1828-14.12.1886), who married William HEARNSHAW on 31.1.1850,
            the first of several marriages between the HEARNSHAWS and the DONINGTONS. They
            were a prominent Methodist family, known to the HEARNSHAWS through the church:
            probably when the Rev. John HEARNSHAW was working in the Spalding circuit from 1842-1844.
        Robert                       (7.8.1832-5.9.1895), who built up a chemist's business in Spalding.

The photograph is labelled `Mr DONINGTON': probably taken about 1870. It is probably of Robert.

Robert married
    (1) (6.11.1855) Mary Jane MALTBY (16.4.1835-1.1.1869), born in Lincoln, having 4 children:
            Mary Rebecca     (26.9.1856-30.5.1939)
                Born in Nottingham. In 1881 servant to a chemist at St Benedict.
                Married on 9.2.1887 to John William HEARNSHAW
                Final address 70 Pinchbeck St., Spalding. Estate valued for probate at £4500.
            Betsy Jane           (3.10.1857-24.8.1946).
                In 1881 governess at Barton St Peter.
                Married in 1894 in Spalding to Arthur Donington HEARNSHAW .
                Died at 40 West St Leicester. Estate valued for probate at £4000.
            Emily M              (31.8.1860-?)
            Robert Spence    (17.1.1868-?).
                Chemist. Later Councillor, and partner with John William HEARNSHAW
                `DONINGTON & Co: wholesale and retail chemist and druggist, 7 Market place and 13 Sheep market, Spalding.
    (2) Emma Hephzibah CAULTON, with 2 further children:
            George Caulton     (17.8.1874-?)
            Anne Topham        (5.1.1879-?)

Another granddaughter of George and Rebecca was
            Elizabeth Ann DONINGTON (1861-1902)

                Born in Spalding, married in 1894 in Spalding to Frank Ogden HEARNSHAW
                Died  in childbirth in Hastings.

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