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Bicker, Lincolnshire
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Becker St Swithun Lincolnshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Kirton
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Boston PLU
Registration District Boston
Records begin
Parish registers: 1561
Bishop's Transcripts: 1563
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Holland
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

BICKER (St. Swithin), a parish, in the union of Boston, wapentake of Kirton, parts of Holland, county of Lincoln, 1½ mile (N. E. by N.) from Donnington. It also contains the extra-parochial liberties of Copping-Sike and Ferry-Corner. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans, Methodists, and Primitives. The Methodist Church dates from 1908. [1]

The church is Norman and dates in part from the early 12th century and has been designated as a grade I listed building by English Heritage British Listed building

Bicker methodist Church Lincolnshire.jpg
The village and civil parish are mainly flat drained fenland and neighbours Donington, Lincolnshire and Swineshead, Lincolnshire The civil parish is one of 18 to form part of Boston Borough since the 1974 local government reorganisation.

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street,Lincoln,Lincolnshire,LN2 5AB,England Enquiries: lincolnshire.archives@lincolnshire.gov.uk The website enables you to view a PDF file for all records held for each parish as part of continuing efforts to provide an online catalogue

The digitisation of parish records for the county now offers images  via the Lincs to the past website (July 2011). Use advanced search terms at Search Lincs to the past to search for available images for parish registers and other records for this parish with images. Advance search terms Bicker Par 1 will identify available images.

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Bicker


Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438752.Lincolnshire Census

Poor Law Unions

Boston Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lincolnshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 228-233. Date accessed: 07 August 2013.

 

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