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ASHBY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Caistor, wapentake of Bradley-Haverstoe, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 6¼ miles (S. by W.) from Grimsby; containing, with the hamlet of Fenby, Ashby cum Fenby St Peter is an Ancient Parish in North East Lincolnshire.
The church has been designated as a grade II* listed building by English Heritage and contains part of the Norman church which was restored in 1845 and the tower repaired in 1886.
The village and civil parish is 4 miles south west of Holton le Clay and six miles south of Grimsby. 
This parish was in the Grmsby sub-district of Caistor registration district until 1890 reorganisation when it became part of Grimsby registration district.
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.
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 Ashby cum Fenby Par 1 will identify available images.
Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Ashby cum Fenby
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438760. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Poor Law Unions
Initially part of Caistor Poor Law Union,Lincolnshire until 1890 reorganisation it became part of
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.
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