Bigby, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Bigby, Lincolnshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Bigby All Saints Lincolnshire
|Poor Law Union||Caistor|
|Parish registers: 1697|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1561|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
Bigby All Saints is an Ancient Parish and Glanford Bridge, Lincolnshire was formed as a chapelry of this parish which included Kettleby, Kettleby Thorpe and Bigby Thorpe. The nearby hamlet of Somerby is also included.
The church dates from the 12th century with 13th century tower and 15th century additions and was restored in 1779 and 1878. It has been designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage.
"BIGBY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Caistor, S. division of the wapentake of Yarborough, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 4½ miles (E.) from Glandford-Brigg. It contains, also the hamlets of Kettleby and Kettleby-Thorp. The village and civil parish is four miles east of Brigg, Lincolnshire.
This parish was in the Caistor sub-district of Caistor 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 Bigby Par 1 will identify available images.
Search FamilySearch Catalogue Bigby
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 438761.
Poor Law Unions
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
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 237-241. Date accessed: 07 August 2013.