Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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Guide to Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire
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Holy+Trinity Gedney+Hill Lincolnshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Elloe
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Holbeach
Registration District Holbeach
Records begin
Parish registers: 1693; For more records see Gedney
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

Parish History =

Gedney Hill is a civil parish and the ecclesiasticl parish was formed originally from a chapelry of neighbouring mother parish Gedney, Lincolnshire. Part of the parish boundary forms the county boundary with Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Gedney Hill is also known as Fen End locally and the Old South Eau Drain canal forms the county boundary.

The Church of Holy Trinity formed a separate  ecclesiasatical parish in the sixteenth century; Bishop's Transcripts date from 1563 parish registers from 1693.

A General Baptist chapel was built at Gedney Hill in 1883.

GEDNEY-HILL, or Gedney-Fen, a parish, in the union of Holbeach, wapentake of Elloe, parts of Holland, county of Lincoln, 6¾ miles (E.) from Crowland. [1]


Civil Registration

This parish was part of Holbeach sub-district in Holbeach 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.

Church records

Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street,Lincoln,Lincolnshire,LN2 5AB,England Enquiries: 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 Gedney Hill Par 1 will identify available images.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Gedney Hill

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.

See Lincolnshire Census

Poor Law Unions

Holbeach 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.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 287-291. Date accessed: 21 August 2013.