Ancaster, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Ancaster St Martin is an Ancient Parish. The village of Ancaster occupies the site of the former Roman town of Causennae which was formed on the junction of the Roman roads of Ermine Street and King Street (the Roman road from Ailsworth to Ancaster via Bourne).
The Parish church dedication to St Martin is common on former Roman occupied sites in Britain. Martin was a former Roman soldier who converted to Christianity and went on to be Bishop of Tours.
The church occupies the site on Ermine Street of a former Roman Temple. The ecclesiastical parish and civil parish of Ancaster have differing boundaries. The civil parish includes Sudbrook and West Wiiloughby.
The ecclesiastical parish is linked with Wilsford, Lincolnshire in a group within the modern Diocese of Lincoln.
Ancaster was the subject of a memorable archaelogical dig by Time Team in 2002 which uncovered a cist bearing an inscription to the God Viridius. The dig also uncovered Iron Age to 3rd century pottery, a 1st century brooch and some of the Roman town wall.
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.
Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives,
St Rumbold Street
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org The website enables you to view a PDF file for all records held for each parish as part of continuing effforts 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 Ancaster Par 1 will identify available images.
Search Family History Library Catalogue Ancaster
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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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