Alford, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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

Alford, Lincolnshire
Alford St Wilfrid Lincolnshire.jpg
Alford St Wilfrid Lincolnshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Calceworth Hundred
County Lincolnshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Spilsby
Registration District Spilsby
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1561
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Calcewaith
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Alford St Wilfred is an Ancient Parish; the 13th century church was restored and enlarged in 1867-1868 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.  Rigsby with Ailby, Lincolnshire Genealogy was formed as a chapelry in this parish.

Alford (pronounced Olford) is a market town which had a number of non-conformist churches; Wesleyan Methodists, Reformed Methodists and Primitive Methodists, as well as Independents and Baptists.  The Congragational Chapel was founded in 1795. A United Methodist chapel was built in 1850. A Wesleyan Methodist chapel for 700 people was built in 1864-1865

ALFORD (St. Wilfred), a market-town and parish, in the union of Spilsby, Wold division of the hundred of Calceworth, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 34 miles (E.) from Lincoln, and 137 (N. by E.) from London. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists, Baptists, Independents, and Wesleyans.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

This parish was in the Alford sub-district of Spilsby 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[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Alford Online Parish Records
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FamilySearch Collections-Lincolnshire
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Lincolnshire
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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FreeREG
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Find My Past-Lincolnshire ($)
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Find My Past Banns-Lincolnshire ($)
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Find My Past Marriage Licence Bonds and Allegations-Lincolnshire ($)
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Find My Past Marriage Index-Lincolnshire ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Spilsby Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire Genealogy

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 31-34. Date accessed: 31 July 2013.