Epworth, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Epworth, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Epworth St Andrew North Lincolnshire
|Poor Law Union||Thorne|
|Parish registers: 1538|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1599|
|Probate Court||Pre-1834 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Stow; Post-1833 - Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
EPWORTH (St. Andrew), a market-town and parish, in the union of Thorne, W. division of the wapentake of Manley, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 28¾ miles (N. W. by N.) from Lincoln, and 157¾ (N. by W.) from London.
The church dates from the 12th century in part and the remainder from 14th and 15th century extensions. The chancel was partly destroyed in the 17th century and restored in 1868 by James Fowler of Louth. It has been designated as a grade I listed building by English Heritage.
Epworth is a town and civil parish in the Isle of Axholme in North Lincolnshire, noted for being the birthplace of John Wesley and Charles Wesley, it has given its name to many institutions associated with Methodism. Their father, Samuel Wesley, was the rector from 1695 to 1735.
A statue commemorating John Wesley stands on Albion Hill close to the Old Rectory which is open to the public Epworth Old Rectory
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
This parish was in the Epworth sub-district of Thorne(Yorkshire) registration district.Thorne registration district
Registers are now held at North Lincolnshire
The Register Office
92 Oswald Road
01724 843915. email@example.com
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]
Epworth parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Epworth Online Parish Records|
|FMP Marr Index||1700-1837|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Lincolnshire Archives.
Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street,Lincoln,Lincolnshire,LN2 5AB,England 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 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 Epworth Par 1 will identify available images.The loss of earlier registers prior to 1710 were fire damaged.
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Epworth
Census records[edit | edit source]
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.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
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]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 177-181. Date accessed: 17 August 2013.