Gedney, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Gedney, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St+Mary+Magdalene Gedney Lincolnshire
|County||Lincolnshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Holbeach|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1561|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Gedney St Mary Magdalene is an Ancient parish which includes the chapelry of Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire Genealogy and Dawsmere, Drove End, Chapelgate, and Clark's Hill.
The church is 13th century in origin and is known as "The Cathedral of the Fens".
In recent years it has lost several windows due to vandalism including a 14th century stained glass window.
The village and civil parish also included two Wesleyan Methodist chapels at Gedney and Gedney Dyke and a Baptist chapel at Gedney Broadgate.
GEDNEY (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Holbeach, wapentake of Elloe, parts of Holland, county of Lincoln, 11 miles (N. W.) from Wisbech. 
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
This parish was in the Long Sutton sub-district of 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[edit | edit source]
Gedney parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Gedney 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 Gedney Drove End Par 1 and Gedney Par 1 will identify available images.
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Gedney
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]
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. 287-291. Date accessed: 21 August 2013.