Leadenham, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Leadenham, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Leadenham St+Swithin Lincolnshire
|County||Lincolnshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Sleaford|
|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]
Leadenham St Switihin is an Ancient Parish and includes Lowfield in its boundary
The village appears as Ledenham in the Domesday survey.
The church dates from 1320 when a former Saxon church on the site was removed and a stone church began to be built.
The church was restored in the Victorian period and has a painted ceiling by Augustus Welby Pugin in the 1830 restoration.
Together with neighbours Fulbeck, Lincolnshire Genealogy to the south and Welbourn to the north the village lies on the Lincolnshire Cliff a prominent escarpment in the flat landscape of the county.
The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1841.
LEADENHAM (St. Swithin), a parish, in the union of Sleaford, wapentake of Loveden, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 12 miles (N.) from Grantham. 
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
This parish was in the Leadenham sub-district of Sleaford 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]
Leadenham parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Leadenham 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
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 Leadenham Par 1 will identify available images.
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Leadenham
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. 42-46. Date accessed: 26 August 2013.