North Witham, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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

North Witham, Lincolnshire
St.Mary's church, North Witham, Lincolnshire.jpg
St+Mary North+Witham Lincolnshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Beltisloe
County Lincolnshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Grantham
Registration District Grantham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1591
Bishop's Transcripts: 1561
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Beltisloe
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]

WITHAM (North), a parish, with a village, in Grantham district, Lincoln; on the river Witham; 4¼ miles WSW of Corby r. station, and 9 S of Grantham. Post town, Colsterworth, under Grantham.[1]

Additional information:

North Witham St Mary is an Ancient parish which included within its boundary Lobthorpe.

The church has some surviving Saxon features but is largely a Norman structure built around 1086 with the later addition of a tower and steeple between 1380 and 1410.

Hannah Newton, (born Hannah Ayscough) the mother of Isaac Newton, married Barnabus Smith the Rector of the parish on Tuesday 27 January 1646 in his parish, and during the prohibited period for marriages. She moved to the rectory, staying there until August 1653 when her seventy-one-year-old husband died. Isaac's two half-sisters and half-brother were baptized in the parish, and probably born there. Graffiti accredited to the young physicist can still be seen in several places in and around the church.

WITHAM, NORTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Grantham,

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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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North Witham 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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1500s-1900s
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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.


See Lincolnshire Census

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Grantham 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]

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/NorthWitham/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870. Adapted. Date accessed: 06 September 2013.