Raithby, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Raithby, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Raithby-by-Spilsby Holy Trinity Lincolnshire
|Hundred||East Bolingbroke Soke|
|County||Lincolnshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Spilsby|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1562|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
RAITHBY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Louth, Wold division of the hundred of Louth-Eske, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 2 miles (S. W.) from Louth with the hamlet of Maltby.
Raithby by Spilsby Ancient Parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and included West Fen Allotment and Raithby West Fen. In December 1880 a detached part of this Parish was transferred to the new parish of West Fen.
This unassuming village played an important role in the spread of Methodism in Lincolnshire. It features one of the oldest Methodist chapels in England, and one of the few surviving chapels opened by John Wesley. Raithby Chapel was built in 1779 by Robert Carr Brackenbury, who also built Raithby Hall, adjacent to the chapel.
The 14th century cross in the churchyard is a scheduled monument and was restored in 1903.
Do not confuse this parish with Raithby with Hallington, Lincolnshire Genealogy St Peter
Resources[edit | edit source]
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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
This parish was in the Spilsby 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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|Raithby Online Parish Records|
|FamilySearch Parish Registers-Lincolnshire|
|Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog|
|Find My Past-Lincolnshire ($)|
|Find My Past Banns-Lincolnshire ($)|
|Find My Past Marriage Licence Bonds and Allegations-Lincolnshire ($)|
|Find My Past Marriage Index-Lincolnshire ($)|
|Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)|
|Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage|
|Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)|
|National Burial Index-FMP (Free)|
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.
- Joiner Marriage Index - Lincolnshire ($)
- The Genealogist Parish Registers - Lincolnshire ($)
- UK Websites for Parish Records - Links to online genealogical records
- Online Genealogical Index - Links to online genealogical records
Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
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]
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Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 03 September 2013.