Scampton, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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

Scampton, Lincolnshire
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Scampton St John the Baptist
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lawress
County Lincolnshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Lincoln
Registration District Lincoln
Records begin
Parish registers: 1548
Bishop's Transcripts: 1599
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Lawres
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1834 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Stow; Post-1833 - Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

SCAMPTON (St. John the Baptist), a parish in the wapentake of Lawress with parts of Lindsey, union and county of Lincoln, 5¾ miles (N. N. W.) from Lincoln.[1]

Scampton St John The Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the Lawres deanery of the Diocese of Lincoln.

The Church is mainly 18th century but some dates back to the 17th century with restorations taking place in 1794 and in 1876 – 1877. There are two brass panels in the Church and two more not on show with armorial inscription dated 1644 and 1648 of the Bolles and the Vele Families.

There are many Air Force graves from the Second World War to present day service personnel. To the East of the Church there are eight headstones that belong to the crews of two German warplanes that crashed on the main road near by.

RAF Scampton became famous as the home of 617 Squadron - The Dambusters - during WWII. Later it became a V-bomber base and was massively expanded as a result, causing the A15 to be diverted in a big curve around the north-eastern end of the runway. It is now home to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, and Hawker Hunter Aviation have a small enclave on the station too. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight also operate from here.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
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  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

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.

The parish is in a sub District of Lincoln registration district

Certificate Applications, Lincolnshire Registration & Celebration Services, PO Box 760, Lincoln, LN2 5WG.
Tel: 01522 782244. E-mail: CopyCertificates@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Scampton Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Lincolnshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Lincolnshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Lincolnshire ($)
1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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Find My Past Banns-Lincolnshire ($)
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1600s-1700s
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Find My Past Marriage Licence Bonds and Allegations-Lincolnshire ($)
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1600s-1800s
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Find My Past Marriage Index-Lincolnshire ($)
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1700s-1800s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1700s-1900s

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.



Poor Law Unions
[edit | edit source]

Lincoln 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/Scampton/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 01 September 2013.

http://www.achurchnearyou.com/scampton-st-john-the-baptist/ for information about the parish

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/Scampton/#ChurchHist for Church history and pictures