Wilsford, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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

Wilsford, Lincolnshire
Wilsford St Mary the Virgin Lincolnshire.jpg
Wilsford St Mary the Virgin Lincolnshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Winnibriggs and Threo
County Lincolnshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Sleaford
Registration District Sleaford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1668
Bishop's Transcripts: 1562
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Grantham
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]

WILSFORD (St. Mary), a parish in the union of Sleaford, wapentake of Flaxwell, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 4½ miles (W. S. W.) from Sleaford. [1]

Wilsford St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish which includes Hanbeck.

The hamlet and civil parish of Wilsford is close to Ancaster, Lincolnshire Genealogy and a deserted mediaeval village lies between them.

The church retains part of the Saxon building but was built substantially in the Norman period and has undergone renovation in subsequent centuries including Victorian renovation in 1860-1861 and again ten years later.

There is no remaining trace of the Priory founded at Wilsford.

Please do not confuse with Wilsford, Wiltshire Genealogy

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
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

The 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]

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

Wilsford 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.


See Lincolnshire Census

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Sleaford 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/Wilsford/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 17 August 2013.