South of the Witham, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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

South of the Witham, Lincolnshire
Type Extra-parochial area (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Kirton
County Lincolnshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Boston
Registration District Boston
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Witham, South of the, par., Lincolnshire, pop. 2.

The location is approximately that shown for "South of the Witham" in the Boston area enlargement on the 1888 Sanitary Districts Diagram for Lincolnshire, given its location relative to the boundary of Boston parish as overlaid by us on the New Popular OS map. The name has not been located on a topographic map, but the area appears to be between the straightened modern river and the loops of the old course.

An extra-parochial place. Civil parish in 1858 and abolished in 1881 to help create Wildmore Ecclesiastical Parish.[1]

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Resources[edit | edit source]

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]

Census records[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]

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


  1. In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887. Adapted. Date accessed: 28 August 2013.
  2. name="Youngs" Youngs, Frederic A. Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol. 2; Northern England. Offices of Royal Historical Society, London: 1991.
  3. Wilcox, Anthony. National Index of Parish Registers, Vol. 6, Pt. 4. Society of Genealogist, London: 1995.