Southorpe, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

The lost mediaeval village of Southorpe is now a small hamlet and civil parish but is an extra parochial place in ecclesiastical terms.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Southorpe like this:

SOUTHORPE, an extra-parochial township in Gainsborough district, Lincoln; 7 miles NE of Gainsborough. Acres, 590. Pop., 44. Houses, 7.

In 1994 Heritage Lincolnshire published "The Deserted medieval village of Southorpe"

SOUTHORPE, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Gainsborough, wapentake of Corringham, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 7 miles (N. E.) from Gainsborough. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

This place was in the Scotter sub=district of Gainsborough 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]

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Southorpe

Southorpe is an extra parochial place

Census records[edit | edit source]

See Lincolnshire Census

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Gainsborough 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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 629-633.