West Ashby, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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

West Ashby, Lincolnshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Horncastle Soke
County Lincolnshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Horncastle
Registration District Horncastle
Records begin
Parish registers: 1561
Bishop's Transcripts: 1561
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Horncastle
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]

ASHBY, WEST (All Saints), a parish in the union and soke of Horncastle, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 1¾ mile (N.) from Horncastle with the hamlets of Farthorpe and Middlethorpe.[1]

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]

The digitisation of parish records for the county now offers images  via the Lincs to the past website (July 2011). Use advanced search terms at Search Lincs to the past to search for available images for parish registers and other records for this parish with images. Advance search terms West Ashby Par 1 will identify available images.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Ashby, West

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]

Horncastle 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/WestAshby/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed: 18 August 2013.