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"BAYARD LEAP, an extra-parochial tract in Sleaford district, Lincoln; 5½ miles NW of Sleaford. Pop., 18. Houses, 3."
Byard's Leap is an extra parochial place and a small hamlet to the west of Cranwell, Lincolnshire and the Royal Air Force College there.
The Lands of Byard's Leap were part of the Knights Templar estate at Temple Bruer which was used both as a source of income and as a military training ground by the order. 
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.
Link to the Family History Library Cataloguw showing the film numbers in their collection for this extra parochial placeByard's Leap
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438756. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Poor Law Unions
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.
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