Alford, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Alford, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Alford St Wilfrid Lincolnshire
|Poor Law Union||Spilsby|
|Parish registers: 1538|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1561|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
Alford St Wilfred is an Ancient Parish; the 13th century church was restored and enlarged in 1867-1868 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Rigsby with Ailby, Lincolnshire was formed as a chapelry in this parish.
Alford (pronounced Olford) is a market town which had a number of non-conformist churches; Wesleyan Methodists, Reformed Methodists and Primitive Methodists, as well as Independents and Baptists. The Congragational Chapel was founded in 1795. A United Methodist chapel was built in 1850. A Wesleyan Methodist chapel for 700 people was built in 1864-1865
ALFORD (St. Wilfred), a market-town and parish, in the union of Spilsby, Wold division of the hundred of Calceworth, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 34 miles (E.) from Lincoln, and 137 (N. by E.) from London. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists, Baptists, Independents, and Wesleyans.
This parish was in the Alford sub-district of Spilsby 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.
Alford parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Alford Online Parish Records|
|FMP Marr Index||
|FS Catalog PRs||
|FS Catalog BTs||
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Lincolnshire Archives.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 31-34. Date accessed: 31 July 2013.