Billinghay, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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

Billinghay, Lincolnshire
Billinghay St Michael & All Angels Lincolnshire.jpg
Billinghay St Michael & All Angels Lincolnshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Langoe
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Sleaford
Registration District Boston; Sleaford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1565
Bishop's Transcripts: 1561
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Longoboby
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Parish History

Billinghay (St. Michael)

"BILLINGHAY (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Sleaford, First division of the wapentake of Langoe, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 9½ miles (N. E.) from Sleaford. There are places of worship for dissenters.[1]


Civil Registration

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

Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives,

St Rumbold Street

Enquiries: The website enables you to view a PDF file for all records held for each parish as part of continuing efforts to provide an online catalogue.

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 Billinghay Par 1 will identify available images.

Search FamilySearch Catalogue Billinghay

Census records

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.

Genealogy From Periodicals

Parker, A.J.  The Persistence of an Uncommon Christian Name.  History and Family tree of John Parker, Billinghay, Lincs. with the first name Hepzibah showing up many times on the tree.  Also surnames Parker, Eastwood, Sharman, Anthony, Bartis, Charlwood, Grigson, and Wilson.Tree dated from 1794-1902, with movements of the family from Billinghay, Frampton, Lincs, Wisbech, Cambridgshire, Walsoken, NFK, St. Peter Mancroft, with a branch going to Melbourne, Australia. Article in The Norfolk Ancestor, Old Series vol.1, pt. 10, pages 132-133, Family History Library Ref. 942.61 B2j, vol. 1. pt. 10.

Poor Law Unions

Sleaford Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire

Probate records

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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 241-244. Date accessed: 07 August 2013.