Brigg, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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Lincolnshire Parishes

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

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Market-Town and Chapelry History

Brigg St John the Evangelist was formerly a chapel of ease in Broughton, Lincolnshire Ancient Parish.

The church was built in 1842-1843 by W A Nicholson as a replacement for the former chapel of ease and has been designated a grade C listed building by English Heritage. listed building

Brigg (formerly Glanford Brigg) is a market town and was home to the Glanford Brigg Union Workhouse

English Heritage

GLANDFORD BRIGG or BRIDGE, a market-townand chapelry, and the head of a union, in the parishof Wrawby, S. division of the wapentake of Yarborough, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 24 miles (N. by E.) from Lincoln, and 153 (N. by W.) from London."[1]


Civil Registration

This parish was in the Brigg sub-district of the Glanford Brigg registration district Glanford Brigg 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

Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street,Lincoln,Lincolnshire,LN2 5AB,England 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 Brigg Par 1 will identify available images.

Glanford Bridge

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.

Poor Law Unions

Glanford Brigg 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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 294-298. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.