Eastville, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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

Eastville, Lincolnshire
Eastville St Paul Lincolnshire.jpg
Eastville St Paul Lincolnshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Bolingbroke Soke
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Spilsby
Registration District Spilsby
Records begin
Parish registers: 1840
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bolingbroke
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Parish History

EAST-VILLE, a township, in the union of Spilsby, E. division of the soke of Bolingbroke, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln. The township, with six others, was made such by act of parliament in 1812, on the occasion of a very extensive drainage of fen lands, and is not dependent on any parish. [1]

Eastville St Paul (sometimes St Luke) is an Ecclesiastical parish formed in 1840 from East Fen and which included New Leake. The mission church of New Leake St Jude was built in 1897 within this parish.

Eastville was an extra parochial part of East Fen which was drained between 1802 and 1813. It was constituted as a township in 1812 and formed a civil parish in 1866 [Historical Gazetteer & Directory of Lincolnshire p 778] The church is a grade II listed building with an unconventional North-South alignment. The church was built prior to the 1840 dedication.

New Leake St Jude Mission Church Lincolnshire.jpg


Civil Registration

This parish was within the Stickney 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.

Church records

Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives,

St Rumbold Street

Enquiries: lincolnshire.archives@lincolnshire.gov.uk 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 Eastville Par 1 will identify available images.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Eastville

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.

See Lincolnshire Census

Poor Law Unions

Spilsby 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. 132-136. Date accessed: 19 August 2013.