Gosberton, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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

Gosberton, Lincolnshire
St Gilbert & St Hugh Gosberton Clough.jpg
St Gilbert & St Hugh Gosberton Clough
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Kirton
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Spalding
Registration District Spalding
Records begin
Parish registers: 1656
Bishop's Transcripts: 1561
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Holland
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Parish History

Gosberton is an extensive fenland parish in the Diocese of Lincoln. The Ancient Parish church of St Peter and St Paul included Benlie, Cheal, Clough, Gosberton Cheal, Westhorpe, Righbolt, Rightbolt, Risegate, and Rigbolt.  The church dates from the 12th century with subequent additions and restoration and has been designated as a grade I listed building by English Heritage listed building

The Church of St Gilbert and St Hugh Gosberton Clough serves the hamlets of Gosberton Clough and Gosberton Risegate.The timber and render church was originally built asa chapel of ease to the parish.

The church dates from 1902 and has been designated as a grade II listed building listed building

The united benefice of Gosberton including Gosberton Clough and Quadring, Lincolnshire now serve the large village and surrounding agricultural area and hamlets.

Gosberton Baptist Church dates from 1666 rebuilt in 18th century and has been designated as a grade  II listed building by English Heritage Search listed building

GOSBERTON (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Spalding, wapentake of Kirton, parts of Holland, county of Lincoln, 6 miles (N. by W.) from Spalding. [1]


Civil Registration

This parish was in the Gosberton sub-district of Spalding registration district Search 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 Gosberton Clough Par 1 will identify available images.

Search FamilySearch CatalogueGosberton

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

Spalding 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. 315-319. Date accessed: 21 August 2013.