Great Coates, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Great Coates, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Great Coates, Lincolnshire|
Great Coates St Nicolas Lincolnshire
|Poor Law Union||Grimsby|
|Parish registers: 1653|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1561|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
Great Coates St Nicolas is an Ancient Parish on the banks of the River Humber in North east Lincolnshire and to the north west of the Grimsby urban area.
The church has a 15th century tower, the nave is 14th century and the dedicatory name is spelt without an "h".
The Wesleyan methodist chapel was built in 1881 and the Primitive Methodist from 1895.
The village was a civil parish until 1968 when it and Little Coates, Lincolnshire were absorbed into Grimsby for local government purposes. It became a civil parish again in 2003.
COATES, GREAT (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Caistor, wapentake of Bradley-Haverstoe, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 4 miles (W.) from Great Grimsby. 
This parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of Caistor registration district until 1890 reorganisation when it became part of Grimsby 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.
Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street,Lincoln,Lincolnshire,LN2 5AB,England Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Great Coates Par 1 will identify available images.
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Coates, Great
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. 647-654. Date accessed: 21 August 2013.