Gunby St Peter, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Gunby St Peter, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Gunby St Peter, Lincolnshire|
Gunby St Peter Lincolnshire.jpg
|Poor Law Union||Spilsby|
|Parish registers: 1724|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1591|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
Gunby is a hamlet about 1 mile east of Candleby and the civil parish is Candleby with Gunby.
Gunby Hall was built around 1700 for Sir William Massingberd, and was the former seat of the Massingberd family. The last in residence was Field Marshall Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd. Today the hall is owned by the National Trust, and is Grade I listed.
The Ancient Parish church of St Peter is within the Gunby Hall Park and was rebuilt in 1870 to replace the mediaeval predecessor on the same site.
GUNBY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Spilsby, Wold division of the wapentake of Candleshoe, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 5¼ miles (E.) from Spilsby. 
This parish was in the Burgh 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.
Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives,
St Rumbold Street
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 Gunby St Peter Par 1 will identify available images.
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Gunby St Peter
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. 348-360. Date accessed: 21 August 2013.