Langton by Spilsby, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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Langton by Spilsby

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

Langton by Spilsby, Lincolnshire
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Langton-by-Partney St Peter & St Paul Lincolnshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hill Hundred
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Spilsby
Registration District Spilsby
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1562
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hill
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Parish History

Langton by Partney in the civil parish of Langton by Spilsby is an Ancient Parish.

The original parish church of St Peter was destroyed by fire. The replacement church of  St Peter and St Paul was built in 1725.

Parish registers date from 1558.

There are several Langton parishes in the Diocese of Lincoln. Do not confuse with Langton, Lincolnshire Langton by Wragby, Lincolnshire

LANGTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Spilsby, hundred of Hill, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 3¾ miles (N. by W.) from Spilsby. [1]


Civil Registration

This parish was in the Spilsby 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: 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 Langton by Partney Par 1 will identify available images.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Langton by Spilsby

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

Genealogy From Periodicals

Taylor, Richard. Spelling Out the Answer. Family tree showing The Taylor Family's double line to the Oldroyds in Langton by Partney, Lincs. starting with Benjamin Oldrid and (1) Elizabeth Lee married 10 August 1730, and (2) Eleanor Riggall married 2 May 1737. Descendants moved out to Tydd - St. Giles, Burwell, West Walton and Walpole. Surnames in the tree, Riggall, Young, Waters, Taylor, Green, Sherriff, article dated 1730-1937, and is found in The Norfolk Ancestor, Old Series, vol. 5,pt1, pages 7-8, Family History Library Ref. 942.61 B2j vol.5, pt.1

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. 25-28. Date accessed: 26 August 2013.