Lincoln Bishop's Palace, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Lincoln Bishop's Palace, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Lincoln Bishop's Palace, Lincolnshire|
|Poor Law Union||Lincoln|
|Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes|
|Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes|
|Rural Deanery||Not Applicable|
|Probate Court||Search the courts of the surrounding parishes|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
The Bishop's Palace was built by the cathedral builder later canonised bishop Hugh of Lincoln and was the administrative centre of the diocese. Built in the twelfth century when the diocese extended to cover the later lands of the Diocese of Ely and the sees of Oxford and Peterborough.
The diocese had more monasteries than the rest of England prior to their Dissolution and the the lands attached made the administration complex.
Lincoln Bishop's Palace is one of seven Extra-Parochial Places and lies within the boundary of Lincoln the Virgin Mary Cathedral (Ancient Parish). 
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.
This is one of seven extra parochial places in the city of Lincoln.Link to FamilySearch Catalogue Lincoln Bishop's Palace
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. 87-95.