North Witham, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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North Witham

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

North Witham, Lincolnshire
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St+Mary North+Witham Lincolnshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Beltisloe
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Grantham
Registration District Grantham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1591
Bishop's Transcripts: 1561
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Beltisloe
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Parish History

WITHAM (North), a parish, with a village, in Grantham district, Lincoln; on the river Witham; 4¼ miles WSW of Corby r. station, and 9 S of Grantham. Post town, Colsterworth, under Grantham.[1]

Additional information:

North Witham St Mary is an Ancient parish which included within its boundary Lobthorpe.

The church has some surviving Saxon features but is largely a Norman structure built around 1086 with the later addition of a tower and steeple between 1380 and 1410.

Hannah Newton, (born Hannah Ayscough) the mother of Isaac Newton, married Barnabus Smith the Rector of the parish on Tuesday 27 January 1646 in his parish, and during the prohibited period for marriages. She moved to the rectory, staying there until August 1653 when her seventy-one-year-old husband died. Isaac's two half-sisters and half-brother were baptized in the parish, and probably born there. Graffiti accredited to the young physicist can still be seen in several places in and around the church.

WITHAM, NORTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Grantham,


Civil Registration

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.

Search Family History Catalogue Witham, North

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

Grantham 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.

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  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870. Adapted. Date accessed: 06 September 2013.