Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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Lincolnshire Parishes

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

Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire
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St Mary Pinchbeck Lincolnshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Elloe
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Spalding
Registration District Spalding
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1562
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Holland
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Parish History

PINCHBECK (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Spalding, wapentake of Elloe, parts of Holland, county of Lincoln, 2¼ miles (N. by W.) from Spalding. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Wesleyans.[1]

Additional Information:

Pinchbeck St Mary is an Ancient Parish and includes: Cherry Holt, Cowbit Wash, Crossgate, Cuckoo Bridge, Digbys Wash, Pode Hole, Matthews, Mill Green, Millgate, Money Bridge, Pinchbeck Bars, and Guthram Cote.

The church was built in the 12th century and has been restored in following centuries notably by the Victorian work of Herbert Butterfield.

The Pinchbeck family are memorialised.


Civil Registration

This parish was in the Pinchbeck sub district of Spalding registration district Search 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,Lincoln,Lincolnshire,LN2 5AB,England 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 Pinchbeck Par 1 will identify available images.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Pinchbeck

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.

Poor Law Unions

Spalding 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). Adapted. Date accessed: 03 September 2013.