East Kirkby, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to East Kirkby, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|East Kirkby, Lincolnshire|
East Kirkby St Nicholas Lincolnshire
|Hundred||West Bolingbroke Soke|
|Poor Law Union||Spilsby|
|Parish registers: 1583|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1562|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
KIRKBY, EAST (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Spilsby, W. division of the soke of Bolingbroke, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 5 miles (W. S. W.) from Spilsby. It includes West Fen Allotments, East Kirkby-West Fen and Kirkby Fenside. A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in the village in 1862.
Near the village is the site of the former RAF East Kirkby, a World War II Royal Air Force base (code name Silksheen). One corner is now the home of Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and is the home of 'Just Jane', an Avro Lancaster B.VII Bomber (serial NX-611) There is a memorial here.
The base opened on 20 August 1943 as a Bomber Command Station and is situated not far from RAF Coningsby. Stationed at East Kirkby were:
No. 57 Squadron RAF (5 Group) 27 August 1943 - 25 November 1945
No. 630 Squadron RAF (5 Group) 15 November 1943 - 18 July 1945
RAF East Kirkby served also as the headquarters of No 5 (Bomber) Group RAF in command of satellite stations at RAF Strubby, RAF Spilsby, RAF Hemswell and RAF Manby.
This parish was in the Stickney 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.
East Kirkby parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|East Kirkby Online Parish Records|
|FMP Marr Index||
|FS Catalog PRs||
|FS Catalog BTs||
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Lincolnshire Archives.
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. 689-692. Date accessed: 18 August 2013.