Gosberton, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Gosberton, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St Gilbert & St Hugh Gosberton Clough
|Poor Law Union||Spalding|
|Parish registers: 1656|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1561|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Gosberton is an extensive fenland parish in the Diocese of Lincoln. The Ancient Parish church of St Peter and St Paul included Benlie, Cheal, Clough, Gosberton Cheal, Westhorpe, Righbolt, Rightbolt, Risegate, and Rigbolt. The church dates from the 12th century with subequent additions and restoration and has been designated as a grade I listed building by English Heritage listed building
The Church of St Gilbert and St Hugh Gosberton Clough serves the hamlets of Gosberton Clough and Gosberton Risegate.The timber and render church was originally built asa chapel of ease to the parish.
The church dates from 1902 and has been designated as a grade II listed building listed building
The united benefice of Gosberton including Gosberton Clough and Quadring, Lincolnshire now serve the large village and surrounding agricultural area and hamlets.
Gosberton Baptist Church dates from 1666 rebuilt in 18th century and has been designated as a grade II listed building by English Heritage Search listed building
GOSBERTON (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Spalding, wapentake of Kirton, parts of Holland, county of Lincoln, 6 miles (N. by W.) from Spalding. 
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
This parish was in the Gosberton 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[edit | edit source]
Gosberton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Gosberton Online Parish Records|
|FMP Marr Index||1700-1837|
|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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Probate records[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 315-319. Date accessed: 21 August 2013.