Hackthorn, Lincolnshire Genealogy
Guide to Hackthorn, Lincolnshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Hackthorn St Michael and All Angels Lincolnshire
|Poor Law Union||Lincoln|
|Parish registers: 1653|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1599|
|Probate Court||Pre-1834 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Stow; Post-1833 - Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lincolnshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
"Hackthorn St Michael and All Angels is an Ancient Parish;the church mentioned in the Domesday survey was demolished and rebuilt using the original stonework in 1805. It lies ajacent to Hackthorn Lake and Hall and contains private gallery seating for the owners of the Hall.
The ruined mediaeval village lies some way away across fields. The church is open to visitors as part of the Heritage Lottery funded diocesan "Cascade" scheme for tourism.
The church contains an 1869 Nicholson organ recognised as of national importance which is now converted to electric air pump but which retains the original hand pump and leather bellows. The organ is used for worship and recitals. For a small congregation the installation of such an organ is unusual.
The church also contains a roll of honour folder situated at the rear to commemorate those of the village in both World Wars and for visiting family historians a copy of the Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard surrounding the church. Summer visitors may encounter difficulty in reading inscriptions in the western part of the graveyard due to growth of vegetation, the graves at the entrance are maintained.
The village is small and somewhat isolated, there is a field dedicated to parking a short walk from the church and village hall and adjacent to the lake.
HACKTHORN (St. Michael), a parish, in the E. division of the wapentake of Aslacoe, parts of Lindsey, union and county of Lincoln, 8 miles (N. by E.) from Lincoln."
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
This parish is in the North East sub-district of the Lincoln 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]
Hackthorn parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Hackthorn 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. 366-369. Date accessed: 22 August 2013.