The Lincolnshire Family History Society has published surname indexes on fiche or in booklet form for each of these census years under the title "Gainsborough with Isle of Axholme". These are available by credit card from the Federation of Family History Societies Bookstore with worldwide shipping. Please note that these are SURNAME indexes only, and do not show first names, age or relationships. The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1834 and the Primitive Methodists built their's at Derrythorpe in 1868. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Althorpe is one of the eight original parishes in the Isle of Axholme in the far north-west corner of Lincolnshire. This village, township and parish lies on the west bank of the River Trent about a mile north of the M180 Mortorway and about four miles west of Scunthorpe. The parish includes the small town of Keadby and the hamlet of Derrythorpe. Until 1850, Amcotts was also part of Althorpe parish.
Agriculture, in the form of grain and market greens, is the principle industry in the parish.
The name Althorpe is from the Old Scandinavian ali+thorpe, meaning "farmstead of a man called Ali." In the 1086 Domesday Book it is rendered as Aletorp. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]