The Anglican parish register dates from 1836. Prior register entries will be found in Althorpe registers.
The Lincoln Archives hold baptism records up until 1930 and marriages up to 1973.
The Lincolnshire Family History Society has provided a marriage index for the Isle of Axholme Deanery to make your search easier.
The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1870 and a school in 1886. The village also had a chapel for the Primitive Methodists prior to 1930. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Amcotts is a village, a township and a parish in the Isle of Axholme in the far northwest corner of Lincolnshire. See the histories and descriptions of Amcotts provided by the Isle of Axholme FHS.
Amcotts parish, formed in 1850 from part of Althorpe parish, sits inside a bend in the River Trent about 3 miles north of Althorpe village, 4 miles northwest of the conurbation of Scunthorpe and 7 miles east of Crowle. The parish of Flixborough lies across the River. It is primarily a rural parish, covering about 1,990 acres of flat moorland. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, the village is perhaps best reached off of the A18 trunk road to Althorpe, then north on the B1392 as it follows the banks of the River Trent. Once past Keadby, Amcotts village is next.
The meaning of the name Amcotts (also found as "Amcoates" in old records) is from the Old English Amma+cot, for "cottage of a man called Amma". In the 1086 Domesday Book it appeares as Amecotes. A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.