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Aylesby

Bibliography

  • CARROTT, J., IRVING, B., ISSITT, M., JAQUES, D., KENWARD, H., LARGE, F., McKENNA, B. and MILLES, A., "The biological remains," pp. 32-4 in STEEDMAN, K. and FOREMAN, M., Excavations at Aylesby, South Humberside, 1994. Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 30, 12-37, publ. 1995.

Cemeteries

  • Brian CHESTER has provided a Monument Inscription lookup feature at his website for St. Lawrence Church.

Census

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In 1890, the parish was allocated to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby Registration District.
  • We have a handful of 1901 census surnames in a text file. Your additions are welcome.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 626
1861 R.G. 9 / 2391
1871 R.G. 10 / 3416
1891 R.G. 12 / 2620
1901 R.G. 13 / 3097

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Aylesby area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • There was evidently an early Christian Church here at the time of the Domesday Survey.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Lawrence. The church is on Church Lane.
  • Portions of the church date from the 13th century. The tower was added in the 15th century.
  • The church tower was repaired in 1857.
  • The church seats 92.
  • The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • A photograph of St. Lawrence Church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site, taken by Paul Fenwick.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Lawrence Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2005.
  • Here is a photograph St. Lawrence Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Lawrence Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1561 thru 1823.
  • The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has the parish register extractss from 1561 thru 1721 on microfilm no. 505772 Item 2.
  • The church has a list of incumbant vicars from 1222.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a 1641/2 Protestation Return for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the rural deanery of North Grimsby.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In 1890, the parish was allocated to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Aylesby is a small village and a parish just north of Laceby. The parish covers just over 2,110 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is near the A18 road, 6 miles west of Cleethorpes and north of Laceby.
  • Stay in nearby Laceby at the Oaklands Hotel and Country Club
    Barton Street
    Laceby
    Phone: 01472 872248.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Aylesby which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Aylesby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

History

  • An archaelogical excavation has found evidence of Iron Age and Romano-British occupation. The parish was apparently a substantial medieval village.
  • Metal detector users have found sixteenth and seventeenth century coins, and metalwork of Roman, Middle Saxon and Viking date, in the area of the village.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA203076 (Lat/Lon: 53.551244, -0.185623), Aylesby which are provided by:

Military History

The Knights Templar held land in this parish in the 12th century.

There is no War Memorial in the village but there is a brass plaque in the Parish Church of St. Laurence to the 4 men who fell in the First World War. There is also a framed Roll of Honour for the First World War.

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
WHO, FROM THE PARISH OF AYLESBY,
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919"
  1. Pte JOHN ADLARD
    East Yorks Regt. March 1915
  2. Capt FRANCIS WILLMER McAULAY, MA
    RFA, TA. May 1916
  3. Pte WILLIAM MARSHALL
    North Staffs Regt. Sept 1917
  4. Pte HARRY WILKINSON
    Duke of Wellington's Regt. Nov 1918

"Faithful unto Death"

"ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS 1919"

For a photograph of the War Memorial and the names on the plaque, see the Roll of Honour site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the Central Lindsey district and parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the North Lindsey district of the county.
  • District governance is provided by the North-East Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Population

In 1563 there were 45 households in Aylesby (approx. 200 people). There was a marked decline in population during the 17th century.

Year  Inhabitants
1801 90
1831 144
1841 201
1871 121
1881 112
1891 120
1911 128

Schools

  • The children of this parish attended Stanford's School in nearby Laceby parish.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.