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Beelsby

Census

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In an 1890 reorganisation, the parish was allocated to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby Registration District.
  • 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 / 627
1861 R.G. 9 / 2391
1871 R.G. 10 / 3416
1891 R.G. 12 / 2620

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Beelsby 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

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church is a small stone building.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1890.
  • The church seats 104.
  • The church is a Grade II structure with British Heritage.
  • David WRIGHT reports in 2005 that nearly all the gravestones in the churchyard have been taken up and stacked against the walls of the church.
  • A meteriorite tore a trench through the churchyard in the mid 1930s.
  • Rod COLLINS has a pocket history of Beelsby and its church for your enjoyment.
  • A photograph of the Anglican parish church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.
  • As does DAVID WRIGHT with his photograph of Beelsby Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2005.
  • Here is a photograph St. Andrew's Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Andrew Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1559.
  • We have the beginning of a parish register extract as a text file for your use. Your additions and corrections are welcome.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a 1641/2 Protestation Return for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
  • The first Methodist meeting was held in Beelsby in 1774 in the house of Michael PLASKITT. No chapel was built here.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In an 1890 reorganisation, 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

Beelsby is a parish and a village 6 miles east of Caistor and 8 miles south-west of Great Grimsby. The parish covers just over 2,200 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Dennis WETHERLEY has a photograph of the village sign near the Hatcliffe road on Geo-graph, taken in October 2005. It's certainly not fancy, but it will help you find the place.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Beelsby which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA207021 (Lat/Lon: 53.501740, -0.181707), Beelsby which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the Central Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory puts the parish, erroneously, in the North Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • District governance is provided by the North-East Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 148
1831 158
1851 176
1871 167
1881 171
1891 190
1911 155

Schools

  • The children of this parish attended Hatcliff School.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.