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Bilsby (or Byllesby)

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2378
1871 R.G. 10 / 3397
1891 R.G. 12 / 2605
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Church History

Bilsby Holy Trinity

Bilsby Holy Trinity

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Bilsby is both a village and a parish only about 5 miles from the North Sea. Alford parish and town lies to the west, Huttoft parish to the east and Farlesthorpe to the south. The parish covers about 2,950 acres and includes the hamlets of Thurlby, which was a separate parish in ancient times, and Asserby.

The village is on rising ground, but a large part of the parish is Fenland. If you plan to visit:

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

For another photograph of the Bilsby War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

There are two Commonwealth War Graves in Holy Trinity churchyard, one from each World War:

  1. Walter CLARK, pirv., 1st Btn. Training Reserve, age 26, died 23 Feb. 1917. Son of George and Frances Elizabeth CLARK, of Thurlby, Bilsby.
  2. Charles Henry DAWSON, priv., 70th Btn. Royal Norfolk Regt., age 22, died 17 June 1942. Son of Sarah Alice DAWSON, of Thurlby, Alford.
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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 337
1831 453
1871 530
1881 512
1891 450
1911 377
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Schools

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[Last updated: 14-November-2013 - Louis R. Mills]