The North Lincolnshire Library holds a copy of the parish register entries for baptisms 1571-1812, burials 1571-1933 and marriages 1571-1812.
The National Burial Index (NBI) for St. Martin lists 1,059 entries (1813-1900).
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Corringham Deanery to make your search easier.
The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built here in 1822. There was a Primitive Methodist chapel here in 1832 with a new one built in 1851 and operating after 1913. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Blyton is both a village and a parish about four and a half miles north-east of Gainsborough and about 153 miles north of London. Laughton parish lies to the north and Pilham parish to the south-east. The parish covered about 4,700 acres in 1913. The parish once included the 250 acre farms of Redhill and Greenhill as extra-parochial lands, but these were formed into a separate civil parish between Blyton and East Stockwith by 1872. These farms were occupied by the BELTON family. The parish also includes the hamlets of Wharton and Carr (or Car). Wharton is one mile south-west of the village of Blyton. Carr was west of Blyton, near the River Trent.
The village of Blyton lies on a rise, astride the Brigg to Gainsborough Road (the A159). If you are planning a visit:
Although the railway line still exists, the station is closed for passenger services.
Stop in a visit the two-hundred-and-fifty year old Black Horse Pub and Inn, at 93 High Street. Tele: 01427 628277.
Rallycross car racing is popular on the local track. Make sure you are not visiting during one of the races, if you are looking for a quiet stay!
Laughton Forest, just north of Blyton, is a popular spot for families and folks just wishing a shaded, quiet walk.
The name appears to be from a combination of Old Scandinavian and Old English Bligr+ton, meaning "farmstead of a man called Bligr". It appeared in the 1086 Domesday Book as Blitone. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
In 1819, John MILNS created a fund for educational purposes. The funds were initally used to build Blyton School in 1826 on land purchased from Colonel Henry COAPE. In 1913, the fund was generating £18 yearly.
In 1842, a Girls' School was built by subscription.
A Public Elementary School was built here in 1881 and enlarged in 1895. It currently holds about 87 students. Address: Blyton Church of England Primary School, High Street, Blyton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 3JX, Tele: 01427 628342.