There is a publication: "The Registers of Coleby (Lincoln County) 1561-1812," transcribed by: Mrs. Tempest, produced by: Quintin Publications, 1903, Parish Register Society, 187 pgs. Price at last check was around US$20. It can be purchased either on CD-ROM or in spiral-bound form.
We have the beginnings of a Parish Register Extract in a pop-up text file for your use. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here by 1881. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
This village and parish lie south of Lincoln and just south of Harmston. Auborn parish is to the northwest and Boothby Graffoe parish to the south. The western boundary is the River Brant. The parish covers about 2,600 acres.
The village sits on the Cliff range, near the old Ermine Street (the Roman road from London to the Humber River). If you are planning a visit:
Take the A15 trunk road, south out of Lincoln and turn off at the southbound A607 trunk road. Follow that south and pass Harmston village. One mile further south, just to the right, is Coleby village.
RAF Coleby Grange was opened in 1939 as a relief landing field for RAF Cranwell. The name "Coleby Grange" was used because that was what the railroads used for the parish name to avoid confusion with the other Colebys in England.
The field was placed under the 12 Group Fighter Command in May, 1941 and squadrons were posted here for active combat sorties. The 307 Polish Squadron joined several British units here. There was only one hangar here at first and the field was always grass.
During the war, nearby Coleby Hall served as the Officers' Mess.
The field was closed in May, 1945.
The field re-opened in 1959 as a Thor missile base.
The field was closed again in 1963.
Today the field is in private hands and used for agriculture.