The Anglican parish register dates from 1568, but the early years are barely legible. It includes register entries for Brackenborough parish.
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial Index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
There was a Wesleyan Methodist chapel built here before 1840. The Primitive Methodists and Free Methodists had chapels here, also. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Fotherby is both a village and a parish in the north-east section of Lincolnshire, 151 miles north of London and 3 miles north of Louth. Utterby parish is to the north and North Elkington parish to the west. The parish covers over 1,300 acres.
The village is a quiet, agricultural place. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, the A16 between Louth and Grimsby splits the village in two about 3 miles north of Louth.
There's a view of the old A16 as it passes through the village on Geo-graph taken by John BEAL.
On a clear day, from one of the high points in the parish, one can see the North Sea, the River Humber and the coast of Yorkshire.