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Irby on Humber

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In 1890, the Caistor Registration District was split in two and this parish became part of the 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.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2113
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 Irby on Humber 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 was built in Norman times, with monuments dating to 1493.
  • The church was restored in 1883.
  • The church seats 120.
  • John BEAL has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007.
  • Richard CROFT also has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2011.
  • Here is a photo of St. Andrew's Church (Ron COLE retains the copyright):

St. Andrew's church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558.
  • The 1742 marriages were lost because a servant accidently burned them.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a 1641/2 Protestation Return for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built here in 1884. For information and assistance in researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In 1890, the Caistor Registration District was split in two and this parish became part of the Grimsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration beginning in July 1837.

Description and Travel

Irby upon Humber is both a parish and a village in northern Lincolnshire. Perhaps misnamed, the parish does not sit on the banks of the Humber. The parish lies 6 miles inland of Grimsby and is 6 miles northeast of Caistor. The parish covers about 1,800 acres.

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Historical Geography

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

History

  • At the east end of the village there are remains of an earthwork structure known to locals as "the Moat".

Manors

  • Irby was the ancient seat of the HOLLES and MALET families.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA190040 (Lat/Lon: 53.519197, -0.206603), Irby on Humber which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the Central Lindsey district and parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the North Lindsey district of the county.
  • District governance is provided by the North-East Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 192
1831 263
1851 253
1871 189
1881 224
1891 193
1911 164
2001 122

Schools

  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1867.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.