The Anglican parish register dates back to 1562 and includes Tumby.
The LFHS has published several indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire reports, perhaps erroneously, that the parish is in the rural Gartree Deanery, a new division of church structure.
A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built here in 1839. A Primitive Methodist chapel was constructed in 1871. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Kirkby is is a village, a township and a parish about 5 miles south of Horncastle. Roughton parish borders to the north, Haltham parish to the west, across the River Bain, and Tattershall Thorpe parish is to the south. The River Witham flows along the eastern border of the parish. The parish covers about 1,800 acres. Tumby Township is considered part of this parish.
Kirkby on Bain is alongside the River Bain as it runs south from Horncastle. If you are planning a visit: