The Lincolnshire FHS has a Loan Library service which has the parish registers on microfiche for Baptisms from 1668 to 1812 and Marriages from 1668 to 1812.
The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Lafford Deanery to make your search easier.
The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here, erected in 1849. The Reform Methodists also had a chapel here. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
This village and large parish are 114 miles north of London, 4 miles north-east of Sleaford, just off the A153 road. Anwick parish is to the south-east and Dorrington parish to the north. The parish covers almost 4,000 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A153 arterial road north out of Sleaford, then turn left to the B1188 road into Ruskington village.
In 1709, Mrs. Martha CHAMERLAIN left a yearly grant of 30 shillings for the education of poor children.
In 1719, Lady Ann HODGSON left a yearly rent charge for charitable purposes in Rowston and Ruskington. Part of the bequest left money to care for 3 poor women in the parish almshouses. Two cottages, called the "Teetotal Homes" were built in 1887 from the bequest.
In 1904 J. R. SCOTT built four almshouses for the use of needy parishioners of any denomination.
A school board was established in 1868 (some sources give 1878).
A National school was built here on High Street, by subscription, in 1868, to hold 120 children. This replaced the school above. This school closed in 1978 when a new school was built in Chestnut Street.
A second school for infants was built here in 1880, to hold 140. This school moved to a new facility on Chestnut Street in the 1960s.
Both those schools were amalgamated to form the Chestnut Street Primary School in the 1980s. The old National School is now the Winchelsea Centre.