The Anglican parish register exists from 1562 (some sources give 1569).
The LFHS has published several indexes for the Loveden Deanery to make your search easier.
The Lincolnshire FHS has a Loan Library service which has the parish registers on microfiche for baptisms and Marriages from 1570 to 1812.
The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1866. That chapel has since been converted to private use. For information and assistance in researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
Ian PATERSON has a photograph of the old Wesleyan Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2007.
This village and parish are just 4 miles east-northeast of Grantham, off the A52 trunk road to the north. Londonthorpe parish lies to the west, separated from Welby by the old Roman Road "Ermine Street". The parish covers just over 2,700 acres.
The village of Welby sits in a small vale. If you are planning a visit:
Welby held an annual Parish Feast. Here is an undated photo, circa 1890, of the men and boys of Welby gathered for the feast. Note the references to the NORTHING family. Also, all the men appear to be wearing white gloves and a ribbon on their chest. Photo provided by Dorothy Wainwright.
In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village name is rendered as Welle+bi, from the Old Scandinavian "village by a spring". [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]