The Anglican parish register dates back to 1675. The earlier registers were destroyed by a fire in 1713. Some earlier entries may be on the Bishop's Transcripts.
For records prior to 1850, many, many of the records in the Wrawby register were in fact for people living in Brigg [which didn't get its own parish church till the mid 1850s]. Wrawby was a small rural place with no great population, but Brigg at this time was a hugely thriving inland port, absolutely next door to Wrawby, with thousands of ships a year. Many of the Wrawby records are of watermen who travelled the inland water circuits of the county. [Rex Johnson]
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
Over time the parish has hosted several non-conformist chapels. The Wesleyan Methodists and the Independents each had a chapel here. The Wesleyan one was built in 1827. The Primitive methodists followed with one in 1853. The date of the Independent chapel is unknown. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Wrawby is both a village and a parish in the north of Lincolnshire, just east of the River Ancholme. The parish lies about 160 miles north of London and a mile north-east of Brigg. The parish is part of the low cars (see our Geographic Names page) or marshes. The parish of Wrawby also incorporates much of the town of Brigg and covers over 3,000 acres.
The village of Wrawby is about three miles east of the old Roman road, Ermine Street, now the A15 trunk road. Kettleby is a hamlet, usually associated with this parish, but actually in the parish of Bigby. If you are planning a visit:
Take the A18 trunk road east out of Brigg to Wrawby.
Chris ALLEN has a photograph of a Working post-mill on Geo-graph, taken in June, 1996.