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Wyberton

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Kirton sub-district of the Boston Registration District.
  • We have a partial extract from the 1891 Census Surname List. Your additions are welcome. Contact the site administrator.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 612
1861 R.G. 9 / 2331
1871 R.G. 10 / 3333
1891 R.G. 12 / 2570

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Wyberton 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 Leodegar (sometimes given as "Leger") and sits, naturally enough, on Church Lane to the east of the village.
  • St. Leodgar Church dates back to at least 1500.
  • The church was restored in 1881.
  • The church seats 240.
  • In 1906, the ecclesiastical boundaries were enlarged to include parts of Brothertoft and Skirbeck. This did not affect the civil boundaries.
  • A photograph of the parish church exists at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Leodegar's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2009.
  • Here is a photo of St. Leodegar's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Saint Leodegar's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates back to 1538. it is reportedly in excellent condition.
  • The LFHS has published several indexes for the Holland West Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Two Wesleyan chapels graced the parish. One in the Marsh and one at West End. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Kirton sub-district of the Boston Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Wyberton (sometimes "Wiberton") is a village and parish just south of Boston and the The Haven (The Haven is the mouth of the River Witham). The parish covers about 3,885 acres.

The eastern end of the village saw a great deal of building from 1930 through the 1950's. If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A16 south out of Boston. It passes through the eastern edge of Wyberton.
  • Check our Touring page for additional resources.
You can see pictures of Wyberton which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Manors

  • Tytton Hall, in 1912, was the residence of W. T. HORRY. The manorial rights belonged to the Crown.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF316413 (Lat/Lon: 52.952920, -0.042551), Wyberton which are provided by:

Military History

  • The webpage author could find no history of the airfield here.
  • The two small hangars that survive from the airfield have been taken over for industrial use.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Wyberton War Memorial and the names on the plaque, see the Roll of Honour site.

Names, Geographical

  • The name is pronounced "WIB-er-ton", not "WHY-bert-on" or "WHY-ber-ton".

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Kirton Wapentake in the Borough of Boston in the parts of Holland.
  • In March, 1887, this parish was reduced in size to enlarge Langriville Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1906, this parish was reduced in size to enlarge Brothertoft Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1906, this parish was reduced in size to enlarge Copping Syke Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1906, this parish was reduced in size to enlarge Skirbeck Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1932, this parish was enlarged by 121 acres taken from Fishtoft Civil Parish.
  • You can contact the local Parish Council about civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to answer family history questions.
  • For today's district governance, visit the local Boston Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Kirton and Skirbeck petty session hearings.
  • William FIELD's Charity provided four cottages for the poor, rebuilt in 1871. They were available to widows who received 3s. per week.
  • Additional charities provided about £12 each year for the poor.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Boston Poor Law Union.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 477
1841 584
1871 617
1881 646
1891 659
1901 627
1911 653
1921 664
1931 829
1951 1,809

Schools

  • A Public Elementary School was built in 1862 to hold up to 60 children.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.