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Riby

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Cemeteries

  • Brian CHESTER has provided a Monument Inscription lookup feature at his website for St. Edmund Church.
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Census

  • The parish was in the Caistor sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 642
1861R.G. 9 / 2393
1871R.G. 10 / 3422
1891R.G. 12 / 2622
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Edmund.
  • The church was originally built in the 12th century.
  • The church was rebuilt of stone in 1868, with the exception of the tower.
  • The church seats 200.
  • A photograph of the Anglican parish church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • John FIRTH has a photograph of St. Edmund's church on Geo-graph, taken on a June day, 2011.
  • Richard CROFT has a fine photograph of church interior on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Edmund's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyrights).
  • Here is a photo of Saint Edmund's Church, taken by Ron Cole (who retains the copyrights).

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1559.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was erected here in 1884.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

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

Riby is a parish and a small village 7 miles north-east of Caistor, 7 miles south of Grimsby and 4 miles south of Stallingborough. The parish covers about 2,800 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A1173 trunk road north-east out of Caistor. Right at the A18 intersection and you will find yourself in Riby.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Riby which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Manors

  • Riby Grove was the manor of the TOMLINE family.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA183076 (Lat/Lon: 53.551731, -0.215178), Riby which are provided by:

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Military History

  • From "The Stuarts and Commonwealth, Civil War!": "A further siege was planned, but was called off when the Parliamentary troops rebelled, mainly because of discontent over arrears of pay. The Newark raiders extended their activities over a wider area than ever, with successful raids against Riby in Lincolnshire, Rockingham, Torksey House (Lincolnshire) and Barton-upon-Humber."
  • From a local bible: "John Harrington Esqr Lieutenant Colonel slain at the Fight at Riby Gap the 18th of June was buried the 19 of the same Month - 1645 in Stallingborough Church. John Mugson a Cavalier wounded at the Fight at Riby Gap was buried the 20 Day of June".
  • Kelly's Directory for Lincolnshire for 1885: "An encounter, called "the Battle of Riby Grip," [sic] took place here, June 18, 1645, between the Royalists, under Col. Foster, and a Parliamentary force, under Col. Harrison, in which the latter were routed, and their leader slain; nine soldiers, who also fell, were buried in the churchyard, and Col. Harrison at Stallingborough."
  • A granite column was erected just inside the churchyard as a memorial to the 12 men of the parish who died in World War I.
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Names, Geographical

  • Locals pronounce the name as "RY-bee", not "RIB-ee" according to Pamela BAILLE (2004).
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the eastern division of the ancient Yarborough Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire reports, perhaps erroneously, that the parish was in the North Lindsey division of the county.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Grimsby Petty Sessional courts.
  • In 1848, almshouses were built here for four poor men of the village by Col. G. TOMLINE.
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Population

YearInhabitants
1801158
1831163
1871222
1881273
1891288
1901248
1911268
1921259
1931248
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Schools

  • A National School was built here in 1890 for 60 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.