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South Owersby

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  • The parish was in the Market Rasen 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 641
1861 R.G. 9 / 2395
1871 R.G. 10 / 3425
1891 R.G. 12 / 2624

Church History

  • The web page author could find no history of a church in this parish.
  • Many residents of this parish attended Anglican services in North Owersby parish or in Kirkby-cum-Osgodby parish.

Church Records

  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This small village and parish are in the north of Lincolnshire about 5 miles north of Market Rasen. The parish covered about 1,440 acres.

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • For centuries, South Owersby was just a township in the larger Owersby parish. It was formed as a separate parish between 1842 and 1881.
  • The parish was in the West division (and, later, the North division) of the ancient Walshcroft Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In April, 1936, the Civil Parish was dissolved and all 1,446 acres were amalgamated into a new "Owersby Civil Parish."
  • The citizens are now served by the Owersby Parish Council, which you can contact regarding civic or political issues. They are NOT staffed nor funded to help you with family history research.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard on the 1st Tuesday each month at the Market Rasen petty session hearings.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 89
1831 110
1841 124
1871 106
1881 92
1891 71
1901 87
1911 105