Toynton St Peter



  • We have a page of surname entries in our Toynton St, Peter 1901 surname extract file. Your additions are welcome.
  • The parish was in the Spilsby sub-district of the Spilsby 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 / 647
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2374
1871 R.G. 10 / 3391 & 3393A
1901 R.G. 13 / 3075

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church was restored in 1876-77.
  • The church seats 220.
  • There is a photograph of St. Peter's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON web site under "more Lincolnshire".
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1742.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Lincolnshire Archives hold: bapt. 1742-1926; Mar. 1742-1812; Bur. 1742-1837; BTs 1562-1837.
  • There was a chapel for Wesleyan Methodists erected in 1844 in the parish. Out on the Fen, the Primitive Methodists also had a chapel and day school. For more on researching these chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Toynton St. Peter is a village and a parish south of Spilsby and east-south-east of Horncastle. Toynton All Saints parish lies to the west and Halton Holgate parish to the east. The parish covers about 1,600 acres.

The village lies just over a mile south of Spilsby. If you are considering a visit to the parish:

  • By automobile, take the A16 trunk road south out of Spilsby or north out of Stickford.
  • Check out our touring page.
You can see pictures of Toynton St Peter which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF406631 (Lat/Lon: 53.146719, 0.100164), Toynton St Peter which are provided by:


Military Records

For a photograph of the Toynton Saint Peter Rolls of Honour and the lists of names on them, see the Roll of Honour site.


Politics & Government

  • The parish was in the Eastern division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey district and parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the Bolingbroke Soke.
  • The parish had a fen allotment, but that was transferred to the new parish at Wildmore.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • You may 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, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings held every other Monday.
  • Various charities earned £5 and 16 shillings per year (1900), derived from garden allotments, for the poor.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 245
1831 372
1841 439
1871 342
1881 333
1891 262
1911 196