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Usselby

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Census

  • The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • We have a partial 1901 Census extract for you to search and to add to with your own findings.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 647
1861R.G. 9 / 2395
1871R.G. 10 / 3425
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is a small, stone structure dedicated to Saint Margaret.
  • The church was originally built in the 14th century.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1749.
  • The church was restored in 1889.
  • The church has a sundial on the south side.
  • The church seats only 48.
  • The church is a Grde II listed building with British Heritage.
  • There is a photograph of St. Margaret's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • There are also photographs of St. Margaret's Church at Flickr.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Margaret's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of St. Margaret's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1564.
  • The Family History Centre in London has the parish register from 1556 through 1742. These films are also held by the Lincolnshire Archives Office,
  • The Family History Centre in London also has the Bishop's Transcripts from 1561 through 1831. These films are also held by the Lincolnshire Archives Office,
  • 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.
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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.
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Description & Travel

This village and parish in the south of Lincolnshire, 153 miles north of London, 5 miles south of Caistor and 3 miles north of Market Rasen, covers only about 850 acres.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Usselby 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

  • Usselby Hall was occupied by Wm. BRACKENBURY in 1841.
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF094937 (Lat/Lon: 53.42856, -0.355167), Usselby which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry for centuries in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish shortly after those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Walshcroft Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Direcoty of Lincolnshire places the parish in the East Lindsey district of the county.
  • This Civil Parish was abolished in April, 1936, and all 853 acres amalgamated into Osgodby Civil Parish.
  • 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 reforms, 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.
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Population

YearInhabitants
180156
183184
184192
187168
188154
189150
191152
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Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school in nearby Claxby and Osgodby parishes.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.