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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.
  • 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 647
1861 R.G. 9 / 2395
1871 R.G. 10 / 3425


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Usselby area or see them printed on a map.


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):

St. Margaret Church

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.

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 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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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.



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

Politics and 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.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • 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.


Year Inhabitants
1801 56
1831 84
1841 92
1871 68
1881 54
1891 50
1911 52


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