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Kirkby on Bain

Note: Researchers should be aware that Kirkby is a common name in England and there are at least six other Kirkby locations in Lincolnshire.

Description and Travel

Kirkby is a village, a township and a parish about 5 miles south of Horncastle. Roughton parish borders to the north, Haltham parish to the west, across the River Bain, and Tattershall Thorpe parish is to the south. The River Witham flows along the eastern border of the parish. The parish covers about 1,800 acres. Tumby Township is considered part of this parish.

Kirkby on Bain is alongside the River Bain as it runs south from Horncastle. If you are planning a visit:

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2108
1861 R.G. 9 / 2370
1871 R.G. 10 / 3384
1891 R.G. 12 / 2600
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Church History

St. Mary's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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History

Year  Person
1842 -- Not listed --
1868 -- Not listed --
1872 William SMALLEY, brewer
1882 William SMALLEY, vict.
1900 Joseph DARLEY, bricklayer
1913 Arthur KIRK
1930 Fred STONES
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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

For a story of the Kirkby on Bain War Memorial and the names on it, see the War Memorial site.

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 185
1841 336
1871 214
1881 261
1891 247
1911 257
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Probate - Wills

Michael Edgoose has kindly provided us with an index of Wills for 1751-1800. The file is a Comma-Separated Value (or .csv) file, suitable for import into MS Excel or Works as a database:

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Schools

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