Images of baptisms, marriages and burials from Lincolnshire’s parish registers have now been made available online.
Find My Past has made these records available online. The handwritten registers date back to 1538 and span more than 300 years; they provide insight into baptisms, marriages and burials from 103 parishes across Lincolnshire, from Laughton to Gedney Hill.
Some of the details include information on the baptisms of scientist Isaac Newton and poet Lord Tennyson, famous for the Lincoln-inspired Victorian ballad, “The Lady of Shallot”. The records also include information on the burial of famous hangman William Marwood, renowned for inventing the “long drop” technique that ensured the prisoner’s neck was broken instantly at the end of the drop, considered to be a kinder way to be executed.
Councillor Nick Worth, executive member for libraries and culture at Lincolnshire County Council, says: “Lincolnshire has a rich cultural heritage, and the county council has long sought to celebrate and enhance this through digital access. The partnership with Find My Past is a very positive development that will help bring these records to a wider, global audience, and hopefully encourage people to explore more of the county’s vibrant history.”