The following parishes and places formed the Holbeach Poor Law Union:

Fleet, Gedney, Gedney Hill, Holbeach (inc. Holbeach Drove, Holbeach St John), Sutton Bridge, Sutton St Edmund, Sutton St James, Sutton St Mary (or Long Sutton), Sutton St Nicholas (or Lutton), Tydd St Mary, Whaplode and Whaplode Drove.

Records held at Lincolnshire Archives (this list includes most of the records held):

N.B. Many of these records are closed for 100 years

  • Service Registers (Board and Officers) 1896-1906
  • Minutes of the Board of Guardians 1835-1930

Accounts

  • General Ledger 1836-42, 1844-52, 1856-81, 1883-1930
  • Treasurer’s Accounts 1926-1930
  • Parochial Ledger 1848-67, 1878-1912
  • Non-Resident and non-settled poor ledger 1845-1875
  • Correspondence with the Poor Law Commissioners 1848-1851
  • Letter books 1865-66, 1870-73, 1925-1926
  • Admission and Discharge registers 1904-05, 1913-16, 1929-33
  • Register of Deaths 1914-1936
  • Lunatic examination book 1870-1893