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

In Kesteven:
Aubourn, Boothby Graffoe, Boultham, Bracebridge, Branston, Canwick, Coleby, Doddington, Dunston, Eagle, Eagle Hall, Haddington, Harmston, Heighington, Mere, Metheringham, Navenby, Nocton, North Hykeham, Potterhanworth, Skellingthorpe, Skinnand, South Hykeham, Swinethorpe, Thorpe on the Hill, Waddington, Washingborough, Whisby

Lincoln City
St Benedict, St Botolph, St John Newport, St Margaret in the Close, St Mark, St Martin, St Mary Magdalen, St Mary le Wigford, St Michael on the Mount, St Nicholas Newport, St Paul in the Bail, St Peter at Arches, St Peter at Gowts, St Swithin

In Lindsey
Aisthorpe, Apley, Bardney, Barlings, Brattleby, Broxholme, Bullington, Burton by Lincoln, Caenby, Cammeringham, Cherry Willingham, Cold Hanworth, Dunholme, East Firsby, Faldingworth, Fiskerton, Friesthorpe, Fulnetby, Goltho, Grange de Lings, Greetwell, Hackthorn, Holton cum Beckering, Ingham, Nettleham, Newball, Normanby by Spital, North Carlton, Owmby, Rand, Reepham, Riseholme, Saxby, Saxilby, Scampton, Scothern, Snarford, Snelland, South Carlton, Spridlington, Stainfield, Stainton by Langworth, Sudbrooke, Thorpe in the Fallows, Welton, West Firsby, Wickenby

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

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

  • Minutes of the Board of Guardians 1836-1930
  • Boarding-out Committee minutes 1897-1930
  • Building Committee minutes 1899-1930
  • Children’s Homes Committee minutes 1914-1930
  • Visitors (Ladies) Committee minutes 1907-1938
  • Letter book 1836-1843
  • Minutes Books of the Directors of the Poor 1809-13, 1824-23
  • Admission and Discharge registers 1839-43, 1871-74, 1878-81, 1892-94, 1900-31
  • Registers of Baptisms1827-62, 1900-45
  • Register of Births 1911-1949
  • Registers of Burials 1828-45, 1858-1899
  • Registers of Deaths 1911-1944
  • Creed Registers 1876-84, 1889-1933
  • Inmates’ property register 1914-1933
  • Master’s Reports 1877-79, 1881-85, 1912-1940
  • Superintendent Nurse Reports 1915-1940
  • Superintendent Nurse or probationer Nurse reports 1914-1941
  • Lincoln House of Industry Admission and Discharge Register 1834-1837
  • Resident Children Admission and Discharge register 1897-1920
  • Returns of Birth and Vaccination records 1883-85, 1888-91, 1906-09
  • Vaccinator’s registers 1911-1931