Belleau with Claythorpe, Aby and Greenfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lincolnshire, created in 1732 from Belleau with Claythorpe Ancient Parish and Aby with Greenfield Ancient Parish. Claythorpe is a chapelry of Belleau with Claythorpe, Aby and Greenfield.

Other places in the parish include: Greenfield, Aby with Greenfield, and Aby.

Alternative names: Belleau, Hellow

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

Belleau with Claythorpe, Aby and Greenfield

  • Parish registers: 1696
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1561

Aby with Greenfield

  • Parish registers: 1643
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1561

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • South Thoresby
  • Beesby in the Marsh
  • Burwell
  • Withern with Stain
  • Alford
  • Authorpe
  • Claythorpe
  • Strubby with Woodthorpe
  • Saleby with Thoresthorpe
  • Haugh
  • Swaby
  • Rigsby with Ailby

Parish History


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BELLEAU, a village and a parish in Louth district, Lincoln. The village stands near the Boston and Great Grimsby railway, in the vicinity of Claythorpe station, 4 miles NW by N of Alford. The parish includes also the chapelry of Claythorpe; and its Post town is Alford. Acres, 1,344. Real property, £1,947. Pop., 214. Houses, 33. The property is divided among a few. The name Belleau is derived from some fine springs of water arising from chalk rocks. Ruins exist of a monastery, comprising two gateways and part of a turret. The lands were given, in the time of Cromwell, to Sir Henry Vane. The living is a rectory, united with Aby, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £300. Patron, Lord Willoughby d’Eresby. The church is an ancient edifice, with a small tower; and contains a fine effigies of a crusader.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Aby, a parish, united to Belleau in 1732. in the marsh division of Calceworth hund., parts of Lindsey, and union of Louth, Lincolnshire; 2¾ miles north-west from Alford. Living, a discharged vicarage, with the rectory of Belleau, in the archd. and dio. of Lincoln; rated at £6 3s. 6d. Patron, in 1835, Lord Willoughby d’Eresby. In 1801, including the hamlet of Greenfield, it contained a pop. of 122; in 1831, 204. Houses 42. Acres 1,560. A. P. £1,184. Poor rates, in 1837, £1742.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Parish Records

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Census returns for Aby, 1841-1891

Census returns for Belleau, 1841-1891

Census returns for Claythorpe, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Aby, 1561-1728 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Aby (Lincolnshire)

Parish registers for Aby, 1643-1725 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Aby (Lincolnshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Bellleau, 1561-1833 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Belleau (Lincolnshire)

Parish register extracts for the parish church of Belleau (Lincoln), 1605-1658 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Belleau (Lincolnshire)

Parish registers for Belleau, 1697-1956 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Belleau (Lincolnshire)

Computer printout of Belleauaby, Lincoln, England

Parish register printouts of Belleau and Aby, Lincoln, England ; christenings, 1561-1833 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Computer printout of Aby with Greenfield, Lincoln, England

Lincolnshire Archives & Family History Groups

Lincolnshire Archives

North East Lincolnshire Archives


England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990

Lincolnshire Marriages

North Lincs Gravestone Photos

Lincolnshire Cemetery Records

Lincolnshire Gravestone Photos

Lincolnshire Convicts Database

Gazetter & Directory of Lincolnshire

Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire 1909

Genuki Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire RAF History

Lincolnshire Roll of Honour

Lincolnshire War Graves

Lincolnshire Police Roll of Honour

Lost Pubs of Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Will Abstracts

Lincoln Wills 1505-1530

Boston Workhouse

Bourne Workhouse

Gainsborough Workhouse

Grantham Workhouse

Grimsby Workhouse

Lincoln Workhouse

Spalding Workhouse

Stamford Workhouse

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Lincolnshire
  • Civil Registration District: Louth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Calcewaith
  • Poor Law Union: Louth
  • Hundred: Calcewaith
  • Province: Canterbury

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