Burwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lincolnshire. Walmsgate is a chapelry of Burwell.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1586
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1561

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Walmsgate
  • Haugham
  • Authorpe
  • Belleau with Claythorpe, Aby and Greenfield
  • Ruckland with Farforth and Maidenwell
  • Muckton
  • Swaby

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BURWELL, a parish in Louth district, Lincoln; 2¾ miles W by S of Authorpe r. station, and 5¼ SSE of Louth. It has a post-office under Louth; and fairs are held in it on 14 May and Old Michaelmas day. Acres, 2,190. Real property, £2,471. Pop., 159. Houses, 28. Burwell Park is the seat of H. Lister, Esq.; and was the birthplace of Sarah Jennings, the famous Duchess of Marlborough. A Benedictine priory was founded in the parish, by John de Hay, ancestor of the Umfravilles; made a cell to St. Mary’s Abbey, Bordeaux; and passed eventually to the Duke of Suffolk. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Walmsgate, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £54. Patron, H. Lister, Esq. The church has a Norman chancel arch.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog – Free


Census returns for Burwell, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Burwell, 1561-1825 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Burwell (Lincolnshire)

Parish register extracts for the parish church of Burwell (Lincoln), 1586-1834 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Burwell (Lincolnshire)

Parish registers for Burwell, 1586-1976 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Burwell (Lincolnshire)

Computer printout of Burwell with Walmsgate, Lincs., Eng

Louthesk Deanery : baptisms & burials index 1754-1812 Author: Lincolnshire Family History Society

Parish register printouts of Burwell with Walmsgate, Lincoln, England ; marriages, 1561-1825 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Burwell, Lincoln, England ; christenings, 1561-1826 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

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: Louthesk and Ludborough
  • Poor Law Union: Louth
  • Hundred: Louth Esk Hundred
  • Province: Canterbury

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