Friskney, Lincolnshire Family History Guide

Friskney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lincolnshire.

Alternative names: Friskney-Bolington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1559

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker, Primitive Methodists and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Friskney

  • Wrangle
  • Wainfleet St Mary
  • Eastville

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FRISKNEY, a village and a parish in Spilsby district, Lincoln. The village stands near the coast, 3 miles ESE of East Ville r. station, and 4 SW of Wainfleet; and has a post office under Boston. The parish comprises 7,003 acres of land, and 6,080 of water. Real property, £14,177. Pop., 1,604. Houses, 344. The property is divided among a few. A large tract of the land was drained, inclosed, and embanked, under an act of 1809. So many as upwards of 30,000 head of ducks, widgeon, and teal were annnally sent from decoys in this tract, previous to the reclamation; but the number afterwards scarcely amounted to 5,000. From 2,000 to 4,000 pecks of cranberries also were annually gathered from Cranberry fen; but, after the drainage of the tract, the gathering of them almost ceased. Friskney Flat is a long reach of sand, alternately covered and left bare by the tide. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £518. Patron, John Booth, Esq. The church comprises a south porch, a nave of five bays, and a chancel; contains a carved oaken pulpit of 1659, a chancel-screen, and an octagonal font; and was recently in disrepair. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. An endowed school has £68; and other charities, £10.

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

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Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Addison John, Friskney, Lincoln, miller and baker, July 11, 1828.


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