Archives and Records

The original archives held at North East Lincolnshire Archives relate to these main record classes:

  • Schools: admission registers and log books of about 100 schools in North and North East Lincolnshire, from 1863 onward.

  • Registers of Grimsby ships, 1824-1988. 

  • Grimsby crew lists and agreements, 1864-1914. 

  • Registers of Grimsby fishing apprentices,1879-1937. 

  • Architects’ plans for buildings in Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Humberston, Immingham and Scartho.

  • Archives of Grimsby Borough (1227-1996), including Ainslie Street Cemetery (1855-1943), Scartho Road Cemetery from 1889, Grimsby Poor Law Union and Scartho Road Institution (1890-1930), Brighowgate Children’s Home (1913-58) and Grimsby Borough Police and Watch Committee (1846-1966). 

  • Local Boards of Health and Urban or Rural Sanitary Authorities: Barton (1863-94), Brigg (1863-94), Clee with Weelsby (1878-89), Cleethorpes with Thrunscoe (1873-94), Glanford Brigg (1892-94), Grimsby (1851-1913), Roxby with Risby (1880-94) and Winterton (1863-85).

  • Borough of Cleethorpes (1894-1996), including Clee Burial Board from 1875. 

  • Boroughs, Urban Districts (UDC) and Rural Districts (RDC) in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. They include Barton UDC, Brigg UDC, Cleethorpes borough, Glanford Brigg RDC, Grimsby borough, Grimsby RDC, Roxby-with-Risby RDC, Scunthorpe UDC and Scunthorpe borough, Winterton UDC, and the four Humberside Borough Councils (1974-96) of Cleethorpes, Glanford, Grimsby and Scunthorpe. Records of the Isle of Axholme RDC are held at East Riding of Yorkshire Archives in Beverley. For records of old Lincolnshire authorities outside North and North East Lincolnshire contact Lincolnshire Archives in Lincoln. 

  • Grimsby Quarter Sessions Court.

  • Petty Sessions (Magistrates) Courts: registers for Grimsby and Scunthorpe. 

  • Grimsby Borough Coroner’s court. 

  • Enclosure awards and/or plans: Barnoldby le Beck, Brumby, Brumby Moors, Clee, Crosby, Frodingham, Goxhill, Great Grimsby, Hibaldstow, Holton le Clay, Scawby, Stallingborough, Waltham and Wroot.

  • Parish Councils and / or Burial Authorities: Alkborough, Althorpe, Amcotts, Appleby, Ashby cum Fenby, Barnoldby le Beck, Barton Town, Bottesford, Brigsley, Cadney cum Howsham, Cleethorpes, Great Coates, Humberston, Irby upon Humber, Keadby and Althorpe, Laceby, Little Coates, Scartho, Scawby, Stallingborough, Thornton Curtis, Waltham, Winteringham. 

  • Hospitals and Scartho Road Institution, Grimsby. 

  • Motor Vehicle Taxation Office (Grimsby Borough, EE and JV, only).

  • Landed estates and families, including Parkinson of East Ravendale, Sheffield of Normanby Hall and Winn of Nostell Priory.

  • Solicitors, land agents, estate agents and farmers.

  • Businesses and manufacturers.

  • Shipping and trawling companies, including British United Trawlers, Consolidated Fisheries and Sir Thomas Robinson and Son.

  • Charities, clubs and societies.