Gilby village, Lincolnshire

The village of Gilby was located close to Pilham in Lincolnshire. No longer in existance, it was classified as a Scheduled Monument in 1999.

The village was formed early in the 12th century, and appears to have been largely agricultural. By the 18th century the population had dwindled, and the village had largely disappeared by 1842.

I have no idea if any of my ancestors came from Gilby, but it’s interesting to know about a place that bears my surname.

To read more about Gilby, go here (pdf)

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