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Nottingham St Mary the Virgin, Nottinghamshire
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Nottingham St Mary the Virgin Nottinghamshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Poor Law Union Nottingham PLU
Registration District Nottingham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1566
Bishop's Transcripts: 1602
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Nottingham
Diocese Lincoln
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Nottinghamshire Record Office

The town comprises the parishes of St. Mary, St. Nicholas, and St. Peter. St. Paul's church, erected as a chapel of ease to the vicarage of St. Mary's, in 1822, is an ecclesiastical district that has been formed for it out of the parish. St. Ann's chapel, attached to a cemetery belonging to St. Mary's parish, is also used for divine service. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents,Wesleyans, the Society of Friends, Huntingtonians, Sabellians, and Unitarians; a synagogue; and a Roman Catholic cathedral. This last edifice is dedicated to St. Barnabas.[1]

Additional information:

The oldest religious foundation in the City of Nottingham and the largest mediaeval building, St Mary the Virgin in the Lace Market is the Ancient Parish in the city and one of the three mediaeval parish churches.

The present church dates from the 15th Century and Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project have researched the church history St Mary the Virgin in the Lace Market

The church of St Marythe Virgin has been designated a grade I listed building British listed building

See Nottingham St Mary the Virgin Wikipedia which includes Anglican parishes in the city formed from within the Ancient Parish:

Nottingham St Paul, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham Holy Trinity, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham St John the Baptist, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham St Mark, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham St Matthew, Talbot Street, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham St Ann, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham St Luke, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham St Saviour's, Arkwright Street,Nottinghamshire

Nottingham All Saints Raleigh Street, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham Emmanuel Church, Woodborough Road, Nottinghamshire

NOTTINGHAM, a borough and market-town, forming a union and county of itself, locally in the wapentake of Broxtow, N. division of the county of Nottingham, of which it is the chief town.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Nottingham St Mary the Virgin, Nottinghamshire parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]


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Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Nottingham St Mary the Virgin

Census records

See Nottinghamshire Census

Court Records

Peters, Doreen. Christmas Adjourned Quarter Sessions 1864. Extract from the Newark Advertiser 1864.

A list of the Grand Jury, where they lived and their employment, of the Christmas Adjourned Quarter Sessions for Nottinghamshire, 1863, and published in the Newark Advertiser March 1864. Article in Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine vol.119 page 60, FHL Ref. 942.52 D25n


Compiled by the late Keith Train. Pedigrees of Nottinghamshire Families.  Mr Train has extracted Pedigrees from a selection of different sources, the list is alphabetical, some dating from 1662, and has the source of where he extracted them from on page 53 and 54. Article is in Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine, vol. 119, pages 36-54. Family History Library Ref. 942.52 D25n

Military Records

Transcribed by Widdowson, Brian. The Nottinghamshire Volunteer Regiment 1914-1916.  Alphabetical listing of the Nottinghamshire Volunteer Regiment, through to 1919, noting their Rank, year and the Battalion and Company they were attached to. Article is in the Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine, Vol.121 page 48-61, FHL Ref. 942.52 D25n

Poor Law Unions

Nottingham Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Nottinghamshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Extracts from a copy of the Will of Stephen Truman 1812.  Surnames of the folk named in the Will of Stephen Truman are Truman, Raynor, Harris, Bestall, Wilkinson, Gadsby, Smith, Stout and Tomlin.  Article in The Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine, vol. 123, page 32, FHL Ref. 942.52 D25n

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted, date accessed: 08 December 2013.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.


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