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RUFFORD, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Southwell, Hatfield division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 2 miles (S. S. W.) from Ollerton. It extends southward from the vicinity of Ollerton, for more than six miles. An abbey for Cistercian monks, in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was founded here in 1148.
Rufford Abbey is an extra parochial place and contains the ruined Cistercian Abbey which did not survive the dissolution of the monasteries. The estate later became a home to the Earls of Scarborough and is now owned as managed as a Country park by Nottinghamshire County Council. The history of the estate is described Worksop Heritage Trail See also Rufford Abbey Wikipedia
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.
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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.
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