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Parish History

TUXFORD (St. Nicholas), a market-town and parish, in the union of East Retford, South-Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 30 miles (N. E. by N.) from Nottingham. This place, often denominated Tuxford-in-the-Clay. Here are places of worship for Wesleyans and Independents.[1]

Additional information:

Tuxford St Nicholas is an Ancient parish in the market town in the south of the Bassetlaw distrct of Nottinghamshire. The main A1(Great North Road) has bypassed the town since 1967.

The parish church of St Nicholas which dates originally from the 12th century has been designated a grade I listed building British listed building

The Methodist church was originally built in 1841 as a free church and later became the Methodist (Wesleyan) church when the former premises at Blue Bell yard were vacated. For further history Tuxford Heritage

Tuxford Methodist Church Nottinghamshire.jpg

See also Tuxford Wikipedia


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.

From 1837 this parish was within East Retford registration district
Certificates may be obtained for post 1837 events :
The Register Office
County Council Offices
Chancery Lane
DN22 6DG
Phone:01777 708631
Fax:01777 860667

Church records

Tuxford St Nicholas

Deposited records at Nottinghamshire Archives Baptisms 1624-1925 Marriages 1624-1958 Burials 1624-1900 Bishop’s Transcripts 1598-1843

Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
NG2 7QP telephone: 08449 808080 online

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Tuxford

Tuxford - St. Nicholas.  Transcription of Memorial Inscriptions of inside and outside the Church, dating from 1762 onwards, giving surname, given name, date of death and age.  Article in The Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine, vol.87, pages 41-51, FHL Ref. 942.52 D25n

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438902.

Nottinghamshire Census

Poor Law Unions

East Retford 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.

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 10 December 2013.


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