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Guide to Merevale, Leicestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. For more information and records see Merevale, Warwickshire.
Merevale, Leicestershire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hemlingford; Sparkenhoe
County Leicestershire
Poor Law Union Atherstone
Registration District Atherstone
Records begin
Parish registers: 1727
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Arden
Diocese Worcester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Merevale
Location of Archive
Leicestershire Record Office


Parish History

MEREVALE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Atherstone, partly in the hundred of Sparkenhoe, S. division of the county of Leicester, and partly in the Atherstone division of the hundred of Hemlingford, N. division of the county of Warwick, 1½ mile (W. by S.) from Atherstone. [1]


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

Census records

Please note that since Merevale is partly in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, Merevale is covered in the census through Warwichshire.

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 464170.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Leicestershire 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), pp. 291-295. Date accessed: 11 September 2012.


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