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Guide to Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Guilsborough; Nobottle-Grove
County Northamptonshire
Poor Law Union Brixworth
Registration District Brixworth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539
Bishop's Transcripts: 1706
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Haddon
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Location of Archive
Northamptonshire Record Office


Parish History

RAVENSTHORPE (St. Denis), a parish, in the union of Brixworth, partly in the hundred of Guilsborough, but chiefly in that of Newbottle-Grove, S. division of the county of Northampton, 10 miles (N. W.) from Northampton. Here is a place of worship for Baptists. [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

Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC BTs = Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms (Ancestry) - £[2][3]
AC PRs = Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms (Ancestry) - £[2][3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC BTs 1813-1858 1813-1858 1813-1858 1813-1858
AC PRs 1813-1886 1813-1886 1813-1912 1813-1912
FREG 1550-1886 1539-1838, 1861-1885 1539-1717, 1731-1891

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 438879.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Northamptonshire 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: 27 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912', Ancestry, accessed 5 March 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Northamptonshire, England, Burials, 1813-1912', Ancestry, accessed 5 March 2015.
  4. 'Northamptonshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 29 November 2014.


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