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King's Norton St John the Baptist


Parish History

King's Norton St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the county of Leicestershire.  Stretton Parva, Leicestershire was formed as a chapelry of this parish.

NORTON, KING'S (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Billesdon, hundred of Gartree,S. division of the county of Leicester; containing,with the chapelry of Stretton Parva, 172 inhabitants, of whom 64 are in the township of King's Norton, 7½ miles(E. S. E.) from Leicester. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7; net income,£103; patron and impropriator, Henry Green, Esq.The tithes were commuted for land in 1770. At Stretton Parva is a chapel of ease.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 442-446. URL: Date accessed: 13 May 2011.


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

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120

Diocese of Leicester: Kings Norton Bap 1589 - 1812 Marr 1590 - 1837 (Banns to1987) Bur 1589 - 1811

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

Poor Law Unions

Billesdon Poor Law Union, Leicestershire

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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