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For more information and records see Ravenstone, Leicestershire

Ravenstone, Derbyshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Repton and Gresley; West Goscote
County Derbyshire
Poor Law Union Ashby de la Zouch PLU
Registration District Ashby de la Zouch
Records begin
Parish registers: 1705
Bishop's Transcripts: 1673
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hartshorn
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Derbyshire Record Office

Parish History

Ravenstone, St Michael is an Ancient parish which was formerly partly in Derbyshire and largely in Leicestershire. The parish formally became part of the County of Leicestershire in 1884. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [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

Ravenstone parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
Ravenstone St Michael Parish Online Records


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Ravenstone was formerly in Derbyshire but was transferred to Leicestershire in 1884

Leicestershire Record Office has deposited Registers Ravenstone Bap 1705 - 1923 Marr 1708 – 1989 (Banns to1976) Bur 1705 - 1973

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1673-1883 Mar 1673-1836 Burials 1673-1883 Missing Bap & Bur 1839, 1845-1853

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts 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

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 241218.

Poor Law Unions

Ashby de la Zouch 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 Derbyshire 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. 640-645. Date accessed: 27 May 2013.


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