Barkby Thorpe, Leicestershire Genealogy
|Barkby Thorpe, Leicestershire|
|Poor Law Union||Barrow upon Soar|
|Registration District||Barrow upon Soar|
|Parish registers: 1586; For more records see Barkby|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1562|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester|
|Location of Archive|
|Leicestershire Record Office|
BARKBY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Barrow-upon-Soar, hundred of East Goscote, N.division of the county of Leicester, 5 miles (N. E.)from Leicester; containing, the chapelries of Barkby-Thorp and North Thurmaston. 
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Barkby like this:
BARKBY, a township and a parish in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester. The parish lies 1½ mile S by E of Syston r. station, and 4½ NE of Leicester. The parish contains also the township of North Thurmaston and the hamlet of Barkby-Thorpe. There are two Methodist chapels.
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.
Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office
Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120
Diocese of Leicester: Refer to Barkby, Leicestershire
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 438742.
Poor Law Unions
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 141-145. Date accessed: 16 August 2012.