Barlestone, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Guide to Barlestone, Leicestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Barlestone, Leicestershire
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St Giles Barlestone Leicestershire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Sparkenhoe
County Leicestershire
Poor Law Union Market Bosworth
Registration District Market Bosworth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1652; For more records see Market Bosworth
Bishop's Transcripts: 1564
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sparkenhoe
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester
Location of Archive
Leicestershire Record Office

Parish History

BARLESTON, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Market-Bosworth, hundred of Sparkenhoe, S.division of the county of Leicester, 3 miles (N. E.)from Market-Bosworth. [1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Barlestone like this:

BARLESTONE, or Barlston, a chapelry in Market Bosworth parish, Leicester; 2¾ miles NE of Market Bosworth, and 3 SW of Bagworth r. station. There are two dissenting chapels.

The modern village has both Baptist and Methodist chapels and a converted public house forms Elohim Church.


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

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

PC = Parish Chest - (£). Registers delivered by email.[2]
Barlestone, Leicestershire Genealogy Online Parish Records


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PC 1652-1941

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 438749.

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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 145-148. Date accessed: 16 August 2012.
  2. 'Leicestershire Parish Registers', Parish Chest, accessed 25 January 2014.