Charley, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Guide to Charley, Leicestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Charley, Leicestershire
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Goscote
County Leicestershire
Poor Law Union Loughborough
Registration District Loughborough
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Leicestershire Record Office

Parish History

CHARLEY, or Chorley, an extra-parochial liberty,in the union of Loughborough, hundred of WestGoscote, N. division of the county of Leicester, 4¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Loughborough. [1]

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

CHARLEY, or Charnwood, an extra-parochial tract in Loughborough district, Leicester; on the Wolds, near Charnwood forest, 5¼ miles SW of Loughborough.


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

Charley or Charnwood is an extra-parochial place. Search surrounding parishes for records and information. England Jurisdictions 1851 may be searched .

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 438744.

Poor Law Unions

Loughborough 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 549-554. Date accessed: 04 September 2012.