Knighton, Leicestershire Genealogy
|Poor Law Union||Blaby|
|Parish registers: 1653; For more records see Leicester St Margaret|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1604|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of St Margaret in Leicester|
|Location of Archive|
|Leicestershire Record Office|
KNIGHTON, a chapelry, in the parish of St. Margaret, Leicester, union of Blaby, hundred of Guthlaxton, S. division of the county of Leicester, 2½ miles (S. S. E.) from Leicester. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.
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.
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 438747.
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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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 706-708. Date accessed: 17 August 2012.