Knipton, Leicestershire Genealogy
|Poor Law Union||Grantham|
|Parish registers: 1561|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1576|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester|
|Location of Archive|
|Leicestershire Record Office|
KNIPTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Grantham, hundred of Framland, N. division of the county of Leicester, 7 miles (S. W. by W.) from Grantham.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Knipton like this:
KNIPTON, a parish, with a pleasant village, in the district of Grantham and county of Leicester; on the river Devon, 5½ miles SSW of Sedgebrook r. station, and 7 SW of Grantham. There is a Baptist chapel.
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
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Diocese of Leicester: Knipton Bap 1561 - 1997 Marr 1561 - 1837 (Banns to1959) Bur 1561 - 1972
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 438740.
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. 706-708. Date accessed: 27 August 2012.