Muston, Leicestershire Genealogy
|Poor Law Union||Grantham|
|Parish registers: 1561|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1580|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester|
|Location of Archive|
|Leicestershire Record Office|
MUSTON (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Grantham, hundred of Framland, N. division of the county of Leicester, 5½ miles (W. by N.)from Grantham. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. 
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Muston like this:
MUSTON, a village and a parish in the district of Grantham and county of Leicester. The village stands on the river Devon, adjacent to the boundary with Lincolnshire, near the Grantham canal, 1½ mile E S E of Bottesford r. station, and 5½ W by N of Grantham; and has a post-office under Nottingham. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The poet George Crabbe (1754-1832) moved to Muston Rectory from Stathern, Leicestershire in 1789, remaining as incumbent of Muston and of West Allington, Lincolnshire until 1792. His 'Natural History of the Vale of Belvoir' was a pioneering study of the district.
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.
Muston, Leicestershire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|PC = Parish Chest - (£). Registers delivered by email.|
|Muston, Leicestershire Genealogy Online Parish Records|
Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office
Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120
Diocese of Leicester: Muston Bap 1561 - 1877 Marr 1561 - 1995 Bur 1561 - 1988
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 438741.
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.
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