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Online Records

Large collections of Rutland parish registers are available online in:

Parish Registers

Most Rutland parish registers are held at the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office. Parish registers have not been microfilmed. Most bishop's transcripts are held at the Northamptonshire Record Office and are available online at Ancestry (baptisms and burials from 1813-1912) or on microfilm through the Family History Library.

Indexes

Ancestry has digitized original bishop's transcripts (baptisms and burials) for most Rutland parishes covering the years 1813 to 1912. The collections include indexes and images in two databases researchers may not think to look at, as they are erroneously labeled 'Northamptonshire:'

  1. Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912
  2. Northamptonshire, England, Burials, 1813-1912

Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society has published transcripts of most Rutland parish registers on CD:

  • Volume 1 - Ayston, Brooke, Cottesmore, Edith Weston, Egleton, Empingham, Hambleton, Little Casterton, Lyndon, Manton, Morcott, Normanton, Pilton, Preston, Ridlington, Ryhall, Teigh, Whissendine, Whitwell, and Wing parishes. FHL CD-ROM no. 5016 v. 1
  • Volume 2 - Ashwell, Barrowden, Braunston, Exton, Great Casterton, Ketton, Langham, Oakham, South Luffenham, Tickencote, and Tinwell parishes. FHL CD-ROM no. 5016 v. 2
  • Volume 3 - Belton, Bisbrook, Burley, Caldecott, Clipsham, Essendine, Glaston, Greetham, Lyddington, Market Overton, North Luffenham, Pickworth, Seaton, Stoke Dry, Streeton, Thistleton, Tixover, Uppingham, and Wardley parishes. FHL CD-ROM no. 5016 v. 3
  • Volume 4 - Ashwell, Ayston, Barrowden, Belton, Bisbrook, Braunston, Brooke, Burley, Caldicott, Clipsham, Cottesmore, Edith Weston, Egleton, Empingham, Essendine, Exton, Glaston, Great Casterton, Greetham, Hambleton, Ketton, Langham, Little Casterton, Lyddington, Lyndon, Manton, Market Overton, Morcott, Normanton, North Luffenham, Oakham, Pickworth, Pilton, Preston, Ridlington, Ryhall, Seaton, South Luffenham, Stoke Dry, Stretton, Teigh, Thislteton, Tickencote, Tinwell, Tixover, Uppingham, Wardley, Whissendine, Whitwell, and Wing (1813-1840) parishes. FHL CD-ROM no. 5016 v. 4
Marriages

The place to start Rutland marriage searches is:

Ian Buxton and Audrey Margaret Buxton published Rutland Marriage Index (beg. 1538) on CD: FHL CD-ROM no. 4119.

Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society published Rutland Marriage Index, 1754-1837: FHL Collection.

Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society have published lists of Rutland residents who married in other counties, i.e. 'strays:' FHL CD-ROM no. 2026.

46% of Rutland's parishes are indexed in Boyd's Marriage Index (£). Coverage.[1]

Burials
  • National Burial Index, 3rd ed. Includes 19,000 Rutland burials: FHL CD-ROM no. 6356.[2] Rutland entries are not included in the online edition on FindMyPast.[3]

Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society have published two volumes of Rutland burials:

Parish Registers Held by Incumbents

The majority of Rutland's parish registers have been deposited at Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office. Several parishes; however, have retained their post-1813 baptism and burial registers within their churches, as follows:

  • Belton -- burials 1813+
  • Essendine -- baptisms 1813+; burials 1781+
  • Glaston -- burials 1813+
  • Little Casterton -- baptisms and burials 1813+
  • Pickworth -- baptisms and burials 1813+
  • Stoke Dry -- baptisms and burials 1813+
  • Streeton -- marriages 1813+
  • Tickencote -- baptisms and burials 1813+
  • Tinwell -- burials 1813+
  • Wardley -- baptisms and burials 1813+[4]

Most of Rutland's bishop's transcripts are held at the Northamptonshire Record Office. Ancestry has been digitizing and indexing those records, which can be used as a substitute for parish registers. All parishes whose registers are held by incumbents are represented in these two datasets:

Marriage Licences

Rutland residents typically went to Peterborough or Leicester to acquire marriage licences. Peterborough marriage licences are held at the Northamptonshire Record Office and Leicester marriage licences are held at the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office.

Peterborough marriage licences have not been published. A card index is available at the Northamptonshire Record Office.

Early Archdeaconry of Leicester marriage licences (1570-1729) have been published and available online. A card index at the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office covering 1731-1891 has been microfilmed: FHL Films 1517629-1517635.

Ecclesiastical Court

Ecclesiastical court records from the Archdeaconry of Leicester have been microfilmed for the years 1526 through 1825. There is no index. These records deal chiefly with fornication, adultery, slander, marriage (within degrees) and divorce. They identify the individuals concerned as well as their places (parish) of residence: FHL Film 1538125 (first of 22 films).

Nonconformists

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Society of Friends

References

  1. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' British Origins, (Wayback Machine) accessed 31 August 2013.
  2. 'National Burial Index - 3rd Edition Coverage,' Federation of Family History Societies, http://www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/nbi-coverage.php, accessed 19 August 2013.
  3. 'National Burial Index records coverage,' findmypast, http://www.findmypast.co.uk/national-burial-index-coverage-counties.action, accessed 19 August 2013.
  4. Cliff Webb, National Index of Parish Registers: Vol. 6, Part 3: Leicestershire and Rutland (London: Society of Genealogists, 1995); 'List of Deposited Parish Registers and Certain Other Genealogical Sources for Leicestershire and Rutland, with Covering Dates,' Leicestershire County Council, 17 October 2013.