Long Clawson, Leicestershire Genealogy
Long Clawson was formed previous to 1086, when it appeared in the Domesday Book as Clachestone. Some opinion is that the village was once two, Clawson and Claxton. This cannot be verified, however in bishop's transcripts from the 1500s the parish was identified as Clawson alias, or also, Claxton.
The village of Long Clawson is famous for its road about a mile in length with 14 sharp turns. The parish is very small, a little over two miles in length and one mile wide. Because of its size there are many intermarriages between the surrounding parishes.
The Church of England church is either identified as St Remigius or the parish church of Long Clawson, their parish registers begin in 1558 and the Bishop's transcripts begin in 1580. There are also Methodists, Quakers and Baptists. There are many entries for Quakers in the Long Clawson church records.
Ministers of Long Clawson Parish Church
The following are from the bishop's transcript with the years they appear:
1. Christopher Goodwyn (1580)
2. Thomas Wright (1604-1639)
3. John Reay (1660-1714)
4. Matthias Unwin (1740)
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.
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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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