Ravenstone, Derbyshire Genealogy

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For more information and records see Ravenstone, Leicestershire

Parish History

Ravenstone, St Michael is an Ancient parish which was formerly partly in Derbyshire and largely in Leicestershire. The parish formally became part of the County of Leicestershire in 1884. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [1]


Civil Registration

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.

Church records

Ravenstone was formerly in Derbyshire but was transferred to Leicestershire in 1884

Leicestershire Record Office has deposited Registers Ravenstone Bap 1705 - 1923 Marr 1708 – 1989 (Banns to1976) Bur 1705 - 1973

Lichfield Record Office has deposited Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1673-1883 Mar 1673-1836 Burials 1673-1883 Missing Bap & Bur 1839, 1845-1853

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

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 241218.

Poor Law Unions

Ashby de la Zouch Poor Law Union, Leicestershire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Derbyshire 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.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 640-645. Date accessed: 27 May 2013.