Seale, Derbyshire Genealogy

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Parish History

SEAL (St Peter), a parish, in the union of Ashby, hundred of West Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester, 5¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Ashby de la Zouch; containing, with part of the chapelry of Blackfordby, and part of the hamlet and chapelry of Donisthorpe (1838)--which lies partly in Church Gressley Parish in Derbyshire; it also contains the little hamlets of Nether Seal and Over Seal.[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

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 241295.

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

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., 'A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 36-40. Adapted. Date accessed: 02 July 2013.