Sheepshed, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Parish History

SHEEPSHEAD (St. Botolph), a parish, in the union of Loughborough, hundred of West Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester, 4 miles (W.) from Loughborough. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and 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

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120

Diocese of Leicester: Shepshed Bap 1538 - 1993 Marr 1538 – 1990 (Banns to1985) Bur 1538 - 1969

Non Conformist records available at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office include:

Shepshed Particular Baptist (Charnwood Rd) Marriages 1861-1871 referenceN/B/289/12
Shepshed Particular Baptist (Charnwood Rd) Births 1861-1865 reference N/B/289/9

Shepshed Particular Baptist Births 1754-1837 Burials 1785-1794

Shepshed Roman Catholic Baptisms 1837-1908
Shepshed Methodist (Charnwood Rd) Marriages 1913-1968 reference N/M/207/306-307

Shepshed Wesleyan Methodist (Loughborough
Circuit) Baptisms 1853-1876 reference N/M/207/182

Shepshed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Births, Deaths etc 1848-1891

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist 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.

Poor Law Unions

Loughborough 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 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 58-66. Date accessed: 31 July 2013.