Find out if your British ancestors were buried in the East Midlands of England in Nottinghamshire burial records from 1539 to 1905. Search more than 250,000 records to find out when they died and where they were buried. Most recently we have added records from Brinsley, Greasley, Kimbeley, Plumtree and Underwood.
Each record contains a transcription of original source material. The amount of information in each transcript can vary because of the date it was recorded, the condition of the record and the style of writing. Below is a combination of the information you can find in each record:
Age at death
Notes – may include information about marital status, cause of death, occupation or more biographical detail
There are 254,920 records transcribed by the Nottingham Family History Society and Julie Gerring.
Before civil registration was introduced in 1837, most birth, marriage and death records were parish ones. The Church of England mandated the keeping of registers in 1539 and up until the Religious Toleration Act of 1689 all registrations were kept by the Church of England. Between 1754 and 1837 it was actually illegal to marry anywhere other than a Church of England Church.
Nottinghamshire is in the East Midlands of England. It is bordered to the north west by South Yorkshire, to the east by Lincolnshire, Leicestershire to the south and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham.
The county has been inhabited at least since Roman times and was once part of the Angle Kingdom of Mercia. It’s famously associated with the legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men and Nottingham did indeed have a sheriff.
During the Industrial Revolution the region’s coal and iron ore were in much demand and cotton and lace industries developed. Before this, dating back to Norman times, the main industries were malting and wool.