There are over 790,000 burial records originating from the ancient county of Leicestershire in this collection. The records span over 400 years from 1538 to the 1991 and cover 279 parishes. Follow the link in the Useful links and resources section to see a full list of parishes covered.
While the amount of information may vary from transcript to transcript, most will include the following details:
Father’s first name(s)
Mother’s first name(s)
While the vast majority of the records include images of the original parish registers, there are 3,027 transcripts that do not include images. These transcript-only records were provided by Julie Gerring and cover seven parishes: Breedon on the Hill (1752-1763), Cossington (1752-1837), Long Whatton (1752-1818), Prestwold (1752-1835), Quorndon (1752-1756), Walton on the Wolds (1752-1816), and Wymeswold (1752-1806). All other transcripts include images of the original registers, provided by the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland.
If your ancestor’s record includes an image, be sure to look at for any additional recorded details. As many registers included other fields such as abode and who performed the ceremony, there may be new details you can glean from the images.
Civil registration was passed in 1837, which means that for vital records, such as those for burials, parish registers are imperative for gathering essential details for family history research like dates, names, and places. Parish registers date as far back as 1538.
Leicestershire is a county located in the English East Midlands. The county is landlocked and bordered by Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Rutland counties.
John Johnson, a Leicester architect, designed the County Rooms on Hotel Street in Leicester and aided in the construction of several bridges and three Houses of Correction in Essex (Halstead, Barking House of Correction, and the House at Chelmsford).
His burial occurred on 3 September 1814 in Leicester, St Martin’s, the same place where his baptism took place on 23 July 1732.
Start your search broadly by searching on a name only.
If searching by name yields many results, narrow your search by year or burial place.