There are over 139,000 baptism records covering the county of Rutland in this collection. The records span over 400 years from 1538 to the 1916 and cover 50 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)
Mother’s maiden name
As many registers included other fields such as abode and father’s profession, there may be new details you can glean from the images. Images have been provided by the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland.
Civil registration was passed in 1837, which means that for vital records, such as those for baptisms, 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.
The county of Rutland is in the East Midlands of England and is landlocked by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire.
For baptisms, there is a 100-year cut-off. As time goes on, we will be able to release more records as we receive them.
For a full list of the parishes included in this collection, along with year ranges and record counts, follow the link in the Useful links and resources section. If you are interested in records from these five parishes, please note the following:
For Barleythorpe records, search in the Oakham parish registers
For Barrow records, search in the Cottesmore parish registers
For Gunthorpe records, search in the Oakham parish registers
For Horn records, search in the Exton parish registers
For Martinsthorpe records, search in the Oakham parish registers
Start your search broadly by searching on a name only.
If searching by name yields many results, narrow your search by year or baptism place.
If you are unsure of your ancestor’s name, but know the parents’ names, try using the father’s first name(s) and mother’s first name(s) fields.