Was your ancestor married in Rutland?
There are over 59,100 marriage records covering the county of Rutland in this collection. The records span from 1538 to the 1931 and cover 50 parishes. Follow the link in the Useful links and resources section to see a full list of parishes covered.
For each result, there is a transcript and image of the original burial register. While the amount of information may vary from transcript to transcript, most will include the following details:
Father’s first name(s)
Father’s last name
Spouse’s first name(s)
Spouse’s last name
Spouse’s father’s first name(s)
Spouse’s father’s last name
In looking at the image of the original register, you may discover additional details such as marital statuses, fathers’ occupations, and witnesses. 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 deaths and 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.
For marriages, there is an 85-year cut-off. As time goes on, we will be able to release more records as we receive them.
The county of Rutland is in the East Midlands of England and is landlocked by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire.
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 know your ancestor’s spouse’s name, you can further refine your search by using the spouse’s first name(s) and spouse’s last name fields.