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Guide to Blyth, Nottinghamshire ancestry, family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census, birth, marriage and death records.

Blyth, Nottinghamshire
Blyth St Mary & St Martin Nottinghamshire.jpg
Blyth St Mary & St Martin Nottinghamshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bassetlaw; Strafforth and Tickhill
County Nottinghamshire
Poor Law Union Worksop
Registration District Doncaster; East Retford; Worksop
Records begin
Parish registers: 1556; Separate registers exist for Austerfield beginning 1559 and also for Bawtry beginning 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600; Separate records exist for Austerfield beginning 1600 and also for Bawtry beginning 1627
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Retford
Diocese Lincoln
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham
Location of Archive
Nottinghamshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BLYTH (St. Martin), is a parish, in the unions of Doncaster, East Retford, and Worksop; partly in the N. and partly in the S. division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, W. riding of York; and partly in the Hatfield division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham; 31¼ miles (N. by E.) from Nottingham. The parish contains the chapelries of Bawtry and Austerfield, and the townships of Barnby-Moor, Blyth, Hodsock, Ranskill, Torworth, and part of Styrrup. At Austerfield and Bawtry are chapels of ease. There are places of worship for the Society of Friends and Wesleyans.[1]

Additional information:

Blyth St Mary and St Martin Priory church is an extensive Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Barnby Moor , Torworth, Bilby, Blyth with Norney, Goldthorpe, Hodsock, Hodsock with Goldthorpe, Norney, Old Cotes, Oldcoates, Oldcoats, Oldcotes, Ranby, Ranskill, Styrrup, and Barnby Moor with Bilby.

Southwell and Nottingham Church History project have researched the church history Blyth St Mary and St Martin

The priory Church of St Mary and St Martin is partly 11th century in origin and has been designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage British listed building

For information about the Priory, Blyth Hall and the leper hospital of St John the Evangelist see Blyth Wikipedia

From this parish were formed

Bawtry, Yorkshire

Langold St Luke (1943) see Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Wikipedia

Blyth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Barnby Moor , Torworth, Bilby, Blyth with Norney, Goldthorpe, Hodsock, Hodsock with Goldthorpe, Norney, Old Cotes, Oldcoates, Oldcoats, Oldcotes, Ranby, Ranskill, Styrrup, and Barnby Moor with Bilby.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

For history of civil registration in this area see Worksop Registration District

Church records[edit | edit source]

Blyth parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
FMP = Nottinghamshire Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC = Nottinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1837 (Ancestry) - ($)
TGEN = Nottinghamshire Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)[2]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Blyth Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
FREG 1538-1900s
FMP 1538-1917
ANC 1538-1837








FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Nottinghamshire Archives.

Census records[edit | edit source]

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.

See Nottinghamshire Census

1831 Census - Blyth.  Alphabetical listing of head of household, showing number of families living in the house, children, whether male or female, and profession.  Original article held at Nottinghamshire Archives Ref PR 3743, transcription in Nottinghamshire Family History Magazine vol. 95 pages 57-63, FHL Ref 942.52 D25n

Occupation[edit | edit source]

Transcribed by Bailey, Bryan, Certificates for Using Hair Powder Issued 1795-1978. For each Nottinghamshire Parish, gives the Cerificate no. date, surname, given name, and description. Article in the Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine, vol.127, page 1-38, Family History Library Ref. 942.52 D25n - the original is at Nottinghamshire Archives Ref QDT 1/1-4.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Worksop Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Nottinghamshire 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[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Blyth in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted, date accessed: 06 December 2013.
  2. Searching Parish Records online (Nottinghamshire) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist,, accessed 23 April 2019.