Bottesford, Leicestershire Genealogy

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

Bottesford, Leicestershire
St+Mary Bottesford Leicestershire.jpg
St+Mary Bottesford Leicestershire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Framland
County Leicestershire
Poor Law Union Grantham
Registration District Grantham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1563
Bishop's Transcripts: 1580
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Framland
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester
Location of Archive
Leicestershire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BOTTESFORD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Grantham, hundred of Framland, N. division of the county of Leicester, 7 miles (W. N. W.) from Grantham. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists.[1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bottesford like this:

BOTTESFORD, or Botsworth, a village and a parish in the district of Grantham and county of Leicester. The village stands in the vale of Belvoir. near the Grantham canal and the Nottingham and Grantham railway, 7 miles WNW of Grantham. The parish includes also the hamlets of Easthorpe and Normanton. There are four dissenting chapels.

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

PC = Parish Chest - (£). Registers delivered by email.[2]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[3]
Bottesford, Leicestershire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
PC 1563-1910

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120

Diocese of Leicester: Bottesford Bap 1563 - 1941 Marr 1563 - 2007 (Banns to1977) Bur 1563 - 1995

The Family History Library has these church records for Bottesford

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

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.


Census Records 1841-1911 are available online and at The National Archives at Kew, Surrey, England

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Webb, Valmai. a Letter To Paris.  A letter from Samuel Edenborough to his 13 year old son Samuel Bolton Edenborough.  Ilustrated with a photograph of Samuel Bolton Edenborough when he was grown and in the Army. Covers years 1555-1818,  Article in Hel Achau, #104, March 2010, pages 8-9, Family History Library Ref. 942.93 D25h

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Grantham Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Leicestershire 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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 309-314. Date accessed: 16 August 2012.
  2. 'Leicestershire Parish Registers', Parish Chest, accessed 25 January 2014.
  3. 'Leicestershire Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.