Mountsorrel Christ Church, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Mountsorrel Christ Church
Guide to Mountsorrel Christ Church, Leicestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Mountsorrel Christ Church, Leicestershire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Goscote
County Leicestershire
Poor Law Union Barrow upon Soar
Registration District Barrow upon Soar
Records begin
Parish registers: 1846
Bishop's Transcripts: 1877
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Akeley
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester
Location of Archive
Leicestershire Record Office

Parish History

MOUNTSORREL, a small town and two township-chapelries, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester. The town has two churches, four dissenting chapels.St Peter's church, or the church of M.-North-End, is an old building, with a tower. Christ church, or the church of M.-South-End, was erected in 1844. One of the dissenting chapels is for General Baptists; was formerly occupied by Presbyterians. The two township-chapelries are M.-North-End and M.-South-End; and the former is in Barrow-upon-Soar parish.the latter in Rothley parish.[1]


Civil Registration

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Church records

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

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

Diocese of Leicester: Mountsorrel Christ Church South End Bap 1846 - 1963 Marr 1857 - 1988 (Banns to 1995) Bur 1846 - 1919; 1950 - 1955

Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Barrow upon Soar Poor Law Union, Leicestershire

Probate records

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.

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  1. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Date accessed: 31 July 2013.