Rothley, Leicestershire Genealogy

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

Rothley, Leicestershire
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Rothley St Mary, Leicestershire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Goscote; West Goscote
County Leicestershire
Poor Law Union Barrow upon Soar
Registration District Barrow upon Soar; Billesdon; Melton Mowbray
Records begin
Parish registers: 1562; Separate registers exist for Wycombe and Chadwell beginning 1700
Bishop's Transcripts: 1564; Separate records exist for Wycomb and Chadwell beginning 1607
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Akeley
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Rothley
Location of Archive
Leicestershire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ROTHLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Barrow-upon-Soar, chiefly in the hundred of East Goscote, but partly in that of West Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester, 1½ mile (S. by E.) from Mountsorrel. There are chapels of ease at Chadwell, Keyham, and Wartnaby; and a chapel at Mountsorrel. The Wesleyans and General Baptists have places of worship. [1]

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

ROTHLEY, a village, a township, and a sub-district, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, and a parish partly also in Billelon and Melton-Mowbray districts, Leicester. The village stands on an affluent of the river Soar, 1½ mile S of Mountsorrel, and 2¾ N W of Syston r. station. The parish contains the chapelries of Wartnaby and Wycomb-with-Chad-well. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists.

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]

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

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


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
PC 1562-1900

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080 Fax: 0116 2571120 E-mail:

Diocese of Leicester: Rothley Bap 1562 - 1900 Marr 1562 - 1904 (Banns to1972) Bur 1562 - 1937

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Barrow upon Soar Poor Law Union, Leicestershire

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. 697-703. Date accessed: 30 August 2012.
  2. 'Leicestershire Parish Registers', Parish Chest, accessed 25 January 2014.