Rothley, Leicestershire Genealogy
Guide to Rothley, Leicestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Rothley St Mary, Leicestershire
|Hundred||East Goscote; West Goscote|
|Poor Law Union||Barrow upon Soar|
|Registration District||Barrow upon Soar; Billesdon; Melton Mowbray|
|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|
|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. 
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.|
|Rothley, Leicestershire Genealogy Online Parish Records|
Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office
Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080 Fax: 0116 2571120 E-mail: email@example.com
Diocese of Leicester: Rothley Bap 1562 - 1900 Marr 1562 - 1904 (Banns to1972) Bur 1562 - 1937
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]
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]
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