Stockwith, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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

Stockwith, Nottinghamshire
East Stockwith St Mary Lincolnshire.jpg
East Stockwith St Mary Lincolnshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bassetlaw
County Nottinghamshire
Poor Law Union Gainsborough
Registration District Gainsborough
Records begin
Parish registers: 1867; For more records see Misterton
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Retford
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1800 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York Post-1799 - Court of the Manor of Gringley-on-the-Hill or Bawtry
Location of Archive
Nottinghamshire Record Office

Parish History

STOCKWITH, WEST, a chapelry, in the parish of Misterton, union of Gainsborough, North-Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 4 miles (N. N. W.) from Gainsborough. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Additional information:

Stockwith was a chapelry of Misterton, Nottinghamshire Ancient Parish. It includes within its boundary Heckdike and forms part of the county boundary with Lincolnshire neighbours East Stockwith with Walkerwith, Lincolnshire and Owston, Lincolnshire.

Church history West Stockwith St Mary the Blessed Virgin

The church of St Mary the Virgin which dates from 1722 has been designated a grade II* listed building British listed building

See also West Stockwith Wikipedia

On the opposite bank of the River Trent lies East Stockwith; the ferry across the River Trent ended in 1953 East Stockwith Wikipedia


Civil Registration

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

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

FMP = Nottinghamshire Parish Records (findmypast) - (£)[2]
Stockwith, Nottinghamshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


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Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Stockwith

Bailey, Brian. Misterton Scrapbook. The Scrapbook mainly concerns Methodism and was possibly compiled by James Stothard of Misterton, a farmer. He included the Gainsborough (Wesleyan Methodist) circuit which included West Stockwith, Misterton, Beckingham, Walkeringham, Sturton and Bole with a list of members, some starting as early as 1817. The original is held at Nottinghamshire Archives Ref DD 793/1. Transcription is in the Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine, vol. 121, pages 73-88 with an alphabetical listing. FHL Ref. 942.52 D25n

Census records

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


Chesterfield Canal Boat Registers. A register of all Boats, Barges and other Vessels used on navigable rivers and inland Navigation, and number of men employed on board, 1795 listing for Chesterfield Canal, Co. Derby to Rivert Trent at or near Stockwith, Nottinghamshire, with an alphabetical listing at the end, dating from 1795-1877, avaliable in Nottinghamshire Family History Society vol. 110, pages 1-105, Family History Library Ref. 942.52 D25n

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

Gainsborough Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire

Probate records

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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 09 December 2013.
  2. 'Nottinghamshire baptisms 1538-1980,' 'Nottinghamshire marriages 1528-1929,' findmypast, accessed 9 January 2015.