Thorpe Acre, Leicestershire Genealogy
|Thorpe Acre, Leicestershire|
All Saints Thorpe Acre, Leicestershire
|Poor Law Union||Loughborough|
|Parish registers: 1845|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester|
|Location of Archive|
|Leicestershire Record Office|
THORP-ACRE, a parish, in the union of Loughborough, hundred of West Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester, 1¼ mile (W. N. W.) from Loughborough. 
Thorpe Acre All Saints with Dishley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Leicestershire, created in 1850 from Dishley, Leicestershire Ancient Parish.
All Saints Church, Thorpe Acre with Dishley, was built in 1845 and extended in 1968. Dishley Church is now a ruin on the Derby Road, Loughborough. Robert Bakewell (1726–1795), the agriculturalist, is buried there.
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.
Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office
Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120
Diocese of Leicester: Thorpe Acre Bap 1845 – 1973 Marr 1851 – 1990 (Banns to 1991) It is advisable to also search the Dishley, Leicestershire 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.
Poor Law Unions
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 341-342. Date accessed: 17 September 2012.