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Bagworth, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

BAGWORTH, a chapelry, in the parish of Thornton, union of Market-Bosworth, hundred of Sparkenhoe, S. division of the county of Leicester, 10 miles (W. by N.) from Leicester. [1]

Bagworth was formed as a chapelry of  Thornton, Leicestershire Ancient Parish.

Bagworth is a mining community, Holy Rood church formerly had a mediaeval tower, which was added to by William Millican in 1973.

However, most of this was demolished in 1968 because of subsidence and replaced by a new building, although this includes a surviving Norman arch.

There is a detached bell tower.

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

BAGWORTH, a chapelry in Thornton parish, Leicester; on the Leicester and Burton railway, 5½ miles NE of Market-Bosworth. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Leicester. Real property, £2,912. Pop., 534. Houses, 102. A chief feature is Bagworth Park. The living is annexed to Thornton.

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]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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.


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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

Reference
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  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 128-132. Date accessed: 13 August 2012.