Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Parish History

BARROW-UPON-SOAR (Holy Trinity), a parish,and the head of a union, partly in the hundred of East,but chiefly in that of West, Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester. The parish consists of Barrow proper; a part of the market-town of Mountsorrel; the chapelries of Quorndon and Woodhouse, and the consolidated chapelry or district of St. Paul's, WoodhouseEaves. There are places of worship for Wesleyans, Baptists, Primitive Methodists, and Roman Catholics. [1]


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

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120

Non Conformist records available at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office include:

Barrow on Soar Methodist Marriages 1951-1969 reference N/M/207/322

Barrow on Soar Wesleyan Methodist (Loughborough Circuit) Baptisms 1853-1876 reference N/M/207/182
Barrow on Soar Methodist Baptism 1868-1968 reference DE 5896

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

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

Barrow upon Soar Poor Law Union, Leicestershire

Probate records

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.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 158-161. Date accessed: 16 August 2012.