Bottesford, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Parish History

BOTTESFORD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Grantham, hundred of Framland, N. division of the county of Leicester, 7 miles (W. N. W.) from Grantham. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists.[1]

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

BOTTESFORD, or Botsworth, a village and a parish in the district of Grantham and county of Leicester. The village stands in the vale of Belvoir. near the Grantham canal and the Nottingham and Grantham railway, 7 miles WNW of Grantham. The parish includes also the hamlets of Easthorpe and Normanton. There are four dissenting chapels.


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

Online Bottesford, Leicestershire Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1563-1812 TheGenealogist[2]

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

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

Diocese of Leicester: Bottesford Bap 1563 - 1941 Marr 1563 - 2007 (Banns to1977) Bur 1563 - 1995

The Family History Library has these church records for Bottesford

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.


Census Records 1841-1911 are available online and at The National Archives at Kew, Surrey, England


Webb, Valmai. a Letter To Paris.  A letter from Samuel Edenborough to his 13 year old son Samuel Bolton Edenborough.  Ilustrated with a photograph of Samuel Bolton Edenborough when he was grown and in the Army. Covers years 1555-1818,  Article in Hel Achau, #104, March 2010, pages 8-9, Family History Library Ref. 942.93 D25h

Poor Law Unions

Grantham 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 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. 309-314. Date accessed: 16 August 2012.
  2. 'Leicestershire Parish Record Transcripts,' The Genealogist, accessed 10 March 2012.