Braunston, Rutland Genealogy

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Guide to Braunston, Rutland family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.

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Parish History

BRAUNSTON, or Branston (All Saints), a parish, in the union and soke of Oakham, county of Rutland, 2 miles (S. W.) from Oakham. [1]

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

BRAUNSTON, or Branston, a parish in Oakham district, Rutland; on the river Gwash, 2½ miles SW of Oakham r. station.

The Victoria County History of Braunston (1935) is available online. It includes a history of manors, the church, advowson, and charities.[2]

The parish should not be confused with Braunstone, Leicestershire or Braunston, Northamptonshire


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

Diocese of Peterborough : Braunston Bap 1558 - 1871 Marr 1558 - 1845 (Banns to1927) Bur 1558 - 1907

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts 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

Oakham Poor Law Union, Rutland

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Rutland 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. 347-350. Date accessed: 06 August 2012.
  2. A History of the County of Rutland: Volume 2 (1935). URL: Date accessed: 20 May 2013.