East Leake, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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Parish History

East Leake is a village and parish found on the border of several counties: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Derbyshire. Historically, East Leake was categorized in the ecclesiastical parish of Nottingham and the civil parish of Loughborough.[1]

The earliest known Church of England in East Leake was the Church of St. Leonard. It was later replaced by the current church, St. Mary's Church, around 1300 A.D.[2]

LEAKE, EAST (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Loughborough, S. division of the wapentake of Rushcliffe and of the county of Nottingham, 4¾ miles (E.) from Kegworth; containing 1057 inhabitants. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans. [3]


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

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.

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Leake, East

Non-Conformist Churches

The General Baptist Church established a congregation at East Leake during the eighteenth century, and in 1757, they erected a Baptist meetinghouse.[4] Copies of the General Baptist Register of Births at East Leake are available on microfilm through the Family History Library.[5]

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.

See Nottinghamshire Census

Poor Law Unions

Loughborough 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 Nottinghamshire 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. [1] FamilySearch Maps
  2. [2] East Leake History
  3. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51099
  4. [3] East Leake History
  5. [4] East Leake Baptist Births