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Guide to Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire ancestry, family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census, birth, marriage and death records.

Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Broxtow
County Nottinghamshire
Poor Law Union Basford
Registration District Basford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Nottingham
Diocese Lincoln
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Nottinghamshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HUCKNALL-TORKARD (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Basford, N. division of the wapentake of Broxtow and of the county of Nottingham, 6½ miles (N. N. W.) from Nottingham. The river Leen flows past the eastern boundary of the parish. The parish contains places of worship for General Baptists, and Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists.[1]

Additional information:

Hucknall ( known in older records as Hucknall Torkard from 1295-1915) is a town north east of Nottingham City Centre, which contains in its Ancient Parish Church, St Mary Magdalene in the Market Place the family vault of Lord Byron. The church is also known locally as St James. Further churches were formed from the Ancient Parish:

The church of St Mary Magdalene dates from the 12th century and has been designated a grade II* listed building by English Heritage British listed building

The colliery town of Hucknall was also home to RAF Hucknall and the development of Rolls Royce engine testing.

See also Hucknall WikipediaRAF Hucknall Wikipedia

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.

This area was from 1837 part of the Basford registration district

Church records[edit | edit source]

Hucknall Torkard parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
FMP = Nottinghamshire Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC = Nottinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1837 (Ancestry) - ($)
TGEN = Nottinghamshire Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)[2]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Hucknall Torkard Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
FREG 1538-1900s
FMP 1538-1917
ANC 1538-1837








FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Nottinghamshire Archives.

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.

See Nottinghamshire Census

Military[edit | edit source]

Out of the Past. Hucknall Contributions for the Defence of Old England in 1798.  Article is a transcription of people who contributed, sometimes with the amount of money donated in April 1798.  The following transcription was taken from the South Nottinghamshire Echo Newspaper 9 March 1929.  Article in the Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine, vol. 117, pages 64-66, FHL Ref 942.52 D25n

Hucknall - Titchfield Park.  A transcription of the War Memorial 1914-1918.  War Memorial Ogle Street Co-op Employees who died 1914-1918, in the Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine, vol. 82 page19-21. FHL Ref 942.52 D25n

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Basford Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire

Bailey, Bryan.  Extracts From Hucknall Torkard Overseers of the Poor Accounts 1813-1823.  A list of people liable to serve as Overseers of the Poor - the list actually starts in 1782. The original list is avaliable at Nottinghamshire Archives Ref PR 9709/1 also in the Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine vol. 123, pages 31-32. FHL Ref. 942.52 D25n

Probate records
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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
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Hucknall Torkard in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 07 December 2013.
  2. Searching Parish Records online (Nottinghamshire) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist,, accessed 23 April 2019.