Rutland, England Genealogy

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Rutland, or Rutlandshire, is an inland county, the smallest in England.

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Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Rutland.

Rutland no longer exists as an administrative district since 1974. It used to be the smallest county in England in terms of geographical size.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Rutland was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Rutland and the parishes covered by each.  Read more about England Civil Registration.


See the parishes of Rutland.


Before 1858, every town and parish in Rutland was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Rutland towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Rutland Probate Jurisdictions.


To view a list of web sites and/or web pages for Rutland and many of its parishes, visit