Billesdon, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Guide to Billesdon, Leicestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Billesdon, Leicestershire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Gartree
County Leicestershire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Billesdon
Registration District Billesdon
Records begin
Parish registers: 1599
Bishop's Transcripts: 1564
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Gartree
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester
Location of Archive
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BILLESDON, a township, a parish, a subdistrict, and a district in Leicestershire. The township lies 3½ miles NE of the Via Devana, 6 NE of Glen r. station, and 8½ E by S of Leicester. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans. [1]

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.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Billesdon, Leicestershire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

PC = Parish Chest - (£). Registers delivered by email.[2]
Billesdon, Leicestershire Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
PC 1599-1910
1599-1910
1599-1910

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120
E-mail: recordoffice@leics.gov.uk

Diocese of Leicester: Billesdon Bap 1599 - 1973 Marr 1599 - 1993 (Banns to 1957);1995 - 2005 Bur 1599 – 1890; 1979 - 1993


Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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[edit | edit source]

Billesdon Poor Law Union, Leicestershire Genealogy

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Date accessed: 29 July 2013.
  2. 'Leicestershire Parish Registers', Parish Chest, accessed 25 January 2014.