Burley, Rutland Genealogy

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Guide to Burley, Rutland ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Burley, Rutland
Holy+Cross Burley+on+the+Hill Rutland.jpg
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Alstoe
County Rutland, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Oakham
Registration District Oakham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1577
Bishop's Transcripts: 1701
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rutland
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BURLEY (Holy Cross), a parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Alstoe, county of Rutland, 2 miles NE by N from Oakham.[1]

Additional information:

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

BURLEY, or Burley-on-the-Hill, a parish in Oakham district, Rutland; in the vale of Catmose, 2 miles NE of Oakham railway station.

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

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]

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

AC BTs = Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms (Ancestry) - £[3][4]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
Burley Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC BTs 1813-1866 1813-1866 1813-1866 1813-1866
IGI 1707-1812 1707-1812

Deposited parish registers are found at the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office. Deposited bishop's transcripts are held at the Northamptonshire Record Office.

Diocese of Peterborough: Burley Baptisms 1577 - 1983; Marriages 1582 – 1981 (Banns to 1980); Burials 1574 - 1996

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]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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[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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 04 December 2013.
  2. A History of the County of Rutland, Volume 2 (1935). A History of the County of Rutland. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 May 2013.
  3. 'Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912', Ancestry, accessed 5 March 2015.
  4. 'Northamptonshire, England, Burials, 1813-1912', Ancestry, accessed 5 March 2015.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Rutland, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 21 April 2014.