Hathern, Leicestershire Genealogy

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

Hathern, Leicestershire
St Peter & St Paul Hathern Leicestershire.jpg
St Peter & St Paul Hathern Leicestershire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Goscote
County Leicestershire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Loughborough
Registration District Loughborough
Records begin
Parish registers: 1563
Bishop's Transcripts: 1563
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Akeley
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]

HATHERN (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Loughborough, hundred of West Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester, 3 miles (N. W.) from Loughborough.[1]

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

HATHERN, a parish in Loughborough district, Leicester; adjacent to the Midland rai1way and the boundary with Notts, and near the river Soar, 3 miles NW of Longhborough. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists.

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]

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

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


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
PC 1563-1896

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: Hathern Bap 1563; 1573 - 1971 Mar 1563;1573 - 1776; 1802 – 1984 (banns to 1971) Bur 1570 - 1582;1594;1599 - 1936; 1950 - 1960
The following Non-Conformist registers are also deposited at the Leicester and Rutland record office:

Hathern (Shepshed) Roman Catholic Births 1862-1882
Hathern Wesleyan Methodist (circuit) Baptisms 1853-1876 reference N/M/207/182

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]

Loughborough 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. Lewis, Samuel A., [A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)], pp. 435-441. Date accessed: 17 August 2012.
  2. 'Leicestershire Parish Registers', Parish Chest, accessed 27 January 2014.