Laxton, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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


Laxton, Nottinghamshire
Laxton St+Michael Nottinghamshire.JPG
Laxton St+Michael Nottinghamshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bassetlaw
County Nottinghamshire
Poor Law Union Southwell
Registration District Southwell
Records begin
Parish registers: 1563
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Newark
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]

LAXTON, or Lexington (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Southwell, South Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 2¾ miles (S. S. W.) from Tuxford; containing, with the hamlet of Moorhouse. At Moorhouse is a chapel of ease. There is a place of worship for Independents. William Chappell.[1]

Additional information:

Laxton St Michael is an Ancient Parish which included Moorhouse; the civil parish is Laxton with Moorhouse in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire.Laxton Wikipedia

The parish church of St Michael High Street Edwinstowe has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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Non-Conformists (All other Religions)

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]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Laxton Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Nottinghamshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Parish Registers - FamilySearch Catalog
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past Parish Registers-Nottinghamshire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Banns-Nottinghamshire ($)
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1600s-1800s
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Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Nottinghamshire ($)
1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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Ancestry-Nottinghamshire, England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death ($)
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1800s-2000s
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1800s-2000s
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1800s-2000s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

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

1811 Census - Laxton. Census of Laxton taken on 10 March 1811, showing given name, and surname head of household, and number of males, and females in each household. This was done for taking an account of the population of Great Britian. Taken from Nottinghamshire Archives Ref PR 4796/1, transcription in Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine, vol. 95, page 16-17, FHL Ref 942.52 D25n. Also 1821 Census, includes number of children, Nottinghamshire Archives Ref PR4142, Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine vol. 95 pages 38-40, FHL Ref 942.52 D25n

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Southwell Poor Law Union,Nottinghamshire

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]

Laxton (Lexington and Lessington) in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 07 December 2013.