Wakerley, Northamptonshire Genealogy

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

Former St John the Baptist Wakerley Northamptonshire.jpg
Wakerley, Northamptonshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Corby
County Northamptonshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Uppingham
Registration District Uppingham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1540
Bishop's Transcripts: 1707
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Weldon
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Northamptonshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WAKERLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Corby, N. division of the county of Northampton, 6¾ miles (E.) from Uppingham. [1]

Additional informaiton:

Wakereley St John the Baptist is a former Ancient Parish church now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The church was declared redundant on 3 March 1972, and was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust on 6 September 1974. Recent burials have taken place in the churchyard.

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]

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

AC BTs = Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms (Ancestry) - £[2][3]
AC PRs = Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms (Ancestry) - £[2][3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
Wakerley, Northamptonshire Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC BTs 1813-1867 1813-1867 1813-1867 1813-1867
AC PRs 1813-1905 1813-1905
FREG 1540-1729 1548-1729 1541-1729

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]

Uppingham Poor Law Union, Rutland 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 Northamptonshire 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: 26 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912', Ancestry, accessed 5 March 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Northamptonshire, England, Burials, 1813-1912', Ancestry, accessed 5 March 2015.
  4. 'Northamptonshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 29 November 2014.

Churches Conservation Trust http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/Church-of-St-John-the-Baptist-Wakerley-Northamptonshire/