West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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

West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
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West Bridgford St Giles Nottinghamshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bingham; Rushcliffe
County Nottinghamshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Basford
Registration District Basford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1603
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bingham
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]

BRIDGFORD, WEST (St. Giles), a parish, in the union of Basford, partly in the S. division of the wapentake of Bingham, but chiefly in the N. division of the wapentake of Rushcliffe, S. division of the county of Nottingham, 2 miles (S. S. E.) from Nottingham. At each of the hamlets of Basingfield and Gampston is a place called Chapel Yard, the supposed site of a chapel.[1]

Additional information:

West Bridgford St Giles is an Ancient parish which includes Gamsford and Bassingfield

The church of St Giles dates from the 13th century and was restored in 1872; designated as a grade II listed building by English Heritage  British listed bulding

Gamston St Luke was formed from this Ancient Parish and should not be confused with Gamston, Nottinghamshire Genealogy
West Bridgford Wikipedia

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.

This area was from 1837 part of the Basford registration district

Church records[edit | edit source]

West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = Nottinghamshire Parish Records (findmypast) - (£)[2]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[3]


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Deposited records at Nottinghamshire Archives West Bridgford St Giles Baptisms 1559-1944 Marriages 1559-1948 Burials 1559-1959 Bishop's Transcripts 1603-1842
Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
NG2 7QP telephone: 08449 808080 online

Gamston St Luke within this parish should not be confused with Gamston, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Bridgford, West

Nottingham, Wilford Hill Hebrew Congregation.  Memorial Inscriptions giving an alphabetical listing surname, given name, age, date of death, dating from 1850.  Some give year of birth. Trascription is in Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine, vol. 97, pages 17-34. FHL Ref 942.52 D25n

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.

See Nottinghamshire Census

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Bailey, Bryan.  Particulars and Rental of an Estate at West Bridgeford in the County of Nottingham the Property of John Musters Esqr 1800.  Alphabetical listing surname, given name, description of whethether house or land, quantity of land, and the annual Rent. Original Article held Nottinghamshire Archives Ref DD.TB 2/2/14, transcription in Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine, vol. 115, pages 74-75, FHL Ref 942.52 D25n

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Basford Poor Law Union, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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]

West Bridgeford (Bridgeford) in GENUKI: West Bridgford

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 10 December 2013.
  2. 'Nottinghamshire baptisms 1538-1980,' 'Nottinghamshire marriages 1528-1929,' 'Nottinghamshire burials 1539-1905,' findmypast, accessed 9 January 2015.
  3. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.