Wilford, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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

Wilford, Nottinghamshire
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Wilford St Wilfred Nottinghamshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Rushcliffe
County Nottinghamshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Basford
Registration District Basford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1621
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
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]

WILFORD, or Wilfrids Ford (St. Wilfrid), a parish, in the union of Basford, N. division of the wapentake of Rushcliffe, S. division of the county of Nottingham, 1½ mile (S. W.) from Nottingham. There is a place of worship for dissenters attached to Wilford House. [1]

Wilford (known locally as South Wilford) St Wilfrid is an Ancient Parish on the outskirts of Central Nottingham. The former village of Wilford became absorbed into the city long ago.

The Parish Church of St Wilfrid has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See also Wilford Wikipedia and Church website

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

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Wilford Hill Cemetery.  Memorials to those who lost their lives in the bombing of Nottingham. 9 May 1941, and 11 May 1941.  An Alphabetical listing of surname, given name, and age.  Transcription is in the Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine, vol. 91, page 35, Family History Library Ref. 942.52 D25n

Church records[edit | edit source]

Wilford, 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 Wilford St Wilfrid Baptisms 1658-1957 Marriages 1657-1957 Burials 1657-1938 Bishop's Transcripts 1600-1853
Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
NG2 7QP telephone: 08449 808080 online

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Wilford

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 also Wilford Hill - Jewish dating from 1967, transcription of Memorial Inscriptions with some on a plaque, Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine vol.93 pages 52, Family History Library Ref. 942.52 D25n

North Wilford - St Faith's.  Parish and Congregation who gave their lives in both World Wars, an alphabetical listing, with initials of the given names. Article in Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine, vol 91, pages 43-44, FHL 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

Occupation[edit | edit source]

Transcribed by Bailey, Bryan, Certificates for Using Hair Powder Issued 1795-1978. For each Nottinghamshire Parish, gives the Cerificate no. date, surname, given name, and description. Article in the Nottinghamshire Family History Society Magazine, vol.127, page 1-38, Family History Library Ref. 942.52 D25n - the original is at Nottinghamshire Archives Ref QDT 1/1-4.

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]

Wilford in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 575-577.Date accessed: 21 October 2013.
  2. 'Nottinghamshire baptisms 1538-1980,' 'Nottinghamshire marriages 1528-1929,' findmypast, accessed 9 January 2015.
  3. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.