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

Attenborough, Nottinghamshire
Attenborough St+Mary Nottinghamshire.jpg
Attenborough St+Mary Nottinghamshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Broxtow
County Nottinghamshire
Poor Law Union Shardlow
Registration District Shardlow
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1601
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Nottingham
Diocese Lincoln
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Nottinghamshire Record Office

Parish HistoryEdit

ATTENBOROUGH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Shardlow, S. division of the wapentake of Broxtow, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 6 miles (S. W.) from Nottingham; containing, with the township of Toton and the hamlet of Chilwell.[1]

Additional information:

Attenborough St Mary the Virgin is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire. Bramcote, Nottinghamshire is a chapelry of Attenborough. Other places in the parish include: Toton and Chilwell.

Southwell and Nottingham Church History project have researched the history of the church and parish Attenborough St Mary the Virgin

The church of St Mary the Virgin has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See also Attenborough Wikipedia


Civil RegistrationEdit

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 recordsEdit

Attenborough, 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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Attenborough St Mary

Deposited records at Nottinghamshire Archives Baptisms 1559-1901 Marriages 1560-1907 Burials 1559-1901 Bishop’s Transcripts 1601-1852
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 Attenborough

Attenborough St. Mary.  A transcription of Memorial Inscriptions dated from 1722, giving surname, given name, date of death, age.  Article in the Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine, vol. 59, pages 1-10,   Family History Library Ref. 942.52 D25n

Census recordsEdit

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


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 UnionsEdit

Shardlow Poor Law Union, Derbyshire

Probate recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


Attenborough in Attenborough


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 06 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.