Belton (near Grantham), Lincolnshire Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
The Ancient Parish church of St. Peter and St.Paul was first recorded in the Domesday Book and notable for Norman, late Medieval, Georgian and Victorian alterations and additions.
In May 1643 Parliamentary cavalry, under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell, clashed with Royalist forces on land between Belton and Syston, to the north of where Belton Woods hotel now stands. The Belton church register records "May 1643, buried three unknown soldiers, slain in Belton fight"
The church lies in the grounds of Belton Hall a Grade 1 listed building now a National Trust property which dates from 1686.
Belton near Grantham should not be confused with Belton (near Epworth), Lincolnshire Genealogy in the same county and Diocese.
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]
Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives,
St Rumbold Street
Enquiries: email@example.com The website enables you to view a PDF file for all records held for each parish as part of continuing effforts to provide an online catalogue.
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Census records[edit | edit source]
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Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lincolnshire 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]
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Web sites[edit | edit source]
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