East Norton, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Guide to East Norton, Leicestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

East Norton, Leicestershire
All Saints East Norton Leicestershire.jpg
All Saints East Norton, Leicestershire
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Goscote
County Leicestershire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Billesdon
Registration District Billesdon
Records begin
Parish registers: 1690; For more records see Tugby
Bishop's Transcripts: 1562
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Goscote
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester
Location of Archive
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

NORTON, EAST (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Billesdon, hundred of East Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester, 6 miles (W. by N.) from Uppingham. [1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Norton like this:
NORTON (East), a village and a parochial chapelry in Billesdon district, Leicester. The village stands in Eye brook valley, 2½ miles W of the boundary with Leicester, 5½ W of Uppingham, and 6 N of Medbourne-Bridge r. station. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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]

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]

Billesdon Poor Law Union, Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire 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), pp. 442-446. Date accessed: 06 September 2012.