East Norton, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

East Norton All Saints was formed as a chapelry of Tugby, Leicestershire Genealogy Ancient Parish.

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; containing 137 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the road from Leicester to Stamford, comprises 1062a. 1r. 30p. of land, inclosed in the year 1651, and in profitable cultivation; the surface is varied, and the scenery generally pleasing. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Tugby: the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £7. 2., and the vicarialfor £147. 8.; the glebe comprises 6 acres. The church is ancient. At the inclosure, 12 acres were allotted to the poor, who have also some small bequests.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 442-446. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51186 Date accessed: 19 May 2011.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's 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; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a police station and an inn. The chapelry comprises 1, 390 acres. Post-town, Tugby, under Leicester. Real property, £2, 230. Pop., 139. Houses, 26. The manor belongs to T. Chamberlayne, Esq. The living is a p.curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Tugby, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is early English; was restored and enlarged in 1850; and has a small tower, with short octagonal spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and charities £17.

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]

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120
E-mail: recordoffice@leics.gov.uk

Diocese of Leicester: East Norton Bap 1690 - 1812 Marr 1690 - 1840 Bur 1690 - 1812

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Census records[edit | edit source]

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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]

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Web sites[edit | edit source]

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