Evington, Leicestershire Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
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EVINGTON (St. Denis), a parish, in the union of Billesdon, hundred of Gartree, S. division of the county of Leicester, 2½ miles (E. S. E.) from Leicester; containing 285 inhabitants. It is situated at a short distance from the road between Leicester and Uppingham, and comprises 2400 acres, arable and pasture, the latter of which preponderates; the surface is gently undulated. The Midland railway passes through the parish. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 16. 8.; net income, £80; patron,the Bishop of Lincoln. The church, which is very ancient, is in the early English style. There are a place of worship for dissenters, and a parochial school.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 191-195. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50952 Date accessed: 19 May 2011.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Evington like this:
EVINGTON, a parish in Billesdon district, Leicestershire; near the Midland railway, 3 miles ESE of Leicester. Post town, Thurnby, under Leicester. Acres, 1, 360. Real property, £4, 578. Pop., 275. Houses, 65. The property is divided among a few. Evington Hall is the seat of the Colmans. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £80.* Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church is good; and there are a Calvinistic chapel and a free school.
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
Diocese of Leicester: Evington Bap 1601 - 1961 Marr 1601 - 2007 (Banns to1987) Bur 1601 - 1990
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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 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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