Gamston, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

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

Gamston, Nottinghamshire
Gamston(near Retford) St Peter Nottinghamshire.jpg
Gamston(near Retford) St Peter Nottinghamshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bassetlaw
County Nottinghamshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Basford; East Retford
Registration District East Retford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1544
Bishop's Transcripts: 1626
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Retford
Diocese Lincoln
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Nottinghamshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

GAMSTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of East Retford, South-Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 3½ miles (S.) from East Retford. There is a place of worship for Baptists.[1]

Additional information:

Gamston St Peter is an Ancient parish; the church was restored in 1855 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Southwell and Nottingham Church history project are researching this church and history Gamston St Peter

The church of Gamston St Peter has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building
This parish should not be confused with Gamston near West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire Genealogy

Gamston Bassetlaw Wikipedia

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.

From 1837 this parish was within East Retford registration district
Certificates may be obtained for post 1837 events :
The Register Office
County Council Offices
Chancery Lane
DN22 6DG
Phone:01777 708631
Fax:01777 860667

Church records[edit | edit source]

Gamston, Nottinghamshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = Nottinghamshire Parish Records (findmypast) - (£)[2]
Gamston, Nottinghamshire Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

Gamston (Retford) St Peter

Deposited records at Nottinghamshire Archives Baptisms 1602-1931Marriages 1545-1878 Burials 1544-1901 Bishop's Transcripts 1601-1843
Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
NG2 7QP telephone: 08449 808080 online

Do not confuse with West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire Genealogy Gamston St Luke

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Gamston

Gamston, St. Peter's.  A transcription of Memorial Inscriptions dated from 1801, both inside and outside the church, giving surname, given name, date of death, age. Article in the Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine, vol. 59, pages 22-25, Family History Library Ref. 942.52 D25n

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.

Nottinghamshire Census

1821 Census -Gamston. Census of Gamston taken on 28 May 1821, showing given name, and surname head of household, and number of males, and females in each household, including ages. This was done for taking ac account of the population of Great Britian. Taken from Nottinghamshire Archives Ref PR 20,745/1-2, transcription in Nottinghamshire Family History Soc. Magazine, vol. 95, page 34-35, FHL Ref 942.52 D25n

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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 Unions[edit | edit source]

East Retford Poor Law Union,Nottinghamshire

Probate records
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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 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]

Gamstone in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 07 December 2013.
  2. 'Nottinghamshire marriages 1528-1929,' findmypast, accessed 21 January 2015.