Goadby, Leicestershire Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Goadby was formed as a chapelry of Billesdon, Leicestershire Genealogy Ancient Parish.
GOADBY, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Billesdon, hundred of Gartree, S. division of the county of Leicester, 8 miles (N. by E.) from Market Harborough; containing 122 inhabitants. It lies to the south of the Uppingham and Leicester road, and comprises an area of 944a. 3r. of land, mostly in pasturage; the soil is a red marl, and the surface hilly. The manor belongs to Joseph Sebley, Esq., but the principal part of the soil to Lord Berners, Sir Arthur Grey Hazlerigg, Bart., and John Dunmore, Esq.: Mrs. Elizabeth Dunmore has a neat residence here. The chapel, which is subordinate to the living of Billesdon, is a small edifice of ancient date, without a tower. The township appears to have been formerly called Goltebi, and sometimes Gundeby.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 301-312. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50983 Date accessed: 19 May 2011.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Goadby like this:
GOADBY, a chapelry in Billesdon parish, Leicester; near a branch of the river Welland, 5½ miles N by W of Medbourne - Bridge r. station, and 8 NNE of Market-Harborough. Post - town, Billesdon, under Leicester. Real property, £1, 860. Pop., 134. Houses, 28. The manor belongs to Lord Berners. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Billesdon, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church was restored in 1854.
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
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Diocese of Leicester: Goadby Bap 1745 - 1812; 1813 - 1999 Marr 1745 – 2000 (Banns to 2007) Bur 1745 - 1997
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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.
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