Great Glenn, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

Glen Magna (or Great Glen) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Leicestershire. Stretton Magna, Leicestershire was formed as a chapelry of Glen Magna.

GLEN MAGNA (St. Cuthbert), a parish, in the union of Billesdon, hundred of Gartree, S. division of the county of Leicester, 6 miles (S. E.) from Leicester; containing, with the chapelry of Stretton Magna,833 inhabitants, a few of whom are employed in the manufacture of stockings. The Leicester Union canal passes through the parish. The living is a vicarage,valued in the king's books at £12. 14. 2.; net income,£217; patron and impropriator, Sir G. Robinson, Bart.The sum of £30 per annum, arising from lands originally bequeathed by William Hobson, and exchanged for others under an inclosure act in 1760, is applied to the relief of the poor and to parochial uses.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 298-301. URL: Date accessed: 19 May 2011.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Glen like this:

GLENN MAGNA, Glen Magna, or Great Glenn, a village, a township, and a parish in Billesdon district, Leicestershire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Soar, near the Leicester and Market-Harborough railway, the Union canal, and the Via Devana, 6 miles SE of Leicester; and has a station, of the name of Glen, on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Great Glenn, under Leicester.-The township includes the village, and extends beyond it. Real property, £4, 855. Pop., 785. Houses, 185.—The parish contains also the township of Great Stretton. Acres, 2, 510. Real property, £6, 290. Pop., 827. Houses, 192. The property is divided among a few. Many of the inhabitants are employed in frame-work knitting. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Great Stretton, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £217. Patron, Sir G. Robinson, Bart. The church is commodious; consists of nave, chancel, and N aisle, with embattled tower; and is good. There are a public school, a Wesleyan chapel, a chapel of ease, and charities £34.

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: Great Glen Bap 1687 - 1962 Marr 1687 – 1984 (Banns to 1946) Bur 1687 - 1921

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Census records[edit | edit source]

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Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Billesdon Poor Law Union, Leicestershire

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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