Humberstone, Leicestershire Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Humberstone St Mary is an Ancient parish.
HUMBERSTONE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Billesdon, hundred of East Goscote, N. divisionof the county of Leicester, 3 miles (E. N. E.) from Leicester; containing 462 inhabitants. The name has been variously spelt Humerstane and Hubstayn. The manor was granted by the Conqueror to Hugh de Grentemaisnel, and was held as part of the honour of Leicester, in 1474, by Sir William Haselrigge: part was also held by Leicester and Croxton Abbeys. In 1750the manor was purchased by the Pochin family. The parish is situated near the road from Leicester to Uppingham, and comprises by admeasurement 1500 acres,nearly equally divided between arable and pasture land.The village is pleasantly seated on a declivity north of a small rivulet. The living is a discharged vicarage,valued in the king's books at £8; net income, £200;patron, Halford Adcock, Esq.; impropriators, the family of Hartopp. The tithes were commuted for land and annual money payments, on the inclosure of the parish,in the 28th of George III., when a small allotment was also made for the benefit of the poor. The church is a neat structure, with a lofty tower crowned by a handsome spire, and contains portions in the early and later English styles. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 580-583. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51053 Date accessed: 19 May 2011.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Humberstone like this:
HUMBERSTONE, a village and a parish in Billesdon district, Leicestershire. The village stands near the Midland railway, 2½ miles ENE of Leicester; and has a post office under Leicester.—The parish comprises 2, 630 acres. Real property, £4, 782. Pop., 515. Houses, 110. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W.A. Pochin, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £200. * Patron, the Rev.E. Waller. The church is old, was recent1y restored. has a tower and spire, and contains an old altartomb. There are two Methodist chapels, and charities £10.
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]
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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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