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Martinsthorpe, Rutland Genealogy

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Guide to Martinsthorpe, Rutland ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Martinsthorpe, Rutland
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Martinsley
County Rutland
Poor Law Union Oakham
Registration District Oakham
Records begin
Parish registers: None
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rutland
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Rutland Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

MARTINSTHORPE (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Martinsley, county of Rutland, 3½ miles N from the town of Uppingham. [1]

MARTINSTHORPE, a parish in Oakham district, Rutland; 1¼ mile NW of Manton railway station, and 3 S by E of Oakham.[2]

Additional information:

It is located about four miles south of Oakham near the village of Manton. It is the only parish in Rutland to have a population of zero. It is one of only eight parishes in England with nil population.

One uninhabited building remains on the ridge. Originally this was part of the outbuildings of Martinsthorpe Hall, a seat of the Earls of Nottingham.

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]

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

FS PRs = England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Rutland Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812 (Ancestry) - ($) (includes Rutland)
ANC 2 = Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($) (includes Rutland)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Martinsthorpe Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-1991
1538-1991
1538-1991
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP 1538-1916
1538-1931
1538-1991
ANC 1 1532-1812
1532-1812
1532-1812
ANC 2 1813-1912
1754-1912
1813-1912
BOYD

1538-1850


IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and the Northamptonshire Record Office.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


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 Rutland 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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 05 December 2013.
  2. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72. Adapted. Date accessed: 05 December 2013.
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk