Babworth, Nottinghamshire Family History Guide

Babworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Ranby, Morton Grange, Little Morton, and Great Morton.

Alternative names:

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1622
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Eaton
  • Elksley
  • Blyth
  • Ordsall
  • West Retford
  • Sutton cum Lound
  • Worksop St Mary and St Cuthbert
  • Gamston

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BABWORTH (All Saints), a parish, in the union of East Retford, Hatfield division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 1¼ mile (W.) from East Retford; containing 577 inhabitants. It comprises 5882a. 3r. 38p., of which about 5028 acres are arable, 370 meadow and pasture, and 479 woodland; the surface is undulated, and the scenery enriched with wood. The Chesterfield canal bounds the parish on the north. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14. 19. 2., and in the gift of the Hon. J. B. Simpson: the tithes have been commuted for £815, and the glebe consists of 20 acres. The church is a small neat edifice in the later English style, with a square embattled tower crowned with pinnacles, and has been recently repewed and beautified. Lindley Simpson, Esq., in 1781, bequeathed the profits of a share in the Chesterfield canal for the support of a school, to which also the gentry of the neighbourhood contribute. A schoolroom was built in 1836, at the expense of J. Rogers, Esq., and has been licensed for the celebration of divine service.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Babworth, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts of Babworth, 1600-1848. Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babworth (Nottinghamshire)

Parish chest and poor law records for Babworth, 1767-1844 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babworth (Nottinghamshire)

Parish register printouts of Babworth, Nottingham, England ; christenings, 1758-1848 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Land and property

Parish chest and poor law records for Babworth, 1767-1844 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babworth (Nottinghamshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest and poor law records for Babworth, 1767-1844 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babworth (Nottinghamshire)

Taxation

Parish chest and poor law records for Babworth, 1767-1844 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babworth (Nottinghamshire)

Administration

  • County: Nottinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: East Retford
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Retford
  • Poor Law Union: East Retford
  • Hundred: Bassetlaw
  • Province: York