Beckingham, Nottinghamshire Family History Guide

Beckingham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1615
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1634

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Clayworth
  • Saundby
  • Gringley on the Hill
  • Walkeringham
  • Gainsborough All Saints

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BECKINGHAM (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Gainsborough, North-Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 3¼ miles (W. by N.) from Gainsborough; containing 491 inhabitants. It comprises 2412 acres; the road from Gainsborough to Bawtry passes through the village, and the navigable river Trent runs along the border of the parish. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Southwell, valued in the king’s books at £6. 15. 3.; net income, £110. The tithes were commuted for land in 1779; the glebe consists of 60 acres. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a school, endowed with about £15 per annum, is conducted on the national plan. Dr. William Howell, the historian, was born here.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Beckingham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts of Beckingham, 1634-1865. Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beckingham (Nottinghamshire)

England, Nottinghamshire, Beckingham All Saints parish records, 1656-1916 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beckingham (Nottinghamshire); Nottinghamshire Archives Office

Marriages at Beckingham, 16[15]?-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beckingham (Nottinghamshire)

Parish chest material, 1743-1932 Author: Beckingham (Nottinghamshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Beckingham (Nottinghamshire)

Seventeenth century parish register transcripts belonging to the peculiar of Southwell Author: Blagg, Thomas Matthews; Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire

Seventeenth century parish register transcripts belonging to the peculiar of Southwell Author: Blagg, Thomas Matthews; Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire

Parish register printouts of Beckingham, Nottingham, England, christenings, 1755-1865 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Land and property

Parish chest material, 1743-1932 Author: Beckingham (Nottinghamshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Beckingham (Nottinghamshire)

Public Records

Parish chest material, 1743-1932 Author: Beckingham (Nottinghamshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Beckingham (Nottinghamshire)

Administration

  • County: Nottinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Gainsborough
  • Probate Court: Pre-1800 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York, Post-1799 - Court of the Manor of Gringley-on-the-Hill or Bawtry
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Southwell
  • Poor Law Union: Gainsborough
  • Hundred: Bassetlaw
  • Province: York