Beeston, Nottinghamshire Family History Guide

Beeston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Beeston Ryelands.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: General Baptist, Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BEESTON (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Basford, S. division of the wapentake of Broxtow, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 3¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Nottingham; containing, with the hamlet of Beeston-Ryelands, 2807 inhabitants. It is bounded on the south-east by the river Trent, and comprises about 1500 acres, the soil of which is light, and lies on gravel. The inhabitants are principally employed in the manufacture of hosiery and lace, and a large silk-mill has recently been erected. A diversion from the Trent, called the Beeston Cut, conveys the Trent Navigation from Beeston to Nottingham, joining the Nottingham canal at Lenton; and the Midland railway runs through the parish, and has a station here. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £4. 15.; net income, £257; patron, the Duke of Devonshire; impropriators, Lord Middleton, and Peter Broughton, Esq.: the tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1806. The church, which is very handsome, was built in 1843-4, with the exception of the chancel, and has a nave and north and south aisles, and a tower; it is in the Tudor style, has accommodation for 800 persons, and cost about £3500. There are capacious national schools, with a residence for the master; and an infants’ school. Considerable portions of a Roman road uniting with the “old Coventry road” in the adjoining parish of Attenborough, and the remains of an ancient building, are discernible. There are some wells in the village, the water of which is slightly chalybeate.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Beeston, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptisms, 1829-1837 Author: Wesleyan Church (Beeston, Nottinghamshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Beeston, 1600-1844 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beeston (Nottingham)

Church records, 1837-1928 Author: Nottingham West Circuit (Nottinghamshire : Methodist)

England, Nottinghamshire, Beeston, St. John the Baptist parish registers, 1558-1936 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beeston (Nottingham); Nottinghamshire Archives Office

Marriages at Beeston 1558-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beeston (Nottingham)

Methodist Circuit registers for Nottingham, 1895-1967

Parish chest material for Beeston, 1813-1880 Author: Beeston (Nottinghamshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Beeston (Nottingham)

Parish register printouts of Beeston and Bramcote, Nottingham, England (Wesleyan) ; christenings, 1828-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Beeston, Nottingham, England, christenings, 1813-1844 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest material for Beeston, 1813-1880 Author: Beeston (Nottinghamshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Beeston (Nottingham)

Public records

Parish chest material for Beeston, 1813-1880 Author: Beeston (Nottinghamshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Beeston (Nottingham)

Administration

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