Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire Family History Guide

Bilsthorpe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1627

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kirklington
  • Eakring
  • Farnsfield
  • Rufford Abbey

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BILSTHORPE, a parish in Southwell district, Notts: in Sherwood forest, 5¾ miles NW of Southwell r. station. Post Town, Kirklington, under Southwell. Acres, 1,572. Real property, £1,703. Pop., 197. Houses, 44. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to G. de Gaunt; and passed to the Foljambes, the Broughtons, and others. The old manor-house stood near the church; and is said to have given shelter, for a short time, to Charles I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £360. Patron, the Earl of Scarborough. The church is small, and contains several interesting monuments.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Bilsthorpe, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Bilsthorpe, 1627-1853 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bilsthorpe (Nottinghamshire)

Marriages at Bilsthorpe, 1654-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bilsthorpe (Nottinghamshire)

Parish chest materials of Bilsthorpe, 1732-1894 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bilsthorpe (Nottinghamshire)

Parish register printouts of Bilsthorpe, Nottingham, England, christenings, 1753-1853 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Occupations

Parish chest materials of Bilsthorpe, 1732-1894 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bilsthorpe (Nottinghamshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest materials of Bilsthorpe, 1732-1894 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bilsthorpe (Nottinghamshire)

Maps

Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time

Administration

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