Bingham, Nottinghamshire Family History Guide

Bingham is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Newton.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Christians, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Scarrington
  • Car Colston
  • Whatton
  • Tythby with Cropwell Butler
  • Shelford
  • Wiverton Hall
  • East Bridgford

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BINGHAM, a small town, a parish, a subdistrict, a district, and a wapentake in Notts. The town stands near the Fossé way, on the Nottingham and Grantham railway, in the vale of Belvoir, 9 miles E of Nottingham. It consists chiefly of two streets, parallel to each other; and is well built It has a post office under Nottingham, a railway station, two chief inns, a church, two dissenting chapels, a free school, and a workhouse; and is a seat of petty sessions and a polling-place. The church is early and decorated English, large, and cruciform; has a square tower, highly sculptured, and a lofty spire; contains a monument to White, the first editor of the “Ephemeris;” and was anciently connected with a small college or guild. A weekly market is held on Thursday; and fairs on the Tuesday and Wednesday before 13 Feb., on Whit-Thursday, and on 8 and 9 Nov. The parish is stated in the Census to include likewise part of the hamlet of Newton. Acres, 3,054. Real property, £9,609. Pop., 1,918. Houses, 416. The property is not much divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £1,503. Patron, the Earl of Chesterfield. Archbishop Abbot and Bishops Hanmer and Wren were for some time rectors; and Archbishop Cranmer, the astronomer White, Colonel Hutchinson, and Lord Howe were natives of the parish or of its Vicinity.

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 Bingham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptisms, 1807-1837 Author: Wesleyan Church (Bingham, England)

Bishop’s transcripts for Bingham, 1608-1865 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bingham (Nottinghamshire)

Church records, 1843-1898 Author: Bingham Circuit (Nottinghamshire : Wesleyan Methodist)

England, Nottinghamshire, Bingham, St. Mary and All Saints parish registers, 1598-1958 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bingham (Nottinghamshire); Nottinghamshire Archives Office

Marriages at Bingham, 1598-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bingham (Nottinghamshire)

Non-register materials, 1797-1913 Author: Bingham Circuit (Nottinghamshire : Methodist)

Parish chest material for Bingham, 1622-1861 Author: Bingham (Nottinghamshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Bingham (Nottinghamshire)

Parish register printouts of Bingham, Nottingham, England (Wesleyan Methodist) ; christenings, 1807, 1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Bingham, Nottingham, England ; christenings, 1821-1845 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Court records

Family allowance account books for militia, 1795-1813 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Nottinghamshire)

History

Bingham in the past : aspects of the history of a small Nottinghamshire town Author: Foster, Elizabeth

Victorian Bingham : a cameo of life in a small Nottinghamshire town, 1837-1901 Author: Henstock, Valerie

Land and property

Parish chest material for Bingham, 1622-1861 Author: Bingham (Nottinghamshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Bingham (Nottinghamshire)

Military records

Family allowance account books for militia, 1795-1813 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Nottinghamshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Family allowance account books for militia, 1795-1813 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Nottinghamshire)

Statistics

Bingham in the past : aspects of the history of a small Nottinghamshire town Author: Foster, Elizabeth

Taxation

Parish chest material for Bingham, 1622-1861 Author: Bingham (Nottinghamshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Bingham (Nottinghamshire)

Maps

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

Administration

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