Dunham, Nottinghamshire Family History Guide

Dunham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Nottinghamshire. Ragnall and Darlton are chapelries of Dunham.

Alternative names: Dunham with Darlton and Ragnall

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1641

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ragnall
  • Newton on Trent, Lincolnshire
  • Laneham
  • Kettlethorpe with Laughterton and Fenton, Lincolnshire

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DUNHAM, a village and a parish in East Retford district, Notts. The village stands on the river Trent, 5 miles ENE of Tuxford r. station, and 10 SE of East Retford; was once a market-town; and has now a fair on 12 Aug., and a post office, of the name of Dunham-on-Trent, under Newark. The parish, jointly with Ragnall, comprises 2, 030 acres. Real property of Dunham only, £2, 570. Pop., 327. Houses, 73. The land lies low; and much of it is subject to inundation. A cast-iron bridge over the Trent here was erected in 1832 by Leather; and has four arches, each 118 feet in span, and a total length of 563 feet. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacies of Darlton and Ragnall, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £370. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church was restored in 1862. There is a chapel of ease at Darlton. There are also a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £7.

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 Dunham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts of Dunham, 1641-1836. Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunham (Nottinghamshire)

England, Nottinghamshire, Dunham-on-Trent, St. Oswald parish registers, 1654-1971 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunham (Nottinghamshire); Nottinghamshire Archives Office

Parish chest materials of Dunham, 1799-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunham (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 Dunham, Nottingham, England ; christenings, 1773-1836 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Dunham, Nottingham, England ; marriages, 1773-1836 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

History

History of Dunham-on-Trent with Ragnall, Darlton, Wimpton Kingshaugh, etc. : a record of nine hundred years Author: Chadwick, Howard; Dunham, Otis Emerson

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest materials of Dunham, 1799-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunham (Nottinghamshire)

Maps

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

Administration

  • County: Nottinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: East Retford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Southwell
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Southwell
  • Poor Law Union: East Retford
  • Hundred: Bassetlaw
  • Province: York