Ayston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutland.

Parish church: St Mary the Virgin

Parish registers begin: 1656

Parishes adjacent to Ayston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Ayston, a parish in Uppingham district, Rutland: 1 mile NNW of Uppingham, and 3 miles SSW of Manton r. station. Post Town, Uppingham. Acres, 897. Real property, £1,745. Pop., 97. Houses, 21. Ayston House is the seat of G. Fludyer, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £183. Patron, G. Fludyer, Esq. The church is good.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Ayston, a parish in the hund. of Martinsley, union of Uppingham, county of Rutland, 1 mile north of Uppingham. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Northampton and dio. of Peterborough; rated at £8 7s. 8½d., and in the parliamentary returns at £120 8s. 1d.; gross income £192. Patron, in 1835, G. Hudyer. Pop., in 1801, 92; in 1831, 101. Houses 23. Acres 1,030. A.P. £1,161. Poor rates, in 1837. £74.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

AYSTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Martinsley, county of Rutland, 1 mile (N. W. by N.) from Uppingham; containing 88 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 870 acres, of which about one-quarter is arable, and the remainder pasture; the surface is undulated, and the soil partly a red loam, and partly a white clay. The village is situated a quarter of a mile from the road between Oakham and Uppingham. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £8. 7. 8½.; net income, £183; patron, George Fludyer, Esq. The tithes are commuted for a modus of 14d. per acre, and there are 70 acres of glebe, and a glebe-house. The church is a plain neat structure, in the pointed style, except the three arches that divide the north aisle from the body of the church, which are round.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census returns for Ayston, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Ayston, 1707-1872 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ayston (Rutlandshire)

England, Rutland, Ayston, church records, 1656-1998 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ayston (Rutlandshire); Leicestershire Record Office

Rutland parish registers Author: Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society

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  • County: Rutland
  • Civil Registration District: Uppingham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Rutland
  • Poor Law Union: Uppingham
  • Hundred: Martinsley
  • Province: Canterbury

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