Essendine is a chapelry of Ryhall Ancient Parish in Rutlandshire.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1597 see also Ryhall
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Uffington, Lincolnshire
  • Carlby, Lincolnshire
  • Ryhall
  • Braceborough, Lincolnshire
  • Greatford, Lincolnshire

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ESSENDINE, a chapelry in Ryhall parish, Rutland; contiguous to Lincoln, and on the Great Northern railway, 4¼ miles NNE of Stamford. It has a station, with telegraph, on the railway; and two branch lines strike off hence to respectively Stamford and Bourn. Post town, Ryhall, under Stamford. Acres, 1,526. Real property, £1,770. Pop., 193. Houses, 34. The manor belonged, at Domesday, to the bishops of Lincoln; and had a castle. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Ryhall, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is chiefly early English, but has a very early Norman doorway.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ESSENDINE, a chapelry, in the parish of Ryhall, union of Stamford, hundred of East, county of Rutland, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Stamford; containing 152 inhabitants. It is on the road from Stamford to Bourn, and comprises 1487a. 2r. 32p. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, is very ancient, with a curious Saxon arched doorway.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991

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England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

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

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