Market Overton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutlandshire.

Parish church: St. Peter and St. Paul

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1573
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1701

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OVERTON-MARKET, a village and a parish in Oakham district, Rutland. The village stands near the Oakham canal, ¾ of a mile SSE of the boundary with Leicester, 2½ NE of Ashwell r. station, and 5½ NNE of Oakham; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Oakham. The parish comprises 2,840 acres. Real property, £3,338. Pop. in 1851, 498; in 1861, 429. Houses, 92. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to J. M. Wingfield, Esq. The parish is a meet for the Cottesmore hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £500. Patron, J. M. Wingfield, Esq. The church is early English; was restored in 1861; and has a tower, with an old sundial, said to have been given by Sir Isaac Newton. There are a parochial school, and charities £13. The mother of Sir Isaac Newton lived some years in the village.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

OVERTON, MARKET (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Alstoe, county of Rutland, 6 miles (N. by E.) from Oakham; containing 503 inhabitants. It is intersected by the Oakham canal, and comprises 1778a. 2r. 34p. The surface is flat, with the exception of a hill in the western part overlooking the vale of Catmore; the soil is in some parts clayey, and in others light and strong. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14. 11. 3.; income, £507; patron, John Wingfield, Esq. The tithes were commuted in 1803 for land.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991

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England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

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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

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

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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

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

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

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

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