Ryhall is an Ancient Parish in the county of RutlandshireEssendine is a chapelry of Ryhall.

Alternative names: Ryhall with Essendine, Ryehall

Other places included in the parish: Belmisthorpe, Blemisthorpe

Parish church: St. John the Evangelist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stamford All Saints with St Peter, Lincolnshire
  • Uffington, Lincolnshire
  • Careby with Holywell and Aunby, Lincolnshire
  • Stamford St George with St Paul, Lincolnshire
  • Great Casterton
  • Carlby, Lincolnshire
  • Little Casterton
  • Essendine

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RYHALL, a village and a parish in the district of Stamford and county of Rutland. The village stands on the river Gwash, ½ a mile N W of the Stamford and Lynn railway, and 2¾ NNE of Stamford; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Stamford. The parish contains also the hamlet of Belmisthorpe, and comprises 2,070 acres. Real property, £4,118. Pop. in 1851, 1,075; in 1861, 847. Houses, 169. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to Harding the Saxon; passed to Earl Siward, the Spencers, the Greys, and others; and belongs now to the Marquis of Exeter. The living is a vicarage, united with Essendine, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £280. Patron, the Marquis of Exeter. The church is of the time of Henry IV.; was restored in 1857; and has a tower and spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £15.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

RYEHALL (St. John the Evangelist), a parish, in the union of Stamford, hundred of East, county of Rutland, 2½ miles (N. by E.) from Stamford; containing, with the chapelry of Essendine, and the hamlet of Belmisthorpe, 830 inhabitants. The parish comprises about 2580 acres. The soil is various; the surface is partly hilly, and the lower grounds are watered by a rivulet which sometimes overflows. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £13. 17.; net income, £295; patron and impropriator, the Marquess of Exeter: the glebe comprises 164 acres. The church is chiefly in the later English style, with a tower and spire of earlier date; in the chancel are two sedilia of stone. There is a chapel of ease at Essendine.

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 

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

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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

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

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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: 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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