Whissendine is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutlandshire.

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1577
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stapleford, Leicestershire
  • Wymondham, Leicestershire
  • Pickwell, Leicestershire
  • Langham
  • Teigh
  • Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire
  • Cold Overton, Leicestershire
  • Ashwell

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHISSENDINE, a village and a parish in Oakham district, Rutland. The village stands 1¾ mile SSW of a station of its own name on the Syston and Peterborough railway, and 4¼ NNW of Oakham; was known, in the Norman times, as Wichingedine; is a scattered place; and has a post-office under Oakham. The parish comprises 3,870 acres. Real property, £6,948. Pop. in 1851, 795; in 1861, 693. Houses, 175. The manor belonged to Waltheof, the nephew of William the Conqueror; passed to the Wakes, the Hollands, the Greys, and others; and belongs now to E. S. Kennedy, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £177. Patron, E. S. Kennedy, Esq. The church is ancient. There are two Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £24.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WHISSENDINE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Alstoe, county of Rutland, 4½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Oakham; containing 831 inhabitants. It comprises about 4230 acres: the surface is pleasingly diversified with hill and dale; the soil is fertile. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £7. 1.; net income, £155; patron, the Earl of Harborough; impropriator, W. Bissill, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1762.

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

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

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

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

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)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


Vision of Britain historical maps


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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