Holt Genealogical Records

Holt Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

London Clandestine Marriages & Baptisms (1667-1754)

Registers of clandestine marriages and baptisms from the Fleet Prison, King's Bench Prison, the Mint and the May Fair Chapel. These events were recorded to avoid church regulations. Although the majority of records related to people in the London area, they cover people from throughout Britain and in some cases abroad.

Holt Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Leicester Archdeaconry Marriage Licences (1570-1729)

An index to marriage bonds and allegations issued by the Archdeaconry of Leicester. Contains the name of both parties (indexed by groom), their abodes and year of allegation.

Vicar General’s Office Marriage Licences (1600-1679)

Abstracts of marriage licences granted by the Vicar-General in London. These licences could be used to marry in any church in the Province of Canterbury.

Leicestershire Marriage Transcripts (1537-1939)

Transcripts of Anglican marriage registers from over 100 churches in Leicestershire.

UK Divorce Records (1858-1911)

Digital images of documents from civil divorce cases. The cases cover both the cause of the case and the outcome, such as division of property and visitation rights. These records also contain details of illegitimate children. Cases can be searched by a name index.

Holt Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

FreeBMD Deaths (1837-1964)

An index to deaths registered at the central authority for England and Wales. To 1866, only the locality the death was registered in was listed. Age was listed until 1969, when the deceased's date of birth was listed. Provides a reference to order a death certificate, which has further details.

British Army Death Index (1796-2005)

An index to deaths of British Army personal at home and abroad.

Death Notices from The Times (1982-1988)

An index to over 54,000 death notices and obituaries from The London Times.

Holt Church Records

Leicestershire & Rutland Churches (849-Present)

Profiles of parish churches in the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. Richly illustrated with professional-grade photographs.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Rutland Non-conformist Chapels & Meetings (1651-2009)

Brief profiles, including photographs, of non-conformist congregations in the county.

England Parish Registers (1914-2013)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at England. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

England Parish Registers (1538-1934)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though extremely useful to the present. Their records can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Holt Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

The Leicestershire Survey (1124-1129)

A survey of landowners in early 12th century Leicestershire.

The Rutland Hearth Tax (1665)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Rutland Lay Subsidy (1296)

A transcript detailing households taxed based on the value of their estate.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Holt Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Archdeaconry of Leicester Will & Admon Index (1660-1750)

A calendar to wills and admons granted by the Archdeaconry of Leicester. Contains year of the grant, name and residence.

Derbyshire Will Index (1858-1928)

An index to wills, proved by the Derby Probate Registry. Index includes name, residence and year of probate. Contains entries for Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and other counties.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Holt

Leicester Chronicle (1827-1900)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Leicester area.

Leicester Journal (1810-1881)

Local news; notices of births, marriages and deaths; business notices; details on the proceedings of public institutions; adverts and a rich tapestry of other local information from the Leicester district. Every line of text from the newspaper can be searched and images of the original pages viewed.

Stamford Mercury (1714-1895)

This fully searchable newspaper will provide a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Stamford district. Includes family announcements.

Leicestershire Mercury (1837-1864)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering regional news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Leicestershire area.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Holt Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Holt Cemeteries

Leicestershire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Leicestershire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Holt Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland (1941)

A directory of settlements in Leicestershire & Rutland detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland (1928)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire (1925)

A directory of settlements in Leicestershire detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland (1925)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland (1916)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Rutland Quarter Sessions Minute Book (1743-1777)

Un-indexed digital images of court records detailing the handling of criminal cases and administrative affairs for the county.

Oakham Union Minute Book (1864-1868)

Digital images of books recording the administration of poor in the Oakham Poor Law Union. Includes details of those incarcerated in the workhouse.

List of Parliamentary Electors for Rutland (1422-1483)

A list of electors in the county, forming a head count of the county's gentry.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Holt Taxation Records

The Rutland Hearth Tax (1665)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Rutland Lay Subsidy (1296)

A transcript detailing households taxed based on the value of their estate.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Holt Land & Property Records

The Leicestershire Survey (1124-1129)

A survey of landowners in early 12th century Leicestershire.

Rutland Domesday Records (1086)

An English translation of Rutland domesday records. This transcripts details the county's landowners in 1086.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Holt Occupation & Business Records

Northern Framland Carriers (1600-1877)

A short history of those who transported goods in part of Leicestershire.

Midlands Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the Midlands region of England.

Lost Pubs of Leicestershire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Lost Pubs of Rutland (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Holt School & Education Records

Rutland School Census (1818-1833)

Surveys of schools in the county, based on the accounts of Church of England clergy.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Holt

Victoria County History: Leicestershire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Victoria County History: Rutland (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

List of Parliamentary Electors for Rutland (1422-1483)

A list of electors in the county, forming a head count of the county's gentry.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Holt Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Leicestershire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Leicestershire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Leicestershire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Victoria County History: Rutland (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Holt Military Records

The Fifth of Leicestershire (1914-1919)

A history of the firth's WWI movements and campaigns.

Leicestershire War Memorials (1914-1945)

Profiles and photos of memorials in the county. Names from the monuments have been transcribed.

Leicestershire and Rutland Casualties (1914-1920)

Brief details of 13,680 of the counties' men who lost their lives in WWI.

Leicestershire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Leicestershire, with some service details.

Leicestershire WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Leicestershire, with some service details.

Holt Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Holt Histories & Books

Victoria County History: Leicestershire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Leicestershire & Rutland Churches (849-Present)

Profiles of parish churches in the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. Richly illustrated with professional-grade photographs.

Leicestershire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Leicestershire.

Leicestershire Agricultural Terms (1809)

A short dictionary of agricultural terms used in the counties of Leicester and Rutland.

Leicestershire Windmills (1998-Present)

An index of windmills in the county, with brief notes and some photographs.

Biographical Directories Covering Holt

Who's Who of Radical Leicester (1800-1990)

Biographies, including some portraits, of Leicestershire men and women who agitated for political reform.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Holt Maps

Maps of Leicestershire (1611-1900)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Ordnance Survey One-inch to the Mile Maps (1945-1947)

High-quality digital reproductions of maps plotting, settlements, roads, natural features and other features in England & Wales.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Holt Reference Works

Rutland Population (1795-2001)

Statistics and analysis of population volume and changes in the county.

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

Holt Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

At Holt, a hamlet attached to Medburn, and situate about one mile to the east, is the only water truly aluminous that Dr. Short could find in all his searches into the mineral waters of England. It was discovered in the year 1728, and is impregnated with a large proportion of calcareous nitre, a smaller of an acid austere salt resembling alum, with a fat clay or bole, a latent sulphur, and sometimes a little ochre. It has this peculiar excellency, that whilst it is a strong astringent, it is at the same time an evacuant and deobstruent, and not possessed of the evacuating qualities of alum, or of the sharper vitriols. Dr. Short affirms, that it has no parallel among our medicinal waters in haemorrhages of every kind. It prevails in relaxations in general, and is very useful in scrofulous cases. In digging up the hill in quest of the spring, in the clay through which the water is strained, great quantities of talc have been found, which being powdered and given in warm ale, have proved a sovereign remedy in obstinate fluxes. The earth about it abounds with nitre, and the greatest part of the hill, at or near the spring, is limestone or gritstone, besides a good deal of ironstone.

Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

HOLT (or Nevill-Holt) is a township, village and chapelry, in the old parish of Medbourne, 1 mile east from Medbourne station on the Peterborough and Leicester branch of the Great Northern and London and North Western joint railway, 91 from London, 17 south-east from Leicester, 7 north-east from Market Harborough and 6 south-west from Uppingham, in the Southern division of the county, Gartree hundred, East Norton petty sessional division, Uppingham union and county court district, rural deanery of Gartree (third portion), archdeaconry of Leicester and diocese of Peterborough. The chapel of St. Mary is a large cruciform building of stone, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch and an embattled western tower with lofty spire containing one small bell: the chancel retains Decorated piscinae and two sedilia: in the south side are two hagioscopes, but one of these has been built up: the stained east window is a memorial to Edward Cunard, d. 29 Aug. 1877: there is a mural tablet to Anne Nevill, ob. 21 Sept. 1644, and in, the south transept, separated from the rest of the church by an iron railing, is a plain tomb, erected by Sir Thomas Nevill knt. of this place, in 1633, in memory of his grandfather, Sir Thomas Nevill knt. who died 5 March, 1569, and was buried in the chancel; on either side of the inscription are the arms of the family; near this and built into; the wall is a marble monument, in the centre of which is a kneeling effigy of a lady, and on either side an angel supporting drapery which hangs from a canopy; the whole is crowned by the arms of the family and a human skull and at the base are two inscriptions, one a Thyming epitaph and the other to Jane, wife of Christopher Thursby esq. of Bocking, Essex, ob. 10 Oct. 1631, and her two sons, William and Nevill: there is also here a handsome marble tomb, with the recumbent effigy of a knight in complete armour, figures of children and a shield of arms, to Sir Thomas Nevill and his two wives, Jane, daughter of Toby Haughton esq. and Elizabeth, widow of Sir John Fern; he died 2 March, 1636, and is buried in the chancel; on the wall above are suspended two helmets and two old swords: in the transept is a tablet inscribed to Cosmos Henry Joseph Nevill esq. d. 20 Sept. 1763, and Lady Mary Lee, his wife, daughter of George Henry (Lee), Earl of Litchfield, d. 25 March, 1758; in the nave is a brass to Edward Cunard, 10th Royal Hussars, d. 29 Aug. 1877, erected by his brother officers: there is a beautiful carved oak pulpit: the chapel was restored in 1879, at a cost of £500, and affords 100 sittings. The registers are included in those of Medbourne. The living is a chapelry annexed to the rectory of Medbourne, in the gift of St. John’s College, Cambridge, and held since 1870 by the Rev. Chas. Fryer Eastburn M.A. and late fellow of that college, and rural dean, who resides at Medbourne. Iron and limestone have been found in this parish and neighbourhood. At Holt Spa are sulphur and iron springs within a few yards of each other, and at one time in high repute. Holt Hall, the seat of Sir Bache Cunard bart. J.P. the chief landowner, is a long low pile in various styles, the porch and oriel window being especially good examples of 15th century work: the extensive pleasure grounds afford some fine views. The soil is good loam; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and beans. The area is 1,177 acres; rateable value, £1,516; the population in 1891 was 41.

Bradley, where formerly stood a priory of Austin Canons, founded by R. Burnely, temp. King John, is now only the name of a site.

The children of this place attend the school at Medbourne.

Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland (1899)