Packington Genealogical Records

Packington 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.

Derbyshire Baptisms (1538-1990)

A searchable database containing over 230,000 baptisms, providing proof of parentage, occupations and residence.

Derbyshire Registrar's Birth Index (1837-2008)

An index of Derbyshire births recording the sub-registration district the birth was registered in.

Derbyshire Bastardy Index (1718-1860)

A calendar to documents detailing the birth and administration of illegitimate children.

Derbyshire Workhouse Registers (1838-1868)

Extracts from the birth, discharge and death registers of Derbyshire workhouses.

Packington 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.

Derbyshire Marriages (1538-1993)

A searchable database containing over 115,000 marriages. They may provide proof of parentage, occupations and residence.

Derbyshire Registrar's Marriage Index (1837-2010)

An index of Derbyshire marriages recording the place of marriage, not just the registration district.

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.

Derbyshire Marriage Transcripts (1538-1837)

Transcriptions of 73 parish marriage registers. They list brides and grooms, their residence, marital status and occasionally other details.

Packington 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.

Derbyshire Burials (1566-1972)

A searchable database containing over 53,000 burials. They may provide age and residence.

Derbyshire Registrar's Death Index (1837-2009)

An index of Derbyshire deaths recording the sub-registration district the death was registered in.

Derbyshire Workhouse Registers (1838-1868)

Extracts from the birth, discharge and death registers of Derbyshire workhouses.

Derbyshire Parish Registers (1538-1910)

An index to 190,000 baptisms, marriages and burials recorded in some of Derbyshire's Anglican churches.

Packington Church Records

Derbyshire Church Histories (850-Present)

Histories of Anglican churches in the county of Derbyshire, illustrated with exquisite photographs. Maintained by the Diocese of Derby.

Lichfield Diocese Parish Clerk Nomiations (1691-1916)

An index to surviving nominations of parish clerks. The index may contain: parish, surname, forename, year, the reason for the appointment (e.g. death, ill-health, retirement or dismissal of predecessor), and occasionally further information, such as occupation or age.

Derbyshire Churches (900-Present)

Profiles of Derbyshire parish churches, including 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.

Derbyshire Parish Registers (1538-1910)

An index to 190,000 baptisms, marriages and burials recorded in some of Derbyshire's Anglican churches.

Packington 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.

Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessments (1662-1670)

Transcriptions of hearth tax records for the county of Derbyshire.

The Leicestershire Survey (1124-1129)

A survey of landowners in early 12th century Leicestershire.

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.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 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.

Packington 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.

Lichfield and Coventry Diocese Probate Index (1650-1760)

An index to wills, administrations and inventories proved by the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry. Copies of wills can be ordered or viewed at the record office in Lichfield.

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 Packington

Derby Daily Telegraph (1879-1950)

A local paper including news from the Derby area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

Nottingham Evening Post (1878-1944)

A local paper including news from the Nottingham area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

Lichfield Mercury (1877-1950)

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

Tamworth Herald (1870-1950)

A searchable newspaper providing a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Tamworth district. Includes obituaries and family announcements.

Leicester Chronicle (1813-1915)

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.

Packington 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.

Packington 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.

Packington Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1941)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1932)

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 Derbyshire (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 Derbyshire (1912-1941)

A collection of directories detailing the history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents of Derbyshire.

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1912)

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

Derbyshire Bastardy Index (1718-1860)

A calendar to documents detailing the birth and administration of illegitimate children.

Derbyshire Settlement Examinations (1704-1860)

A calendar to documents that granted a person settlement in a parish so long as they did not become a financial burden.

Derbyshire Removal Index (1687-1864)

A calendar to documents detailing the removal of a person or family from one parish to another.

Derbyshire Criminal Index (1634-1825)

A calendar to criminal cases in Derbyshire, such as from quarter sessions.

Rolls of the 1281 Derbyshire Eyre (1281)

Transcriptions of pleas brought before a court. They largely concern land disputes.

Packington Taxation Records

Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessments (1662-1670)

Transcriptions of hearth tax records for the county of Derbyshire.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

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.

Packington Land & Property Records

Derbyshire Domesday Records (1086)

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

The Leicestershire Survey (1124-1129)

A survey of landowners in early 12th century Leicestershire.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

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.

Packington Occupation & Business Records

Derbyshire Photographers (1844-1964)

An index to photographers and photographic studios operating in Derbyshire. Contains biographical information and examples of work.

Derbyshire Apprenticeship Index (1650-1869)

A calendar to documents recording the apprenticeship of children to masters. They often contain genealogical information.

Derbyshire Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of Derbyshire coal and metal mines.

Lost Pubs of Derbyshire (1750-Present)

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

Northern Framland Carriers (1600-1877)

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

Packington School & Education Records

Derbyshire Schools Registers (1870-1905)

Transcriptions of school registers, which may include date of birth, name of parent(s) or guardian(s), residence and other details.

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.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

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.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Packington

Victoria County History: Derbyshire (1086-1900)

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

Victoria County History: Leicestershire (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.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Packington Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Derbyshire (1086-1900)

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

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.

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.

Packington Military Records

Sherwood Foresters, Notts. and Derbyshire Regiments (1771-1936)

Articles relating to a Midlands infantry regiment and its predecessors

Derbyshire Militia - Army Enlistments (1813)

The names of Derbyshire militia-men who joined the regular Army in 1813.

Derbyshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

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

Derbyshire WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

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

The Fifth of Leicestershire (1914-1919)

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

Packington Immigration & Travel Records

Derbyshire Settlement Examinations (1704-1860)

A calendar to documents that granted a person settlement in a parish so long as they did not become a financial burden.

Derbyshire Removal Index (1687-1864)

A calendar to documents detailing the removal of a person or family from one parish to another.

Derbyshire-Australia Transportations (1784-1788)

A calendar to documents detailing the transportation of people from Derbyshire to Australia.

Derbyshire Transportation Index (1720-1772)

A calendar to records detailing the transportation of people from Derbyshire to parts of the British Empire.

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.

Packington Histories & Books

Notes & Queries for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire (1893-1898)

Selected issues of a periodical which contains many historical and genealogical tracts relating to the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Domesday Records (1086)

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

Victoria County History: Derbyshire (1086-1900)

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

Magna Britannia: Derbyshire (1066-1817)

A general and parochial history of the county, with sections for each parish.

Picture the Past (1485-Present)

A collection of over 100,000 images, such as portraits, postcards and photographs, largely covering the counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Biographical Directories Covering Packington

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.

Packington Maps

Maps of Derbyshire (1610-1900)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

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.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Parish Maps of Britain (1832)

Maps of parishes in England, Scotland and Wales. They are useful in determining which parish records may be relevant to your research.

Packington Reference Works

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.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Packington Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

PACKINGTON is a parish and large village, 1 ½ miles south from Ashby-de-la-Zouch station on the Midland railway, 17 north-west from Leicester, in the Southern division of the county, West Goscote hundred, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, western portion of the rural deanery of Akeley (western division), archdeaconry of Leicester and diocese of Peterborough. By a Local Government Order of March 25th, 1884, the portion of this parish in Derbyshire was amalgamated with the Leicestershire portion. The church of the Holy Rood is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, partly rebuilt at different times, and consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles and an embattled western tower, containing a clock and 5 bells, dated respectively 1695, 1793 and 1876: in 1894 a new organ was erected, at a cost of £200, and new choir stalls placed in the chancel: during the progress of these alterations a massive alabaster slab was discovered, inscribed to the Leeson family, with the dates 1581, 1586 and 1587, and also a mutilated brass, apparently representing a priest; these are now fixed to the north wail: there is a piscina in the south aisle: there are 300 sittings. The register of baptisms and marriages dates from 1683 and of burials from 1677; these records are in good condition, and there is a list of incumbents from the year 1220. The living is a vicarage, with the chapelry of Snibston, in Ravenstone parish, annexed, joint net yearly value £240, with 121 acres of glebe land and residence, in the gift of the Earl of Loudoun, and held since 1890 by the Rev. Arthur Simmonds Mammatt M.A. of Balliol College, Oxford. There are Wesleyan and Baptist chapels, and a reading room, managed by the vicar. One of the Earls of Huntingdon, on the inclosure of Packington, gave a piece of land, called “Allowance Close,” containing 16a. 1r. 12p. for the use of nine poor widows of the said parish for ever; this produces £24 a year: Susanna Kiddier left 10s. a year, which is distributed to the poor on St. Thomas’ day: Robert Bredon left a cottage and 17a. 2r. 38p. of land for the repairs of the highway, bridges &c.; this produces about £34 yearly. The Earl of Loudoun is lord of the manor and the chief landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 2,396 acres; rateable value, £3,925; the population in 1891 was 489.

National School (mixed), erected in 1893, by the Earl of Loudoun, at a cost of £1,000, for 130; average attendance, 77.

Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland (1899)

PACKINGTON, a parish formerly partly in this county, is now wholly in Leicestershire.

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire (1899)

Surnames Found in Packington

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Smith373.63
2Clarke242.36
3Smalley222.16
4Granger222.16
5Clibbery212.06
6Storer191.86
7Oakey181.77
8Garner171.67
9Hines141.37
10Shaw141.37
11Walker131.28
12Hatton131.28
13Wardle131.28
14Haywood121.18
15Locker121.18
16Kenderick121.18
17Greasley111.08
18Ellis111.08
19Fearn111.08
20Heath111.08
21Hill111.08
22Beniston111.08
23Green111.08
24Freckleton111.08
25Cliff100.98
26Bates100.98
27Edwards100.98
28Eaton90.88
29Palmer90.88
30Lakin90.88
31Glover90.88
32Hodgetts90.88
33Wood90.88
34Wright90.88
35Bettison90.88
36Reed80.79
37Sutton80.79
38Forknall80.79
39Allwood80.79
40Lycett80.79
41Noble70.69
42Lager70.69
43Kirby70.69
44Burrall70.69
45Johnson70.69
46Wallis70.69
47Moon70.69
48Billing70.69
49Hutchinson70.69
50Collier70.69
51Taberner70.69
52Goacher70.69
53Dooley70.69
54Haynes70.69
55Ford70.69
56Brownlow70.69
57Lidwell60.59
58Duffin60.59
59Else60.59
60Heward60.59
61Bott60.59
62Finney60.59
63Rowell60.59
64Orton60.59
65Spare60.59
66Swann60.59
67Rose60.59
68Spencer60.59
69Brown60.59
70Middleton60.59
71Freeman60.59
72Bailey60.59
73Mason60.59
74Thomas60.59
75Sutherland60.59
76Cook60.59
77Fern50.49
78Upton50.49
79Moseley50.49
80Towers50.49
81Shepherd50.49
82Ketley50.49
83Hardy50.49
84Vesty50.49
85Whatmore50.49
86Yearby50.49
87Hextall50.49
88Toon50.49
89Carter50.49
90Hunt40.39
91Cantrill40.39
92Kendrick40.39
93Thompson40.39
94Cooper40.39
95Jewsbury40.39
96Calodine40.39
97Hall40.39
98Pallett40.39
99Davis40.39
100Morley40.39