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.

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.

Packington Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

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.

Lincoln Diocese Marriage Bonds & Allegations (1628-1837)

An index to over 40,000 marriage allegations issued by the Diocese of Lincoln, its Dean and Chapters and Prebendal Courts.

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.

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.

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.

Packington 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.

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 (1817-1934)

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.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

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.

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.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

British Phone Books (1880-1984)

Directories containing over 275,000,000 entries. As well as name, address and phone number, occupations are often recorded. A useful census substitute.

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.

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.

Consistory Court of Lincoln Probate Index (1601-1652)

Index of wills proved in the Consistory Court of Lincoln. Provides a reference which can be used to locate records.

Consistory Court of Lincoln Administration Index (1540-1659)

Index of administration proved in the Consistory Court of Lincoln. Provides a reference which can be used to locate records.

Lincoln Diocesan Registry Sundry Wills (1508-1608)

Index of wills proved in the Consistory Court of Lincoln. Provides a reference which can be used to locate records.

Newspapers Covering Packington

Lichfield Mercury (1883-1965)

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

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.

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 (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.

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.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

Packington 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.

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.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

England & Wales Criminal Registers (1791-1892)

This collection lists brief details on 1.55 million criminal cases in England and Wales between 1791 and 1892. Its primary use is to locate specific legal records, which may give further details on the crime and the accused. Details may include the accused's age, nature of crime, location of trial and sentence. Early records can contain a place of birth.

Packington Taxation Records

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.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Index to the Royalist Composition Papers (A-F) (1646-1656)

Index to personal names listed in the Royalist Composition Papers that dealt with the estates of royalists.

Packington Land & Property Records

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.

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.

Return of Owners of Land England (1873)

A list of landowners in England giving their primary residence, extent of their land and estimated yearly rental.

Packington Occupation & Business Records

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.

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.

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Railway Employment Records (1833-1963)

A rich collection of records documenting those who worked for railway companies that were later absorbed by the government. Records include: staff registers, station transfers, pensions, accident records, apprentice records, caution books, and memos. Records may include date of birth, date of death and name of father.

Packington School & Education Records

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.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Packington

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.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Packington 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.

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 Military Records

The Fifth of Leicestershire (1914-1919)

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

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.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

Packington 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.

Packington 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 Windmills (1998-Present)

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

Geograph: Photos of the UK and Ireland (2005-Present)

A growing database including millions of photographs of the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Ireland catalogued by latitude & longitude and OS grid reference.

Biographical Directories Covering Packington

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.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Packington 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.

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.

Maps of England (1360-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

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

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • Canterbury province
    • Leicester diocese
      • Leicester archdeaconry
        • Akeley deanery

    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)

    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

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census