Ringstead Genealogical Records

Ringstead 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.

Ringstead 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.

Lincoln Diocese Marriage Licences (1598-1628)

Abstracts of documents grating couples a right to marry in church by licences issued by Lincoln Diocese. The abstracts list name, condition, occupation, residence, age and other details.

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.

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.

Northamptonshire Marriage Index (1538-1975)

An index to over 95,000 marriages in around 500 Northamptonshire parishes.

Ringstead 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.

Northamptonshire Burial Index (1527-2006)

An index to over 400,000 burials in 300 Northamptonshire parishes.

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.

Ringstead Church Records

Lincoln Episcopal Records (1571-1584)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese. Includes act books and bishop's registers.

State of the Church: Eliz I & James I (1571-1606)

Extracts from the records of the Diocese of Lincoln, including visitations, subsidy rolls, clergy lists, records relating to papists and non-conformists etc.

Rotuli Ricardi Gravesend (1259-1279)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese.

Rotuli Hugonis de Welles, Vol. I (1186-1203)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese.

Rotuli Hugonis de Welles, Vol. II (1186-1203)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese.

Ringstead 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.

Ringstead 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.

Administrations in the Archdeaconry of Northampton (1667-1710)

A searchable transcript of abstracts of administrations granted by the Archdeaconry of Northampton.

Archdeaconry of Northampton Probate Index (1510-1652)

An index to early wills proved by the Archdeaconry of Northampton. Contains the name of the testator, year of probate, residence and a reference, which can be used to order a copy of a will.

Early Lincoln Wills (1280-1547)

Abstracts of early wills, naming legates etc., from the Diocese of Lincoln, covering parts of Lincolnshire and surrounding counties.

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.

Newspapers Covering Ringstead

Northampton Mercury (1770-1904)

A local newspaper including news from the Northampton district, business notices, family announcements, legal & governmental proceedings, advertisements and more.

Northants Evening Telegraph (1900-1901)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Northamptonshire area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette (1818-1839)

A regional newspaper recording events in the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire. It includes family announcements, reports on legal proceedings and business notices & advertisements.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Pall Mall Gazette (1865-1900)

A gentleman's magazine published in London, but covering news from all England, Wales and further afield.

Ringstead 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.

Ringstead Cemeteries

Northamptonshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Northamptonshire'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.

Ringstead Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1914)

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.

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1910)

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.

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1906)

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.

Kelly's Directory of Beds, Hunts & Northants (1903)

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.

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1898)

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

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.

Ringstead 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.

Testa De Nevill (1198-1251)

An account of knights' fees and serjeanties in the reigns of Henry the Third and Edward the First.

Ringstead 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.

Ringstead Occupation & Business Records

Midlands Mines Index (1896)

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

Northamptonshire Baptist Churches (1814)

A list of Baptist churches in the county with the name of their pastor.

Beds, Hunts & Northamptonshire Baptist Ministers (1753-1835)

A non-exhaustive list of Baptist churches and their ministers in the counties.

Lost Pubs of Northamptonshire (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.

Ringstead 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 Ringstead

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.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Ringstead Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Northamptonshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Northamptonshire'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.

Knights of England (1127-1904)

The most comprehensive listing of Knights of the Crown, listing details where known to the order, date, place and reason for elevation.

Ringstead Military Records

Northamptonshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

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

Northamptonshire WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Northamptonshire, 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.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

Ringstead 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.

Ringstead Histories & Books

Northamptonshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire 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.

Britain from Above (1919-1953)

Ariel photographs of the British Isles. Browsable by location.

UK & Ireland Historical Postcards (1885-1950)

Over 19,000 postcards depicting places in the UK & Ireland.

Biographical Directories Covering Ringstead

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.

Ringstead Maps

Maps of Northamptonshire (1617-1900)

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.

Ringstead 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.

Ringstead Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

At Mill Cotton, a hamlet in the parish of Ringstead, a village about one mile and a quarter to the north of Raunds, are the remains of a square entrenchment, consisting of lofty earthen ramparts, &c. and, in ploughing, various Roman coins have been turned up; and near the foss was found an urn, containing ashes; and, at Mallow Cotton, not far distant, ruins of numerous buildings have been discovered.

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

RINGSTEAD is a parish and large village, on the river Nene, with a station on the Northampton and Peterborough branch of the London and North Western railway, about 1 mile west from the village, which is 2 ½ miles south from Thrapston and 71 from London, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of Higham Ferrers, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Thrapston, rural deanery of Higham Ferrers (second portion), archdeaconry of Oakham and diocese of Peterborough. The church of St. Mary is a building chiefly in the Early English style, with some Decorated portions, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, north and south porches and a western tower with spire containing a clock and 6 bells; the chancel retains sedilia, piscina and aumbry: the church was thoroughly restored in the year 1863, at a cost of nearly £3,000, under the direction of Mr. William Slater, architect, of Northampton and London. The register dates from the year 1570. The living is a vicarage, annexed to that of Denford, joint net yearly value £185, including 78 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of S. G. Stopford Sackville esq. of Drayton House, and held since 1898 by the Rev. William Chas. Cotes B.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford, who resides at Denford. The Baptists have had a chapel in this village since the year 1714; the present chapel, erected in 1848, will seat 300 persons; attached are school rooms built in 1877, and holding, with the class rooms and infants’ schoolroom, 200 children. There is an estate of 27 acres now (1898) producing about £40 yearly, which sum is applied to the maintenance of the school, and the relief of the poor. The Temperance Hall, erected in 1861, at a cost of about £200, is used for lectures, and will hold about 350 persons. Shoe making is carried on here. The trustees of the late Thomas Burton esq. are lords of the manor. The Rev. George Halliley Capron B.A. of Southwick Hall, Barnwell Hospital and Mrs. Stopford-Sackville, of Drayton House, Lowick, are the principal landowners. The soil is strong and red land; subsoil, clay, ironstone and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, beans, barley, oats, turnips and roots. There is some good meadow land in the parish. The area is 1,930 acres; rateable value, £3,511; the population in 1891 was 887.

National School (mixed), for Ringstead & Denford, built with master’s residence, in 1867, on a site given by the late George Capron esq. & enlarged in 1874 & again in 1894 at a total cost of about £560; it will hold 200 children; average attendance, 172; it is partly supported by the endowment named above.

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1898)

Surnames Found in Ringstead

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Mayes434.50
2Smith394.08
3Dicks262.72
4Fox252.62
5Tilley252.62
6Abbott252.62
7Major242.51
8Wittering222.30
9Phillips212.20
10Sawford202.09
11Roberts191.99
12Childs191.99
13Attley171.78
14Warren171.78
15Weekly171.78
16Peacock161.68
17Barker161.68
18Bull161.68
19Cottingham151.57
20Pearson151.57
21Ball141.47
22Groom131.36
23Wilson131.36
24Manning131.36
25Bird131.36
26Lockie121.26
27Robinson121.26
28Walker111.15
29Barmister101.05
30Austin101.05
31Forscutt101.05
32Bates101.05
33Bellamy101.05
34Green101.05
35Weekley101.05
36Hackney90.94
37Cope90.94
38Fensom90.94
39James90.94
40Andrews80.84
41Ruff80.84
42Leveratt80.84
43Harrison80.84
44Whiteman70.73
45Brimley70.73
46Mundin60.63
47Knight60.63
48Stones60.63
49Bailey60.63
50Tomkin60.63
51Archer60.63
52Burgin60.63
53Foskett60.63
54Sykes60.63
55Slater60.63
56Kay60.63
57Figgis50.52
58Giddings50.52
59Staines50.52
60Near50.52
61Barritt50.52
62Sivers50.52
63Hale50.52
64Watts50.52
65Parker50.52
66Ward50.52
67Baker50.52
68Lovell50.52
69French50.52
70Hayes40.42
71Rowlett40.42
72Bradshaw40.42
73Paine40.42
74Roughton40.42
75Agutter40.42
76Shipley40.42
77Clark40.42
78Wadsworth40.42
79Peaton40.42
80Barrs40.42
81Headland30.31
82Dearlove30.31
83Rutkin30.31
84Coles30.31
85Mason30.31
86Morris30.31
87Abington30.31
88Hodson30.31
89Allan20.21
90Wyman20.21
91Saddington20.21
92Colbert20.21
93Orpin20.21
94Pearce20.21
95Chambers20.21
96Bale20.21
97Ratcliff20.21
98Brabrook20.21
99Tomlin20.21
100Horne20.21

* Statistics based on the 1881 census