Dunham Genealogical Records

Dunham 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.

Dunham 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.

Peculiar of Southwell Marriage Licences (1588-1754)

Abstracts of marriage licences from the Southwell Peculiar. These records may contain more details than marriage registers, including occupations, ages and parents' names.

Nottingham Archdeaconry Marriage Licences (1577-1853)

Abstracts of marriage licences from the Nottingham Archdeaconry. These records may contain more details than marriage registers, including occupations, ages and parents' names.

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.

Dunham 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.

St Oswald, Dunham Burial Records (1813-1902)

An index of burials recorded at St Oswald, Dunham_. The index includes the name of the deceased, the date of burial, age (where available) and occasionally other notes.

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.

Dunham Church Records

Nottinghamshire Church Photographs (1990-Present)

Photographs of Anglican churches in the county of Nottinghamshire.

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.

Dunham 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.

North Nottinghamshire Register of Voters (1885)

A list of those eligible to vote in the north of the county.

Nottinghamshire Hearth Tax (1664-1674)

Transcriptions of the hearth tax returns of Nottinghamshire for the years 1664 and 1674.

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.

Dunham 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.

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.

Lincoln Diocese Wills (1320-1600)

Abstracts of early wills proved by the Diocese of Lincoln.

Newspapers Covering Dunham

Nottinghamshire Guardian (1849-1900)

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

Nottingham Journal (1793-1815)

Selected issues from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Original images, searchable by an OCR index.

The Nottingham Mercury (1716-1724)

Various issues of this title from 1716 to 1724. Original images, searchable by an OCR index.

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.

Dunham 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.

Dunham Cemeteries

Nottinghamshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Nottinghamshire'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.

Dunham Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire (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 Nottinghamshire (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 Nottinghamshire (1922)

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 Nottinghamshire (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.

Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire (1912-1956)

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

North Nottinghamshire Register of Voters (1885)

A list of those eligible to vote in the north of the county.

Nottinghamshire Coroners' Inquests (1485-1558)

Early records investigating deaths in Nottinghamshire.

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.

Dunham Taxation Records

Nottinghamshire Hearth Tax (1664-1674)

Transcriptions of the hearth tax returns of Nottinghamshire for the years 1664 and 1674.

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.

Dunham Land & Property Records

Nottinghamshire Domesday Records (1086)

An English translation of Nottinghamshire 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.

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.

Dunham Occupation & Business Records

Midlands Mines Index (1896)

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

Lost Pubs of Nottinghamshire (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.

Dunham 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 Dunham

Victoria County History: Nottinghamshire (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.

Dunham Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Nottinghamshire (1086-1900)

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

Nottinghamshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Nottinghamshire'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.

Dunham Military Records

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

Articles relating to a Midlands infantry regiment and its predecessors

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

British Army WWI Service Records (1914-1920)

This rich collection contains contains records for 1.9 million non-commissioned officers and other ranks who fought in WWI. Due to bomb damage in WWI, around 60% of service records were lost. Documents cover: enlistment, medical status, injuries, conduct, awards and discharge. A great deal of genealogical and biographical documentation can be found in these documents, including details on entire families, physical descriptions and place of birth.

Dunham 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.

Dunham 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.

Nottinghamshire Domesday Records (1086)

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

Victoria County History: Nottinghamshire (1086-1900)

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

Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire (850-1796)

An expanded version of Robert Thoroton's seventeenth century work. It is a detailed history of the county and its parishes.

Nottinghamshire Church Photographs (1990-Present)

Photographs of Anglican churches in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Biographical Directories Covering Dunham

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.

Dunham Maps

Maps of Nottinghamshire (1576-1922)

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.

Dunham 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.

Dunham Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • York province
    • York diocese
      • Nottingham archdeaconry
        • Southwell deanery

    Historical Description

    DUNHAM, formerly a small market town, is a village and parish, on the borders of Lincolnshire and the banks of the Trent, over which is a noble iron bridge of four arches, constructed in 1832, at a cost of nearly £20,000; it is 5 miles from Cottam station and 5 south-west from Torksey station, both on the Great Central railway, 3 miles north of Fledborough station, on the Lancashire Derbyshire and East Coast railway, 6 north-east from Tuxford, 15 north from Newark and 12 south-east from Retford, in the Bassetlaw division of the county, South Clay division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, Retford petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery of Tuxford, archdeaconry of Nottingham and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Oswald is a building of stone in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, north aisle and a lofty embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 5 bells: the east window is stained: this church was a prebend of Southwell, having been given by Henry I. to Thurstan, Archbishop of York, for that purpose: there are 230 sittings. The register dates from the year 1634. The living is a vicarage, with the perpetual curacy of Darlton and chapelry of Ragnall annexed, joint gross yearly value £240, with residence, including 30 acres of glebe here and 78 acres in Ragnall, in the gift of the Bishop of Manchester, and held since 1883 by the Rev. James Francis M. A. of St. John’s College, Cambridge. The Wesleyan Methodist chapel here was built in 1824 and restored in 1903. The principal landowners are the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and George Cartwright esq. The soil is strong loam and clay; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, beans, turnips, barley and oats. The area is 1,060 acres of land, 5 of water and 33 of tidal water; rateable value, £1,610; the population in 1901 was 273.

    Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1844 with house attached, for the parishes of Dunham, Ragnall, Darlton Fledborough & part of Laneham, for 150 children; average attendance, 92; the school trustees are the Bishop of Lincoln, the Rector of Fledborough & the Vicar of Laneham.

    Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire (1904)

    Surnames Found in Dunham

    RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
    1Skelton155.84
    2Talbot135.06
    3Allison124.67
    4Chambers124.67
    5Bennett114.28
    6Leach114.28
    7Middleton103.89
    8Wilson103.89
    9Harpham83.11
    10Thomas72.72
    11Ibberson62.33
    12Rogers62.33
    13Crossland62.33
    14Marshall51.95
    15Bacon51.95
    16Goy51.95
    17Whitworth41.56
    18Clay41.56
    19Rook41.56
    20Sansom41.56
    21Matthews41.56
    22Jubb41.56
    23Kelton31.17
    24Cooper31.17
    25Bolton31.17
    26Carnell31.17
    27Schofield31.17
    28Stockdale31.17
    29Richard31.17
    30Wilcock20.78
    31Cockett20.78
    32Slack20.78
    33Bellamy20.78
    34Hempstoke20.78
    35Whatmore20.78
    36Hoy20.78
    37Clifton20.78
    38Wilmot20.78
    39Parker20.78
    40Hill20.78
    41Rose20.78
    42Smith20.78
    43Harris20.78
    44Clark20.78
    45Knowles20.78
    46Hudson20.78
    47Cartwright20.78
    48Houghton20.78
    49Carpenter20.78
    50Brown20.78
    51Wilkinson10.39
    52Bailey10.39
    53Beet10.39
    54Tindle10.39
    55Barks10.39
    56Rowland10.39
    57Green10.39
    58Stoakes10.39
    59Ellice10.39
    60Whate10.39
    61Coop10.39
    62Allwood10.39
    63Chappell10.39
    64Franklin10.39
    65Farr10.39
    66Cave10.39
    67Lambert10.39
    68Gilbert10.39
    69Baxter10.39
    70Ashmore10.39
    71Sharp10.39
    72Birks10.39
    73Williamson10.39
    74Booth10.39
    75Palmer10.39
    76Harriss10.39

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census