Gamston Genealogical Records

Gamston 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.

Nottinghamshire Baptism Transcripts (1538-1980)

Transcriptions of 206 parish baptism registers. They list children, their parents' names, residences, occupations and sometimes other details.

British Birth and Baptism Records (1400-2010)

A collection of indexes and transcripts of birth and baptism records that cover over 250 million people. Includes digital images of many records.

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.

Gamston 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.

Gamston Marriages (1543-1902)

An index to marriages in between 1543 and 1902, listing the date of marriage and the names of the bride and groom.

Nottinghamshire Marriage Index (1528-1929)

Transcriptions of 203 parish marriage registers. They list brides and grooms, their residence, marital status and occasionally other details.

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.

Nottinghamshire Marriage Licences (1577-1853)

Abstracts from allegations to marry may contain details not listed in marriage registers, such as ages, occupations and father's names. They may also document marriages where the original register has been lost and can be used as a make-shift marriage index.

Gamston 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 Peter, Gamston Burial Records (1813-1821)

Burial records covering those buried at St Peter, Gamston_. This resource is an index and may not include all the details that were recorded in the burial registers from which they were extracted.

Nottinghamshire Burial Transcripts (1539-1905)

Transcriptions of 183 parish burial registers. They list the name of the deceased, the date of their death and/or burial and sometimes other details, such as age and occupation.

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.

British Death and Burial Records (1379-2014)

A collection of indexes and transcripts of death and burial records that cover over 140 million people. Includes digital images of many records.

Gamston Church Records

Nottinghamshire Church Photographs (1990-Present)

Photographs of Anglican churches in the county of Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire Parish Register Transcripts (1528-1980)

Transcriptions of registers that record baptisms, which typically occur shortly after birth; marriages and burials. They can help establish links between individuals back to the 16th century.

Nottinghamshire Popish Recusants (1532-1642)

A list of Catholics in Nottinghamshire who refused to attend Anglican churches.

Historical Sketch of the Caves of Old Nottingham (1086-1904)

A history of caves in the county, their habitation and use.

Nottinghamshire Quakers (1689)

A list of declared Quakers in the county and a list of Quaker meeting places.

Gamston 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.

Gamston 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.

York Peculiar Probate Records (1383-1883)

Digital images, indexed by testor's name, of 28,716 wills, administrations, inventories and other probate documents. The records can shed light on an individual’s relations, possessions, land holdings, legal agreements and more. They cover various jurisdictions throughout the north of England.

York Prerogative & Exchequer Court Probate Index (1688-1858)

An index to 263,822 wills, administrations and other probate documents proved by an ecclesiastical court in York. The index included the testor's name, residence, year of probate, type of document and reference to order copies of the referenced document(s.).

York Prerogative & Exchequer Court Probate Index (1267-1500)

An index to 10,195 wills, administrations and other probate documents proved by an ecclesiastical court in York. The index included the testor's name, residence, occupation, will & probate year, language, type of document and reference to order copies of the referenced document(s.).

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.

Newspapers Covering Gamston

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.

Daily Herald (1914-1918)

A left-wing, British daily that sold up to 2 million copies a day at its peak.

Gamston 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.

Gamston 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.

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.

Gamston 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.

Gamston Taxation Records

Nottinghamshire Hearth Tax (1664-1674)

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

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.

Gamston Land & Property Records

Nottinghamshire Domesday Records (1086)

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

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.

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.

Gamston Occupation & Business Records

Agriculture of the Nottinghamshire Wolds (1798-1960)

Details concerning agriculture on the Wolds, including oral histories.

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.

Gamston 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.

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.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

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

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Gamston

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.

Gamston Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Nottinghamshire (1086-1900)

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

History of Nottinghamshire (869-1895)

An accessible history of the country, its settlements, nobility and gentry.

The Great Houses & Families of Nottinghamshire (1500-1880)

A series of articles on the country house and halls of the county gentry and the families who lived in them.

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.

Gamston Military Records

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

Articles relating to a Midlands infantry regiment and its predecessors

Nottinghamshire During the Civil War (1642-1646)

A chronicle of events in the county during the Civil War and profiles of the key personalities.

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

Gamston Immigration & Travel Records

Nottinghamshire to Tasmania Transportations (1803-1851)

An index to Nottinghamshire-born people who were transported to Tasmania as punishment for committing a criminal offence.

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.

Gamston 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.

Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway (1066-Present)

A collection of articles covering various aspects of Nottinghamshire's history, such as Robbin Hood, war, industry, agriculture, charity and much more.

History of Nottinghamshire (869-1895)

An accessible history of the country, its settlements, nobility and gentry.

Biographical Directories Covering Gamston

Nottinghamshire Biographies (625-1920)

Transcriptions of works containing biographies and genealogical gleanings of Nottinghamshire men and women.

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.

Gamston Maps

Nottinghamshire Maps (1610-2010)

A collection of maps charting Nottinghamshire, including geological, rail and sociological 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.

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.

Gamston 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.

Gamston Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

GAMSTON is a township, parish and village on the river Idle and the Great North road, 4 miles north-west from Tuxford stations on the main line of the Great Northern and on the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast railways, 3 south from Retford, in the Bassetlaw division of the county, Hatfield division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Retford, rural deanery of Retford, archdeaconry of Nottingham and diocese of Southwell. By Local Government Board Order, Lound Hall was in 1884 transferred to Bothamsall. The church of St. Peter is a building of stone of Perpendicular date, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a fine embattled western tower, with eight crocketed pinnacles, containing 5 bells: the east window is a memorial to John Twells, of Sunbury-on-Thames, d.10th March, 1866, and there is a monumental tablet to the Rev. Joshua Brooke, 39 years rector of Gamston (1851) and to his wife (1839): there are 168 sittings. The register dates from the year 1544. The living is a rectory with the vicarage of Eaton annexed, joint net yearly value £120, including 343 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Manchester, and held since 1884 by the Rev. William John Sparrow M. A. of University College, Durham. There is a small Baptist chapel. The Duke of Newcastle is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is clay; subsoil, sand and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, and roots. The parish contains 1,967 acres of land and 7 of water; rateable value, £4,481; the population in 1901 was 221.

Public Elementary School (mixed), erected in 1857, for 60 children; average attendance, 47.

Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire (1904)

Surnames Found in Gamston

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Cuckson156.12
2Wilson135.31
3Billyard104.08
4Ellis93.67
5Taylor93.67
6Lambert93.67
7Caudle83.27
8Vernon83.27
9Denman72.86
10Goodwin62.45
11Featherstone62.45
12Farr62.45
13Mason62.45
14Carnal52.04
15Smalley52.04
16Jackson52.04
17Curtiss52.04
18Gabitas41.63
19Salmon41.63
20Ryals41.63
21Stocks41.63
22Ashton41.63
23Rich31.22
24Cordock31.22
25Jervis31.22
26Carnall31.22
27Swinglehurst31.22
28Bowskill31.22
29Makins31.22
30Johnson31.22
31Lawn20.82
32Gover20.82
33Tatersall20.82
34Walker20.82
35Unwin20.82
36Theaker20.82
37Curzon20.82
38Rutherforth20.82
39Blank20.82
40Dowse20.82
41Laughton20.82
42Cliffe20.82
43Ward10.41
44Beusher10.41
45Cook10.41
46Knight10.41
47Hempsall10.41
48Duckmanton10.41
49Twible10.41
50Stockdal10.41
51Ulyeat10.41
52Barthorp10.41
53Clater10.41
54King10.41
55White10.41
56Harris10.41
57Baker10.41
58Fells10.41
59Caudwell10.41
60Jones10.41
61Birch10.41
62Jepson10.41
63Stanley10.41
64Hind10.41
65Midgley10.41
66Gough10.41
67Emery10.41
68Bower10.41
69Lawrence10.41
70Newbold10.41
71Booth10.41
72Sharp10.41
73Godfrey10.41
74Mellors10.41
75Elliss10.41
76Crosland10.41
77Hudson10.41
78Wait10.41
79Story10.41
80Cowley10.41