Market Overton Genealogical Records

Market Overton 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.

Market Overton 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.

UK Divorce Records (1858-1911)

Digital images of documents from civil divorce cases. The cases cover both the cause of the case and the outcome, such as division of property and visitation rights. These records also contain details of illegitimate children. Cases can be searched by a name index.

Market Overton 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.

Market Overton 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.

Market Overton 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.

The Rutland Hearth Tax (1665)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Rutland Lay Subsidy (1296)

A transcript detailing households taxed based on the value of their estate.

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.

Market Overton 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 Market Overton

Grantham Journal (1854-1924)

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

Stamford Mercury (1714-1895)

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

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.

Reynolds's Newspaper (1850-1900)

Originally founded as a chartist organ, the newspaper became a liberal platform.

Market Overton 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.

Market Overton Cemeteries

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.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

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

Market Overton 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 Rutland (1925)

A directory of settlements in Rutland 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.

Rutland Quarter Sessions Minute Book (1743-1777)

Un-indexed digital images of court records detailing the handling of criminal cases and administrative affairs for the county.

Oakham Union Minute Book (1864-1868)

Digital images of books recording the administration of poor in the Oakham Poor Law Union. Includes details of those incarcerated in the workhouse.

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.

List of Parliamentary Electors for Rutland (1422-1483)

A list of electors in the county, forming a head count of the county's gentry.

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.

Market Overton Taxation Records

The Rutland Hearth Tax (1665)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Rutland Lay Subsidy (1296)

A transcript detailing households taxed based on the value of their estate.

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.

Market Overton Land & Property Records

Rutland Domesday Records (1086)

An English translation of Rutland 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.

Market Overton Occupation & Business Records

Lost Pubs of Rutland (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.

Royal Navy Medical Journals (1817-1857)

Indexed medical journals from British ships containing personal and medical details of patients. The journals list names, ages, rank/status, diseases, illness duration and notes on symptoms and treatment. Contains details on military men as well as people immigrating or being deported to colonies.

Market Overton School & Education Records

Rutland School Census (1818-1833)

Surveys of schools in the county, based on the accounts of Church of England clergy.

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.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Market Overton

Victoria County History: Rutland (1086-1900)

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

List of Parliamentary Electors for Rutland (1422-1483)

A list of electors in the county, forming a head count of the county's gentry.

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.

Market Overton Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Rutland (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.

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.

Market Overton Military Records

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.

Silver War Badges (1914-1920)

An index to nearly 900,000 military personnel who were awarded the Silver War Badge for sustaining injures. Records include rank, regimental number, unit, dates of enlistment and discharge, and reason for discharge.

Market Overton 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.

Market Overton Histories & Books

Rutland Domesday Records (1086)

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

Victoria County History: Rutland (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.

Rutland Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Rutland.

Leicestershire Agricultural Terms (1809)

A short dictionary of agricultural terms used in the counties of Leicester and Rutland.

Biographical Directories Covering Market Overton

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.

Market Overton Maps

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.

Maps of England (1360-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

Market Overton Reference Works

Rutland Population (1795-2001)

Statistics and analysis of population volume and changes in the county.

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.

Market Overton Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

Market-Overton, a village, containing 83 houses, and 419 inhabitants. It takes its name of Overton, from its situation on a high ground, and had anciently a market. Camden, in his edition of 1590, places the Margidunum of Antoninus at this place, but in the edition of 1607 he removed that station to Belvoir Castle; but, according to Horsely, he is still in an error, that gentleman placing Margidunum at East Bridgeford. Roman coins have, however, been found here in great abundance; "and the distances from Gausenna Brigcasterton, Verometum Burgh-hill, and Ad Pontem Great Paunton, are supposed to agree." About one mile and a half to the west of Market-Overton, is the small village of Teigh, where is a seat of the Earl of Harborough.

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

MARKET OVERTON is a parish and village, with several well-built houses, pleasantly situated on a height on the borders of the county of Leicester; it is 3 miles north-east from the Ashwell station on the Leicester and Peterborough and Nottingham and Kettering branch of the Midland railway, 3 miles south from South Witham station on the Saxby and Bourne branch of the Midland and Great Northern joint railway, 5 3/4 northeast from Oakham and 12 north-west from Stamford, in the hundred of Alstoe, union and county court district of Oakham, rural deanery of Rutland (first portion), archdeaconry of Oakham and diocese of Peterborough. The Oakham canal, only portions of which are now remaining, passed to the west of the parish. The church of SS. Peter and Paul, which stands within the boundary of a Roman camp, is a building of stone with freestone dressings, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells; the fabric of the tower comprises a circular arch of Saxon or very Early Norman date; and on the exterior is a sun-dial, said to have been given by Sir Isaac Newton, whose grandmother lived some years in the village: the font is ancient and curious: the stained east window is a memorial to the wife of the late John Muxloe Wingfield esq. lord of the manor, and there are others to W. Wing esq. J.P. d. 1887; and to Hugh Cornwall Shaw esq.: the church was restored in 1861, and again in 1880, at a cost of £800, and has 250 sittings, 50 being free. The register dates from the year 1573. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £343, arising from the Tent of glebe land, with residence, in the gift of Capt. John Maurice Wingfield, and held since 1892 by the Rev. Folliott Lynch Salusbury M.A. of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. There are a few parish charities and the poor share with those of Barrow, Cottesmore and Greetham in the bequests of Thomas Byrche, dated 4 March, 1580, Green and Lady Anne Harrington. Roman coins and other antiquities, including some specimens of Samian ware, have been discovered here. Capt. John Maurice Wingfield, of Tickencote Hall, is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, beans, roots and hay. The area is 1,806 acres; rateable value, £1.458; the population in 1891 was 351.

National School (mixed & infants), for 90 children; average attendance, 60.

Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland (1899)

Surnames Found in Market Overton

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Preston194.90
2Brown194.90
3Rawlings133.35
4Faulks112.84
5Bell112.84
6Skillington102.58
7Barfoot102.58
8Gibson92.32
9Osborne92.32
10Tidd92.32
11Wingfield92.32
12Bennett82.06
13Beecroft82.06
14Atkinson82.06
15Pick82.06
16Kew71.80
17Sheffield71.80
18Wood71.80
19Paling61.55
20Tomblin61.55
21Dexter61.55
22Munday61.55
23Pridmore61.55
24Pollard61.55
25Bursnall61.55
26Kettle61.55
27Green61.55
28Hinman61.55
29Haines61.55
30Clarke51.29
31Row51.29
32Smith51.29
33Ulyatt51.29
34Steeles51.29
35Selby51.29
36Rouse41.03
37Hale41.03
38Ofield41.03
39Wing41.03
40Broom30.77
41Costall30.77
42Cousins30.77
43Dobney30.77
44Wilson30.77
45Hill30.77
46Haynes30.77
47Baxter20.52
48Whyman20.52
49Leeson20.52
50Dams20.52
51Peake20.52
52Kellam20.52
53Davis20.52
54Garner20.52
55Walker20.52
56Wright20.52
57Robinson20.52
58Collins10.26
59Holmes10.26
60Fisher10.26
61Reynolds10.26
62Pinney10.26
63Wells10.26
64Bettridge10.26
65Porter10.26
66Bullimore10.26
67Parker10.26
68Corbey10.26
69Locken10.26
70Roberts10.26
71Lank10.26
72Skellett10.26
73Halford10.26
74Rippen10.26
75Senescall10.26
76Beacroft10.26
77Edwards10.26
78Hosbon10.26
79Hardy10.26
80Allen10.26
81Arden10.26
82Dalton10.26
83Cant10.26
84Southwell10.26
85Whittle10.26
86Brady10.26
87Speed10.26
88Easton10.26
89Stratton10.26
90Roach10.26
91Watkin10.26
92Revell10.26
93Featherstone10.26
94Ireland10.26
95Munton10.26
96Thorpe10.26
97Measures10.26
98Sharpe10.26
99Purser10.26
100Abbey10.26