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Parish Records

 

Parish Registers

The surviving parish registers are deposited an the Records Office For Leicestershire and Rutland under accession number DE 1621. Fiche can be purchased individually from the records office.

Period Contents Notes Fiche
1585 - 1658 C, M[1605-1658], B Condition poor 1
1660 -1710 C, M, B 20% Damage rest poor 1
1710 - 1739 C, M, B 10% Damage rest fair 1
1741 - 1761 C, M [-1753],B good (Sheepy Reg'r 1740 - 1812) 2
1754 - 1772 Marriages
 & Banns
Included in Sheepy Reg'r condition very poor
Not the standard register!
1
1761 - 1806 C, B 20% Damage rest good 1
1773 - 1812 Marriages Standard Register,  good 1
1807 - 1812 C, B In rear of Sheepy Reg'r 1740 - 1812 see above 2
1813 - 1933 Christenings Good condition 2
1813 - 1995 Burials Good condition ----
1815 - 1837 Marriages Good Condition 1
1837 - 1995 Marriages Very Good Condition ----

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop's Transcripts

Ratcliffe Culey has Bishops Transcripts for the period 1562 - 1874 with the following years missing. 

1563 -1603, 1605, 1608 -15, 1618 - 20, 1622 - 24, 1630/1, 1635, 1640 - 59, 1668, 1671, 1688/9, 1698, 1701/2, 1705, 1712, 1725, 1741, 1743/4, 1762, 1837 - 41, 1846, 1851, 1854 - 1865, 1873.

Some missing entries may well be found in the Transcripts for Sheepy Magna the years 1570,4,6 certainly are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poor Law Records

The Records Office For Leicestershire and Rutland has card index of main names mentioned in  the county poor law records i.e. Removal Orders, Settlement Certificates and examinations,  Bastardy bonds and Parish apprentices etc.  This index has been filmed by the LDS (see). The class number the documents for Ratcliffe Culey are the DE 491 series.  See my transcription :- here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonconformity

If you suspect your ancestors of being non - conformists and they were residents of Ratcliffe Culey the best places to look are Atherstone and possibly Hinckley. There are definitely some Ratcliffe residents listed in the Independent Chapel North Street's registers notably the Angrave family. The was a small Chapel in Sheepy Magna (now the memorial hall) but as far as I know no registers exist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Census Data

All Census data 1841 - 1891 is listed under the Atherstone Class Number. The L&RFHS have published an index to the 1851 census (Vol 8) but this is largely redundant as the LDS Tri-Counties CD-ROM covers Ratcliffe Culey.

The 1891 census has serious damage to the last few folio pages, this occurred before filming therefore all films will be deficient.

The Records Office For Leicestershire and Rutland  has films of all the census data and the LDS film numbers are listed below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IGI Coverage

Beware, the IGI claims to cover the following dates for baptisms 1562-1853  and 1866-1871, but, as it is entirely based on the bishops transcripts there are many years omitted. See Bishop's Transcripts omissions 

Similarly the marriage coverage is claimed as   1562-1836, but the same omissions exist.

The those using the Internet Family Search pages the batch numbers are :-

Baptisms        C061042    C061041

Marriages        M061042    M061041

the same omissions apply

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Registration

Civil registration for Ratcliffe Culey is Atherstone 
Registration and Census District (1852 - 1946) 6d

Current Address

Warwick House
Ratcliffe Street
Atherstone
Warwickshire
CV9 1JP

Tel +44 (0)1827 713241
Fax +44 (0)1827 720467 (credit cards NOT accepted as at 12th Feb 1997).

 

 

 

 

 

Probate

Probate records for Ratcliffe Culey residents prior to 1858 should have been proved at the Leicester Archdeaconry court, however many Ratcliffe residents of property also held possessions in Warwickshire . It is therefore also wise to check the PCC and Lichfield calendars.

These PCC Probate records are available from the PRO (PROB Class)

 

Surname Forename(s) Description Date Ref Copy Held
Avins John Yeoman of Ratcliffe Culey 13 January 1801 11/1352 No
Farmer George Gentleman of Ratcliffe Culey 30 May 1671 11/336 No
Farmer John Yeoman of Ratcliffe Culey 29 June 1625 11/146 No
Farmer Richard Yeoman of Ratcliffe Culey 12 August 1672 11/339 No
Farmer Thomas Clerk of Ratcliffe Culey 02 May 1626 11/149 No
Farmer William Yeoman of Ratcliffe Culey 10 November 1632 11/162 No
Farmer William Husbandman of Ratcliffe Culey 13 November 1779 11/1058 No
Hopkins Joseph Farmer of Ratcliffe Culey 13 September 1842 11/1968 Yes
Ley Robert Clarke Gentleman of Ratcliffe Culey 30 May 1837 11/1878 No
Piercy Daniel Yeoman of Ratcliffe Culey 31 December 1734 11/668 No
Rosse Katherine Widow of Ratcliffe Culey 20 June 1678 11/357 No
Sketchley William Labourer of Ratcliffe Culey 01 December 1825 11/1706 No
Toon Job Miller of Ratcliffe Culey 30 September 1848 11/2081 Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LDS Resources

LDS census films

1841 FHL BRITISH Film 438749
1851 p. 199-206 FHL BRITISH Film 87323
1861 FHL BRITISH Film 542933
1871 FHL BRITISH Film 839240
1881 FHL BRITISH Film 1341730
1891 RG 12/2442 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097552

LDS Register Films

Baptisms, marriages, and burials, 1562-1639, 1660-1836; baptisms and burials, 1849-1853, 1866-1874. FHL BRITISH Film 592599 Item 3
(BISHOPS TRANSCRIPTS)

Unfortunately for overseas researchers the are no LDS films of original registers.

LDS Poor Law Index

Covers all Leicestershire

Abbots - Cufflin FHL BRITISH Film 1517724 Item 2
Cufflin - Nutting FHL BRITISH Film 1517725
Oakes - Zanker (end) FHL BRITISH Film 1517726

 

 

 

 

Addresses

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Long Street
Wigston Magna
LEICESTER
LE18 2AH

Telephone:- U.K. 0116 257 1080, Overseas +44 116 257 1080
Fax:- U.K. 0116 257 1120, Overseas +44 116 257 1120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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