Ramsdale

Miscellaneous Parish & Probate Records

These databases are a collection of historical parish and probate registers from the countries of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. More than 15 million names in this collection can range in date from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s. Some non-parish records may be included from as early as the twelfth century. Parish records - primarily christenings, marriages, and burials - provide the best source of vital record information in the centuries before civil registration. The records include baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, gravestone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists, wills, and other miscellaneous types of records. Also included are some records from non-conformist churches. All of the data was converted as it was originally presented in various published registers and books. For this reason, you will find interesting phonetic spellings and large descriptive tables of contents.

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Some of the records may be in Latin or even a Welsh or Scottish dialect depending on location. The spelling is archaic, and is transcribed as it was written. There are many spelling inconsistencies and non-standard grammar. Phonetic spelling is often used. Try using variant spellings if a search yields no results.

The individual files in this database may not include all dates and records for each parish/church. Use caution in assuming that any database is a complete set of records - even for the parishes and time period listed. Due to the legibility of the original sources, there may be gaps in the records, including partial sentences, cut-off words, and other omissions. Due to the nature of the records and because the records were originally compiled by a third party, it is difficult to absolutely verify the completeness and validity of the data. The information in this collection is as correct as it was when Ancestry.com received it, and has merely been reproduced in an electronic format.

What historical background should I know to use this data?

A large number of parish records date from the sixteenth century, when a series of mandates required clergy to compile records of christenings, marriages, and burials within the parish. Each country has faced certain challenges in keeping and maintaining copies of their records. Of the surviving records, many have since been transcribed and collected by genealogical societies. The records are a valuable resource for finding vital information of people of the time.

Civil registration of births, deaths, and marriage, often called General Registration, began in: 1837 for England and Wales; 1855 for Scotland; and 1864 for Ireland, with some non-catholic marriages starting in 1845. It provides national vital records indexes that simplify searches and includes people who may not have been associated with a church. The civil records are more readily available than parish records (parish records after civil registration often aren't filmed) and are easier to use. But many births went unrecorded in the early years of civil registration, so parish records are still extremely valuable.

How do I find copies of the originals?

These records are a finding aid that help researchers locate an ancestor in a particular time and place in history. With a location and an approximate date, the microfilm number of pertinent corroborating records can often be found on the LDS Church's FamilySearch site (www.familysearch.org) in the Family History Library Catalog. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA has the largest collection.

For unfilmed original parish records in England, Wales and Scotland go to The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers, under the county of interest. This will direct you the County Record Office where the registers are housed. Also contact local genealogical societies or local parishes for information on viewing original records. See Crockford's Clerical Directory, a directory of the clergy from the various national churches. It is published annually.

There are other church records, and a search on Familysearch.org on the FHLC can provide you with listings of original parish records by doing a locality search for your county/parish, then look under "Church Record" type.

Cheshire: - Wills and Inventories, 1801-1810 (M-Z)
Births Anno 1657.
List of Wills and Administrations (Including the Infra Wills), Now Preserved in the Probate Registry at Chester. For the Years 1801-1810, both Inclusive.
M to Z.
County: Cheshire
Country: England
Ramsdale, John, of Culcheth, weaver 17 Feb 1810

England: Canterbury - Wills and Administrations in the Probate Registry at Canterbury, 1396-1558 and 1640-1650
Calendar of Wills and Administrations now preserved in the Probate Registry at Canterbury, 1396-1558
County: General
Country: England
Ramsdale, Philip, Linstead A. 24 215 1545

England: Canterbury - Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1605-1619
Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and now Preserved in the Principal Probate Registry. 1605 to 1619.
County: General
Country: England
1606 Ramsdale, William, Ringwood, Hants 86 Stafforde

Lincolnshire & Huntingdonshire: - Calendar of Lincolnshire Wills, 1601-1652, Calendars of Huntingdonshire Wills, 1479-1652
Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
Wills Proved in the Consistory Court of Lincoln.
Calendar No. 4. 1601--1652.
County: Huntingdonshire
Country: England
Ramsdale, Tho., Gosberton 1641 , 448

Lincolnshire: Doddington-Pigot - Parish Register, 1562-1812
Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
Vol. 1.
Burials 1722.
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Susannah Ramsdale. 14 Jan 1722

Middlesex: - Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1615-1616
Country: England
John Rigs of St. James', Clerkenwell, and Richard Brooke of the same, tailor, for Cyprian Symons of St. Sepulchre's, smith, to answer Michael Budgeyn; and of Edward Smyth of Cow Cross, glover, John Pigbricke of Field Lane, carpenter, and Thomas Ramsdale of Seacoal Lane, bricklayer, for Thomas Morgan of Cow Cross, cordwainer, and the said Cyprian, both to answer Elizabeth Jones for stealing a ring worth 6s. from her.

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1754-1837
Marriages at Newark, 1754 to 1837
Volume 7.
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
John White & Elizabeth Ramsdale 15 Dec 1824

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1538-1837
Marriages at Caunton. 1709 to 1837.
Volume 2.
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Joseph Ramsdale & Mary Elvidge 18 Aug 1788

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1553-1837
Marriages at Fledborough, 1562 to 1837.
Volume 2.
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Richard Bland, of Upton, & Alice Ramsdale, of Darlton, lic. 02 Feb 1741

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1538-1837
Marriages at Caunton. 1709 to 1837.
Volume 2.
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Joseph Ramsdale & Mary Elvidge, (Banns only) Jul 1788 - Aug 1788.

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1540-1812
Marriages at Beeston, 1558 to 1812.
Volume 5.
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
William Woodward & Eliz. Ramsdale 3 Mar 1765

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1538-1812
Newark-upon-Trent Marriage Registers, 1599-1754.
Volume 2.
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Edward Billings & Elizabeth Ramsdale 21 Sep 1706

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1559-1837
Marriages at Southwell, 1559 to 1837
Volume 4.
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
John Ramsdale, Upton, and Ann Herrick 2 Jan 1766

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1754-1837
Marriages at Newark, 1754 to 1837
Volume 7
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Thomas Gilbert, of Norwell, & Mary Ramsdale 16 May 1820

Nottinghamshire: - Abstracts of Marriage Licences, 1701-1853
Marriages
Nottinghamshire Marriage Licences Volume 2. Part 1.-archdeacon's Court, 1701 to 1753
1741-2
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
2 Feb 1741-2 Richard Bland, of Upton, servant, 22, bac., & Alice Ramsdale, of Darlton, 23, spr.; at Fledborough

Nottinghamshire: - Abstracts of Marriage Licences, 1701-1853
Marriages
Nottinghamshire Marriage Licences Volume 2. Part 1.-archdeacon's Court, 1701 to 1753
1708
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
26 Oct 1708 James Marshall, of Tuxford, operarius, 26, & Anne Ramsdale, of Tuxford, 26; at Mansfield.

Nottinghamshire: - Register of Marriages, 1553-1837
Marriages at Fledborough, 1562 to 1837
Marriages at Fledborough, 1562 to 1837
Volume 2
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Richard Bland, of Upton, & Alice Ramsdale, of Darlton, lic. 02 Feb 1741

Shropshire: Ludlow - Parish Registers, Hereford Diocese
Weddings
Ao. D'ni. 1668
County: Shropshire
Country: England
30 May 1672 Edmund Rawlings & Margaret Ramsdale, L.

Shropshire: Lichfield - Wills and Administrations, 1516-1652
Baptisms and Burials, 1769-1799
Lichfield Wills and Administrations Registered in The Consistory Court of The Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. 1516 to 1652
1558
County: Shropshire
Country: England
1558 Ramsdale, Alice 145

Staffordshire: Lichfield - St. Mary Parish Registers, 1559-1671 and St. Chad Parish Registers, 1636-1811
Burials
S. Mary's, Stafford, Parish Register
1637
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
16 Dec 1637 Winefred Ramsdale bur

Staffordshire: Kingsley - Registers of Baptisms and Burials, 1561-1795, Registers of Marriages, 1561-1754
Baptisms
1620
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
6 Feb 1620 Roger Ramsdale and Jane d. of Tho. Reeve mar

Staffordshire: Lichfield - St. Mary Parish Registers, 1559-1671 and St. Chad Parish Registers, 1636-1811
Burials
S. Mary's, Stafford, Parish Register
1616-17
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
4 Mar 1616/7 Richd. Ramsdale bur.

Staffordshire: Castel-Church - Parish Church, 1568-1812
Buryinges
Wedinges
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
12 Jun 1641 Margareta Ramsdale sep.

Staffordshire: Kingsley - Registers of Baptisms and Burials, 1561-1795, Registers of Marriages, 1561-1754
Burials
1754
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
21 Feb 1754 Ann d. of Thomas and Julin Ramsdale

Staffordshire: Armitage - Parish Registers, 1623-1812
Burials
Armitage Parish Register
1725
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
27 Feb 1725 Anne, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Ramsdale. bapt.

Staffordshire: Armitage - Parish Registers, 1623-1812
Burial
Armitage Parish Register
1726
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
27 Feb 1725 Anne, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Ramsdale. bapt.

Staffordshire: Castel-Church - Parish Church, 1568-1812
Christeninges
Weddynges
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
25 Aug 1588 Robert Ramsdale & Elizabeth Hall mar.

Staffordshire: Newcastle under Lyme - Parish Registers, 1771-1812
Burials
1791
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
8 Jun 1791 Elizabeth d of Saml. Ramsdale 1 yr

Staffordshire: Castel-Church - Parish Church, 1568-1812
Buryinges
Wedinges
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
13 Feb 1595 Anne, d. of Robert Ramsdale & Elizabeth bur.

Staffordshire: Lichfield - St. Mary Parish Registers, 1559-1671 and St. Chad Parish Registers, 1636-1811
Burials.
S. Mary's, Stafford, Parish Register
1616.
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
08 Aug 1616 Thos. & Richd., twins of Peter Ramsdale & Winifred, h. w. bap.

Staffordshire: Lichfield - St. Mary Parish Registers, 1559-1671 and St. Chad Parish Registers, 1636-1811
Burials
S. Mary's, Stafford, Parish Register
1594-1595
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
28 Feb 1594/5 Penelope, d. Robt. Ramsdale bap.

Staffordshire: Alstonfield - Parish Registers, 1538-1812
Marriages Aug. 15, 1771 - Oct 26, 1777
Volume 7
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
16 Dec 1779 John Ramsdale & Ann Brocklehurst. In pres. of John Millner & Isaac Wain.

Staffordshire: Castel-Church - Parish Church, 1568-1812
Chrystenynges
Vol. 5
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
23 May 1591 Anne, d. of Robert Ramsdale & Elizabeth bap.

Yorkshire: Aughton - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1602-1808
Marriages 1754-5
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
Thomas Leak, of Holme, Spalding Moor, & Elizabeth Ramsdale, of No Spaldington, by Licence, 01 Dec 1785 by Richd Cross Plummer wits Edward Lambart, Richard Morley Vol. 7. p. 37.

Yorkshire: Blacktoft - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1700-1812
Book No. 4
Marriages
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
25 Jul 1786 John Ramsdale, Yeoman, Holme on Spalding Moor, & Mary Eland of Thornton House, Spinster, by licence. Wm Clarkson, John Eland, Wm Clark, Witnesses

Yorkshire: Carlton juxta Snaith - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages & Burials), 1598-1812
Christopher Bayles Clerke 1618
Marriages
County: Yorkshire
Country:England
James Vallens & Ann Ramsdale the 28 Sep 1645

Yorkshire: Doncaster - Registers of Marriages, 1557-1784
Volume 2.
County: Yorkshire
Country:England
Thomas Ramsdale & Martha Goldthorp 13 Apr 1762

Yorkshire: Howden - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1703-1723
November 1717
Weddings.
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
Jno. Ramsdale, Barnby & Barbara Thomas, do. 15 Nov 1717

Yorkshire: Howden - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1543-1702
Since the Queenes Matie Visitacon Kept at Beverley the 11th Day of September Anno Domi 1559.
The Register of All the Burialls wthin the Whole Parish of Howd.
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
Margaret Ramsdale of asselbie 17 Mar 1582

Yorkshire: Howden - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1543-1702
Since the Queenes Matie Visitacon Kept at Beverley the 11th Day of September Anno Domi 1559.
The Register of All the Burialls wthin the Whole Parish of Howd.
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
John Ramsdale of Ringstone hurst 4 Aug 1644

Yorkshire: Kirk Ella - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1558-1837
1812
Baptisms
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
25 Mar 1812 Thomas S. of James and Milcah Ramsdale, West Ella.

Yorkshire: Kirk Ella - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1558-1837
1814
Baptisms
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
3 Aug 1814 Elizabeth & Mary (twins) of James & Milcah Ramsdale, West Ella, Butler.

Yorkshire: Kirk Ella - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1558-1837
1819
Baptisms
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
10 May 1819 Robert, s. of James & Milcah Ramsdale, West Ella, Ferriby Parish, Servant.

Yorkshire: Kirk Ella - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1558-1837
1814
Burials
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
18 Aug 1814 Thomas, S. of James & Milcah Ramsdale, West Ella, 2 years.

Yorkshire: Kirk Ella - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1558-1837
1815
Burials
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
29 Jan 1815 Elizabeth Infant D. of James & Milcah Ramsdale, West Ella.

Yorkshire: Kirk Ella - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1558-1837
1832
Burials
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
27 Oct 1832 Milcah Ramsdale, West Ella, 49 years, by Fredk Cookson, Curate.

Yorkshire: Rotherham - Registers of Marriage, 1540-1798
October
Volume 6
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
William Steel, p. Treeton, & Eliz. Ramsdale 28 Nov 1780

Yorkshire: Rotherham - Registers of Marriage, 1798-1837
Marriage Register Vol. 11
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
John Rose & Mary Ramsdale 21 Feb 1819

Yorkshire: Snaith - Registers of Baptisms (1559-1657) and Marriages (1537-1657)
Ao 1585
Marriages
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
Itm 1 Jul 1585 Lawrence [blank] & Alis RamsdaleBawne

Yorkshire: Snaith - Registers of Burials 1536-1656
Ao 1585
Burials
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
Itm 1 Sep 1585 Jenet Ramsdale Baune

Yorkshire: Snaith - Registers of Burials 1536-1656
1654
Burials
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
Jun 1654 George S. of George Ramsdale of Cowick

Yorkshire: Wadworth - Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages & Burials), 1575-1837
1808
Banns of Marriage
County: Yorkshire
Country: England
3 Jan 1808, 10 Jan 1808, 17 Jan 1808 Joseph Wright p Wadworth, husbandman & bach; Mary Ramsdale p Sutton in the County of Notts., spr
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