Pallot's Index to Marriages is essential for researchers with London ancestry, as it covers all but two of the 103 parishes in the old City of London. The dates span the time from 1780 to the onset of General Registration in 1837. The more than 1.5 million marriage entries come mainly from London and Middlesex, but also include entries from 2500 parishes in 38 counties outside of London-many not available in other sources. Also included are several records from counties in Wales. With indexing begun in 1813, several of the registers transcribed in Pallot's index no longer exist, having been destroyed or lost in the time since.
The index slips were handwritten on paper, and indexing continued regularly over a period of more than 150 years. Each slip identifies the church or chapel in which the marriage was celebrated, the names of bride and of groom, whether spinster, bachelor, widow or widower and sometimes other detail along with the date of the event.
The original paper slips of the Pallot Index are owned and held at The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, England. The Institute may have access to fuller details that may have survived among the original parish records. (www.ihgs.ac.uk) The Institute is a not-for-profit educational organization and researches in the records themselves can be arranged. Please visit their website for additional information about the services they provide.
Pallot's Marriage Index for England (1780 to 1837) contains 81 entries under the surname Ramsdale and 5 entries under the variant surname Ramsdall:
Name Spouse Marriage Date Parish David Baker Sarah Ramsdale 1816 Everton, Nottinghamshire Mary Bartlett Geo Ramsdale 1832 Christ Church, Spitalfields Wm Bastick Loiusa Ramsdale 1825 Bethnal Green, St. Matthew Eliza Bog Robt Ramsdale 1829 ? St. Marylebone Christiana Carver John Ramsdale 1820 St Luke, Old Street John Collard Christiana Ramsdale 1833 St James, Clerkenwell Martha Count Robert Ramsdale 1822 London Jane Drummell Rob Ramsdale 1828 St Pancras Saml Engall Rebecca Ramsdale 1801 Islington, St Mary John Foster Ann Ramsdale 1810 Hayton Thomas Gilbert Mary Ramsdale 1820 Newark, Nottinghamshire John Gooderham Susan Ramsdale 1823 Hackney, St John Henry Haslam Ann Ramsdale 1805 Derby Edwd Hunt Mary Ramsdale 1829 Kirton John Johnson Ann Ramsdale 1828 Egmanton Mary Lawson Michael Ramsdale 1816 St. Andrew By The Wardrobe Leah Liles Geo Ramsdale 1827 St George In Borough Wm Macro Harriett Ramsdale 1831 Hackney, Middlesex Dolbey May Elizth Ramsdale 1824 St George The Martyr Wm Potter Martha Ramsdale 1826 Clerkenwell Cathe Railton Matthias Ramsdale 1833 Hackney, Middlesex Ramsdale Ramsdale 1810 St. George, Hanover Square Mary Ramsdale St. Marylebone Sarah Ramsdale David Baker 1816 Everton Geo Ramsdale Mary Bartlett 1832 Spitalfields Louisa Ramsdale Wm Bastick 1825 Bethnal Green Wm Ramsdale Elzth Birkitt 1806 Egmanton Robt Ramsdale Eliza Bog 1829 St. Marylebone Robt Ramsdale Eliza Bog 1829 St. Marylebone John Ramsdale Christiana Carver 1820 St Luke, Old Street Harriet Ramsdale Thos Clements 1830 Hackney, Middlesex Christiana Ramsdale John Collard 1833 Clerkenwell Robt Ramsdale Martha Count 1822 St Alphage, London Robt Ramsdale Martha Count 1822 St Alphage, London Elizth Ramsdale May Dolbey 1824 St George The Martyr Rob Ramsdale Jane Drummett 1828 St. Pancras Rebecca Ramsdale Saml Engall 1801 Islington Ann Ramsdale John Foster 1810 Hayton Mary Ramsdale Thomas Gilbert 16 May 1820 Newark Susan Ramsdale John Gooderham 1823 Hackney, Middlesex Michael Ramsdale Mary Hammond 1827 Hackney, Middlesex Ann Ramsdale Henry Haslam 1805 Derby Mary Ramsdale Peter Hepburn 1822 Holborn, St Andrew Benjn Ramsdale Ann Hochkins 1827 St Luke, Old Street Mary Ramsdale Edwd Hunt 1829 Kirton Ann Ramsdale John Johnson 1828 Egmanton Michael Ramsdale Mary Lawson 1816 St. Andrew By The Wardrobe Michael Ramsdale Mary Lawson 1816 St. Andrew By The Wardrobe Geo Ramsdale Leah Liles 1827 St George In The Borough Geo Ramsdale Leah Liles 1827 St George In The Borough Harriett Ramsdale Wm Macro 1831 Hackney, Middlesex Sarah Ramsdale Wm Palmer 1802 Ditchingham Martha Ramsdale Wm Potter 1826 Clerkenwell Martha Ramsdale Wm Potter 1826 Clerkenwell Matthias Ramsdale Cathe Railton 1833 Hackney, Middlesex Saml Ramsdale Charlotte Ramsdale 1818 ? St George In The Borough Charlotte Ramsdale Saml Ramsdale 1818 St George In The Borough Saml Ramsdale Charlotte Ramsdale 1818 ? St George In The Borough Charlotte Ramsdale Saml Ramsdale 1818 St George In The Borough Geo Ramsdale Sarah Rawlinson 1813 Stratford Le Bow, St Mary Maria Ramsdale Geo Riches 1815 Shoreditch, St Leonard's Mary Ramsdale John Rose 1819 Rotherham Mary Ramsdale John Rose 1819 Rotherham Joseph Ramsdale Jane Skipsey 1798 Great Ayton Elzth Ramsdale Wm Smith 1832 Egmanton Robt Ramsdale Elizth Smyth 1832 Bloomsbury Ralph Ramsdale Elizth Watson 1794 Durham Ralph Ramsdale Elizth Watson 1794 Durham Elizabeth Ramsdale John White 15 Dec 1824 Newark Frances Ramsdale Jas Whitehead 1820 St Luke, Old Street Mary Ramsdale Joseph Wright 1808 Sutton-cum-lound Sarah Rawlinson Geo Ramsdale 1817 ? Stratford Le Bow, St Mary Geo Riches Maria Ramsdale 1815 Shoreditch, St Leonard's John Rose Mary Ramsdale 21 Feb 1819 Rotherham Jane Skipsey Joseph Ramsdale 1798 Great Ayton Wm Smith Elzth Ramsdale 1832 Egmanton Spencer Smith Elzth Ramsdale 1832 Egmanton Elizth Smyth Robt Ramsdale 1832 ? Bloomsbury John White Elizabeth Ramsdale 15 Dec 1824 Newark Jas Whitehead Frances Ramsdale 1820 St Luke, Old Street
Name Spouse Marriage Date Parish Thos Clements Harriet Ramsdall 1830 Hackney, St John Mary Ramsdall Peter Hepburn 1822 Holborn, St Andrew Francis Ramsdall Eliz Bow 1815 Doncaster Eliz Ramsdall Wm Gilbert 1827 St. Pancras Esther Ramsdall Jno Rayner 1825 St. Pancras