The Sherard family became prominent in the village when in the 16th century they acquired a manor here by marriage. [Image courtesy of LeicesterPhoto]
St Andrew Church is a great place to start if you are tracing your ancestors or researching the history of the parish. The church has made available free downloadable records dating back two hundred years while records dating back four hundred years, to 1600, are available for purchase.
The church at Whissendine holds the following original records:
- Baptisms 1936 – present
- Marriages 1962 – present
- Burials 1934 – present
The following records have been transcribed and can be read by clicking on the relevant link below.
- Baptisms 1813 – 1936 (Excel download)
- Marriages 1813 – 1962 (Excel download)
- Burials 1813 – 1934* (Excel download)
*(also includes headstone reference, where relevant)
You will need to have software compatible with Microsoft Excel to read the files. If you do not have such software already installed, click here to download Excel Viewer from the Microsoft website.
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1609 – 1812 are available on CD (70), cost £9.99, from the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society, Pilot House, King Street, Leicester LE16RN, or www.lrfhs.org.uk.
Whissendine has a full index and plan of burials in the churchyard, which can be consulted at the back of the church.
[Information and spreadsheets courtesy of Kevin Slingsby, Oakham Team Ministry]