Family History Notebook

All Saints Church, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire

All Saints Church, Husbands Bosworth

Husbands Bosworth is a rural village on the Leicestershire / Northamptonshire border.

The church was in existence in the 12th century. "The tower dates from the mid-14th century but parts of the church may be older. The clerestory is of the late 15th or early 16th century and the north aisle was added in 1812. The chancel owes its present form to the restoration of 1861 and the nave arcades were rebuilt in 1867."

"The registers of burials begin in 1558, baptisms in 1567, and marriages in 1684; there is a gap in all three between 1653 and 1667, and other gaps are from 1691 to 1695 and 1740 to 1789 (baptisms)*, and from 1789 to 1799 (marriages)*." (Victoria County History - worth reading)

* This appears to be an error. The transcript below includes these years and baptisms for 1691. There are no entries in individual other years.

Mary Seal mseal@sympatico.ca has transcribed the registers of Husbands Bosworth and published them on the Leicestershire RootsWeb mailing list in 2002. I have transferred her transcriptions to the following pages in the hope of making them more readily available. She adds the following note:

"Please note that I have made every attempt to be correct in my transcribing, but it is advisable to check the entries for oneself. The spellings and punctuation are as they were written (I have put the surnames in upper-case though). Also, some of the entries on the film I have been using were impossible to read. So a few people will be missing from my transcription. I do hope that this will be of use to many of you."

If anyone has corrections to this transcript please inform me at ajs@fivenine.co.uk . Please note that I have no additional information regarding these registers that is not published on these pages and have no particular local knowledge.

I would like to express my appreciation to Mary for this major effort. My own particular interest in the area is in the Buswell family.

Baptisms

Marriages

Banns of
Marriage

Burials

1567 - 1599
1600 - 1699
1700 - 1799
1800 - 1849
1850 - 1894
1584 - 1599
1600 - 1699
1700 - 1799
1800 - 1824

1754 - 1799
1800 - 1831

1558 - 1599
1600 - 1699
1700 - 1799
1800 - 1849
1850 - 1888


#1    Mary Seal transcriptions
#2    IGI online
Baptisms
1702 Aug 16 Ann, d.o. Isack & Hannah Buswell Flax dresser   #1
1744 Mar 02 Ann, d.o. William & Alice Boswell     #1
1755 Feb 21 Elizabeth, d.o. Edward & Elizabeth Buswell     #1
1756 Nov 03 Hannah, d.o. Edw. & Eliz. Buswell     #1
1782 Dec 21 Charles, s.o. Matthew & Hannah Buswell     #1
1785 Jul 07 Thomas, s.o. Matthew & Ann Buswell     #1
1834 May 09 Louisa, d.o. George & Catharine Buswell Shuckelford   #1

Marriages

1797 Nov 09 John Buswell / Hannah Ward #2
1831 Apr 28 Joseph Buswell / Jane Walker #2