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Baptisms, Marriages, Burials is pleased to announce the release of 5 million Parish records online. The database is a collection of historical parish and probate registers from many Counties of England and Wales dating from the early 1500s to the middle to late 19th Century.

The records are available for viewing online and using new search technology, it allows leading genealogy website to provide 5 million parish records which document baptisms, marriages and burials dating from 1538 to be searched more easily

The Parish Registers are the Church’s official records of local baptisms, marriages and burials. The Registers date from Tudor times when a law of Henry VIII ordered all clergy to record this information in a register in church.

Centralised Civil Registration was introduced in 1837 to provide one location covering all the parishes in the area, however the parish church registers provide the original source data to this day.

William Shakespeare

The Registers of Stratford-on-Avon (Warwickshire) for Baptisms 1558-1652 & William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
Baptised 26 April 1564 Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakspere
And his children
Susanna Baptised 26 May, 1583
Susanna daughter to William Shakspere
Hamnet and Judith Baptised 2 February, 1585
Hamnet & Judeth son and daughter to William Shakspere.
(Naturally Latin was in use at the time)

Robert Walpole

Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of England and the London Marriage Licences

Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of England is mentioned in the London Marriage Licences as the guardian who consented to his sister Mary Walpole's marriage in May 1684.

Ancestors who lived in the same Parish for more than a few generations, provide a wealth of continuous information. Unfortunately some of the actual Parish records have been lost or destroyed, while some have been copied and stored in County Record Offices. Now researchers have the thrilling prospect of quick, powerful results, and the possibility of finding an original register entry that recorded an event in their ancestors’ lives.

Robert Walpole Parish Entry
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