Find out if your English ancestors were married in the historic county of Nottinghamshire by searching 400 years of parish records. Discover who and when your ancestor married and, as well as the names of those who witnessed the marriage.
Each record contains a transcript of original source material. The detail in each record will vary. Earlier records only recorded the basic information about the marriages, and later records added additional details such as occupations and witness names.
Spouse’s marital status
Spouse’s father’s name
By license or banns
Names of witnesses
There are 984,960 records available. The records have been transcribed from original parish records and bishop’s transcripts by Findmypast and the Nottinghamshire Family History Society.
Nottinghamshire is in the east Midlands of England, bordered by South Yorkshire to the northwest, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire is famously associated with the legend of Robin Hood and was certainly overseen by the sheriff of Nottingham. The county has been inhabited since Roman times and was once part of the Angle Kingdom of Mercia.
During Norman times the county developed malting and woollen industries. During the Industrial Revolution, the county relied on coal and iron ore. Nottinghamshire’s last mine, Thoresby Colliery, closed in July 2015.
Use the name variant option to search for various spellings of your ancestor’s name. The spelling of the surname may have changed over the centuries.
Although your ancestor may not have been Anglican, it is important to search parish records because everyone between 1754 and 1837, regardless of denomination, was obligated to register their marriage with a Church of England parish.