Find your ancestors in Leicestershire banns

What can these records tell me?

There are over 300,000 banns records covering the ancient county of Leicestershire in this collection. The records span over 300 years from 1637 to the 1940 and cover 281 parishes. Follow the link in the Useful links and resources section to see a full list of parishes covered.

Both images and transcripts are included with each result. While the amount of information may vary from transcript to transcript, most will include the following details:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Banns year
  • Banns date
  • Spouse’s first name(s)
  • Spouse’s last name
  • Spouse’s residence
  • Denomination
  • Place
  • County
  • Archive
  • Archive reference

Images may be able to provide additional details such as all three dates when the banns were read.