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Parish Registers

The parish registers date from 1559 and some are in Latin.

 

The entries reflect the rural livelihoods over many centuries - farmers, labourers, blacksmiths, masons, waggoners and more rarely, butler and gentleman. Lace makers were recorded in Lower Thorpe which was colloquially known as Duck End and Thorpe Hole.

 

Interesting entries include a baptism, probably resulting from the slave trade: “Richard, a black boy, aged 9 years, born in Ye East Indies, 28 July 1751".

 

Also, “2 July 1712: Thomas Traster, an old wandrin begger, was buried here".

 

...and what was the story behind the burials register entry: "Christopher Dugar, Officer of Excise, fell from horse. Died 16 August 1738"?

 

Apart from the current registers, all the registers and other parish records can be examined at Northamptonshire Record Office, Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, NN4 9BQ.

 

Extensive transcriptions of the registers and other public records have been made. If you would like specific information, please see the Contacts page on this website.

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