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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Little Linford St Leonard & St Andrew


The Parish

The parish of Little Linford lies in Northern Buckinghamshire close to its border with neighbouring Northamptonshire. Little Linford lies about 2 miles northwest of the market town of Newport Pagnell, it is a very small settlement with no village as such merely a scatter of farms and cottages surrounding the eponymous hall. Little Linford is located just to the west of the modern M1 motorway in lanes which lead from Newport Pagnell westwards. Considering Little Linford's rural location it is sited in a major transport corridor as the main London to Birmingham rail lines lies just 2 miles west of the hamlet too. Little Linford's farming regime was heavily influenced by its geography, lying as it does in the heavy clay soils of the flood plain of the River Great Ouse which flows through the parish heading northeastwards to eventually reach The Wash. Little Linford is sited at around 70 metres above sea level with most properties lying on the edge of the immediate plain of the river thus keeping their feet dryer. The parish was always a small one even by Buckinghamshire standards, it covered a mere 600 acres and would have supported less than 100 parishioners. In Domesday times Little Linford was held by one Bishop Geoffrey of Coutances and supported just 4 ploughs although it did possess a mill as well as small meadows and woodlands.

The Church

St Leonard & St Andrew's church sits at the end of Church Lane alongside Little Linford Hall. The church is old, almost all the fabric is dated by Pevsner to the 13th century including nave chancel, bellcote and north arcade. He places the south arcade in the following century. Despite this great age there is clearly nothing significantly exciting about its architecture as he dismisses the building in less than 10 lines. The church is accessed around the hall grounds and is only accessible on foot from Church Lane. Whilst there are some mature trees on site views are not unduly restricted.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 14th November 1757 - 13th October 1812 Buckinghamshire Archives - Reference PR132/1/1 Plain unruled book a continuation of the extant composite register Grade 1 register - few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads The parish were in breach of Hardwicke's requirements for the segregation of marriages throughout this period
2 2nd July 1816 - 6th October 1836 Buckinghamshire Archives - Reference PR132/1/2 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Hanslope St James
Gayhurst St Peter
Lathbury All Saints (detached)
Gayhurst St Peter
Haversham St Mary
Newport Pagnell St Peter & St Paul
Stantonbury St Peter
Great Linford St Andrew
Great Linford St Andrew

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
1 14/11/1757 James HARRIS     Jane BOWDEY    
2 23/10/1758 William SAXBY     Mary BROOF    
3 12/09/1759 George RAWLINS   Great Linford Lydia ELKINS    
4 24/03/1761 William HARRISON   Weston Underwood Mary FOSTER    
5 12/10/1762 Robert ABRAM     Kitty KING    
6 11/10/1763 Richard KENNEY     Hannah SHERWOOD    
7 06/03/1765 Jonathan ABBOT     Elizabeth LANCASTER    
8 29/06/1768 William ROBERTS   Haversham Sarah ELKINS    
10 09/08/1774 Richard HUTTON   Wavendon Elisabeth TEAGLE    
11 19/08/1776 Thomas TUFFNEL   Whaddon Mary WELSH    
12 10/02/1777 Thomas MAPLEY     Ann FROST    
13 31/08/1778 Samuel FROST   Thornton Mary CHURCH    
14 21/09/1778 Thomas HARRIS     Sarah HILL    
17 27/01/1780 William HAYCOCK   Newport Pagnell Eleanor MADDOCKS    
17 12/05/1780 Samuel GARLICK   Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire Elizabeth HINSON    
20 12/03/1781 William HAVIL     Ann BRICE    
21 12/03/1782 Joseph HISKETT     Elizabeth HORTON    
25 02/05/1782 Thomas STOCKLEY   Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire Cathrine PAGE    
24 17/11/1782 Thomas BILLINGTON   Woughton On The Green Elizabeth PAGE    
26 06/10/1788 John MOONE   Brafield On The Green, Northamptonshire Ann SHIRLEY    
27 01/09/1789 Thomas TOLSON     Martha LANGLEY    
28 08/12/1791 William WATTS     Elizabeth DARBY    
29 23/10/1798 William MABLEY     Mary COOLEY    
30 14/04/1800 Thomas BABINGTON     Ann GARROD    
31 07/01/1807 George QUINNEY   Newport Pagnell Mary FROST    
32 11/10/1809 John SHARP     Mary YOUNG    
05/12/1811 William ROSE     Maria COOPER    
13/10/1812 Thomas LINHAM     Mary MIDDLETON    
1 02/07/1816 Richard POLTON     Hannah MASON    
2 27/10/1818 Enoch WEST     Margaret BASLE    
3 23/09/1819 Thomas DIGBY Single   Elizabeth WOOD Single  
4 05/11/1821 Thomas MALLEY     Sarah PINDER    
5 11/02/1822 Thomas CAVES   Hanslope Elizabeth JERRATT    
6 30/08/1822 Charles MABLEY     Sarah DARBON    
7 20/11/1823 Mark MORRIS     Anne LINEHAM   Haversham
8 25/03/1824 Thomas FROST     Mary BRASSINGTON    
9 26/09/1824 John BATES     Sarah MAPLEY    
10 24/12/1824 Cornelius WRIGHT   Emberton Ruth FROST    
11 13/10/1825 Nehemiah NICHOLS   Hanslope Mary DURBON    
12 13/09/1831 William George BAXTER     Phoebe FROST    
13 06/10/1836 Jonas WEST   Lathbury Hannah LILLY    

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