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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Carlton Curlieu St Mary


The Parish

The parish of Carlton Curlieu lies in southern Leicestershire not too far from its border with neighbouring Northamptonshire. Carlton Curlieu is located roughly 7 miles north of the market town of Market Harborough and sits a little over 2 miles east of the A6 road which connects Market Harborough through to Leicester. There is very little to modern Carlton Curlieu, a small hamlet with a group f farms and cottages gathered around its church. Immediately north of the hamlet runs a significant Rpman Road cutting determinedly southeast from their fort at Leicester towards Ermine Street, several archaeological discoveries have discovered a populated Roman landscape in the vicinity and as will be seen Carlton Curlieu was a much more important place in earlier times. The area is dominated by farming, methods have moved more towards arable in recent times but at the time of this transcript more mixed regimes would have been followed. Carlton Curlieu is drained by small tributaries of the River Welland and this river heads eastwards to reach the North Sea through Stamford and Spalding. Carlton Curlieu is sited at around 140 metres above the sea in undulating countryside land rises northeastwards to Carlton Curlieu's larger neighbour (Ilston on the Hill) where it tops out at 176 metres. Carlton Curlieu parish included the chapelry of Ilston on the Hill together they totaled almost 3,000 acres of which Carlton Curlieu had roughly 1,600, the parish was small in population having close to 50 parishioners. In Domesday times Carlton Curlieu was a much more important place, the larger proportion held by King William with Hugh de Grandmesnil holding a smaller share, collectively there were a most impressive 36 ploughs and substantial meadows making for a much larger place than today's hamlet.

The Church

St Mary's church sits on the southern side of the lane leading towards Burton Overy. The church consists of two distinct ages, the earliest portion is the western tower which is 12th century and Norman Romanesque in style. Big and imposing it stands rather blockily in contrast to the largely brick built remainder. The very top-most stage, however, is either added or rebuilt with a documented date by inscription of 1685. This predates the major change to the church which followed in 1767. Whatever existed prior to this date was demolished to leave the tower whilst the nave and chancel was rebuilt in brick using a Gothic style which may or may not be typical of the pre-existing scheme. Further work followed in the usual Victorian restoration, work here being done in the early 1880s. The church is set back from its lane behind a broad grassy verge with a tarred entranceway permitting careful parking. The churchyard is bordered by substantial trees and sadly for some reason the church is crammed into the southern edge of the churchyard thereby removing the favoured angles for the photographer and making for a challenging subject on a sunny day.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 27th November 1755 - 29th August 1811 Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office - Reference - DE2238/2 Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 3 Register - there are sufficient quality issues with this register to indicate that some misreads will occur albeit few in number Poor handwriting may lead to a few misreads
2 1st December 1819 - 10th December 1835 Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office - Reference - DE2238/3 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Burton Overy St Andrew
Ilston on the Hill St Michael
Ilston on the Hill St Michael
Burton Overy St Andrew
Kibworth Beauchamp St Wilfrid
Shangton St Nicholas
Tur Langton St Andrew
Kibworth Beauchamp St Wilfrid
Kibworth Beauchamp St Wilfrid
Tur Langton St Andrew
Tur Langton St Andrew

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
05/02/1754 Edward BIRT Tur Langton Jane BRADSHAW
27/11/1755 John COX Anne HART
02/11/1756 William COULTMAN Gumley Mary BILLINGS
30/07/1759 John HUBBARD Saddington Mary HILL Single
28/06/1767 Edward LYNTHWAITE Great Glen Mary PRIDMORE Single
25/02/1768 John BILLING Mary STILES
20/02/1772 Thomas HILL Market Harborough Martha KIRK Widow
18/10/1775 William FORSTER Kibworth Beauchamp Mary BARSBY
08/05/1777 John COLES Walgrave, Northamptonshire Susannah KNAPTON
10 26/10/1778 John BARSBY Elizabeth BLOCKLEY Wigston Magna
31/01/1779 John WOODCOCK Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire Elizabeth MASON
10/09/1780 Thomas ORAM Alice WELLS
06/10/1782 John TIERS Frisby On The Wreake Elizabeth BARSBY
26/12/1783 James INGRAM Cottingham, Northamptonshire Martha BARSBY
19/01/1786 William PLUMER Tur Langton Hannah PRIDMORE
16 10/03/1789 Richard ALLEN Kibworth Beauchamp Honor COLLINGWOOD
17 21/04/1789 Abraham JORDAN Broughton Astley Sarah BARSBY
18 14/10/1789 John MERRILL Cottingham, Northamptonshire Hannah BARSBY
19 06/10/1790 John BARWELL Kibworth Beauchamp Mary TYLER
20 16/02/1795 John CHAPMAN Alice ORAM
21 12/09/1796 William RAGG Diseworth Elizabeth JARROM
22 11/10/1797 Thomas WITE Mary HERBOT
23 02/07/1798 William BARNS Ann HINMAN
24 08/10/1798 Edward DODSON Sarah SMITH
25 19/06/1799 John COLLINGWOOD Mary CROSS
26 23/06/1799 John WILKINSON Ilston On The Hill Mary KING Ilston On The Hill
27 09/03/1801 Thomas CHAPMAN Sarah ORAM Tur Langton
28 30/12/1802 James SHAW Widower Tur Langton Alice LANDON Single
29 07/03/1803 John Pickard TAILBY Single Tur Langton Ann SEAGRAVE Single
30 04/05/1807 William WARD Jane BRIGSTOCK
31 16/10/1809 William PATEMAN Alice BIRD Tur Langton
32 29/08/1811 Robert BEADMAN Great Glen Ann TYERS
1 01/12/1819 William NUNNS Mary BURDITT
2 24/02/1823 Joseph BURGESS Market Harborough Catherine MUGGLETON
3 19/07/1823 Thomas LOWE Earl Shilton Ann CLARKE
4 28/02/1825 Thomas WALTON Elizabeth COLLINGWOOD
5 11/10/1826 John CROW Withcote Mary PEAKE
6 20/12/1827 Thomas HUBBARD Single Hungerton Frances FRISBY Single
7 02/06/1828 Robert GRAY Single Stanion, Northamptonshire Frances SEAGRAVE Widow
8 20/04/1829 John ORTON Sarah CLARKE
9 22/10/1832 Richard COX Mary Ann BUTCHER
10 10/12/1835 John THORPE Ashley, Northamptonshire Ann CARRISS

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