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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Normanby le Wold St Peter


The Parish

The parish of Normanby le Wold lies in north central Lincolnshire about 4 miles north of the market town of Market Rasen. Normanby le Wold is a small village sitting, as its name suggests, high on the Lincolnshire Wolds about 2 miles east of the A46 road which connects Market rasen through to the port of Grimsby. Little more than a straggle of farms and cottages at the edge of the escarpment Normanby le Wold is nowadays just a small rural hamlet. Like much of Lincolnshire Normanby le Wold would have been a farming community, in this case, however the local stone was also quarried for road building and use in local rough building which varied slightly the economy. A small beck drains the parish southwards and turns west before being intercepted by the man-made New River Ancholme draining ultimately into the outer Humber Estuary. Normanby le Wold is sited at around 140 metres above the sea, the escarpment falls away by 100 metres to Claxby down below whilst the dip slope reaches local heights of almost 170 metres within a mile or so northeastwards. Normanby le Wold parish was fairly typically sized for its area, covering jusy under 2,000 acres it would have supported a population of a little over 100 parishioners. In Domesday times Normanby le Wold was a much more sizeable place, shared between 3 landholders it could call upon assets of 11 ploughs, extensive meadows & woodland and a third share of a mill.

The Church

St Peter's church sits at the southern end of the hamlet where the village lane becomes a footpath, now followed by the Viking Way Trail. Whilst the church has its origins in the 13th century the Victorian restoration of 1868 encompassed almost a complete rebuilding of the eastern end of the church. Early English Gothic architecture does remain, the basal portion of the western tower together with the southern doorway remain from that period. The western tower shows a Perpendicular style in its top stages and bell openings showing a period of rebuild from the late 14th century. It is, however, the restoration from which most else is dateable. Normanby le Wold's narrow lane meanders southwards past farms until, just before reaching open fields, the church appears on the left behind post & rail fencing. Whilst the lane is narrow it is only frequented by local farm traffic so parking should be possible with care. Once through the metal gates and screening trees the churchyard is open & uncluttered with no obstructions to photography.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
11th January 1757 - 11th January 1810
Lincolnshire Archives - Reference - NORMANBY LE WOLD PAR/1/3
Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4entries per page
Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads
The register has suffered damage being a collection of loose sheets held together, this does not, however, impact upon the data
2 12th May 1814 - 21st December 1835  Lincolnshire Archives - Reference - NORMANBY LE WOLD PAR/1/4 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None

Nettleton St John the Baptist
Nettleton St John the Baptist
Rothwell St Mary Magdalene
Claxby by Normanby St Mary
Thoresway St Mary
Walesby All Saints
Claxby by Normanby St Mary
Claxby by Normanby St Mary
Walesby All Saints
Walesby All Saints

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
1 11/01/1757 John WRIGHT Market Rasen Frances HACKNEY Single
2 12/05/1757 Thomas SUMMERSCALES Walesby Elizabeth BRUMBY Single
3 24/06/1758 Anthony COLLINGWOOD Corby Mary YOUND
4 12/05/1761 Robert BELL Ann CHAPMAN
5 03/05/1762 William HEATH Walesby Mary CRESSY Single
6 09/05/1764 William KIRK Healing Mary GRANTHAM Single
7 13/05/1766 John BANDY Arseley COALEY Single
8 25/11/1776 Andrew HEWSON North Kelsey Mary KEITLEY Single
9 13/07/1778 George KEETLAT Elizabeth BAGLAT Single
10 27/07/1778 John SAUNDERSON Nettleton Ann YOUNG Single
11 17/04/1780 Charles COLTON Henrietta Maria CAMPION
09/07/1782 William ANDERSON Rebecca JARVIS Single Caistor
19/05/1784 John BREWER Elizabeth LANCASTER
16/05/1785 Thomas HOCKEN Ann COBB
15/05/1786 William HEWITT Claxby Elizabeth BROOKS
12/06/1786 John WILSON Anne BREWER Single East Torrington
14/05/1789 Thomas BLACKBOND Middle Rasen Ann BREWER
03/12/1789 Henry HANDSON Walesby Elizabeth LAMMIN Single
13/09/1790 William RICHARDSON Elizabeth HARRISON
09/06/1791 Joseph COLLINGWOOD Corby Elizabeth YOUNG Single
11/07/1791 Stephen HUDSON Widower Susanna HALL Single
11/06/1792 George SHUTTLEWORTH Blyth, Nottinghamshire Ann YOUNG Single
19/09/1793 John MALAM Single Mary BURKS Single
12/02/1798 Robert RANDS Ann MAYES
14/05/1798 John PICKWELL South Willingham Mary TYSON
25/03/1799 William BRAMPTON Ann SOLFLEET
14/05/1806 Joseph CORDEL Mary TRAFFACK
31/08/1809 John CORDINGLEY Single Leeds, Yorkshire Harriet HARGRAVE Single
11/01/1810 William MUMBY Single Claxby Frances LAMMIN
1 12/05/1814 Thomas LIGER Elizabeth CHAMBERS Widow
2 03/06/1818 John MORLEY Market Rasen Ann GWILLIM Single
3 31/01/1820 Joseph COUPLAND Jane DENT
4 17/05/1820 Joseph MARRIS Mary LAMBORD
7 28/01/1821 Richard BELL St Mary, Binbrook Eleanor STORY
5 12/08/1821 John DOUS Elenor SMITH
6 06/09/1821 Richard POTTON Holton Le Moor Charlotte HARGRAVE
8 30/12/1822 George COULSON Claxby Mary MOSES
9 05/08/1823 Joseph COULSON Widower Usselby Mary RIGGALL Widow
10 16/06/1825 Joseph SHUCKSMITH Sarah VICKERS
11 27/03/1826 Richard GINNEY Ellen JOYNE
12 21/05/1827 Robert RAND Elizabeth BURTON
13 28/05/1827 John SHEPHERD Claxby Mary LIDGETT
14 12/11/1827 William HAWCOCK Sarah HIRD
15 31/08/1829 William SAUNBY Frances LEARY Market Rasen
16 14/05/1832 Francis BREWSTER Mary ENGLAND
17 23/06/1834 William TINKER Elizabeth MUMBY
18 21/12/1835 William SHEPHERD Bigby Susanna MUMBY

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