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Marriages 1754 - 1837
Bainton St Mary


The Parish

Bainton is a chapelry of Ufford parish but was also responsible for conducting marriages through the period of this transcript. Bainton is located in the extreme northeast of Northamptonshire, indeed it forms part of the border with neighbouring Lincolnshire. Bainton sits about 4 miles east of the Lincolnshire market town of Stamford, a small and compact village sitting on the B1443 road which connects Stamford with the Cambridgeshire village of Thorney. Bainton sits on the southern banks of the River Welland, which here forms the county border. The area is very much at the edge of the great Fenlands stretching to the Wash coast, very fertile soils lead to intensive arable & market gardening activities; Bainton's economy was also boosted by the presence of limestone within the southern part of the parish, albeit of poor quality and used mainly for road stone. The Welland drains eastwards and, much canalised, passes through Spalding to The Wash. Bainton is sited at just 15 metres above sea level and it is only towards its parent parish of Ufford that land rises significantly. The chapelry covered a relatively small area of 1,000 acres and would have supported a population of just over 150 parishioners. There is no mention of Bainton in Domesday Book.

The Church

St Mary's church sits at the heart of Bainton, in the northeastern corner of its main crossroads with the B1443. The church's earliest dateable features lay in the 13th century; Pevsner cites the northern arcade to the early 13th century and the northern chapel to the latter stages of that century. The tower & nave show the styles of the Decorated period and are probably from the early 14th centuries, later still is the chancel in the Perpendicular style of the late 14th century or early 15th. The site is best accessed from the entrance at the western end, Tallington Road, here a pair of metal gates grants access through the surrounding limestone wall. There are few obstructions to inhibit photography once inside the churchyard.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 27th January 1755 - 30th March 1758 Northamptonshire Archives Bishop's Transcripts on loose-leaf folios Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads The register for this short period does not survive - entries were retrieved from the surviving BTs
2 31st May 1758 - 8th July 1812 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 023P/03 Plain, unruled book containing combined Banns & Marriages Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None
3 24th January 1813 - 22nd September 1834 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 023P/04 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None

Uffington St Michael, Lincolnshire
Tallington St Lawrence, Lincolnshire
Tallington St Lawrence, Lincolnshire
Tallington St Lawrence, Lincolnshire
West Deeping St Andrew, Lincolnshire
Maxey St Peter
Barnack St John the Baptist
Maxey St Peter
Barnack St John the Baptist
Ufford St Andrew
Maxey St Peter

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
27/01/1755 Nicholas LOWN     Elizabeth HOWES    
01/04/1755 Thomas HILL   Tallington, Lincolnshire Isabel TEAR    
19/10/1755 Thomas DOLBY   Stamford Barron Ann BENTLEY   Barnack
05/02/1756 William BARKER     Mary MORRIS   Barnack
30/03/1758 Thomas YARWOOD   Helpston Mary BATTERHAM    
1 31/05/1758 Nathanael ALLEN     Elizabeth GARNAR    
2 10/06/1760 John SMITH     Ann HOWES    
3 12/05/1761 William ORSBAND   Ashton Ann BENNINGTON    
4 23/02/1762 Robert FLOWERS     Sarah MASH    
7 29/04/1765 Francis BICKERDIKE     Mary PAIN    
8 19/12/1765 John SAILES     Catherine PRIGMORE    
9 24/04/1769 Thomas PETTIPHER     Elizabeth WRIGHT    
11 12/10/1772 William LAMBERT   Baston, Lincolnshire Jane FAIRCHILD    
12 11/07/1773 George SISSON Single Barnack Elizabeth CANWELL Single  
14 13/06/1775 Robert WHENHAM     Alice POPPLE    
15 26/07/1775 John GUTTERIDGE   Maxey Alice SCOTTNEY    
16 10/10/1775 Thomas BULL Single Peterborough Mary CANWELL Single  
17 02/12/1777 Noel ASHBY   Ufford Ann POPPLE    
18 18/07/1778 Edward WARD     Martha BOLLAND    
19 01/06/1779 John FIGGENS     Ann CUE    
20 07/11/1779 Cornelius WADE     Bridget DIMBLEBY    
21 21/11/1780 Thomas STAPLER Single Tallington, Lincolnshire Catherine JACKSON Single  
22 16/01/1781 George RITCHERLAS   Woodston, Huntingdonshire Mary PALMER    
23 13/07/1781 John FOWLER     Susannah WEBSTER   Tallington, Lincolnshire
24 05/04/1784 William CUE Widower   Elizabeth BEESON    
25 12/11/1784 William CASSELDINE     Elizabeth BURGON    
11/10/1785 John ROBINSON   Thornhaugh Ann PATRICK    
24/05/1786 Edmund NEGUS   Ufford Ann HERRING    
20/06/1786 Henry HITCHCOCK     Elizabeth GARNER    
13/08/1786 William DOWNES   Easton On The Hill Elizabeth JESSON    
24/06/1788 Austin CAVE Single Bulwick Ann JACKSON Single  
08/08/1788 Thomas PORTER   Barnack Elizabeth COOKE    
11/10/1790 John CHRISTIAN     Elizabeth GARFOOT    
07/12/1790 John FITZJOHN     Frances JACKSON    
12/10/1792 Francis SMITH   Helpston Sarah LOUTH    
07/07/1793 William CUE     Elizabeth WIGGINTON    
08/10/1793 John ALLEN     Elizabeth JESSON    
21/06/1796 George PICKERING   Barholm And Stowe, Lincolnshire Elizabeth ALLEN    
29/05/1797 William GUTRIDGE     Elizabeth CUE    
16/07/1798 Abraham STAPLETON   Ufford Mary ALLEN    
09/12/1800 John ALLEN Widower   Mary WALTHAM Single  
19/05/1801 Thomas JACKSON Single   Anne NOTTINGHAM Single  
05/07/1801 William SMITH Single   Sarah GARNER    
21/04/1803 John MANN Widower   Jane BLADES Single  
28/04/1803 John GRIFFIN Single   Isabella MYARTT Single  
12/06/1803 William FITZJOHN   Deeping St James, Lincolnshire Mary GUTTERIDGE    
02/08/1803 William BURBIDGE Single Ufford Anne GARNER Single  
14/08/1803 Thomas BROUGHTON Single Maxey Anne MICHAEL Single  
04/02/1805 William GRAY     Elizabeth TAYLOR Widow  
17/01/1808 Robert SMITH Single Baston, Lincolnshire Elizabeth MARSH Widow  
29/06/1808 Thomas NOTTINGHAM Single   Catherine HITCHCOCK Single  
09/08/1808 Thomas PEARS Single Barnack Elizabeth NOTTINGHAM Single  
13/11/1808 Thomas NORMAN Single   Catherine FOWLER Single  
10/10/1811 Francis HERRING     Mary CROSS    
08/07/1812 Wilson WRIGHT Widower   Jane WALLIS Widow Barnack
1 24/01/1813 Thomas KING Widower Corby, Lincolnshire Sarah BICKERDIKE Single  
2 13/12/1813 John TAYLOR Single   Sarah SMITH Single  
3 29/08/1819 Eusebius HERAPATH Single   Eleanor KIRBY Single  
4 20/06/1820 Samuel WILLIAMSON   Barnack Maria BICKERDIKE    
5 18/12/1820 Francis JACKSON Single   Sarah SHARPE Single Kingscliffe
6 22/01/1821 Thomas BARFOOT Single   Elizabeth CLOW Single  
7 25/02/1821 John OSBORN Single   Ann JACKSON Widow  
8 04/07/1822 Samuel SKIRRITT Single West Deeping, Lincolnshire Catherine CLOSE Single  
9 13/10/1823 Thomas STANGER     Catharine JACKSON    
10 02/05/1824 Francis STAINSBY Single Barnack Mary STEEL Single Barnack
11 14/06/1825 John VINE Widower   Susannah HEWSON Widow  
12 29/09/1825 Francis OTTER     Elizabeth PHILLIPS    
13 22/01/1829 Joseph BICKERDIKE Single   Ann PHILLIPS Single  
14 16/03/1829 William Serjeant DOLBY Widower   Ann ELLIOTT Single  
15 21/05/1829 John JESSON Widower   Elizabeth HITCHCOCK Single St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey
16 25/03/1830 John CLUFF Single   Mary Ann BEAN Single  
17 15/04/1830 Thomas LEES Single Paston Susanna JOHNSON Single  
18 16/12/1830 Edward HARRISON Single   Mary PHILLIPS Single  
19 03/03/1831 John MANN Single Ufford Catherine Law ELSTON Single  
20 23/05/1831 William BOOR Single   Ann GREEN Single  
21 14/09/1831 Martin BUTT Single   Catharine BICKERDIKE Single  
22 24/07/1834 Thomas RUDKINGS Single   Elizabeth HERRING Single  
23 22/09/1834 Thomas BEAN Single   Sarah WRIGHT Single  

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