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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Brampton Ash St Mary


The Parish

The parish of Brampton Ash lies in northern Northamptonshire not too far from its border with neighbouring Leicestershire. Brampton Ash is located about 4 miles east of the Leicestershire market town of Market Harborough and sits on the A427 road which connects Market Harborough with Corby. There is very little to modern day Brampton Ash, just a couple of groups of farms together with the church. Brampton Ash would have been a small farming community at the time of this transcript and today it is much the same, the farming would have been a mixed regime with both arable & pastoral in practice, today with the advent of heavy machinery it has moved more towards arable. Brampton Ash is drained northeastwards by a small head-water of the River Welland which is joined to the northwest of Corby, thence to the North Sea via Stamford & Spalding and exiting through The Wash. Brampton Ash is sited at around 130 metres above the sea in gently undulating countryside, classic hunting country, land rises barely 10 metres higher westwards. Brampton Ash parish was fairly typically sized for its area, it covered just under 2,400 acres and would have supported a population of just 100 parishioners. In Domesday times Brampton Ash was marginally larger and shared 3 ways, a small share with Countess Judith and larger shares for Robert de Tosny & Robert de Bucy; collectively the parish could muster 11 ploughs and the usual meadows & woodland.

The Church

St Mary's church sits on the southern side of the A427 roughly midway between the two groups of farms that constitute modern day Brampton Ash. The church is a composite crossing the fashion change from Decorated into Perpendicular and probably representing a build commenced in the former and finished in the latter architectural styles but as a continuous build. The earliest portion and Decorated in style is the chancel within which Pevsner found the western window to be attractive and intricate. The remainder of the church is in the Perpendicular style and the tall and dominating western tower noticeably so. For once Pevsner does not mention a Victorian restoration so clearly if one occurred it was light & sensitive. The church sits in an elevated position relative to the A427, grassy banks rising up to the churchyard. A brick-woven area exists for parking and is better approached from the east to access safely. Sadly the churchyard is rather tight to the church and trees crowd the southeastern aspect, getting back sufficiently to adequately capture that tall tower requires entering nearby field, fortunately a footpath, followed by the Midshires Way Trail, enables that viewpoint.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
15th April 1754 - 14th January 1770
Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 045P/002
Plain, unruled book, a continuation of the extant composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation & wording requirements
Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads
2 7th January 1770 - 1st November 1782  Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 045P/004 Standard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register with 4entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
3 23rd November 1784 - 3rd February 1812  Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 045P/003  Plain, unruled book, a further composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation & wording requirements Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
4 20th March 1815 - 28th June 1837  Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 045P/005 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Weston by Welland St Mary
Weston by Welland St Mary
Ashley St Mary
Dingley All Saints
Stoke Albany St Botolph
Braybrooke All Saints
Braybrooke All Saints
Desborough St Giles

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
15/04/1754 William BORDEN
Braybrooke Alice MARSHALL

27/12/1757 William HURST
Bringhurst, Leicestershire Sarah RAMKIN

19/06/1759 Thomas WRIGHT
Kettering Elizabeth BOSWORTH

01/10/1759 William SCOT
Stoke Albany Sarah DIGBY

12/11/1759 Thomas NEWBALL
Stamford Baron Ann HUMFREY

09/12/1760 Robert ELLIOT
Dingley Alice CLAYPOLE

04/11/1762 William CASE

Elizabeth HUGHS

11/11/1762 William PARSONS
Great Bowdon, Leicestershire Ann BOSWORTH

19/11/1766 William BARWELL
Stoke Albany Elizabeth MAYCOCK

29/12/1766 John MAYCOCK


12/01/1767 Buncher NEWMAN
Radclive, Buckinghamshire Mary BOSWORTH

24/04/1769 William WEST


24/05/1769 John CLEMENTS


08/01/1770 Thomas NIPIN


14/01/1770 John STEVENSON


1 07/11/1770 George BOSWORTH

2 26/12/1770 Thomas MURDIN
Little Bowdon, Leicestershire Elizabeth NEAL

3 17/04/1771 Richard MARSHALL Single
Mary DRAKE Single
4 18/04/1771 Robert GROSS Single

5 25/09/1771 Robert MILLS

Rachel DRAKE

6 07/10/1771 Edward PYWELL
Medbourne, Leicestershire Ann HATTON

7 13/10/1771 Thomas BILLING
Braybrooke Mary MEACOCK

8 27/01/1772 John RIDGELY
Stoke Albany Ann MEACOCK

9 30/11/1772 Nicolas CANNON Single
Sarah BASSET Single Braybrooke
10 18/02/1773 Samuel CARTER
Desborough Elizabeth PAINE

11 20/09/1773 William HORSEPOOL

Catherine ALBANY
Stoke Albany
12 10/03/1774 George NEAL

Elizabeth PEARSE

13 17/04/1775 Thomas MARLOW
Peterborough Mary HUGHES Single
14 17/10/1775 William NEAL
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire Elizabeth SCOTT Single
15 10/05/1778 Richard POOL
Desborough Ann SMITH

16 27/10/1778 Thomas GRANT


17 06/03/1780 Robert GROSS


18 01/01/1782 Joseph NOBLE


19 04/01/1782 Gabriel VOICE
Weston By Welland Hannah POWELL

20 01/11/1782 Thomas SCOTT
Weston By Welland Alice BRIGHTMAN

1 23/11/1784 William BUCKBY

Mary GROSS Widow
2 23/06/1785 William GRIMLEY Widower
3 24/06/1785 John TIER

Elizabeth SPRIGS

4 27/09/1785 William PARES
Narborough, Leicestershire Elizabeth CUMBERLAND

5 06/11/1786 John CHAMBERS
Deene Sarah SHARMAN

6 17/04/1787 Thomas SMITH
Church Langton, Leicestershire Dorothy BALE

7 24/11/1788 William COOKE


8 24/12/1788 John PAIN

Elizabeth SUTTON
Earls Barton
9 26/12/1788 Edward BUCK
Newbold On Avon, Warwickshire Jane WAGSTAFF

10 10/02/1792 Elias HUGHES Single
Sarah DEXTER Single
21 08/12/1794 James SPRIGGS Single Market Harborough, Leicestershire Susannah NEAL Single
22 29/04/1795 Watson BRADSHAW Single Ashley Ann KILBY Single
23 22/09/1795 William MAYNE Single Lutterworth, Leicestershire Mary MITCHELL Single
24 29/03/1796 John CROWE
East Carlton Elizabeth NEAL

25 16/01/1797 Thomas POWEL Widower Dingley Mary MERRIL Single
11 25/01/1797 William WOTTON Widower Little Bowdon, Leicestershire Mary BOSWORTH

26 02/03/1797 George SWINGLER Single
Mary WHITWELL Single Braybrooke
28 29/06/1797 Thomas MOTTERSHAW Single Castle Church, Staffordshire Mary BOSWORTH Single
29 06/01/1803 Thomas ROBERTS Single St Mary, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Sarah BONNETT

30 18/10/1803 Thomas ELLIS Single St Mary, Leicester, Leicestershire Hannah CARTWRIGHT Single
31 21/10/1803 William COOK Widower
Sarah MALLARD Single
32 27/03/1805 Charles NEAL Single
Ann DEXTER Single
33 27/06/1805 Robert WARMSLEY Single
Mary WEST Single
34 23/09/1805 John SMITH Single
Sarah HOLMES Single
35 15/09/1807 John MERRILL Single
Ann SMITH Single Wilbarston
36 22/10/1807 Elias HUGHES Widower
Elizabeth FLUDE Single
37 21/12/1807 John MATTHEWS Single Rothwell Catherine BURBIDGE Single
38 26/03/1810 Richard SIMONS Single Shearsby, Leicestershire Alice BURDETT Single
39 29/10/1810 William MILLS
Loughborough, Leicestershire Elizabeth BUCKBY Single
40 03/02/1812 Thomas PANTER Widower Desborough Mary COE Single
1 20/03/1815 William BARBER Single Kettering Sarah HUGHES Single
2 25/04/1816 John CANNON Widower
Susannah SHAW Single
3 27/06/1816 Henry PALMER Single East Carlton Elizabeth HEYRICK Single
4 21/10/1816 John TOTTERSHALL Widower Wilbarston Mary HUGHES Single
5 29/12/1817 Robert BRIGGS Single Islington, Middlesex Mary DALBY Single
6 17/09/1822 George SMITH Single
7 10/05/1824 Thomas WOODCOCK Single Narborough, Leicestershire Susanna KIRBY Single
8 21/10/1829 John BULL Single Rothwell Ann Knight HULBERT Single
9 25/09/1830 James GROCOCK Single Carlton Curlieu, Leicestershire Sarah WADE Single
10 22/11/1830 James GUNN Single Wakerley Susanna COOKE Single
11 09/02/1833 John Freer CONGREVE Widower Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire Harriet THORNTON Single
12 04/03/1833 John CORT Widower Great Bowdon, Leicestershire Sarah NEAL Single
13 11/05/1835 William BAMFORD Widower Stoke Albany Mary JELLEY Widow
14 28/06/1837 James PAIN Single
Ann PAIN Single

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