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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Brockhall St Peter & St Paul


The Parish

The parish of Brockhall lies in western Northamptonshire about 4 miles east of the market town of Daventry. Brockhall sits, in lanes, about 2 miles north of the A45 which connects daventry with Northampton. There is very little to Brockhall, as a "closed parish" dominated by a single landholder who controlled entry no formal village was allowed to develop. Today just Brockhall Hall, a handful of estate cottages and the church form the sole properties within the parish. Communications both ancient and modern, however, pass nearby, the oldest the Roman Watling Street forms the western boundary of the parish and is now the A5, the Grand Union canal follows a similar route as does the London to Birmingham rail line & to top it all the modern M1 motorway also squeezes through the upper Nene valley. At the time of this transcript Brockhall would have been a farming community dominated by the estate with a mixed farming regime, today little has changed. The Nene drains the parish southwards then east on its long journey to the North Sea reached through The Wash. Brockhall is sited at around 110 metres above the sea on rising ground; the gently undulating countryside based on oolitic limestone rises to local heights of around 150 metres nearby. Brockhall parish was one of Northamptonshire's smallest, it covered just 850 acres and supported a population of just over 50 parishioners. In Domesday times Brockhall was held by Count Robert of Mortain and was equally tiny, it could offer just 2 ploughs and a small meadow.

The Church

St Peter & St Paul's church sits close to the hall on the western side of the narrow lane that passes through the estate, it forms an attractive grouping with Hall & cottages. The church has very early origins, Pevsner is quick to point out 12th century features in the form of the southern doorway and two bays of the southern arcade. Much else shows the early English Gothic style of the early 13th century with lancet windows in the western tower and southern aisle. Of course the Victorians made significant changes, in 1874 they organised a complete rebuild of the chancel as part of a general restoration. A tiny green marks the entry to the church, a wooden gateway allowing entry, the churchyard has relatively few obstructions allowing photography of the building from most angles, the honeyed limestone appearing splendid in early evening sunlight.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 11th January 1757 - 16th August 1804 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 051P/2 Standard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None
2 11th February 1813 - 3rd March 1836 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 051P/3 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None

Norton All Saints
Norton All Saints
Whilton St Andrew
Brington St Mary
Norton All Saints
Brington St Mary
Flore All Saints
Dodford St Mary
Flore All Saints
Flore All Saints

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 11/01/1757 Serenus BARRETT Single Christchurch, City Of London Sarah PANTING Single  
2 10/02/1757 John YORK Single Whilton Mary WEST Single  
3 04/05/1757 Richard BAZLEE Single Norton Hannah HYDE Single  
4 27/10/1757 John LANGTON Widower Whilton Martha GREEN Single  
5 16/07/1761 Samuel FREEMAN Single Whilton Ann GODFREE Single  
6 02/01/1762 Thomas CLARIDGE Single Daventry Ursula HUNT    
7 25/12/1762 William RODHOUSE   Weedon Bec Elisabeth COSFORD    
8 22/03/1763 Robert ANDREW   Harlestone Frances THORNTON Single  
9 11/09/1771 Robert FARMER     Ann HUNT Single  
10 12/10/1772 John MUDIMAN   Weedon Bec Mary COSFORD    
11 17/05/1773 William BLUNT   Dodford Ann COSFORD    
12 02/02/1775 Benjamin GEORGE Single Newnham Elizabeth DICKS Single  
13 14/10/1776 William HALL   Weedon Bec Jane DENT    
14 03/03/1778 John HASLOCK   Guilsborough Elizabeth PHIPPS    
14 20/04/1778 William GOODMAN   Whilton Judith MAYO    
25/03/1782 James LOVEL     Mary GARRATT    
01/08/1784 William WATTS   Long Buckby Mary DENT    
11/10/1784 Joseph DENT     Elisabeth BUTLIN    
11/10/1784 Robert EDMONDS   Daventry Hannah SHAW    
01/05/1785 Thomas DICKS     Mary WOTTEN    
08/08/1785 Thomas COX     Ann MOOR    
29/01/1789 William MOUNTFORT   Woodford Halse Hannah COLLINS    
13/10/1791 Thomas TURNER Widower Daventry Elizabeth NEWBERRY Single  
12/04/1792 Thomas EMERY Single Whilton Jane JUDKINS Single  
07/05/1792 John ROWLEDGE     Catharine RUSHELL    
21/04/1795 William MUDDIMAN Single   Ann ALSON Single  
14/01/1796 William GEE Single Daventry Elizabeth WINGRAVE Single  
14/12/1797 John ADAMS Single   Mary SMITH Single  
12/10/1800 Benjamin BULL Single   Mary HEMMIN Single  
05/11/1801 David SKIPPEN Single Wymondham, Norfolk Blythe BARNES Single  
16/08/1804 Thomas LUMAS Single Norton Mary PURSER    
1 11/02/1813 James FLOYD Single Swinford, Leicestershire Mary WAKEFIELD Single  
2 20/03/1813 John NUNNS Widower   Ann MASTERS Single  
3 14/04/1814 William GOODE Single Flore Susannah HUTT    
4 28/11/1814 John ANDREWS Single   Judith TAYLOR Single Whilton
5 30/01/1815 William BIRD   Flore Sophia GOODRICH    
6 02/11/1815 William BALL Widower Brington Sarah GOODE Single  
7 15/07/1817 John WYKES Single Holdenby Jeny HUTCHINGS Single  
8 09/10/1817 John SMITH Single   Elizabeth ANDREW    
9 11/10/1818 Thomas HOLMES Single Norton Mary PAYSLAND Widow  
10 13/04/1819 Joseph DICKINS Widower St Giles, Northampton Martha NUNNS Single  
11 18/01/1821 John TOWNLEY Single   Sarah HAWTTIN Single  
12 10/05/1821 John TURNER Single St Peter, Northampton Lucy BROWN Single  
13 02/10/1821 Thomas NIPPIN Single Hillmorton, Warwickshire Elizabeth COLLINS Single  
14 11/05/1826 John DADLEY Single Flore Elizabeth MAIN Single  
15 26/07/1826 John BEARD Widower Brington Eleanor MAIN Single  
16 20/11/1826 William LEE Single   Mary JONES Single  
18 18/10/1829 Thomas HARBIDGE Single Long Buckby Lydia DAVIS    
19 28/10/1829 Benjamin GRAY   Loughborough, Leicestershire Elizabeth ARCHER    
20 16/08/1830 James EMERY Single Whilton Ann JUDKINS Single  
21 16/09/1830 John JUDKIN Single   Ann Radburn EMERY Single Whilton
22 14/11/1832 Benjamin WINCKLES Single Pattishall Mary BASELEY Single  
23 23/11/1834 John WILLEY Single   Caroline TOMKINS Single  
24 26/12/1834 Joseph CAPELL Single   Ann SANDERS Single  
25 03/03/1836 Thomas SMITH Single Newnham Elizabeth GARDNER Widow  

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