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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Faxton St Dennis


The Parish

The parish of Faxton lies in central Northamptonshire about 6 miles west of the market town of Kettering. Faxton is a deserted village which has since largely disappeared from the maps. The former hamlet stands about 2 miles east of the A508 road which connects Brixworth through the Leicestershire market town of Market Harborough, today there are just a few scattered farms and a crisscross of footpaths marking the former site. At the time of this transcript the village was in sharp decline following enclosure of the main land to a few landholders, folk gradually left to seek their fortunes in other villages or in the towns and cities elsewhere in England. Faxton is drained southwards by small tributaries of the Nene which is joined at Northampton before turning eastwards to reach the North Sea through The Wash. Faxton was sited at around 130 metres above the sea and sat on something of a low ridge in rolling countryside, local heights reach barely 10 metres higher. The former parish was fairly typically sized for its county, it covered just under 1,800 acres and at the time of this transcript still supported around 100 parishioners. Despite its recent disappearance Faxton has a long history, in Domesday Book it is one of the King's own holdings offering 12 ploughs and a small meadow.

The Church

St Dennis' was demolished in 1958, these archive photos are all that remain to document its occurrence. It is not mentioned beyond acknowledging its former existence in Pevsner.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 30th August 1756 - 17th October 1811 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 126P/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 None
2 4th February 1816 - 1st August 1836 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 126P/004 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Draughton St Catherine
Rothwell Holy Trinity
Loddington St Leonard
Draughton St Catherine
Lamport All Saints
Cransley St Andrew
Old St Andrew
Scaldwell St Peter & St Paul
Old St Andrew
Old St Andrew

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 30/08/1756 Stephen NORTON Single   Mary RICKARD Single  
2 07/11/1756 John CLEVER   Old Patience HOLYWELL Single  
3 05/01/1762 William CHAPMAN Widower Boughton Mary NORTON Widow  
4 04/03/1762 Edward FOURLAND Single   Elizabeth NAYLOR Single  
5 09/06/1764 Joseph LEE Single Broughton Elisabeth FREEMAN Single  
6 01/12/1764 Thomas SEALL Single Moulton Frances LITCHFIELD Single  
7 24/04/1765 Samuel FREEMAN Single   Rebecca NORTON Single  
8 28/12/1768 Francis MEE Single   Mary LUCAS Single  
9 08/01/1769 William FREEMAN Single   Mary NORTON Single  
10 22/10/1769 John LUCAS Single   Elizabeth ROBERTSON Single  
11 03/06/1771 Edward CARVER Single Spratton Charity COLES Single  
12 28/10/1771 Thomas EATON   Old Martha LUCAS Single  
13 24/05/1772 Joseph COOPER     Elizabeth LITCHFIELD    
14 10/04/1773 Richard TURLAND     Rebekah THOMPSON    
15 14/06/1773 Bonham NORTON     Rebekah MOORE    
07/05/1775 William HOBY   Titchmarsh Mary SMITH    
19/01/1778 William TURLAND Widower Holcot Elizabeth HALFORD Single  
14/12/1779 Thomas GOODMAN     Mary CHURCH    
19/04/1781 Thomas BROWN   Clipston Mary FREEMAN Widow  
04/11/1782 Charles JONES     Ann PRESCOW    
07/11/1782 Thomas BROWN     Elizabeth HERN    
30/12/1782 John FLAMWELL     Esther EKINS    
10/05/1784 Joseph WALLDEN   Dallington Elizabeth COOPER   Horton
30/12/1784 Francis WARREN   Scaldwell Sarah ROBINSON Widow  
19/12/1785 Antony COLES     Martha WHITE    
22/02/1790 George FISHER   Old Anne COLES    
17/11/1794 Thomas HANKINS   Orlingbury Elizabeth HOBEY    
09/11/1795 John ANDREWS   Scaldwell Mary FREEMAN    
28/03/1796 William FREEMAN     Rebecca FREEMAN    
19/08/1799 William MASH     Charity COLES    
12/10/1803 Thomas DEXTER     Elizabeth GOODMAN   Old
27/11/1803 John COLES     Martha IRELAND   Old
27/02/1805 James SMITH   Old Ann JEMARK    
21/11/1805 Bonham NORTON     Mary TIMSON    
17/10/1811 Richard Barker COX     Mary GILBERT   Pytchley
1 04/02/1816 Edward TOSLAND   Walgrave Rebecca TURLAND    
2 31/10/1816 William STANION   Pytchley Mary HEAPS    
3 25/02/1822 George MOORE     Mary DAWSON    
4 09/11/1826 Thomas WRIGHT   Lamport Elizabeth TURLAND    
5 30/10/1827 William GEORGE   Scaldwell Elizabeth COLES    
6 04/12/1827 William STURMAN   Isham Alice MARSH    
7 15/10/1829 Richard NEALE   Lamport Rebecca COLES    
8 30/07/1835 Samuel FREEMAN     Jane EASTON    
9 01/08/1836 William STANION     Mary PACK    

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