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


The Parish

The parish of Hemington lies in eastern Northamptonshire forming a short stretch of the border with neighbouring Huntingdonshire. Hemington is located roughly 5 miles southeast of the market town of Oundle and sits, in lanes within an area largely devoid of significant numbered roads, the closest such road being the B660, Kimbolton to Ramsey, road which lies just over 3 miles southeast of Hemington. There is very little to Hemington, a small crossroads with a group of farms and cottages and the church. Like most parishes in this area of eastern England arable farming dominated the local economy with cereals being supported with beet and oil seed today. Hemington is drained southeastwards by the Alconbury Brook which joins the Great Ouse at Huntingdon before reaching the North Sea through The Wash. Hemington is sited at around 70 metres and sits upon a largely flat plateau lying between the valleys of the Great Ouse and Nene, local spot heights do not rise much higher for many a mile. Hemington parish was fairly typically sized for an eastern arable parish, covering close to 1,300 acres it would have supported a population of close to 150 parishioners. In Domesday times Hemington was equally small, shared by two abbeys, those of Peterborough & Ramsey, its assets amounted to a mere 8 ploughs and a small meadow.

The Church

St Peter & St Paul's church sits just southeast of the main crossroads on the eastern side of the lane running to Luddington. Whilst the church is outwardly a typical Perpendicular church of the 14th century major changes result in only a small portion being dateable to that period. The western tower shows this style well but the remainder of the church is a mixture of two periods of renovation and rebuild. Much of the fabric dates from a rebuild in the latter third of the 17th century, Pevsner gives a date of c1660. The remainder of the church dates from the Victorian restoration, which in this case occurred in 1873, when the church was "Gothic-ized" by the restorers. Pevsner is clearly not impressed by this as his account is terse and covers a mere couple of lines of text. The lane passing the church is narrow but has sufficient verges for parking, the church sits curiously tight to the roadside behind a low local stone wall with entrance gates at the southeastern end of the site. The churchyard is open & uncluttered with no obstacles to the photographer.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
8th February 1755 - 9th November 1812
Northamptonshire Archives & Heritage - Reference - 164P/003
Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4 entries per page
Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads
2 14th November 1815 - 9th December 1836 Northamptonshire Archives & Heritage - Reference - 164P/004 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Polebrook All Saints
Lutton St Peter
Lutton St Peter
Polebrook All Saints
Great Gidding St Michael, Huntingdonshire
Thurning St James the Great, Huntingdonshire
Luddington St Margaret
Great Gidding St Michael, Huntingdonshire

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 08/02/1755 William GROOM Alice LAIN
4 20/10/1755 John WEST Elisabeth FOX Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire
5 24/02/1756 John HAUGH Elizabeth GROOM
6 12/10/1757 Samuel SMITH Great Gidding, Huntingdonshire Sarah PHILIPS
7 17/10/1757 Thomas NORWOOD Elizabeth KIRPY
8 01/07/1759 Richard WALTER Widower Ann SPENCER Single
9 22/07/1759 Thomas BROWN Elizabeth CLARK
10 24/10/1763 John UNDERWOOD Elizabeth WARREN Single
11 26/08/1764 William WARD Sarah HARRISON Single
12 24/04/1765 Samuel NORWOOD Susanna WELDON Single
13 15/03/1767 Thomas BROWN Ann BRYAN Single
14 08/05/1770 John UNDERWOOD Widower Susannah WHEATLY Single
15 24/11/1770 Thomas BROWN Alice YOULS Single
16 25/10/1772 John BAXTER Single St John, Peterborough Elizabeth ADDISON Single
17 28/01/1773 Samuel SMITH Mary PITMAN Single
18 18/10/1773 John NEALE Amy SELBY Single
19 10/10/1774 Thomas GELL Elizabeth SPENDLOVE Single
20 13/05/1776 John TRUSS Widower Oundle Ann RUSSEL Single
21 29/01/1777 John WALTER Elizabeth ROBERTSON Single
22 25/05/1777 Thomas NICHOLSON Single Luddington Sarah WHEATLEY Single
23 13/10/1778 Joseph SADDINGTON Ann WATKINS
24 22/10/1778 Henry DEINS Widower Polebrook Eleanor RICHARDSON Single
27 18/04/1781 Thomas WIGGINTON Mary ISLIP
28 22/10/1781 John GREEN Eleanor PACK Glatton, Huntingdonshire
29 22/01/1782 William GREGORY Ashton Priscilla WEST
30 06/10/1785 Matthew EDIS Single Great Stukeley, Huntingdonshire Deborah WEST Single
31 05/09/1786 Quarles OSBORN Widower Stamford Baron Elizabeth WEST Single
32 11/10/1786 William NORWOOD Mary BUZZINGHAM
33 01/01/1787 Joseph LITTLE Thorney, Cambridgeshire Mary WIGGINTON Widow
34 12/05/1788 Roger PEPERDY St John, Peterborough Elizabeth SMITH
35 01/10/1789 Samuel ALLEN Barnack Elizabeth BELL
36 04/12/1793 Robert WESTON Single Sarah EYRES Single
37 27/10/1795 William MOORE Single Mary UNDERWOOD Single
38 16/05/1797 Joshua SHAWLEY Great Gidding, Huntingdonshire Elizabeth RINGROSE Single
39 04/11/1797 Samuel WHITEMAN Mary MUNNS
40 09/01/1798 John BELLAMY Single Polebrook Elizabeth OSBORN Single
41 14/07/1800 James BROWN Single Mary EARL Single Oundle
42 09/03/1802 Joseph POTTS Tansor Elizabeth UNDERWOOD
29/01/1807 John CHAPMAN Elizabeth WALTER
03/03/1807 William LITTLE Widower Elizabeth EDIS Single
12/10/1807 Thomas TEE Single Mary BELL Single
05/11/1807 William DAWSON Jane GALE
08/02/1808 Francis WILLIAMSON Thrapston Catharine BULL
09/02/1808 William BARNES Ann GOODLIFF
10/12/1810 George SMITH Single Mary NEWHAM Single
19/10/1812 Joseph MARSHALL Widower Alconbury, Huntingdonshire Elizabeth SIMSON Single
09/11/1812 Henry BODGER Lutton Elizabeth LITTLE
1 14/11/1815 John WALTER Widower Hannah ROWLATT Single
2 21/10/1817 George Cross RANDS Single Mary NORWOOD Single
3 02/04/1818 Jonathan BLOWFIELD Single Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire Elizabeth LADDS Single
4 15/12/1818 William MONK Single Orton Waterville, Huntingdonshire Sarah ALLEN Single
5 23/10/1820 William EVANS Single Holme, Huntingdonshire Jane ATKINS Single
6 01/07/1824 Samuel MARTIN Single Lutton Ann LADDS Single
7 16/05/1826 Scarborough GROOM Widower Polebrook Hannah WALTER Widow
8 18/09/1826 Thomas GILBERT Widower Raunds Elizabeth CHAPMAN Widow
10 06/11/1826 Henry KIRK Single Mary Ann WATTS Single
9 06/11/1826 Elijah MAWSON Single Elizabeth KIRK Single
11 30/07/1827 William KIRK Single Elizabeth COSSINGTON Single
12 25/10/1827 William BLOTT Single Martha CRAWLEY Single
13 06/01/1828 William COALS Single Ann WATTS Single
14 13/10/1828 John CULLOP Single Mary MILLER Single
15 12/10/1830 John HAXLEY Single Ann BRANSON Single
16 09/06/1831 William RICHARDS Single Elizabeth DAWSON Single
17 07/11/1831 Jonathan FALKNER Titchmarsh Elizabeth WATTS
18 16/02/1832 James SANDERS Great Gidding, Huntingdonshire Elizabeth WHITEMAN
19 28/03/1833 Edward HARRISON Sarah GEORGE
20 10/09/1833 John HAINS Polebrook Louisa DRAGE
21 15/10/1833 William BRIGHT Widower Luddington Ann NORWOOD
22 19/04/1834 George JEFFS Dorothy WINTALL
23 08/01/1835 William DAWSON Charlotte COLBERT
24 11/09/1835 William PANTLING Sarah DRADGE
25 09/12/1836 Elijah MAWSON Widower Mary WILSON

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