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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Plumpton St John the Baptist


The Parish

The parish of Plumpton lies in southwestern Northamptonshire about 7 miles west of the market town of Towcester. Plumpton sits in a broad area of the county with no major numbered roads, the closest to Plumpton being the A43 at Towcester as described. There is very little to Plumpton little more than 2 or 3 farms and a few cottages located on the narrow lane running from Weston to Blakesley. The parish would have been entirely arable at the time of this transcript and little has changed today. Plumpton is drained eastwards by the infant River Tove, this river heads southeastwards to join the Great Ouse close to Newport Pagnell and thence to the North Sea through The Wash. Plumpton is sited at around 150 metres above the sea and sits on something of a plateau with local heights barely reach 15 metres higher for some distance. Despite Plumpton's small population, its parishioners being less than 75 in number, it covered a fairly typical acreage of around 1,800 acres. In Domesday times Plumpton was equally small, held by Walter of Flanders its sole assets were 4 ploughs and a small meadow.

The Church

St John the Baptist's church sits behind fronting properties on the western side of the above mentioned lane between Weston & Blakesley. The church is, however, a Georgian rebuilding of the earlier mediaeval version with little retained from that former period. Pevsner notes the tower & chancel arches as being reused but it would seem that the work was otherwise almost a complete rebuild. The church was clearly of little architectural interest to Pevsner as his account is terse and limited to just 3 lines of text. As one approaches from Weston and meet the group of farmsteads marking Plumpton, a small green footpath and wrought iron gates marks the start of the path leading around behind to the church. The church is now maintained by charitable trusts and is open to visiting, the churchyard, once reached is open and free of photographic obstacles.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 20th October 1754 - 8th October 1810 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 270P/005 Standard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 10th January 1814 - 7th September 1836 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 270P/006 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

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Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
1 20/10/1754 Richard HARRIS Single   Elizabeth WIGSON Single  
2 05/07/1758 Thomas VESEY Single   Ann GILL Single  
3 27/01/1759 Thomas JERROMS Single   Elizabeth LAWRENCE Single Wappenham
4 19/06/1760 Richard BARNES     Rence PIM    
5 26/01/1763 Crescens JEFFES   Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire Frances GILES Single  
6 23/05/1763 Richard BEESLEY     Mary KING Single Wappenham
7 11/07/1764 Thomas BULL   Moreton Pinkney Anne HEWITT Single  
8 23/11/1773 Richard CROXFORD Single Pattishall Mary HILL Single  
9 01/03/1776 Thomas WHEATLEY Single Old Warden, Bedfordshire Elizabeth BARNES Single  
10 30/07/1776 Stephen SANDERS Single   Phebe GIBERD Single  
11 30/11/1777 John MAKEPEACE Single   Elizabeth BRICKNELL Single  
12 19/09/1780 Henry HAWKINS   Stowe Nine Churches Martha BRICKNELL    
22/02/1781 Maximilian SMITH   Bierton, Buckinghamshire Mary BISHOP    
02/07/1781 John TURNER     Mary JARVIS    
06/12/1781 Richard HIGHAM Widower   Frances ABBOT    
23/08/1783 Thomas BISHOP Single   Elizabeth FLOWERS Single  
17/10/1786 John SCHELCHER     Sarah EDWARDS    
08/09/1788 William LAMBLY   Wakerley Hannah SCHELCHER   Abthorpe
12/03/1790 Thomas KITE     Grace FRENCH    
25/10/1798 Thomas ARIS     Mary JORDAN   Southam, Warwickshire
12/05/1800 John CHECKLEY     Grace BARNS    
13/10/1800 Thomas BURROWS     Jane GUBBINS    
10/01/1805 Marmaduke NEWBY   All Saints, Northampton Susanna EDMUNDS    
22/07/1805 Richard LAKE   Weedon Lois Mary KELTCHER    
12/10/1805 John TUCKER     Hannah ADAMS    
08/10/1810 George GARDNER Single   Hannah AUBREY Single  
4 10/01/1814 William GARROTT     Martha BIRMES    
5 12/10/1815 James EVANS     Mary MURCOTT    
6 27/05/1816 John WALTON     Sarah BLUNT    
7 13/10/1816 William JONES Single Stoke Bruerne Anne OSBORN Single  
8 29/04/1817 Thomas SHEPPARD   Wappenham Mary Ann EDMUNDS    
9 13/06/1819 Richard SAUNDERS     Sarah WHITMORE    
10 08/10/1823 Thomas OSBORN     Hannah VICCARS   Blakesley
11 24/09/1826 William COPPINS Widower Weedon Lois Jane Wootton WYATT Single  
12 17/11/1828 Joseph SAUNDERS   Blakesley Hannah OSBORN    
13 09/12/1828 Richard CHAMBERLAYN   Preston Capes Elizabeth HORN    
14 17/08/1829 Robert SHAKESPEAR     Maria MANDERS   Weedon Lois
15 12/10/1829 George HORN Widower   Elizabeth OSBORN Widow  
16 15/09/1831 James BLUNT     Charlotte WILKINSON   Blakesley
17 21/11/1831 John AYRES   Everdon Elizabeth BUTTON    
18 09/11/1832 William BERRY   Wroxton, Oxfordshire Susannah WYATT    
19 19/05/1835 Thomas BERRY     Sarah BUTTON    
20 07/09/1836 John Henry RICHARDSON Widower Towcester Elizabeth EDMUNDS Single  

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