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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Sutton St Michael


The Parish

The parish of Sutton lies in the extreme northeast of Northamptonshire indeed it formed part of the boundary with neighbouring Huntingdonshire. Following the reorganisation of Local Government in 1974 this part of the county becoming incorporated into the wider county of Cambridgeshire. Sutton is a small and compact village located about 6 miles west of the city of Peterborough. Sutton lies on the northern banks of the Nene valley just a half mile south of the A47 road which links Peterborough with Leicester. Modern and ancient communications pass through the parish, the ancient Roman Road of Ermine Street runs through the eastern portion whilst the modern A1 skirts it to south and west, the Peterborough to Blisworth rail line, now preserved as the Nene Valley Railway ( a steam heritage line) runs through the south of the parish. At the time of this transcript Sutton would have been a farming community with a mixture of both arable and pastoral farming in place. The Nene drains the parish eastwards through Peterborough and eventually reaches the North Sea through The Wash. Sutton is sited at just 10 metres above the sea sitting in the shallow valley with local heights rising to around 50 metres in gently undulating countryside. Sutton parish, formerly a chapelry of Castor, covered a relatively small size for a Northamptonshire parish, its acreage was around 1,400 acres and it supported a population of around 120 parishioners. There is no specific mention of Sutton in Domesday Book as it was probably recorded within Castor's return.

The Church

St Michael's church sits at the western end of the village and close to the banks of the Nene. The church has ancient origins, Pevsner dates its chancel arch (often the earliest feature of a church) to around 1130. He also indicates an early 13th century date for the southern arcade, the bellcote with its lancet window below he also gives to this century. Much else was added during that great church building era of the 15th century when the Perpendicular style was fashionable and even to modern times continuous changes continue to occur, the church being internally modified to function as church hall as well as a place for worship. The church sits on the southern side of Nene Way which terminates just beyond the churchyard into riverside footpaths. A low wall protects the churchyard with metal gates granting access. Once inside the churchyard has few obstructions for photography.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 2nd May 1758 - 21st December 1808 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 311P/001 Plain, unruled book, a continuation of the extant composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation & wording requirements Grade 5 Register - the condition of this register is such that the transcript carries a "health warning" as to the likelihood of being substantially incorrect The original register is severely damaged by water and almost unreadable as a result, a contemporary transcript was made by the incumbent and this was used together with extant BTs to recover these entries
2 3rd November 1813 - 22nd may 1837 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 311P/003 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Barnack St John the Baptist
Barnack St John the Baptist
Upton by Castor St John the Baptist
Thornhaugh St Andrew
Wansford St Mary
Stibbington St John the Baptist, Huntingdonshire
Upton by Castor St John the Baptist
Castor St Kyneburgha
Stibbington St John the Baptist, Huntingdonshire
Stibbington St John the Baptist, Huntingdonshire
Castor St Kyneburgha
Water Newton St Remigius, 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 02/05/1758 Charles PIERPOINT   Uffington, Lincolnshire Mary HOPKINSON    
2 03/08/1760 George HEALY     Mary MORRIS   Water Newton, Huntingdonshire
3 19/10/1760 Samuel BRIAN   Water Newton, Huntingdonshire Ann PRIDMORE    
4 12/04/1761 William HARDY     Rebecca FEATHERSTONE    
5 10/10/1762 William HAZELBY     Mary MARWELL    
6 23/10/1763 James GARNER     Ann BLOODWORTH    
7 15/10/1766 Thomas ROBINSON   Luddington Elizabeth HILL    
8 22/12/1766 Peter BEIGHTY   Ramsey, Huntingdonshire Alice WISE    
9 19/10/1767 Joseph FRIER     Judith TYLER    
10 12/08/1769 William GARNER     Elizabeth ROBINSON    
11 09/07/1771 Thomas PACEY   Castor Frances SKELLET    
12 02/12/1771 William MILLS     Ann FOWLER    
13 23/04/1772 Edward CLAYPOLE   Chesterton, Huntingdonshire Mary PARKINSON    
14 21/09/1773 Robert OSBORNE   Market Deeping, Lincolnshire Mary BRICKWOOD    
15 25/10/1773 Richard STEINSON   Castor Bridget SUTTON    
16 08/08/1774 Robert SHAW     Frances SOUTH   Morcott, Rutland
17 24/10/1774 John JUDSON   Castor Sarah STEWART    
18 14/10/1778 William HOPKINSON     Mary SHARMAN   Peterborough
19 18/10/1779 Mark DEWBERY     Ann COLES    
20 27/03/1780 William BROUGHTON     Elizabeth STRICKSON    
21 06/11/1780 Thomas ASKEW   Stretton, Rutland Hannah MARVILL   Stretton, Rutland
22 13/10/1783 James EDY     Ann HILL    
23 16/01/1786 John ANDREW     Mary HARDY    
24 11/10/1787 Francis JEWSON     Catherine DEWBERY    
25 28/10/1787 Benjamin BRICKWOOD     Mary PEARS    
26 06/12/1790 Richard COLLINS     Elizabeth BAGGESLEY    
27 30/01/1791 Robert RUDKIN     Mary HARDY    
28 17/07/1791 William HARDY     Mary HODGKINS    
29 01/04/1793 John HAZELBY     Mary CANT    
30 18/04/1794 Samuel BAGGERLEY     Elizabeth COOPER    
31 18/05/1795 William AVELING   Marholm Eliza WALKER    
32 10/10/1796 Henry CULPEN   Elton, Huntingdonshire Mary DAWS    
33 19/08/1799 William HAZELBY     Elizabeth JUDSON    
35 20/02/1800 Josiah CHEWS     Sarah PARKINSON    
34 18/08/1800 William HARROD     Anne JUDSON    
36 13/10/1800 Samuel ABBOT     Elizabeth DEWBERRY    
37 26/10/1800 William SMITH   Thornhaugh Elizabeth CANT    
38 09/12/1801 John BRICE     Elizabeth JUDSON    
39 20/12/1802 Edward NORWOOD     Mary DEWBERY    
40 08/04/1805 Thomas TYLER     Eleanor ASKEW    
41 10/11/1806 Robert CURTIS     Mary JUDSON    
42 21/12/1808 Samuel BUTLER     Mary ROBINSON    
1 03/11/1813 Robert WRIGHT   Upton By Castor Sarah PARKINSON    
2 24/10/1814 John RAWLINGS Single Barnack Jane ASKEW    
3 20/05/1816 John HARDEN Single   Mary CURTIS Widow  
4 21/08/1817 George CAVE     Ann HARDY    
5 19/10/1818 William SPENDLOW   Orton Waterville, Huntingdonshire Elizabeth GREEN    
8 00/00/1819 William COTTINGHAM   Maxey Elizabeth HARDWICK    
6 15/06/1819 Richard BEW Widower Little Casterton, Rutland Mary BRICKWOOD    
7 25/10/1819 Edward HALL     Dinah PERKINS    
9 04/09/1820 Markham HEAKE Single Calne, Wiltshire Sarah HODKINSON Single  
10 10/12/1820 George HESELDINE   Stibbington, Huntingdonshire Elizabeth HARDY    
11 22/10/1821 Joseph SUMMERLIN     Rebecca PERKINS    
12 11/02/1822 William BRIGGS     Elizabeth ROBINSON Single  
13 04/05/1823 Thomas Edward BAKER   Castor Rebecca HOPKINSON Single  
14 20/10/1823 John BITTEN   Castor Hannah BULL    
15 26/01/1824 Thomas CURTIS Single   Elizabeth GARNER Single  
16 27/09/1824 James ALDERMAN     Mary ROBERTSON    
17 07/11/1825 John PAULY     Sarah ABBOT    
18 10/07/1826 John LYALL Single   Elizabeth CURTIS Widow  
19 14/05/1827 John CHAPMAN Widower   Mary WILDQUAKE Single  
20 13/10/1828 Thomas WARNER Single Yaxley, Huntingdonshire Sarah MARRIOTT Single  
21 03/11/1828 John GRIFFIN   Castor Mary ABBOT    
22 01/02/1830 Richard TOWNSEND     Mary WRIGHT    
23 01/02/1830 John WADE     Elizabeth ABBOT    
24 17/03/1831 John CHAMBERS Single Elton, Huntingdonshire Elizabeth BEWBERRY Single  
25 24/10/1831 George BRIGGS     Elizabeth SPENCER   Elton, Huntingdonshire
26 12/05/1834 Samuel ABBOTT   Thornhaugh Jane RAWLINGS    
27 13/10/1834 John BROWN     Fanny WILSON    
28 30/03/1835 Richard GAMBLE Single   Eliza Gray WILSON Single  
29 08/06/1835 John TURNER Single   Rebecca ABBOTT Single  
30 29/06/1835 William BRIGGS Single   Rebecca GARRETT Widow  
31 02/11/1835 James BAKER Single   Catharine BROWN Single  
32 04/04/1837 Edmund LISMEY Single   Latitia WALKER    
33 22/05/1837 William BALL Single Oundle Ann CULPIN    

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