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


The Parish

The parish of Thorpe Mandeville lies in the extreme southwest of Northamptonshire, indeed it forms a small part of the border with neighbouring Oxfordshire. Thorpe Mandeville is situated in rolling north Cotswold countryside about 6 miles northeast of the Oxfordshire market town of Banbury. Thorpe Mandeville is a fairly diffuse settlement built largely along a northward running lane about a mile north of the B4525 road which links Middleton Cheney with Silverstone. The village would have earned its living through a largely pastoral farming regime, although there was additional employment quarrying the local honey-coloured limestone. The parish is drained by a series of small brooks which trend northwestwards to join the River Cherwell and eventually The Thames at Oxford before reaching the North Sea. Thorpe Mandeville is sited at around 170 metres above sea level and sits on a distinct ridge in a rolling landscape dominated by stone walls. By Northamptonshire standards Thorpe Mandeville was a small parish, it covered 900 acres and would have supported a population of around 150 parishioners. In Domesday times Thorpe Mandeville was by one Giles brother of Ansculf and could offer just a paltry 3 ploughs, a small place indeed.

The Church

St John the Baptist church sits on the western side of Thorpe Mandeville's lane more or less centrally within the village. Pevsner states the church as 14th century and there is much use of the Decorated style to confirm this. The church follows the normal layout of chancel, nave and western tower but is augmented by northern aisle and arcade. In common with many churches in the district it was restored by the Victorians which resulted in a virtual rebuild of the chancel. The church sits behind a low limestone wall and access to the churchyard is by a pair of wooden gates at the southern end of the site. The church sits on a curious elevation and the churchyard falls away steeply in places limiting viewpoints.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 1st October 1754 - 19th May 1812 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 323P/004 Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 4 Register - there are notable quality issues with this register which may have resulted in many misreads The register is badly faded making for a very difficult read and a likelihood of some misreads
2 2nd November 1813 - 7th February 1837 Northamptonshire Archives - Reference - 323P/005 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 4 Register - there are notable quality issues with this register which may have resulted in many misreads The register is badly faded making for a very difficult read and a likelihood of some misreads

Edgcote St James
Culworth St Mary
Culworth St Mary
Wardington St Mary Magdalene, Oxfordshire
Sulgrave St James
Chacombe St Peter & St Paul
Thenford St Mary
Marston St Lawrence

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 01/10/1754 William WHITTON   Marston St Lawrence Elizabeth HANDS Single  
2 02/12/1754 William PAIN     Mary MILLER Single  
3 13/05/1755 John JEPHCOTT   Gayton Catherine Dorothea HUMFREY    
5 11/03/1761 John DYSON Widower Thenford Mary SMITH    
6 27/07/1761 Robert MOLE     Sarah WHITE    
7 14/10/1762 Thomas WARWICK     Elizabeth BLENCOWE Single  
8 02/08/1763 Edward LINNELL     Ann CLARKE Single  
9 10/04/1766 John GUTTERIDGE Single Weston By Welland Ann COLLINS Single  
10 03/10/1770 Moses WEAD     Elizabeth GRIFFIN Single  
11 21/02/1771 Richard HARWOOD     Ann JESSOP    
12 04/12/1771 John LINNELL     Mary CAVE Single  
13 03/02/1772 William JEFFS   Chacombe Ann BATEMAN Single  
14 01/11/1772 William WRIGHTON     Jane LYNNELL Single  
15 08/06/1774 William MATTHEWS Single   Mary ADAMS Single  
29/12/1776 James WHITTON   Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire Mary GOLBY Single  
08/12/1777 William WIMBUSH     Mary NICHOLS   Evenley
15/10/1778 William CROSS     Susanna JONES Single  
30/10/1778 John MATHEWS     Hester GUBBINS   Marston St Lawrence
13/06/1779 William KEMP     Mary MATTHEWS Single  
10/11/1781 William WILLIAMS   Middleton Cheney Mary CARPENTER Single  
11/01/1782 John IZZARD   Warkworth Ann GOLBY Single  
09/09/1788 Richard YEOMANS     Dorothy AVERY    
07/11/1788 William ADKINS   Cropredy, Oxfordshire Ann CARPENTER Single  
19/03/1789 Thomas CHERRY   Marston St Lawrence Sarah GUTTRIDGE    
31/08/1789 Thomas TUCKY     Elizabeth NEAL   Wardington, Oxfordshire
22/11/1794 Henry MEADOWS Widower   Elizabeth CAVE Single  
06/04/1795 John WARD     Elizabeth EAGLESTONE    
18/12/1795 James PAGE   Moreton Pinkney Mary NEALE    
13/10/1796 Samuel DOUGLAS   Blakesley Anne MAKEPEACE    
12/04/1798 Joseph GUTTERIDGE Single Stretton On Dunsmore, Warwickshire Catharine Dorothea HUMPHREY Single  
15/04/1800 John MATHEWS Single   Elizabeth EVANS Single  
17/04/1800 Thomas MILLER Single Aston Le Walls Elizabeth GOLBY Single  
13/10/1800 Joseph MANNING Single Culworth Hannah HANCOCK    
25/02/1801 Simon MIDDLETON Single Thenford Mary WEED Single  
17/05/1801 Richard HULL   Boddington Ann LINNELL    
19/04/1802 James WOODFORD   Buckingham, Buckinghamshire Hannah HORWOOD    
09/09/1803 William MATTHEWS Single Middleton Cheney Sarah LINNELL Single  
07/10/1803 Richard WITTON   Beachampton, Buckinghamshire Elizabeth MATTHEWS Single  
14/10/1803 John MESSENGER Single   Mary WITTON Single  
05/11/1804 John WHITE     Elizabeth CAVE    
17/02/1805 William BREWTON     Ann WHITE    
09/11/1806 John FLINT   Adderbury, Oxfordshire Hannah GUTTRIDGE    
31/03/1808 Richard ALCOCK   Aston Le Walls Esther HAYNES    
05/05/1808 William LINES     Mary VERNEY    
05/06/1809 William MERIVALE   Mollington, Oxfordshire Elizabeth BALDING    
26/11/1811 Alban MATTHEWS     Ann ARBAN    
19/05/1812 Richard ARCHER   Wolfhamcote, Warwickshire Martha ADKINS    
1 02/11/1813 John SOUTHAM     Patience COSBROOK    
2 17/02/1814 John COLLOBY     Elizabeth PERAMS    
3 13/10/1814 James MANNING     Lydia BARRET    
4 13/10/1814 William SOUTHAM     Charlotte ELLS    
5 16/10/1815 John KELLETT     Mary SMITH    
6 25/04/1816 John BONNER   Adderbury, Oxfordshire Hannah GOLBY    
7 18/08/1816 Benjamin IRONS   Aston Le Walls Hannah SMITH    
8 17/10/1816 John LINES   Little Tew, Oxfordshire Elizabeth PROFIT    
10 01/09/1817 Thomas BROOK     Elizabeth MEADOWS    
9 01/09/1817 William SMITH     Hannah BALDWIN    
11 15/10/1817 John NEEDLE     Mary DUMBLETON    
12 01/10/1819 John FATHERS Single Priors Marston, Warwickshire Mary GOLBY Single  
13 12/10/1820 Edward TAYLOR     Elizabeth HAWTIN   Culworth
14 17/10/1821 John GULLIVER   Marston St Lawrence Joanna MIDDLETON    
15 18/10/1821 Thomas SMITH     Hannah CLIFTON    
16 18/10/1821 William USHER     Hannah VINCENT    
17 11/04/1822 John TAYLOR Single Sulgrave Ann GOLBY Single  
18 13/06/1822 Thomas WOOTON   Sulgrave Rachel Hands CAVE    
19 14/10/1822 Henry HAWKINS Widower Culworth Hannah WARD Single  
20 17/10/1822 Isaac CAVE     Mary Ann LARDNER   Helmdon
21 16/10/1823 Richard CHILTON Single   Sarah BROWNE Single  
22 23/10/1823 Charles MATTHEWS     Mary BIDDLE    
23 09/11/1823 Thomas ELL     Kezia BUCK    
24 09/02/1824 William BIDDLE   Long Itchington, Warwickshire Elizabeth SAUL    
25 11/11/1824 Thomas Golby CHECKLEY     Susannah ALLEN    
26 17/10/1825 Thomas WALL     Ann TAYLOR    
27 02/12/1827 John Hirons Brewerton HIRONS   North Aston, Oxfordshire Susannah GUTTRIDGE    
28 14/12/1827 Elijah Wise PENN   Middleton Cheney Sarah TAYLOR    
29 17/04/1828 William FRANKLIN     Sarah BLACKWELL    
30 13/10/1829 William FRANKLIN Single   Sarah MATTHEWS Single  
31 02/11/1829 Plolem HUMFREY Single   Rachel MERIVALE Single Moreton Pinkney
32 10/11/1829 Henry SMITH Single   Elizabeth EDWARDS Single Leamington Priors, Warwickshire
33 10/11/1829 William BARRETT   Dunstew, Oxfordshire Elizabeth SMITH    
34 23/12/1829 Thomas PLUMBE Single   Jane GOLBY Single  
35 18/10/1830 John PERKINS Single   Elizabeth JACKMAN Single  
36 07/04/1831 Joseph SPARROW Single Holy Sepulchre, Northampton Elizabeth GOLBY Single  
37 29/05/1833 James BUSBY Single Culworth Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single  
38 31/08/1833 William GARDNER Single Aston Le Walls Ann WARD Single  
39 07/10/1833 John NEEDLE Widower   Hannah SMITH Widow  
40 16/10/1834 James TOMKINS Single Cropredy, Oxfordshire Mary Ann HORWOOD    
41 07/02/1837 Thomas CAVE   Banbury, Oxfordshire Ann WALL    

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