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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Ingham St Bartholomew


The Parish

The parish of Ingham lies in northwestern Suffolk not too far from its border with neighbouring Norfolk. Ingham is located about 5 miles north of the market town of Bury St Edmunds and sits on the A134 road which connects Bury St Edmunds with Thetford. Ingham is a small and compact village with most properties set to the west of the busy A134, the road takes much heavy traffic to Bury's Sugar Beet processing factories which dominate the local skyline. Modern developments did come to Ingham in the form of the Bury to Thetford branch rail line but sadly this was a casualty of the closures of the 1960s. Ingham sits on the edge of the area of glacial sands and gravels that underlie Breckland, the soils are light and infertile and unsuitable for arable farming, unlike most of Suffolk; here the grazing of sheep & rabbits proved to be the best use of the land, much of it today sits under forestry plantation. Ingham is drained westwards by a small tributary of the River Lark which is soon joined, the Lark heads out across The Fens, joining the Great Ouse and reaching the North Sea through the port of King's Lynn. Ingham is sited at around 50 metres above the sea in gentle terrain where local heights barely reach a further 10 metres higher for some distance. Ingham parish was fairly typically sized for this area, it covered close to 1,800 acres and would have supported a population of around 200 parishioners. In Domesday times most of Ingham was in the hands of St Edmunds Abbey with a smaller share with Roger de Poitou, collectively the parish could muster 13 ploughs, the usual meadows stocked with livestock and it did possess a mill.

The Church

St Bartholomew's church stands at the southern end of the village on the eastern side of the A134 but set back some distance from that road behind mature trees. Prior to Victorian intervention St Bartholomew would have been a typical East Anglian Perpendicular church built, or probably replacing an earlier church, during that great church-building era of the late 14th or early 15th century. Only the western tower and portions of the nave survive to document that legacy. The tower is documented to 1455 for completion, and probably was the final piece of the build. The remainder of the church was drastically restored and, in the case of the chancel, completely rebuilt in the 1860s. As mentioned the A134 is a busy road and it is necessary to turn into the access drive of the church, a tricky manouevre on occasions, where part of the churchyard is made available for parking. Once past the trees the churchyard is open and with no obstructions to photography.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
29th June 1754 - 22nd June 1812
Suffolk Record Office - Bury St Edmunds - Reference - FL594/4/1/3/1
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 15th November 1813 - 12th December 1835  Suffolk Record Office - Bury St Edmunds - Reference - FL594/4/1/3/2 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register  Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Culford St Mary
Barnham St Gregory
Euston St Genevieve
Culford St Mary
Little Livermere St Peter & St Paul
Ampton St Peter
Culford St Mary
Fornham St Genevieve
Timworth St Andrew
Timworth 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 29/06/1754 Christopher NICHOLS Susan CAPP Single
2 14/12/1754 Edmund MANNING Single Icklingham Ann WAPLING Single
3 02/02/1756 Joseph HADLEY Great Livermere Mary FLACK
4 11/10/1757 Robert GARWOOD Single Fornham St Martin Christian SPARK Single
5 05/07/1758 William HAILSTONE Single Great Livermere Elizabeth HAYHOW Single
6 31/07/1760 Thomas NAYLOR Single All Saints, Icklingham Ann STEEL Single
7 21/01/1761 John DAVY Widower Ann HAYWARD Widow Lawshall
8 10/10/1761 William BUCKLE Single Elizabeth DEATH Single Hepworth
9 03/10/1762 James STEEL Single Elizabeth POCOCKE Single
10 13/10/1762 James SPARK Single Susan HAMMOND Single
11 19/01/1766 William STEEL Single Elizabeth MANN Single
12 04/02/1766 Richard LINSDALE Single Timworth Sarah VEAL Single
13 13/11/1766 Thomas COLLEN Single Sapiston Susan BROOK Single
14 01/07/1767 William ALVIS Widower St James, Bury St Edmunds Elizabeth PENNELL Widow
15 28/08/1769 Benjamin CHAPMAN Single Riddlesworth, Norfolk Elizabeth BANHAM Single
16 25/11/1770 William FOREMAN Widower Mary WOMMOCK Single
17 26/11/1771 John KERSEY Single Culford Hannah SEELEY Single
18 05/10/1772 George BANHAM Widower Sarah COANE Single
19 12/10/1773 Robert FRANCIS Single Old Newton Sarah BARRET Single
20 12/02/1775 John SALMON Widower Elizabeth SKINNER Single
21 22/05/1775 William COE Single West Stow Sarah CRACKE Single
22 24/11/1776 Robert DRIVER Single Ann HAYWARD Single
23 27/02/1777 John CRANNIS Widower West Stow Prudence NAILOR Single
24 22/09/1777 John SKINNER Single Joanna GATES Single
25 11/01/1778 Robert BARLEY Single Sarah HAYWARD Single
26 10/10/1779 Robert MAYES Single Culford Mary PRICK Single
27 08/11/1779 Robert CARTER Single Mary HUBBARD Single
28 21/11/1779 Robert WOODS Single Mary SKINNER Single
29 30/05/1780 Robert WELTON Single Fornham St Genevieve Elizabeth BRYANT Single
30 14/11/1780 Nathan PENDAL Single Rebeccah ANDREW Single
31 06/07/1781 George BROWNE Single Icklingham Sarah SKINNER Single
32 18/10/1784 William DAVY Single Susan BRAY Single
33 14/12/1784 Jonathan BORDERS Susanna ANDERTON
34 07/11/1785 William DAVY Widower Mary RISBY Single
35 24/10/1786 Richard SPARROW Single Timworth Frances BROWN Single
36 24/07/1787 James COOK Single Elizabeth DOWNS Single
37 12/10/1789 Robert FOREMAN Single Flempton Mary EMMS Single
38 29/08/1791 Samuel JACKSON Widower Laetitia NUD Single
39 01/08/1792 William GOLDSMITH Single Mary JOHNSON Single
40 18/03/1793 John TRUDGET Single Susannah ALDERTON Single
41 14/04/1794 John ARBON Single Fakenham Magna Elizabeth MIDSON Single
42 29/08/1794 William DURRANT Single Ann DOWNS Single
43 10/10/1794 John BASS Single Elizabeth HOWARD Single
21/10/1797 Stephen FOREMAN Widower Elizabeth HOWE Single
19/12/1799 William FOREMAN Single Susan CLUTTERHAM Single
17/04/1800 James FOOTER Single Jane SKINNER
01/10/1800 Samuel NUNN Single Sarah SEAMONS Single
26/10/1800 George BUCKLE Single Elizabeth FOWLE Single
13/10/1801 Thomas FULLER Single Susan FROST Single
31/01/1802 Samuel MEERS Single Sarah BANHAM Single
07/11/1802 John CASEY Single Sarah CLUTTERHAM Single
11/04/1805 George FOREMAN Single Susan JARROLD Single Culford
21/10/1805 John GOLD Single Euston Mary CHANNEL Single
07/07/1806 George GATES Single Susan BARNES Single
22/09/1807 John DAVEY Single Elizabeth WORLLEDGE Single
27/09/1807 William SKINNER Single Ann HURRAL Single
03/02/1810 John HUFF Single Mary SALMONS Single
14/05/1811 William FOOTER Single Elizabeth SKINNER Single
16/10/1811 John COOPER Single Susan FOOTER Single
27/01/1812 John ARBEN Widower Judy BIRD Single
22/06/1812 Samuel HAGREEN Widower Ann NICHOLS Single
1 15/11/1813 William NORMAN Widower Elizabeth ARBEN Widow
2 07/11/1814 William PETCH Single Culford Mary BANHAM Single
3 24/10/1815 John FOREMAN Single Susan TWEED Single
4 18/11/1817 William SKINNER Single Mary WITHAM Single
5 26/01/1818 Joseph WILDING Single Harriotte DOCKING Single
6 20/07/1819 George LEECH Single Mary WISEMAN Widow
7 08/07/1820 Robert CLUTTERHAM Single Sarah FENNER Single
8 13/06/1821 Thomas FOOTER Single Mary CROSSLEY Single St Mary, Bury St Edmunds
9 17/10/1821 James SKINNER Single Elizabeth PETCH Single Fornham St Genevieve
10 14/12/1822 George GATES Widower Mary LEECH Widow
11 20/05/1823 John PENDLE Single Maria GOLDSMITH Single
12 22/12/1823 Robert COOPER Single Elizabeth COOKE Single
13 02/03/1826 John RUSSELS Single Mary DORLING Widow
14 14/11/1827 George VINCENT Single Dorothy BALLS Widow
15 23/11/1827 Thomas FUTTER Single Susan AVEY Single St James, Bury St Edmunds
16 17/07/1828 James CHANNEL Single Mary GOWSON Single
17 21/04/1829 John GOLDSMITH Single Elizabeth COOPER Single St Mary, Bury St Edmunds
18 31/10/1829 William HOLMES Single Ann BANHAM Single
19 09/01/1831 George SCARBOROUGH Single Euston Mary FULLER Single
20 24/05/1831 William BUCKLE Single Mary BLAKE Single
21 17/07/1831 Robert GOODAY Single Maria FOOTER Single
22 22/01/1832 James BANHAM Single Charlotte SKINNER Single
23 26/01/1832 George COOPER Single East Bergholt Jane FROST Single
24 15/11/1832 George FOREMAN Single Mary Ann WEBB Single
25 29/12/1832 William AGER Single Christiana CLUTTERHAM Single
26 27/10/1833 Jacob HOLMES Single Ann HUFF Single
27 12/01/1835 William KNEESHAW Single St James, Bury St Edmunds Susan FROST
28 09/06/1835 Charles BARFIELD Single Fanny DERIZLEY Single
29 12/12/1835 John LEECH Widower Timworth Susan FOREMAN

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