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

 

The Parish

The parish of Rossington lies in the extreme south of Yorkshire, forming a small part of the border with neighbouring Nottinghamshire. Rossington is located about 5 miles southeast of the industrial town of Doncaster. Rossington sits about a mile west of the A638 road from Doncaster to Bawtry, a road which follows the line of a Roman Road and was, before the nearby A1M motorway was created, the original line of the Great North Road. Once a discrete small village sitting within a meander of the River Torne Rossington grew substantially in the 20th century following the opening of coal mines in 1916. Such was the demand for men in war time that construction, of New Rossington, was passed to female bricklayer's assistants who "proved quite satisfactory", a notable but small step on the path to universal suffrage. Mining has now ceased, in 2006, and Rossington is largely a suburb of Doncaster. Prior to the mines Rossington would have largely been an arable farming settlement, albeit the floodplain of the Torne provided pastures too. Modern developments are never far away, to the west the modern A1M motorway whilst the East Coast Rail Line from London to Edinburgh cuts through the settlement and Robin Hood Airport lies a few miles east. The Torne drains northwards the east to join the Trent close to Scunthorpe and thence to the North Sea through the Humber Estuary. Rossington is sited at just 10 metres above the sea, the landscape largely flat or gently undulating rises to near 30 metres a mile or so to the south. Rossington parish was fairly typically sized for this area, covering around 3,000 acres it would have supported a population close to 350 parishioners. In Domesday time Rossington was eclipsed by what is, today, a small hamlet, Littleworth. The manor was held by Count Robert of Mortain and was a prosperous place of an impressive 32 ploughs, meadows and woodland and 2 mills.


The Church

ST Michael's church sits at the heart of the old settlement of Rossington, sitting on the southern side of the B6463 as it passes through the village. Whilst there has been a church on this site since Norman times the present building is largely a result of a rebuild in the early 1840s. Both the southern doorway and chancel arch were reused during that rebuild and both show the style of the Romanesque of the 12th century. The Perpendicular (15th century) western tower was also preserved. The remainder, both nave and chancel, date from that Victorian rebuild. Just east of the church site, a small, short parallel lane leads to the impressive entranceway to the site, there is ample parking in this side lane. A broad gated entrance grants access to a churchyard that quite a few obstructions that limit but do not prevent adequate photographic angles.


The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 13th May 1754 - 15th December 1812 Doncaster Archives - Reference - P58/1/B/1 Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 3 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 16th December 1813 - 11th April 1837 Doncaster Archives - Reference - P58/1/B/2 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None


Doncaster St George
Cantley St Wilfrid
Finningley Holy Trinity, Nottinghamshire
Doncaster St George
Wadworth St John the Baptist
Finningley Holy Trinity, Nottinghamshire
Blyth St Mary & St Martin, Nottinghamshire
Tickhill St Mary
Harworth All Saints, Nottinghamshire
Blyth St Mary & St Martin, Nottinghamshire

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 13/05/1754 Thomas HARTLY   Conisbrough Ann HIND Single  
2 18/07/1754 Thomas LOCKING     Mary HIND    
3 13/04/1755 George MAXFIELD     Ann COCKING    
4 11/11/1755 John ROLLET     Rebecca COLLISON    
5 25/11/1755 John SCHOLEY     Mary CLARKSON    
6 09/12/1755 John RODWELL     Ruth WILSON    
7 23/11/1756 Francis HOBSON   Conisbrough Elizabeth SMITH    
8 23/11/1758 Thomas RAVEL     Mary WATSON    
9 22/11/1759 Thomas LIGHTOULLER     Jane BOOTH    
10 12/06/1760 Thomas ARE     Mary DAY    
11 26/08/1760 Nathaniel WARDINLEY     Alice READ    
12 12/05/1761 Joseph BARKER   Stainton By Doncaster Mary PARKIN    
13 13/05/1762 David FRETWELL     Ann MORRIS    
14 22/06/1762 John FLOWER     Alice WARDINLEY    
15 16/02/1764 Joseph KAY   Finningley, Nottinghamshire Elizabeth DENHAM    
16 02/01/1766 John SCHOLFIELD     Rachel COCKHIL    
17 11/02/1766 Robert ELLIS     Mary CAM    
18 17/08/1766 Robert SHILLITO     Elizabeth CAM    
19 04/10/1766 John ROBERTS     Elizabeth STONES    
20 16/12/1766 William GIBSON     Mary BUTTERILL    
21 23/09/1767 John WHITEMAN   Myton On Swale Mary EYRE    
22 27/12/1768 John SCOTT   Doncaster Alice BUTTERILL Single  
23 06/03/1770 John PAINTER     Mary SEVRAH Widow  
24 02/04/1770 George HAGUE Single   Sarah CAM Single  
25 17/07/1770 Edward RIDGE   Cantley Elizabeth DUNSTAN    
26 05/11/1771 George SCOSON     Sarah DINNES    
27 11/12/1771 James CAPEL     Hannah CAM    
28 31/03/1772 John WADSWORTH   Wadworth Ann WILEY    
29 17/04/1772 John BUTTERELL     Elizabeth HUDSON Single Wadworth
30 07/02/1773 John TOWNEND   Armthorpe Mary HAWKES    
31 04/07/1773 John WHITELY     Elizabeth THORPE    
32 02/11/1773 John BAMFORTH     Elizabeth SMITH    
33 23/11/1773 George HALL     Ann RIDGE   Cantley
34 03/04/1774 Richard TRIPPET   Sprotborough Fanny GIBSON Single  
35 09/07/1775 Thomas WHITAKER     Sarah BEATSON Single  
36 21/08/1775 John HEARTLEY     Jane CLAYPHAN    
37 21/11/1775 John ROLWIT     Hannah GRONT    
38 19/12/1775 Martin MALLENDER     Mary RODWELL    
39 27/02/1777 Alexander DONALDSON   East Retford, Nottinghamshire Mary COLLISON    
40 15/05/1777 Robert HUDSON   Maltby Alice BUTTERELL    
41 21/05/1778 John ANDERSON     Abigail WILKINSON   Sutton Upon Derwent
42 22/09/1778 George MARR     Elizabeth RODDINSON    
43 29/03/1779 James PEARSON     Elizabeth BAILY    
44 22/04/1779 William PIGOT Widower   Mary BUTTERILL Single  
45 30/05/1779 Joseph RHODES     Alice SYKES Single  
47 15/05/1780 John LOVE     Hannah FOSTER    
48 03/08/1780 William ROTHERAM     Mary SHEPHERD    
49 12/12/1780 William SHARP   Wadworth Ann COLBECK    
50 17/09/1781 John ALLDRED   Doncaster Elizabeth SIMPSON    
51 13/12/1781 William DAVISON     Jenny STEER    
52 04/02/1783 Jonathan GRANT     Ann BRAITHWAIT    
53 06/07/1783 Richard BUTTERILL     Zebrina SYKES Single  
54 17/08/1783 Thomas DOVENER     Susanna KITCHEN    
55 04/11/1784 Joseph HARRISS   Anston Elizabeth BRADLEY Single  
56 14/12/1784 Gervis BUTTERILL     Margaret LEAKE Single  
57 25/01/1785 William SMITH     Elizabeth TRIFFITT    
58 19/04/1785 John RODGERS     Hannah ROLLETT Widow  
59 03/10/1785 Thomas CAUDWELL     Hannah STORS    
60 23/11/1785 John SLACK     Sarah GOULDTHORPE    
61 05/10/1788 John BEAUMONT     Ann PINCHANT    
62 21/12/1788 Samuel CARTER     Sarah SYKES    
63 18/05/1789 Thomas HODGSON   Cantley Ann SAYLES    
65 20/07/1789 Thomas PARKIN   Cantley Sarah RHODES    
66 07/09/1789 John WRIGHT     Mary BAGLEY    
67 11/10/1789 John ELVIDGE     Jane YATES    
68 05/11/1789 William TAYLOR   Conisbrough Hannah RODGER    
69 06/11/1789 Joseph FISHER     Ann ASHLEY Widow  
70 13/12/1791 Thomas GUEST   Tickhill Alice TURNER    
71 19/01/1792 William HORNCASTLE     Sarah THOMPSON    
72 31/01/1792 Thomas DUFF     Ann CAM Widow  
73 06/02/1792 William BOULTON   Tickhill Sarah WALKER    
74 13/05/1792 Thomas CAUSING     Elizabeth GIBSON    
75 15/05/1792 Thomas HARRISON     Martha PAINTER    
76 19/05/1794 William HICKSON     Sarah FISHER    
77 20/05/1794 John TROUT   Sprotborough Hannah ELLIS    
78 05/06/1794 John CARTLIDGE   Blyth, Nottinghamshire Ann BUTTERIL    
79 08/12/1794 William SAYLE   Wath Upon Dearne Mary DODSON    
80 27/01/1795 Thomas STOOKS     Mary ELLIS    
81 15/09/1795 Miles MACHIN   Finningley, Nottinghamshire Douglass PIGOTT    
82 28/09/1795 Francis LEDGER     Cassiah WELLS    
83 24/10/1796 James MORTON     Mary RIDGE    
84 24/11/1796 Richard REVIL     Mary HUBY    
85 29/05/1798 Charles SKARGILL     Martha FISHER    
86 19/06/1798 William NEWTON   South Kirkby Fanny TRIPPIT Single  
87 26/11/1798 William ELVIDGE     Barbara BATTY    
88 27/11/1798 Jonathan SYKES     Janavrah HILL    
89 15/01/1799 Thomas SYKES     Rachael UNWIN Single Cantley
90 13/10/1799 William ROW     Mary WRIGHT    
91 18/11/1799 Thomas BUTTERIL     Hannah HARTLEY Single  
92 03/03/1800 Valentine PIGOTT     Sarah JOHNSON Single  
93 04/08/1800 John WHITE     Anne SPENCER Widow Misson, Nottinghamshire
94 01/09/1801 Joseph PASHLEY     Martha BRAFITT    
95 10/09/1801 Luke NAYLOR   Doncaster Elizabeth WRIGHT Single  
96 29/03/1802 Joseph COX   Chesterfield, Derbyshire Hannah HUDSON Single  
97 09/05/1802 Joseph PASHLEY     Ann HARTLEY Single  
98 21/06/1802 John TINKER     Ellen WALKER Single  
99 30/11/1802 Adam BATTY     Dolly WRIGHT    
100 24/11/1803 Henry CAM     Elizabeth LIDSTER    
101 17/01/1804 John GREENSMITH   Maltby Elizabeth HOLMES    
102 30/01/1804 James BENSON     Elizabeth EMPSON    
103 03/05/1804 Samuel FOSTER     Mary HOLMES    
104 10/07/1804 Mathew LAW     Ann HUTCHINSON    
105 28/09/1804 Thomas LIGHTOULLER     Hannah CAMSAL    
106 27/11/1804 Samuel BURDEN   North Muskham, Nottinghamshire Mary INNOCENT    
107 04/12/1804 James WOTON     Frances SHILLITO    
108 12/03/1805 William WOMACK     Mary COWNLEY    
109 16/05/1805 Francis BATTY     Easter CUSWORTH    
110 04/06/1805 Robert HICKSON   Tickhill Jane OLLIVER Single  
111 01/10/1805 Joseph INNOCENT     Elizabeth ELLIS Single  
112 14/11/1805 Edward HATTERSLEY     Charity THACKREY    
113 18/11/1805 Samuel DONCASTER   Finningley, Nottinghamshire Mary RHODES    
114 31/12/1805 John PULISTER   Doncaster Rebecca STOCKDELL    
115 27/09/1808 James SHIRTLIFFE   Hooton Pagnell Grace INGHAM    
116 04/10/1808 William BUTTERIL     Elizabeth BUTTERIL Single  
117 17/10/1808 George CARR     Sarah CARLISLE    
118 27/11/1809 Joseph HAGUE     Ann FLINTAM    
119 14/12/1809 Thomas SCHOFIELD     Mary BATTY    
120 30/07/1810 John BAUMFORTH Widower   Hannah LIGHTOWLER Widow  
121 26/11/1810 William SPENCER     Catherine LISTER    
122 04/12/1810 Thomas COWDWELL     Ann NEWBOUND    
123 24/12/1810 John JOHNSON     Maria HARTLEY    
124 09/09/1811 William ELVIDGE   East Retford, Nottinghamshire Ann Ratcliff JOHNSON Single  
125 05/04/1812 John HUDSON   Tickhill Mary PIGOTT Single  
126 19/04/1812 John WAINWRIGHT   Doncaster Abigail BUTTERELL Single  
127 20/05/1812 John WALKER   Doncaster Margaret SPENCER Single  
128 28/09/1812 George LOFTIS     Martha HURST    
129 15/12/1812 John RICHARDSON     Sarah DAKIN    
1 16/12/1813 John WESTREN     Elizabeth BATTY    
2 27/02/1814 Joseph HAGUE     Elizabeth FEARNLEY    
3 22/08/1814 Abraham BAILEY   Doncaster Sarah POWELL    
4 28/11/1814 George BEIGHTON     Elizabeth MELLOR    
5 20/06/1815 John ATTHEW     Anne BOURKE Widow  
6 19/05/1816 James BALEY     Hannah CLAYPON   Darfield
7 09/09/1816 George ELWESS     Elizabeth ELVIDGE    
8 16/12/1816 John STEVENSON   Barnby Upon Don Sarah LIVERSIDGE    
9 20/04/1817 John BAUMFORTH     Ann MAXFIELD    
10 04/08/1817 James WALKER     Ann SENYARD    
11 26/11/1818 Joseph HIRST Single   Amelia INNOCENT Single  
12 14/12/1818 Joseph ELLIS Single   Mary ATTY Single  
13 31/12/1818 Thomas ROBERTS Single Barnby Upon Don Elizabeth PALMER Single  
14 12/04/1819 John HARDY   Wadworth Anne BYWATER    
15 22/08/1819 William LIVERSIDGE   Wadworth Fanny MILLNES    
16 28/10/1819 Thomas EYRE   Finningley, Nottinghamshire Margaret HARRISON Single  
17 16/10/1820 John DAKIN   Tickhill Nancy BATTY    
18 29/11/1820 William DOBSON     Naomi HOLMES    
19 30/11/1820 George JARVIS     Mary SYKES    
20 04/12/1820 John SCOTT   Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Elizabeth BARKER    
21 24/04/1821 William ELLIS   Prestbury, Cheshire Elizabeth CUPID    
22 31/01/1822 John ATKINSON     Hannah ATTEY    
23 11/03/1822 John POLLARD   Finningley, Nottinghamshire Jane LAW    
24 17/06/1822 William KEYWORTH     Hannah BOYD    
25 30/09/1822 Robert WINFRAY     Elizabeth BAUMFORTH Widow  
26 09/12/1822 John HANSON     Ann SINGLETON    
27 03/06/1823 John DICKINSON   Austerfield Sarah PIGOTT Single  
28 04/08/1823 John OATES   Cantley Anne SUTTON    
29 27/11/1823 John HAGUE   Darfield Mary ELVIDGE    
30 21/06/1824 Robert DOWSON Single Blyth, Nottinghamshire Fanny NEWTON Single  
31 01/07/1824 Henry PILLIN   Doncaster Mary Ann NEWTON    
33 13/12/1824 William MALKIN   Harworth, Nottinghamshire Elizabeth DAKIN    
32 25/12/1824 Jonathan ALDHAM   Beckingham, Nottinghamshire Sarah TINKER    
34 09/05/1825 James WALKER     Frances BOOTH    
35 11/12/1825 John MANNSFIELD     Rachel ATTEY    
36 22/12/1825 Thomas Taylor WORSLEY   Carlton In Lindrick, Nottinghamshire Rose STOVIN    
37 23/01/1826 Jonathan WALKER     Catharine LUNT   Loversall
38 07/02/1826 Garvis LATHAM   Sandal Magna Martha SYKES    
39 20/08/1826 William WALTON   Marr Hannah LAW    
40 26/11/1827 George SINGLETON   Cantley Sarah BRADBURY    
41 14/05/1828 Joseph LEE   Leeds Elizabeth NEWTON    
42 09/06/1828 Henry STOCKS     Hannah BECKETT    
43 29/03/1829 William SILVESTER     Mary Anne ROBINSON    
44 05/07/1830 George WRIGHT     Sarah SPENCER    
45 02/08/1830 Richard REVILL     Dinah HOLMES    
46 28/11/1831 James KITCHING     Sarah HARTLEY    
47 21/02/1832 Thomas STOCKS     Mary Anne FRANT    
48 22/03/1832 James WALKER     Sarah HAGUE    
49 05/06/1832 John CHESTER   Finningley, Nottinghamshire Rebecca FISHER    
50 14/10/1833 William HOLMES     Hannah PEARSON    
51 25/11/1833 Job WILLIS Single   Hannah PASHLEY Single  
52 27/01/1834 John RICHARDSON Single   Sarah GREAVES    
53 31/03/1834 Charles BAUMFORTH     Sarah CHESTER    
54 06/04/1835 Thomas KING     Amelia KITCHING    
55 25/08/1835 Charles STOCKS     Ann PRICE    
56 28/11/1835 Edmund MALTBY     Ann OATES    
57 18/01/1836 Robert James SMITH   Edlington Mary BATTEY    
58 28/11/1836 William HERRINGTON   Firbeck Elizabeth WILBEY    
59 28/12/1836 Robert JOHNSON   Liverpool, Lancashire Elizabeth PIGOTT    
60 11/04/1837 Robert MEGSON   Maltby Mary SHILLITO   Bawtry

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