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St Andrew's Parish Church, Wimpole

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St Andrew's Parish Church, Wimpole
St Andrew's Parish Church, Wimpole
A living church for the Parish of Wimpole, located within the National Trust's Wimpole Estate.
The Church is managed and maintained by the Parochial Church Council

In medieval times there were no parish registers. Through the efforts of Thomas Cromwell in 1538 a mandate was issued by Henry VIII for churches to maintain parish records. This ordered that every parson, vicar or curate was to enter in a book every wedding, christening and burial in his parish. In 1558 Queen Elizabeth re-confirmed her father's mandate into law and many church records date from that year. Wimpole's own church records for baptisms, weddings and burials began in 1560.
In 1754, the Lord Hardwicke's Act (and yes, that's our Lord Chancellor Hardwicke [1690-1764], interred in his memorial in Wimpole's Chicheley Chapel) required separate registers for banns and marriages. Banns being an announcement made in a parish church of an intention to marry. The act was passed to prevent clandestine and under-age marriages. To make the Act more effective, a special printed form was devised which called for the signatures of the officiating minister, the two witnesses and those of the bride and groom. Wimpole's church records for banns and marriages in the new format began in 1754.
The date given is the date of the marriage.
In England and Wales, up to 1751, the New Year always began on the 25th March (Lady Day).
(x) means "his/her mark" (ie unable to write or sign).
The original spelling of names (as transcribed) has been retained.
(B.T.) indicates the entry as shown in the Bishop's Transcripts 1599-1812 where it differs from the entry in the local church register. For more details, see the original Introduction written by T.P.R. Layng in 1983 on the Parish Registers page.]
Information, notes and comments additional to the Wimpole Registers are usually shown within [square brackets] and italics.
My thanks and acknowledgments to the Parochial Church Council for Wimpole and St Andrew's Parish Church for allowing the online publication of the Church Registers.
These listings are based on the provided Church Registers for the Parish of Wimpole, as transcribed and collated by T P R Layng in March 1983. Originally typed by C L and A E Hatton. Additional research for this website is by by Steve Odell.
I have also compared the Layng transcript below with the commercially available Cambridgeshire Family History Society version. Any significant differences have been so identified. Local parish records on CDs can be purchased from the society.

Marriages 1560-1599 [Original transcripts by T P R Layng 1983]

22 September 1560 HASELIP Robert and Mawde [blank]
27 October 1560 GARNER Richard and Margaret WRICKGULWORTH
13 January 1561 SNAGGE Thomas and Mrs Elsabeth DECONS
14 January 1561 HARRYSON William and Elsabeth WICKES
16 January 1561 SENTON Michell and Joane NICOLSON
26 January 1561 MORE William and Elsabeth ANDREWE
30 January 1561 NETHERWOOD John and Agnes ROBERTES
1 February 1561 LORD Thomas and Margaret FROST
26 October 1561 PLUMMER Thomas and Elizabeth CANSBY
4 November 1561 CHIBNALL Mr Richard and Mrs Alice DYCKONS
27 November 1561 LUCAS Martyne and Margaret CHUCHE
15 January 1561 STOWTON William and Clemence WATERICH
18 January 1561 PRATT Thomas and Joane MAWLDEN
12 April 1562 BENSON John and Luce STOCKINE
19 April 1562 MORE Thomas and Margaret [blank]
13 January 1562 HYNTON Thomas and Frances DYCCONS
3 October 1563 TYTON John and Margaret [blank]
15 October 1564 PORTER Clemond and Mathias [sic] CHAPMAN
12 November 1564 TYTON Robert and Anne KYNGE
19 November 1564 COWYN [?] Richard and Margaret SKEPPE
28 January 1564 MAWLDEN William and Isabell [blank]
2 November 1568 EYNISWORTHE Willyme and Elizabeth [blank]
3 November 1569 SPYCER William and Agnes GRYPER
3 November 1569 THAKE Thomas and Joane BLOKE
23 April 1570 HEYWARD John and Agnes BATEMAN
18 June 1570 ARNSWOOD John and Ekizabeth WENAM
19 November 1570 WILSON William and Joane HUBBERD
26 November 1570 NUMAN Thomas and Agnes UPCHURCHE
1 April 1571 BAWDWYME Jefferye and Joane SCAMPYNE
6 June 1571 THOMAS John and Emme BETON
1 July 1571 CHAPMAN Henry and Ellen JEPSON
11 October 1571 COLE Thomas and Elizabeth BLOME
8 November 1571 EVANS Owen and Elizabeth LILLYE
11 November 1571 TYCHMARSHE Thomas and Margeret MOWSE
2 February 1571 HILL Jeames and Margeret DAWSON
20 July 1572 PRATT John and Ann GRIPER
4 August 1572 WARBEIS MIchaell and Elizabeth KENDERICKE
26 October 1572 TYTON Richard and Anne FLOWER
19 November 1573 GRYPER Thomas and Margeret NEWLEN
22 November 1573 PRATT John and Joane MEAKES
6 February 1573 JACKLYNE John and Emme LONGE
4 August 1574 CULLENGE William and Grace EVING
31 May 1575 HINDE Mr Thomas and Mrs Marye PAKENHM [Pakenham?][Some BMD records say Thomas married 'Marye Parenson']
30 September 1575 HINDE William and Agnes HEIWARDE
16 October 1575 JEPSON Thomas and Alice RYCHMOND
21 November 1576 SEMER Robert and Alice BROCKE
18 February 1576 TITCHMARSHE Thomas and Katheren SEMER
11 July 1577 WILCOCKES John and Kathern CURBEY
11 March 1578 HUBBERD Willian and Loane BUSHE
29 March 1578 MAWLDEN Henry and Alice NETHERWOOD
18 September 1578 MAWLDEN Richard and Joane GODFREY
19 October 1578 LILLY Richard and Mary MAWLDEN
20 October 1578 MABERSLEY Edward and Rosemunt MENE
29 October 1579 METCALFE Robert and Frances MEAKES
3 November 1580 RUTT Richard and Agnes DARBY
1 October 1581 WAKEDEILD John and Agnes BURRE
9 October 1581 RICHMOND Thomas and Ellen CRESNEY
26 November1581 DOWE Thomas and Ellen CUTTELL
6 May 1582 KENDERICKE John and Joane WRIGHTE
19 July 1582 WALKER Robert and Awdre CUTTELL
20 October 1582 HEYFFORD Leonard and Mary STOKES
9 May 1585 GODFREY John and Awdre AYLER
5 June 1585 BANKES John and Ellen CHAPMAN
17 October 1585 GRYNWELL William and Alice MAWLDEN
24 November 1585 COO Thomas and Elizabeth HINDE
15 August 1588 HUBBERD William and Agnes RUTT
27 April 1589 CHAPMAN William and Marye RUTTERFORTHE
19 July 1590 HYNDE William and Alice RUTTERFORTHE
1 August 1591 MAWLDEN John and Mary KYNGE
30 November 1591 CHAPMAN Richard and Alyce MAWLDEN
25 July 1593 GLASCOCKE George and Alice SMITHE
21 October 1593 GODFREY Thomas and Mary MAWLDEN
4? November 1593 MAWLDEN Henry and Margery PRYOR
30 June 1594 SHARPE William and Agnes MAWLDEN
11 July 1594 SEMER Clement and Mary CHAPMAN
12? October 1594 HEIWARD William and Ellen SEMER
14 October 1594 LOWE William and Alce COXE
27 May 1596 OKYNGES William and Agnes RUTTERFORTH
30 September 1596 ABIRAM John and Alice HARRYSON
30 May 1596 PARKER Robert and Ellen ADAM
2 February 1597 WALTER Mr Edward and Anne ADAM

Continued at Marriages 1600-1699

This page was last updated on: 14 March 2019.

St Andrew's Parish Church.
A living church for the Parish of Wimpole, located within the National Trust's
Wimpole Hall Estate.
The Church is managed and maintained by the Parochial Church Council

Aerial View of St Andrew's Parish Church 2016
Aerial View of St Andrew's Parish Church 2016.
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