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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.

Continued from Marriages 1560-1599

Marriages 1600-1699 [Original transcripts by T P R Layng 1983]

6 September 1600 MORE George and Ellen MICHAELL.
26 October 1600 CHAPMAN George and Anne SEEMER
13 November 1600 TENANT Gabriell and Elizabeth SPICER
16 November 1600 BRANND Roger and Margery MALDEN
1 February 1600 STOKES John and Marian BENTLEY
26 April 1601 SEEMER Robert and Elizabeth ELLIS
15 November 1601 STANTON Thomas and Denis [Denise?] TITMUS
8 August 1602 COOKE Lettice and Michaell [Michelle?] RANARD (B.T. RAINER)
29 June 1603 AUSTEN Thomas and Ellen DOWE
7 July 1603 RUTTERFORTH Clement and Jane EVERSDEN
10 July 1603 BANES Robert and Ellen RUTTERFORTH
25 July 1603 GULLAVER Thomas & Elizabeth STANTON
25 September 1603 STEWARD William and Susan PEMBERTON 
13 October 1603 DAY John and Anne HOLDER
17 February 1603 TYTON Thomas and Goddy STOOKES
1 May 1604 CHICHELY John and Agnes TYTON
27 October 1604 MEDCALFE Robert and Winifred WAIMAN
3 February 1604 REINARD (B.T. RAINER) Robert and Elizabeth MICHELL
22 September 1605 DUNHAM George and Margaret DAYE
11 May 1606 CHAPMAN Henry and Mary CROPWELL
22 May 1607 SPICER Richard and Jane PETETT (B.T. PIGOT]
9 October 1607 STOKES George and Isbell SEAMER
23 October 1607 GRIGGES William and Isbell CHAPMAN
7 April 1608 HEWES Thomas and Joane HOLDER
21 October 1608 RUTTERFORTH William and Alice TYTON
9 November 1608 MOORE William and Agnes GODFREY
29 January 1609 BASELY Thomas and Agnes HYNDE
1 February 1609 WITTON William and Margarett HOLDER
26 June 1610 JOHNSON Martin and Susan WHITEHEAD
13 October 1611 RUT Robert and Ursuly STOOKES
14 October 1611 EWORTH Robert and Mary NORMAN
7 May 1612 EVERSDEN Jeames and Isbell RUTER (B.T. Rutterforth)
12 May 1612 GRIPER William and Abigall NEALLE
29 April 1613 CHAPMAN Henry and Mary EYWORTH by licence.
30 November 1613 WARREN Edward and Jone MUSTELL
30 July 1615 RYCE George and Agnes HUBBERD
20 September 1615 HUBBERD William and Agnes LIRE ?
(B.T. 7 Oct 1615... HUBBARD ...William and Mary PHILLIP)
9 May 1616 BECKET Samuell and Ellen MALDEN
7 July 1616 MALDEN Mathewe and Margarett SCOTT
20 October 1616 PRATT John and Agnes SMITHE
30 November 1616 THURLYE John and Alice HYNDE
14 January 1616 JEPSON Thomas and Martha NETHERWOOD
9 December 1617 WITTON William and Anne WALTER
11 December 1617 SEAMER Clement and Alice THURLY
18 October 1618 BERNARD John and Sicyly LILLY
28 October 1618 SABEE Thomas and Ellen MARLIN
10 November 1618 STASYE Thomas and Elizabeth HOLDER
20 January 1618 GODFREY Clement and Mathewe JEPSON
7 June 1619 WILSON Rychard and Katherine HUBBARD
18 May 1620 LYLY Richard and Jhona HAMMINGFORTH (B.T. HEMMINGFORTH)
15 October 1620 SLIPPER Moysas and Julyan BRAND
24 October 1620 SEMER Robert and Agnes SCEPP
9 November 1620 NETHERWOOD Thomas and Mary SEMER
30 November 1620 CURTYS Robart and Mary DANE
(B.T. 19 October) 1621 SLINIT Thomas and Elizabeth HIND
(B.T. 8 January) 1621 SEMER Jhon and Marget ALOR
(B.T. 9 October 1622 MENTLE William and Grace MALLDEN)
8 November 1622 WARRIN Edw: and Mary RAWLY (B.T. RAYLEY)
24 April 1623 MARVELL Edward and Jane CROSSE
3 February 1623 NIGHTINGALE Steven and Beatrice BERNARD by licence
26 November 1625 MAULDEN John and Joane SKINNER
27 June 1628 THEAKES (alias) FEAKES John and Joan RAINER
20 July 1629 KEELER Edward and Margarette ATKINS
31 January 1632 MOORE John and Rhodah CHAPMAN
31 January 1632 CUNSTABLE William and Marie EUWORTH (B.T. Eyworth)
15 January 1634 BALL Philip and Jane AILER
26 October 1635 TITINNE (B.T. TYTIN) George and Ann COOT
17 November 1636 HAYWARD William and Flower WEYMAN
26 June 1636 COX Robert and Julian [Julianne?] SLIPPER
29 June 1637 CROPWELL William and Martha CHAPMAN
31 January 1638 STOCKES William and Mary GRIPER
30 September 1639 WHODNAM Thomas and Mable WEYMAN
10 May 1640 ABOTT Edward and Elizabeth CHAPMAN
10 May 1640 MOORE Robt and Susan BEND
19 October 1640 BALL Andrew and Roda GODFREY
27 January 1640 PRATT Andrew and Abigall CUNDY
(B.T. 9 July 1641 HAGERS Thomas and Katheryne WRIGHT)
18 April 1642 BROOKES Thomas and Ann STOKES
19 May 1642 STOKES John and Ann BRASIER
21 July 1642 LANCASTER Thomas and Ann BECKET
13 August 1642 GRIPER Thomas and Ann HOLDER
18 July 1642 HOULDER George and Christian STOCKER
10 April 1643 CROUCH Thom: and Elizab: HOBSON
10 April 1643 WEYMAN Robt and Susan CASBOLT
1 May 1643 RUTTERFORD John and Elizab: NITOE
29 May 1643 PRATT John and Elizab: CLEMENTS
[blank] 1644 BALLS Thomas and Anne JEPHSON
3 February 1645 COX Robert and Martha GOLDINGE
"Neglected in the time of sequestration and civil war"
10 June 1650 PICKING John and Alice SLINITT
2 April 1651 WHITE Phillip and Abigail PRATT
25 September 1653 FAIRCHILD Richard and Rose PARKER both of Abington
28 June 1654 SAWARS William and Martha FASSETT
2 August 1656 HICKMAN Thomas Lord Winnsworth and Elizabeth SAVELL
    I think I have this straight. This entry records the marriage of Anne Savile [not Elizabeth], the second daughter of Sir William Savile and Anne Coventry [= Lady Savile, Civil War heroine and now Lady Chicheley at Wimpole] to Thomas Hickman-Windsor [later the 1st Earl of Plymouth] (c.1627–1687), royalist army officer and politician. His marriage is generally recorded as "12th May 1656 he married at St. George's-in-the-Fields, London, Anne, sister of George Savile.". Maybe the entry in the Wimpole registers covered a subsequent 'blessing' or just an incorrect record of the ceremony 12 weeks earlier. Lady Savile had married Thomas Chicheley the previous year and was presumably living at Wimpole at least some of the time. Hickman habitually added '-Windsor' to his name so it is probable the Winnsworth is just a verbal corruption of Windsor. I haven't been able to identify either a Lord Winnsworth or a Lord Wandsworth for the period].
20 May 1660 CHAPMAN Christopher and Mary
HOULDER, both of Granseter [assume Grantchester?]
1 May 1663 BARNARD William and Katharine NEWLING
5 May 1670 ALLIN Thomas and Sarah MANNING
27 June 1670 BARNARD William and Marget ROBSON
2 February 1673 BERNARD Richard and Elizabeth BARON
5 October 1677 PHIPS William and Mary MOORE
8 October 1679 WIGGS John and Susan PILGRIM
21 April 1680 GIBBINS Richard and Grace WARREN
20 February 1681 SAMS William and Francis SYMONDS
11 February 1683 HEATH Thomas (B.T. of this parish) and Susanna COLLIS
26 February 1684 LETHRUM Robert and Phoebe BARONS
28 October 1686 DAY Richard and Elizabeth FLANDERS both of Orwell
15 April 1687 ELLIS John and Sarah ALLEN both of Arrington
2 October 1687 NORMAN Robert and Hannah CALDECOTT both of Orwell
3 November 1687 MERRY John and Mary KING both of Orwell
4 June 1688 JOHNSON Richard and Elizabeth CAPON by lic
2 October 1689 WELLS James and Anne RUSSELL both of Arrington
6 October 1689 FRESHWATER Paul and Jane ELLIS
28 November 1689 ROBINSON Benjamin and Elizabeth WOOTTON
23 March 1691 ADAMS John of Kingston and Anne SAMMS of this parish
17 April 1693 HARD John of Bourne and Sarah GREEN of Orwell
12 June 1693 STOAKES John and Dorcas SMYTH
2 October 1693 BONNET William and Ann JEGGINS
2 October 1694 STAPLO Will: and Eisabela PEMERTUN
13 September 1696 HODGSON John and Frances GODFREY
8 November 1696 FLANDERS George and Mary MITCHEL
24 January 1696 HALL Wm and Ann ANGER both of Orwell
31 March 1698 ELLIS Henry of Cambridge and Ann GILL of this parish
19 June 1698 SIGSWORTH John and Eliz: MALDEN both of this parish

Continued at Marriages 1700-1799

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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