Brixworth, Northamptonshire Genealogy

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Guide to Brixworth, Northamptonshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Brixworth, Northamptonshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Orlingbury
County Northamptonshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Brixworth
Registration District Brixworth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1546
Bishop's Transcripts: 1706
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Rothwell
Diocese Peterborough
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Location of Archive
Northamptonshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BRIXWORTH (All Saints), a parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Orlingbury, N. division of the county of Northampton, 6 miles (N.) from Northampton. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Brixworth, Northamptonshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC BTs = Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms (Ancestry) - (£)[2][3]
AC PRs = Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms (Ancestry) - (£)[2][3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
Brixworth, Northamptonshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC BTs 1813-1835 1813-1835
AC PRs 1813-1912 1813-1912
FREG 1798-1837

The parish registers survive from 1546 and, apart from the volumes currently in use, are kept at Northamptonshire Record Office.

Rev James Jackson, who was vicar of the parish for 35 years starting in 1735, compiled an index to Brixworth families from the commencement of the registers. This work was largely arranged by families and included information from his personal knowledge as well as entries from the registers. Only a few entries were added after Jackson died in 1770. The index therefore includes extensive information about the origins and destinations of people who arrived at or migrated from Brixworth during the early and middle parts of the 18th century. This manuscript is also kept at NRO, where its reference is "ML 380". Further details of this source appear in ”Brixworth – An 18th Century Parish Register Analysis” by Francis Howcutt

Marriages from 1629 to 1700 are indexed in Northamptonshire Marriage Index Pre-1700 (2nd ed.). FHL British CD-ROM no. 5489; publisher's bookstore.

Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Genealogy From Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Howcutt, Francis.  The Howcutt Family At Brixworth.  Family history of Thomas Howcutt 1776-1844 and Elizabeth Martin and descendants, with some of the family at Spratton, and Sussex Lavington, and London. Article dated from 1776-1851, with the following surnames, Adnitt, Sykes, Moody, Allen, Jeacock, and Clay.  Article in Footprints, Northamptonshire Family History Soc. Magazine, page 42-44. Family History Library Ref. 942.55 D25fo vol.5.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Northamptonshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

An index to the names of those mentioned in or witnessing wills proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury where the testators were from Brixworth appears in the relevant section of the Brixworth History Society website.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Brixworth History Society

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England,(1848). Date accessed: 23 February 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912', Ancestry, accessed 5 March 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Northamptonshire, England, Burials, 1813-1912', Ancestry, accessed 7 April 2015.
  4. 'Northamptonshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 29 November 2014.