Transcribed by Arny Webb, except the earliest register (1558-1764) and marriages 1754-1812 by Helen Barrell. They can be searched for at FreeREG.
- Earliest baptism: 1558. Earliest burial: 1561. Earliest marriage: 1560.
- With only a handful of exceptions, no parents’ names accompany baptisms until 1624. Not exactly helpful for genealogists….
- Large gap: no entries 1565 to 1581. The last record is a baptism on 8 Oct 1564 (no burials or marriages for that year), and then there’s three burials from January to February 1581/2. Baptisms, burials and marriages begin again from July 1582.
- 1604: four people are named in the register as having “died of the pestilence”, and then “diverse children” – the children who died are unnamed. There is an unusually high number of burials in 1611 (26 – with 9 of those in June), which suggests another visitation of plague to Lawford. The plague was rife in Europe between 1602-11.
- Only on entry (a baptism in August) for 1616, and no entries at all for 1617.
- In 1622, John Crewe married Jemmimah Waldegrave in Lawford – they are, apparently, Lady Diana Spencer’s 10 times great-grandparents.
- Gap in register, or were things very quiet? Last entry 21 Sep 1640, next entry 20 June 1641.
- There are two quite fun surnames in the early register: Wormingjohn and Flanderflash.
- “A travelling childe of 13 years of age was founde deade in a drift of snowe Feberuary 13 day in a grey parell and a graray.”
- 1813-1837: 443 baptisms (152KB – PDF)
- Alphabetically by groom’s surname: 248 marriages (109KB – PDF)
- Alphabetically by bride’s surname: 248 marriages (111KB – PDF)
Note: Groom abodes and marital status in groom list only, and brides vice versa.