Thorrington St. Mary Magdalene

The church of St Mary Magdalene, taken by Robert Edwards. It has a flint tower and a red tiled roof. Some  stone headstones and a large old yew are in the foreground.

Transcribed by Helen Barrell, except marriages 1742-1752 and 1813-1837 transcribed by Arny Webb. They can be searched for at FreeREG.

Notes

  • No marriages 1642-62, 1675-78, 1680-2, 1688-91, 1693-6, 1702-10.
  • Gaps or sparse baptisms:
    • 1657, 1660, 1661, 1670, 1681, 1689-1693: two baptisms per year.
    • 1625, 1626, 1632, 1646, 1648, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1668, 1694: one baptism per year.
    • 1644, 1647, 1649, 1653, 1656, 1658, 1673: no baptisms
  • Gaps or sparse burials:
    • 1623, 1629, 1644, 1652, 1660, 1672, 1674, 1682, 1685: two burials per year.
    • 1636, 1653, 1656, 1659, 1737: one burials per year.
    • 1643, 1646-1650, 1654-5, 1658, 1675-6, 1738-1741, 1775-6: no burials
    • 1787 – 3 burials between November and December and no others. 1794 – 4 burials between January and February and no others. Did no other burials take place in those years or are some missing?
  • Unusual names: Wolstane Bayning, buried 1581. Offenstrange, the illegitimate child of Humfrey Hasteler and Jane Ladbrooke, buried in 1598/9. Christian Church was baptised in 1758.
  • 1603 saw the baptism of a child with four different surnames to choose from: “Richard Campion the base sonne of Richard Campion alias Wright by Joan Wayland alias Bracksteade.”

Baptisms

Burials

Marriages

1558-1742

1742-1752

1754-1812

1813-1837

Note: Groom abodes and marital status in groom list only, and brides vice versa.