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Stray Marriages pre 1900

No register is extant before 1900 for the Old Baptist Church or the Independent Wesleyan Church but there were clearly marriages taking place at these Churches. Perhaps no formal registers were kept, but when they moved to their new Church a new register was started. These were found in some odd pages of The Argus Newpaper from this period and have been extracted, together with extracts from the Echo & Free Press and The Wellingborough News. These include reports marriages of Rushden people at Wellingborough Register Office.

A few events taking place at the Succoth Church have also been found in the newspapers.

The list below is marriages from various sources. One is from a certificate, (kindly sent to us) and it shows that this was marriage No.181. This perhaps suggests around 200 marriages had taken place at the Old Baptist Church before they began their new register in their new church in 1900.

Early Marriages from other sources [alphabetical by Groom]
 
Date
Year
Forename Surname Residence

Forename Surname Residence Where
Wellingborough News
29th January 1892
18 Jan
1892 Albert Ambridge Rushden
&
Agnes Ellen Busby Wellingboro' Independent Wesleyan
Chapel,Wellingboro’
Wellingborough News
18th August 1883
11 Aug
1883
Joseph Ayres Rushden
&
Mary Ann Parker Rushden Register Office,
Wellingborough
The Argus,
1st April 1898
24 Mar
1898
Alfred Barker Rushden
&
Ada Mary Harris Rushden Wesleyan Chapel,
Higham Ferrers
Wellingborough News, 3rd June 1887
30 May
1887
Charles Bates n.g.
&
Julia Underwood n.g. Old Baptist Meeting, Rushden
Wellingborough News,
11th February 1887
06 Feb
1887
William Sydney Bird Rushden
&
Elizabeth Bailey Rushden Independent Wesleyan
Chapel, Wellingborough

Northampton Mercury
15th May 1858 

05 May 1858 Samuel Bollard Bozeat
&
Elizabeth Clarke Rushden Register Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News, 3rd June 1887
02 Jun
1887
Thomas Driver Brealey Rushden
&
Elizabeth Chettle Rushden Register Office,
Wellingborough

Northampton Mercury 31 January 1846

29 Jan
1846
John Cave Rushden & Jane Warren Irthlingborough Baptist Meeting,
Irthlingborough

Northampton Mercury December 30th 1865

25 Dec 1865 Alfred Chapman Rushden & Mary Ann Whitbread Rushden Wesleyan Chapel
Higham Ferrers
Wellingborough News
27th December 1879
25 Dec
1898
John Coleman Rushden
&
Temperance Chettle Rushden Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
Wellingborough News, 3rd June 1887
29 May
1887
Charles Clark Rushden & Ellen Perkins Rushden Register Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News
30th June 1883
25 Jun
1883
Walter Clayton Rushden & Elizabeth Holding Rushden Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
Wellingborough News, 29th July 1887
25 Jul
1887
Alfred Curtis Rushden & Emily Jane Taylor Rushden Register Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News, 4th March 1887
02 Mar
1887
Henry James Deacon Rushden & Martha Clayton Rushden Old Baptist Chapel, Rushden
Wellingborough News
5th January 1884
01 Jan
1884
Fred De Bow Rushden & Eliza Hart Rushden Register Office, Wellingborough
Wellingborough News, 18th February 1887
12 Feb
1887
Charles Denton Rushden & Louisa Bull Rushden Register Office, Wellingborough
Wellingborough News, 3rd June 1887
29 May
1887
Samuel Joseph Denton n.g. & Ellen Chettle n.g. Old Baptist Meeting, Rushden
Wellingborough News,
11th February 1887
05 Feb
1887
John Dickens DentonRushden & Emily Carter Rushden Register Office, Wellingborough
Wellingborough News, 29th April 1887
25 Apr
1887
Walter Drage Rushden & Emily Ellis Rushden Baptist Chapel, Earls Barton
The Argus,
1st April 1898
24 Mar
1898
Ralph Thomas Easton Higham Ferrers
&
Alice Mary Burton Rushden Register Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News, 7th June 1884
31 May
1884
Harvey Garley Rushden & Elizabeth Knight Rushden Register Office, Wellingborough
The Argus,
20 May 1898
18 May
1898
Josiah George Irchester
&
Sarah Jane Jones - Wesleyan Chapel,
Rushden
Northampton Mercury 27 April 1867 
23 Apr
1867
Jno. Mr. Hall Spaldwick, Hunts Eliza, 3rd dau of Mr. Joseph Tailby - Old Baptist Chapel, Rushden
Wellingborough News
15th September 1883
10 Sep
1883
Sidney Herbert Harris Rushden & Annie Maria
Payne d of James, of W'boro Friends Meeting House
Wellingborough
W'boro' News report
24th Mar
1883
Charles Hudd Trowbridge, WIL & Fanny Pung Rushden Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
The Argus,
15th April 1898
08 Apr
1898
Thomas William Isaac Longsight
&
Elizabeth Rebecca Hankins - Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
Wellingborough News, 7th June 1884
31 May
1884
Benjamin Kitchener Rushden & Sarah Jane Clayson Rushden Register Office, Wellingborough
Wellingborough News,
19th April 1884
14th Apr
1884
Frederick Sargent Knight Rushden & Annie Darnell Rushden Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
Wellingborough News, 15th July 1887
09 Jul
1887
Wm. Knightall Rushden & Deborah Wykes Irchester Register Office, Wellingborough
The Argus,
15th April 1898
(Echo report)
11 Apr
1898
Ernest William Lack 2nd son of Mr J J Lack, High Street, Rushden
&
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Willmott dau of George Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
Wellingborough News,
27th September 1884,
25 Sep
1884
Harry Leigh Rushden & Maud Ellen Barker Rushden Registry Office,
Wellingborough
The Argus,
20 Dec 1889
14 Dec
1889
William Henry Lett Rushden
&
Fanny Chettle Rushden n.g.
The Argus,
27th Dec 1889
25 Dec
1889
James Frederick Lovell -
&
Emma Hardwick - Wesleyan Chapel,
Rushden
Northampton Mercury
20 Oct
1840
Alfred Andrew Manning Rushden
&
Martha Bates 2nd dau of John of Upper Dean BDF Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
Wellingborough News, 29th July 1887
23 Jul
1887
Fred Newell Rushden & Augusta Ward Irchester Register Office, Wellingboro'
The Argus,
15th April 1898
12 Apr
1898
Charles Palmer Rushden
&
Eliza Palmer Wollaston n.g.
Wellingborough News,
19th April 1884
14th Apr
1884
Frederick Perkins Rushden & Emma Sanders Rushden Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
Wellingborough News
17th November 1883
10 Nov
1883
William Pendered Rushden & Elizabeth Crane Wellingborough Registry Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News
5th January 1884
01 Jan
1884
Joseph William Rivett Higham Ferrers & Charlotte Eliza Linnell Higham Ferrers Registry Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News,
19th April 1884
15th Apr
1884
Joseph Rollings Rushden & Hannah Clarke Rushden Registry Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News
22nd December 1883
18 Dec
1883
Joseph William Roylands Rushden & Emma Bollard Rushden Registry Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News
29th December 1883,
27 Dec
1883
Herbert Sale Rushden & Elizabeth Clayton Rushden Registry Office,
Wellingborough
Certificate - No 181
19 Apr
1883
George Selwood batchelor, clicker, son of John dec'd
&
Sarah Jane Maddock 21, spinster, dau of Tho, shoemaker Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
The Argus,
27th Dec 1889
23 Dec
1889
Harry Sparrow Sanders Rushden & Mercy Harris Rushden Cheese-lane Chapel,
Wellingboro'
Wellingborough News, 10th June 1887
02 Jun
1887
J. Enos Smith Rushden & Sarah Eleanor Morris Stanwick Parish Church,
Stanwick
Wellingborough News,
4th June 1884
07 Jun
1884
John Tomlin Rushden & Charlotte Freeman Wellingborough Registry Office,
Wellingborough
The Argus,
2nd May 1890
26 Apr
1890
William Welch Rushden
&
Sarah Ann Daniels Rushden Register Office,
Wellingborough
Northampton Mercury
The First Marriage
22 Jan
1839
Samuel Wells Thurleigh, Baptist Minister
&
Elizabeth Barnes Kettering Old Baptist Meeting,
Rushden
Wellingborough News
22nd September 1883
15 Sep
1883
Frederic White Rushden & Julia Pell Rushden Registry Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News,
27th September 1884,
22 Sep
1884
Fred. White Rushden & Mary Garley Rushden Registry Office,
Wellingborough
The Argus,
15th April 1898
12 Apr
1898
John Thomas White Rushden
&
Sarah Elizabeth Ward Irthlingborough Register Office,
Wellingborough
Wellingborough News,
4th June 1884
07 Jun
1884
Charles William Wilby Rushden & Elizabeth Sanders Kettering Registry Office,
Wellingborough
The Argus,
27th Dec 1889
26 Dec
1889
Walter Thomas Wood Great Bookham
&
Ellen Elstow - Register Office,
Wellingborough
The Argus,
15th April 1898
12 Apr
1898
Ebenezer Wrighton Rushden
&
Eva Gray - Wesleyan Chapel,
Higham Ferrers

See also Old Baptist Church

If you know of any others please contact us with the details.


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