Extracts of Lenton Parish Records

Baptisims, Burials & Marriages.

1540 to 1651

 

The following records have been transcribed from 'History of the Parish of Lenton' by John Thomas Godfrey who states in the Preface to his book :-

"I have taken this pains, not for the present age, but a future ; many things which were known to our grandsires are lost to us, and our grandchildren will search in vain for many facts which to us are most familiar."

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A sentiment with which I heartily agree and echo. G. Etchells

Whilst every effort has been made to make an accurate copy, this list must never the less be treated as a secondary source.

This is not a full transcript of the parish records, merely the records he deemed important or interesting.

Volume I

John Warton and Joan Matthew, married.................. 26 February. 1540.

Thomas Ducket, buried................................................... 8 February. 1541.

John Warton, buried 14 September.....................................------------------

Robert Ward and Isabella Mirrian, married ..................22 January. 1548.

Robert Taylor and Katherine Birche, married ..............20 January. 1568.

Richard Norwood and Agnes Robinson, married.......17 May. 1573

"Radulphus Lees nupt est 17 die April." (no mention of his wife) 1577.

"Mulier quaedam pauper sepulta est 22 die Maij."........---------------------

"Puer quidam pastor sepultus est 13 die Aprilis." .........................1578

Isabella, daughter of Richard Lecester, buried ..................28 June.

Anne Lecester, mother of James Lecester, Gent. buried ...18 July.

Jane, wife of James Lecester, Gent., buried ...............19 November 1580

Cicilia Cost, the wife of the herdsman (bubulci), buried 8 August 1582

Luke, son of John Lecester, buried .................................13 December ---

John, son of John Lecester, buried..................................14 July 1584

Cassandra Wood, buried ..................................................11 January 1585

William Gregory and Elizabeth Dolphin, married............17 April 1586

William Warde and Anne Matthew, married .................16 May ----

William Chamberlaine and Elizabeth Chalens, married .24 April 1587

Margaret, daughter of James Lecester, buried ...............12 July -----

Thomas fforster, minister, and Jane Digbye, married ....24 December ----

Peter Toule and Catherine Toule, married........................29 January -----

Alice Mirian, buried.............................................................25 May 1588

William Bushell and Aloisia Matthew, married ..............25 July 1588

George, son of James Lecester, Gent., buried .................20 December

James Charnocke, Gent., and Anne Faile, married ..........4 February 1589

William Dolphin, yeoman, buried ......................................4 October 1594

Humphery, son of James Lecester, buried .......................13 January ----

Meriella (Muriel ?) wife of John Wood, clerk buried .......12 June 1595

William Warde, buried.............................................................26 October

Henry Lecester, Gent., buried ................................................11 February.

Humphrey Gilbert, yeoman, buried........................................24 March.

William Bushell, yeoman, buried ..........................................15 June 1596

Samuel Byllay, a youth, buried ................................................21 May 1597

"Tho: Graisley porcarius sepultus est 26 die Augusti."

William Lovelas, Gent., buried 2 September.

Robert Walker, millar, buried 21 October.

Helen, wife of Ralph Mirian, buried 3 Feburary.

Francis, son of John Pearson, baptized ..................................17 April 1598

"Richards Gatneby, Eboracensis," buried ...............................10 July. 1599

Margaret, daughter of William Gregorye, baptized ...............19 August. ----

William, son of Christopher Mirrian, buried ............................30 January. 1600

Bathshuah, daughter of William Foster, Gent., baptized.........3 April 1601

" A soldier, formerly of Lincolnshire, whose name is unknown to us," buried 25 October

"Jana Pillinge peregrinia sepulta est 20mo die Martij."

"Tha's filius Andreae Bradforde, bapt. est 26to die Nove'bris qui quidem

Tha's natus erat in monasterio in domo Th'sa. Birche."

"Francis filia Joh'is Leeming bap. apud Radford 11mo die Maij." [inserted]

Francis daughter of William Cliffe, minister, baptized 29 August.

James Lecester, a youth, son of James Lecester, Gent., buried 27 December

Elizabeth, daughter of John Brouley, Gent., buried 3 Feb.

"Johes filius Johes Byshopp ut asseritur ex Helena Fenton genitus bapt est 15to Octobris."1603

Richard Toone, Gent buried.......................................................................21 October 1604

Catherine, wife of Peter Toule, buried .......................................................6 April 1605

Aloicia, wife of William Bushell, Gent., buried ........................................17 July 1606

John Lecester, Gent., buried .......................................................................12 September ----

William Foster, Gent., buried ......................................................................29 March 1607

Thomas Smedley, miller, buried .................................................................16 January 1608

 Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Bunington, Esquire, buried ....................10 October 1609

Mary, dau. of Thomas Cave, Knight, buried ...........................................15 August 1612

Bridgett, dau. of Richard Willoughby, Gent, bapt. ...............................24 October ----

John, son of Thomas Wood, Gent., (born 17 September) bapt.,...........20 September 1613

Edward, son of Edward Leicester, baptized ..............................................25 March ----

Anne, daughter of James Lecester, Gent., buried....................................29 November ----

John Brown, painter, buried........................................................................18 July 1615

 Mary, wife of James Lecester, Gent., buried 15 September

James Lecester, Gent., buried ......................................................................12 November ----

Roger Askough and Mary Ouldfeeld, married 31 Jan.

Francis, daughter of Thomas Wood, Gent., (born 11 September) baptized 22 September 1616

Mary, daughter of Edward Lecester, baptized.............................................2 February ----

Sarah, wife of William Forster, Gent., buried.................................................7 July 1617

"Anthonius Harison custos de Nott : parke sepultus est 9no die Junij." 1618

Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Wood, Gent., (born 3 July) baptized ......10 July ----

"Anna filia Guilielmi Ward agricole bapt. est 17mo die Octobris" 1619

Robert Cowlishaw and Mary Leeminge, married 25 November

Elizabeth daughter of Andrew Naile, of London,bapt...................................2 Jan. 1619

Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Wood, bapt. 16 Feb.

Bryan Bylay, Esquire, buried ...........................................................................4 March 1620

Brigetta, daughter of Thomas Wood, Gent., (Born 7 November) baptized 9 November 1621

Humphrey, son of Philip Hanmer, Gent., baptized ........................................15 Aug. 1622

John Wood, clerk, buried ..................................................................................10 September 1623

"Advena qui claudus erat sepult 17to die Novem." ----

"Anna filia Gulielm. Wright (paup ignotus) bapta 2do die Junij." 1625

William Warde and Barbara Empingham, married .........................................2 July ----

Sarah, daughter of Edward Leycester, buried ................................................6 August 1626

John Cowleyshawe, buried ...............................................................................3 Sept. 1627

Joane, wife of Edward Lecester, Buried ..........................................................10 December 1628

Edward Lecester buried .....................................................................................29 December ----

"Robertus Ollerenshawe, et Francisca Leemeinge nupti fuerint 25to die Junij." 1629

William, son of John Mundie, Esquire, baptized ............................................28 Feb. 1631

George Revill, Gent., ............................................................................................9 June 1633

William Elsam and Elinora Leemeinge, married ...............................................24 Nov. 1635

William Broadband and Elizabeth Wood, married 9 February.

Christiana, daughter of Peter Towle, baptized ...............................................25 Sept. 1636

Joan Time, Gentlewoman, buried .....................................................................29 January 1637

George, son of Robert Terwet, Esquire, buried .............................................23 February 1638

George Johnson and Joane Sherwin, married ................................................17 January 1639

Joan, wife of Edward Copley, Esquire, buried ................................................31 July 1640

Ralp Copley, Esquire, buried ..............................................................................23 June 1641

"Advena quidam cuius nomen nobis fuerat incognita et apud Beskwood parke

macecratus fuerat sepultus erat 17mo die mensis Maij."

Henry, son of John Bishopp, baptized 27 August.

William Lecester and Elizabeth Chadwick, mar.---------------.

Thomas, son of William Leicester, baptized .......................................................23 August 1646

Henry Flower and Hellina Preston, married .........................................................21 April 1649

-----------, son of William Leicester, baptized .......................................................26 October 1650

Edward Smith and Thomasine Beacock, mar. ......................................................27 Nov. 1651

End of Volume I 

Meriella Wood was the wife of John Wood, vicar of Lenton, who had

been presented to the living about two years previously. See his burial 1623

The will of William Bushell, of Lenton, in the county of Nottingham, gentleman,

dated May the 22nd., 1596, was proved in the Preogative Court of York, October

the 7th. that same year. He desire thereby that his body may be interred within

the parish church of Lenton.

 This entry has been obviously interpolated, probably by Robert Ollerenshawe,

vicar of Lenton, to whom this Francis Leeming was married in 1629. see that year.

"William Cliffe, minister," has not been identified

A not unusual form of registration of baptisms of illegitimate children.

Bridget Willoughby was the youngest daughter of Richard Willoughby, of Grendon,

in Warwickshire, by Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Ralph Mirian, of Lenton

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