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Extracts from the lost parish registers of Whitney

1591 - 1740

retrieved from various sources

Compiled by Ros Dunnico & J.Harnden July 2002

Henry Melville, "The Ancestry of John Whitney" 1895

M.L.Dawson, Arch. Camb.1896, "Notes on Border Parishes"

The H.J.T.Wood Papers c 1898

Clifford & Whitney MSS

Bustin photograph G36 Box 459

H.J.T. Wood notes that the old register was in a good state of preservation in 1898, but that the leaves (folios?) had been sewn into the cover in the wrong order, the earliest date being on page 12. The first page bears the date 1606 and 1607. This probably explains why the register is often quoted as starting in 1607 whereas the earliest record is for 1591.

However, these early entries, between 1591 and 1594, are recorded as births rather than baptisms, all but one being for the Whitney family and may therefore be notes regarding the family of the Lord of the Manor rather than true baptismal records.

The entries below from various sources have been arranged in chronological order.

15 Sep 1591 Birth of Joan daughter of Eustance WHITNEY Esquire

23 Sep 1592 Birth of Robert son of Eustance WHITNEY Esquire

17 Sep 1593 Birth of John DUPPA

28 July 1594 Birth of Thomas son of Eustance WHITNEY Esquire

26 July 1606 Burial of Margaret wife of Eustace WHITNEY

11 July 1608 Death of Eustace WHITNEY

12 July 1608 Burial of Eustace WHITNEY

10 Feb 1613/14 Birth of Anne daughter of Sir Robert WHITNEY knight

13 Feb 1613/14 Baptism of Anne daughter of Sir Robert WHITNEY knight

10 Apr 1615 Birth of Robert son of Sir Robert WHITNEY knight

20 Apr 1615 Baptism of Robert son of Sir Robert WHITNEY knight

21 May 1615 Baptism of Robert son of Davis MORRIS

18 Jun 1615 Baptism of Margaret daughter of William BEDDO

11 Oct 1629 Baptism of Bridget daughter of Sir Robert WHITNEY & Lady Ann

8 Feb 1629/30 Burial of Bridget daughter of Sir Robert Whitney

2 Oct 1631 Baptism of William son of Sir Robert WHITNEY knight & Lady Ann

8 Oct 1631 Baptism of Margaret daughter of Thomas & Anne MEREDITH

13 Oct 1631 Baptism of Anne daughter of Eustace & Joan GOUGH

11 Nov 1631 Burial of an infant of Miles & Elizabeth DAVIES

14 Nov 1631 Baptism of Sibil daughter of Richard & Margaret PRICE

23 Nov 1631 Baptism of Robert son of Thomas & Lucy POWELL

24 Nov 1631 Baptism of Thomas son of Thomas & Elizabeth JONES

11 Dec 1631 Baptism of Joan daughter of William & Anne COPNER

2 Jan 1631/2 Burial of Thomas son of Thomas & Elizabeth JONES

17 Jan 1631/2 Baptism of Margaret daughter of Owen & Margaret EAST

27 Jan 1631/2 Burial of William son as is said of Katherine LLEWELLIN

2 Feb 1631/2 Baptism of William son of William & Anne DAVIES

23 Feb1631/2 Burial of William son of William & Anne DAVIES

15 Mar 1631/2 Baptism of Elizabeth daughter of a stranger, delivered in the house of

Watkin JONES

7 Apr 1632 Baptism of Elizabeth daughter of Charles & Margaret EVANS

12 Apr 1632 Burial of Katherine LLOYD

17 Apr 1632 Burial of Margaret daughter of William & Sibil WILLIAMS

27 Apr 1632 Burial of Constance daughter of Thomas & Lucy POWELL

5 May 1632 Baptism of Maudlin daughter of Thomas & Sibil SIMONDS

8 May 1632 Baptism of Thomas son of Henry & Margaret GOUGH

2 June 1632 Baptism of Charles the son of a stranger delivered in the house of

Charles MORRIS

18 Aug 1632 Baptism of Elenor daughter of John & Margaret PRICE

25 Aug 1632 Baptism of James son of Thomas PRICE & Jane VAUGHAN

16 Oct 1632 Baptism of Thomas son of Michael & Elizabeth PRICHARD

24 Oct 1632 Burial of Joan BAYNAM

2 Dec 1632 Baptism of John son of John, gent., & Katherine DUPPA

Signed at the foot of the page: Christopher HARVEY, Rector

John DUPPA

David MORRIS Churchwardens

19 Dec 1632 Burial of Roger son of John Price & Anne VAUGHAN

10 Jan 1632/3 Baptism of Roger son of John & Elizabeth POWELL

12 Jan 1632/3 Baptism of Margaret daughter of Hopkin & Anne PRICE

15 Jan 1632/3 Burial of Margaret DAVIES widow

27 Jan 1632/3 Baptism of William son of Robert & Joan LLOYD

27 Jan 1632/3 Baptism of Roger son of William & Sibill WILLIAMS

2 Feb 1632/3 Baptism of Eustace son of William & Anne WILLIAMS

2 Feb 1632/3 Baptism of Margaret daughter of Miles & Elizabeth DAVIES

2 Mar 1632/3 Burial of Roger son of John & Elizabeth POWELL

3 Mar 1632/3 Baptism of James son of James & Katherine PROBERT

3 Mar 1632/3 Baptism of Thomas son of Thomas & Anne BULL

17 Mar 1632/3 Baptism of James son of John & Julian EDMONDS

19 Mar 1632/3 Baptism of Roger son of Thomas & Anne LEWES

Signed at the foot of the page: Christopher HARVEY, Rector

John DUPPA

David MORRIS Churchwardens

26 May 1633 Baptism of Anne daughter of Harbert & Frances YAPP

7 July 1633 Baptism of Tamberlane daughter of Christopher & Margaret

HARVEY, clerk

23 Jan 1633/4 Baptism of Roger son of Howell & ‘Rebona’ WILLIAMS

12 Feb 1633/4 Burial of Mary GARNONS

1634 Baptism of Anne daughter of Dinah GRIFFITHS & as she saith

John VAUGHAN of Kington

C.HARVEY Rector

Eustace GOUGH

William THOMAS Churchwardens

After page 3: "In perpetuam rei memoriam, 7 May 1632.

The copy of a composition as appeareth, made between Roger LAURENCE, parson of the parish ........of Whitney, in the county of Hereford, and the inhabitants of the said Parish, concerning the payment of their ....... by them unto him." 30 April 1557.

( The full text appears in "Notes on Border Parishes" )

16 Jan 1634/5 Burial of Joan daughter of Mary WHITNEY of Pencomb and as she

saith of one Anthony DEBISER

17 Jan 1634/5 Marriage of Thomas RODD of Moreton Jeffreys & Mrs Anne

WHITNEY

21 June 1635 Baptism of John son of Christopher HARVEY

15 Aug 1635 Baptism of Mary daughter of John & Joan EVANS alias

JOLLIBODY

Two pages contain details of a glebe terrier signed by C.HARVEY on 20 Sep 1636.

Full details are given by M.L.Dawson in "Notes on Border Parishes"

4 July 1637 Baptism of Robert son of Mr Thomas & Anne RODD

31 Aug 1639 Baptism of Constance daughter of Mr Thomas RODD

26 May 1639 Burial of Alice daughter of John, gent. & Katherine DUPPA

22 Sep 1639 Baptism of Hellen daughter of Christopher & Margaret HARVEY

22 Sep 1639 Baptism of Anna daughter of Mr Thomas RODD

15 Dec 1639 "Last entry in 1639"

15 Sep 1653 Burial of Sir Robert WHITNEY

8 Aug 1654 (?) Baptism of Whitney son of James & Joan PROSSER Curate?

24 Jan 1655/6 Burial of Goodwife wife of William COBNER

Feb 1655/6 Burial of Dorothy wife of Thomas GARNONS

 

One entry quoted by M.L.Dawson supplies information not previously known, as the Bishop’s Transcripts for 1702 have not survived:

4 July 1702 Baptism of Barnaby son of John, clerk & Anne PROSSER