This index on pages 1 – 36 includes all entries for the Parish of Castor recorded in the Marriage Register 1813 – 1864. There is a ten year gap in the original register from 1838 to 1848. The original parish record is identified at the Northamptonshire Record Office as 60 p / 14. Marriages and banns are indexed for both brides and grooms. When the event is also included in the 1994 International Genealogical Index, it is noted with IGI in the record column. The marriage register transcript pages number 1-87.
Sources / Abbreviations for this index include:
PR = Castor Parish Register (60 p / 14); 22 August 1813 – 27 May 1864 (gap 1838-48)
IGI = 1994 International Genealogical Index
* = surname change lic = licence
otp = of this parish bns = banns
bach = bachelor md = marriage
CASTOR is located in county Northampton, 4 1/2 miles west of Peterborough comprising chapelries of Sutton and Upton hamlet of Ailesworth; population 1,198 in 1831; archdeaconry Northampton, diocese Peterborough. Castor Parish Records survive from 1538.
My intent in choosing this format, i.e. alphabetized surnames with events chronologically arranged, was to provide work sheets for further research on family lines. Additional sources can be noted under the `Record’ column which verify information or document discrepancies. The index does not include all information found in the register. While this index has been made with great care, omissions and errors may have occurred; therefore, it would be prudent to also consult my transcript and the parish register photocopies located at the County Record Office if a primary source is needed.
I appreciate those who created and preserved the Castor records and the helpful professionals at the Northamptonshire Record Office who made transcription and indexing possible. Without my husband Donald G. Spencer’s support, this study would not have been possible. The hope that this document would be of some help to others, prompted our efforts.
Sidnee Day Spencer, Ed.D. 6215 South Westridge Street Murray, Utah 84107 United States of America (801) 266-8782
3 September 1995