Ashley, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Ashley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Parish church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1588
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

  • Weston by Welland
  • Brampton Ash
  • Stoke Albany
  • Medbourne
  • East Carlton
  • Wilbarston
  • Bringhurst
  • Sutton Bassett

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHLEY, a parish in the district of Market-Harborough and county of Northampton; on the verge of the county, at the river Welland, in the vicinity of Medbourne-Bridge r. station, 5 miles ENE of Market-Harborough. Post Town, Market-Harborough under Rugby. Acres, 1,190. Real property, £2,620. Pop., 348. Houses, 82. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £320. Patron, the Rev. R. T. Pulteney. The church is good; and there are a Baptist chapel, and charities £24.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1869 - Google Books

Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1885 -


County: Northamptonshire
Civil Registration District: Market Harborough
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Weldon
Poor Law Union: Market Harborough
Hundred: Corby
Province: Canterbury