Blakesley, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Blakesley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Woodend and Foxley.

Parish church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Adstone
  • Maidford
  • Wappenham
  • Bradden
  • Green's Norton
  • Weedon Lois
  • Plumpton
  • Cold Higham
  • Slapton
  • Litchborough

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLAKESLEY, a village and a parish in Towcester district, Northampton. The village stands 4½ miles W by N of Towcester r. station, and 6 S of Weedon; and has a post office under Towcester. Pop., 523. Houses, 128. The parish includes also the hamlet of Woodend, and part of the hamlet of Foxley. Acres, 2,840. Real property, £7,318. Pop., 777. Houses, 195. The property is much subdivided. Blakesley Hall belonged anciently to the Knights of St. John; and is now the seat of J. W. Wight, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £176. Patron, J. W. Wight, Esq. The church contains a brass of 1416, and is good. There are two Baptist chapels, a free school for boys, and charities £242.

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

Directories

Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1869 - Google Books

Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1885 - Archive.org

Administration

County: Northamptonshire
Civil Registration District: Towcester
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Brackley
Poor Law Union: Towcester
Hundred: Green's Norton
Province: Canterbury