Byfield, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Byfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Parish church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1636
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Aston le Walls
  • Chipping Warden
  • Edgcote
  • Eydon
  • Boddington
  • Culworth
  • Charwelton
  • Priors Marston
  • Woodford cum Membris

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BYFIELD, a parish in Daventry district. Northampton; 6 miles E of Fenny-Compton r. station, and 7½ S W by S of Daventry. It has a post office under Daventry. Acres, 2,760. Real property, £6,683. Pop., 901. Houses, 224. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £917. Patron, Caius College, Oxford. The church is ancient. There are Independent and Primitive Methodist chapels, and charities £79.

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


County: Northamptonshire
Civil Registration District: Daventry
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Brackley
Poor Law Union: Daventry
Hundred: Chipping Warden
Province: Canterbury