Corby, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Corby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1684
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Rockingham
  • Stanion
  • Cottingham
  • Little Oakley
  • Great Weldon
  • Gretton
  • Deene
  • Great Oakley

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CORBY, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred in Northampton. The village stands on an affluent of the river Nen, 3½ miles SSE of Rockingham r. station, and 7½ NNE of Kettering; and has a post office under Thrapston. The parish comprises 2, 800 acres. Real property, £3, 445. Pop., 794. Houses, 188. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £400. Patron, the Earl of Cardigan. The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a free school, and an endowed British school.

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


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


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