Desborough, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Desborough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1571
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DESBOROUGH, a village and a parish in Kettering district, Northampton. The village stands near the Leicester and Bedford railway, 5½ miles NW of Kettering; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Kettering. The parish comprises 2, 410 acres. Real property, £5, 028. Pop., 1, 428. Houses, 301. A number of the inhabitants are silk-plush weavers. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Peterborough. Value, £149. Patron, W.Thornhill, Esq. The church is old and cruciform. There are three dissenting chapels, a mechanics’ institute, a national school, and charities £37.

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 Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Rothwell
  • Poor Law Union: Kettering
  • Hundred: Rothwell
  • Province: Canterbury