Ecton, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Ecton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1708

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ECTON, a parish in Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire; on the river Nen, and on the Northampton and Peterborough railway, near Castle-Ashby r. station, 6 miles W by N of Northampton. It has a post office under Northampton. Acres, 1, 790. Real property, £5, 036. Pop., 640. Houses, 140. The property is divided among a few. Ecton Hall is the seat of the Isted family; and has a summer-house by Inigo Jones. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £570. Patron, the Crown. The church is good; and there are a Baptist chapel, a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £30. The parsonage contains a portrait of Hogarth by himself. Whalley, the editor of Bridge’s County History, was a native; and the ancestors of Franklin, for three centuries, were residents.

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: Wellingborough
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Rothwell
  • Poor Law Union: Wellingborough
  • Hundred: Hamfordshoe
  • Province: Canterbury