Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Mears Ashby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Alternative names: Ashby Mears

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1670
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHBY-MEARS, or Mears-Ashby, a parish in Wellingborough district, Northampton; 3 miles N by W of Castle-Ashby r. station, and 3½ WSW of Wellingborough. Post Town, Wilby, under Northampton. Acres, 1,890. Real property, £3,220. Pop., 525. Houses, 117. A.-M. Hall is the seat of H. M. Stockdale, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £235. Patrons, Trustees. The church was restored in 1858. There are two dissenting chapels and an endowed 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: Wellingborough
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Rothwell
  • Poor Law Union: Wellingborough
  • Hundred: Hamfordshoe
  • Province: Canterbury