Moulton, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Moulton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Parish church: St Peter and St Paul

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1565
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1708

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Plymouth Brethren, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MOULTON, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Brixworth district, Northamptonshire. The village stands 3 miles E of Brampton r. station, and 4 NE by N of Northampton; is a large place; and has a post office under Northampton. The parish comprises 1,680 acres. Real property, £7,352. Pop. in 1851,1,511; in 1861, 1,840. Houses, 401. The property is subdivided. Moulton Grange was formerly the seat of Col. Hatton, and is now the seat of J. Nethercote, Esq. Thorpelands is the seat of J. Beasley, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £400.  Patron, the Rev. T. Walker. The church is partly Norman, all good; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a lofty tower. There are a Baptist chapel, two Wesleyan chapels, a handsome national school in the modern Gothic style, several schools for instructing girls in lacemaking, and charities amounting formerly to £120 a year, but now much diminished. The sub-district contains also seven other parishes, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 16,891. Pop., 4,890. Houses, 1,069.

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

Directories

Moulton Northamptonshire Directory Whellan 1874

Administration

County: Northamptonshire
Civil Registration District: Brixworth
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Haddon
Poor Law Union: Brixworth
Hundred: Spelhoe
Province: Canterbury