Newnham, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Newnham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1552
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NEWNHAM, a village and a parish in Daventry district, Northampton. The village stands in a deep valley, surrounded by hills, 2 miles S S E of Daventry, and 3 ½ W by N of Weedon r. station; and has a postal letter-box under Daventry. The parish is traversed by the river Nen, and comprises 1, 940 acres. Real property, £4, 473. Pop., 514. Houses, 115. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Rev. T. Thornton. Newnham Hall is the seat of Miss Hickman. The hills around the village command very fine views. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Badby, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is partly early English, partly of later dates; and has an embattled tower, and an octagonal spire. The basement of the tower has pointed arches; and, on three sides of it, the arches are open. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and a slightly endowed Sunday school. The poet Randolph, whom Ben Jonson used to call his son, was a native.

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

Parish Records

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Census returns for Newnham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Newnham, 1706-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Newnham (Northamptonshire)

Parish registers for Newnham, 1552-1944 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Newnham (Northamptonshire)


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


  • County: Northamptonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Daventry
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Daventry
  • Poor Law Union: Daventry
  • Hundred: Fawsley
  • Province: Canterbury