An “incident” in the early stages of the English Civil War. There is a small stream that lies beneath the road in Kingsthorpe Hollow. It originates in the Eastfield Park area, crosses Bradlaugh Fields, runs behind the Balfour Road houses and joins the Brampton arm of the River Nene not far from the corner of […]
Of the hundreds of people who work in the Moulton Park area of Northampton, few are probably aware that the ground on which they walk was formerly known as King’s Park and was indeed one of the King’s hunting parks.
ENGLAND’S MEMORABLE ACCIDENTS, 1642. Wednesday, the 26th October. The King’s Souldiers bare ransacked and spoiled the Lord Spencer’s house and Parke, neer Banbury, and the Lord Spencer’s house is also plundered in Northampton-shire by the Cavaliers, although the said Lord hath long attended the King, and sideth with them. Thursday, the 3 of Novem. The […]
A series of historical notes appeared in Northampton Mercury from February 1875 onwards and ran for the next ten years. Titled “Antiquarian Memoranda” they often contained historical material relating to Northamptonshire, sometimes contributed by John Taylor. Antiquarian Memoranda We find several curious particulars concerning the Army and divers of the “separation” at Towcester at the time […]
A series of historical notes appeared in Northampton Mercury from October 1886 onwards and ran for the next three and a half years. Titled “Things old and new” it often contain historical items relating to Northamptonshire, sometimes contributed by John Taylor. 184.—THE LEVELLERS AT NORTHAMPTON Interesting particulars of the Levellers in the Parliamentary Army of 1649 […]
“A Victorian Blogger” John Taylor was the son of a Northampton printer and publisher of the same names; he was born in Northampton on April 13th, 1831. John was educated at Northampton Grammar School, at a private school run by a Mr Emery, in College Street, Northampton, and for two years at the Castle Hill […]
If you are looking for transcriptions of non-conformist records in Northamptonshire the Eureka Partnership have started a series of booklets containing many records they have located and transcribed. Details of their Northamptonshire collection is here. Also remember that nonconformists often travelled some distance to attend the chapel of their choice, so it is often wise […]
One branch of my family, Vorley, originates from Great Addington in Northamptonshire and were known to be living there in the 17th century. In the Domesday Book, Great and Little Addington are recorded as Edintone. It probably derives from a personal name viz. an ‘estate associated with a man called Eadda or Æddi’. © 2009 – 2012, Graham […]