Thrapston Genealogical Records

Thrapston Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

British Birth and Baptism Records (1400-2010)

A collection of indexes and transcripts of birth and baptism records that cover over 250 million people. Includes digital images of many records.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

Thrapston Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Lincoln Diocese Marriage Licences (1598-1628)

Abstracts of documents grating couples a right to marry in church by licences issued by Lincoln Diocese. The abstracts list name, condition, occupation, residence, age and other details.

Lincoln Diocese Marriage Bonds & Allegations (1628-1837)

An index to over 40,000 marriage allegations issued by the Diocese of Lincoln, its Dean and Chapters and Prebendal Courts.

Vicar General’s Office Marriage Licences (1600-1679)

Abstracts of marriage licences granted by the Vicar-General in London. These licences could be used to marry in any church in the Province of Canterbury.

Northamptonshire Marriage Index (1538-1975)

An index to over 95,000 marriages in around 500 Northamptonshire parishes.

Thrapston Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Newcastle upon Tyne Infirmary Deaths (1803-1816)

Extracts from a register recording patients deaths at a Newcastle infirmary.

St James, Thrapston Burial Records (1813-1931)

Burial records covering those buried at St James, Thrapston_. This resource is an index and may not include all the details that were recorded in the burial registers from which they were extracted.

Northamptonshire Burial Index (1527-2006)

An index to over 400,000 burials in 300 Northamptonshire parishes.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Thrapston Church Records

Lincoln Episcopal Records (1571-1584)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese. Includes act books and bishop's registers.

State of the Church: Eliz I & James I (1571-1606)

Extracts from the records of the Diocese of Lincoln, including visitations, subsidy rolls, clergy lists, records relating to papists and non-conformists etc.

Rotuli Ricardi Gravesend (1259-1279)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese.

Rotuli Hugonis de Welles, Vol. I (1186-1203)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese.

Rotuli Hugonis de Welles, Vol. II (1186-1203)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese.

Thrapston Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

British Phone Books (1880-1984)

Directories containing over 275,000,000 entries. As well as name, address and phone number, occupations are often recorded. A useful census substitute.

Thrapston Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Early Lincoln Wills (1280-1547)

Abstracts of early wills, naming legates etc., from the Diocese of Lincoln, covering parts of Lincolnshire and surrounding counties.

Consistory Court of Lincoln Probate Index (1601-1652)

Index of wills proved in the Consistory Court of Lincoln. Provides a reference which can be used to locate records.

Calendars of Lincoln Wills (1601-1652)

A list of wills proved by the Consistory Court of Lincoln.

Consistory Court of Lincoln Administrations (1540-1659)

An index to records administering deceased's estates in the Diocese of Lincoln.

Newspapers Covering Thrapston

Northampton Mercury (1770-1904)

A local newspaper including news from the Northampton district, business notices, family announcements, legal & governmental proceedings, advertisements and more.

Northants Evening Telegraph (1900-1901)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Northamptonshire area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette (1818-1839)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Huntingdon, Bedford and Peterborough vicinity. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette (1818-1839)

A regional newspaper recording events in the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire. It includes family announcements, reports on legal proceedings and business notices & advertisements.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Thrapston Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Thrapston Cemeteries

Northamptonshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Northamptonshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Thrapston Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1914)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1910)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1906)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Beds, Hunts & Northants (1903)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1898)

A directory of settlements in Northamptonshire detailing their history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents.

Northamptonshire Poll Books (1702-1831)

Poll books for multiple years, searchable by a name index. They record for whom those with the right to vote voted for.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

Thrapston Taxation Records

Northamptonshire Hearth Tax (1673-1674)

Details of over 22,000 householder and the hearths in their house.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Thrapston Land & Property Records

Northamptonshire Poll Books (1702-1831)

Poll books for multiple years, searchable by a name index. They record for whom those with the right to vote voted for.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Thrapston Occupation & Business Records

Midlands Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the Midlands region of England.

Northamptonshire Baptist Churches (1814)

A list of Baptist churches in the county with the name of their pastor.

Beds, Hunts & Northamptonshire Baptist Ministers (1753-1835)

A non-exhaustive list of Baptist churches and their ministers in the counties.

Lost Pubs of Northamptonshire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Thrapston School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Thrapston

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Thrapston Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Northamptonshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Northamptonshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Knights of England (1127-1904)

The most comprehensive listing of Knights of the Crown, listing details where known to the order, date, place and reason for elevation.

Thrapston Military Records

Northamptonshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Northamptonshire, with some service details.

Northamptonshire WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Northamptonshire, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

Thrapston Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Thrapston Histories & Books

Northamptonshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Windmills (1998-Present)

An index of windmills in the county, with brief notes and some photographs.

Geograph: Photos of the UK and Ireland (2005-Present)

A growing database including millions of photographs of the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Ireland catalogued by latitude & longitude and OS grid reference.

Britain from Above (1919-1953)

Ariel photographs of the British Isles. Browsable by location.

UK & Ireland Historical Postcards (1885-1950)

Over 19,000 postcards depicting places in the UK & Ireland.

Biographical Directories Covering Thrapston

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Thrapston Maps

Maps of Northamptonshire (1617-1900)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Parish Maps of Britain (1832)

Maps of parishes in England, Scotland and Wales. They are useful in determining which parish records may be relevant to your research.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Thrapston Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Thrapston Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

Thrapston, a small market town, situated on the southern bank of the Nen, containing, according to the late returns 159 houses, and 854 inhabitants. The houses in general are well built, and a handsome stone bridge of several arches crosses the Nen, by which a considerable trade is carried on to Lynn, Northampton, and to various other towns in its course. "At the very end of Thrapston-bridge (says Leland) stands ruins of a very large hermitage, and principally well builded, but of late discovered and suppressed."

Here is no particular manufactory carried on: the poor are principally employed in spinning jersey, which they send to the manufactories at Kettering.

There are two annual fairs, as mentioned in our list, as also a large weekly market on Tuesdays, which is equal to either of the fairs on the first Tuesday after Michaelmas. It is the largest hog market in the country; there is likewise a considerable trade in corn and coleseed; it is also well stocked with butchers' meat, of the most excellent kind. They have sea-fish from the Norfolk coast, and fresh water- fish from Wittlesea Mere, three times a week; but there are no certain days.

An annual court-leet and court-baron is held here, which has a power of appointing a constable; a third- bearer, or more properly a third-borough, bread- weighers and ale-tasters, whose office it is to see that the bread, butter, and every marketable commodity is good, and of just weight; they have also a power to take cognizance of the weights and measures in shops arid ale-houses. This court has likewise a power of electing a clerk of the market, but in this instance it does not exercise its authority.

There is likewise a court held here for the honour of Gloucester fee, under the Duke of Buccleugh and Lord Beaulieu. It appoints a constable for Thrapston, who never acts unless the constable and third-borough of the manor court are out of the way, and then his authority extends no farther than to certain houses, which are within the fee, which is only one side of the street. This court likewise appoints a constable, ale-tasters, and hay-ward, for Lowick; constable for Woodford: constable for Stanion, near Kettering; constable for Little Addington; constable for Thingdon or Finnedon, near Wellingborough; constable for Aldwinkle St. Peter’s; constable for Ringstead; constable for Raunds; constable for Cranford St. Andrew; for Burton Lattimer, near Kettering, a constable, field-searchers, third-borough, bread-weighers, ale-tasters, and hay-ward; and for Catworth hamlet, in Huntingdonshire, a constable. Here is also a court held for the hundred of Navisford, of which the Duke of Buccleugh and Lord Beaulieu are the lords.

All these courts have a power to mulct their suitors for non-attendance, and for other misdemeanors; and in default of payment, may levy the same by distress on the goods of the offenders.

Morton says, "Thrapston is not to be passed by without observation; not for its trade and buildings, but for this, that it is surrounded with a most pleasant country, where they have water, air, and soil, that are exceeded by none. It is at due distance from the woods; and in a word enjoys all the natural advantages that can well be wished for, by any gentleman, who is pleased to entertain himself with the innocent delights of a country life."

The north-east, east, south, and north-west country round is open, and gives the traveller a charming view. On an eminence, half a mile to the south-east of Thrapston, at a single coup d’oeil, you may see thirty-six church-spires. All the northern parts around are covered with woods, principally the Duke of Buccleugh’s, late Montague. Here is also a beautiful range of meadows and pastures, perhaps not to be equalled in England for length; they stretch uninterrupted, from Peterborough to Northampton, which is nearly thirty miles in length, and in some places are near two miles in breadth; the land rich, the grass fine, and the cattle which feed on them scarcely to be numbered: the population in 1821, was 854.

Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

THRAPSTON is a market and union town, head of a petty sessional division and county court district, will, stations on the Midland and London and North Western railways, and is 75 miles from London, 7 ½ south-west from Oundle, 22 north-east from Northampton, 21 south-west from Peterborough and 17 north-west from Huntingdon, on the road from the latter to Market Harborough, and on the river Nene, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of Navisford, rural deanery of Higham Ferrers (second portion), archdeaconry of Oakham and diocese of Peterborough. A substantial bridge here crosses the Nene, connecting the town with the village of Islip. The town is lighted with gas by a company, and excellent water is obtained from wells. The church of St. James is a building of stone, in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, transepts, and an embattled western tower with spire, containing 8 bells, 3 new bells being added in 1897 to the former peal of 5 as a memorial of the 60th year of the reign of Queen Victoria: most of the piers and arches are Early English, the chancel Decorated, and the tower and spire Perpendicular: in the chancel are three sedilia with crocketed canopies, and a double piscina: in the north aisle is another piscina of Early English date: the east window, placed in 1863, is a memorial to Mr. J. Yorke, a magistrate and deputy chairman of the quarter sessions, and there is another to George Eland esq. erected in 1872: the nave and aisles were rebuilt in 1841: in 1888 the old Vestry, which blocked up a 14th century window, was removed, an organ chamber and a vestry built, and a new organ introduced under the direction of T. Graham Jackson esq. M.A., F.S.A, architect, of London: in the same year, a new font of carved stone with octagonal basin was placed in the church. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £170, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1883 by the Rev. Septimus Kingsford M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, and surrogate. Here is a Baptist chapel dating from 1787, and a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1885. A sum of money producing £20 yearly, was left by Mrs. Montague of this town about the year 1845, for the education of 12 girls and afterwards transferred as an endowment to the National schools by order of the Master of the Rolls. A County Police Station, with magistrates’ room attached, was built in 1860. The Temperance Hall, erected in 1881, will seat 400. The Freemasons have a lodge here, meetings being held at the Chicheley Lodge Rooms on the Monday nearest the full moon from October to April. The Corn Exchange, built in 1848 by Mr. Freeman Roe, of the Strand, London, is licensed for stage plays, and let for public entertainments, and will seat 400 persons. A cattle market was established in 1871 and a very extensive market for grain, cattle, sheep and pigs is held on Tuesday. Fairs are held on the first Tuesday in May, 5th of August and on the first Tuesday after old Michaelmas day. The exclusive right of levying tolls and holding fairs in the town is now vested in the Market Company, established by special Act of Parliament in 1870. Messrs. Smith and Grace Screw Boss Pulley Co. Limited, have a foundry and moulding shops here, for castings up to five tons, and also make improved pulleys, couplings, bearings, and other appliances. The trustees of the late Thomas Burton esq. are lords of the manor. The area is 1,124 acres; rateable value, £6,999; the population in 1891 was 1,570, including 80 officers and inmates in the workhouse.

Petty Sessions are held at the Police station every alternate tuesday at 11 a.m.

The places in the division are:-Addington (Great), Aldwinkle St. Peter, Brigstock, Clapton, Denford, Hargrave, Islip, Lowick, Ringstead, Raunds, Slipton, Sudborough, Thrapston, Tichmarsh, Twywell & Woodford.

Thrapston Union

Board day tuesday fortnightly at the Board Room at 11 a.m.

Thrapston Union comprises the following places:-Northamptonshire-Aldwinkle, Brigstock, Chelveston-cum-Caldecott, Clapton, Denford, Great Addington, Hargrave, Islip, Little Addington, Lowick, Raunds, Ringstead, Slipton, Stanwick, Sudborough, Thrapston, Tichmarsh, Twywell & Woodford.-Huntingdonshire-Brington, Bythorn, Covington, Keyston, Molesworth & old Weston. The population of the union in 1891 was 14,582; area, 51,744 acres; rateable value in 1897, £73,429.

Clerk to the Guardians & Assessment Committee, Gerald Hunnybun, Thrapston.

Workhouse, Denford road, built of stone & will hold 200 inmates.

National School (mixed), erected in 1851 & enlarged in 1881 & 1895, on a site given by the rector, for 280 children; average attendance, 220; & supported in part by the endowments mentioned above.

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire (1898)

Surnames Found in Thrapston

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Smith493.55
2Mayes261.88
3Chapman211.52
4Brown201.45
5Abbott181.30
6Loveday181.30
7Meadows161.16
8Clarke151.09
9Bland151.09
10Sharpe130.94
11Mason130.94
12Guest130.94
13Cooper130.94
14Leete110.80
15March110.80
16Haywood110.80
17Palmer110.80
18Munds100.72
19Rogers100.72
20Robinson100.72
21Howard100.72
22Sharp100.72
23Maundle100.72
24Ireland100.72
25Harris100.72
26George100.72
27Johnson90.65
28Fletcher90.65
29Curwain90.65
30Selby90.65
31Booth80.58
32Garton80.58
33Wills80.58
34Stapleton80.58
35Smart80.58
36Nicholls80.58
37Farrer80.58
38Halford80.58
39Pettit80.58
40Read80.58
41Parsons80.58
42Bray80.58
43Wakefield80.58
44Cole80.58
45Hensman80.58
46Ainge80.58
47Wright80.58
48Green80.58
49Baines70.51
50Horn70.51
51Ward70.51
52Hodson70.51
53Jones70.51
54Walker70.51
55Beal70.51
56Jeffs70.51
57Talbot70.51
58Skinner70.51
59Hassell70.51
60Sanders70.51
61Short70.51
62Tarry70.51
63Heare70.51
64Hart70.51
65Breed70.51
66Coates70.51
67Headland70.51
68Tushing60.43
69Teaves60.43
70Lawson60.43
71Warsehawski60.43
72Wilson60.43
73Underwood60.43
74Atkins60.43
75Adams60.43
76Lilly60.43
77Bell60.43
78Eland60.43
79Willson60.43
80Amos60.43
81Longford60.43
82Chattell60.43
83Roe60.43
84French60.43
85Cockerill50.36
86Wyman50.36
87Hambling50.36
88Kirby50.36
89Ireson50.36
90Sutcliffe50.36
91Saddington50.36
92Mault50.36
93Ibbs50.36
94Clipson50.36
95Cotton50.36
96Tiney50.36
97Bullymore50.36
98Hackney50.36
99Richardson50.36
100Morris50.36