WADDINGTON BAPTISMS

 

Introducton

Given that there are about 50 Thornber baptisms between 1617 and 1703, it is surprising that there is only two male Thornbers who marry at Waddington in this period - George in 1667 and Giles in 1703. Waddington was a parochial chapelry in the parish of Mitton. I believe that a marriage carried out in a parochial chapelry would incur fees to the chapelry and the parish church and that money could be saved by having the marriage conducted in the mother church. A similar sitation arises in the nearby Parish of Whalley which had several parochial chapelries. Note that Bradford is a small hamet just outside Waddington and not to be confused with the City of Bradford.

Calendar Changes

Note that the calendar formerly used to go from 25th March (Lady Day) to 24th March. Hence dates in January, February and March 1st to 24th are LATER than dates from 25 March to 31 December before 1751. The Gregorian Calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in October 1582 to rectify inaccuracies in the former Julian Calendar. However, it was not accepted in England until 1751.

In England, the year 1751 started on 25 March and ran only until 31 December. The year 1752 then started on 1 January and ran until 31 December as it does now. To bring the calendar back in sequence with astronomical events such as the equinox and soltice, 11 days had to be removed so 2nd September 1752 was followed by 14 September. This led to riots by people who thought they had been deprived of 11 days of life. On the Julian Calendar, it was possible for a couple to marry on say 26 March 1630 and have a legitimate child on 26 February 1630, eleven months later!

It is not uncommon to find in family trees and in history books that the authors have converted a date in the Julian Calendar between 1 Jan and 25 March as if it were on the Gregorian Calendar in the years prior to the change in England. In addition, one sometimes sees a date expressed as 1721/2 meaning that it was 1721 on the Julian but 1722 on the Gregorian Calendar. There is scope for much confusion. The editor of the transcript has often allowed a section heading such as Christenings Continued 1785 when the entries which follow are for the next year without any clarification.

The parish clerk(s) continued to record baptisms as if the Julian calendar pertained until 1792. Below I have entered dates as they would have been for the Julian Calendar up to 1751 and thereafter on the Gregorian Calendar.

 

Date Baptism
30 Dec 1599 Margareta filia Richardi Thornebar (note burial Margareta filia Richardi Thornebar, 29 June 1600)
  Gap in records until 1616
3 Apr 1617 Elling dau. of Gyles Thornboure
10 Sept 1618 Margaret Thorneboure dau. of Nycholas
20 May 1619 Richardus filius Egidius Thornber
16 July 1620 Richardus Thornber filius Thome Thornber legitimme proc: (in other entries proc: spelled out as procreatus)
1 Sept 1621 Isabella filia Nicholai Thornber de Bradford
4 Jun 1626 Egidius Thornber filius Ricardi Thornber
3 Apr 1627 Gyles Thornber filius Thome Thornber
1 Mar 1631 Elizabetha et Elena filiae Thomae Thornbar (see also burial of Elizabetha filia Tho'ae Thornber 15 Mar 1631)
19 Apr 1635 Gracia filia Thomae Thornber
14 Aug 1636 Egidius filius Egidii Thornbar
28 Oct 1638 Gulielmus filius Egidii Thornbar
12 Sept 1641 Anna filia Egidij Thornebar
5 Jan 1644 Anthonius filius Egidij Thornbar
28 May 1648 Issabella filia Anthonij Thornbar
3 Sept 1648 Joh'es filius Egidij Thornbar
3 Nov 1650 Nicholas ye sonne of Antho: Thornbar
12 Dec 1652 James the sone of Anthony Thornbar
2 Sept 1655 Ellin dau. of John Thornber (birth date)
2 Sept 1655 Agnes dau. of Anthonye Thornber (birth date)
10 Sept 1660 Margreet dau. of Gyles Thornber (birth date)
30 Sept 1660 Agnes dau. of John Thornber (birth date)
  From October 1660 the register records Christenings again instead of birth dates and reverts to Latin
25 Jan 1662 Ellen filij Egidij Thornbar
3 Apr 1663 Johannes filius Joh'is Thornbar
15 Jan 1664 Elizabetha filia Egidij Thornbarr
30 Dec 1666 Anna filia Egidij Thornbar
15 Jan 1667 Nicholaus filius Georgij Thornbar
19 Apr 1668 Wilhelmus filius Will'mi Thornbar
10 Jan 1668 Joh'es filius Egidij Thornbar
8 Jan 1669 Margereta filia Will'mi Thornbar
23 Oct 1670 Issabella filia Georgij Thornbar
10 Sept 1671 Maria filia Egidij Thornbar
28 Jan 1671 Joh'es filius Will'mi Thornbar
12 Oct 1673 Elizabetha filia Georgij Thornbar
30 Nov 1673 Sarah filia Egidij Thornbar
5 Dec 1675 Anthonius filius Nicholai Thornbar
16 Apr 1676 Gulielm: Thornber filliu Egid:
1 Aug 1676 Ellina filia Guliel: Thornber
22 Mar 1676 Alice filia Anthonij Thornber
17 Aug 1679 Egidius filius Anthoni Thornber
13 Feb 1679 Margaretta filia Nicholi Thornber
28 Mar 1680 Jana filia Egidij Thornber
7 Jun 1686

Sara filia Anthoni Thornber (see also burial 3 Jan 1686, which is after 7 Jun on Julian Calendar)

23 Oct 1687 Margarett filia Thomae Thornber
20 Jan 1688 Johanes filius Thomae Thornber
17 Oct 1690 Johanes filius Johanis Thornber
17 May 1691 Letta filia Thomae Thornber
16 Apr 1693 Richardus filius Johanis Thornber
  In 1694 Nicholas Thornber was one of four churchwardens
14 Apr1695 Gulielmus filius Thomae Thornber
12 Jan 1695 Thomas filius Johanis Thornber
21 Mar 1696 Thomas filius Thomae Thornber
  Will'm Thornber was one of four churchwardens in 1697
  Anthony Thornber was one of four churchwardens in 1698
11 June 1698 Henricus filius Johanis Thornber
16 Nov 1701 Ellina filia Isabellae Thornber al's Browne (i.e. alias Brown. It is not clear if Browne is the name of the reputed father. See also burial of Hellena Thornber al's Brown 7 May 1709)
17 Mar 1705

Gulielmus filius Johanis Thornber de Bradford

18 July 1708 Nicholaus filius Anthonij Thornbar de Bradford
19 May 1709 Anna filia Gulielmi Thornber de Waddington
19 Nov 1710 Egidius filius Gulielmi Thornbar de Bradford
17 Dec 1710 Elizabetha filia Antonij Thornbar de Bradford
29 Aug 1714 Joh'es filius Gulielmi Thornber de Bradford
9 Oct 1715 Joh'es filius Richardi Thornber de Bradford
25 Dec 1715 Antonius filius Anthonij Thornber de Bradford
21 Feb 1716 Richardus fil: Richardi Tornber de Bradford
  Anthony Thornber was one of four church wardens in 1716
18 May 1718 Jacobus fil: Antonij Thornber de Bradford
19 Mar 1720 Gracia fil: Antonij Thornber de Bradford
24 Mar 1722 Thomas fil: Antonij Thornber de Bradford
8 Nove 1724 Jana fil: Joh'is Thornber de Bradford
  Will: Thornber was one of four church wardens in 1724
5 Jun 1725 Jana fil: Antonij Thornber de Bradford
20 Dec 1726 Thomas fil: Richardi Thornber de Bradford
12 Feb 1726 Jennet fil: Joanis Thornber de Bradford
17 Sep 1727 Elizabeth fil: Thom: Thornber of Waddington
  In 1727 the baptism register is sometimes in Latin and sometimes in English but from 1728 is in English
22 Feb 1727 John son of Antho: Thornber (no residence given)
13 Sept 1729 Mary daughter of John Thornber of Grindleton
6 Sept 1730 William son of Richard Thornber of Bradford
22 Nov 1730 John son of Henry Thornber of Waddington
16 Feb 1732 Thomas son of Richard Thornber of Bradford
12 May 1734 Samuel son of Henry Thornber of Waddington
6 Oct 1734 Ann daughter of Richard Thornber of Bradford
12 Aug 1735 Alice daughter of Nicolas Thornber of Bradford
9 May 1736 Mary daughter of Thomas Thornber of Waddington
15 May 1737 Henry son of Richard Thornber of Bradford
17 July 1737 Thomas son of Henry Thornber of Waddington
25 Dec 1739 Giles son of Rich'd Thornber of Bradford
17 Feb 1739 Henry son of Henry Thornber of Waddington
  Anthony Thornber was one of four church wardens in 1739 and again in 1740.
31 Oct 1742 William son of Henry Thornber of Waddington
13 Feb 1742 George son of Richard Thornber of Bradford
18 Sep 1743 Ann daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
10 Jun 1745 Anthony son of Richard Thornber of Bradford
6 July 1746 Richard son of Henry Thornber of Waddington
  Julian Calendar started officially on 1 January 1752. The church continued with the Julian calendar at first and I have corrected the dates where necessary to the Gregorian year.
9 Dec 1753 Sarah daughter of Thomas Thornber of Bradford
27 May 1756 Peggy daughter of Ann Thornber of Waddington
4 July 1756 William son of William Thornber of Bradford
2 Apr 1758 Mary daughter of William Thornber of Bradford
2 Mar 1760 Ann daughter of Wm Thornber of Bradford
31 May 1761 Richard son of Henry Thornber of Waddington (see also burial 18th August 1761) This and the later entries for Henry may relate Henry Thornborrow who married Christian Wilson, 21 Aug 1760 at Mitton
5 Sept 1762 Ann daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
19 Apr 1763 Ellen daughter of William Thornber of Bradford
24 July 1763 Nancy daughter of George Thornber of Bradford
17 Feb 1765 James son of Henry Thornber of Waddington
31 Mar 1765 Betty daughter of George Thornber of Bradford
23 Jun 1765 Richard Thornber son of William Thornber of Bradford
6 Jan 1767 Thomas son of George Thornber of Bradford
25 Oct 1767 Thomas son of WilliamThornbeer of Bradford
31 Jan 1768 Mary daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
15 Jan 1769 Ann daughter of Anthony Thornber of Bradford
12 Mar 1769 Betty daughter of George Thornber of Bradford
13 Aug 1769 Henry son of Henry Thornber of Waddington
7 Oct 1770 George son of George Thornber of Bradford (of possible significance in identifying a marriage for George is the burial of Martha wife of George of Bradford on 23 Feb 1773)
28 Oct 1770 Giles son of Anthony Thornber of Bradford
25 Dec 1770 Alice daughter of Henry Thornber of Bradford
11 Oct 1772 Jenny daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
24 Jan 1773 John & Joseph sons of Wm: Thornber of Bradford.
5 Jan 1777 Ellen daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington (the register is still following the Julian Calendar at this point and this entry is after a large number recorded for 1776 so must be in the next year.)
22 Nov 1777 Betty daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
29 Nov 1777 Henry son of Henry Thornber of Waddington (could this mean twins baptised a few days apart or are there two or even three Henry Thornbers in Waddington at this period?)
2 May 1779 Richard son of Henry Thornber of Waddington (see also a burial of Richard son of Henry Thornber of Waddington on 13 Jan 1780)
26 Sept 1779 Ann daughter of Thomas Thornber of Bradford
14 Jan 1781 Ann daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
6 Oct 1782 Richard son of Anthony Thornber of Bradford
25 May 1783 Ellin daughter of William Thornber of Bradford
23 Nov 1783 Richard son of Henry Thornber of Waddington
30 Dec 1784 Henry son of Thomas Thornber of Bradford
15 May 1785 Peggy daughter or Anthony Thornber of Bradford
31 Jul 1785 Thomas son of William Thornber of Bradford
25 Dec 1785 Mary daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
24 Sep 1786 Thomas son of William Thornber of Bradford
4 Mar 1787 John son of Thomas Thornber of Bradford
26 Aug 1787 John son of Anthony Thornber of Bradford
8 Jan 1789 William son of William Thornber of Bradford
11 Nov 1789 Catharine daughter of Thomas Thornber of Bradford (see also burial on 21 May 1790 of Catherine daughter of Thomas Thornber of Bradford
27 Dec 1789

William son of Anthony Thornber of Clithero

27 May 1790 Alice daughter of Thomas Thornber of Bradford
22 May 1791 Mary daughter of William Thornber of Bradford
3 Mar 1793 Thomas son of Thomas Thornber of Bradford
21 May 1793 Richard son of William Thornber of Bradford
2 Feb 1794 Henry son of Alice Thornber (see also burial of Henry son of Alice Thornber of Clitheroe on 13 March 1795)
10 Jan 1796 Joseph son of William Thornber of Bradford
22 Oct 1797 Richard son of Robert Thornber of Waddington
24 Dec 1797 Ann daughter of William Thornber of Bradford
9 Mar 1800 James son of Robert Thornber of Bradford
22 May 1800 Rebecca daughter of William Thornber of Bradford
30 Aug 1801 Ellen daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
22 Jan 1803 Thos son of Richd Thornber of Bradford
25 May 1804 Elizabeth daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
7 Apr 1805 Thos son of Robt Thornber of Waddington
7 Apr 1805 Margt daughter of Robt Thornber of Waddington
7 Jul 1805 Richard son of Betty Thornber of Waddington
12 Jan 1806 Mary daughter of Henry Thornber of Waddington
22 Jun 1806 Margt daughter of Richd Thornber of Bradford
17 Jan 1808 Mary daughter of Richd Thornber of Bradford
06 Aug 1809 Jane daughter of John Thornber of Bradford
25 Feb 1810 Peggy filia Richard Thornber of Bradford
30 Sep 1810 Mary filia John & Sarah Thornborough of Brad: (likely to be a Thornber record as few if any Thornborough records in this area)
19 Apr 1812 Thomas filius Thos Thornber of B. (i.e. Bradford)

 

 

 

 

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