"OLD WESTON, a parish in the hundred of Leightonstone, county Hunts, 7 miles north of Kimbolton. The living is a curacy, united with that of Bythorn to the rectory of Brington. The church is dedicated to St. Swithin.
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- Monumental Inscriptions from the Parish Churchyard (approximately 152 entries - £1.50 inclusive of postage worldwide) are available from the Huntingdonshire FHS Bookstall..
- Census information for this parish (1841 - 1891) is held in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- The full 1841 Census of Old Weston Parish is included in fiche format from the Huntingdonshire FHS Bookstall as Fiche Set C102 (The Western Villages - Keyston, Bythorn, Molesworth, Brington, Old Weston) at a cost of £1.50, inclusive of postage and packing charges worldwide.
- The full 1851 Census of Old Weston Parish is included in fiche format from the Huntingdonshire FHS Bookstall as Fiche Set C52 (The Western Villages - Keyston, Bythorn, Molesworth, Brington, Old Weston) at a cost of £1.50, inclusive of postage and packing charges worldwide.
- A surname index of the 1881 Census of the Thrapston Registration District of Northamptonshire, in which Old Weston was enumerated (RG11/1583, Folios 30a - 36b), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, is available, at a cost of £1.50, as Fiche C1.
- A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Huntingdonshire (Miscellaneous Parishes) Registration District (Sub-Districts of Thrapston (NTH), Oundle (NTH), Stamford (LIN) and Caxton (CAM)) in which Old Weston was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced by the Huntingdonshire FHS (as Fiche C-16) at a cost of £4.50.
- Apart from where otherwise stated, these fiches are all available from the Huntingdonshire FHS Bookstall. They are also available for credit card purchases through the On-line Family History Fair, GENfair.
- The church of St Swithin consists of a chancel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, west tower and south porch. The walls are of stone dressings and the roofs are covered with lead.
- The church is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, but the earliest parts of the present building are the later 13th century arcades. During the 14th century, the church seems to have been largely rebuilt, commencing with the chancel which was rebuilt and widened to the north in the first decade; the aisle walls in the middle of the century; the clearstory added to the nave about the same time; and the west tower and the south porch at the extreme end of that century.
- The northern part of the east wall of the chancel and the western end of the north aisle were rebuilt in the 15th century. The roof of the nave was reconstructed in 1657, that of the north aisle in 1638 and the south aisle in 1785. The church was restored in 1895 when the walls were thoroughly repaired and pointed, and the roofs re-leaded.
- There is further information on St. Swithin's Church on Rob's churches website.
- The following are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- Baptisms: 1604-1851 (indexed), 1808-1812,1813-1880, 1880-1994.
- Banns: 1754-1812, 1823-1969.
- Marriages: 1604-1851 (indexed), 1754-1812, 1813-1837, 1837-1957, 1959-1978.
- Burials: 1604-1851 (indexed), 1808-1812, 1813-1992.
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-1807 (indexed), 1604-5, 1607-8, 1610, 1612, 1617-19, 1626-7, 1660-9/1672-6, 1684-5, 1687-8, 1692-8, 1700, 1702, 1704-6, 1708-11, 1714-15, 1718-19, 1721-31, 1733-6, 1741, 1743-6, 1748-9, 1751-5, 1777, 1778, 1782, 1785-1813/1813-25/1826-38, 1840-58.
- The Huntingdonshire Marriage Indexes include marriages from this parish. These are, at present, issued in alphabetical l istings in series: 1601-1700, and 1701-1754, and are available from the Huntingdonshire FHS Bookstall. It is also available for credit card purchases through the On-line Family History Fair, GENfair.
- Old Weston was in the Thrapston Registration District of Northamptonshire from 1st July 1837, but it subsequently came under the Raunds sub-District of Thrapston.
- A transcript of the OldWeston parish entries from 1932 Victoria County Series
- A transcript of the OldWeston parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Old Weston to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL102777 (Lat/Lon: 52.38625, -0.382214), Old Weston which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The war memorial with detailed information about those who fell is available on the Roll of Honour site for Huntingdonshire.
- Weston (xi cent.),
- Wald Weston,
- Weston de Waldis,
- Westgrenewald (xiii cent.),
- Woldweston (xiii-xiv cent.),
- Wodeweston (Xiv cent.),
- Weston-upon-Brouneswold (xv cent.),
- Old Weston (xvi cent.).
- The parish of Old Weston was in the Thrapston Union of Northamptonshire for Poor Law administration.