Each record includes a transcript of the original burial records. The amount of information in each in each record can vary, but most will include:
• Age at death
• Burial date
• Place of burial
Place usually refers to the village or parish of burial rather than the exact burial ground.
These records have been transcribed by the Northamptonshire Family History Society from parish registers deposited at the Northamptonshire Record Office and from records held elsewhere as shown in the Document Source field.
This extensive collection of burial records are a great asset to your family history. The record set extends to 325 parishes and villages; such as, Desborough, Yardley Hasting, Peterborough and the county town Northampton. Peterborough, the Cathedral city, was originally considered part of Northamptonshire, but today is part of Cambridgeshire.
The Northamptonshire Burials includes over 2,000 people who were living in workhouses at the time of their death. Workhouses were in existence from 1723, but it was not until the Poor Law Amendment Act in 1834 that confinement to the workhouse became a central part of the institutes.
The Union Act in 1834, grouped parishes and villages together and amongst each union they were to build one workhouse. In Northamptonshire there were twelve Poor Law Unions; Brackley, Brixworth, Daventry, Hardingstone, Kettering, Northampton, Oundle, Peterborough, Potterspury, Thrapson, Towcester and Wellingborough. Many of these workhouses are represented in these records.