The current Burial Register dates from December 1929 and is kept, together with other church papers, under lock-and- key in the custody of the Church Wardens.
Records, earlier than 1929 are held at the County Records Office in Northampton in the form of micro-fiche. The Public Libraries in both Northampton and Daventry hold similar documents. Click on the year as a quick link to the web page.
Please note that dates shown are the actual date of burial (not date of death).
Unfortunately the exact location of burial is not shown and unless there is still a grave marker in place, then this information will never be known. In some cases it might be possible to guess such a grave site by finding two stones with a blank space in between, however, this can be misleading. Over the centuries, the ground has been used again …. and again for burials and headstones from different centuries are often in close proximity.
Infant mortality was generally high and in some years exceptionally so. Many of these records are very sad and make heartbreaking reading. Especially so, are the years of 1821 & 1844.
Listed here are records covering the period from 1782 to 1929 inclusive and the period covered in the current Burial Register - December 1929 to 2017. Over two thousand four hundred names of former parishioners are now listed as having been laid to rest, over a period of nearly two hundred and thirty years, within the peaceful surroundings of St. Mary's churchyard.
Please bear in mind that great effort was taken to record this information which has been taken from microfiches as well as the original current document. Every entry was originally written by hand, some a little shakier than others, by Vicars, Curates and Church Wardens over a long period of time. Spelling of Surnames was not always consistent, ages were often difficult to decipher. One Rector,always spelt Elizabeth using an "s" rather than the usual "z" and this should be borne in mind when researching your Family Tree.
It is hoped to eventually obtain some records of burials from the 17th & 18th Centuries. There are still many gravestones from these periods, which in some cases are legible. From their locations it is obvious that they have been moved from their original positions to make room for burials in the 19th Century.