Middleton St. George marriages 1616-1753

At Middleton St. George (St. George) in Darlington district: 188 marriages from the beginning of the first register in 1616 to the end of 1753 . We now have all the marriages at this church from 1616 to mid-1837.

Many of these years show only one or two marriages per year. No marriages are shown for 1617, 1624, 1632, 1634, 1637, 1639, 1642-43, Feb 1644 to Apr 1650, 1654, 1656-57, 1659, 1662, 1664-65, 1669-70, 1680-81, 1684, 1687-88, 1692-1696, 1698-99, 1704, 1708, 1713, 1723-24, 1731, 1734, 1738, and 1743. While the gaps could be due to the relatively small population of the parish, it seems like the clerk may have neglected to record multiple years here and there, probably due to plague, war, and other disturbances.

These marriages are very terse, typical of this time frame. Some samples:

  • 30 Apr 1616 Edward Alanson married Jayn Andrew
  • 8 Oct 1636 Xpofer [Christopher] Allenson married Isabell Hull (widdow)
  • 1 May 1690 Marmaduke Wetherell married Hanna Dickson (of Hill close house, Darnton)
    [Note: this marriage actually lists the bride first, which is very unusual.]
  • 6 Jul 1737 Anthony Simpson (of Hutton Rudbe parish) married Eloner Armestrong (of Midleton)