Memorial Inscriptions



Recording Sessions
At the end of 2015 the Society had completed its 19th year of recording memorial inscriptions in the churches and churchyards of the county   Of these some 170 have been published as MI booklets, others are awaiting verification and checking prior to publication. The work of recording the memorial inscriptions is invaluable as the surface of many stones in churchyards are deteriorating rapidly. For each parish we also record any nonconformist graveyards and, sometimes, older parish cemeteries, but not normally newer council cemeteries.

Northampton Group - The Northampton memorial inscription group have completed their recording sessions for 2015. We hope to recommence in April 2016 when the plan will be to complete the Lambfold Benefice  (just Litchborough and Adstone left to do) and then to work in the Daventry area
The big area of the county lying to the south west of Northampton and including the parishes around Towcester, Brackley and Daventry is so far virtually unrecorded. We would be interested in working with any groups in this area to record these parishes.

Northampton Group Programme
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This year we have welcomed one new volunteer to our small group and more volunteers would be very welcome. Experience is not essential as newcomers work initially with a more experienced recorder. if you would like to join us in recording next year please get in touch.- Robert or Gillian Hill


The Northern Group -   The Group have completed recording the parishes in the North of the County and will now concentrate their efforts on checking the recordings and preparing them for publication. As this involves a number of parishes, this may take time to complete.


It is hoped that a number of new publications will be available for WhoDoYouThinkYouAreLive at the Birmingham NEC Birmingham in April. The recordings together with a graveyard plan are published as small booklets. Careful checking and editing takes time so please be patient if you are waiting for a particular booklet.
We have just published 12 new booklets for the following parishes :-

Abthorpe £1.75
Dallington £1.75
Dodford £2.25
Easton Neston £2.00
Horton  £1.50
Nassington £1.50
Slapton £1.50
Thorpe Achurch £2.25
Tiffield £1.75
Harlestone £3.25
Paulerspury £3.00
Silverstone £2.75

For multiple orders please e-mail Mary Ginns at memorials for a quote

A full list of all the published Memorial Inscriptions books can be found here.
Download an order form here.
Memorial Inscription books may be purchased online through Parish Chest
and may also be purchased online via Genfair (subject to £3 min order).

Enquiries regarding infromation for either group should be sent to :
Mary Ginns on 0115 9373199

for the Northern group only to David Crombie
for the Northampton group only to Robert and Gillian Hill

Updated - January 20, 2016