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Population 1637

Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service has a valuable document for genealogists trying to trace ancestors in Northill. This is P10/4/1 in the Northill parish archive. It is a list of inhabitants from whom money was to be levied for a new set of church bells in 1637. The text states: "A Ten Fould Levy agreed uppon & made the fifteenth of Maie An[o]o Domi[ini] 1637 By the inhabitants of Norrell for the makinge a newe frame for the Bells & Castinge them, & other repayers to be done towarde the Church and Steeple".

The list of inhabitants of "Beeston side" to be charged is as follows, the area includes Hatch and probably also Brook End and Thorncote: 

Ralph Carter & Thomas Cozen
Richard Simondsfor Mr Allens land
Will[ia]m Carter for a third p[ar]t of Hatch Farme
Thomas Carter of Hatch
Robert Tompson for Robert Carters farme of Hatch
John Carter
Robert Tompson
Will[ia]m Samuell
Will[ia]m Carter
Thomas Carter
Mathew Delloe
Tho[mas] Lenford
Tho[mas] Chambers
Robert Emmont
Robert Emmont
Henry Emmont for Mr Ellis his hands
John Wraye
Will[ia]m Atterton for a third p[ar]t of Hatch farme
Will[ia]m Atterton
Richard Lawrance for Mr Henns third p[ar]t of Hatch farme
John Gale
Robert James
John Founde
Mr Allens Land and woods
Mr Everand & Richard Simonds for Mrs Allins land
Will[ia]m Bromsall for mris AllinsLand
Mr Loe
Mr Bromsall for Tompsons land
John Lee
Richard Lawrance for Mr Hens p[ar]t to Norrell howse
Oliver Beamont
Edward Millard

In addition the Northill village list includes:
Mrs An Morgan widd It[em] a close at Budno