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Hatch Names List 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[n]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 possibly also parts of Beeston itself (then included in the parish of Northill though today in Sandy), Brook End, Budna 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 mris Allins land
  • Will[ia]m Bromsall for Mrs Allins Land
  • Mr Loe
  • Mr Bromsall for Tompsons land
  • John Lee
  • Richard Lawrance for Mr Hens p[ar]t to Norrell howse
  • Oliver Beamont
  • Edward Millard
  • Mathewe

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