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Parish Records of Ringstead St Andrew
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Baptisms, 1570-1653, 1659-1689, 1695-1777; births, 1654-1657; marriages, 1572-1644, 1661-1688, 1695-1705, 1712-1754; and burials, 1572-1645, 1659-1689, 1695-1706, 1715-1777

Baptism entries give dates of birth, 1771-1777; burial entries record ages and dates of death, 1771-1777. Includes notes of affidavits of burials in woollen, 1678-1682, 1719-1770. The burial entry for Edward Forster, 1673, includes a eulogy on Forster (in Latin). A note of the birth and baptism of Elizabeth Crabb, 1773, is on a separate paper, which was originally pinned into the volume. At the end of the register is a list of briefs, 1663-1682. At the front of the volume are memoranda by Revd Lawrence Hockenhull concerning the baptism of Baptist 'the aethiopian or blacke a more' of Hunstanton Hall, 1599; the burial of Katherine Le Strange at Hunstanton, 1600, and of her mother, Anne Stubb at Sedgeford, 1600; and the marriage of Lawrence Hockenhull and Ursula Padley at Oxborough, 1600.

Baptisms and burials

There is an index of names at the front of the register. Baptism entries include birth dates; burial entries give ages and dates of death. Burials, 1783-1803, include notes of certificates brought (referring to either the Stamp Act of 1783 or affidavits of burials in woollen). At the back of the volume is a receipt for duty received on register entries, 1784.

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