Register of baptisms and burials

Scope and Content

Baptisms (fols 2r-14r, 86r-91v);

burials (fols 14v-22v).

Ages at death are sometimes stated 1779-1780; there is a gap in the registers between Feb. 1792 and Jul. 1793, apart from one entry in

1792. The volume contains many memoranda by successive Vicars, particularly Thomas Ellis (Vicar 1800-48), James Ashurst (1848-56) and E.P.Baker (1954-82), relating to benefice property and income, local and national events, charities, the church fabric and local population statistics. These include: a list of inhabitants of Great Milton and Chilworth, arranged by households and alphabetically according to the householder's name, based on the 1851census but including residents absent when the census was taken and excluding visitors (fols 76v-81r); copies of terriers of 1803 (fol. 158 (rev.)) and 1856, with a sketch plan of the parsonage house and grounds (fol. 72 (rev.)); note relating to the building of Little Milton church, and its consecration 4 June 1844 (fols 73-74r); Notes on the restoration of Great Milton church by G.G. Scott, 1849-50, (fols 39-40r). Account of the building of Great Milton National Schools, 1854,

(fols 74v-76r); description of opening of new school building, 1971, with newspaper cutting (fols 81v and 82r). Notes by Thomas Ellis on contemporary events, including a note of machine-breaking at Little Milton, 1830 (fol. 24rev.) and a list (261 names) of men of Great Milton "who were anxious to record their firm attachment to the pure faith and worship and Apostolic form of government of the Church of England", 1834 (fols 31r-32v); notes by Revd R. A. Ker on the Munich crisis and its effects on Great Milton, 1938, ban on the ringing of church bells, 1940, and a sketch of the type of road barricade put up in May and June 1940 to delay German troops in the event of an invasion, with a sketch map showing the location of these barricades in the village (fols 65v, 66r and 67r); notes on parish events, mainly concerning church furnishings and fabric, 1955-82 by Revd E. P. Baker (fols 42v-47v). 165 leaves (83v-85 and 92-103 blank).

For papers loose in this volume see PAR171/17/1X/1-17.