Wiggenhall St. Mary the Virgin, General Register -
Handwritten Transcripts, Available as a Microfilm copy on LDS Film No. 1546349.
Apart from the first Register and accompanying typed transcript, the Register for
Wiggenhall St. Mary the Virgin can be best described as a haphazard piece of jumble. Most
conventions in recording parish records are disregarded. There is no standard Register
entry books used prior to 1812, apart from a period from 1783-1794. Because of how the
parish records are present, please allow extra time (about double) when checking this
Parish. When I last checked this Register, because of how the parish records are organised
and the minimal time I had, I was not able to construct a proper order in how the
baptisms, burials and marriages are laid out. Because of this, there may be gaps in the
time periods that are seen below.
Baptisms, Burials and Marriages, 1558 - 1654
This register is followed by a type transcription of the Register by
J.L.N. (full name unknown ???) in 1953, which appears to be very accurate.
Baptisms & Burials, 1655-1782; Baptisms & Burials, 1795-1803 with Burials
continuing to 1809; Marriages, 1669-1783, 1794 & 1663-1666
This register it very hard to follow since there is no chronology in how
the records a laid out. To make it things more dfifficult, some of the entries are upside
down, so on some pages, there are entries the right way up along with entries upside down.
I advice that instead of pulling the microfilm out to read the upside down part, just used
a microfilm reader with a swivel lens.