Many of the
early entries areat least in my admittedly highly limited experience of
old parish registersunusually well-detailed in regard to naming occupations,
status, etc. It is also very clear that Tottenham was regarded as something of
a fashionable place in which to marrya high proportion of the entries, right
up until 1837, are for well-to-do outsiders, some from surprisingly far away.
Nothing has been altered from the Phillimore transcript except for the capitalisation
of surnames. Interpolations and comments I have made in the notes column are in
red, to distinguish them from the originals.
In connection with this, where an early spelling of a place-name has no clear relationship to the modern
version Ive put the latter in the notes column (unless, of course, I havent
been able to figure out where it is myself yet!). I should mention that Edelmeton
is Edmontonthe identification isnt immediately obvious.
Various Latin interpolations follow some entries Ive placed these in the the Notes column, following
the date. Ditto mentions of Churchwardens, &c.
Phillimore includes Banns for which no marriage is recorded in the All Hallows registers; these are
placed at the end of each volume, instead of being interspersed with the marriage
entries. Absence of a marriage entry does not necessarily mean that no marriage
occurredit may have been solemnised in another parish.
The following abbreviations have been used, following Phillimore:
|sp., spin., spr.
||widow or widower
coding and original material © Michael Bruff 2001