Worthington Family History Society

Worthington Family History Society

The Worthington Family History Society is a world wide society researching and publishing information on the lives and genealogies of Worthingtons throughout history.

Pedigree Brixworth

Brixworth is a large hilltop village about 5 miles north of Northampton, the county town, and it is not much further to the villages of Irthlingborough and Higham Ferrers and the town of Wellingborough. The road linking Northampton and Market Harborough, Leicestershire runs through Brixworth. It is an early settlement mentioned in the Domesday book.

The large parish church dedicated to All Saints’ had its foundations on the site of an abbey dating from the seventh century at the time of the Saxons. Roman bricks and tiles have been found and the church is an imposing building in Romanesque style.

The parish registers start in 1546, but the first record of the Worthington family is the marriage of Richard in 1578-9.