Hablesthorpe was a village near North Leverton

A lost village at North Leverton

Writing in 1925, R.F.B. Hodgkinson noted that his researches* had revealed "many clandestine marriages** having been solemnized in the church of Hablesthorp or Hablesthorpe".

"This", says Hodgkinson, "is one of the villages which have disappeared, and, from the parishes from which the various defendants came, must have been the parish now incorporated in the parish of North Leverton"

He then proceeds to quote two such cases of clandestine marriage in the village dating fron 11th February 1612/13 and 4th May 1616.



*HODGKINSON, R.F.B. “Extracts from the Act Books of the Archdeacons of Nottingham” Transactions of the Thoroton Soc., 1925, pp.19-67.  See pp.33-34


**Clandestine marriage: ie without banns or licence or in a place other than a church.

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