Abington, a parish in Northamptonshire, near the river Nen, and 1½ mile NE of Northampton, which is the post town and money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1133; population, 121. A spot here was the grave of Shakespeare's favourite granddaughter, and is marked by a mulberry tree planted by Garrick. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value from tithe rent charge, £263 with residence, in the gift of Lord Wantage. The church is Early English, and contains tombs of the Bernards.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Abington St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Northampton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Abington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Abington (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Abington are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Northamptonshire papers online: