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The earliest reference to the surname Bellaby found so far:-
FOLJAMB RECORDS (An index of wealthy familys of the Middle Ages - deeds of property etc.) DDFJ 2-10 10/7/27 23rd May 1536 Pickerings Chantry Admission by Dean & Chapter of York of Sir Rob. Pechet as perpetual chaplain of Chantry founded by Sir Thomas Yonge. Presentation by Chris. Asshton, John Hikson, Rich. Bellaby & Uldred Johnson, priests, assignees of advowson by grant of Rich. Marshall of Pykering & Brian Eglesfeld of Hood.
(The document is damaged, defective and in Latin).
Our Richard Bellaby and his wife Jane had children baptised at Nuthall, Nottinghamshire in 1639 and 1641, although the name was entered as "Bellamy".
We have been unable to find a marriage for Richard and Jane, but Arthur Bellaby wrote:-
"Local (Nuthall) historians tell us that Richard Bellaby was church warden at Nuthall Church when the civil war started in Nottingham in 1642. The vicar was a Royalist and the Lord of the Manor (who Richard probably worked for) was a Parliamentarian. Richard and Jane do not appear to be buried at Nuthall, so may have been snarled up in the war and died elsewhere."
Richard might have been the son of Benaventura Bellabio who
married Agnetia Courtbie at Ilkeston, Derbyshire, but there is no
eveidence to support this.
Bonaventura Bellerbie et Agnetia Courtbie vidua [widow] 28 April 1605
There is also recorded a Richard Bellaby from Plumtree. He was born about 1639 and married Elizabeth Wilson at Strelly in 1672, age 33 years and was a labourer. Strelly is very near Nuthall and we suspect that this Richard will link with our family tree eventually, but where?
The Nuthall Parish Registers are only available from:-
1657 - baptisms, 1663 - Marriages, & 1633 - burials.
The existing early Bishop's Transcripts for Nuthall are:-
1602, 1605-6, 1626-1639, 1641, 1663-1666, 1668-1680, 1682-1684, 1686, 1688-1689, 1691-1694, 1697-1707 and later.
Do you know where our Richard Bellaby originated from? Or
where Richard and Jane were married?
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