Babraham, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Babraham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Pampisford
  • Sawston
  • Little Abington
  • Stapleford
  • Fulbourn All Saints
  • Balsham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BABRAHAM, anciently Badburham, a village and a parish in Linton district, Cambridge. The village stands on an affluent of the river Cam, near the Gogmagog hills, 2½ miles ENE of Whittlesford r. station, and 6½ SE of Cambridge. It has a post-office under Cambridge; and was formerly a market town. The parish comprises 2,350 acres. Real property, £2,760. Pop., 304. Houses, 67. The manor belonged to Algar, Earl of Mercia; passed, about the year 1576, into the posses sion of Sir Horatio Palavicini, a Genoese; and now he longs to H. J. Adeane, Esq. Sir H. Palavicini collected the pope’s taxes in England during the reign of Mary; converted them to his own use, and became Protestant, on the accession of Elizabeth; became a favourite of that queen, one of her negotiators in Germany, and a commander of one of her ships against the Spanish armada; and died at his seat in Babraham; and his widow was married to Sir Oliver Cromwell, the uncle of the Protec tor. A curious epitaph on him is given in “Lord Or ford’s Anecdotes of Painting.” The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £106. Patron, H. J. Adeane, Esq. An almshouse and a free school, with income of £134, were founded in 1723 by Lebinus Bush and Judith Bennet; and a monument to her is in the church.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Babraham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Babraham, Cambridgeshire, baptisms, 1561-1923: marriages, 1561-1925; banns, 1754-1832; burials, 1561-1812 Author: Layng, T. P. R (Thomas Peter Royson), 1901-1985

Bishop’s transcripts for Babraham, 1599-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babraham (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Babraham, 1561-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babraham (Cambridgeshire)

Computer printout of Babraham, Cumbs., Eng.

Cemeteries

St. Peter’s Parish Church, Babraham, monumental inscriptions, 1780-1978 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Land and property

Land tax assessments for the parish of Babraham, 1759-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Babraham, 1561-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babraham (Cambridgeshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish registers and poor law records for Babraham, 1561-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babraham (Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the parish of Babraham, 1759-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Babraham, 1561-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Babraham (Cambridgeshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Civil Registration District: Linton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Camps
  • Poor Law Union: Linton
  • Hundred: Chilford
  • Province: Canterbury