Balsham, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Balsham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

  • West Wratting
  • Little Abington
  • Hildersham
  • West Wickham
  • Babraham
  • Linton
  • Fulbourn All Saints

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BALSHAM, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Linton, Cambridge. The village stands near Worsted Street, 3¼ miles S of Six-Mile-Bottom r. station, and 4 NE by N of Linton; and has a post office under Cambridge. The parish comprises 4,402 acres; and includes part of the Gogmagog hills. Real property, £5,854. Pop., 1,162. Houses, 266. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £1,104. Patrons, the Governors of the Charterhouse, London. The church is handsome, and has a tower. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £49. Hugh de Bottesham, founder of Peter house College, Cambridge, was a native.

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 Balsham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Balsham parish registers, 1558-1851 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Balsham (Cambridgeshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Balsham, 1602-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Balsham (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Balsham, 1558-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Balsham (Cambridgeshire)

Computer printout of Balsham, Cambs., Eng

Land and property

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

Cemeteries

Holy Trinity, Balsham, monumental inscriptions Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest records, 1869, Balsham Author: Balsham (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Balsham, 1558-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Balsham (Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

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

Parish chest records, 1869, Balsham Author: Balsham (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Balsham, 1558-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Balsham (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: Radfield
  • Province: Canterbury