Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Bassingbourn is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Other places in the parish include: Kneesworth.

Alternative names: Bassingborne, Bassingbourne

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Independent/Congregational.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Abington Pigotts
  • Wendy with Shingay
  • Royston
  • Meldreth
  • Melbourn
  • Litlington
  • Therfield, Hertfordshire
  • Whaddon

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BASSINGBOURNE, a village and a parish in the district of Royston and county of Cambridge. The village stands 3 miles NNW of Royston r. station, has a post-office under Royston, and was formerly a market town. The parish includes also the hamlet of Kneesworth. Acres, 4,223. Real property, £10,396. Pop., 2,213. Houses, 415. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £224. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is of the 14th century. There are an Independent chapel, a British school, and charities £21.

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

Parish Records

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Cemeteries

St. Peter and St. Paul, Bassinbourn, Cambridge, monumental inscriptions Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Bassingbourne, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptismal register for Bassingbourne Independent Meeting House, 1826-1837 Author: Meeting House (Bassingbourne, Cambridgeshire : Independent)

Bishop’s transcripts for Bassingbourne, 1599-1859 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bassingbourne (Cambridgeshire)

The churchwardens’ book of Bassingborn, Cambridgeshire 1496-c.1540 Author: Dymond, David

Marriage transcripts, 1599-1753 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bassingbourne (Cambridgeshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1558-1851 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bassingbourne (Cambridgeshire)

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

Record of members for Bassingbourne Branch, Cambridgeshire, ca. 1857-1866 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bassingbourne Branch (Cambridge)

Computer printout of Bassingbourn or Bassingbourne, Cambs., Eng

Computer printout of Bassingbourn, Meeting House Independent, Cambs., Eng

Parish register printouts of Bassingbourne, Cambridge, England (Independent) ; christenings, 1826-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Court records

Manor court book for Bassingbourne, 1709-1852 Author: Manor of Bassingbourne. Court (Cambridge)

Land and property

Land tax assessments for the hamlet of Kneesworth, 1811-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Land tax assessments for the parish of Bassingbourne, 1810-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Manor court book for Bassingbourne, 1709-1852 Author: Manor of Bassingbourne. Court (Cambridge)

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

Poorhouses & Poor Law

The churchwardens’ book of Bassingborn, Cambridgeshire 1496-c.1540 Author: Dymond, David

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

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the hamlet of Kneesworth, 1811-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Land tax assessments for the parish of Bassingbourne, 1810-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

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

Maps

Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time

Administration

  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Civil Registration District: Royston
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely
  • Diocese: Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Shingay
  • Poor Law Union: Royston
  • Hundred: Armingford
  • Province: Canterbury