Benwick, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Benwick is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire, created in 1847 from chapelry in Doddington Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1851
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1851

Nonconformists include: Calvinistic Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Strict Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BENWICK, a chapelry in Doddington parish, Cambridge; in the Isle of Ely, 4 ¼ miles NW of Chatteris r. station, and 6½ SW of March. Post town, Doddington, under March. Acres, 3,096. Real property, £7,040. Pop., 773. Houses, 162. The living is a rectory. The church is recent. There are two dissenting chapels.

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

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Benwick, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Benwick, 1851-1857 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Benwick (Cambridgeshire)

An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Benwick : baptisms, 1851-1950; marriages, 1851-1950, burials, 1851-1950; banns, 1851-1950 Author: Shepperson, John; Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Benwick (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Benwick, 1746-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Benwick (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers of St. Mary Doddington, St. Mary Benwick Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Computer printout of Benwick, Cambs., Eng

Land and property

Parish registers and poor law records for Benwick, 1746-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Benwick (Cambridgeshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish registers and poor law records for Benwick, 1746-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Benwick (Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

Parish registers and poor law records for Benwick, 1746-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Benwick (Cambridgeshire)

Maps

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

Administration

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