Bourn, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Bourn is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1564
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOURN, a parish in Caxton district, Cambridge; on n affluent of the river Cam, 2 miles SSE of Caxton, and ¼ WNW of Lord’s-Bridge r. station. It has a post-office under Royston. Acres, 4,065. Real property, £4,981. Pop., 883. Houses, 187. The property is divided among a few. Bourn Hall is the seat of Earl Delawarr. The manor belonged to Morcar, the Saxon; and passed to the Picots; and a castle on it was destroyed in the civil wars of the time of Henry III. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £161. Patron, Christ’s College, Cambridge. Charities, £42.

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. Mary’s Parish Church, Bourn, monumental inscriptions, 1745-1978 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Bourn, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Bourn, 1599-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bourn (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Bourn, 1564-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bourn (Cambridgeshire)

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Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish registers and poor law records for Bourn, 1564-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bourn (Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

Parish registers and poor law records for Bourn, 1564-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bourn (Cambridgeshire)

Maps

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

Administration

  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Civil Registration District: Caxton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely
  • Diocese: Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Bourn
  • Poor Law Union: Caxton
  • Hundred: Longstow
  • Province: Canterbury