Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

"W. Ambrose Esq. paying last toll Burwell Nest Toll Bar, Cambs."
"W. Ambrose Esq. paying last toll Burwell Nest Toll Bar, Cambs."

Historical Descriptions

Cambridgeshire is bounded North by Lincolnshire, East by Norfolk and Suffolk, South by Essex and Hertfordshire, and West by Bedford and Huntingdon. It is about 40 miles long, and 25 broad. The hundreds are, Armingford, Chesterton, Cheveley, Chilford, Fiendish, Longstow, Northstow, Passworth, Radfield, Staine, Staploe, Triplow, Wetherley, Whittlesford, and the Isle of Ely. Rivers, — the Cam, the Nen, and the Ouse. It has ten market towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, and principally in the Diocese of Ely, a small part only being in that of Norwich. It is in the Norfolk circuit. — Area, 858 square miles, or 549,120 acres. Population, 164,459.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parishes in Cambridgeshire




  • Caldecote, Cambridgeshire
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge All Saints (in the Jewry or by the Hospital), Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge Holy Trinity, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Andrew the Great, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Benedict, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Botolph, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Clement, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Edward King and Martyr, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Giles, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Mary the Great, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Mary the Less, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Michael, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Paul, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Peter (by the Castle or beyond the Bridge), Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Radegund, Cambridgeshire
    • Cambridge St Sepulchre, Cambridgeshire
  • Carlton cum Willingham, Cambridgeshire
  • Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire
  • Caxton, Cambridgeshire
  • Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
  • Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire
  • Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
  • Chettisham, Cambridgeshire
  • Cheveley, Cambridgeshire
  • Childerley, Cambridgeshire
  • Chippenham, Cambridgeshire
  • Coates, Cambridgeshire
  • Comberton, Cambridgeshire
  • Conington, Cambridgeshire
  • Coton, Cambridgeshire
  • Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
  • Coveney, Cambridgeshire
  • Croxton, Cambridgeshire
  • Croydon cum Clapton, Cambridgeshire




  • Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire
  • Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
  • Fordham, Cambridgeshire
  • Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire
  • Foxton, Cambridgeshire
  • Fulbourn All Saints, Cambridgeshire
  • Fulbourn St Vigoris, Cambridgeshire


  • Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire
  • Girton, Cambridgeshire
  • Grantchester, Cambridgeshire
  • Graveley, Cambridgeshire
  • Great Abington, Cambridgeshire
  • Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire
  • Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
  • Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire
  • Grunty Fen, Cambridgeshire
  • Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire


  • Haddenham, Cambridgeshire
  • Hardwick, Cambridgeshire
  • Harlton, Cambridgeshire
  • Harston, Cambridgeshire
  • Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire
  • Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire
  • Hauxton, Cambridgeshire
  • Helion Bumpstead, Cambridgeshire
  • Hildersham, Cambridgeshire
  • Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
  • Histon, Cambridgeshire
  • Horningsea, Cambridgeshire
  • Horseheath, Cambridgeshire





  • Madingley, Cambridgeshire
  • Manea, Cambridgeshire
  • March, Cambridgeshire
  • Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
  • Meldreth, Cambridgeshire
  • Mepal, Cambridgeshire
  • Milton, Cambridgeshire




  • Pampisford, Cambridgeshire
  • Papworth Agnes, Cambridgeshire
  • Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire
  • Parson Drove, Cambridgeshire
  • Peterborough St John the Baptist, Cambridgeshire




  • Sawston, Cambridgeshire
  • Shepreth, Cambridgeshire
  • Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire
  • Snailwell, Cambridgeshire
  • Soham with Barway, Cambridgeshire
  • Stanground, Cambridgeshire
  • Stapleford, Cambridgeshire
  • Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire
  • Stetchworth, Cambridgeshire
  • Stretham, Cambridgeshire
  • Stuntney, Cambridgeshire
  • Sutton, Cambridgeshire
  • Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire
  • Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire
  • Swavesey, Cambridgeshire




  • Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
  • Welches Dam, Cambridgeshire
  • Welney, Cambridgeshire
  • Wendy with Shingay, Cambridgeshire
  • Wentworth, Cambridgeshire
  • West Wickham, Cambridgeshire
  • West Wratting, Cambridgeshire
  • Westley Waterless, Cambridgeshire
  • Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire
  • Whaddon, Cambridgeshire
  • Whittlesey St Andrew, Cambridgeshire
  • Whittlesey St Mary, Cambridgeshire
  • Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire
  • Wicken, Cambridgeshire
  • Wilburton, Cambridgeshire
  • Willingham, Cambridgeshire
  • Wimblington, Cambridgeshire
  • Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
  • Wisbech St Augustine, Cambridgeshire
  • Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire
  • Wisbech St Peter and St Paul, Cambridgeshire
  • Witcham, Cambridgeshire
  • Witchford, Cambridgeshire
  • Wood Ditton, Cambridgeshire