Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Chatteris is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Other places in the parish include: The Adventurers Hall Wood.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1614
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Calvinist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Countess of Huntingdon Methodist, General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Witcham
  • Mepal
  • Somersham
  • Welches Dam
  • Sutton
  • Doddington
  • Warboys
  • Colne
  • Witchford
  • Wimblington

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHATTERIS, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of North Witchford, Cambridge. The town stands on the west border of the isle of Ely, near the Cambridge and Wisbeach railway, 10½ miles NNE of St. Ives; and has a station on the railway, a post office under March, a banking office, two chief inns, and a weekly market on Friday. It was known at Domesday as Ceterig or Caterig; and has ever since possessed some local importance; but was not made a market-town till 1834. A Benedictine nunnery was founded at it, in 980, by Alfwen, niece of King Edgar; annexed, in the time of Henry I., to the church of Ely; and given, at the dissolution, to the Clintons. An ancient manor-house now stands on the nunnery’s site. The parish comprises 15,090 acres. Real property, £37,460. Pop., 4,731. Houses, 1,070. Much of the land is fenny; much has been highly improved; part is common; and 284 acres are devoted to the poor. A hermitage, the burial-place of St. Hunna, was at Hunny farm. British relics were found, in 1757, in a barrow, and many Roman coins have been ploughed up. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £1,500. Patron, W. Hawkins, Esq. The church is a handsome structure with a square tower. There are seven chapels for Independents, Baptists, Methodists. and Quakers.

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 Chatteris, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptismal register for New Chapel, Chatteris, 1778-1821 Author: New Chapel (Chatteris, Cambridgeshire)

Births, marriages and burials, 1648-1775 Author: Society of Friends. Chatteris Monthly Meeting (Cambridgeshire)

Births, marriages and burials, 1655-1795 Author: Society of Friends. Chatteris Monthly Meeting (Cambridgeshire)

Births, marriages and burials, 1658-1837 Author: Society of Friends. Chatteris Monthly Meeting (Cambridgeshire)

Births, marriages and burials, 1661-1790 Author: Society of Friends. Chatteris Monthly Meeting (Haddenham, Cambridgeshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Chatteris, 1600-1857 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chatteris (Cambridgeshire)

Chatteris, Cambridgeshire parish register transcripts, 1600-1902 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Chatteris (Cambridgeshire)

English Friend’s records : Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, marriages, births, and burials with supplementary records, 1631-1729 Author: Society of Friends (Cambridgeshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1600-1836 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chatteris (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Chatteris, 1600-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chatteris (Cambridgeshire)

The parish registers of St. Peter and St. Paul Chatteris Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Computer printout of Chatteris, Cambs., Eng

Computer printout of Chatteris, New Chapel Baptist Church, Cambs., Eng

Computer printout of Chatteris, Wesleyan, Cambs., Eng

Parish register printouts of Chatteris, Cambridge, England (Baptist) ; christenings, 1778-1821 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Chatteris, Cambridge, England (Wesleyan) ; christenings, 1830-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

Chatteris - disused burial ground : schedule of gravestones

Monumental inscriptions, Cambridge, England

Court Records

Manor court records of Foxton, 1709-1896 Author: Manor of Foxton. Court (Cambridge)

Occupations

Parish registers and poor law records for Chatteris, 1600-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chatteris (Cambridgeshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish registers and poor law records for Chatteris, 1600-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chatteris (Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

Parish registers and poor law records for Chatteris, 1600-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chatteris (Cambridgeshire)

Schools

School records of Chatteris School, 1914-1925 Author: Chatteris School (Chatteris, Cambridgeshire)

School records of Hive End Infants’ School, 1882-1925 Author: Hive End Infants’ School (Catteris, Cambridgeshire)

School records of New Road Infants’ School, 1875-1925 Author: New Road Infants’ School (Chatteris, Cambridgeshire)

History

A history of North Witchford hundred : Chatteris, Doddington, March, North Stranground, Whittlesey Author: Wells, H. B.; Cambridgeshire Family History Society

We’re the characters now : the oral history of a small Fenland town Author: Oosthuizen, Susan

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

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