Coveney, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Coveney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire. Manea is a chapelry of Coveney.

Other places in the parish include: Frog’s Abbey, Hale Fen, Wardy Hill, and Halfpenny Toll.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1676
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

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

Adjacent Parishes

  • Witcham
  • Little Downham
  • Wentworth
  • Witchford

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COVENEY, a village in Ely district, and a parish in Ely and North Witchford districts, Cambridge. The village stands near the New Bedford river, 3 miles W by S of Chittisham r. station, and 3¾ NW by W of Ely; and its post town is Ely. The parish includes also the hamlet of Wardy-Hill and the chapelry of Manea; the latter of which has a post office under March. Acres, 7,249. Real property, £14,806. Pop., 1,756. Houses, 382. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Manea, in the diocese of Ely. Value, £809. Patron, Lord Rokeby. The church is small. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans. A school at Manea has £70 from endowment. Conyers Middleton was rector.

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 Coveney, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Coveney, 1600-1839 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Coveney (Cambridgeshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Manea, 1607-1864 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Manea (Cambridgeshire)

An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Manea : baptisms, 1607-1950; marriages, 1646-1950; burials, 1645-1950; banns, 1757-1950 Author: Travers, N. K., Mrs.; Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Chapelry of Manea (Cambridgeshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1600-1808 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Coveney (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers for Coveney, 1676-1866 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Coveney (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers of Coveney, Cambridgeshire, England : christening, marriages & burials, 1600-1808

Computer printout of Coveney, Cambs., Eng

Cemeteries

St. Peter’s Parish Church,. Coveney, Isle of Ely, monumental inscriptions Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Land and property

Land tax assessments for the parish of Coveney, 1759-1813 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Land tax assessments of the chapelry of Manea, 1780-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Court Records

Manor court books of the manors of Tyndalls and Lyles in Chatteris and de Maney manor, all of Coveney, 1660-1714; manor court books of Coveney cum Mambris, 1690-1850 Author: Manor of Tyndalls. Court (Cambridge)

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the parish of Coveney, 1759-1813 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Land tax assessments of the chapelry of Manea, 1780-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Schools

School records of Coveney National School, 1875-1925 Author: Coveney National School (Coveney, Cambridgeshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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