Elsworth, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Elsworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Papworth Everard
  • Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire
  • Hilton, Huntingdonshire
  • Knapwell
  • Boxworth
  • Caxton
  • Conington

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ELSWORTH, a parish in Caxton district, Cambridge; near the boundary with Hunts, 3 miles NNE of Caxton, and 5½ WSW of Long Stanton r. station. It has a post office under St. Ives. Acres, 3,700. Real property, £4,062. Pop., 787. Houses, 183. Part of the land is common. Elsworth House was the seat of the Pickwoods. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £480. Patron, the Duke of Portland. The church is a fine edifice, with a pinnacled tower. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, an alms-house with £52 a year, and other charities £7.

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 Elsworth, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Elsworth, 1599-1846 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Elsworth (Cambridgeshire)

An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Elsworth : baptisms, 1538-1950; marriages, 1539-1950; burials, 1539-1950; banns, 1756-1950 Author: Layng, T. P. R (Thomas Peter Royson), 1901-1985; Church of England. Parish Church of Elsworth (Cambridgeshire); Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Marriages at Elsworth, 1538-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Elsworth (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers for Elsworth, 1538-1867 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Elsworth (Cambridgeshire)

Computer printout of Elsworth, Cambs., Eng

Cemeteries

Elsworth Strict Baptist Chapel (now a private residence), Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Holy Trinity, Elsworth, 1727-1980, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Court Records

Manor court books of Elsworth, 1767-1851 Author: Manor of Elsworth. Court (Cambridge)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest records, 1842-1843, 1848-1849, Elsworth Author: Elsworth (Cambridgeshire)

Schools

School records of Elsworth National School, 1863-1925 Author: Elsworth National School (Elsworth, Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

Parish chest records, 1842-1843, 1848-1849, Elsworth Author: Elsworth (Cambridgeshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

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: Papworth
  • Province: Canterbury