Kennett, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Kennett is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1754
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1567

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Moulton
  • Chippenham
  • Kentford
  • Herringswell

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KENNETT, a parish in Newmarket district, Cambridge; on a branch of the river Lark, at the boundary with Suffolk, and on the Cambridge, Newmarket, and Bury railway, adjacent to Icknield street, 5 miles NE of Newmarket. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Newmarket. Acres, 1,425. R eal property, £1,335. Pop., 207. Houses, 42. The manor belongs to the Rev. W. Godfrey. Fairfax's head quarters were here in 1647. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £200. Patron, the Rev. W. Godfrey. The church has an embattled tower, and was recently restored.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records


Online Records (Free)

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1599-1860


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Cambridgeshire
Civil Registration District: Newmarket
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury
Diocese: Post-1836 - Ely, Pre-1837 - Norwich
Rural Deanery: Fordham
Poor Law Union: Newmarket
Hundred: Staploe
Province: Canterbury