Little Abington, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1687
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Little Abington

  • Pampisford
  • Hildersham
  • Babraham
  • Great Abington
  • Fulbourn All Saints
  • Balsham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ABINGTON (Little), a parish in Linton district, Cambridge; adjoining the N side of Great Abington. Acres, 1,120. Real property, £1,680. Pop., 316. Houses, 66. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £87. Patron, T. Mortlock, Esq. The church belonged to Pentney Abbey, is in good condition, and contains tombs of the Daltons.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Abington, Little (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Linton, hundred of Chilford, county of Cambridge, 2 ¾ miles (N. W. by N.) from Linton; containing 277 inhabitants. This place appears to be of some antiquity, its church having been given by Stephen, Earl of Brittany, to the monastery of St. Mary in York, subsequently to which, the prior of Pentney, in Norfolk, possessed it. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 6. 5 ½.; net income, £875 patron, T. Mortlock, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment by an inclosure act in 1801.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abington (Little), a parish in the hund. of Chilford and union of Linton, 2 ½ miles north-west from Linton, and immediately to the north of Great Abington. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Ely; rated at £7 6s. 5 ½ d., and in the parliamentary returns at £95; gross income £87. Patroness, in 1835, Mrs. Pern. The following notice of this parish appears in Cole's MSS., No. 5802: “In this parish is an estate or two belonging to Clare Hall in Cambridge, one of which was given to that college by John of Bolton, with this condition, that every first Sunday in Lent, one of the college, who was in orders, should perform divine service there: which is still observed, and one of the fellows goes upon that day and preaches a sermon, for which the vicar is paid for the use of his pulpit 6s. 8d., and the same to the poor of the parish, which is called Bolton's dole. This is my native parish ; and in the church and churchyard lie several of my relations.” Pop. in 1801, 185; in 1831, 253. Houses 58. Acres 1,120. A. P. £1,515. Poor rates, in 1837, £147.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Abington Little, a parish in the hundred of Chilford, Cambridge, 1 mile from Great Abington; containing 34 houses and 185 inhabitants. It is a vicarage, value 7l. 6s. 5d. Patron, the bishop of Ely.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

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