Over, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Over is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1577
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Holywell cum Needingworth, Huntingdonshire
  • Long Stanton All Saints
  • Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire
  • Swavesey
  • Earith, Huntingdonshire
  • Willingham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OVER, a village and a parish in the district of St. Ives and county of Cambridge. The village stands 1 mile E of the river Ouse at the boundary with Hunts, 1¼ NNE of Swavesey r. station, and 4½ E by S of St. Ives; and has a post-office under St. Ives, a neat town hall built in 1849, and two inns. The parish comprises 3,700 acres. Real property, £9,307. Pop. in 1851, 1,256; in 1861, 1,146. Houses, 236. The principal manor belongs to E. Foster, Esq.; and a smaller one, to Merton College, Oxford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £150. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is ancient and handsome; the W door has a carving of the “Virgin clothed with the sun; “ the body has undergone considerable repair; the N aisle was rebuilt in 1847; the tower and spire were renovated, at a cost of £600, in 1864. There are chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists, an endowed school with £20 a year, town lands yielding £366, and other charities £15.

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 Over, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Over, 1599-1904 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Over (Cambridgeshire)

Marriages at Over, 1577-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Over (Cambridgeshire)

Over, Cambridgeshire Author: Travers, N. K., Mrs.; Church of England. Parish Church of Over (Cambridgeshire)

Computer printout of Over, Cambs., Eng

Court records

Court records, 1729-1851 Author: Manor of Over. Court (Cambridge)

Land and property

Parish chest records, 1628-1899, Over Author: Over (Cambridgeshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest records, 1628-1899, Over Author: Over (Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

Parish chest records, 1628-1899, Over Author: Over (Cambridgeshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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