Sawston, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Sawston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1640
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Roman Catholic.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SAWSTON, a village and a parish in Linton district, Cambridgeshire The village stands near the river Cam, 1 mile NNE of Whittlesford r. station, and 7 SSE of Cambridge; was once a market town; and has a post-office under Cambridge. The parish comprises 1,856 acres. Real property, £4, 428. Pop. in 1851, 1, 124; in 1861, 1, 363. Houses, 270. The increase of pop. arosefrom the establishment of a paper-mill and parchment-factory. S. Hall is the seat of F. Huddlestone, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £170. Patrons, J. Gosling and F. Huddlestone, Esq. The church is good. There are an Independent chapel, a private Roman Catholic chapel, alms-houses for 8 persons, and other charities £108.

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

Parish Records

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Cemeteries

Grave and burial registers, 1882-1956, Sawston Author: Sawston (Cambridgeshire)

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Sawston, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions, 1688-1981 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Sawston, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptismal register for Sawston Independent Chapel, 1813-1837 Author: Independent Chapel (Sawston, Cambridgeshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Sawston, 1595-1640 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sawston (Cambridgeshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Sawston, 1599-1857 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sawston (Cambridgeshire)

Marriage transcripts, 1599-1754 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sawston (Cambridgeshire)

Computer printout of Sawston, High Street Independent, Cambs., Eng

Parish register printouts of Sawston, Cambridge, England (Independent, High Street Chapel) ; christenings, 1812-1835, 1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

History

A history of Sawston, Pampisford and Whittlesford Author: Rosen, Adrienne B.; Wright, A. P. M.

Land and property

Land tax assessments for the parish of Sawston, 1759-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Schools

School records of Sawston School, 1877-1926 Author: Sawston School (Sawston, Cambridgeshire); John Falkner School (Sawston, Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the parish of Sawston, 1759-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Maps

Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time

Administration

  • 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: Whittlesford
  • Province: Canterbury