Shepreth, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Shepreth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHEPRETH, a parish, with a village, in the district of Royston and county of Cambridge; on the Hitchin and Cambridge railway, 5 miles NE by N of Royston. It has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Royston. Acres, 1,269. Real property, £2,714. Pop., 339. Houses, 78. S. manor belonged to Chatteris nunnery; passed, through the Laxtons and others, to the Layers; and belongs now to B. H. Wortham, Esq. Dockwra and Tyrrel manors belong to W. R. Woodham, Esq.; and Wimbish manor, to J. l. Ellis, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £92. Patron, B. H. Wortham, Esq. The church was recently in disrepair. There are an Independent chapel, a small free school, allotments for the poor, and other charities £14.

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

All Saints’ Parish Church, Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions, 1640-1978 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Shepreth, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Shepreth, 1599-1871 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shepreth (Cambridgeshire)

An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Shepreth : baptisms, 1559-1940; marriages, 1559-1935; burials, 1559-1950; banns, 1754-1939 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Shepreth (Cambridgeshire)

Marriage transcripts, 1599-1753 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shepreth (Cambridgeshire)

The registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parish of Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, 1559-1837

Computer printout of Shepreth, Cambs., Eng

Court records

Manor court books of Docwraies in Shepreth and Foxton, 1502-1880; 1817-1870; Tyrrells in Shepreth, 1730-1868 Author: Manor of Docwraies. Court (Cambridge)

Manor Court records of Shepreth manor, 1708-1868 Author: Manor of Shepreth. Court (Cambridge)

History

Shepreth–a parish profile Author: Rushworth, Gillian

Land and property

Land tax assessments for the parish of Shepreth, 1811-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the parish of Shepreth, 1811-1832 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: Royston
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Barton
  • Poor Law Union: Royston
  • Hundred: Wetherley
  • Province: Canterbury