Stretham, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Stretham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire. Thetford is a chapelry of Stretham.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STRETHAM, a parish, with two hamlets, in Ely district, Cambridge; on the Ely and Sutton railway, 4 miles SSW of Ely. It has a post-office under Ely, and a r. station. Acres, 6,940. Real property, £12,602. Pop. in 1851, 1,597; in 1861, 1,462. Houses, 323. The manor belongs to Mrs. Marsh and Mrs. Col. Wilson. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £800. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is decorated English and good. There are a chapel of ease at Thetford, chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a free school, and charities £142.

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

Burial register, 1887-1967, Stretham Author: Stretham Burial Board (Stretham, Cambridgeshire)

Public cemetery, Stretham, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Bullwinkle, Alan; Petty, Michael J.; Petty, Pat; Cambridgeshire Family History Society

St. James’ churchyard, Stretham, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Bullwinkle, Alan; Petty, Michael J.; Petty, Pat

Census

Census returns for Stretham, 1841-1891

Church history

The story of Methodism in Stretham, Cambridgeshire Author: Stevens, Beatrice C.

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Stretham, 1600-1853 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stretham (Cambridgeshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1599-1784 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Thetford (Cambridgeshire)

Stretham, Cambridgeshire : baptisms, 1558-1861; marriages, 1558-1917; banns, 1754-1812, 1825-1915; burials, 1558-1945 Author: Layng, T. P. R (Thomas Peter Royson), 1901-1985; Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Stretham (Cambridgeshire)

Thetford, Cambridgeshire : baptisms, 1599-1649, 1654-1894; marriages, 1599-1648, 1654-1963; banns, 1754-1812; burials, 1599-1649, 1654-1812; deaths, 1828-1839 Author: Layng, T. P. R (Thomas Peter Royson), 1901-1985; Church of England. Chapelry of Thetford (Cambridgeshire); Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Computer printout of Thetford, Cambs., Eng

Description and travel

Stretham : a feast of memories Author: Stevens, Beatrice C.

History

Stretham : a feast of memories Author: Stevens, Beatrice C.

Stretham chronicle : a record of life in a Cambridgeshire village between 1770 & 1899 Author: Petty, Michael J.; Petty, Pat

Land and property

Land tax assessments for the chapelry of Thetford, 1750-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Land tax assessments for the parish of Stretham, 1750-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Newspapers

Stretham chronicle : a record of life in a Cambridgeshire village between 1770 & 1899 Author: Petty, Michael J.; Petty, Pat

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the chapelry of Thetford, 1750-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Land tax assessments for the parish of Stretham, 1750-1831 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: Ely
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Ely
  • Poor Law Union: Ely
  • Hundred: South Witchford
  • Province: Canterbury