Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Swaffham Bulbeck is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SWAFFHAM-BULBECK, a parish, with a village, in Newmarket district, Cambridge; 4¼ miles N of Six-Mile-Bottom r. station, and 6 WSW of Newmarket. It has a post-office under Cambridge. Acres, 3,000. Real property, £5,492. Pop., 873. Houses, 187. Upper Hare Park is the seat of Isaac Herbert Wilkinson, Esq. A Benedictine nunnery was founded at Swaffham-Abbey, before the time of King John, by one of the Bulbeck family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £219. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is of the 14th century. There are an endowed school with £20 a year, and charities £164.

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

St. Mary’s churchyard, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Swaffham Bulbeck, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire : baptisms, 1558-1945; marriages, 1558-1643/4, 1647-1953; banns, 1757-1813; 1823-1887; burials, 1599-1887; burials in cemetery, 1886-1982 Author: Simms, Wilfrid; Rushworth, Gillian; Church of England. Parish Church of Swaffham-Bulbeck (Cambridgeshire)

Court records

Manor court books of Mitchell Hall in Swaffham Bulbeck, or Little Swaffham, 1666-1851 Author: Manor of Mitchell Hall. Court (Cambridge)

Land and property

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

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the parish of Swaffam-Bulbeck, 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: Newmarket
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Camps
  • Poor Law Union: Newmarket
  • Hundred: Staine
  • Province: Canterbury