Swavesey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Alternative names: Swasey
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1576
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599
Nonconformists include: Baptist, General Baptist, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.
- Holywell cum Needingworth
- Long Stanton All Saints
- Fen Drayton
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
SWAVESEY, popularly Swasey, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of St. Ives and county of Cambridge. The village stands on the Cambridge and Huntingdon railway, 3½ miles ESE of St. Ives; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under St. Ives, and a r. station. The parish comprises 3,891 acres. Real property, £8,133. Pop., 1,371. Houses, 309. The property is divided among a few. A black alien priory was founded here in the time of the Confessor; and was given, by Richard II., to Coventry priory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £428. Patron, Jesus College, Cambridge. The church belonged to the priory, and is good. The vicarage was built in 1864. There are Baptist and Unitarian chapels, a national school, and charities £64. Ockley, the Arabic scholar, was vicar.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Swavesey : baptisms, 1576-1950; marriages, 1599-1950; burials, 1599-1950; banns, 1758-1950 Author: Bestor, Jennifer; Shepperson, John; Church of England. Parish Church of Swavesey (Cambridgeshire); Cambridgeshire Family History Society
Transcription and index of the registers of the parish and priory church of St. Andrew, 1576-1875, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, England Author: Bestor, Jennifer L.; Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Swavesey (Cambridgeshire)
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Poorhouses & Poor Law
- County: Cambridgeshire
- Civil Registration District: St Ives
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely
- Diocese: Ely
- Rural Deanery: Bourn
- Poor Law Union: St Ives
- Hundred: Papworth
- Province: Canterbury