Swavesey, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Swavesey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Alternative names: Swasey

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1576
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Baptist, General Baptist, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Holywell cum Needingworth
  • Long Stanton All Saints
  • Boxworth
  • Fen Drayton
  • Lolworth
  • Over
  • Conington

Parish History

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].

Parish Records

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Cemeteries

Protestant Dissenters Chapel cemetery, Amen Corner, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions, 1797-1977 Author: Swavesey Women’s Institute; Cambridgeshire Family History Society

St. Andrew’s Parish Church graveyard, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Swavesey Women’s Institute; Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Swavesey, 1841-1891

Church History

Living stones : a history of Bethel Baptist Church, Swavesey, 1840-1990 Author: Day, Austin

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Swavesey, 1599-1851 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Swavesey (Cambridgeshire)

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

Marriages at Swavesey, 1599-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Swavesey (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers for Swavesey, 1576-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Swavesey (Cambridgeshire)

Swavesey parish registers Author: Shepperson, John; Church of England. Parish Church of Swavesey (Cambridgeshire)

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)

Computer printout of Swavesey, Cambs., Eng

Court records

Manor court books of Swavesey, 1753-1860 Author: Manor of Swavesey. Court (Cambridge)

Manor court records of Hobbledods with Bennets in Swavesey, 1711-1860 Author: Manor of Hobbledods. Court (Cambridge)

Genealogy - Handbooks, manuals, etc.

History in your doorstep Author: Ravensdale, Jack R.; Brooks, Bryn

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Public records, 1781-1831 Author: Swavesey (Cambridgeshire)

Maps

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

Administration

  • 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