Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Whittlesford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

  • Pampisford
  • Little Shelford
  • Sawston
  • Newton
  • Duxford St John
  • Thriplow
  • Hinxton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHITTLESFORD, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Cambridge. The village stands 1 mile W of the London and Cambridge railway, and 7 S by E of Cambridge; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Cambridge, and a r. station. The parish comprises 1,915 acres, and is in Linton district. Real property, £3,800. Pop. in 1851, 719; in 1861, 800. Houses, 160. The manor belongs to J. H. Tickell, Esq. An hospital was founded here, by Sir W. Colville, before the time of Edward I.; and has left some remains. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £200. Patron, Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is ancient. There are an endowed school with £60 a year, and charities £97.

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 and St. Andrew cemetery, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

St. Mary and St. Andrews’ Parish Church, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Whittlesford, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Whittlesford, 1599-1863 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire)

An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Whittlesford : baptisms, 1559-1950; marriages, 1559-1950; burials, 1559-1950; banns, 1758-1950 Author: Chapman, Sue; Church of England. Parish Church of Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire); Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Parish registers and parish chest records, Whittlesford, 1559-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire); Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire)

History

A history of Sawston, Pampisford and Whittlesford Author: Rosen, Adrienne B.; Wright, A. P. M.

Whittlesford recalled : 100 years in the life of a village Author: Holland, Meg

Land and property

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

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish registers and parish chest records, Whittlesford, 1559-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire); Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire)

Public records

Parish registers and parish chest records, Whittlesford, 1559-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire); Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

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