Witcham, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Witcham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Other places in the parish include: Witcham Gravel, Wolvey Holes, Wolvey Hills, and Fen.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1663
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ely St Mary
  • Mepal
  • Welches Dam
  • Little Downham
  • Sutton
  • Chatteris
  • Wentworth
  • Coveney
  • Witchford

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WITCHAM, a parish in Ely district, Cambridge; 5¾ miles W by N of Ely r. station. It has a post-office under Ely. Acres, 2,671. Real property, £5,510. Pop., 495. Houses, 113. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £100. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The church is ancient. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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. Martin’s, Witcham, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Bullwinkle, Alan; Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Witcham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Witcham, 1599-1856 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Witcham (Cambridgeshire)

Marriage transcripts, 1662-1745 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Witcham (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers for Witcham, 1663-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Witcham (Cambridgeshire)

Witcham, Cambridgeshire : baptisms, 1599-1641, 1648, 1662-1900; marriages, 1599-1648, 1662-1900; banns, 1754-1812; 1824-1891; burials, 1599-1641, 1648, 1662-1900; terrier of glebe, 1662; memoranda, 1663-1881; list of vicars, 1746-1846; communicants, 1834-1835, 1847, 1853 Author: Poole, Graham; Church of England. Parish Church of Witcham (Cambridgeshire)

Land and property

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

Parish chest records, 1863-1864, Witcham Author: Witcham (Cambridgeshire)

Schools

School records of Witcham National School, 1873-1925 Author: Witcham National School (Witcham, Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

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

Parish chest records, 1863-1864, Witcham Author: Witcham (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