Broughton, Huntingdonshire Family History Guide

Broughton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Huntingdonshire. Broughton with Old Hurst and Woodhurst Ecclesiastical Parish created in 1968 by the Union of Broughton Ancient Parish and Old Hurst and Woodhurst chapelries of St Ives.

Alternative names: Broughton with Old Hurst and Woodhurst

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROUGHTON, a parish in St. Ives district, Huntingdonshire; on an affluent of the river Nen, 4½ miles W of Somersham r. station, and 5 NE of Huntingdon. Post Town, Old Hurst, under Huntingdon. Acres, 2,950. Real property, £2,707. Pop., 376. Houses, 92. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £283. Patron,-the Rev. G. Johnston. The church was recently restored.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BROUGHTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of St. Ives, hundred of Hurstingstone, county of Huntingdon, 6 miles (N. E. by N.) from Huntingdon; containing 363 inhabitants.

This place was the barony by virtue of which the abbot of Ramsey Abbey sat in parliament; and had, in consequence, four knights’ fees annexed to it.

The parish is situated about a mile from the road from Huntingdon to Ramsey, and comprises by computation 2300 acres; about 250 acres are pasture, and the rest arable, resting upon a strong clayey soil. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £21. 13. 9.; net income, £283; patrons, the family of Johnston: the tithes have been commuted for land, comprising 370 acres. The church is an elegant structure, in the decorated English style, with later additions; it was an appendage of the abbey of Ramsey.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Marriage Licences and Allegations

London Marriage Licences and Allegations 1521 to 1869

The following have been extracted from London Marriage Licences 1521 to 1869.

Abbreviations. — B. Bishop of London's Office; D. Dean and Chapter of Westminster; F. Faculty Office of Archbishop of Canterbury; V. Registry of the Vicar-General of Canterbury.

Cox, William, of Broughton, co. Huntingdon, gent., bachelor, about 27, and Mary Hudson, of same, spinster, about 23, her father's consent — at St. Clement Danes, Middlesex. 1 July, 1676. V. 

Source: London Marriage Licences 1521 to 1869; Edited by Joseph Foster; London 1887

Parish Records


England, Huntingdonshire, Broughton – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Broughton, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Huntingdonshire, Broughton – Church records ( 1 )
Broughton (All Saints) transcript of parish registers : baptisms 1852-1988, marriages 1852-2004, burials 1852-1987
Author: Huntingdonshire Family History Society

England, Huntingdonshire, Broughton – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Parish chest records, 1797-1855, Broughton
Author: Broughton (Huntingdonshire)

England, Huntingdonshire, Broughton – Public records ( 1 )
Parish chest records, 1797-1855, Broughton
Author: Broughton (Huntingdonshire)

England, Huntingdonshire, Broughton – Schools ( 1 )
School records of Broughton Church of England School, 1872-1946
Author: Broughton Church of England School (Broughton, Huntingdonshire)

England, Huntingdonshire, Broughton – Taxation ( 1 )
Parish chest records, 1797-1855, Broughton
Author: Broughton (Huntingdonshire)


  • County: Huntingdonshire
  • Civil Registration District: St Ives
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: St Ives
  • Poor Law Union: St Ives
  • Hundred: Hurstingstone
  • Province: Canterbury

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