Newborough, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Newborough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Alternative names: Borough Fen Common

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1831
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1830

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire
  • Peakirk
  • Paston
  • Northborough
  • Borough Fen
  • Crowland, Lincolnshire
  • Werrington
  • Deeping St James, Lincolnshire
  • Eye

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NEWBOROUGH, a parish in Peterborough district, Northampton; adjacent to the boundary with Lincoln and Cambridge, 2 miles E of Peakirk r. station, and 5 NNE of Peterborough. It was formed, in 1823, out of an open fenny common; and it has a post-office under Market-Deeping. Acres, 4, 940. Real property, £12, 109. Pop. in 1851, 698; in 1861, 806. Houses, 150. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Hon. G. W. Fitzwilliam and the Marquis of Exeter. The land has been much improved by draining, and is nowprincipally arable.. A famous farm here, called Decoyfarm, got its name from a prolonged and extensive practice on it of capturing wild fowl. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300. Patron, the Crown. The church was built in 1830; and is a plain white-brick structure, with a small tower. There is a Methodist 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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Census returns for Newborough, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Newborough, 1830-1866 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Newborough (Northamptonshire)

Parish registers of Newborough, 1830-1942 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Newborough (Northamptonshire)


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


  • County: Northamptonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Peterborough
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Peterborough
  • Poor Law Union: Peterborough
  • Hundred: Nassaborough
  • Province: Canterbury