Cambridge St Mary the Great, Cambridgeshire Genealogy
Guide to Cambridge St Mary the Great, Cambridgeshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Cambridge St Mary the Great, Cambridgeshire|
|Poor Law Union||Cambridge|
|Parish registers: 1559|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1599|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely|
|Location of Archive|
|Cambridgeshire Record Office|
Cambridge, St Mary the Great. A parish in Cambridge and one of the 14 parishes in Cambridge. The church of St. Mary the Great is the University church; was built in 1478-1519; has a conspicuous tower of 1593-1608.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Besides St Mary the Great Parish, here's a list of all the other Cambridge Town ecclesiastical parishes and chapelries of the Church of England up to about 1870:
- St. Mary the Great - 1559
- All Saints - 1538
- Holy Sepulchre - 1567
- Holy Trinity - 1564
- St. Andrew the Less - 1557
- St. Andrew the Great - 1635
- St. Andrew the Less or Barnwell - 1753
- St. Benedict - 1539
- St. Botolph - 1564
- St. Clement - 1560
- St. Edward King & Martyr - 1558
- St. Giles - 1585
- St. Michael - 1538
- St. Peter - 1586
- Christ Church Chapelry - 1839
- St. Barnabas - 1869
- St. John Mission Church 1874
- St. Matthew - 1866
- St. Paul's Chapelry - 1845 (see also St Andrew the Less)
St Mary the Great Parish registers and those registers of all of its contiguous ecclesiastical parishes and smaller chapelries lying within Cambridge Township boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the web sites cited below.
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
| JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex|
|CFHS = Cambridgeshire Family History Society|
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Non Conformist Churches
- Particular Baptist
- Society of Friends/Quaker
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints
Information on these records is available on the Wiki page for Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cambridgeshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Cambridge St Mary the Great on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 479-497. Adapted. Accessed 20 December 2013.