Little Downham, Cambridgeshire Genealogy
Guide to Little Downham, Cambridgeshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Little Downham, Cambridgeshire|
|Poor Law Union||Ely|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1599|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cambridgeshire Record Office|
Downham, is a parish in Ely district, Cambridgeshire; it is on the Peterborough and Ely railway, near Chittisham railway station, and 2¾ miles NW of Ely. It has a post office under Ely. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.
DOWNHAM (St. Leonard), a parish in the union, hundred, and Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, 2½ miles (N. N. W.) from Ely;There are places of worship for Baptists and Methodists.
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.
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.
Parish registers and poor law records for Downham, 1558-1875 at FHL
Bishop's transcripts for Downham, 1599-1862 at FHL
Non Conformist Churches
- Particular Baptist
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
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.
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Little Downham on GENUKI