Abington Pigotts, Cambridgeshire Genealogy

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Parish History

ABINGTON-IN-THE-CLAY, or Abington-Pigots (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Royston, hundred of Armingford, county of Cambridge, 4½ miles (W. N. W.) from Royston.[1]


Civil Registration

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.

Church records

Parish registers begin in 1729 and Bishop Transcripts begin in 1599. The Church of England records for Abington Pigotts, St. Michael's are available on microfilm through the Family History Library or your local Family History Center.

The Parish registers of Abington Pigotts, otherwise Abington juxta Shingay, in the county of Cambridge, 1653-1812: Film # 845445 Item 2 Bishop's transcripts for Abington-in-the-Clay, 1599-1871: Film No. 1485264

Copies of the Parish registers are also available through the Society of Genealogists and theCambridge Record Office.

Boyds Marriage Index covers 1559-1837 and is available on British Origins and FindMyPast.

Census records

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.

Probate records

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.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 5-9, Date accessed and adapted: 05 June 2013.