Welney, Cambridgeshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Welney, is a chapelry in Upwell parish, it is in both Cambridge and Norfolk counties; 6 miles NE by E of Manea railway station, and 10 miles ESE of March. The post-office is under Wisbeach. It has Baptist and Methodist chapels.[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.

Partly in Camridgeshire until 1889

Church records

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 for the section in Cambridgeshire are listed under Norfolk in the Family History Library Catalog. The actual registers for this parish are deposited at Cambridgeshire Archives and Libraries.

Non Conformist Churches

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.


Poor Law Unions

Downham Poor Law Union

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

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

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Web sites


  1. 1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, publ. London & Edinburgh: 1870; see at: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.