Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire Genealogy
Whittlesey consisted historically of two parishes:
- St Andrew
- St Mary
Whittlesey St. Andrew, is a parish in Whittlesey village, in the hundred of North Witchford, Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, it is 6 miles E by S from Peterborough. Near the village is the railway station of Ely and Peterborough. The post office is under Peterborough.The parishes of St. Mary and St. Andrew have lost their mutual boundaries, so they are now intermixed. The hamlet and chapelry of Coates, as well as the hamlet of Eastrea are here. There are several dissenting chapels in Whittlesey, which are Baptists, Independents, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, Wesleyan Reformers, and Calvinistic 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.
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformists and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- 1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, publ. London & Edinburgh: 1870 See at: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp
- 2. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1831 See at: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445
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