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Guide to Parson Drove, Cambridgeshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parson Drove, Cambridgeshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wisbeach
County Cambridgeshire
Poor Law Union Wisbech PLU
Registration District Wisbeach
Records begin
Parish registers: 1657; For more records see Leverington
Bishop's Transcripts: 1603
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Wisbech
Diocese Ely
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cambridgeshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

PARSON-DROVE, a chapelry, in the parish of Leverington, union and hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, 4¾ miles (W. by S.) from Wisbech. The chapel is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.[1]

Resources

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

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. The first film number is 241227.

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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Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 535-537. Date accessed and adapted: 10 July 2013.

 

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