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Parish History

PETERBOROUGH (St. John the Baptist), a city having separate jurisdiction, the seat of a diocese, and the head of a union and of the hundred of Nassaburgh, or liberty of Peterborough, in the N. division of the county of Northampton, 42 miles (N. E. by E.) from Northampton, and 79 (N. by W.) from London; containing, with the precinct of Minster-close, and exclusively of the chapelries of Dogsthorpe, Eastfield with Newark, and Longthorpe, in that part of the parish which is without the city. There are places of worship in the town for Baptists, Independents, Wesleyans, and other Methodists. [1]


Peterborough (St John the Baptist) is an Ancient Parish mostly in Northamptonshire and partly in Cambridgeshire. Other places in this parish include:

  • Oxney
  • Old Newark
  • Newark
  • Eastfield
  • Dogsthorpe

See also Peterborough (St John the Baptist), Cambridgeshire.

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

View Anglican Church Records in our catalog.

Non Conformist

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 438883.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Northamptonshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Genealogy

Maps and Gazetteers

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Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 27 November 2013.

 

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