Cambridge St Giles, Cambridgeshire Genealogy

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Guide to Cambridge St Giles, Cambridgeshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Cambridge St Giles, Cambridgeshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Cambridge Borough
County Cambridgeshire
Poor Law Union Cambridge
Registration District Cambridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1585
Bishop's Transcripts: 1599
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cambridge
Diocese Ely
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely
Location of Archive
Cambridgeshire Record Office

Parish History

Cambridge St. Giles, a parish in Cambridge and one of the 14 parishes in Cambridge. The church of St Giles is partly as old as 1100. St Giles' was united to that St Peter's. St Giles' church stands at the northend of the town; St Peter's, opposite to it, has been in disuse for many years.[1]

Cambridge St. Giles, a parish in Cambridge.[2]


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

Besides St Giles Parish, here's a list of all the other Cambridge Town ecclesiastical parishes and chapelries of the Church of England up to about 1870:

  • St. Giles - 1585
  • All Saints - 1538
  • Holy Sepulchre - 1567
  • Holy Trinity - 1564
  • St. Andrew the Less - 1557
  • St. Andrew the Great - 1635
  • St. Andrew the Less or Barnwell - 1753
  • St. Benedict - 1539
  • St. Botolph - 1564
  • St. Clement - 1560
  • St. Edward King & Martyr - 1558
  • St. Mary the Great - 1559
  • St. Michael - 1538
  • St. Peter - 1586
  • Christ Church Chapelry - 1839
  • St. Barnabas - 1869
  • St. John Mission Church 1874
  • St. Matthew - 1866
  • St. Paul's Chapelry - 1845 (see also St Andrew the Less)

St Giles Parish registers and those registers of all of its contiguous ecclesiastical parishes and smaller chapelries lying within Cambridge Township boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the web sites cited below.

Online Records

FS =
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex
CFHS = Cambridgeshire Family History Society
  CAMBRIDGE ST GILES (1585) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1682-1835 1599-1837 None
1585-1837 None

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.

Non Conformist Churches


Other chapels and congregations within the township include--

  • Particular Baptist
  • Independent
  • Presbyterian
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints

Census records

Information on these records is available on the Wiki page for Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

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.


Cambridge St Giles on GENUKI


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 479-497. Adapted. Date accessed: 16 January 2014.
  2. Genuki, Genuki Website. Adapted. Date accessed: 16 January 2014.