Cambridge St Redegund, Cambridgeshire Genealogy
Guide to Cambridge St Redegund, Cambridgeshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Cambridge St Redegund, Cambridgeshire|
|Poor Law Union||Cambridge|
|Parish registers: None; For more records see Cambridge All Saints|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely|
|Location of Archive|
|Cambridgeshire Record Office|
Cambridge St Redegund. The priory of St. Radegund was a convent originally. There were plans to turn it into a college. It was dissolved in 1496 due to its close proximity to the University of Cambridge. It set the foundation for the College of St. Mary the Virgin, St. John the Evangelist, and St. Radegund the Virgin.
St Radegund's Priory, Cambridge was a Benedictine nunnery. Radegund was a 6th-century Frankish princess, who founded the monastery of the Holy Cross at Poitiers. It was founded before 1144 (probably in the late 1130s) and dissolved in 1496 by the initiative of John Alcock, Bishop of Ely. .
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.
For more records see Cambridge All Saints
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
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 241222.
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.
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