Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire Genealogy

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Guide to Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wisbeach
County Cambridgeshire
Poor Law Union Peterborough
Registration District Peterborough
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1868
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Wisbech
Diocese Ely
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar Parish of Thorney
Location of Archive
Cambridgeshire Record Office

Parish History

THORNEY-ABBEY, (St. Botolph), a market-town and parish, in the hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Peterborough, and 86 (N.) from London. The church, originally the nave of the conventual church, was built about 1128.[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

Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS BTs = FamilySearch Bishop's Transcripts - free[2]
Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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FS BTs
1866-1871
1866-1871

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
  • French Church
  • Wesleyan Methodist

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

Thorney Abbey on GENUKI

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 331-335. Date accessed and adapted: 10 July 2013.
  2. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 April 2016.