Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Genealogy
Guide to Wisbech, Cambridgeshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Wisbech|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cambridgeshire Record Office|
- St Mary
- St Peter
WISBECH (St. Peter and St. Paul), a sea-port, borough, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, 43 miles (N.) from Cambridge, and 94 (N. by E.) from London. The town is situated on both sides of the river now called the Nene. There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Johnsonians, Wesleyans, Presbyterians, and Unitarians.
Wisbech St Augustine and Wisbech St Mary are chapelries of Wisbech St Peter and St Paul Ancient Parish in Cambridgeshire.
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.
Wisbech St Peter, Cambridgeshire parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FS BTs = FamilySearch Bishop's Transcripts - free|
|Wisbech St Peter, Cambridgeshire Online Parish Records|
||1715-1730, 1739-1788||1715-1730, 1739-1788||
||1731-1738, 1788-1813||1731-1738, 1788-1813||
- Parish registers of Wisbech St. Peter & Paul 1850-1950, St. Augustine & Chapel of Ease or Octagon Chapel at FHL
- Parish registers for Wisbeach-St. Peter, 1558-1950 at FHL
- Bishop's transcripts for Wisbeach-St. Peter's Church, 1600-1869 have been digitised.
Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire Online Parish Records|
See Family History Catalogue for Wisbech films containing non-conformist records.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Particular Baptist
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
- General Baptist
- Roman Catholic
- Society of Friends/Quake
- Wesleyan Methodist Reform
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.
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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Wisbech on GENUKI
Wisbech St. Augustine on GENUKI
Wisbech St. Mary on GENUKI
Wisbech St. Peter and Paul on GENUKI