Ashley cum Silverley, Cambridgeshire Genealogy

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Parish History

ASHLEY cum Silverley (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Newmarket, hundred of Cheveley, county of Cambridge, 3¼ miles (E. by S.) from Newmarket.[1]


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

  • Parish records begin in 1746
  • Bishop Transcripts begin in 1563

Mircorfilm copies of these records are available from the Family History Library or your local Family History Center.

Parish registers for Ashley-cum-Silverley, 1630-1876: Film # 1040364 Items 3-13

Copies of these registers are also available at the Cambridge Record Office, the Society of Genealogist.

Boyds Marriage Index covers 1538-1837 and is available on British Origins and FindMyPast.

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.

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.

Web sites


  1. 2. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1831; see at: