Babraham, Cambridgeshire Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png  Cambridgeshire Gotoarrow.png  Cambridgeshire Parishes

Parish History

BABRAHAM (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Linton, hundred of Chilford, county of Cambridge, 4½ miles (N. W.) from Linton. [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

Church of England: Babraham, St. Peter

  • Parish records begin in 1561
  • Bishop Transcripts begin in 1599

>Parish registers for Babraham, 1561-1876 are on FHL Film # 1040364 Items 14-23 at the Family History Library or through a Family History Center.

>Bishop Transcripts for Babraham, 1599-812 are on FHL Film # 1485266 at the Family History Library or through a Family History Center.

>Methodist: Records for these exist in various locations

The original registers are deposited at the Cambridgeshire Record Office and the Society of Genealogists.

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.

Poor Law Unions / Records

Linton Poor Law Union, Cambridgeshire

The Overseers accounts from 1829-1837 are  on FHL Film # 1040403 Items 1-8 available at the Family History Library and a Family History Center.

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: