Helion Bumpstead, Cambridgeshire Genealogy

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

Helion Bumpstead, Cambridgeshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Freshwell
County Cambridgeshire and Essex
Poor Law Union Risbridge
Registration District Risbridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1629; 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Sampford
Diocese Pre-1846 - London; Post-1845 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
Location of Archive
Cambridgeshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BUMPSTEAD HELIONS (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Risbridge, hundred of Freshwell, N division of Essex, 3¾ miles SW by S from Haverhill.[1]

The parish of Bumpstead Helions is partly in Cambridgeshire but mostly in Essex.

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

For Church of England records, see Helion Bumpstead, Essex.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]


Census Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 428-431. Date accessed and adapted: 03 July 2013.