Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire Genealogy
Guide to Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire|
|County||Cambridgeshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Newmarket|
|Parish registers: 1559|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1599|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cambridgeshire Record Office|
Swaffham Prior consisted historically of two parishes:
- St Cyriac & Julitta
- St Mary
Parish History[edit | edit source]
SWAFFHAM PRIOR (St. Cyriac), a parish, in the union of Newmarket, hundred of Staine, county of Cambridge, 5½ miles W by N from Newmarket. The living consists of the consolidated vicarages of St. Cyriac and St. Mary. There were formerly two churches in the same cemetery: that of St. Mary has fallen to ruin, except the tower, which from the peculiarity of its situation, forms an interesting object; that of St. Cyriac has been lately rebuilt.
Resources[edit | edit source]
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]
Swaffham Prior parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FS BTs = FamilySearch Bishop's Transcripts - free|
|Swaffham Prior Online Parish Records|
|FS BTs||1599-1851||1599-1837, 1845-1847||1599-1851|
Swaffham Prior, St. Mary, Cambridgeshire at FHL
Parish registers for St. Cyriac and St. Julitta's Church, Swaffham-Prior, 1559-1877 at FHL
Bishop's transcripts for Swaffham-Prior, 1599-1851 have been digitised.
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images
- Particular Baptist
- Wesleyan Methodist
Census Records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Swaffham Prior on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]