Place:Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameEynesbury
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.218°N 0.266°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoSt Neots Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1895
St Neots, Huntingdonshire, Englandurban district into which most was transferred in 1895
Eynesbury Hardwicke, Huntingdonshire, Englandcivil parish into which the remainder was transferred in 1895
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Eynesbury from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"EYNESBURY, a parish in St. Neots district, Huntingdon; adjacent to St. Neots. It includes the hamlet of Weald; and its post town is St. Neots. Acres: 1,249. Real property: £5,910. Population: 1,314. Houses: 276. The manor belongs to the Earl of Sandwich. The living is a rectory in the [diocese] of Ely. Value: £429. Patron: the Earl of Sandwich. The church is good; and there are a P. Methodist chapel and a national school."

In 1895 the civil parish of Eynesbury was split with the urban part being transferred to St Neots Urban District, and the rural part being renamed Eynesbury Hardwicke to reference a hamlet that existed within it.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Eynesbury. For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Eynesbury Hardwicke.

Research Tips

  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.
  • A History of the County of Huntingdon in 3 volumes from British History Online (Victoria County Histories), published 1911. This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called hundreds, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on Huntingdonshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. These give references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions.
  • Map of Huntingdonshire divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of Huntingdonshire divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
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