- source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: Upton (near Castor) should not be confused with Upton in the parish of Upton and Coppingford, in Huntingdonshire district.
From 1889 until 1965 Upton was located near Castor in the the Soke of Peterborough. After mergers in 1965 and 1974 the county became part of Cambridgeshire. It was part of the Peterborough Rural District until 1974 and is now in the Peterborough administrative district of Cambridgeshire.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Upton is now a civil parish in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. For electoral purposes it forms part of Glinton and Wittering ward in North West Cambridgeshire constituency.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Upton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "UPTON, a chapelry in Castor parish, Northampton; 2½ miles NE of Wansford [railway] station. Post town, Peterborough. Acres: 1,680. Real property: £1,220. Population: 100. Houses: 23. Nearly all the property belongs to the Hon. G. W. Fitzwilliam. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £239. Patron: the Bishop of [Peterborough]. The church was renovated in 1863."
- If you are researching anyone whose lifetime preceded (or even mostly preceded) 1889 the places in which he or she lived are going to be in Northamptonshire rather than the Soke of Peterborough. The Soke of Peterborough was actually a section of Northamptonshire.
- Original historical documents relating to the Soke of Peterborough are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Peterborough.
- GENUKI does not provide webpages for the Soke of Peterborough and its provision for Northamptonshire is very limited.
- The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages on Northamptonshire (including the Soke of Peterborough).
- A Vision of Britain through Time, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from 1889 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions.
- Map of Northamptonshire in 1900 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time shows the Soke of Peterborough (not labelled as such) in the top right hand corner.
- Map of Northamptonshire divisions (including the Soke of Peterborough) in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time