Place:Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England

Alt namesChenebaltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Kenebaltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Stonelysource: hamlet in parish
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates52.3°N 0.4°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeightonstone Hundred, Huntingdonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
St. Neots Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located until 1974
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been part since 1974
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Kimbolton is a large village and civil parish located until 1974 in the county of Huntingdonshire. Since that year, along with the rest of Huntingdonshire, it has been in the Huntingdonshire District of Cambridgeshire, England.

It is approximately 7 miles (11 km) east of Higham Ferrers, 7 miles (11 km) west of St Neots and 24 miles (39 km) west of Cambridge, 14 miles (23 km) north of Bedford and 31 miles (50 km) south of Peterborough. The civil parish also includes the hamlet of Stonely. It covered an area of 4,964 acres (2,009 hectares) and had a population of 1,477 in the UK census of 2011.

Kimbolton Castle (still in existence and housing an independent boarding school) was the home of Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, after her divorce in 1533. Catherine died at Kimbolton Castle in 1536 and is buried at Peterborough Cathedral.

Many members of the Montagu family, (Earls and Dukes of Manchester of Kimbolton), are buried at St Andrew's Church. Several Montagu monuments still exist in the South Chapel, while the Montagu vault (extended in 1853) is located beneath the North Chapel.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire.

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Research Tips

  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are now held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at Shire Hall, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4GS
  • The Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Family History Society has transcribed the parish registers for all the ancient parishes of Huntingdonshire and these can be purchased from the Society as pdfs.
  • A History of the County of Huntingdon in 3 volumes from British History Online (Victoria County Histories). 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. Volume 2 (published 1932) covers Hurstingstone and Toseland hundreds (index of parishes); Leightonstone and Norman Cross Hundreds (index of parishes) are found in Volume 3 (published 1936). Volume 1 is a part-volume describing the religious houses of the county.
  • GENUKI has a page on Huntingdonshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical or ancient 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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