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Cambridgeshire - The Protestation Returns 1641-42 and other contemporary listings

This page deals with the Protestation Returns 1641-42 for Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely and other associated listings covering 171 parishes.

Protestation Returns

House of Lords Records

Returns survive only for the University, none for the county. They are much fuller and more interesting than those for Oxford University. rull names are given for those in residence (surnames only for those absent), degrees etc shown at Corpus Christi and Emanuel (Oxford has surnames only throughout). Names of 'privileged tradesmen' also given (not at Oxford).

Cambridge University: Christ's College, Clara Hall, Corpus Christi College, Emanuel College, Conville and Caius College, Jesus College, King's College, Magdalene College, Pembroke Hall, St. John's College, St. Katherine's Hall, St. Peters College, Sidney Sussex College, Trinity College, Trinity Hall; persons having the privilege ot scholars; public officers.

Collection in Aid of Protestants in Ireland

Public Record Office

[SP 28/191]

Papworth Hundred: Conington (only).

Taxation Records

Public Record Office

[E 179]

Subsidy, 1641

Cambridge by wards (150) 1 manuscript [83/397]
Cambridge by wards (230) 1 manuscript [83/409]
Cambridge. Too poor condition to be examined 1 manuscript [83/419]
Armingford (150), Longstow (150) hundreds 3 manuscripts [83/403]
Arminglord (200), Longstow (200) hundreds 3 manuscripts [83/411]
Chilford (100), Radfield (60), Whittlesford (70) hundreds 4 manuscripts [237/12]
Chilford (120), Radfield (120), Whittlesford (30) hundreds 3 manuscripts [83/399]
Chilford (90), Radfield (100), Whittlesford (65) hundreds 3 manuscripts [83/404]
Papworth (250) and Northstow (200) hundreds 2 manuscripts [83/402]
Papworth (150), Chesterton (90), Northstow (100) hundreds 2 manuscripts [83/408]
Papworth (130), Chesterton (80), Northstow (75) hundreds 2 manuscripts [83/418]
Papworth (150), Chesterton (120), Northstow (100) hundreds 4 manuscripts [83/413]
Staploe (120), Staine (80), poor, Flendish (60), Cheveley (50) hundreds 2 manuscripts [83/400]
Staploe (100). Staine (70), Flendish (60), Cheveley (40) hundreds faded in places, 4 manuscripts . [83/405]
Staploe (100), Staine (80), Flendish (60), Cheveley (40) hundreds 6 manuscripts [83/417]
Wetherley (150), Thriplow (100) hundreds 2 manuscripts [83/407]
Wetherley (150), Thriplow (120) hundreds 14 manuscripts [83/410]
Isle of Ely (600) 4 manuscripts. [83/398]
Isle of Ely (estimated 400). Holes in places. 4 manuscripts [83/405]
Ely (100) and (North and South) Witchford (100) hundreds 2 manuscripts [83/414a]
Wisbech (150) and North Witchford (60) hundreds. 2 manuscripts. [83/414]

Assessment, 1642

Cambridge. University (30), Mayor and Burgesses (15)
By parishes. All Saints (50), Holy Sepulchre (25), St. Andrew the Great (60),
St. Andrew the Less (25), St Benedict (40), St. Bototph (20), St. Clement (40),
St. Edward (40), St. Gilea (30), St. Mary the Great (80), St Mary the Less (25),
St. Michael (20), St. Peter (15). 5 manuscripts. [83/401]
Wetherley (420), Thriplow (270) hundreds 3 manuscripts [83/412]
Whittlesford hundred (300). 3 manuscripts. [83/420].
Isle of Ely (estimated 600), faded. 4 manuscripts. [83/421].

Scots Loan.

1645. County. Account 28 manuscripts. [244/18]
1646. County. Account. 60 manuscripts. [244/19].
These two items are really account books, entitled 'The account of Peter Collins/Collyns of Cambridge of several sums of money collected by him in the (towne and) county of Cambridge' They give names, locations and amounts. No attempt has been made to estimate numbers as there must be repetition

Account of Levies, 1647:

Longstow hundred. Account of levies (300); difficult and fading badly. 1 manuscript [83/425].
Thriplow hundred. Account of levies (170); badly mutilated and fading. 2 manuscripts. [83/426].


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