NEWTON IN THE ISLE
[Transcribed and edited information mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"NEWTON IN THE ISLE, a parish in the hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely county Cambridge,
4 miles north of Wisbech, its nearest railway station and post town, and 41
from Cambridge. The village, which is small, is situated near the river
Nen, and is wholly agricultural. A portion of the land is fenny. The tithes
have been commuted for a rent-charge of £667. The living is a rectory* in
the diocese of Ely, value £1,135, in the patronage of the bishop. The
church, dedicated to St. James, is an ancient structure with a tower. The
interior of the church contains an ancient font and numerous monuments of
great antiquity. A college or chantry in honour of St. Mary was founded
here in the reign of Henry IV. by Sir J. Colville, Knt., consisting of a
warden, four chaplains, and ten poor brethren, whose lands at the
Dissolution were annexed to the rectory of Newton. The charities consist of
a share with Leverington. There is a free school. E. Jackson, Esq., is lord
of the manor.
[Transcribed mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
"FITTON END, in the parishes of Newton in the Isle and Leverington, about a mile south
of Newton in the Isle"
"MARY-IN-THE-MARSH, a chapelry in the parish of Newton in the Isle, hundred of Wisbech,
Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, 3 miles south-west of Wisbech."
by Colin Hinson ©2010
- St. James's Church, Newton in the isle.
- "The church of St. James is an edifice of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular
styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of six bays, aisle, south porch
and a western tower with spire containing a clock and 6 bells; in 1912 the 6 bells
were rehung in a steel frame, at a cost of £185; the tower, porch and aisles are
of good Decorated character; the nave has clerestory windows of Perpendicular date,
and the chancel is of the same period: there are several ancient sepulchral slabs
and an Early font: the east window and five others are stained; the chancel was restored
in 1879, at a cost of £372, and in 1890-91 new choir stalls and organ were provided
and two stained windows inserted as a memorial to Dr. Corrie : in 1803 a carved oak
altar table and rood screen were placed in the chancel : there are 322 sittings.
The register dates from the year 1685. The living is a rectory, net yearly value
£800, including 40 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the bishop of Ely,
and held since 1926 by the Rev Thomas Triffitt M.A. of Christ's College, Cambridge.
A parish room was opened in 1909. There is a United Methodist chapel, erected in
[Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire 1929]
- Church of England
- Newton (in the Isle), St. James :
Records of baptisms 1653-1939, marriages 1653-1956, burials 1653-1896 and banns
1754-1963 reside in the Wisbech Museum with microfilm copies of baptisms 1653-1939,
marriages 1653-1970, burials 1653-1896 at both Wisbech Museum and Cambridge Record
Office. Indexed transcripts of baptisms 1600-39, 1646-48, 1654-1852, marriages and
burials 1600-39, 1654-1851 also reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. Parish register
transcripts of Newton, St. James, 1600-1852, are available in full transcript form,
on microfiche, from the
Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1638, 1661-1868 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- Wesleyan Methodist Church:
Records exist at the Cambridgeshire Archives for the
Wibech Wesleyan Circuit of which Newton (in the Isle) is part.
War Memorial has been transcribed and the men researched.
- Land Tax:
records were compiled afresh each year and contain the names of owners and occupiers
in each parish, but usually there is no address or place name. These records reside
in the Cambridgeshire Archives for the years 1798-1801 and 1935-48.
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