[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"HILTON, a parish in the hundred of Toseland, county Huntingdon, 3 miles south of St. Ives. The Roman road, Ermine Street, passed near this place. The surface is flat, and the soil clay, alternated with gravel. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Fen-Stanton. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, is an ancient structure. The charities produce about £30 per annum."
The full 1841 Census of Hilton Parish is available as fiche set C93.
The full 1851 Census of Hilton Parish is available as fiche set C43.
A surname index of the 1881 Census of the St. Ives Registration District, in which Hilton was enumerated (RG11/1609, Folios 23a - 30a), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, is available as fiche set C4.
A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the St. Ives Registration District (RG12/1234) in which Hilton parish was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, is available as Fiche C12.
The church of St Mary Magdalene consists of a chancel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, west tower and south porch. The walls are of pebble rubble, with stone and clunch dressings, and the roofs are covered with lead, tiles and slates.
The church, which was a chapelry of Fen Stanton, is not mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086, but apparently there was a small stone church here in the 12th century, of which small portions of walling and impost moulding remain on each side of the chancel arch. The chancel arch and its responds are of the 13th century, and the tower is of the late 14th century, but the rest of the church is wholly of 15th century date. The church was restored in 1850 and again in 1889, and at the latter date was partially reseated and the chancel raised. The north-west corner of the tower was repaired in 1904-5, and the chancel in 1909.
Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1608, 1610, 1612, 1617-19, 1627, 1631, 1660-8, 1671-78, 1685, 1688, 1692-6, 1698, 1700, 1702, 1705, 1707-16, 1718, 1720, 1722-48, (BT's for 1749 are with Fenstanton BTs between 1753-1755), 1750-3, 1755-82, 1785-1813/1813-23/1825-43, 1845-58.
The Huntingdonshire Marriage Indexes include marriages from this parish. These are, at present, issued in alphabetical listings in series: 1601-1700, and 1701-1754, and are available from the Huntingdonshire FHS.