[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"LITTLE RAVELEY, a parish in the hundred of Hurstingstone, county Hunts, half a mile south of Great Raveley, and 4 south-west of Ramsey. The parish is of small extent, and the village consists of only a few scattered houses. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ely, value £50. The church, dedicated to St. James, was erected in the middle of the 14th century, and was formerly a chapel-of-ease to Bury. It is an ancient structure capable of containing eighty persons, and has recently been repaired and much improved. The Earl of Sandwich is lord of the manor. A Roman urn of blue earth and several skeletons were found while working a gravel pit.
The full 1841 Census of Little Raveley Parish is available in fiche format as Fiche Set C85 - (Broughton, Great Raveley, Little Raveley and Woodwalton).
The full 1851 Census of Little Raveley Parish is available in fiche format as Fiche Set C35 - (Broughton, Great Raveley, Little Raveley and Woodwalton).
A surname index of the 1881 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District, in which Little Raveley was enumerated (RG11/1600, Folios 143a - 144a), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, has been produced on fiche.
A full transcription of the 1891 Census of Ramsey Registration District (RG12/1234) in which Little Raveley was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced on fiche.
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 Bookstall. It is also available for credit card purchases through the On-line Family History Fair, GENfair.
The parish of Little Raveley was originally part of the Huntingdon Registration District from 1st July 1837. Subsequently it became part of the Ramsey sub-District. From 1st April 1997 it once again is part of the Huntingdon District.
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