[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"MORBORNE, a parish in the hundred of Norman Cross, county Huntingdon, 2 miles north-west of Stilton, its pest town, and 6 south-west of Peterborough. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated near Morborn-Thorns, on the borders of Northamptonshire, and is wholly agricultural. About half the land is arable, and the remainder, with the exception of a small portion of woodland, pasture and meadow. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £164 14s. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £271. The church is an ancient edifice with a tower. R. E. D. Shafto, Esq., is lord of the manor.
The full 1841 Census of Morborne Parish is available as fiche set C90.
The full 1851 Census of Morborne Parish is available as fiche set C40.
A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Stilton sub-District of the Peterborough Registration District (RG12/1225) in which Morborne was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced by the Huntingdonshire FHS (as Fiche C-15).
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.
Morborne was originally in the Peterborough Registration District of Northamptonshire from 1st July 1837. Subsequently it was transferred to the Stilton sub-District of Huntingdonshire. It was later transferred back to the Peterborough District.
From 1st April 1998, marriage records were transferred to the Huntingdon Registry Office, but the births and burial records were retained by Peterborough.
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