"WARBOYS, a parish in the hundred of Hurstingstone, county Huntingdon, 7 miles north-east of Huntingdon, its post town, and 4 south-east of Ramsey. Warboys, formerly spelt Wardeboys, was held by the Hallidays in the 13th century under David of Scotland. A portion of the land is in wood. The soil in the high lands is clay, and in the low grounds fen. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £1,250. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains the brass of a priest, two tombs of the Lemans by Bacon, and some old stained glass. The living was once held by Archdeacon Johnson, chaplain to Charles II. The parochial charities produce about £36 per annum. There are National and infant schools. The Particular Baptists and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel. The Rev. H. C. Jones is lord of the manor."