by Colin Hinson ©2013
"MILTON, a parish in the hundred of Northstow, county Cambridge, 3½ miles north-east of Cambridge, its railway station and post town, and 12½ from Ely. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the Ely railway and the river Cam, and is chiefly agricultural. The soil is strong, and the subsoil chiefly clay and gravel. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £500, in the patronage of King's College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is of great antiquity, and has a tower containing three bells. The interior of the church has a brass of Justice Coke bearing date 1553. The charities produce about £70 per annum. The register dates from the middle of the 17th century."
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard of All Saints are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office for the years 1705-1983. These inscriptions are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the 1851 Census for Milton is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- All Saints Church, Milton
- "The church of All Saints is a building of rubble and stone in mixed styles, with some remains of Norman work, and exhibits various peculiarities of construction: it consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, south porch and a western tower of the Late Decorated period containing a clock and 3 bells: the north aisle, which had been demolished, was rebuilt in 1864: the chancel retains its Norman arch and a double piscina, which, however, has been mutilated by the insertion in the Perpendicular period of three graduated sedilia: there are some good miserere benches: the altar-rails were brought from King's College chapel, Cambridge, and on the north side is an altar tomb with a brass, dated 1553: the nave dates from about the year 1300 and is of Late Geometric character: on the south side of the chancel arch is a singular recess, possibly a hagioscope: in the church is a fine monument by Flaxman to Mrs. Knight, d. 1800, and one by Chantrey to Mr. Samuel Knight, d. 1829: a stained window was placed in the north aisle in 1892 by the Rev. John Chapman, rector, to the memory of his wife, who died in 1889: there are 269 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1707; marriages, 1754; burials, 1709. The living, which had formerly a rector and vicar, is now a con-solidated rectory, net income £365, with residence, in the gift of King's College, Cambridge, and held since 1927 by the Rev. Charles Stanley Phillips M.A., D.D. of that college. There is a Baptist chapel, erected in 1865, with sittings for 150 persons, and a village institute." [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- Church of England
- Milton, All Saints: Records of baptisms 1705-1941, marriages 1705-32, 1754-1967, burials 1710-1896 and banns for 1754-1923 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives, indexed transcripts exist for Bishop's Transcripts 1599-1705, baptisms 1705-1870, marriages 1754-1870 and burials 1710-60, 1768-1870, the parish register transcripts, 1599-1871, are available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search). The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1872 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- A transcript of the Milton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Milton parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL473628 (Lat/Lon: 52.243678, 0.156027), Milton which are provided by:
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- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The War Memorial has been transcribed and the men researched.