by Colin Hinson ©2013
"STEEPLE-MORDEN, a parish in the hundred of Armingford, county Cambridge, 5 miles north-west of Royston, its post town, and 16 from Cambridge. The village is situated on the river Cam. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £200, in the patronage of New College, Oxford. The church is an ancient structure, containing two brasses of priests. The parochial charities produce about £15 per annum, realised from town lands."
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the 1841 and 1851 Census for Steeple Morden is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- "The church of SS, Peter sad Paul is a building of stone and flint in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a low south tower with shingled spire containing one bell: the organ was presented by the Rev. R. E. Green B.A. vicar 1886-1902: the church was restored in 1869 at a cost of £2,500, and affords 320 sittings. In the church yard is a cross of Portland stone, erected in memory of the men connected with this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. The register dates from the year 1675."
- "There is a Wesleyan chapel rebuilt in 1863, and a public recreation ground."
[Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire 1929]
- Church of England
- Steeple Morden, Ss Peter and Paul: Records of baptisms 1675-1876, marriages 1675-1840, burials 1675-1754, 1765-1934 and banns 1754-1810, 1824-1955 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. Index transcripts of baptisms and burials 1599-41, 1660-1851 and marriages 1599-41, 1660-1840 also reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The parish register transcripts for the years 1599-1851 are available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search) The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1640, 1660-84, 1720-1835 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- Methodist Church
- Wesleyan Methodist Church: There is a Wesleyan Methodist Index of baptisms for the years 1858-1978 for Steeple Morden which resides in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the baptisms from the Biggleswade Wesleyan Circuit, Bedfordshire for Steeple Morden have been transcribed for the years 1838-97.
- A transcript of the SteepleMorden parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the SteepleMorden parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
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