by Colin Hinson ©2013
"SUTTON, a parish in the hundred of South Witchford, Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, 6 miles south-west of Ely, its post town, and 1½ mile from Mepal. It is the terminus of the Ely and Sutton branch of the Great Eastern railway. The village, which is extensive, is situated on an eminence, and had anciently a market and fair. Saxon coins, and other relics of antiquity, were discovered here in 1634. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £1,200, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, contains a double piscina, stone font, &c. It was built by Bishop Barnet, who died in 1373. The register dates from 1700. There is a free school supported by the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The Wesleyans and Baptists have chapels."
- The Monumental Inscriptions in for the Sutton-in-the-Isle Baptist graveyard are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office. These inscriptions are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The Census Records from 1851, 1871-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives, the original records for 1861 were lost at source. In addition the 1851 Census for Sutton is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- St. Andrew's Church, Sutton in the Isle
- "The church of St. Andrew, erected about 1370, is a soacious building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and south porch of Norman date and a fine Perpendicular tower with 15 pinnacles and a connical spire and containing a clock and 6 bells : the entire fabric was restored in 1869, at a cost of £4,000, and affords 592 sittings : a fine stained east window was erected by his wife, family and friends to the memory of the Rev. the Hon. C. F. O. Spencer, for 33 years vicar of this prish, who died 1895: there is also another, erected in memory of his eldest daughter, by the family in 1901 : a new organ was provided in 1912, at a cost of £400. The register commences about 1558." [Kelly's Directory - 1929]
- Church of England
- Sutton, St Andrew's: Records of baptisms 1763-1812, marriages 1758-1837 and burials 1788-1930 (earlier entries are in the Castor registers) reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives.The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1800-1884 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- Methodist Church
- Wesleyan Methodist Church: Records exist for the Ely Wesleyan Circuit of which Sutton is part.
- A transcript of the Sutton parish entries from Stepehen Whatley's 1750 Topographical Gazetteer of England,
- A transcript of the Sutton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Sutton parish entries from 1868 A brief history of Ely and neighbouring villages in the Isle' by J.H. Clements
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Sutton to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL443790 (Lat/Lon: 52.390014, 0.119062), Sutton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- 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.