"FOLKSWORTH, a parish in the hundred of Norman Cross, county Huntingdon, 1½ mile north-west of Stilton, its post town, and 7 miles south-west of Peterborough. The surface is level, and the soil a stiff clay. The village, which is small, is situated near the Great North road. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £135. The church is a small structure dedicated to St. Helen. There are small charities producing about £2 per annum."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- Monumental inscriptions for this parish have not been recorded by the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS. However, Peterborough & District FHS have an interest in the parish.
- Census information for this parish (1841 - 1891) is held in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- The full 1841 Census of Folksworth Parish is available as fiche set C90.
- The full 1851 Census of Folksworth 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 Folksworth was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced by the Huntingdonshire FHS (as Fiche C-15).
- The above mentioned fiche sets are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- An index of surnames in the 1851 Census of the Peterborough Registration District (HO107/1747) in which Folksworth was enumerated (Folios 43 - 48), and which took place on 30th March 1851, has also been produced by the Peterborough & District FHS.
- The Census is available in either microfiche or A5 booklet form from Mr G Harbron, 7 Newby Close, Peterborough PE3 6PU, England. Please state which version you want.
- There are photographs and further information on St. Helen's Church on Rob's Churches website.
- These are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- Baptisms: 1563/4-1679, 1713-1744, 1754-1797, 1795-1812, 1813-1967.
- Banns: 1755-1811, 1824-1964, 1974.
- Marriages: 1564-1679, 1712-1744, 1754-1811, 1813-1837, 1838-1959, 1961-1972
- Burials: 1563/4-1680, 1713-1745, 1754-1792, 1795-1812.
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1607-8, 16177-19, 1625-6, 1661-4/1680, 1684, 1699-1702, 1704, 1706, 1708-11, 1714-27, 1730-47, 1750, 1752-62, 1765-87, 1789-1813/1813-63.
- 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 Bookstall.
- Folksworth 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.
- A transcript of the Folksworth parish entries from 1932 Victoria County Series
- A transcript of the Folksworth parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Folksworth to another place.
- An old map of the parish of Folksworth in the 19th century is available.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL147898 (Lat/Lon: 52.494059, -0.311974), Folksworth which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- 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 Stilton Memorial Hall covers the men who fell from Stilton, Folksworth, Morbourne, Washingley, Denton and Caldecot and contains detailed information for World War 1 and World War 2.
- Folchesworde (x cent.),
- Fulkesworth (xi-xiv cent.),
- Folkesworthe (xii-xiv cent.).
- The parish of Folksworth was in the Peterborough Union of Northamptonshire for Poor Law administration.