"HARTFORD, a parish in the hundred of Hurstingstone, county Huntingdon, 1½ mile east of Huntingdon, its post town. It is situated on the river Ouse, and contains the lordship of Sapley, which formerly belonged to the Middletons. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £174, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient Norman structure with tower. The parochial charities produce about £26 per annum. There is a free school for infants. J. H. Pelly, Esq., is lord of the manor."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- Monumental Inscriptions from the Parish Churchyard of Hartford (All Saints) are available on one fiche, as fiche set M30, from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- Census information for this parish (1841 - 1891) is held in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- The full 1841 Census of Hartford Parish is available as fiche set C100.
- The full 1851 Census of Hartford Parish is available as fiche set C50.
- A Surname Index of the 1881 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District, in which Hartford was enumerated (RG11/1603, Folios 94a - 103b), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, is available as Fiche C3.
- A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District (RG12/1237) in which Hartford and Sapley were enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, is available as fiche set C9.
- The above mentioned fiche are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- All Saints Church, Hartford
- OS Grid Square TL 256726
- The church of All Saints consists of a chancel, modern organ chamber and vestry on the north of the chancel, nave, north aisle, south aisle west tower and south porch. The walls are of pebble with stone dressing and the roofs are tiled.
- Of the church mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, nothing remains. The two arcades are of the extreme end of the 12th century, and the northern perhaps is slightly earlier than the south. The north and east walls of the chancel may be of the same date. The tower is of late 15th century date. All the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1861, and a further restoration took place in 1885.
- The following are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- Baptisms: 1538-1890, 1813-1893, (on the inside of the back cover of the Banns Register are a few baptisms 1893-4).
- Banns: 1754-1793, 1824-1906.
- Marriages: 1539-1890 & 1837-1958, Photocopy of Marriages 1983 (sic) - 1987.
- Burials: 1539-1890, 1813-1938.
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1605, 1608, 1612, 1617-19, 1625-6, 1661-8/1672-7, 1680, 1682-8, 1690-1700, 1702, 1704-8, 1720, 1722-8, 1730-2, 1734, 1736-9, 1741-51, 1753-6, 1758-64, 1766-71, 1773-1800, 1802-1812/1813-24/1825-36, 1839, 1841, 1843-55, 1857-8.
- 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 Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- Hartford has been in the Registration District of Huntingdon since 1st July 1837. Sapley has been included only since 1877.
- A transcript of the Hartford parish entries from 1932 Victoria County Series
- A transcript of the Hartford parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Hartford to another place.
- An old map of the parish of Hartford in the 19th century is available.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL255727 (Lat/Lon: 52.338033, -0.159392), Hartford which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- 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.)
- Hereforde (xi cent.),
- Hereford by Huntingdon,
- Herford (xiii cent.),
- Harford (xvi cent.).
- The parish of Hartford was in the Huntingdon Union for Poor Law administration. Births and Deaths registered in the Huntingdon Union Workhouse (1838 - 1949) are available, as fiche set D10, from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.