"MORBORNE, a parish in the hundred of Norman Cross, county Huntingdon, 2 miles north-west of Stilton, its pest town, and 6 south-west of Peterborough. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated near Morborn-Thorns, on the borders of Northamptonshire, and is wholly agricultural. About half the land is arable, and the remainder, with the exception of a small portion of woodland, pasture and meadow. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £164 14s. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £271. The church is an ancient edifice with a tower. R. E. D. Shafto, Esq., is lord of the manor.
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- Monumental inscriptions for this parish have not been recorded by the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS. However, the Peterborough & District FHS have an interest in the parish.
- Census information (1841 - 1891) is available from the Huntingdon Records Office.
- The full 1841 Census of Morborne Parish is available as fiche set C90.
- The full 1851 Census of Morborne 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 Morborne was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced by the Huntingdonshire FHS (as Fiche C-15).
- This above mentioned fiche are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- There are photographs and information about All Saints Church on Rob's Churches website.
- These are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- Baptisms: 1724-1792, 1792-1812.
- Banns: 1755-1781, 1783-1787, 1797.
- Marriages: 1730-1747, 1755-1783, 1783-1811, 1813-1838, 1838-1952.
- Burials: 1724-1792, 1792-1812.
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1608, 1612, 1618-19, 1626-7, 1660-9/1678, 1683-5, 1688, 1690-3, 1695, 1697-1701, 1706, 1709-10, 1712, 1715-16, 1718-40, 1742-4, 1746-51, 1753-8, 1760-6, 1769, 1771-4, 1781-2, 1784-6, 1788-1813/1813-24/1825-29/1831-7, 1839-53, 1855.
- 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.
- Morborne 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 Morborne parish entries from 1932 Victoria County Series
- A transcript of the Morborne parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Morborne to another place.
- An old map of the parish of Morborne in the 19th century is available.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL139915 (Lat/Lon: 52.509503, -0.32317), Morborne 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.)
- The parish of Morborne was in the Peterborough Union of Northamptonshire for Poor Law administration.