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[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"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.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013


  • Monumental inscriptions for this parish have not been recorded by the 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 Huntingdonshire FHS.


  • All Saints Church, Morborne.


Church History


Church Records

  • 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 Huntingdonshire FHS.

Civil Registration

  • 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.


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Military History

  • 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.
  • There is no memorial within the village but there is one gravestone which has been subscribed to by the village.

Names, Geographical

  • Morburn (xi cent.),
  • Morborne (xiii cent.),
  • Morbon (xvii cent.).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • The parish of Morborne was in the Peterborough Union of Northamptonshire for Poor Law administration.


  • Population in 1801 - 77.
  • Population in 1851 - 122.
  • Population in 1901 - 68.
  • Population in 1951 - 54.
  • Population in 1971 - 51.
  • Population in 1991 - 43.