"TOSELAND, a parish in the hundred of the same name, county Huntingdon, 5 miles north-east of St. Neot's, and 53 from London. The village is situated near the ancient Ermine Street. The surface, though elevated, is level, and the soil chiefly a strong clay. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Great Paxton, in the diocese of Ely. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The parochial charities produce about £1 per annum. There is a Sunday-school, and the Wesleyans have a chapel."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- Monumental Inscriptions from the Parish Churchyard (approximately 89 entries) are available as fiche set M25 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 Toseland Parish is available as fiche set C107.
- The full 1851 Census of Toseland Parish is available as fiche set C57.
- The full 1891 Census of Toseland Parish is available as fiche set C13.
- A surname index of the 1881 Census of the St. Neots Registration District, in which Toseland was enumerated (RG11/1611, Folios 39b - 42b), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, is available as fiche set C5.
- The above mentioned fiche are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- OS Grid Square TL 239626.
- The church of St Mary consists of a chancel with vestry on the north, and nave. The walls are of pebble rubble except the north wall of the nave which is of brick. The roofs are covered with tiles.
- The church, which is a chapelry of Great Paxton, was apparently entirely of 12th century date, but by the middle of the 19th century it had lost its chancel and consisted simply of a nave with a hipped roof surmounted by a bell-turret. the north wall of the nave appears to have been rebuilt in the 18th century. In 1873, it was thoroughly restored and the chancel rebuilt. the vestry was added in 1897, and the nave seats were put in in 1907-8.
- The following are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- Baptisms: 1567-1837 (indexed transcriptions).
- Marriages: 1567-1836 (indexed transcriptions), (1674-1706 with Great Paxton), 1838-1900.
- Burials: 1581-1837 (indexed transcriptions), (1674-1714 are with Great Paxton).
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1608, 1610, 1612, 1617-19, 1625, 1661-70, 1672-3/1673-80, 1682-3, 1685-6, 1690-3, 1695-7, 1699-1702, 1704, 1706, 1708-9, 1711-16, 1718, 1720, 1722-32, 1734-43, 1745-50, 1754, 1756, 1765-6, 1768-73, 1775-6, 1778-85, 1787-1813/1813-1822, 1824/1826-7, 1829-41, 1844-53, 1855-8, Note: 1751, 1753, 1755, 1757-64 are included with Great Paxton.
- 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.
- Toseland was originally in the St. Neots Registration District from 1st July 1837, which later became a sub-District. From 1st April 1997, it is now directly under the Huntingdon District.
- A transcript of the Toseland parish entries from 1932 Victoria County Series
- A transcript of the Toseland parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Toseland to another place.
- An old map of the parish of Toseland in the 19th century is available.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL240626 (Lat/Lon: 52.247618, -0.18511), Toseland 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 war memorial with detailed information about those who fell is available on the Roll of Honour site for Huntingdonshire.
- Toleslund (xi cent.),
- Toulisloud (xii cent.),
- Touseland (xiv cent.),
- Towesland (xvi cent.).
- The parish of Toseland was part of the St Neots Union (for Poor Law administration).
- Births and Deaths registered in the St Neots Union Workhouse (1913 - 1952) are available as fiche set D11, from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.