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Emneth

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"EMNETH is a large village near the Smeeth, on the east side of the river Nene, 14 miles S.W. of Lynn, and 1½ mile S.S.E. of Wisbech; but its parish extends close to the latter town, and comprises 1,065 inhabitants, and about 3,500 acres of fertile land, belonging to a number of freeholders and copyholders, many of whom are residents; but Charles Metcalfe, Esq., of Wisbech, is lord of the manor, which anciently belonged to the Peyton, Oxburgh, and Heward families. The CHURCH is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Edmund, and has a fine altar-tomb, with effigies of Sir Thos. Heward, his lady, and infant son. The benefice is a curacy, which is consolidated with the vicarage of Elm, - a parish on the opposite side of the river, in the Isle and Bishopric of Ely, Cambridgeshire, where there is a Free School for the two parishes. . . . Emneth is a peculiar jurisdiction of the Bishop of Ely, who was the patron. The Dean and Chapter of Ely have now the patronage, and the Rev. Jeremiah Jackson of Elm, is the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Cemeteries

Fenland Family History Society
Emneth St Edmund and the Parochial Cemetery.
Memorial Inscriptions, and images of St Edmund's Burial Register 1918-1980.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Wisbech, in the archdeaconry of Wisbech.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Edmund King and Martyr.
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Church History

Church of St Edmund
Description and pictures.
Church of St Edmund
Services, etc.
Church of St Edmund
Description of the bells and picture of the church.
The Fen and Marshland Churches
This includes Emneth.
See Walsoken.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts and Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (search main index).
Fenland Family History Society
Emneth St Edmund and the Parochial Cemetery.
Memorial Inscriptions, and images of St Edmund's Burial Register 1918-1980.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Emneth was in Wisbech Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Emneth Parish Council
Councillors, minutes, pictures, etc.
Emneth Smock Mill
Description and history.
Emneth Tower Mill
Description, history and map.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

Emneth is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Emneth has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Land and Property

Statement of Claims and Enclosure, 1796
See Walpole St Peter
Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Marshland Smeeth and Marshland Fen.
Claims for Emneth.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1796.
[1798]
Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Emneth.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1817.
[1817]
Great Britain: Statute
Emneth Inclosure Act, 1817.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Emneth, in the county of Norfolk, 23rd May 1817.
[1817]
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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • After 1834 Emneth became part of the Wisbech Union, and the workhouse was at Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.
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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1801 149 173   711
1811 164 185   809
1821 192 225   970
1831 213 220   995
1841 232 -- 1065
1851 242 -- 1092
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 247 -- 1023
1871 242 242 1048
1881 228 231 1001
1891 225 227   922
1901 240 241   960
1911 -- 279 1082

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1821 Census
"An inclosure of land is mentioned as having caused an increase of Population at Emneth."
1841, 1851 and 1861 Censuses
The figures are from the population tables for Cambridgeshire.
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