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Huntingdonshire Parishes - Bluntisham-Cum-Earith


Brief Description:

BLUNTISHAM, a parish in the hundred of HURSTINGSTONE, county of HUNTINGDON, 4½ miles (N.E. by E.) from St. Ives, containing 635 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 32.16.0½., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Ely. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists. The Dean and Chapter of Ely are in possession of a manor here, for which they hold courts. The navigable river Ouse forms the southern boundary of the parish for the distance of about three miles. The Rev. Mr. Saywell, in 1708, gave land, now producing about 50 per annum, for the support of a charity school. Lands are held in trust, by a body of feoffees, for the use of the poor, who have also the benefit of divers small benefactions, periodically distributed. A tremendous hurricane, in September 1741, in its sweeping ravages across the country, threw down sixty barns, and about twelve dwelling-houses in this parish, besides effecting considerable damage on other kinds of property.

EARITH, a chapelry in the parish BLUNTISHAM, hundred of HURSTINGSTONE, county of HUNTINGDON, 3 miles (S.E.) from Somersham, containing 674 inhabitants, The chapel, which was dedicated to St. James, has been demolished. A school is endowed with about 50 per annum. Cattle fairs are held, May 4th, July 25th, and November 1st.

This extract is from "Samuel Lewis Topographical Gazeetter - 1831"

Registration District:

The united parish of Bluntisham-cum-Earith was originally in the Registration District of St Ives from 1st July 1837. Subsequently the parish came under the Registration sub-District of Somersham. Since 1st April 1997, it has been in the Registration District of Huntingdon.

First Appearance of Name:
Bluntisham - Charter -1042-52.
Earith - Charter - 1219.
Available Bookstall items:

1841 Census
1851 Census
1891 Census
Monumental Inscriptions
Parish Registers
Bluntisham Non-Conformist Meeting Books

GENUKI Huntingdonshire - Bluntisham-Cum-Earith
Roll of Honour - Huntingdonshire War Memorials

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