This is a map of some of the parishes surrounding Coveney and Ely. Quite a few of the Cambridgeshire parishes to the north and south have been omitted. Also the boundaries of the parishes have been simplified in some cases and the 'kinks' have been removed. Most parishes names are abbreviated on the map but clicking within the area should take you to the full name. In a few cases where this could be ambiguous I have added the abbreviation after the name. Cambridge itself lies immediateley to the south of Chesterton which is at the southern edge of the area shown. The parishes of Sutton, Downham, and Littleport are quite large, as are the parishes to the north such as March, Whittlesea, Thorney. The parishes to the south are generally smaller. I have added one or two comments for those few parishes which I have so far had reason to investigate more closely and I hope to add more in future, but a brief history of each parish and details of available records is at the GENUKI site. Also the CFHS is very active and are large number of parish registers are available on fiche. A link to their site is on my links page
This is where my Stukins family were living before they moved to the industrial area of Lancashire. In the census records from 1841 to 1861 there are several Stukins households. Some of these were in the hamlet of Wardy Hill which lies a short distance from the main village. By 1881 many, but not quite all, have moved elsewhere.
The parish church is dedicated to St Peter ad Vincula and dates from the 13th century. The parish registers are in the Cambridgeshire Record Office and include:-
|marriages||1704 - 1970|
|banns||1763 - 1936|
|burials||1677 - 1912|
This is quite a large parish in area. On my road atlas it is shown as a small village between Coveney and Littleport and is referred to as LITTLE DOWNHAM. The church is dedicated to St Leonard. Downham Market, a much larger place in Norfolk, is not very far away. This was the cause of some confusion to me as the Stukins name has been found in both, with both places being called simply Downham. top
According to BIVR there are Stukins baptism recorded in Graveley (children of William and Mercy) in the period 1820 - 1830. I have not yet checked this with the original but some of the baptisms are recorded in Haddenham. I will follow this up as soon as I can. top
Stukins appear in the parish from early times. We have Richard STEWKING son of John baptised in 1571. After Jayne in 1591 there are no more Stukins baptised until Robert STEWKINS, son of Joseph and Judith, in 1784. All later Stukins baptised in the parish up to 1833 are descendants of Joseph and Judith. Although the fiche carries on until 1855 there are no further Stukins baptisms. Some of the descendants later appear in Coveney
There is a Haddenham link to more information on my links page
LONGSTANTON ALL SAINTS
It is probably worth mentioning that this parish which is nowadays normally called Longstanton (one word) was often in the past referred to as Long Stanton (two words). This can sometimes cause problems to searchers. I have heard that when searching the LDS 1881 census disc the parish has to be enterred as Stanton All Sts.
The registers show Stewkin people baptised here from 1600 to 1878. A George Stukens was buried in 1949 age 85.
LONGSTANTON ST MICHAEL
See the note Longstanton All Saints (above) for spelling.
The parish was amalgamated with All Saints in 1959. There are some Stukins entries in the registers but much less than in All Saints and the earliest baptism for this name on the CFHS fiche is 1821 top
Manea was at one time a chapelry of Coveney but is now a parish in its own right. In area it is larger than its parent. In 1921 the population was 1404 in the ecclesiastical parish. A search through the registers reveals only 2 Stukins 'hits'.
Last update 22/11/2002