Stow cum Quy (St. Mary)
STOW cum Quy (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Chesterton, hundred of Staine, county of Cambridge, 5 miles (N. E.) from Cambridge; containing 445 inhabitants. It comprises 1918a. 2r. 29p., of which 1469 acres are arable, 364 pasture, 37 wood, and the remainder common, roads, &c. An act was passed in 1839, for inclosing certain waste lands, when 4 acres were appropriated for recreation. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £52; patron and appropriator, the Bishop of Ely. The tithes have been commuted for £530, and the glebe comprises 64½ acres. Jeremy Collier, the celebrated nonjuring divine, was born here in 1650.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.