Areas covered are the Boroughs which were their own licensing authority: Cambridge University which had jurisdiction over the town of Cambridge and parish of Chesterton for licensing purposes up to 1856; and Wisbech.
Letters Patent (1554-71) : Cambridge, Caxton.
Vintners'fines (1569-72) : None.
Victuallers'(Lenten) Recognizances (1572-1634) .
Raleigh Wine Licences (1582-3, 1584-7, 1593-4,1596-7) .
Mompesson Licences (1620) : Balsham, Brinkley, Cambridge, Caxton, Dullingham, Ely (Isle of),Fordham, Islein(Isleham), Kneesworth, Newton, Witchford, (Gt.) Wilbraham, Wisbech, West Wratting.
Coventry Wine Licences (1626-1639) : Bottisham, Fowlmere, Linton, Soham, Wisbech.
Wine Licences. Pipe Office (1670-1756) .
Cambridge University Library
See D. M. Owen, Cambridge University Archives: A Classified List, under 'Vintners' etc, 1557-1913.
Victuallers' registers for Cambridge and parish of Chesterton 1552, 1606-1856 (microfilm at C.R.O.).
Isle of Ely licensed victuallers recognizanges 1613,1622, 1624,1627,1653-54, 1656-57, 1660-64, 1755-75
Cambridgeshire Record Office, Cambridge.
1662-1828: Inns and Alehouses
Cambridge University records
Victuallers' registers for Cambridge and parish of Chesterton 1552, 1606-1856, microfilm (original registers are held by Cambridge University Library).
Quarter Sessions records
Volumes of recognizances of Cambridgeshire county victuallers 1728-58, 1764-1828. Isle of Ely licensed victuallers' recognizances register 1822-23.
Note. Most Isle of Ely Quarter Sessions records prior to 1836 are in Cambridge University Library .
Petty Sessions records
Ely and South Witchford Petty Sessions Division: Ale-house minutes granted 1740-1918 (registers of alehouse certificates). See also below under 'Minutes and court registers'.
1828 on: Inns, Public Houses and Beer Shops Petty Sessions records
Registers of licences: Arrington and Melbourn Petty Sessions Division 1939-68: Boftisham Petty Sessional Division. 1903-1968; Cambridge Borough (later City) l872-1946; Cambridge Petty Sessional Division 1923-68; Caxton Petty Sessions Division 1943-68; Ely and South Witchford Division: Alehouse minutes - see above, Alehouse registers 1875-88, 1901-1911, Beerhouse minutes (registers of certificates granted) 1869-1918, Beerhouse registers 1875-88, 1901-11, Licence registers (alehouse, beer) 1912-70; Linton Petty Sessional Division 1949-68; Newmarket Petty Sessional Division 1875-92, 1898-1968; North Witchford Petty Sessional Division: Chatteris subdivision 1872-1927,1929-69; March subdivision 1921-69: Whittlesey Petty Sessional Division 1927-69; Wisbech Borough Petty Sessional Division 1872-99, 1906-69; Wisbech Petty Sessional Division 1925-1969.
Minute books and court registers (not all of these have been checked, but some do record transfers, applications, etc): Arrington and Melbourn, court registers 1913-80, minutes 1946-57; Bottisham, court registers 1880-1980, minutes1876-81; Cambridge Borough, court registers 1869-1983, minutes 1878-1959; Cambridge Petty Sessional Division, court registers 1863-1875, 1903-77, including recognizances of licences from 1863, minutes 1895-1957; Caxton court registers 1934-80, minutes 1945-57; Ely and South Witchford, court registers 1880-1983, minutes 1796-1806, 1872-1977, licence minutes 1879-95; Linton, court register 1915-80, minutes 1873-1957; Newmarket, court registers 1880-1983, minutes 1880-1940, licence minutes 1903; North Witchford Petty Sessional Division licence minutes 1842-69; North Witchford, March subdivision court registers 1915-70, minutes 1935-76; North Witchford, Chatteris subdivision court registers 1915-68, minutes 1899-1976; Whittlesey, court registers 1915-70, minutes 1895-1976; Wisbech Borough, court registers 1915-70; Wisbech, court registers 1946-70, minutes 1944-60.
Register of convictions for licensing offences: Ely and South Witchford Petty Sessional Division 1867-1902.
Licensing returns: Arrington and Melbourn Division 1903; Cambridge Division, list 1882; Isle of Ely return 1906; Linton Division, list of licensed houses 1903.
Licensing maps - a few.
Chief Police Office's annual reports to licence JPS 1892-1945 (incomplete), Ely and South Witchford Division.
Music and dancing licences: Newmarket Petty Sessional Division 1953-73; North Witchford, Chatteris subdivision 1950-1965; North Witchford, March subdivision 1950-69.
Note . No relevant records are held by the Wisbech and Fenland Museum .