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Guide to Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Manshead
County Bedfordshire
Poor Law Union Leighton Buzzard PLU
Registration District Leighton Buzzard
Records begin
Parish registers: 1562
Bishop's Transcripts: 1604
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dunstable
Diocese Pre-1846 - Lincoln; Post 1845 - Ely
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Leighton Buzzard
Location of Archive
Bedfordshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

LEIGHTON-BUZZARD (All Saints), is a market town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Manshead, county of Bedford and on the boundary with Buckinghamshire; there are chapelries in the hamlets of Billington, Eggington, Heath with Reach, andStandbridge. There are chapels for the Baptists, Society of Friends, and Wesleyans.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Leighton Buzzard All Saints parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[3]
Leighton Buzzard All Saints Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1562-1875
1562-1885


NBI



1562-1852

Leighton Buzzard St Andrew parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

Leighton Buzzard St Andrew Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1868-1875




To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformist Churches
  • Baptists
  • Society of Friends
  • Wesleyans
  • Pecular Baptists
  • Primitive Methodists
  • Roman Catholic
  • Methodists

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241193.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Bedfordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Unions

Leighton Buzzard

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

Leighton Buzzard on GENUKI

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 65-68. Date accessed: 5 Dec 2013.
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Bedfordshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 21 April 2014.
  3. 'National Burial Index - Bedfordshire Coverage,' FindMyPast (WayBack Machine), accessed 17 April 2014.

 

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