Ampthill, Bedfordshire Genealogy

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'''Gazetteer Description of Ampthill Parish, in [[Bedfordshire]], [[England]]'''  
 
'''Gazetteer Description of Ampthill Parish, in [[Bedfordshire]], [[England]]'''  
  
AMPTHILL, a small town, a park, a '''parish''', a subdistrict, and a district, in Bedfordshire. The town is 7 miles S by W of Bedford. It has a head post office, a parish church, three chapels for '''Independents''', '''Wesleyan''' '''Methodists''', and '''Quakers'''.<ref>1.
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AMPTHILL, a small town, a park, a '''parish''', a subdistrict, and a district, in Bedfordshire. The town is 7 miles S by W of Bedford. It has a head post office, a parish church, three chapels for '''Independents''', '''Wesleyan''' '''Methodists''', and '''Quakers'''.<ref>[www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=885000
  
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Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England &amp;amp;amp; Wales, publ. London &amp;amp;amp; Edinburgh: 1870]</ref>
 
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== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
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==== Church records  ====
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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.
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*Original parish registers exist at the [[Bedfordshire County Record Office|Bedfordshire County Record Office]] from 1604 - 1995
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*Parish records have been extracted and exist on the IGI from 1602 - 1895 - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyBedford.htm#PageTitle Click to access the Bedfordshire page on Hugh Wallis and query the IGI]
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*The Society of Genealogists has parish registers from 1602 - 1908
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*Pallots Marriage Index has records for this parish from 1790 - 1812
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*The National Archive has non conformist records from 1815 - 1837
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===== Non-Conformist Churches  =====
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==== Census records  ====
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a.&nbsp; {{British Census|241194}}
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==== Probate records  ====
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Bedfordshire Probate Records|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.
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
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=== Web sites  ===
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== References ==
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See [http://genuki.org.uk/big/eng/BDF/Ampthill/index.html Ampthill's page] on GENUKI.org.uk.
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[[Category:Bedfordshire]]
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Revision as of 22:01, 7 December 2012

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Parish History

Gazetteer Description of Ampthill Parish, in Bedfordshire, England

AMPTHILL, a small town, a park, a parish, a subdistrict, and a district, in Bedfordshire. The town is 7 miles S by W of Bedford. It has a head post office, a parish church, three chapels for Independents, Wesleyan Methodists, and Quakers.[1]


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