Ampthill, Bedfordshire

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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 Beds. The town stands on a pleasant spot, overlooked by hills... and 7 S by W of Bedford. It is neat and regular; and has a head post office,‡ a banking office, two chief inns, an old moot-hall, a new market house, a parish church, three chapels for Independents, Wesleyan Methodists, and Quakers, a national school, a workhouse, and two alms houses...  Most of its inhabitants are agricultural; but some are employed in an extensive brewery, and many are employed in straw-platting and bonnet sewing. A weekly market is held on Thursday; and fairs on 4 May and 30 November...  The parish of Ampthill comprises 1,928 acres. Real property, £8,651. Pop., 2,144. Houses, 438. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely... The subdistrict comprises 9 parishes, and part of another. Acres, 19,118. Pop., 9,076. Houses, 1,897.-The district comprehends the subdistrict of Cranfield, containing the parishes of Cranfield, Lidlington, and Marston-Moretainc; the subdistrict of Shillington, containing the parishes of Shillington, Upper Gravenhurst, Lower Gravenhurst, Higham-Gobion, Clophill, and part of Flitton; and the subdistrict of Ampthill, containing the parishes of Ampthill, Houghton-Conquest, Hawnes, Manlden, Pul loxhill, Westoning, Flitwick, Steppingley, Millbrook and part of Flitton. Acres, 41,551... Pop. in 1861, 16,970. Houses, 3,519... The places of worship in 1851 were 20 of the Church of England, with 6,308 sittings; 1 of Independents, with 290 s.; 6 of Baptists, with 1,052 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 220 s.; 13 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 2,360 s.; 3 of Primitive Methodists, with 309 s.; and 3 undefined, with 672 s. The schools in 1851 were 18 public day schools, with 1,209 scholars; 19 private day schools, with 423 s.; 36 Sunday schools, with 3,657 s.; and 3 evening schools for adults, with 91 s.
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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>[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=885000fckLRfckLRJohn Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)]</ref>
  
''John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72),'' online at [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=885000&word=NULL Vision of Britain].&nbsp; See&nbsp;online for the full&nbsp;version.&nbsp;
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== Resources  ==
  
Another gazetteer description, from Samuel Lewis' ''Topographical Dictionary of England'' (1845), is found [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50755#s17 online] at 'British History Online.'
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==== Civil Registration  ====
  
== Neighboring Parishes ==
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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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Civil Registration District: Woburn
  
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==== Church records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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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]] from 1538 - 1992
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*Parish records have been extracted and exist on the IGI from 1538 - 1885 - [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 1538 - 1909
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===== Non-Conformist Churches =====
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See for instance: <ref>http://www.edintone.com/nonconformist_denominations/a-virtual-nonconformist-library/</ref>
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==== Census records  ====
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a.&nbsp; {{British Census|241191}}
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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  ====
  
=== Parish Records  ===
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Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.
  
*Original parish registers exist at the [[Bedfordshire County Record Office|Bedfordshire County Record Office]] from 1604 - 1995
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
*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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=== Civil Registration District  ===
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
  
Ampthill
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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]
  
=== Poor Law Union ===
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== Web sites ==
  
=== Probate Jurisdiction ===
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== References ==
  
== References ==
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=== Bibliography ===
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{{reflist}}<br>
  
=== Genealogy and History Websites&nbsp;  ===
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See [http://genuki.org.uk/big/eng/BDF/Arlesey/index.html Arlesey's page] on GENUKI.org.uk.
  
 
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Contents

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]

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.

Civil Registration District: Woburn

Church records

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

See for instance: [2]

Census records

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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 241191.

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

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

References

  1. Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
  2. http://www.edintone.com/nonconformist_denominations/a-virtual-nonconformist-library/



See Arlesey's page on GENUKI.org.uk.