Biggleswade, Bedfordshire Genealogy

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Biggleswade, is a town, a '''parish''', a subdistrict, a district, and a hundred, in Bedfordshire.&nbsp;It is adjacent to the&nbsp;Great Northern railway, 10½ miles ESE of Bedford, and 41 miles NNW of London. There are chapels for '''Independents''', '''Baptists''', and '''Methodists'''. The town has a post office. The parish includes the hamlets of Holme and Stratton. <ref>[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=867790fckLRfckLRJohn Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72])</ref>  
 
Biggleswade, is a town, a '''parish''', a subdistrict, a district, and a hundred, in Bedfordshire.&nbsp;It is adjacent to the&nbsp;Great Northern railway, 10½ miles ESE of Bedford, and 41 miles NNW of London. There are chapels for '''Independents''', '''Baptists''', and '''Methodists'''. The town has a post office. The parish includes the hamlets of Holme and Stratton. <ref>[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=867790fckLRfckLRJohn Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72])</ref>  
  
BIGGLESWADE (St. Andrew), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 10½ miles (E. S. E.) from Bedford, and 45 (N. N. W.) from London, on the road to York<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50798#s11 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 237-241. Date accessed:  30 August 2013.</ref>  
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BIGGLESWADE (St. Andrew), besides being a market-town and '''parish''', is the head of a union, in the hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 10½ miles (E. S. E.) from Bedford, and 45 (N. N. W.) from London, on the road to York<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50798#s11 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 237-241. Date accessed:  30 August 2013.</ref>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 17:49, 30 August 2013

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Parish History

Biggleswade, is a town, a parish, a subdistrict, a district, and a hundred, in Bedfordshire. It is adjacent to the Great Northern railway, 10½ miles ESE of Bedford, and 41 miles NNW of London. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, and Methodists. The town has a post office. The parish includes the hamlets of Holme and Stratton. [1]

BIGGLESWADE (St. Andrew), besides being a market-town and parish, is the head of a union, in the hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 10½ miles (E. S. E.) from Bedford, and 45 (N. N. W.) from London, on the road to York[2]

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

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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Non-Conformist Churches

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 241190.


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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 237-241. Date accessed: 30 August 2013.