Yelden, Bedfordshire Genealogy

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== Parish History  ==
== Parish History  ==

Revision as of 17:59, 27 June 2013

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Parish History

Yelden or Yielding (St. Mary), is a parish, in the hundred of Stodden, union and county of Bedford, it is 4¾ miles E from Higham-Ferrers. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]


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.

Yelden Marriage Registers: July 1837-March 1901: Courtesy of Bedfordshire Parish Registers by Steven Gibbs

Non-Conformist Churches

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 241195.

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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1831