Cardington, Bedfordshire Genealogy

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

Cardington, Bedfordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wixamtree
County Bedfordshire
Poor Law Union Bedford
Registration District Bedford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1572
Bishop's Transcripts: 1602
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bedford
Diocese Pre-1837 - Lincoln; Post-1836 - Ely
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
Location of Archive
Bedfordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Cardington (St. Mary), is a parish, in the union of Bedford, the hundred of Wixamtree, and county of Bedford. It is 3 miles ESE, the parish includes the township of Eastcotts. This parish is bounded on the north by the River Ouse. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans and at Cotton-End there is a place of worship for Particular Baptists.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

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.


Church records[edit | edit source]

Cardington parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
GIBBS = Bedfordshire Parish Registers by Steven Gibbs - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[4]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[5]
Cardington Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1572-1812
1573-1812
1574-1812
GIBBS
1837-1901

IGI 1572-1812 1573-1812
NBI

1574-1852
PALL
1790-1812

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[edit | edit source]
  • Independents
  • Particular Baptists
  • Wesleyans

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Registration District[edit | edit source]
  • Bedford

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Cardington on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England publ. London: 1831, Date accessed: 01 November 2013
  2. 'Bedfordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 17 April 2014.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Bedfordshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 21 April 2014.
  4. 'National Burial Index - Bedfordshire Coverage,' findmypast (WayBack Machine), accessed 17 April 2014.
  5. Pallot's Marriage and Births Indexes: Guide to Parishes, n.d.