Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Genealogy
Guide to Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire|
|Poor Law Union||Leighton Buzzard|
|Registration District||Leighton Buzzard|
|Parish registers: 1562|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1604|
|Diocese||Pre-1846 - Lincoln; Post 1845 - Ely|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of Leighton Buzzard|
|Location of Archive|
|Bedfordshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
LEIGHTON BUZZARD (All Saints), is a market town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Manshead, county of Bedford and on the boundary with Buckinghamshire; there are chapelries in the hamlets of Billington, Eggington, Heath with Reach andStanbridge. There are chapels for the Baptists, Society of Friends, and Wesleyans.
Resources[edit | edit source]
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.
Church records[edit | edit source]
Leighton Buzzard All Saints parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|Leighton Buzzard All Saints Parish Online Records|
Leighton Buzzard St Andrew parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Leighton Buzzard St Andrew Parish Online 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[edit | edit source]
- Peculiar Baptists
- Primitive Methodists
- Roman Catholic
- Society of Friends (Quakers)
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.
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.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
- Leighton Buzzard
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]
Leighton Buzzard on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 65-68. Date accessed: 5 Dec 2013.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Bedfordshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 21 April 2014.
- 'National Burial Index - Bedfordshire Coverage,' findmypast (WayBack Machine), accessed 17 April 2014.