Luton, Bedfordshire Genealogy
Guide to Luton, Bedfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Luton|
|Parish registers: 1603; Separate registers exist for East Hyde beginning 1842|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1602|
|Diocese||Pre-1837 - Lincoln; Post-1836 - Ely|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford|
|Location of Archive|
|Bedfordshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
LUTON, is a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Bedfordshire. The parish contains the hamlets of East Hyde, West Hyde, Stopsley, Leagrave, and Limbury-cum-Biscot. An Independent chapel was built in 1866. The Union Congregational chapel, the Baptist chapel, the Ebenezer Baptist chapel, the Ebenezer Calvinist chapel and the Quakers' chapel are in Luton. As well as two Wesleyan chapels and a Primitive Methodist chapel.
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]
Luton, Bedfordshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Luton, Bedfordshire Genealogy Online Parish 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.
East Hyde registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|East Hyde Online Records|
Biscot registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Biscot Online Records|
Luton Christ Church registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Luton Christ Church Online Records|
Luton St Matthew registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Luton St Matthew Online Records|
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- Ebenezer Baptists
- Ebenezer Calvinist
- Presbyterian later United Reform Church
- Primitive Methodists
- Roman Catholic
- Union Congregational
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]
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]
Luton on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- John M. Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870-72]. Date accessed: 4 Dec 2013.
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 10 April 2014.
- Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
- 'The Hertfordshire Collection,' findmypast, accessed 5 March 2014.
- 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.