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'''Gazetteer Description of Ampthill Parish, in [[Bedfordshire]], [[England]]'''
AMPTHILL, a small town, a park, a '''parish''', a subdistrict, and a district, in Bedfordshire. The town is 7 miles S by W of Bedford. It has a head post office, a parish church, three chapels for '''Independents''', '''Wesleyan''' '''Methodists''', and '''Quakers'''.<ref>[www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=885000885000fckLRfckLRWilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England &amp;amp;amp;amp; Wales, publ. London &amp;amp;amp;amp; Edinburgh: 1870]</ref>
Wilson== Resources == ==== Civil Registration ==== Birth, John Mmarriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  Civil Registration District: Woburn  ==== Church records ==== To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851].In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", Imperial Gazetteer click Options and click List contiguous parishes.  *Original parish registers exist at the [[Bedfordshire County Record Office]] from 1538 - 1992 *Parish records have been extracted and exist on the IGI from 1538 - 1885 - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyBedford.htm#PageTitle Click to access the Bedfordshire page on Hugh Wallis and query the IGI] *The Society of England Genealogists has parish registers from 1538 - 1909 ===== Non-Conformist Churches ===== ==== Census records ==== a.&ampnbsp;amp;amp; Wales{{British Census|241191}}  ==== Probate records ==== Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, publetc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Bedfordshire Probate Records|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.<br>  *[http://maps. London &amp;amp;amp; Edinburghfamilysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851] *[http: 1870//www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain== Web sites == == References == {{reflist}}<br>  See [http://genuki.org.uk/big/eng/BDF/ref>Arlesey/index.html Arlesey's page] on GENUKI.org.uk.  [[Category:Bedfordshire]]
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