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

Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Redbornestoke
County Bedfordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Ampthill
Registration District Ampthill
Records begin
Parish registers: 1604
Bishop's Transcripts: 1602
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Fleete
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]

AMPTHILL (St. Andrew), a market-town and parish, 7 miles (S. by W.) from Bedford, and 45 (N. W. by N.) from London. There are three places of worship forIndependents, Wesleyan Methodists, and the Society of Friends.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


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]
  • Baptist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist

See for instance: [2]

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.


References[edit | edit source]