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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.  
 
Guide to '''Ampthill, Bedfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
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| Hundred = Redbornestoke
 
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| Poor Law Union = Ampthill
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=== Parish History  ===
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== Parish History  ==
  
'''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 for'''Independents, Wesleyan Methodists''',&nbsp;and the '''Society of Friends'''.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50755#s17 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 53-58. Date accessed: 05 June 2013.</ref><br>  
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AMPTHILL (St. Andrew), a market-town and '''parish''', 7 miles S by W from Bedford and 45 NW by N from London. There are three places of worship for Independents, Wesleyan Methodists, and the Society of Friends.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50755#s17 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 53-58. Date accessed: 05 June 2013.</ref>
  
=== Resources  ===
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== Resources  ==
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Original parish registers exist at the [[Bedfordshire County Record Office]] from 1538 - 1992.
  
==== Census records  ====
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=== Census records  ===
  
 
{{British Census|241191}}  
 
{{British Census|241191}}  
  
==== Church records  ====
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=== Church records  ===
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Ampthill parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BIVRI''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records'], ''Genoot,'' accessed 10 April 2014.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BIVRI''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records'], ''Genoot,'' accessed 10 April 2014.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''NBI''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)]<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130920213319/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/national-burial-index-coverage-counties.action?countyCode=BDF 'National Burial Index - Bedfordshire Coverage,'] ''findmypast (WayBack Machine),'' accessed 17 April 2014.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''NBI''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)]<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130920213319/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/national-burial-index-coverage-counties.action?countyCode=BDF 'National Burial Index - Bedfordshire Coverage,'] ''findmypast (WayBack Machine),'' accessed 17 April 2014.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''PALL''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>''Pallot's Marriage and Births Indexes: Guide to Parishes'', n.d.; digital version at {{FSbook|1310100}}.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''PALL''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>''Pallot's Marriage and Births Indexes: Guide to Parishes'', n.d.</ref>
 
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===== Non-Conformist Churches  =====
 
===== Non-Conformist Churches  =====
  
*Baptist
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*Baptist  
*Independent/Congregational
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*Independent/Congregational  
 
*Primitive Methodist  
 
*Primitive Methodist  
 
*Society of Friends/Quaker  
 
*Society of Friends/Quaker  
*Wesleyan Methodist  
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*Wesleyan Methodist
 
 
See for instance: <ref>http://www.edintone.com/nonconformist_denominations/a-virtual-nonconformist-library/</ref>
 
  
==== Civil Registration  ====
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=== Civil Registration  ===
  
 
Birth, marriages 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].  
 
Birth, marriages 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].  
  
===== Registration District  =====
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=== Registration District  ===
  
 
*Woburn
 
*Woburn
  
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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=== Poor Law Unions  ===
  
 
*Woburn
 
*Woburn
  
==== Probate records  ====
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=== Probate records  ===
  
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. 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.  
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. 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.
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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[[Category:Bedfordshire Parishes]]

Latest revision as of 17:45, 14 November 2019

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 NW by N from London. There are three places of worship for Independents, Wesleyan Methodists, and the Society of Friends.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Original parish registers exist at the Bedfordshire Archives and Libraries from 1538 - 1992.

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.


Church records[edit | edit source]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[5]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[6]
Ampthill Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1880-1908
1893-1906

FREG 1602-1812
1604-1812
1602-1812
IGI 1602-1879 1604-1885
NBI

1602-1852
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]
  • Baptist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist

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]

  • Woburn

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

  • Woburn

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]

Ampthill on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 53-58. Date accessed: 05 June 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 10 April 2014.
  3. 'Bedfordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 17 April 2014.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Bedfordshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 21 April 2014.
  5. 'National Burial Index - Bedfordshire Coverage,' findmypast (WayBack Machine), accessed 17 April 2014.
  6. Pallot's Marriage and Births Indexes: Guide to Parishes, n.d.