Ampthill, Bedfordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Ampthill, Bedfordshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites

Parish History[edit | edit source]

AMPTHILL (St. Andrew), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Redbornestoke, county of Bedford, 7 miles (S. by W.) from Bedford, and 45 (N. W. by N.) from London. There are places of worship for Independents, the Society of Friends, and Wesleyans.[1]

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. [2] [3]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

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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]

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]

See for instance: [4]

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.

Civil Registration District[edit | edit source]

Woburn

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 53-58. Date accessed: 05 June 2013.
  2. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72), Date accessed: 21 November 2013.
  3. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72), Date accessed: 21 November 2013.
  4. http://www.edintone.com/nonconformist_denominations/a-virtual-nonconformist-library/



See Arlesey's page on GENUKI.org.uk.