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Bedford Holy Trinity, Bedfordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Bedford Holy Trinity, Bedfordshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History

BEDFORD, a borough and market-town, and the head of a union, in the county of Bedford, of which it is the capital, 50 miles (N. N. W.) from London. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Wesleyans, and Moravians; as well as the Primitive Episcopal or Reformed Church of England. [1]

Also see[2]

Resources

Census records

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

Online Records

Ribchester St. Wilfrid parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FS = FamilySearch.org
BEDFORD HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1841) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1841-1874 1861-1895 None
FMP None None
  BEDFORD ST CUTHBERT (1602) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1602-1874 1603-1895
FMP
BEDFORD ST JOHN PARISH (1602) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1602-1879 1602-1895 None
FMP None None
BEDFORD ST MARY PARISH (1539) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1539-1894 1540-1894 None
FMP None None
BEDFORD ST PAUL PARISH (1565) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1565-1892 1568-1895 None
FMP None None
BEDFORD ST PETER De MERTON PARISH (1573) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1874 1583-1895 None
FMP None None

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

None

Civil Registration

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

Bedford

Poor Law Unions

  • Bedford

Probate records

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


England Jurisdictions 1851
Vision of Britain

Websites

Bedford on GENUKI

References

  1. John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72), Date accessed: 21 November 2013.
  2. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 188-194.. Date accessed: 29 August 2013.