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Bedfordshire parish register series

Bedfordshire is the first English county for which all the pre-1812 parish registers have been transcribed, indexed and published. All the volumes in the series are now available from us either in hard copy or on microfiche - for details see the accompanying list. The Parish Register Transcripts and microfiche are prepared from master copies made, often in wartime, using poor quality paper. The copies we supply are the best that can be produced given the limitations of the originals.

For each parish, the register contains an edited transcript of the baptisms, marriages and burials recorded from the date of commencement (1538 in the case of ten parishes) to 1812. Where the original registers are defective, information from the Bishop's transcripts (generally from 1602) has been incorporated. In the later series (Vols 45-80), the Bishops transcripts have been collated with the registers and discrepancies noted in the published edition. Stray notes and memoranda in the registers are also published in full or noted. Each volume is indexed for surnames, places and subjects.    

Post & Packing: Transcripts: £1.50** per register.

Post & Packing: Microfiche: Any Number £1.00.

**For the parishes consisting of more than one volume (Bedford St paul, Eaton Socon, Luton 1602 - 1754 & Potton) the postage cost is £1.50 per volume.

Please contact us for details of overseas postage costs.


To order please state clearly which parish and format you require and send a cheque for the appropriate amount made payable to Bedford Borough Council  Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, Riverside Building, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AP.  Alternatively you can telephone us on 01234 228833 to order and pay over the phone or email us and once you've received an enquiry number from us you can pay online with your credit or debit card.

Prices correct as of January 2017
Parish (with start date)Book PriceMicrofiche Price (per set)
Ampthill (1602)
£17.50
 
£5.00
Ampthill (1813 - 1837)
£7.50
n/a
Arlesey (1538)
£12.50
£7.50
Aspley Guise (1563)
£11.50
£5.00
Astwick (1602)
£5.50
£3.00 - low stock
Barford (Great) (1559)
£11.00
£5.00 - low stock
Barford (Little) (1602)
£6.50
£3.00
Barton Le Clay
£11.50
£5.00
Battlesden
£6.00
£3.00
Bedford St Cuthbert (1602)
£11.50
£5.00
Bedford St John (1602)
£11.00
£5.00 - low stock
Bedford St Mary (1539)
£14.00
£5.00 - low stock
Bedford St Paul (1566) in three volumes
£34.00
£18.50
Bedford St Peter (1572)
£9.50
£3.00 - low stock
Biddenham (1602)
£8.50
£3.00 - low stock
Biggleswade (1604)
£14.00
Not available.
Billington (1609)
£5.50
£3.00
Bletsoe (1582)
£8.50
£3.00
Blunham (1571)
£15.00
£5.00 - low stock
Bolnhurst (1602)
£11.50
£3.00 - low stock
Bromham (1570)
£9.00
£3.00
Caddington (1558)
£12.00
£5.00
Campton With Shefford (1568)
£14.00
£7.50
Cardington (1572)
£17.50
Not available.
Carlton (1554)
£8.50
£3.00
Chalgrave (1539)
£11.50
£5.00 - low stock
Chellington (1567)
£9.50
£5.00
Clapham (1603)
£6.50
£3.00 - low stock
Clifton (1539)
£12.50
£7.50
Clophill (1567)
£12.50
Not available.
Colmworth (1605)
£11.00
£5.00
Cople (1561)
£10.50
£3.00
Cranfield (1600)
£14.50
£5.00
Dean (1566)
£10.50
£5.00 - low stock
Dunstable (1558)
£17.50
£5.00
Dunton (1553)
£12.50
£5.00
Eaton Bray (1559)
£13.50
£7.50
Eaton Socon (1566) two volumes
£30.00
£16.00
Edworth (1552)
£6.50
£3.00 - low stock
Eggington
See Leighton Buzzard
 
Elstow (1602)
£15.50
£5.00
Eversholt (1602)
£12.00
£5.00
Everton (1604)
£10.50
£5.00
Eyeworth (1538)
£8.00
£3.00
Farndish (1587)
£7.50
£3.00
Felmersham (1602)
£9.00
£3.00
Flitton (1581)
£15.00
£5.00 - low stock
Flitwick (1602)
£9.00
£3.00
Goldington (1558)
£8.50
£3.00
Gravenhurst, Lower (1602)
£5.50
£3.00 - low stock
Gravenhurst, Upper (1602)
£7.50
£3.00 - low stock
Harlington (1602)
£9.00
£3.00
Harrold (1598)
£10.50
£3.00
Hatley Cockayne (1602)
£7.50
£3.00
Haynes (1596)
£12.00
£7.50 - low stock
Heath & Reach
See Leighton Buzzard
 
Henlow (1558)
£10.50
£3.00 - low stock
Higham Gobion (1602)
£5.50
£3.00
Hockliffe (1604)
£6.00
£3.00
Houghton Conquest (1539)
£12.00
Not available.
Houghton Regis (1538)
£15.00
£7.50
Hulcote (1605)
£5.50
£3.00
Husborne Crawley (1557)
£13.00
£7.50
Kempston (1570)
£15.50
£5.00
Kensworth (1604)
£11.00
£5.00
Keysoe (1602)
£10.50
£5.00
Knotting (1592)
£6.00
£3.00
Langford (1602)
£11.00
£5.00 - low stock
Leighton Buzzard (includes Eggington & Heath & Reach) (1562)
£26.00
£10.00 (low stock)
Lidlington (1560)
£9.50
£3.00
Luton (three volumes) (1602 - 1754)
£31.50
£17.50 - low stock
Luton (1755 - 1812)
£14.00
Not available.
Marston Moretaine (1602)
£12.50
£5.00
Maulden (1558)
£12.50
£5.00
Melchbourne (1602)
£6.50
£3.00
Meppershall (1559)
£9.50
£3.00
Millbrook (1558)
£9.50
£5.00
Milton Bryan (1559)
£9.00
£3.00 - low stock
Milton Ernest (1538)
£9.50
£3.00
Northill (1562)
£15.00
£5.00 - low stock
Oakley (1560)
£9.50
£3.00
Odell (1604)
£9.50
£3.00 - low stock
Pavenham (1561)
£9.00
£3.00 - low stock
Pertenhall (1582)
£9.50
£5.00
Podington (1602)
£10.50
£5.00
Potsgrove (1602)
£6.00
£3.00
Potton (two volumes) (1604)
£24.50
£14.00 - low stock
Pulloxhill (1553)
£8.00
£3.00
Ravensden (1558)
£9.00
£3.00
Renhold (1602)
£8.00
£3.00
Ridgmont (1539)
£9.00
£5.00
Riseley (1602)
£9.00
£3.00
Roxton (1602)
£9.00
£3.00
Salford (1558)
£6.50
£3.00
Sandy (1538)
£18.50
£7.50
Sharnbrook (1596)
£8.50
£3.00 - low stock
Shelton (1602)
£6.50
£3.00
Shillington (1543)
£16.50
£5.00 - low stock
Souldrop (1602)
£6.50
£3.00
Southill (1538)
£18.50
Not available.
Stagsden (1602)
£11.00
£5.00
Stanbridge (1560)
£6.50
£3.00
Staughton, Little (1598)
£8.50
£3.00
Steppingley (1558)
£8.50
£3.00
Stevington (1603)
£9.00
£3.00 - low stock
Stondon, Upper (1602)
£5.50
£3.00
Stotfold (1602)
£9.50
£3.00 - low stock
Streatley (1602)
£7.50
£3.00
Studham (1570)
£12.00
£5.00
Sundon (1569)
£8.00
£3.00
Sutton (1538)
£12.00
£5.00
Swineshead (1549)
£8.50
£3.00
Tempsford (1602)
£9.50
£3.00 - low stock
Thurleigh (1562)
£8.50
£3.00
Tilbrook (1573)
£11.00
£5.00
Tilbrook (1813 - 1898)
£5.00
n/a
Tilsworth (1602)
£6.50
£3.00 - low stock
Tingrith (1572)
£8.00
£3.00
Toddington (1540)
£14.50
£5.00 - low stock
Totternhoe (1559)
£10.00
£5.00
Turvey (1602)
£13.50
£7.50
Warden, Old (1576)
£10.50
£5.00 - low stock
Westoning (1560)
£11.00
£3.00
Whipsnade (1603)
£5.50
£3.00
Wilden (1545)
£10.00
£5.00
Willington (1602)
£7.50
£3.00
Wilstead (1593)
£12.50
£7.50
Woburn (1558)
£22.50
£10.00 - low stock
Wootton (1561)
£14.00
£5.00
Wrestlingworth (1602)
£12.50
£5.00
Wymington (1602)
£9.00
£3.00
Yeilden (1602)
£6.50
£3.00
 
We also hold indexes for Marriage Licences in the County. There are 4 volumes priced at £14.50 for book form and £7.50 on microfiche:
Vol.1 [1747-1790] - out of stock.
Vol.2 [1791-1812]
Vol.3 [1813-1848] - low stock on microfiche
Vol.4 [1848-1885]