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Edworth Z1306-41-4

Peartree Cottages, Edworth c.1910 [Z1306/41/4] 

We have not yet been able to compile comprehensive history pages for Edworth. If you would like to carry out research and contribute to this site we would be delighted to hear from you.  

Edworth is an ancient parish 3 miles south-east of Biggleswade. Bedfordshire Archives holds many documents relating to the parish; a search of our online catalogue with Edworth as the subject returns 600 items. Significant collections for researching people or places in Edworth include:  

  • P110: Records for the parish of St George, including: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; tithes  

  • ABP/W: Wills proved in the Archdeaconry of Bedford, 1536-1857  

  • QSR: Quarter Sessions Records for Bedfordshire from 1714-1900. A search combining Edworth as the subject and QSR as the reference will find criminal cases in which the parish is mentioned.    

  • MC1/5/0/1: Books of reference to the first edition OS plans 

  • MAT14: Tithe Apportionment maps 

  • H/WS975-980: Wilshere family of Welwyn notes about tithes 

  • SX66-72: Sussex Archaeological Society, deeds relating to Edworth & Dunton 

  • Z50/41: Photographs of Edworth  

  • Z956/206-275: Photographs of Edworth 

  • Z1226/3/8: Biggleswade Chronicle Photographic Prints. 

  • Z1306/41: Postcards with pictures of Edworth 

Further details of these items can be found through our online catalogue. Our detailed collection guides give more information about the types of records we hold.   

Other useful sources for information about Edworth include:  

  • Victoria County History entry for Edworth, available through British History Online. Although published in 1908 most of the information is still relevant.   

  • The National Archives' Manorial Documents Register lists all manorial documents known to survive for the manor of Edworth Manor. 

  • Open Domesday lists 2 entries for Edworth in the Domesday Book of 1086.  

Copies of the parish registers listing baptisms, marriages and burials up to 1812 can be purchased from Bedfordshire Archives.  

We offer an enquiry and research service, however this is limited to local history, properties and general subjects; we are no longer able to carry out genealogy research.