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Haynes Z1306-56-15

Haynes Village c.1910 [Z1306/56/15]

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

Haynes (or Hawnes) is an ancient parish 6 miles south-east of Bedford, with hamlets at Church End, Deadmans Cross, Northwood End, Silver End and West End. Bedfordshire Archives holds many documents relating to the parish; a search of our online catalogue with Haynes as the subject returns over 2900 items. Significant collections for researching people or places in Haynes include:  

  • P6: Records for the parish of St Mary, including: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; records relating to church property; account books of overseers of the poor; tithes; parish magazines  

  • PCHaynes: Parish council records, including: minutes; financial records; documents relating to rights of way, planning and other local matters  

  • MAT19: Tithe Apportionment maps 

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

  • R1: Russell (Dukes of Bedford) Estate maps  

  • MB2/HAY: Haynes Methodist Church 

  • SDHaynes: Records of Haynes School [Council, Public Elementary, Northwood Infants, CP, Lower] 

  • SMM7: Elstow Group of Primary Schools [Cople; Willington; Cardington; Elstow ; Eastcotts and Haynes] - School Manager's Minutes. 

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

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

  • M10/5: Manning Collection, including Williamson muniments, Letters from Sir John Osborn, Chicksands, London, etc. 

  • RGH: Richardson & Gill, later Richardson & Houfe Archives 

  • SA: Saunderson Archive (Hawnes Park) 

  • SF24: Swaffield & Son, auctioneers and estate agents, Ampthill 

  • X742: Haynes Village Produce Association Records 

  • X939/67: Haynes Women's Institute 

  • X1017: Haynes Branch of the Royal British Legion. 

  • Z745: Elevations of Hawnes Park 

  • Z1300/2: Records of Haynes Antique Collectors Society. 

  • Z50/56: Photographs of Haynes  

  • Z1130/56: Postcards with pictures of Haynes  

  • Z1306/56: Postcards with pictures of Haynes 

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 Haynes include:  

  • Victoria County History entry for Haynes, 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 Haynes. 

  • Open Domesday lists 1 entry for Haynes 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.