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Millbrook Z1130-80-3

Millbrook, “a charming little village” 1907 [Z1130/80/3] 

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

Millbrook is an ancient parish seven miles south-west of Bedford. Bedfordshire Archives holds many documents relating to the parish; a search of our online catalogue with Millbrook as the subject returns over 2400 items. Significant collections for researching people or places in Millbrook include:  

  • P95: Records for the parish of St Michael and All Angels, including: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; records relating to church property, enclosure and tithes.  

  • PCMillbrook: Parish council records, including: minutes; financial records  

  • MA13: A plan of the parish of Millbrook in the County of Bedford as directed by the Act on the division and inclosure in the year 1795 and Award Book E. 

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

  • MB2/MIL1: Millbrook Methodist Chapel 

  • SDMillbrook Records of Millbrook County Primary School [Church, National, Board, Council, CP, CPI, Lower] 

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

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

  • LJeayes/Land: History of parcels of land (medieval deeds)  

  • NA: Records of the Ampthill & Millbrook Nursing Association 

  • R1: Russell (Dukes of Bedford) Estate Maps 

  • RH: Russell (Holland) of Ampthill 

  • RO: Russell (Ossory) of Ampthill 

  • X21: Collection of Mr R B Holbourn, including enclosure papers 

  • X939/56: Millbrook Women's Institute 

  • Z41/M: Records of Millbrook Brick and Tile Company 

  • Z50/80: Photographs of Millbrook  

  • Z1130/80: Postcards with pictures of Millbrook  

  • Z1306/80: Postcards with pictures of Millbrook  

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 Millbrook include:  

  • Victoria County History entry for Millbrook, available through British History Online. Although published in 1912 most of the information is still relevant.   

  • The National Archives' Manorial Documents Register lists all manorial documents known to survive for the manors of Millbrook (Templar) and Millbrook. 

  • Open Domesday lists 1 entry for Millbrook 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.