Silsoe, Bedfordshire Family History Guide
Status: Ecclesiastical Parish
Parish church: St. James
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1846
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1846
Parishes adjacent to Silsoe
- Lower Gravenhurst
- Higham Gobion
- Upper Gravenhurst
Historical Descriptions of Silsoe
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
SILSOE, a village and a chapelry in Flitton parish, Beds. The village stands near the Midland railway, 3½ miles ESE of Ampthill; was once a market town; and has a post-office under Ampthill, a hotel, and fairs on 13 May and 21 Sept. The chapelry comprises 2,160 acres. Real property, £3,848. Pop., 713. Houses, 150. The manor, with Wrest Park, belongs to Countess Cowper. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ely. Value, £150. Patron, Countess Cowper. The church was rebuilt in 1830, at a cost of £5,000. There are public schools and a dispensary.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833
Silsoe, or Silvishoe, co. Bedford.
P. T. Bedford (50) 10½ m. S b E. Pop. 568. Fairs, May 13 and Sep. 21, for cattle of all sorts.
A disused market-town and chapelry in the parish of Flitton and hundred of Flitt; living, a curacy subordinate to the vicarage of Flitton, in the archdeaconry of Bedford and diocese of Lincoln, not in charge; chapel ded. to St. James; patronage with Flitton vicarage.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.
Birth Marriage and Death Records
Migration and Naturalisation Records
Probate and Court Records
Civil Registration District: Ampthill
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
Rural Deanery: Fleete
Poor Law Union: Ampthill