Souldrop, Bedfordshire Family History Guide

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Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Souldrope

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

* Parish registers: 1670
* Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Souldrop

  • Sharnbrook
  • Colworth Farm
  • Wymington
  • Odell
  • Knotting
  • Rushden
  • Podington

Historical Descriptions of Souldrop

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SOULDROP, a parish, with a village, in the district and county of Bedford; 2 miles NW by N of Sharnbrook r. station. Post town, Sharnbrook, under Bedford. Acres, 1,290. Real property, £1,055. Pop., 276. Houses, 52. The manor belongs to the Duke of Bedford. The living is a rectory, annexed to Knotting. The church, excepting the tower and part of the spire, was recently rebuilt.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Souldrop, 9 miles N.W. Bedford. P. 332

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

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Administration

County: Bedfordshire
Civil Registration District: Bedford
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
Rural Deanery: Clapham
Poor Law Union: Bedford
Hundred: Willey
Province: Canterbury