Keysoe Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1735
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KEYSOE, a village and a parish in the district and county of Bedford. The village stands 4 miles SSW of Kimbolton,and 5½ ENE of Sharnbrook r. station; was anciently called Caissot; is a very scattered place, connected at the ends with Keysoe-Row and Brook-End; and has a post office under St. Neots. The parish comprises 3,564 acres. Real property, £4,023. Pop., 867. Houses, 186. The property is subdivided. The principal manor belongs to John S. Crawley, Esq. A broken piece of ground in the NE is thought to have been the site of a Romano-British town. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £225. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is decorated and later English, in good condition; consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with W tower and spire; and contains an early English font and a piscina. There are Baptist chapels at Keysoe-Row and Brook-End, and a national school.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

 

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

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Church records

Bishop’s transcriptsfor Keysoe, 1602-1876

Churchwardens, overseers, and surveyors records, 1702-1916

Parish register of Keysoe, 1602-1812

Parish register transcripts, 1602-1812

Parish registers for Keysoe, 1735-1983

Church records – Indexes

Computer printout of Keysoe, Beds., Eng

Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions in the parish of Keysoe, Brook End, Baptist burial ground, 1742-1976

The monumental inscriptions of the Baptist Chapel, Keysoe Row East, Bedfordshire

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Churchwardens, overseers, and surveyors records, 1702-1916

Census

Census returns for Keysoe, 1841-1891

Schools

Log book, 1905-1929 Keysoe Council School (Keysoe, Bedfordshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments for Keysoe, 1797-1949

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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