Knotting Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Notting

Parish church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1592
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KNOTTING, or NOTTING, a parish, with a village, in the district and county of Bedford; adjacent to Northamptonshire, 2 miles NNE of Sharnbrook r. station, and 4½ SSE of Higham-Ferrers. Post town, Sharnbrook, under Bedford. Acres, 1,724. Real property, £1,887. Pop., 185. Houses, 31. The property belongs to the Duke of Bedford. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Souldrop, in the diocese of Ely. Value, £280. Patron, the Duke of Bedford. The church has Saxon and Norman portions; consists of nave, S chapel, and chancel, with wooden porch and square tower; and, in 1866, was about to be restored and partially rebuilt.

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 transcripts for Knotting, 1602-1895

Parish registers for Knotting, 1592-1982

Church records – Indexes

Computer printout of Knotting, All Saints, Bedfordshire, England

Court records

Court records, 1407-1556


Census returns for Knotting, 1841-1891


Land tax assessments for Knotting, 1797-1936


Vision of Britain historical maps


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: Stodden
Province: Canterbury