Cardington Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Cardington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Fenlake, Harrowden, Cotton End, Eastcotts, East Cotts, Eastcots, and East Cotts with Cotton End.

Parish church: St Mary
Parish registers begin: 1572

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

St Mary's Cardington, near to Cardington, Bedfordshire
Photo of St Mary’s Cardington, near to Cardington, Bedfordshire by David Savell, some rights reserved.

Parishes adjacent to Cardington

  • Goldington
  • Wilshamstead
  • Haynes
  • Old Warden
  • Cople
  • Bedford St Mary
  • Bedford St John
  • Elstow

Historical Descriptions

Cardington

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Cardington, a parish in the hund. of Wixamtree, union and county of Bedford; 2 miles south-south-west of Willington, on the river Ouse. It includes the chapelry of East-Cotts. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Bedford and dio. of Lincoln, now in the dio. of Ely; rated at £7 17s. 0d. ; gross income £256. The patrons are the master and fellows of Trinity college, Cambridge. A tablet to the memory of Howard the philanthropist, who lived some time here, has been put up in the church; and a monument, by Bacon — the last of his works — was erected in 1799 to the memory of Samuel Whitbread, Esq., whose family first Settled here in 1650. There is an Independent and Baptist chapel here; the church was formed in 1777. There are also two daily schools. Pop., in 1801, 509; in 1831, 594. Houses 258. Acres 5,050. A. P. £7,753. Poor rates, in 1837, £336.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Cardington, 4 miles S.E. Bedford. P. 1466
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Eastcotts

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Eastcotts, a chapelry in Cardington parish, County of Bedford; 3½ miles south-east of Bedford. Houses 145. Pop., in 1801, 504; in 1831, 710. Poor rates, in 1838, £388 6s.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

East-Cotts, in Cardington Parish.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Elstow

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Elstow, 2 m. S.W. Bedford. P. 562.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Fenlake

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

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

Harrowden

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Harrowden, 2 m. Bedford. Pop. in Cardington
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Directories

Cardington Kelly’s Directory of Bedfordshire, 1914

Administration

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

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