Northill Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Northill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Alternative names: Northhill with Ickwell, Northhill

Other places in the parish include: Upper Caldicott, Ickwell, Lower Caldicott, Thorncoate, Beeston, Brookend, and Thorncoate with Brookend Hatch.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1562

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Northill

  • Willington
  • Old Warden
  • Biggleswade
  • Blunham
  • Sandy

Historical Descriptions

Northill

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Northill, 3 m. N.W. Biggleswade. P. 1280

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

Beeston

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Beeston, 3 m. N.W. Biggleswade. P. 406

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Beeston, a hamlet, partly in the parish of Northill, partly in that of Sandy, hund. of Wixamtree, county of Bedford; 2½ miles north-north-west of Biggleswade, on the post-road to Huntingdon. Pop., in 1801, 180; in 1831, 258. Houses 50. Acres 210. Other returns with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Beeston, co. Bedford.

P.T. Biggleswade (45) 3m NNW. Pop. (with six adjoining hamlets) 455.

A township, partly in the parish of Northhill, and partly in that of Sandy, in the hundred of Wixamtree.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833

Brook End

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Brook-end, Northill parish. P. 52.

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

Budnor

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Budnor, included in Northill Parish.

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

Caldecote (Upper and Lower)

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Caldicotts,(Upper and Lower), in Northill Parish. P. 509.

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

Hatch

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Hatch, included in Northill Parish.

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

Thorncote

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Thorncote, in Northill parish. P. 72.

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

Administration

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