Southill Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Southill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Alternative names: South Hill

Other places in the parish include: Broom and Stanford.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

  • Independent
  • Baptist
  • Methodists

Parishes adjacent to Southill

  • Langford
  • Haynes
  • Chicksands
  • Old Warden
  • Biggleswade
  • Clifton
  • Shefford Hardwick

Historical Descriptions

Southill

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Southill, 3 miles S.W. Biggleswade. P. 1379

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

Broom

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Broom, 1½ m. Biggleswade. P. 365.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Broom, a hamlet in the parish of Southill, hund. of Wixamtree, county of Bedford; 2 miles south-west of Biggleswade. Pop., in 1801, 187; in 1831, 257. Houses 56. Other returns with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Broom, co. Bedford.

P. T. Biggleswade (45) 2m. SW b S. Pop. 226.

A hamlet in the parish of Southill and 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. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Stanford

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Stanford, in Southill parish. P. 435.

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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