Bletsoe, Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Bletsoe a parish in the hundred of Willey and county of Bedfordshire. The petty sessions for the hundred of Barford, Stodden, and Willey, were occasionally held here.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1582
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bletsoe

  • Sharnbrook
  • Knotting
  • Milton Ernest
  • Thurleigh
  • Felmersham
  • Riseley

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bletsoe, 6 m. N. Bedford. P. 420.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Bletsoe, co. Bedford.

P. T. Bedford (50) 6½ m. NNW. Pop. 383.

A parish in the hundred of Willey; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Bedford and diocese of Lincoln; valued in K. B. 17 l.; church ded. to St. Mary; patron, Lord St. John. The petty sessions for the hundred of Barford, Stodden, and Willey, are occasionally held here.

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.

Census

Administration

  • 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: Willey
  • Province: Canterbury