Blunham, Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Blunham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Moggerhanger and Muggerhanger.

Parish church: St. Edmond

Parish registers begin: 1571

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

Parishes adjacent to Blunham

  • Great Barford
  • Roxton
  • Willington
  • Northhill
  • Sandy
  • Tempsford

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Blunham, 4½ miles N. Biggleswade. P. 1050

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Blunham, co. Bedford.

P. T. Biggleswade (45) 5 m. NNW.

Pop. with Moggerhanger 540.

A parish in the hundred of Wixamtree; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Bedford and diocese of Lincoln; valued in K. B. 46l. 2s. 11d.; church ded. to St. Edmond; patroness, the Countess de Grey.

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: 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