Billington Bedfordshire Family History Guide

St Michael & All Angels, Billington
St Michael & All Angels, Billington. Mr Biz / St Michael & All Angels, Billington / CC BY-SA 2.0

A parish and township including Little Billington in the hundred of Manshead. It is a chapel to the vicarage of Leighton Buzzard. The civil parish of Billington, comprising Great and Little Billington, was formed out of the civil parish of Leighton-Buzzard. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1810.

Alternative names: Great Billington

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653; the earlier registers form part of those of Leighton Buzzard
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist.

Public Elementary School (mixed), built (with house for mistress) in 1863, for 80 children.

Parishes adjacent to Billington

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Billington, 2m. S. Leighton-Buzzard. P. 335.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Billington, Great, co. Bedford.

P. T. Leighton Buzzard (41) 2 m. SE. Pop. including the hamlet of Little Billington 237.

A parish and township including Little Billington in the hundred of Manshead. It is a chapel to the vicarage of Leighton Buzzard, in the archdeaconry of Bedford and diocese of Lincoln; of the clear yearly value of 20 l.; patronage with Leighton Buzzard vicarage.

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

Directories

Billington Kelly’s Directory of Bedfordshire, 1914

Administration

  • County: Bedfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Leighton Buzzard
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Leighton Buzzard
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – Lincoln, Post 1845 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1852 – None, Post – 1851 – Dunstable
  • Poor Law Union: Leighton Buzzard
  • Hundred: Manshead
  • Province: Canterbury

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Last updated on February 10, 2019 12:29 am

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