Elstow Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1641
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Elstow

  • Kempston
  • Cardington
  • Wilshamstead
  • Bedford St Mary

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Elstow, 2 m. S.W. Bedford. P. 562

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

Parish Registers

Elstow Parish Registers 1602 – 1812


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

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