Dean, Bedfordshire Genealogy
Guide to Dean, Bedfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||St Neots|
|Registration District||St Neots|
|Parish registers: 1566|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1602|
|Diocese||Pre-1837 - Lincoln; Post-1836 - Ely|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford|
|Location of Archive|
|Bedfordshire Record Office|
DEAN is also referred to as Dean Nether (All Saints), it is a parish, in the union of St. Neot's, the hundred of Stodden, and county of Bedford. It is 3½ miles W S from Kimbolton; and contains the hamlet of Upper Dean. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Dean parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FS = FamilySearch - free|
|FMP = FindMyPast - ($)|
|ANC = Ancestry - ($)|
|GIBBS = StevenGibbs.me.uk - free|
|NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free|
|BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes (FindMyPast) - free|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free|
|FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free|
|Dean Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs||
|FS Catalog BTs||
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
- Wesleyan Methodist
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
- St Neots
Poor Law Unions
- St Neots
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Bedfordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Dean on GENUKI
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 15-23. Date accessed: 08 November 2013.