Potton, Bedfordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Potton, Bedfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Potton, Bedfordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Biggleswade
County Bedfordshire
Poor Law Union Biggleswade
Registration District Biggleswade
Records begin
Parish registers: 1614
Bishop's Transcripts: 1602
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Shefford
Diocese Pre-1837 - Lincoln; Post-1836 - Ely
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
Location of Archive
Bedfordshire Record Office

Parish History

POTTON (St. Mary), is a market-town and parish, in the union and hundred of Biggleswade, and county of Bedford, it is 11½ miles E from Bedford, and 48 miles N W from London. Potton is on the border of Cambridgeshire. There are places of worship for Independents, Baptists and Wesleyans. [1] [2]

Resources

Civil Registration

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.

Church records

Potton 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[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Potton Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
ANC 1530-1980
1538-1988


GIBBS 1837-1901
1837-1901
1837-1901
NBI



1538-1939
BOYD

1626-1784


IGI 1602-1709,1679-1767,1709-1841,
1842-1885

1602-1837,1660-1700,1837-1885


FS Catalog PRs
1602-1812,
1614-1948

1602-1812,
1614-1948

1602-1812,
1614-1948
FS Catalog BTs
1602-1869
1602-1869
1602-1869

To find the names of the neighboring 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.

Non-Conformist Churches
  • Independents
  • Baptists
  • Congregationalists
  • Wesleyans later Methodists

Census records

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.


Probate records

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.

Poor Law Unions

Biggleswade

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

Potton on GENUKI

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, [A Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1831. Date accessed: 5 Dec 2013.
  2. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, publ. London & Edinburgh: 1870-72. Date accessed: 5 Dec 2013.
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk