Tilsworth, Bedfordshire Genealogy
Tilsworth (All Saints), is a parish, in the union of Woburn, hundred of Manshead, and county of Bedford; it is 3½ miles N W of Dunstable. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.
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.
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.
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
a. Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241193. To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee ($) or free.
• FamilySearch now has all of the British Censuses available.
• FindMyPast ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
• Ancestry.co.uk ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
• The Genealogist.co.uk ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
• FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
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
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Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
England Jurisdictions 1851
Vision of Britain
- 2. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1831; see at: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51345#s9fckLRfckLR==