Willshamstead, Bedfordshire Genealogy

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

Parish History

WILLSHAMSTEAD, or Wilstead, is a parish, with a village, in the district and county of Bedford; it is on the Midland railway, 4 miles S of Bedford. There is a Wesleyan chapel.[1]

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

Willshamstead, Bedfordshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
GIBBS = Bedfordshire Parish Registers by Steven Gibbs - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[4]
Willshamstead, Bedfordshire Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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BIVRI 1880-1885


FREG 1593-1812, 1879-1927
1593-1812
1593-1939
GIBBS
1837-1901

NBI

1593-1939

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.

Non-Conformist Churches

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Websites

Willshamstead or Wilstead on GENUKI

References

  1. John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date accessed: 21 Nov 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 10 April 2014.
  3. 'Bedfordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 17 April 2014.
  4. 'National Burial Index - Bedfordshire Coverage,' FindMyPast (WayBack Machine), accessed 17 April 2014.