Biddenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1663
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Biddenham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BIDDENHAM, a parish in the district and county. of Bedford; on the river Ouse, 2 miles W of Bedford r. station. It has a post-office under Bedford. Acres, 1,760. Real property, £2,752. Pop., 350. Houses, 71. The property is divided among a few. The living is a Vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £100. Patron, Lord Dynevor. The church is Norman, in good condition

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Biddenham, a parish in the hund. of Willey, union and county of Bedford; 2 miles west of Bedford. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Bedford and dio. of Lincoln, now in the dio. of Ely; valued at £8; gross income £100. Patron, in 1835, the honourable G. R. Trevor. There are three daily schools here, principally for lace-making, and two Sunday schools. Charities connected with the parish produce £15 per annum. Pop., in 1801, 252; in 1831, 369. Houses 59. Acres 1,760. A.P. £1,933. Poor rates, in 1837, £158.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Biddenham, 2 m. W. Bedford. P. 345

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

Biddenham A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Biddenham, co. Bedford.

P.T. Bedford (50) 2 m. W. Pop. 393.

A parish in the hundred of Willey; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry of Bedford and diocese of Lincoln; valued in K. B. 8 l.; church ded. to St. James.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Parish Registers

Directories

Biddenham Kelly’s Directory of Bedfordshire, 1914

Parish Records

Search Results for FamilySearch Catalog

England, Bedfordshire, Biddenham – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions in the parish of St.James, Biddenham
Author: Bedfordshire Family History Society; Boatwright, Patricia; Gambier, Royston F.

England, Bedfordshire, Biddenham – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Biddenham, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Bedfordshire, Biddenham – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Biddenham, 1602-1866
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Biddenham (Bedfordshire)

Constable accounts, overseer accounts, indemnity and bastardy, and surveyors’ accounts and charities, 1646-1868
Author: Biddenham (Bedfordshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Biddenham (Bedfordshire)

Marriage licenses, 1769-1770
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Biddenham (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Biddenham, 1663-1969
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Biddenham (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Biddenham – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Biddenham, Beds., Eng

England, Bedfordshire, Biddenham – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1364-1655
Author: Manor of Biddenham. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Biddenham – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Constable accounts, overseer accounts, indemnity and bastardy, and surveyors’ accounts and charities, 1646-1868
Author: Biddenham (Bedfordshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Biddenham (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Biddenham – Schools ( 1 )
Log books, 1873-1936
Author: Biddenham Elementary School (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Biddenham – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Biddenham, 1797-1949
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

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England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983

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Bedfordshire Gaol Register

Bedfordshire Quarter Session Rolls 1714-1832

Bedfordshire Poll Book 1722

Bedfordshire Poll Book 1722

Bedfordshire 1926 Valuation Maps

Bedfordshire Apprentices

Bedfordshire Police Roll of Honour

Bedfordshire Pubs Archive

Lost Pubs of Bedfordshire

Administration

  • 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: Willey
  • Province: Canterbury

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