Bletsoe is an Ancient Parish in the hundred of Willey and county of Bedfordshire.

The petty sessions for the hundred of Barford, Stodden, and Willey, were occasionally held here.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1582
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bletsoe

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLETSOE, a parish in the district and county of Bedford; on the river Ouse, and on the Midland railway, 1½ mile SSE of Sharnbrook r. station, and 6 NNW of Bedford. It has a post office under Bedford. Acres, 2,239. Real property, £4,021. Pop., 412. Houses, 80. The property is all in one estate; and belonged once to the Pateshulls and the Beauchamps. An old castle, now a farmhouse, was the seat of the ancestors of Lord St. John of Bletsoe. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £316. Patron, Lord St. John. The church contains tombs of the St. John family and of Frances Countess of Bolingbroke. Charities, £13.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bletsoe, 6 m. N. Bedford. P. 420.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Bletsoe, co. Bedford.

P. T. Bedford (50) 6½ m. NNW. Pop. 383.

A parish in the hundred of Willey; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Bedford and diocese of Lincoln; valued in K. B. 17 l.; church ded. to St. Mary; patron, Lord St. John. The petty sessions for the hundred of Barford, Stodden, and Willey, are occasionally held here.

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

Bletsoe Kelly’s Directory of Bedfordshire, 1914

Census

Bletsoe England and Wales Census, 1841 at FamilySearch

Bletsoe England and Wales Census, 1861 at FamilySearch

Parish Records

Search Results for FamilySearch Catalog

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

England, Bedfordshire, Bletsoe – Census – 1851 ( 1 )
Parish registers for Bletsoe, 1582-1974
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bletsoe (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Bletsoe – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Bletsoe, 1602-1861
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bletsoe (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Bletsoe, 1582-1974
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bletsoe (Bedfordshire)

Tithes, vestry minutes, charities and miscellaneous, 1638-1922
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bletsoe (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Bletsoe – History ( 1 )
Fred and May Bowyer, an account of their life and times in the village of Harrold; some notes on the village and a reference to their forebears of Bletsoe and Stevington
Author: Bowyer, Geoffrey A.

England, Bedfordshire, Bletsoe – Land and property ( 1 )
St. John of Bletsoe collection : mss. of St. John, baron of Bletsoe
Author: Bedfordshire Record Office

England, Bedfordshire, Bletsoe – Manors ( 1 )
St. John of Bletsoe collection : mss. of St. John, baron of Bletsoe
Author: Bedfordshire Record Office

England, Bedfordshire, Bletsoe – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1639-1760
Author: Manor of Bletsoe. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Bletsoe – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Parish registers for Bletsoe, 1582-1974
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bletsoe (Bedfordshire)

Tithes, vestry minutes, charities and miscellaneous, 1638-1922
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bletsoe (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Bletsoe – Public records ( 1 )
Tithes, vestry minutes, charities and miscellaneous, 1638-1922
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bletsoe (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Bletsoe – Schools ( 1 )
Bletsoe schools log books, 1892-1962

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

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Administration

  • County: Bedfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bedford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Clapham
  • Poor Law Union: Bedford
  • Hundred: Willey
  • Province: Canterbury

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