CARLTON or CARLTON CUM CHELLINGTON is a village and parish, 9 miles north west from Bedford, and 10 north east from Newport Pagnell, in the hundred of Willey, union and county court district of Bedford, rural deanery of Clapham, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely1.

Alternative names: Carlton-cum-Chellington

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Baptist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CARLTON, a parish in the district and county of Bedford; on the verge of the county, near the river Ouse, 4½ miles NE of Olney, and 5½ SW by W of Sharnbrook r. station. It has a post-office under Bedford. Acres, 1,530. Real property, £2,174. Pop., 470. Houses, 109. Carlton Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Chellington, in the diocese of Ely. Value, £370. Patron, Lord Dynevor. There is a Baptist chapel.

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

Carleton, or Carlton, a parish in the hund. of Willey, union and county of Bedford; 4½ miles north-east of Olney, bounded on the west by the river Ouse. Living, a rectory consolidated in 1709 with that of Chellington, formerly in the archd. of Bedford and dio. of Lincoln, now in the dio. of Ely; rated at £15 6s. 8d.; gross income £420. Tithes commuted in 1805. Patron, in 1835, Hon. G. R. Trevor. There are a Baptist chapel here, and 3 Sunday schools. Pop., in 1801, 376; in 1831, 424. Houses 87. Acres 1,530. A. P. £1,497. Poor rates, in 1837, £37

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CARLTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Willey, union and county of Bedford, 1½ mile (S.) from Harrold; containing 444 inhabitants. It was formerly much intermixed with the parish of Chellington, but under an act of inclosure, in 1801, a distinct boundary was established. The living is a rectory, with that of Chellington united in 1769, valued in the king’s books at £15. 6. 8.; net income, £370; patron, the Hon. G. R. Trevor. The tithes were commuted for land and money payments in 1805. The church contains a tablet on which is recorded the long incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Wills, who was seventy years minister. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Carlton, 7 m. N.W. Bedford. P. 444

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

Parish Registers

Carlton Parish Registers 1554-1812

Carlton Parish Registers 1554-1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor – Archive.org

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Bedfordshire, Carlton – Biography ( 1 )
The diary of Benjamin Rogers, rector of Carlton, 1720-71
Author: Rogers, Benjamin, fl. 1720-1771; Linnell, C. D.

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

England, Bedfordshire, Carlton – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Carlton, 1602-1873
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Carlton (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Carlton, 1554-1982
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Carlton (Bedfordshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Chellington (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Carlton – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1670
Author: Manor of Carlton. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Carlton – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Parish registers for Carlton, 1554-1982
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Carlton (Bedfordshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Chellington (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Carlton – Public records ( 1 )
Surveyors accounts, 1809-1826
Author: Carlton (Bedfordshire)

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

Directories

Carlton Kelly’s Directory of Bedfordshire, 1914

The Post Office Directory of Bedfordshire 1869

CARLTON or CARLTON CUM CHELLINGTON is a village and parish, 9 miles north west from Bedford, and 10 north east from Newport Pagnell, in the hundred of Willey, union and county court district of Bedford, rural deanery of Clapham, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely.

Parish Clerk Thomas Parish

Post Office – James French Keech, receiver. Letters received through Bedford at 8.10 am & leave at 4 pm. The nearest money order office is at Harrold.

Parochial School (boys & girls), Miss Beattie, mistress

CARRIERS TO BEDFORD – William Franklin, monday, thursday & saturday; John Betts, tuesday & saturday

Battams Mr George
Escott Rev Wm Sweet MA Rectory

COMMERCIAL

Bates John Fox
Battams William farmer
Betts Thomas vermin destroyer & chimney sweeper

Chambers James baker & carpenter
Claridge George farmer
Crouch Christopher blacksmith
Crouch David grocer

Eyles John farmer

Goodes Joseph agricultural machine ma
Gostick William carpenter

Harper Jabez tailor
Harper William tailor
Hilton Samuel farmer Hill farm
Hilton William builder

Keech James French baker & post office
Keep Henry farmer

Layton Judith Mrs farmer

Parriss George, Angel

Rudd Charles beer retailer
Rudd William carpenter

Tysoe James shopkeeper

Wells John shopkeeper

Source: The Post office directory of Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire By Kelly’s directories, ltd 1869

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OS Grid ReferenceSP9553455972 (all-numeric format: 495534 255972)

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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

1. The Post office directory of Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire By Kelly’s directories, ltd 1869

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