COLMWORTH is a parish and very pleasant village, 7 north east from Bedford, 6 south west from St Neots, and 6 south from Kimbolton, in the hundred of Barford, union of Bedford, county court district of St Neots, rural deanery of Eaton, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely1.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Denis

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1735
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COLMWORTH, a parish in the district and county of Bedford; on an affluent of the river Ouse, 5 miles WSW of St. Neots r. station, and 7½ NE of Bedford. Post town, St. Neots. Acres, 2,310. Real property, £2,026. Pop., 527. Houses, 114. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £179. Patron, the Rev. R. W. Gery. The church is early English, has a fine spire, and is good.

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

Colmworth, 9 miles. N.E. Bedford. P. 575.

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

Parish Records

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

England, Bedfordshire, Colmworth – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Colmworth, 1605-1875
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Colmworth (Bedfordshire)

Churchwardens accounts and overseers records, 1837-1913
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Colmworth (Bedfordshire)

Parish register of Colmworth, 1604-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Colmworth (Bedfordshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1605-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Colmworth (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Colmworth, 1735-1970
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Colmworth (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Colmworth – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1583-1633
Author: Manor of Colmworth. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Colmworth – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Churchwardens accounts and overseers records, 1837-1913
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Colmworth (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Colmworth, 1735-1970
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Colmworth (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Colmworth – Schools ( 1 )
Log books, 1866-1922
Author: Colmworth National School (Colmworth, Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Colmworth – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Colmworth, 1798-1949
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

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Directories

The Post Office Directory of Bedfordshire 1869

COLMWORTH is a parish and very pleasant village, 7 north east from Bedford, 6 south west from St Neots, and 6 south from Kimbolton, in the hundred of Barford, union of Bedford, county court district of St Neots, rural deanery of Eaton, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely.

Parish Clerk William Brittain

POST OFFICE – John King, sub-postmaster. Letters received through St Neots, arrive at 10 am; dispatched at 4 pm. The nearest money order offices are at Great Staughton, St Neots & Kimbolton.

National School, Miss Emily Eastes, mistress

CARRIER – James Stringer, to Bedford, saturday, returning same day; to St Neots monday & thursday, returning same days

Wade Gery Rev Robert MA rector
Browning Walter farmer
Carter John beer retailer
Colburt Jesse shoe maker
Colgrave John farmer
Day Daniel farmer
Farrer James farmer
Ford Mary Mrs grazier
Ford Robert farmer
Green Benjamin farmer
Green George miller & farmer

Harrison William tailor
Jordan John farmer Cherry orchard
King James farmer
King John Old Horseshoe
Loxley William bricklayer
Luff John farmer
Nixon Reuben grazier
Newton Mary Mrs farmer
Parrott John rat catcher
Phasey James carpenter & builder
Rowles Thomas tailor

Safford Thomas shopkeeper
Salisbury Robert farmer
Sharman Benjamin farmer
Smith James farmer
Smith Samuel farmer
Stewart Mrs grocer
Swales William Wheatsheaf
Stringer James carrier
Thompson Thomas blacksmith
Ward Jno & Thos farmers Manor farm
Wyman James Old Swan

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

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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: Eaton
  • Poor Law Union: Bedford
  • Hundred: Barford
  • 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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