Dunton Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Dunton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Millo and Newton.


Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1553
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Independent/Congregational.

Parishes adjacent to Dunton


Historical Descriptions of Dunton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DUNTON, a parish in Biggleswade district, Beds; adjacent to the boundary with Herts and Cambridge, 3½ miles ESE of Biggleswade town and r. station. It contains Millo and Newtown; and its post town is Biggleswade. Acres, 2, 840. Real property, £3, 090. Pop., 518. Houses, 105. The property is subdivided. Dunton lodge is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £120. Patron, Earl Brownlow. The church was recently rebuilt. There are a national school, and charities £5.

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

Dunton with Millo, a parish in the hund. of Biggleswade, union of Biggleswade, county of Bedford; 3½ miles east by south of Biggleswade. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Bedford and dio. of Lincoln, now in the dio. of Ely; rated at £10; no return. Patron, in 1835, Earl Spencer. Here are 3 daily schools. Acres 2,840. Houses 75. A.P. £2,428. Pop., in 1801, 336; in 1831, 413. Poor rates, in 1837, £304.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Dunton with Millo, 3 m. S.W. Biggleswade. P. 434

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

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