DUNTON is a parish and village, 3 miles east from Biggleswade, in the hundred, union and county court district of Biggleswade, rural deanery of Shefford, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely1.

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.

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Parish History

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

DUNTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 3 miles (E. by S.) from Biggleswade; containing, with the hamlets of Millo and Newtown, 434 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 2550 acres, of which 2195 are arable, 330 pasture, and 25 woodland; the soil is in general clayey. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £10, and in the gift of Earl Spencer: the tithes were commuted for land and a corn-rent in 1797.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Bedfordshire, Dunton – Cemeteries ( 1 )
The monumental inscriptions in the Parish of St. Mary, Dunton, Bedfordshire
Author: Matthews, A. Weight (Arthur Weight), 1865-1937; Bedfordshire Family History Society

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

England, Bedfordshire, Dunton – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Dunton, 1602-1874
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunton (Bedfordshire)

Church records, 1717-1834
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunton (Bedfordshire)

Parish register of Dunton, 1553-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunton (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Dunton, 1553-1971
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunton (Bedfordshire)

Vestry, constables, overseers and surveyors records, 1751-1871
Author: Dunton (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Dunton – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Computer printout of Dunton, Beds., Eng

Parish register printouts of Dunton, Bedford, England ; christenings, 1553-1811
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Dunton, Bedford, England ; christenings, 1813-1876
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Dunton, Bedford, England ; marriages, 1701-1836
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Bedfordshire, Dunton – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1715-1938
Author: Manor of Dunton. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Dunton – Military records – Militia ( 1 )
Parish registers for Dunton, 1553-1971
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunton (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Dunton – Occupations ( 1 )
Parish registers for Dunton, 1553-1971
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunton (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Dunton – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Parish registers for Dunton, 1553-1971
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dunton (Bedfordshire)

Vestry, constables, overseers and surveyors records, 1751-1871
Author: Dunton (Bedfordshire)

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

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Directories

The Post Office Directory of Bedfordshire 1869

DUNTON with MILLOW and NEWTON

DUNTON is a parish and village, 3 miles east from Biggleswade, in the hundred, union and county court district of Biggleswade, rural deanery of Shefford, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely.

Parish Clerk, James Brown

National School, Miss Edith Blanche New, mistress

Dunton

Brown Elisha & James bakers & retailers Brown
Brown Robert Mrs blacksmith
Brown Thomas gardener

Folbigg Mary Mrs beer retailer

Lee Samuel tailor
Lee Simeon baker & poulterer

Purser Thomas shopkeeper

Sale John carpenter
Smith Elizabeth Mrs shopkeeper
Smith Gabriel Mrs farmer
Swinscoe Samuel boot & shoe maker
Swinscoe Thomas Three Horseshoes

Millow

Cartwright William Bell inn
Jennings & Eddison farmers
Kidman James farmer
Westrope William farmer

Newton

Crouch Joseph farmer

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: 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

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

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