Eversholt is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1628
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wesleyan Methodist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EVERSHOLT, a parish in Woburn district, Beds; adjacent to Woburn Park, 2½ miles ESE of Woburn, and 3 ESE of Woburn Sands r. station. It has a post office under Woburn. Acres, 2,119. Real property, £4,285. Pop., 885. Houses, 202. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £600. Patron, the Duke of Bedford. The church is old but good, and has an ancient font. An endowed school has £10; and other charities £132.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

EVERSHOLT (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Woburn, hundred of Manshead, county of Bedford, 2 miles (E. by S.) from Woburn; containing 899 inhabitants. It comprises 2119a. 2r. 30p., of which 1181 acres are meadow and pasture, 722 arable, 49 in homesteads and gardens, 132 woodland, and 32 road. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £16. 11. 8., and in the patronage of the Duke of Bedford: the tithes have been commuted for £480, and the glebe comprises 65½ acres. A school is endowed with £10 per annum.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Bedfordshire, Eversholt – Cemeteries ( 1 )
The monumental inscriptions St. John the Baptist, Eversholt, Bedfordshire, 1631-1912
Author: Matthews, A. Weight (Arthur Weight), 1865-1937; Bedfordshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Eversholt (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Eversholt – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Eversholt, 1602-1881
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Eversholt (Bedfordshire)

Church records, 1854-1944
Author: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Ridgmont, Bedfordshire)

Parish register of Eversholt, 1602-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Eversholt (Bedfordshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1602-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Eversholt (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Eversholt, 1582-1977
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Eversholt (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Eversholt – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1538-1831
Author: Manor of Eversholt. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Eversholt – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Overseers accounts, 1792-1798
Author: Eversholt (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Eversholt, 1582-1977
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Eversholt (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Eversholt – Schools ( 1 )
Eversholt schools log books, 1863-1921

England, Bedfordshire, Eversholt – Taxation ( 2 )
Land tax assessments for Eversholt, 1797-1946
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

Parish registers and poor law records for Eversholt, 1582-1977
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Eversholt (Bedfordshire)

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Directories

The Post Office Directory of Bedfordshire 1869

EVERSHOLT is a parish, in the hundred of Manshead, union of Woburn, county court district of Ampthill, deanery of Fleete, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese Ely, situated about two miles east from Woburn, on the borders of the park; the parish consists of several clusters of houses, called “Ends.”

Here is a National school for children of both sexes, also an Infant school.

Parish Clerk James Chapman

Post Office Samuel Harris, receiver. Letters arrive through Woburn at 7 am; dispatched at 5.15 pm. The nearest money order office is at Woburn

Schools:-
National, James Chapman, master
Infant, Miss Mary Armitage, mistress

Baker Rev William S., M.A. [rector] Rectory
Gisborne Mrs Church end
Green John esq MA Berrystead
Johnstone Capt W Hope, Rad’s end
Sandys Samuel esq Eversholt house
Smart William Lynn esq DL Linden
Stannard John esq Froxfield

COMMERCIAL

Bailey William blacksmith Whit’s end

Chance John beer retailer Church end
Crouch Edward butcher & beer retailer Rad’s end

Daniel farmer Potter’s end
Daniel William farmer Whit’s end

Farmer John gunsmith Church end

Gazeley John shoe maker Rad’s end
Godfrey William farmer
Goodman Thomas farmer
Goodman William farmer Water end
Green William farmer Tyrrell’s end

Harris Richard carpenter Church end
Harris Samuel shopkeeper Church end
Hensman William farmer Rad’s end

Inns Thomas Mrs farmer Whit’s end

Jones Fredrck shopkeeper Church end

Mapley Thomas beer retailer Rad’s end
Martendale Hen blacksmith Water end
Millard Thomas Falcon Rad’s end

Negus John butcher Church end

Pepper Isaac Roebuck Hill’s end
Pepper Wm beer retailer Church end
Pike James farmer Wake’s farm

Reddall Mary Mrs watch maker Froxfield

Rush Francis wheelwright Whit’s end

Side Mary Mrs baker Church end
Smith Ruth Mrs Green Man Church end
Smith Samuel currier Rad’s end

Watkins Richard farmer Bury end

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: Woburn
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Fleete
  • Poor Law Union: Woburn
  • Hundred: Manshead
  • Province: Canterbury

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