Felmersham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire. Pavenham is a chapelry of Felmersham.

Other places in the parish include: Radwell

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1660
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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Felmersham

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FELMERSHAM, a village and a parish in the district and county of Bedford. The village stands on the river Ouse, 2 miles SW of Sharnbrook r. station, and 7 NNW of Bedford; and has a post office under Bedford. The parish includes also the hamlet of Radwell. Acres, 2,400. Real property, £2,039. Pop., 483. Houses, 110. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £177. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is early English, cruciform, and good. There are a Methodist chapel, a national school, and charities £12.

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

Felmersham, 6 m. N.W. Bedford. P. 531.

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

Radwell

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RADWELL, a hamlet in Felmersham parish, Beds; on the river Ouse, 6 miles NW by N of Bedford. Real property, £1, 137. Pop., 202. Houses, 47. There is a Methodist chapel.

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

Radwell, 5½ m. Bedford. P. 204.

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

Shadwell

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Shadwell. P. inclu. in Felmersham Parish

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

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Swannell Jos., Radwell, Bedfordshire, farmer & cattle salesman, Feb. 2, 1830.

Parish Registers

Felmersham Parish Registers 1602-1812

Felmersham Parish Registers 1602-1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor – Archive.org

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Bedfordshire, Felmersham – Cemeteries ( 1 )
The monumental inscriptions of the Methodist Chapel, Radwell (Hamlet of Felmersham), Bedfordshire, 1810-1914
Author: Chambers, L. H.; Bedfordshire Family History Society; Methodist Church (Radwell, Bedforshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Felmersham – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Felmersham, 1602-1870
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Felmersham (Bedfordshire)

Churchwardens miscellaneous, ca. 1800
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Felmersham (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Felmersham, 1660-1983
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Felmersham (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Felmersham – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Felmersham, Bedford, England

England, Bedfordshire, Felmersham – Genealogy ( 1 )
Vorley collection

England, Bedfordshire, Felmersham – History ( 2 )
Felmersham : the history of a riverside parish
Author: Shrimpton, Kenneth

Grain and chaff : threshing out the history of Felmersham, Bedfordshire
Author: Draycott, W. E.

England, Bedfordshire, Felmersham – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1327-1937
Author: Manor of Felmersham. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Felmersham – Schools ( 1 )
Log books, 1869-1931
Author: Felmersham National School (Felmersham, Bedfordshire)

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

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Maps

OS Grid ReferenceSP9904958633 (all-numeric format: 499050 258634)

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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

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