Flitton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1581
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

  • Independent/Congregational
  • Wesleyan Methodist

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Parish History

Flitton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FLITTON, a township and a parish in Ampthill district, Beds. The township lies on the river Ivel, 2 ½ miles SE of Ampthill, and 5½ ESE of Lidlington r. station; and has a post office under Ampthill. Acres, 1,025. Real property, £2,082. Pop., 597. Houses, 127.

The parish includes also the hamlet of Silsoe. Acres, 3,185. Real property, £5,930. Pop., 1,310. Houses, 277. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, 234. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is ancient and good; was much enlarged in 1835; and contains the burial-place of the Grey family, a monument to the fifth Earl of Kent, and a brass of Thomas Hill, who died in 1601, when 128 years old.

The vicarage of Silsoe is a separate benefice. Charities, £74.

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

Flitton, 41 m. N.W. London. P. 1363.

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

Selsoe

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Selsoe, 9½ m. S.E. Bedford. P. incl. in Flitton. May 13, Sept. 21.

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

Parish Registers

Flitton with Silsoe Parish Registers 1581 – 1812

Flitton with Silsoe Parish Registers 1581 – 1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor – Archive.org

Parish Records

FamilySearch

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

England, Bedfordshire, Flitton – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcriptsn for Flitton, 1603-1878
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Flitton (Bedfordshire); Church of England. Chapelry of Silsoe (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Flitton, 1581-1980
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Flitton (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Silsoe, 1846-1954
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Silsoe (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Flitton – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1476-1929
Author: Manor of Flitton. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Flitton – Occupations ( 1 )
Parish registers and poor law records for Flitton, 1581-1980
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Flitton (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Flitton – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Overseers rates and miscellaneous, 1261-1911
Author: Flitton (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers and poor law records for Flitton, 1581-1980
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Flitton (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Flitton – Schools ( 1 )
Flitton log book, 1870-1920
Author: Greenfield Church of England School

England, Bedfordshire, Flitton – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Flitton, 1797-1946
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

Maps

OS Grid ReferenceTL0583635850 (all-numeric format: 505836 235850)

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Administration

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

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