Higham Gobion, Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin:

* Parish registers: 1654
* Bishop’s Transcripts: 1614

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Higham Gobion

  • Pulloxhill
  • Streatley
  • Shillington
  • Harlington
  • Silsoe
  • Hexton
  • Upper Gravenhurst
  • Barton-le-Cley
  • Westoning
  • Flitton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HIGHAM-GOBION, a parish in Ampthill district, Beds; adjacent to Herts, 4½ miles WSW of Henlow r. station, and 6½ SE of Ampthill. Post town, Silsoe, under Ampthill. Acres, 1,287. Real property, £1,762. Pop., 121. Houses, 24. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Countess Cowper. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £350. Patron, j. H. Marvin, Esq. The church is good, and contains a monument to Castell, author of the “Lexicon Heptaglotton,” who was rector.

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

Higham-Gobion. 2½ miles S.E. Selsoe. P. 109.

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

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