Hockliffe Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Hockliffe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Nicholas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1642
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOCKLIFFE, a village and a parish in Woburn district, Beds. The village stands 4 miles ENE of Leighton-Buzzard r. station, and 4¼ NW of Dunstable; consists of one street, about a mile long; and has a post office under Leighton-Buzzard. The parish comprises 1,021 acres. Real property, £2,643.

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


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.

Janes Thos., Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, farmer & sheep salesman, June 28, 1842.

Read Thomas, Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, victualler and butcher, Dec. 9, 1831.

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

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Church records

Bishop's transcripts for Hockliffe, 1605-1905

Church records, 1808-1836

Parish registers for Hockliffe, 1620-1981

Church records - Indexes

Computer printout of Hockliffe, Beds., Eng

Computer printout of Hockliffe, Independent, Beds., Eng

Parish register printouts of Hockliffe, Bedford, England (Independent Church) ; christenings, 1808-1836


Monumental inscriptions of St. Nicholas, Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, England


Hockliffe Coleman, Stephen R.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Parish registers for Hockliffe, 1620-1981

Land and Property

Documents of the Page-Turner family

Court records

Court records, 1739-1850


Census returns for Hockliffe, 1841-1891


Land tax assessments for Hockliffe, 1797-1946


Vision of Britain historical maps


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