Langford Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1717
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends, Wesleyan Methodist and Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Arlesey
  • Biggleswade
  • Astwick
  • Clifton
  • Southill
  • Henlow

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LANGFORD, a parish, with a village, in Biggleswade district, Beds; on the river Ivel, and on the Biggleswade railway, 2 miles S of Biggleswade. Post-town, Biggleswade. Acres, 2,100. Real property, £4,192. Pop. in 1851, 906; in 1861, 1,086. Houses, 206. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Mrs. Rainsford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £240. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is of the 14th century, has a tower, and contains a brass of 1520. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £13.

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

Parish Records

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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

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

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England and Wales Census, 1851

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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

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Church records

Births, burials, and marriages, 1646-1745

Bishop's transcripts for Langford, 1603-1868

Parish register of Langford, 1602-1812

Parish register transcripts, 1602-1812

Parish registers for Langford, 1717-1979

Church records - Indexes

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Log books, 1869-1908

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Parish registers for Langford, 1717-1979

Court records

Court books, fee book, quit rents, and deeds, 1831-1939 Manor of Langford. Court (Bedfordshire)

Court records, 1675-1932 Manor of Langford. Court (Bedfordshire)


Census returns for Langford, 1841-1891


Land tax assessments for Langford, 1797-1832, 1915-1949


Vision of Britain historical maps


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