Langford Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Langford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

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

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].

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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

Computer printout of Langford, Beds., Eng


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

Bedfordshire Archives & Family History Groups

Bedfordshire Archives

Bedfordshire Family History Society

Bedfordshire Historical Record Society


England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983

Bedfordshire County Cemetery Records

Stotfold Cemetery Search

Bedfordshire Gaol Register

Bedfordshire Quarter Session Rolls 1714-1832

Bedfordshire Poll Book 1722

Bedfordshire Poll Book 1722

Bedfordshire 1926 Valuation Maps

Bedfordshire Apprentices

Bedfordshire Police Roll of Honour

Bedfordshire Pubs Archive

Lost Pubs of Bedfordshire

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

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

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

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

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

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

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

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

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


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 Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

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

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

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

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

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

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

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


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