Milton Ernest is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Alternative names: Milton Erness

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MILTON-ERNEST, a village and a parish in the district and county of Bedford. The village stands on the river Ouse, 2 miles N of Oakley r. station, and 4½ N W by N of Bedford; and has a post office under Bedford.

The parish comprises 2,070 acres. Real property, £2,393. Pop., 485. Houses, 111. The manor belongs to Earl Brownlow and B. H. Starey, Esq.; and Milton-Ernest Hall is Mr. Starey’s seat. The Bedfordshire subscription hounds are kennelled here.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £275. Patron,Turner, Esq. The church is ancient; comprises Norman portions; was restored in 1865, at a cost of £1,364; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains some ancient monuments to the Rolls and the Turners.

There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, alms houses with £65 a year, and other charities £10.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

MILTON-ERNEST (All Saints), a parish, forming, with Clapham and Oakley, a detached portion of the hundred of Stodden, in the union and county of Bedford, 5 miles (N. W. by N.) from Bedford; containing 446 inhabitants.

It is situated on the Ouse, and comprises 1333a. 1r. 17p., of which 740 acres are arable, 510 pasture and meadow, and about 53 woodland; the soil near the river is rich. The surface is undulated.

The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £7. 6. 8.; net income, £285; patron, C. Turnor, Esq.; impropriators, the trustees under the will of Sir E. Turnor, for the benefit of the vicar: the tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1803. The church is an ancient structure of mixed styles, the tower in the Norman, and the nave and chancel in the later English.

An almshouse for six persons was founded in 1693, by Sir E. Turnor, who endowed it with lands now producing about £40 per annum.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Milton Ernest Parish Registers 1538-1812

Milton Ernest Parish Registers 1538-1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor – Archive.org

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Bedfordshire, Milton-Ernest – Cemeteries ( 1 )
The monumental inscriptions of All Saints, Milton-Ernest, Bedfordshire, 1215-2001
Author: Bedfordshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Milton-Ernest (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Milton-Ernest – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Milton-Ernest, 1602-1876
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Milton-Ernest (Bedfordshire)

Churchwarden and overseers of the poor accounts and records, 1746-1914
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Milton-Ernest (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Milton-Ernest, 1538-1966
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Milton-Ernest (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Milton-Ernest – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Milton Ernest, Beds., Eng

England, Bedfordshire, Milton-Ernest – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Churchwarden and overseers of the poor accounts and records, 1746-1914
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Milton-Ernest (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Milton-Ernest – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Milton-Ernest, 1797-1949
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

Directories

Kelly’s Directory of the Wine and Spirit Trades, with which are included Brewers and Maltsters 1884

Marked thus * are Small Brewers who brew the beer they sell.

MILTON ERNEST, Bedford

Maltster
Newbery Frederick

Source: The Post office directory of the brewers and maltsters [afterw.] Kelly’s directory of the wine and spirit trades, with which are included brewers and maltsters By Kelly’s directories, ltd. 1884

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OS Grid ReferenceTL0140754976 (all-numeric format: 501407 254977)

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Administration

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

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