Ravensden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Matthuite Baptist, Wesleyan Methodist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RAVENSDEN, a parish, with a village, in the district and county of Bedford; 4¼ miles NE by N of Bedford r. station. Post-town, Bedford. Acres, 2,160. Real property, £2,328. Pop. in 1851, 371; in 1861, 477. Houses, 85. The property is subdivided. R. House is the seat of F. Wythes, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £120. Patron, the Rev. Dr. Sier. The church is ancient but good, and has a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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, Bedfordshire, Ravensden – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions in the parish of All Saint’s, Ravensden, 1706-1985
Author: Bedfordshire Family History Society

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

England, Bedfordshire, Ravensden – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Ravensden, 1602-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ravensden (Bedfordshire)

Churchwardens and overseers accounts, rates and other records, 1704-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ravensden (Bedfordshire)

Parish register of Ravensden, 1558-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ravensden (Bedfordshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1565-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ravensden (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Ravensden, 1558-1978
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ravensden (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Ravensden – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1540-1703
Author: Manor of Ravensden. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Ravensden – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Churchwardens and overseers accounts, rates and other records, 1704-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ravensden (Bedfordshire)

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

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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: Eaton
  • Poor Law Union: Bedford
  • Hundred: Barford
  • Province: Canterbury

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