Riseley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Alternative names: Risley

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1626
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Moravian. Wesleyan Methodist

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RISELEY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district and county of Bedford. The village stands 3½ miles NE of Sharnbrook r. station, and 9 N of Bedford; and has a post-office under Higham-Ferrers, and a police station. The parish comprises 2,980 acres. Real property, £4,134. Pop., 1,026. Houses, 221. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Lord St. John. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £179. Patron, Lord St. John. The church is a fine structure; and comprises nave and double chancel, with porch and tower. There are chapels for Baptists, Moravians, and Wesleyans, and a national school. The sub-district contains also four other parishes. Acres, 13, 190. Pop., 2, 778. Houses, 594.

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

Parish Registers

Riseley Parish Registers 1602 – 1812

Riseley Parish Registers 1602 – 1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor – Archive.org

Parish Records

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

England, Bedfordshire, Riseley – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Riseley, 1602-1874
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Riseley (Bedfordshire)

Churchwardens, overseers, constable accounts and other records, 1562-1965
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Riseley (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Riseley, 1626-1947
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Riseley (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Riseley – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1811-1848
Author: Manor of Riseley. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Riseley – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Churchwardens, overseers, constable accounts and other records, 1562-1965
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Riseley (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Riseley – Schools ( 1 )
Log books, 1870-1936
Author: Riseley National School (Riseley, Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Riseley – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Riseley, 1798-1949
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

Maps

OS Grid ReferenceTL0396162606 (all-numeric format: 503962 262606)

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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: Stodden
  • Province: Canterbury

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