Stotfold is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends, Calvinistic Baptists, Wesleyans Methodists, Baptists, Primitive Methodists

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STOTFOLD, a parish, with a large village, in Biggleswade district, Beds; 2¼ miles NW by W of Baldock r. station. It has a post-office under Baldock. Acres, 2,323. Real property, £6,100. Pop. in 1851, 1,395; in 1861, 2,071, of whom 484 were in the Beds, Herts, and Hunts lunatic asylum. Houses, 324. The property is subdivided.

The lunatic asylum is a recent, extensive and ornate edifice; and stands conspicuously on high ground.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £242. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is good.

There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, an endowed boys’ school, a national school, seven alms houses, and some other charities.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Stotfold, 4 m. S.E. Shefford. P. 1026

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

STOTFOLD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Biggleswade, hundred of Clifton, county of Bedford, 2½ miles (N. W.) from Baldock; containing 1026 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £5. 17. 1.; income, £185; patrons and impropriators, the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A school is endowed with £20 per annum.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Pestell James, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, miller and oil cake dealer, Feb. 3, 1832.

Parish Registers

Stotfold Parish Registers 1559 – 1812

Stotfold Parish Registers 1559 – 1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor –

Parish Records


England, Bedfordshire, Stotfold – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Monumental inscriptions of St. Mary’s Stotfold, Bedfordshire
Author: Bedfordshire Family History Society; Matthews, A. Weight (Arthur Weight), 1865-1937

The monumental inscriptions of Three Counties asylum, Stotfold (also known as Fairfield Hospital), Bedfordshire, 1871-1954
Author: Bedfordshire Family History Society; Three Counties Asylum (Stotfold, Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Stotfold – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Stotfold, 1602-1878
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stotfold (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Stotfold, 1559-1941
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stotfold (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Stotfold – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1461-1934
Author: Manor of Stotfold. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Stotfold – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Charity records, 1623, 1725, 1775-1779, 1796, 1808, 1825-1850
Author: Stotfold (Bedfordshire)

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

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records


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.


Flitton George

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


OS Grid ReferenceTL2158337037 (all-numeric format: 521584 237038)

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  • 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: Clifton
  • Province: Canterbury

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