Sundon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1569
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist, Baptist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SUNDON, a parish in Luton district, Beds; 4 miles NE of Dunstable r. station. It has a postal pillar-box under Dunstable. Acres, 2,160. Real property, £2,631. Pop., 450. Houses, 100. Most of the land belongs to the executors of Sir E. H. Turner, Bart. The living is a vicarage, united with Streatley, in the diocese of Ely. Value, £163. Patrons, the Trustees of Sir E. H. Turner, Bart. The church is early English. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Sundon, 4 miles N. W. Luton. P. 449

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SUNDON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Luton, hundred of Flitt, county of Bedford, 4¾ miles (N. W. by N.) from Luton; containing 449 inhabitants.

It comprises 2071a. 15p., of which about 250 acres are meadow and pasture, 66 woodland, and the remainder arable; the soil is clay, alternated with chalk and gravel. A market and a fair were formerly held, by charter granted in 1316.

The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £8. 6. 8.; net income, £83; patron and impropriator, Sir G. P. Turner, Bart.: the tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1769. The church is partly in the decorated style.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Sundon Parish Registers 1569-1812

Sundon Parish Registers 1569-1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor – Archive.org

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Bedfordshire, Sundon – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Sundon, St. Mary the Virgin monumental inscriptions
Author: Matthews, A. Weight (Arthur Weight), 1865-1937; Bedfordshire Family History Society

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

England, Bedfordshire, Sundon – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Sundon, 1602-1840
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sundon (Bedfordshire)

Churchwardens and overseers of the poor accounts, vestry minutes, and other records, 1767-1914
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sundon (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Sundon, 1569-1963
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sundon (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Sundon – Land and property ( 1 )
Documents of the Page-Turner family

England, Bedfordshire, Sundon – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Churchwardens and overseers of the poor accounts, vestry minutes, and other records, 1767-1914
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sundon (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Sundon – Schools ( 1 )
Log books and admission register, 1874-1939
Author: Sundon County Primary School (Sundon, Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Sundon – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Sundon, 1797-1946
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

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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.

UPPER SUNDON, Dunstable

Ale & Porter Merchant & Bottler
Underwood Albert

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

Maps

OS Grid ReferenceTL0447727848 (all-numeric format: 504478 227849)

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Administration

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

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