WHIPSNADE is a parish and village, 3 miles south by west from Dunstable railway station, on the borders of Hertfordshire, in the hundred of Manshead, union and county court district of Luton, rural deanery of Dunstable, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely1.

Status: Ancient Parish partly in Bedfordshire and partly in Hertfordshire.

Parish church: St. Mary Magdalene

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1682
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHIPSNADE, a parish in Luton district, Beds; 3 miles S by W of Dunstable r. station. Post town, Dunstable. Acres, 1,205. Real property, £1,391. Pop., 195. Houses, 43. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £200. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was restored and enlarged in 1860.

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

Bankrupts

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.

Fawcett Thomas, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, cattle dealer, Feb. 17, 1843.

Parish Registers

Whipsnade Parish Registers 1603-1812

Whipsnade Parish Registers 1603-1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor – Archive.org

Parish Records

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

England, Bedfordshire, Whipsnade – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Whipsnade, 1603-1843
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whipsnade (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Whipsnade, 1682-1983
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whipsnade (Bedfordshire)

Vestry and miscellaneous records, 1563-1921
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whipsnade (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Whipsnade – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, England

England, Bedfordshire, Whipsnade – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Vestry and miscellaneous records, 1563-1921
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whipsnade (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Whipsnade – Schools ( 1 )
Log book and admission registers, 1879-1921
Author: Whipsnade National School (Whipsnade, Bedfordshire)

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

Directories

The Post Office Directory of Bedfordshire 1869

WHIPSNADE is a parish and village, 3 miles south by west from Dunstable railway station, on the borders of Hertfordshire, in the hundred of Manshead, union and county court district of Luton, rural deanery of Dunstable, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely.

Here is a Sunday school; but the smallness the population and the early period of life at which children begin to be employed by their parents in the straw plait business preclude the establishment of a day school.

Parish Clerk, Jeremiah Brandsom

Orlebar Rev John Charles rector

COMMERCIAL

Bailey Joseph farmer Short Grove farm
Birchmore George Heart & Chequers

Geary Henry farmer

Jones Stephen farmer

Perkins Henry farmer

Steaton Henry shopkeeper

Source: The Post office directory of Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire By Kelly’s directories, ltd 1869

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OS Grid ReferenceTL0090117986 (all-numeric format: 500901 217987)

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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: Manshead
  • Province: Canterbury

1. The Post office directory of Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire By Kelly’s directories, ltd 1869

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