Chicksands, Bedfordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Chicksands, Bedfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.interactive map and websites

Chicksands, Bedfordshire
Type Extra-parochial area (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Clifton
County Bedfordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Biggleswade
Registration District Biggleswade
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Bedfordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CHICKSANDS, is an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Biggleswade, hundred of Clifton, county of Bedford, it is 1½ miles WNW from Shefford. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Church records[edit | edit source]

Because Chicksands is an extra-parochial entity, see Campton, Clophill, Haynes, Shefford Hardwick, and Southill for church records.

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

None

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Registration District[edit | edit source]
  • Biggleswade

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

  • Biggleswade

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Bedfordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Chicksands on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 586-593. Date accessed: 1 November 2013