Meppershall, Hertfordshire Genealogy
Guide to Meppershall, Hertfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Biggleswade|
|Parish registers: 1652|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1602|
|Diocese||Pre-1837 - Lincoln; Post-1836 - Ely|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford|
|Location of Archive|
|Hertfordshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
MEPPERSHALL, or MEPSHALL, a parish, with a village, in Biggleswade district, Beds; near the Hitchin branch of the Midland railway, 2 miles N of the boundary with Herts, and 2 S by W of Shefford. Post town, Shefford, under Biggleswade.
Meppershall is an Ancient Parish partly in Bedfordshire and partly in Hertfordshire with the main part being in Bedfordshire. See also Meppershall, Bedfordshire
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a summary overview of the history of this parish.
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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.
Church records[edit | edit source]
Meppershall parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FS = FamilySearch - free|
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|HERT = Hertfordshire Names Online - free (click on "Search Hertfordshire Names Online")|
|FMP = Hertfordshire Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)|
|BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free|
|NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free|
|FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free|
|PARISH NAME Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies.
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Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Probate records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hertfordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
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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]
References[edit | edit source]
- John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 January 2014.