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Bedfordshire 1891 Census Details


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I am County Co-ordinator for Bedfordshire for the 1891 Census and have the microfiche on loan from the Genealogical Society of Utah for this project; they arrived on 12th April 2001 and have been going out to volunteers since then. I completed and uploaded the final Piece on 14th April 2005.

I have evaluated all places in Bedfordshire to ensure that I receive all of the relevant fiche relevant to the County and the town/village structure by name and film numbers from the Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service (BDF CRO), the Public Record Office (PRO) and Family History Library (FHL); I have included these details and further amendments from the fiche as I review them and they are shown by place name on an attached page.   

Some of the Bedfordshire places came under the jurisdiction of Registration Districts in neighbouring counties.  You will see on the attached page that I have marked these with the relevant county name and they will have to wait until there is a co-ordinator for those counties (any volunteers?).

Additionally, there are some places that came under the jurisdiction of the Bedfordshire Registration County but were not in the County of Bedfordshire, these are included below.  The list shows transcription, checking and validation process status.  When all three stages are complete then they will be available, without charge, for all to search and enjoy.  I have used a traffic light system to show progress RED (not started or returned incomplete), YELLOW (in progress) and GREEN (completed) .... and they are now all GREEN!.  

The FreeCEN database and search facility is operational and all validated Pieces are available via the Project Page , consequently the detail is no longer available at this web site.

If you have any questions or observations about Bedfordshire please contact me - Mike Strange
 

1891 CENSUS FOR BEDFORDSHIRE REGISTRATION DISTRICT

(Census taken on the night of 5 April 1891)

RG12/

District

Sub-District

FHL Number

No of Fiche

Transcribe

Check

Validate

1243

170 St. Neots (Hunts)

2 Kimbolton

6096353

5

1244

171 Bedford

1 Riseley

6096354

2

1245

171 Bedford

2 Sharnbrook

6096355

2

1246

171 Bedford

3 Harrold

6096356

2

1247

171 Bedford

4 Turvey

6096357

1

1248

171 Bedford

5A Bedford & Kempston

6096358

3

1249

171 Bedford

5B Kempston

6096359

4

1250

171 Bedford

5C Bedford & Kempston

6096360

4

1251

171 Bedford

6A Cardington

6096361

4

1252

171 Bedford

6B Bedford & Cardington

6096362

4

1253

171 Bedford

7 Barford

6096363

2

1254

172 Biggleswade

1A Potton

6096364

3

1255

172 Biggleswade

1B Potton

6096365

3

1256

172 Biggleswade

2A Biggleswade

6096366

3

1257

172 Biggleswade

2B Biggleswade

6096367

3

1258

172 Biggleswade

2C Biggleswade

6096368

3

1259

173 Ampthill

1 Shillington

6096369

3

1260

173 Ampthill

2 Ampthill

6096370

4

1261

173 Ampthill

3 Cranfield

6096371

2

1262

174 Woburn

1A Woburn

6096372

3

1263

174 Woburn

1B Woburn

6096373

3

1264

175 Leighton Buzzard

1A Leighton Buzzard

6096374

3

1265

175 Leighton Buzzard

1B Leighton Buzzard

6096375

3

1266

175 Leighton Buzzard

2 Wing

6096376

2

1267

175 Leighton Buzzard

3 Ivinghoe

6096377

1

1268

175 Leighton Buzzard

4 Edlesborough

6096378

2

1269

176 Luton

1A Dunstable

6096379

3

1270

176 Luton

1B Dunstable

6096380

3

1271

176 Luton

2A Luton

6096381

4

1272

176 Luton

2B Luton

6096382

4

1273

176 Luton

2C Luton

6096383

3

1274

176 Luton

2D Luton

6096384

3

1275

176 Luton

2E Luton.

6096385

3

 
NOTES:

Podington and Wymington

1210

6096320

4