"FARNDISH, a parish in the hundred of Willey, county Bedford, 5 miles south of Higham Ferrers, and 5 south east of Wellingborough, its post town. It is situated on the north-west border of the county, part of it being in Northamptonshire. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. The tithes have been commuted for land under an Enclosure Act. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £195. The church is a small stone edifice, dedicated to St. Michael."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Farndish can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 1, Book 2 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- There are photographs and a description of St Michael and All Saints on the Bedfordshire Parish Churches website.
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- St. Michaels Church, Farndish
- Church of England
- The church of St. Michael and All Angels is a small building of stone, in the Transitional, Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave and a low western tower rising within the nave, and containing 3 bells : the south doorway is a rich example of the Transition Norman style : a beautiful stained east window was presented by the late Mr. W. H. S. Adcock, of this village, one on the south side by the Rev. Greville Chester, late rector, and there are several other stained windows : in the chancel is a small brass to John Johnston, rector (ob. 1625), being then nearly 100 years old; and there are also inscriptions to the Clark, Adcock and Alderman families : the church plate includes an ancient chalice : there are 69 sittings. The register dates from the year 1587. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for St Michael and All Angels are available on microfiche for the period 1550-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- A transcript of the Farndish parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Farndish parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Farndish parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP926637 (Lat/Lon: 52.263678, -0.644582), Farndish which are provided by:
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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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