BEDFORDSHIRE: Bedfordshire Quarter Sessions Records
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, Bedford
Quarter Sessions records for the county and some for Bedford Borough are listed in the Guide to the Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service by Joyce Godber, Beds. County Council, 1957.
There is a Ts calendar of the Sessions Rolls 1714-1832, extracts only, with personal and place names and subject indexes, unindexed extracts, 1714-1832, are published in Bedfordshire County Records 1; Indictment Books, 1651-1660, are published in Bedfordshire County Records 2.
County Sessions rolls, 1714-20th century (gaps 1715, 1717-20, 1723, 1774, 1794-96). To 1837 they are in bound volumes, they include sacrament certificates and oaths of allegiance, removal orders, bastardy papers, examinations and depositions, recognizances, indictments and presentements.
Indictment book, 1651-60 (published)
Session minutes, 1711-20th century (gaps 1718-27, 1732, 1762-67)
Calendars of prisoners at Quarter Sessions, 1799-1907 (includes Middlesex prisoners, 1863-1879) and Assizes 1785-1886, 1889-1907.
County Gaol, roll of debtors, 1770-1854, registers of prisoners, 1799-1879.
Land Tax Assessments, 1798-1832
Jury lists from 1780 (selection, 1780-1830, published in Bedfordshire Historical Records Society 4)
Bedford Town Hall (North beds Borough Council)
Bedford Borough Minutes, 1771-1831, 1846-1955
Rolls, 1750-1836 (incomplete series) and calendars of prisoners, 1829-35, 1846 and 1849. Ts calendar at Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service.
Some documents are at the Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service including Sacrament certificates 1751-1798.