Milton Bryant, Bedfordshire


Milton Bryant, a village and a parish in Beds. The village stands 2 1/2 miles SE of Woburn, and 4 1/4 SE of Woburn Sands station on the Bedford and Bletchley branch of the L. & N.W.R., and has a post office under Woburn; money order and telegraph office, Woburn. The parish comprises 1552 acres; population, 226. Two manors belonged at Domesday to Hugh de Beauchamp and the Bishop of Bayeux, went to Sir Francis Bryan and Woburn Abbey, and passed to Sir Hugh Inglis, Bart. The manor house is the seat of the Synnots. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £225 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, a small building originally Norman but much modernized, consists of chancel, nave, transept, and a central embattled tower; it has a painted window, and contains a monument by Chantrey to Sir H. Inglis. There is a charity estate worth about £70 a year.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The parish registers date from the year 1559.


Details of the places of worship in Milton Bryant, and their records, can be found on the following pages:

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Old maps of Milton Bryant are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Bedfordshire papers online:

Poor Law

Milton Bryan was in Woburn Poor Law Union from 1835-1899 when it transferred to Ampthill Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Ampthill Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Ampthill Poor Law Union and Workhouse.

Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.