Everton, a parish in Beds, on the verge of the county, 1½ mile NW of Potton station on the L. & N.W.R, and 5½ miles NNE from Biggleswade. It has a post office under Sandy; money order and telegraph office, Potton. Acreage, 1361; population, 219. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Tetworth, in the diocese of Ely; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, Clare College, Cambridge. The church is in Tetworth. A portion of the parish known as Tetworth is in Huntingdonshire, and in the district of St Neots.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Everton St. Mary|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS) hold the registers for Everton: Baptisms 1650-1958, Marriages 1650-1946, Burials 1650-1921, Banns 1769-1946. Transcripts in either book or microfiche form for registers prior to 1813 can be purchased from the BLARS (see website for details).
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Everton was in Biggleswade Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Everton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Everton (St. Mary))
- Kelly's Directory of Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Northamptonshire, 1914
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Bedfordshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Everton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Bedfordshire papers online:
- Bedfordshire Times and Independent
- Biggleswade Chronicle
- Luton Times and Advertiser
- Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle
Everton was in Biggleswade Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Biggleswade Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Biggleswade Poor Law Union and Workhouse.
A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.