Dr. F. G. Emmison published the surviving Parish Registers for Knotting, Melchbourne & Yelden in 1933 under the auspices of the County Records Committee of the Bedfordshire County Council and the Ven. Archdeacon of Bedford, and with permission from the rectors.
The volume was signed by Dr Emmison, who was then Clerk of Records for Bedforshire, as number 36 of a publication of 75 copies, and is volume VII of the series. Rushden Research purchased a copy of this, at a sale of surplus books at the County Record Office.
To produce the book, Dr Emmison transcribed the parish records and then cross checked them with the Bishop Transcripts (BT’s) and added any extra information. Most of the BT’s survive from 1602 but some years are missing.
The transcript has now been re-typed into Rushden Research format for our website project, but the year has been left as transcribed by Dr Emmison (i.e. not upgraded for Jan-Mar before 1752).