|North East Bedfordshire|
Melchbourne Preceptory was located in the village. Today the village is the location of the Church of St Mary Magdalene.
- Audrey Lawson-Johnston, the last living survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915. Died 2013.
- Sarah Kennedy, BBC radio presenter.
- Major Gen. Sir Percy Cox, British Diplomat (died there 1937) Influential figure in founding of Iraq.