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Herefordshire Baptisms contains over 229,000 transcripts of original parish baptism registers. The collection dates back to the early 1500s and covers more than 240 parishes across the county. Some of the records have been created by the Leintwardine History Society from original documents and the rest come from FamilySearch's International Genealogical Index.
Early records, especially from the 16th and 17th centuries, noted only a few facts about the event. Later records will include more biographical details. Most will reveal your ancestor's name, birth year, residence, baptism date, baptism place and parent's names.
Search over 49,000 transcripts of Herefordshire Marriages spanning the years 1538 to 1936 to uncover the name of your ancestor's spouse and add another branch to your family tree. Herefordshire is found in the West Midlands of England and share borders with Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire and Wales. You will find records from more than 230 parishes across the county, including Bromyard, Kington, Leominster, Ledbury, and Ross-on-Wye.
Each transcript will reveal your ancestor's age, marriage date, marriage location, residence father's name and corresponding details for their spouse.
Do you have family members buried Herefordshire? Search transcripts of original parish burial registers that span four centuries and cover 75 parishes across the county to find out. Each record will reveal where and when your ancestor was laid to rest as well as the names of their parent's and spouse.
A burial record allows you to complete your ancestor's story. Later records may include a vital detail, your ancestor's age at the time of death. Having your ancestor's age will allow you to search for a baptism record. Burial records also give you a date to assist your search for your ancestor's will
Herefordshire Wills, 1517-1700
Herefordshire wills, 1517-1700 is a collection of more than 49,000 records produced by the British Record Society. This handwritten index was created from the original documents found in the Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre. The index is arranged in alphabetical order by surname and can be searched the by the first initial of the surname. In the cases where there is more than one volume for a surname, the volumes are numbered.
Next to each name in the index is a reference number and the probate year. Some also include residence and additional abbreviated notes about the records such as
- Adm – Letters of administration
- Ac/R – Account rendered
- I – Inventory
- W – Will
A number of entries include abbreviations for the individual's occupation or marital status. For example, 'Yeo' for yeoman, 'Husb' for husbandman, and 'Spin' for spinster.