Bartestree, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Bartestree, Herefordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bartestree, Herefordshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Greytree
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Hereford
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1813; For more records see Dormington
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see Dormington
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Weston
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BARTESTREE, a chapelry, in the parish of Dormington, hundred of Greytree, union and county of Hereford, 4½ miles East of Hereford. [1]

Bartestree is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire see [1]

Bartestree was formed as a chapelry in the Dormington, Herefordshire Ancient Parish however the Parish Church of St James dates from 1888. A map of the parish boundary of Lugwardine with Bartestree is available at A Church Near You. [2] The church building was declared redundant and converted to a private residential development, see [3]

The parish church of St James has been designated as a grade II listed building [4]

The Convent of Our Lady of Charity and Refuge was built in 1863 and closed in 1992 and was subsequently redeveloped as private residential dwellings. The Convent and adjacent disused Roman Catholic church have both been designated, the Convent has been designated as a grade II listed building [5]

The disused Roman Catholic Church of St James which was relocated to a site adjacent to the convent and built to the design of Edward Wlby Pugin has been designated as a grade II* listed building [6] and the English Heritage listing includes a history of the development of the convent for the daughter of the land owner Robert Biddulph Phillips.  

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Bartestree Online Parish Records
Collections
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Indexes and images
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FamilySearch Collections-Herefordshire
1500s-2000s
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1500s-2000s
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1500s-2000s
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Parish Registers - FamilySearch Catalog
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts-Herefordshire
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Herefordshire ($)
1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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1600s-1900s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1600s-1800s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

census returns for Bartestree 1841-1891

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Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901



Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Hereford Poor Law Union, Herefordshire

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Herefordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HEF/Bartestree/index.html

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 158-161. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 June 2013.