Bolstone, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BOLSTONE, a parish, is in the Upper division of the hundred of Wormelow, and in the union and county of Hereford, 6 miles South Southeast from Hereford. [1]

Bolstone was sometimes spelled Boulstone, and refers to Ballingham and Bolstone, Herefordshire Genealogy, an ancient Parish.

Bolstone is a settlement within the Ancient Parish of Ballingham, Herefordshire Genealogy.

The Parish Church of St John of Jerusalem dates from the 12th century and was restored in 1877 by W.E. Martin; it has been designated as a grade II listed building [1]

The united benefice of Ballingham with Bolstone now serves the needs of the villages; historical directory and gazetteer entries describe Bolstone as a chapelry annexed to the rectory of Ballingham St Dubricius.

Resources[edit | edit source]

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]

Bolstone parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS BTs = England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Herefordshire Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Bolstone Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS BTs 1583-1898
1583-1898
1583-1898
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP 1538-1935
1538-1936
1541-1992
NBI



1813-1839
IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

The Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre houses many parish registers. See The records we hold for a list of records available there. How to contact them:

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre
Fir Tree Lane
Rotherwas
Hereford HR2 6LA
Telephone: +44 (0)1432 260750
Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk
Website: Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition, FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that genenerally charge for subscriptions.

See Herefordshire Census

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 Jurisdictions, Parishes A-B 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]

Bolstone

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 295-302. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 June 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk