Breinton, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Breinton, Herefordshire
Lower+Breinton St+Michael Herefordshire.jpg
Lower+Breinton St+Michael Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Grimsworth
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Hereford
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1662
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hereford
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

See also Herefordshire Churches

BREINTON (St. Michael), a parish, in the hundred of Grimsworth, the union and county of Hereford, 2 miles west of Hereford. [1]

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]

Breinton 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
Breinton 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


Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records.

The Diocesan Record Office for Herefordshire has deposited Parish registers reference AH 19, AH3 and Bishop's transcripts 1661-1840

AH19/1 General register 1662-1728

AH3/1 General register 1730-184 (Marriages end in 1754)

AH3/2 Baptisms and burials, 1787-1812 (including marriages, 1790-1812 and banns 1790-1808 also copy of 1811 census)
AH3/3 Baptisms 1813-1892

AH3/4 Baptisms 1893-1973

AH3/5 Marriages and banns, 1754-1790 (includes two entries for 1802)
AH3/6 Marriages 1813-1837

AH3/7 Marriages 1837-1980

BP68/1 Marriages 1980-1996 BP68 series of parish registers post 1980

AH3/8 Banns 1824-1852

AH3/9 Banns 1855-1909

AH3/10 Banns 1941-1973

AH3/11 Burials 1813-1928 Burials, (loose inside: death and burial certificates.
Also, note concerning inscriptions of burials in the chancel of the church following restoration, 1870)
Other records include Churchwardens accounts and overseers

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

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection

Breinton  for parish registers 1662-1980

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Breinton 1841-1891

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 FHC Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that genenerally charge for subscriptions.

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]

Breinton

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. 353-357. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 June 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk