Dinmore, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Dinmore, Herefordshire
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Dinmore+Manor+Church Herefordshire
Type Extra-parochial area (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Grimsworth
County Herefordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Hereford
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

DINMORE, an extra-parochial liberty, in the hundred of Grimsworth, county of Hereford, 8 miles (N. by W.) from Hereford.[1]

Dinmore is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire. The ancient Knights Templar manorial lands include a 1200 year old Yew Tree. The history of Dinmore Manor is available at Dinmore Manor Wikipedia

The manor is no longer open to the public. Dimore Manor House and several grouped buildings have been designated. The Manor House has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

The Chapel of St John of Jerusalem which dates from the 12th century was restored in 1886 by H F St John. The chapel has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building It includes painted windows by Rev. Harris Fleming St John MA, chaplain (1878–1903) at the time of the restoration of the chapel.

Dinmore is an extra parochial place within the county and Diocese of Herefordshire and neigbours Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire Genealogy to the north, Canon Pyon, Herefordshire Genealogy to the west and Wisteston, Herefordshire Genealogy and Wellington, Herefordshire Genealogy

1868 Gazetteer transcription by Colin Hinson

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]

Dinmore 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
Dinmore Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS BTs 1583-1898
FS 1538-1975
FMP 1538-1935


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

Dinmore is an extra parochial place and it is necessary to search local parishes described in the parish history to locate events. Experience suggests that only residents of Dinmore Manor which had a chaplain and Upper Dinmore farm and resident workers constituted the population of the rural area. See partial 1905 Kelly's transcription Kelly's Directory 1913 transcription

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for Dinmore 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 theFamily History Center Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Category:England Family History Centres to locate local Family History Centres in UK

Introduction to Family History Centers to locate outside UK.

Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

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 Genealogy

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]

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. 55-58. Accessed and adapted 6 August, 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk