Edvin Ralph, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Edvin Ralph, Herefordshire
Edwyn Ralph St Michael & All Angels Herefordshire.jpg
Edwyn Ralph St Michael & All Angels Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wolphy
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Bromyard
Registration District Bromyard
Records begin
Parish registers: 1651
Bishop's Transcripts: 1624
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Frome
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]

EDVIN-RALPH, a parish, in the union of Bromyard, hundred of Wolphy, though locally in the hundred of Broxash, county of Hereford, 2 miles (N.) from Bromyard. [1]

Edwyn Ralph is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire near Bromyard.

Edwyn Ralph St Michael is an Ancient Parish which includes Butterley within its boundaries.

The church of St Michael was restored in 1862 and 1885 but dates from the 12th century in part and has been designated a grade II* listed building by English Heritage. British Listed building

See also Edwyn Ralph St Michael

A transcription of the 1863 Post Office of Herefordshire adopts Edvin Ralph as the spelling transcription by Barbara Haner

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]

Edvin Ralph 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
Edvin Ralph Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
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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 returns for Edvin Ralph (Edwyn Ralph) 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 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]

Bromyard 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/EdvinRalph/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. 147-150. Accessed and adapted 6 August, 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk