Haywood, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Haywood, Herefordshire
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Webtree; Wormelow
County Herefordshire
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]

HAYWOOD-FOREST, an extra-parochial liberty, in the hundred of Webtree, county of Hereford, 2½ miles (S. S. W.) from Hereford; containing 123 inhabitants. The district comprises 711 acres, and is intersected by the Hereford and Grosmont railway. [1]

HAYWOOD-TOWNSHIP, an extra-parochial liberty, in the Upper division of the hundred of Wormelow, county of Hereford. It comprises 780 acres of land, intersected by the Hereford and Grosmont railway; and on the north-west is connected with Haywood-Forest. [2]

Haywood is a civil parish in Herefordshire with no substantial settlements and is south west of Hereford.

Haywood is an extra parochial place in Herefordshire which neighbours Clehonger, Herefordshire Hereford St John the Baptist, Herefordshire Upper and Lower Bullinghope with Grafton, Herefordshire Callow, Herefordshire Dewsall, Herefordshire Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire and Allensmore, Herefordshire

See also the Haywood Forest entry in the National Gazetteer 1868 transcribed 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]

Haywood 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[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Haywood 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 returns for Haywood 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]

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/Haywood/index.html

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 454-456. Adapted: 30 Jan 2013
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 454-456. Adapted: 30 Jan 2013
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk

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