Hereford St Martin, Herefordshire Genealogy
Guide to Hereford St Martin, Herefordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Hereford St Martin, Herefordshire|
Hereford St Martin Herefordshire
|Poor Law Union||Hereford|
|Parish registers: 1559|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1672|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford|
|Location of Archive|
|Herefordshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
HEREFORD, an ancient city, having separate jurisdiction, and the head of a union, locally in the hundred of Grimsworth, county of Hereford, of which it is the chief town, 135 miles (W. N. W.) from London; containing, exclusively of the townships of Lower Bullingham and Grafton, in the parish of St. Martin, hundred of Webtree. The parish is one of several in this city of which the principal is the Cathedral, dedicated to St Mary and St Ethelbert (which see). With St Martin's here's a list of chapels and ecclesiastical parishes within the city:
- Hereford All Saints
- Hereford St John the Baptist
- Hereford St Nicholas
- Hereford St Owen
- Hereford St Peter
- Hereford Cathedral (St Mary and St Ethelbert)
St Martin's Parish registers commence from 1559. 
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]
Hereford St Martin parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Hereford St Martin Online Parish Records|
|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
Website: Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre
- Parish registers for St. Martin's Church, Hereford, 1559-1960, Church of England at FamilySearch.
- Bishop's transcripts for St. Martin's Church, Hereford, 1671-1855 at FamilySearch.
Census records[edit | edit source]
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.
FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition England Family History 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.
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
- Census returns for Hereford 1841-1891 at FamilySearch
- Ancestry UK Census Collection (fee payable)
- Find my Past census search 1841-1901 (fee payable)
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
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.
Research Facilities[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.
- For current information about a center near you, go to the Family History Center Map
Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England. London (1848). Date accessed: 22 May 2013.