Hereford St Martin, Herefordshire Genealogy

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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
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Hereford St Martin Herefordshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hereford City
County Herefordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Hereford
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1672
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]

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. [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]

Hereford St Martin 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
Hereford St Martin 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]

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 Family History Center 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.

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.

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

England Family History Centres

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England. London (1848). Date accessed: 22 May 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk