Kimbolton, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Kimbolton, Herefordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wolphy
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Leominster
Registration District Leominster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1565
Bishop's Transcripts: 1660
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Leominster
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]

KIMBOLTON (St. James), a parish, in the union of Leominster, hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford, 3 miles (N. E. by E.) from Leominster.[1]

KIMBOLTON, a village and a parish in Leominster district, Hereford. The village stands on an eminence, 2½ miles NE of Leominster r. station. The property is subdivided. About 160 acres are under hops. Traces exist of a Roman camp. The church is old and cruciform; has a tower and spire; and was repaired in 1853. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.[2]

Kimbolton is a village and civil parish in the Leominster area of North Herefordshire

Kimbolton with Hammish is the legal name of the Anglican parish which contains two churches

Kimbolton St James the Great was originally a chapelry in the Ancient Parish of Eye, Herefordshire but became an ecclesiastical parish in the Diocese of Hereford in 1745 and included Hamnish in the parish boundary. A map of the parish boundary can be found at A church near you and shows the modern church of Hamnish St Dubricius and All Saints within the parish boundary.

The church of St James the Great Church Bank Kimbolton has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See also Herefordshire Churches and Kimbolton St James the Great with St Dubricius with All Saints Hamnish at Leominster Community Portal part of Leominster Team Ministry

The dedication to local saint Dubricius of the church at Hamnish Dubricius Wikipedia is linked with All Saints. The present church was built in 1910 to replace a previous metal church a mission church from Kimbolton; the metal buildng is still in use as a church hall.

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]

Kimbolton 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
Kimbolton 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


Link to the Family History Library film numbers in their collection Kimbolton

Census records[edit | edit source]

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


Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.Find my Past 1911 census

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Leominster 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/Kimbolton/index.html

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 674-677. Accessed and adapted 27 Feb 2013
  2. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Accessed and adapted 20 August 2013
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk

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