Presteigne with Discoed, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Presteigne with Discoed

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

Part of this parish is in Radnorshire, Wales. See also Presteigne with Discoed, Radnorshire.

Presteigne with Discoed, Herefordshire
Presteigne St Andrew Powys.jpg
Presteigne St Andrew Powys
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Radnor; Wigmore
County Herefordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Presteigne
Registration District Presteigne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1561
Bishop's Transcripts: 1659
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Weobley
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]

Presteigne, market town and township with ry. sta., Radnorshire, and parish, partly also in Herefordshire - parish. Town, on river Lugg, 6½ miles NE. of New Radnor. Presteigne is an ancient town, and was a borough by prescription. It has a town hall, a shire hall (1829), and an endowed grammar school founded in the time of Queen Elizabeth. Presteigne formed one of the Radnor District of Parliamentary Boroughs.[1]

Presteigne St Andrew with Discoed is an Ancient Parish historically in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Lower Kinsham, Nash, Lower Hampton, Litton and Cascob, Little Brampton, Willey, Combe, Rodd, Rodd, Nash and Little Brampton, Stapleton, and Discoed.

See also Presteigne Wikipedia and St Andrew church information.

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.

This parish was withinPresteigne registration district

Church records[edit | edit source]

Presteigne with Discoed 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
Presteigne with Discoed Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS BTs 1583-1898
FS 1538-1975
FMP 1538-1935


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

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

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.

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]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887. Accessed and adapted 9 July 2013.

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