Upper and Lower Bullinghope with Grafton, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Upper and Lower Bullinghope with Grafton

Guide to Upper and Lower Bullinghope with Grafton, Herefordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Upper and Lower Bullinghope with Grafton, Herefordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Webtree
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Hereford
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1682
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hereford
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Upper Bullinghope or Upper Bullingham
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BULLINGHAM, a parish, in the hundred of Webtree, union and county of Hereford, 2 miles (S.) from Hereford. This parish comprises 1679 acres, of which 705 are in Upper Bullingham; it is bounded on the north by the river Wye, and is intersected by the road from Hereford to Ross. [1]

GRAFTON, a township, in the parish of All Saints, Hereford, hundred of Webtree, union and county of Hereford; and comprising an area of 428 acres. [2]

References in record sources to the villages of Lower Bullingham and Grafton may refer to Old Bullingthorpe Church or Bullingham Old Church. Immediately to the South of Hereford are the civil parishes:

Lower Bullingham is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire Lower Bullingham Wikipedia

Grafton is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire Grafton Herefordshire Wikipedia

John Harnden The Parish Registers of Herefordshire, J Harnden, 1987, ISBN 0 95123 47 0 6 explains that Hereford St Martin, Herefordshire parish included Grafton and Lower Bullingham until 1866 and included Blackmarstone and Putson and that the church was destroyed in 1645 and only rebuilt in 1845. For this period the parish was annexed to Hereford All Saints, Herefordshire however many entries especially for Lower Bullingham and Grafton are found in the registers of Bullingham.

The parish church of St Peter Grafton, Bullingham Lane, Grafton which dates from 1880 has been designated as a grade II listed Building British listed building  The English Heritage listing text describes a drawing of the Old Bullinghope church reported as being about 1830. The listing also mentions that in the past St Peter has been referred to as being in Bullingham parish probably due to the adjacent parish of Lower Bullingham.

The ruins of the Church of St Peter, Bullingham Lane, Grafton are those of the old parish church replaced by the 1880 building and have been designated as grade II listed and are scheduled as an Ancient monument County number 130 under the name Bullingham Old Church British listed building

Colin Hinson's transcription of the 1868 National Gazetteer refers to Grafton in the entry for Hereford, see GENIUKI

England Jurisdictions 1851 refer to Upper and Lower Bullinghope with Grafton as being an Ecclesiastical parish formed in 1747 from Bullingham chapelry and part of Hereford All Saints, Herefordshire

Herefordshire Churches refers to Bullinghope St Peter

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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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]

The 'Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

See Herefordshire Census

Census returns for Upper Bullingham 1841-1891

Census returns for Grafton 1841-1891

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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]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 428-431. Accessed and adapted 22 May, 2013.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 322-325. Accessed and adapted 22 May, 2013.

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