Vowchurch, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Vowchurch, Herefordshire
Vowchurch St Bartholomew Herefordshire.jpg
Vowchurch St Bartholomew Herefordshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Webtree
County Herefordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Dore
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1642
Bishop's Transcripts: 1670
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]

VOWCHURCH (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Dore, hundred of Webtree, county of Hereford, 10 miles (W. by S.) from Hereford. This parish is situated in the "Golden valley," and on the river Dore, celebrated as a fine trout stream. It is intersected by the road from Hereford to Hay. Patron, the Prebendary of Putson Major in the Cathedral of Hereford. The church is very ancient, and remarkable for its fine oak roof supported on large pillars of the same material. There was a chapel at Monington-Straddel, but it was pulled down some few years since, no clergyman being resident at the time. A free school is partly supported, and the poor have some small bequests. [1]

Vowchurch St Bartholomew is an Ancient parish which included the settlements of Mornington and Straddle within the parish boundary; the village and civil parish of Vowchurch is within the Golden Valley of Herefordshire Vowchurch Wikipedia

The Parish church of St Bartholomew has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Vowchurch St Bartholomew

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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Vowchurch Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
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Indexes and images
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Indexes and images
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FamilySearch Collections-Herefordshire
1500s-2000s
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1500s-2000s
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1500s-2000s
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Parish Registers - FamilySearch Catalog
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts-Herefordshire
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Herefordshire ($)
1600s-1800s
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1600s-1800s
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1600s-1900s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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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]

Dore 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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HEF/Vowchurch/index.html

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 428-429. Accessed and adapted 22 May, 2013.

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