Aylton, Herefordshire Genealogy
Parish History[edit | edit source]
The small undedicated parish church of this Ancient Parish stands on a platform adjacent to Aylton Court Farm House about 3 miles west of Ledbury.
The estate was extensive and likewise the parish. There has been settlement here since Saxon times and the manorial estate is documented. The earliest written form of the name is Aileuetona in 1138. Later variations are Alhamstone (1278), Aylmeton (1291), Aylston (1341), Ailyneton (1351), Aylistone (1368), and Aylton de la Bath (1619). This latter name, combined with the benefice listing of Aylton as a "chapel with cure" in 1351, suggests that historically the pond adjacent to the church may have been thought to have restorative powers. Aylton chapel was also listed as "vetus villa" in the charters of Lanthony Prima in Wales.
The oast at Court Farm has recently been restored and the mediaeval barn has also been restored in recent years.
The church has two bells one possibly 12th century the other circa 1639.
AYLTON, AParish in the hundred of RADLOW, county of HEREFORD.
LEWIS, Samuel A. Taken from FHL Book Call # 942 E5L 1831 pg. 76
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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Church records[edit | edit source]
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Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection
See also Herefordshire Church Records
Census records[edit | edit source]
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
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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Web sites[edit | edit source]
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