Bosbury, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Bosbury Holy Trinity

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Bosbury is a village and civil parish about five miles north of Ledbury. Bosbury Wikipedia

Holy Trinity church is an Ancient Parish which included Upleadon and Catley.

The Church of the Holy Trinity has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Bosbury is within the largest 19th century hop growing region outside Kent  although in the late 20th century the area declined in this business and many hop yards and oasts were dismantled.

Bosbury was the site of the palace of the mediaeval bishops of Hereford and the palace reamins are found near the church at Old Court Farm.

The Knights Templar presence at the present Prior's Court farm is also indicated by the Templar grave within the church.

See also Herefordshire Churches

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]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. 

The Diocesan Record Office for Herefordshire has deposited Parish registers and Bishop's transcripts

Herefordshire Archive Service
Herefordshire Record Office
Harold Street
Hereford
HR1 2QX

Office Tel No: +44 (0)1432 260750
Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection

Bosbury

See also Herefordshire Church Records

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

for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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]

Ledbury 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]

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Web sites[edit | edit source]

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