Breinton, Herefordshire Genealogy
Guide to Breinton, Herefordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Lower+Breinton St+Michael Herefordshire
|County||Herefordshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Hereford|
|Parish registers: 1662|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1662|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford|
|Location of Archive|
|Herefordshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
See also Herefordshire Churches (St. Michael's)
BREINTON (St. Michael), a parish, in the hundred of Grimsworth, the union and county of Hereford, 2 miles west of Hereford. 
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]
Breinton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Breinton Online Parish Records|
|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
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 reference AH 19, AH3 and Bishop's transcripts 1661-1840
AH19/1 General register 1662-1728
AH3/1 General register 1730-184 (Marriages end in 1754)
AH3/2 Baptisms and burials, 1787-1812 (including marriages, 1790-1812 and banns 1790-1808 also copy of 1811 census)
AH3/3 Baptisms 1813-1892
AH3/4 Baptisms 1893-1973
AH3/5 Marriages and banns, 1754-1790 (includes two entries for 1802)
AH3/6 Marriages 1813-1837
AH3/7 Marriages 1837-1980
BP68/1 Marriages 1980-1996 BP68 series of parish registers post 1980
AH3/8 Banns 1824-1852
AH3/9 Banns 1855-1909
AH3/10 Banns 1941-1973
AH3/11 Burials 1813-1928 Burials, (loose inside: death and burial certificates.
Also, note concerning inscriptions of burials in the chancel of the church following restoration, 1870)
Other records include Churchwardens accounts and overseers
Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection
Breinton for parish registers 1662-1980
Census records[edit | edit source]
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 Family History Center Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that genenerally charge for subscriptions.
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.
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]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 353-357. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 June 2013.