Wigmore, Herefordshire Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 14:52, 3 February 2015 by Murphynw (talk | contribs) (moved Wigmore, Herefordshire to Wigmore, Herefordshire Genealogy: Text replace - ", Herefordshire" to ", Herefordshire Genealogy")
Jump to navigation Jump to search

England Gotoarrow.png Herefordshire Gotoarrow.png Herefordshire Parishes

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

Wigmore, Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wigmore
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Ludlow
Registration District Ludlow
Records begin
Parish registers: 1572
Bishop's Transcripts: 1660
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Leominster
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]

WIGMORE (St. James), a parish, in the union of Ludlow, hundred of Wigmore, county of Hereford, 8 miles (S. W.) from Ludlow. On a commanding elevation, a little westward of the village, are the ivy-mantled ruins of Wigmore Castle, the outer works of which are the most perfect. In the neighbourhood are traces of several British encampments, attributed to Caractacus; and some Roman encampments.[1]

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]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


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 FHC Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

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]

Wigmore

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 571-575. Accessed and adapted 10 July, 2013.

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