Bromyard, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Bromyard, Herefordshire
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Broxash
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Bromyard
Registration District Bromyard
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1661
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Frome
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History

Bromyard St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the town and civil parish of Bromyard and Winslow; the parish boundaries included Linton Winslow and Norton. The chapelry of Brockhampton (near Bromyard), Herefordshire was formed from this parish. see Bromyard and Winslow Wikipedia and Bromyard Wikipedia

The church of St Peter Church Lane Bromyard has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See also Bromyard St Peter and Bromyard and District Local History Society website Bromyard District parishes

The Congregational Church,Sherford Street Bromyard, which dates from the early 1800's has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

BROMYARD (St. Peter), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Broxash, county of Hereford, 14 miles North East of Hereford, and 126 miles North West of London.[1]


Civil Registration

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

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Census records

Census returns for Bromyard 1841-1891

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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

Bromyard Poor Law Union,Herefordshire

Probate records

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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 400-405. Date accessed: 22 August 2012