Eardisland, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Herefordshire Parishes
Eardisland, Herefordshire
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Stretford
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Weobley
Registration District Weobly
Records begin
Parish registers: 1614
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

EARDISLAND (St. Mary), is a parish, in the union of Weobley, hundred of Stratford, and the county of Hereford, 5 miles (W.) from Leominster. The river Arrow flows from west to east through the parish.[1]

Eardisland St Mary is an Ancient parish; the church dates from the early 13th century and was partially rebuilt in the 18th century and restored in 1864 by H Curzon. The church has been designated a grade II* listed building by English Heritage British listed building
Eardisland is a village and civil parish about 8 miles west of Leominster Eardisland Wikipedia


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.

From 1837 this area was part of Weobley registration district

Certificates may be obtained from
The Register Office
Town Hall
St. Owens Street
Phone 01432 260565

Fax 01432 261720

Email registrars@herefordshire.gov.uk

Church records

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

Herefordshire Archives Harold Street Hereford HR1 2QX England Tel: 01432 260750 Fax: 01432 260066 Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk Website: here

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collectionEardisland

Census records

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.

See Herefordshire Census

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.

Poor Law Unions

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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 121-124. Accessed and adapted 6 August, 2013.