Foy, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Herefordshire Parishes

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

Foy, Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Greytree; Wormelow
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Ross
Registration District Ross
Records begin
Parish registers: 1570
Bishop's Transcripts: 1661
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Archenfield
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History

FOY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Ross, partly in the hundred of Greytree, but chiefly in the Upper division of the hundred of Wormelow, county of Hereford, 3¾ miles (N.) from Ross, and on the road between Gloucester and Hereford [1]

Foy is an Ancient Parish which included Eaton Tregoes within the parish boundary; the hamlet and civil parish of Foy the civil parish includes Hole-in-the Wall and Old Gore within its boundary. Foy Wikipedia

The 13th century church of St Mary Foy has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See Foy St Mary


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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Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection
See also Herefordshire Church Records

Census records

Census returns for Foy 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

Ross 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. 255-259. Accessed and adapted 6 August, 2013.