Monkland, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Herefordshire Parishes

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

Monkland, Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Stretford
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Leominster
Registration District Leominster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1582
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

MONKLAND (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Leominster, hundred of Stretford, county of Hereford, 2½ miles (W. S. W.) from Leominster. The church, with the manor, was given by Ralph Tony in the time of William Rufus to the abbey of Conches, in Normandy, when a cell of Benedictine monks was established here, the possessions of which, at the suppression, were granted to the Dean and Canons of Windsor. [1]

Monkland is a village in the civil parish of Monkland and Stretford in Herefordshire south of Leominster Monkland Wikipedia

Monkland All Saints is an Ancient Parish in Herefordshire; the Parish Church of All saints was rebuilt in 1866 and has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

A map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

Monkland All Saints is part of the Leominster Team Ministry Leominster Community portal

See also Herefordshire Churches


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

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 AK 17 and Bishop's transcripts 1660-1856

AK17/1 General register 1592-1768

AK17/2 Baptisms and Burials 1769-1812

AK17/3 Baptisms 1813-1961
(Also contains note of Census figures 1821 - 1851).

AK17/4 Marriages 1754-1792

AK 17/5 Marriages 1793-1812

AK 17/6 Marriages 1814-1837

Herefordshire Archive Service
Herefordshire Record Office
Harold Street

Office Tel No: +44 (0)1432 260750

Link to the Family History Library  showing the film numbers in their collection Monkland

Census records

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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

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.Find my Past 1911 census
Herefordshire Census

Poor Law Unions

Leominster 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. 333-334. Accessed and adapted 12 March, 2013.

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