West Hide, Herefordshire Genealogy

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West Hide

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

West Hide, Herefordshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Radlow
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Hereford
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1575; For more records see Stoke Edith
Bishop's Transcripts: 1660
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Weston
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History

WESTHIDE, a parish, in the hundred of Radlow, union and county of Hereford, 5½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Hereford. The parish is situated on the road from Hereford to Bromyard. The church is in the early English style, and contains some monuments to the Monningtons. [1]

Westhide (sometimes spelled West Hide in certain records) is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire.

Westhide St Bartholomew was originally formed as a chapelry of Stoke Edith, Herefordshire and dates from the late 12th century and 14th century.

An inscribed slab memorial for Richard Monyngton who died in 1524 and his wife Alice with 8 sons and 8 daughters is notable.

The church of St Bartholomew is the Ancient Parish Church and has been graded as a grade I listed building British listed building

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

The Diocesan Record Office for Herefordshire has deposited Parish registers and Bishop's transcripts

Herefordshire Archive Service
Herefordshire Record Office
Harold Street

Office Tel No: +44 (0)1432 260750
Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk

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Census records

Census returns for Westhide 1841-1891

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The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

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Poor Law Unions

Hereford 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.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 517-519. Accessed and adapted 2 July 2013.

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