Byford, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Byford St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in the civil parish of Byford, Herefordshire.

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

See also Byford Wikipedia Byford with Mansell Gamage St John the Baptist

BYFORD, a parish in Weobly district, the hundred of Grimsworth, county of Hereford. It lies on the river Wey, and the Hereford and Brecon railway, near Moorhampton station, 7½ miles West North West of Hereford. The property is not much divided; and belongs chiefly to Sir H. Cotterell, Bart.[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.

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


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: Website: here

Film numbers in the Family History Library collection Byford

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

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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Web sites

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


  1. John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 June 2013.