Eardisley with Bollingham, Herefordshire Genealogy
EARDISLEY (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Kington, hundred of Huntington, county of Hereford, 5 miles (S. by W.) from Kington; The parish is bounded by the river Wye on the south, and intersected by the road from Hereford to Kington; The Hay railway passes near the village. Several helmets have been dug up; and there are slight remains of a castle, during many centuries the residence of the Baskervilles, a family of great note in the marches of Wales. 
Eardisley St Mary Magdalene is an Ancient parish which includes Bollingham within its boundaries. A map of the parish boundary showing both churches is available at A church near you
The chapel of St Silas Bollingham is a chapel of ease within the parish, which dates from the 11th century restored in 1867 and 1890 and is adjacent to the Georgian Bollingham House and has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building The chapel of ease only occasionally used for worship but is within Eardisley group in the benefice. See A church near you
The 12th century church was restored in 1863 by E.Christian and has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage British listed building
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.
This parish was withinPresteigne registration district
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 references Eardisley AF61 and Bishop's transcripts 1660-1861
AR 46/1 General register 1630-1662
AF 61/1 General register 1669-1704
AF 61/2 General register, 1705-1740
Also contains notes on a tithe dispute over lands at High Park estate, 1711.
AF 61/3 General register, 1741-1812.
Also contains list of churchwardens, 1741-1752, and note of appointment of churchwardens, 1823.
AF 61/4 Baptisms 1813-1849
AF61/5 Baptisms 1849-1883
AF 61/6 Baptisms 1884-1938
Also contains plan of church, 1888.
AF 61/7 Marriages 1754-1812
AF 61/8 Marriages 1813-1837
AF 61/9 Marriages 1837- 1964
AF 61/10 Burials 1813-1860
A burial index 1813-1839 available at Reference BO 36
AF 61/11 Burials 1831-1930
Eardisley with Bollingham reference BL43
BL43/1 Banns 1823-1867
BL43/2 Banns 1868-1893
BL 43/3 Marriage Certificate counterfoils
1931-1932, 1948-1953, 1955-1961, 1971-1976, 1945-1979
BL 43/4 Burial Certificate counterfoils 1900-1908
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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.
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
Poor Law Unions
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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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 121-124.