Edvin Ralph, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Edvin Ralph, Herefordshire
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Edwyn Ralph St Michael & All Angels Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wolphy
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Bromyard
Registration District Bromyard
Records begin
Parish registers: 1651
Bishop's Transcripts: 1624
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Frome
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History

EDVIN-RALPH, a parish, in the union of Bromyard, hundred of Wolphy, though locally in the hundred of Broxash, county of Hereford, 2 miles (N.) from Bromyard. [1]

Edwyn Ralph is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire near Bromyard.

Edwyn Ralph St Michael is an Ancient Parish which includes Butterley within its boundaries.

The church of St Michael was restored in 1862 and 1885 but dates from the 12th century in part and has been designated a grade II* listed building by English Heritage. British Listed building

See also Edwyn Ralph St Michael

A transcription of the 1863 Post Office of Herefordshire adopts Edvin Ralph as the spelling transcription by Barbara Haner


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 Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection
Edvin Ralph

Census records

Census returns for Edvin Ralph (Edwyn Ralph) 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

Bromyard 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. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 147-150. Accessed and adapted 6 August, 2013.