Kimbolton, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Parish History

KIMBOLTON (St. James), a parish, in the union of Leominster,hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford, 3 miles (N. E. by E.) from Leominster.[1]

Kimbolton is a village and civil parish in the Leominster area of North Herefordshire

Kimbolton with Hammish is the legal name of the Anglican parish which contains two churches

Kimbolton St James the Great was originally a chapelry in the Ancient Parish of Eye, Herefordshire but became an ecclesiastical parish in the Diocese of Hereford in 1745 and included Hamnish in the parish boundary. A map of the parish boundary can be found at A church near you and shows the modern church of Hamnish St Dubricius and All Saints within the parish boundary.

The church of St James the Great Church Bank Kimbolton has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See also Herefordshire Churches and Kimbolton St James the Great with St Dubricius with All Saints Hamnish at Leominster Community Portal part of Leominster Team Ministry

The dedication to local saint Dubricius of the church at Hamnish Dubricius Wikipedia is linked with All Saints. The present church was built in 1910 to replace a previous metal church a mission church from Kimbolton; the metal buildng is still in use as a church hall.


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 for Kimbolton with Hamnish reference AH 62 1565-1955 ( in 9 volumes)and Bishop's transcripts 1660-1860

Herefordshire Archive Service
Herefordshire Record Office
Harold Street

Office Tel No: +44 (0)1432 260750

Parish registers are untitled :

AH62/1 1565-1780 (general register)

AH62/2 1781- 1812

AH62/3 1813-1847

AH62/4 1847-1894

AH62/5 1894-1964

AH62/6a 1754-1800

AW53/1 1801 - 1812 Marriage register on LDS microfilm see Family History Library film link below

AH62/6b 1813-1837

AH62/7 1823-1950

AH62/8 1813-1868

AH62/9 1868-1955

Link to the Family History Library film numbers in their collection Kimbolton

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

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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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 674-677. Accessed and adapted 27 Feb 2013

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