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

Eastnor, Herefordshire
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Eastnor St John the Baptist Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Radlow
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Ledbury PLU
Registration District Ledbury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1561
Bishop's Transcripts: 1660
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

Contents

Parish History

EASTNOR (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Ledbury, hundred of Radlow, county of Hereford, 2¼ miles (S. E. by E.) from Ledbury. The parish is situated on the borders of Worcestershire on the east and Gloucestershire on the south, and is intersected by the road from Cheltenham to Hereford.[1]

Eastnor is an Ancient parish; the village and civil parish are 2 miles east of Ledbury, Herefordshire its neighbour. Eastnor Herefordshire

The church of St John the Baptist dates from the 12th century and was restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1852; it is designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage British listed building

See also The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p122 ISBN 0-14-071025-6 and Herefordshire Churches

Resources

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. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

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Eastnor

See Also Herefordshire Church Records

Census records

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through the FHC Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

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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

Ledbury 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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Websites

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HEF/Eastnor/index.html

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

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 129-132. Accessed and adapted 6 August, 2013.

 

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