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Elton, Herefordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wigmore
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Ludlow PLU
Registration District Ludlow
Records begin
Parish registers: 1657
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Leominster
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

ELTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Ludlow, hundred of Wigmore, county of Hereford, 4¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Ludlow. It is situated on the road from Wigmore to Ludlow. [1]

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

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. The first film number is 288821.

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Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Herefordshired 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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Websites

Elton

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References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 167-173. Accessed and adapted 6 August, 2013.

 

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