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

Madley, Herefordshire
Madley Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Herefordshire.jpg
Madley Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Webtree
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Dore PLU
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1661
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hereford
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

MADLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Dore, hundred of Webtree, county of Hereford, 7 miles (W. by S.) from Hereford. The church is a large and handsome edifice, principally in the decorated style, with an embattled tower. Here is a place of worship for Baptists.[1]

Madley Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an Ancient Parish in the village and civil parish of Madley. See Madley Wikipedia which contains information about the birth of St Dubricius and the history of RAF Madley. Tyberton, Herefordshire was originally formed as chapelry from this parish.

The Parish church of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building

Madley Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.

The Diocesan Record Office for Herefordshire has deposited Parish registers and Bishop's transcripts

Herefordshire Archive Service
Herefordshire Record Office
Harold Street
Hereford
HR1 2QX

Office Tel No: +44 (0)1432 260750
Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

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[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK

[2] to locate outside UK.

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

Dore 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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Websites

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

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 208-216. Accessed and adapted 12 March, 2013.

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


 

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