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Parish History

TEDSTONE-WAFER, a parish, in the union of Bromyard, hundred of Broxash, county of Hereford, 3¾ miles (N. E. by N.) from Bromyard. [1]

Tedstone Wafer St Mary was an Ancient Parish in Herfordshire and part of the parish boundary formed part of the county boundary with neighbouring Lower Sapey, Worcestershire; the village and civil parish is Tedstone Wafer. Although classified as an Ancient Parish St Mary was possibly an independent chapel (Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Volume II Northern England by Frederic A. Youngs)

The former church of St Mary has been designated as a grade C listed bulding British listed building

The church of St Mary was declared redundant on 26 September 1974; the united benfice of Edvin Loach and Tedstone Wafer had been created in 1972 from Edvin Loach, Worcestershire see Edvin Loach & Tedstone Wafer, Worcestershire

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

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Census records

See Herefordshire Census

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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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References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 310-314. Accessed and adapted 7 May 2013.

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