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Leinthall Earles, Herefordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wigmore
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Leominster
Registration District Leominster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1766
Bishop's Transcripts: None
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


Parish History

LEINTHALL, EARLS is a chapelry, in the parish of Aymestrey, union of Leominster, hundred of Wigmore, county of Hereford, 7 miles (S. W.) from the town of Ludlow; containing 170 inhabitants. The chapel is dedicated to St. Andrew.[1]

Leinthall Earles is part of the civil parish of Aymestrey in north west Herefordshire.

From a chapelry  in Aymestrey, HerefordshireThe Ecclesiastical Parish of Leinthall Earles was formed in 1756.

The Chapel of St Andrew has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

St Andrew is one of the churches of the Benefice of Kingsland with Eardisland,Aymestrey with Leinthall Halls abbreviated locally as Keale seeBenefice of Keale The chapel is on the edge of the Gatley Park Estate and a map of the parish boundary is found at A church near you

See also Herefordshire Churches for image of the recent chapel restoration.


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 reference AF 1 and AE99 and no Bishop's transcripts

AF1/1 Marriages 1766-1776

AF 1/2 Marriages 1830-1832, 1880

AE 99/1 Marriages 1880-1937

Herefordshire Archive Service
Herefordshire Record Office
Harold Street

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

Link to the Family History Library showing the film numbers in their collection Leinthall Earles

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.

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 65-68. Accessed and adapted: 8 March 2013
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