Cwmyoy, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Cwmyoy, Herefordshire
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Cwmyoy St+Martin Monmouthshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Abergavenny; Ewyas-Lacey
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Abergavenny
Registration District Abergavenny
Records begin
Parish registers: 1708
Bishop's Transcripts: 1687
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Brecknock
Diocese St David's
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Brecon
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History

CWMYOY (St. Michael), a parish, in the union, division, and hundred of Abergavenny, county of Monmouth, 8 miles (N. by W.) from Abergavenny. [1]

Cwmyoy Herefordshire refers to that part of the parish of  Cwymyoy which had been an exclave of Herefordshire until transfer into Monmouthshire Wales.

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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

Kellys Directory for Monmouthshire

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

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 438842.

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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 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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 751-755. Accessed and adapted 30 July, 2013.