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Ewyas Harold

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

Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire
Ewyas Harold St Michael and All Angels, Herefordshire.jpg
Ewyas Harold St Michael and All Angels, Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Webtree
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Dore
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1734
Bishop's Transcripts: 1700
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

EWYAS-HARROLD (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Dore, hundred of Webtree, county of Hereford, 12½ miles (S. W.) from Hereford. A castle was once here, which, according to Dugdale, was built by William Fitz-Osborne, Earl of Hereford, after the Conquest; but Leland observes that it was probably erected by King Harold, and conferred by him upon an illegitimate son, also named Harold. A prior and small convent of monks settled here about 1100, from the abbey of St. Peter, in Gloucester, and continued till 1358, when the revenue being insufficient for their support, they were again united to the abbey. [1]

Ewyas Harold St Michael and All Angels is an Ancient Parish in the Golden Valley in Herefordshire.Part of the Parish boundary forms part of the border with Wales

The church dates from the mid 13th century and was restored in 1899 and has been designated a grade II listed building by English Heritage. British Listed building

The village and civil parish is Ewyas Harold Ewyas Harold Wikipedia see also Ewyas Harold St Michael and All Angels


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

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

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

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

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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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 195-206. Accessed and adapted 6 August, 2013.