Holmer, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Herefordshire Parishes

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

Holmer, Herefordshire
Holmer St Bartholomew Herefordshire.JPG
Holmer St Bartholomew Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Grimsworth
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Hereford
Registration District Hereford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1712
Bishop's Transcripts: 1638
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

Parish History

HOLMER (St. Bartholomew), a parish in the hundred of Grimsworth, union and county of Hereford, 2 miles (N.) from Hereford.[1]

Holmer St Bartholomew is an Ancient Parish immediately north of Hereford and includes Shelwick in its boundaries. Huntington, Herefordshire was a chapelry of this parish

The church dates from the late 12th century the upper half timbered tower from the 16th century and has been designated as a grade I listed building by English Heritage British Listed Building

The village and civil parish of Holmer and Shelwick includes Holmer, Munstone, Shelwick, Shelwick Green. Holmer and Shelwick Wikipedia


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. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

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

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

Hereford 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web site


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 533-537. Adapted 19 Feb 2013
Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.