Huntington (near Kington), Herefordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Huntington (near Kington), Herefordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Huntington (near Kington), Herefordshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Huntington
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Kington
Registration District Presteigne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1754; For more records see Kington
Bishop's Transcripts: 1660
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Weobley
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History

HUNTINGTON, a parish, in the union of Kington, hundred of Huntington, county of Hereford, 4½ miles (W. S. W.) from Kington. The parish is intersected by the river Arrow, and situated on the borders of Wales. The church is an ancient structure, said to have been built with the materials of an adjoining castle. There is a place of worship for Independents. [1]

Huntington is a village and civil parish adjacent to Kington in Herefordshire, see Huntingdon Herefordshire Wikipedia

Huntington St Thomas of Canterbury is sometimes known as Huntington St Thomas a Becket and is a parish church which originated as chapelry circa 1300 within the Kington, Herefordshire Ancient Parish. The parish boundary forms part of the county boundary with Wales. A map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you

The Parish Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Huntington  was restored in 1892 and again in the 20th century and has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See also Herefordshire Churches

This parish should not be confused with Huntington (near Hereford) Herefordshire


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 AG15 and Bishop's transcripts1661-1846

AG 15/1 General register 1754-1790

AG 15/2 Baptisms and Burials 1783-1812

AG 15/3 Banns and Marriages 1754-1815

AG 15/4 Marriages 1814-1837

Other Parish records including church wardens and Overseers AG 15

Other registers reference AF 16/118 Registers 1933-1940

Herefordshire Archive Service
Herefordshire Record Office
Harold Street

Office Tel No: +44 (0)1432 260750

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

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

Kington 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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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 588-591. Accessed and adapted: 26 Feb 2013
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