Presteigne with Discoed, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Presteigne with Discoed

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

Part of this parish is in Radnorshire, Wales. See also Presteigne with Discoed, Radnorshire.
Presteigne with Discoed, Herefordshire
Presteigne St Andrew Powys.jpg
Presteigne St Andrew Powys
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Radnor; Wigmore
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Presteigne
Registration District Presteigne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1561
Bishop's Transcripts: 1659
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

Presteigne, market town and township with ry. sta., Radnorshire, and parish, partly also in Herefordshire - parish. Town, on river Lugg, 6½ miles NE. of New Radnor. Presteigne is an ancient town, and was a borough by prescription. It has a town hall, a shire hall (1829), and an endowed grammar school founded in the time of Queen Elizabeth. Presteigne formed one of the Radnor District of Parliamentary Boroughs.[1]

Presteigne St Andrew with Discoed is an Ancient Parish historically in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Lower Kinsham, Nash, Lower Hampton, Litton and Cascob, Little Brampton, Willey, Combe, Rodd, Rodd, Nash and Little Brampton, Stapleton, and Discoed.

See also Presteigne Wikipedia and St Andrew church information.


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.

This parish was withinPresteigne registration district

Church records

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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 288821.

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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. John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887. Accessed and adapted 9 July 2013.

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