Whitbourne, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Whitbourne, Herefordshire
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Whitbourne St John the Baptist Herefordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Broxash
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Bromyard
Registration District Bromyard
Records begin
Parish registers: 1588
Bishop's Transcripts: 1660
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Frome
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Herefordshire Record Office

Parish History

WHITBOURNE (St. John this Baptist), a parish, in the union of Bromyard, hundred of Broxash, county of Hereford, 6 miles (E. by N.) from Bromyard. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Teme, which separates it from the county of Worcester. The Bishop of Hereford is lord of the manor, and courts leet and baron are periodically held in an ancient episcopal palace here, now occupied by a tenant. The river abounds with fish, and the vicinity is much frequented by anglers. [1]

Whitbourne St John the Baptist is an Ancient Parish in Eastern Herefordshire; the village and civil parish are described Whitbourne Wikipedia . Part of the parish boundary forms the county boundary with neighbouring Clifton on Teme, Worcestershire Martley, Worcestershire Knightwick with Doddenham, Worcestershire and Suckley, Worcestershire

The church of St John the Baptist has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

Herefordshire Churches website Whitbourne St John the Baptist


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

Census records

Census returns for Whitbourne 1841-1891

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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

Bromyard 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. 543-551. Accessed and adapted 9 July, 2013.

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.