Yazor, Herefordshire Genealogy

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

Yazor, Herefordshire
Yazor St John the Baptist Herefordshire.jpg
Yazor St John the Baptist Herefordshire.
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Grimsworth
County Herefordshire
Poor Law Union Weobley
Registration District Weobly
Records begin
Parish registers: 1621
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

YAZOR (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Weobley, hundred of Grimsworth, county of Hereford, 4½ miles (S.) from Weobley. It comprises over 2047acres. The surface is undulated, and in the hills are quarries of limestone, and of freestone for building. [1]

The redundant Anglican church of St Mary the Virgin Yazor ( an Ancient Parish) is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and was built to replace the older church of St John the Baptist. St Mary the Virgin Yaxor Wikipedia

See the Churches Conservation trust information about the church here

The remains of the Old Church of St John the Baptist have been designated as a grade II listed building British listed Building

The redundant church of St Mary Yazor have been designated as a grade II listed building British listed Building

Yazor St+Mary+the+Virgin Herefordshire.JPG

See also Yazor 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.

From 1837 this area was part of Weobley registration district

Certificates may be obtained from
The Register Office
Town Hall
St. Owens Street
Phone 01432 260565

Fax 01432 261720

Email registrars@herefordshire.gov.uk

Church records

Original parish records are held at the Herefordshire Record Office under reference AC/66 1-8 covering 1620-1984 and in two other series T20 and AF93

The Genealogical Society of Utah link covers partial microfilming of the records other records are found at 

Herefordshire Archives
Harold Street
Tel: 01432 260750
Fax: 01432 260066
Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk
Website: here

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

Bishop's transcripts are held 1660-1845 with missing Years.

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 288817.

See Herefordshire Census

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Poor Law Unions

Weobley 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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YAZOR, Herefordshire


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 707-716. Accessed and adapted 23 July, 2013.

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