Breinton, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Parish History

See also Herefordshire Churches

BREINTON (St. Michael), a parish, in the hundred of Grimsworth, the union and county of Hereford, 2 miles west of Hereford. [1]


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 reference AH 19, AH3 and Bishop's transcripts 1661-1840

AH19/1 General register 1662-1728

AH3/1 General register 1730-184 (Marriages end in 1754)

AH3/2 Baptisms and burials, 1787-1812 (including marriages, 1790-1812 and banns 1790-1808 also copy of 1811 census)
AH3/3 Baptisms 1813-1892

AH3/4 Baptisms 1893-1973

AH3/5 Marriages and banns, 1754-1790 (includes two entries for 1802)
AH3/6 Marriages 1813-1837

AH3/7 Marriages 1837-1980

BP68/1 Marriages 1980-1996 BP68 series of parish registers post 1980

AH3/8 Banns 1824-1852

AH3/9 Banns 1855-1909

AH3/10 Banns 1941-1973

AH3/11 Burials 1813-1928 Burials, (loose inside: death and burial certificates.
Also, note concerning inscriptions of burials in the chancel of the church following restoration, 1870)
Other records include Churchwardens accounts and overseers

Herefordshire Archive Service
Herefordshire Record Office
Harold Street

Office Tel No: +44 (0)1432 260750

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

Breinton  for parish registers 1662-1980

Census records

Census returns for Breinton 1841-1891

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK

[2] to locate outside UK. 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 search

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 sites

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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 353-357. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 June 2013.