Clehonger, Herefordshire Genealogy

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Parish History

CLEHONGER (All Saints), is a parish, in the hundred of Webtree, and the union and county of Hereford (3½ miles (W. S. W.) from Hereford). [1]

Clehonger All Saints is an Ancient parish; the church dates from the 12th century and was restored both in the 19th century and 1956. It is designated by English heritage as a grade I listed building British listed building

The village and civil parish is just over four miles south of Hereford and includes the Abbey Church of St Michael and All Angels, a Roman Catholic Benedictine Priory and monastery  established about 1854 The Abbey Church has been designated a grade II* listed building by English Heritage British listed building

Belmont Abbey Abbey History is near to Clehonger Court within the ancient and civil parish.

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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 45 1671-2000 and Bishop's transcripts 1670-1855

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 collectionClehonger

Census records

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[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

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


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 June 2013.