Holmer, Herefordshire Genealogy
Holmer St Bartholomew Herefordshire
|Poor Law Union||Hereford|
|Parish registers: 1712|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1638|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford|
|Location of Archive|
|Herefordshire Record Office|
HOLMER (St. Bartholomew), a parish in the hundred of Grimsworth, union and county of Hereford, 2 miles (N.) from Hereford.
Holmer St Bartholomew is an Ancient Parish immediately north of Hereford and includes Shelwick in its boundaries. Huntington, Herefordshire was a chapelry of this parish
The church dates from the late 12th century the upper half timbered tower from the 16th century and has been designated as a grade I listed building by English Heritage British Listed Building
The village and civil parish of Holmer and Shelwick includes Holmer, Munstone, Shelwick, Shelwick Green. Holmer and Shelwick Wikipedia
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.
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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.
Poor Law Unions
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 533-537. Adapted 19 Feb 2013