Pillerton Hersey with Pillerton Priors, Warwickshire Genealogy

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Pillerton Hersey with Pillerton Priors, Warwickshire
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Kington
County Warwickshire
Poor Law Union Shipston on Stour
Registration District Shipston on Stour
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539; Separate registers exist for Pillerton Priors beginning 1594
Bishop's Transcripts: 1611; Separate records exist for Pillerton Priors beginning 1613
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Kineton
Diocese Worcester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Warwickshire Record Office

Parish History

PILLERTON-HERSEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Shipston-upon-Stour, Kineton division of the hundred of Kineton, S. division of the county of Warwick, 3¼ miles (S. W. by W.) from Kineton. The living is a vicarage, with that of Pillerton-Priors annexed.[1]

Additional information:

Famed topographer Samuel A. Lewis provides a unique 19th Century historical perspective for this parish--which was united to Pillerton Priors St Mary Magdalene Parish by 1848:

PILLERTON-HERSEY (St. Mary; parish registers commence 1539), a parish, in the union of Shipston-upon-Stour, Kineton division of the hundred of Kineton, S. division of the county of Warwick, 3¼ miles (S. W. by W.) from Kineton; containing 217 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1389 acres, and is situated to the west of the lofty range called Edge-Hill, of historical celebrity. This [parish was annexed with] Pillerton-Priors Parish.[2]

Pillerton-Hersey with Pillerton Priors are parishes in Shipston-on-Stour district, Warwickshire; they are adjacent to the Fosse way. Pillerton-Hersey is 3 miles S W of Kineton while Pillerton Priors is 4 miles S W of Kineton. There is a Wesleyan chapel that was built in 1861 in Pillerton-Priors.[3]

Resources

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 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 464172.


Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Warwickshire 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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Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 567-571. Date accessed and adapted: 12 November 2013.
  2. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 567-571. Date accessed: 12 December 2012.
  3. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, (1870-72). Date accessed and adapted: 12 November 2013.