Breinton, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Breinton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wareham, part of Hereford city.

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Breinton

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Breinton, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; on the river Wye, and on the Hereford and Brecon railway, 2 ½ miles W by S of Hereford. It includes the hamlet of Wareham and a pendicle of Hereford city, and its post-town is Hereford. Acres, 1,629. Real property, £3,221. Pop., 398. Houses, 83. The properly is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £109. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is tolerable; and there are charities £17

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Breinton, 2 m. W. Hereford. P. 362

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Breinton, 1662-1844

Parish registers for Breinton, 1662-1980

Church Records – Indexes

Computer printout of Breinton or Breynton, Herefs., Eng


Herefordshire, Breinton [monumental inscriptions]


Census returns for Breinton, 1841-1891


Land tax assessments for the parish of Breinton, 1783-1830


Breinton Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858


  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hereford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Hereford
  • Poor Law Union: Hereford
  • Hundred: Grimsworth
  • Province: Canterbury