Brilley, a chapelry in Kington, Herefordshire Ancient Parish. The parish boundary forms part of the boundary with Wales.

Brilley is a village and civil parish on the Welsh border in Herefordshire.

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1581; see also Kington
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Brilley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRILLEY, a parish in the district of Presteigne and county of Hereford; and a subdistrict partly also in the county of Radnor. The parish lies on the verge of the county near the river Wye and the Hereford and Brecon railway, 5½ miles NNE of Hay. Post Town, Whitney, under Hereford. Acres, 3,792. Real property, £4,182. Pop., 517. Houses, 104. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Michael church, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £350. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. A school has £50 from endowment; and other charities £6. The subdistrict contains seven parishes. Acres, 15,315. Pop., 2,067. Houses, 409.

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

Brilley, 6½ m. S. Kington. P. 587.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

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England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


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  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Presteigne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Weobley
  • Poor Law Union: Kington
  • Hundred: Huntington
  • Province: Canterbury