Byford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Civil parish: Byford

Parish church: St John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1660
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Byford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BYFORD, a parish in Weobly district, Herefordshire; on the river Wey, and the Hereford and Brecon railway, near Moorhampton station, 7½ miles WNW of Hereford. Post Town, Bishopstone, under Hereford. Acres, 903. Real property, £1,787. Pop., 201. Houses, 42. The property is not much divided; and belongs chiefly to Sir H. Cotterell, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £195. Patron, Sir H. G. Cotterell, Bart. The church is old, but very good.

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

Byford, 7 m. N.W. Hereford. P. 236

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

Parish Records

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

England and Wales Census, 1841

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

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

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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


Byford Herefordshire 1914


Denny Gerard Arthur, Byford ct.
Drummond Rev. Hy. Murray, The Rectory.
Edwards Chris. Arthur, farmer, Byford house.
Grey Wm. Stockburn, The School house.
Kent Benj., farm bailiff, Solitary island.
Liddell Chas., head gardener at Garnons.
Maddy Stephen, painter, etc., Byford common.
Nickolls Hubert, farm bailiff, Home farm.
Skyrme Jos., farmer, Common frm.
Turner Chas., sexton, Fallsbrook.
Williams Arthur, blacksmith, Wye side.
Wootton John Hy., farmer, fruit grower, and assistant overseer, Lower house.

Source: The Hereford Journal Directory 1914. Second Issue. Hereford: The Herefordshire Press & Printing Co., Ltd., Offa House.


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