Eyton Herefordshire Family History Guide

Eyton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Herefordshire, created in 1740 from chapelry in Eye Ancient Parish.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1682
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1681

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EYTON, a parish in Leominster district, Hereford; on the river Lug, near the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, 2 miles NW of Leominster. Post town, Leominster, Acres, 964. Real property, £1,855. Pop., 155. Houses, 29. The property is divided among a few. Eyton Hall is an elegant mansion. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £98. Patrons, the Governors of Lucton school. The church is Norman, and was recently restored.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

EYTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Leominster, hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford, 2 miles (N. W. by N.) from Leominster; containing 149 inhabitants. The family of Hackluyt, the traveller and historian, had a mansion in this parish, and possessed the greater part of the land, in the reign of Elizabeth; his descendant sold the house and a portion of the estate, in 1640, to Robert Weaver, in whose family it has continued to the present time. The parish is partly bounded on the south by the river Lug, and comprises by measurement 938 acres, of which 750 are pasture, 120 arable, and 68 wood; the surface is undulated, and the soil chiefly clay and gravel. The living, formerly a chapelry to Eye, is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £104; patrons and impropriators, the Governors of Lucton school. The church is remarkable for its very singular and handsome rood-loft and screen. Some members of the Kemble family are buried in the churchyard.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Directories

The Post Office Directory Of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and The City Of Bristol 1863

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Administration

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