Herefordshire Family History Guide

Hereford Broad Street and Free Library
Hereford Broad Street and Free Library

Herefordshire is bounded, North by Shropshire; East and North-East by Worcestershire; South-East by Gloucestershire; South-West by Monmouthshire; West by Brecknockshire; and North-West by Radnorshire. It is about 38 miles long, and about 35 broad; and has 11 Hundreds — Broxash, Ewyas-Lacy, Greytree, Grimsworth, Huntington, Radlow, Stretford, Webtree, Wigmore, Wolphy, Wormelow. Rivers: the Wye, the Munnow, the Lug, the Leddon, the Team, the Arrows, and the Frome. It has 7 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, partly in the Diocese of Hereford, and a small part in the Diocese of Worcester; and it is in the Oxford Circuit. Area 860 square miles, or 550,400 acres. Population, 113,878.

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

Parishes in Herefordshire


Abbey Dore, Herefordshire

Aconbury, Herefordshire

Acton Beauchamp, Herefordshire

Allensmore, Herefordshire

Almeley, Herefordshire

Amberley, Herefordshire

Ashperton, Herefordshire

Aston, Herefordshire

Aston Ingham, Herefordshire

Avenbury, Herefordshire

Aylton, Herefordshire

Aymestrey, Herefordshire


Bacton, Herefordshire

Ballingham, Herefordshire

Bartestree, Herefordshire

Birley, Herefordshire

Bishop’s Frome with Fromes Hill, Herefordshire

Bishop’s Wood, Herefordshire

Bishopstone, Herefordshire

Blakemere, Herefordshire

Bockleton, Herefordshire

Bodenham, Herefordshire

Bosbury, Herefordshire

Boulstone, Herefordshire

Brampton Abbotts, Herefordshire

Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire

Bredenbury, Herefordshire

Bredwardine, Herefordshire

Breinton, Herefordshire

Bridge Sollers, Herefordshire

Bridstow, Herefordshire

Brilley, Herefordshire

Brimfield, Herefordshire

Brinsop, Herefordshire

Brobury, Herefordshire

Brockhampton (near Bromyard), Herefordshire

Brockhampton (near Ross), Herefordshire

Bromyard, Herefordshire

Bucknell and Buckton, Herefordshire

Burghill, Herefordshire

Burrington, Herefordshire

Byford, Herefordshire

Byton, Herefordshire


Callow, Herefordshire

Canon Frome, Herefordshire

Canon Pyon, Herefordshire

Castle Frome, Herefordshire

Clehonger, Herefordshire

Clifford, Herefordshire

Clodock, Herefordshire

Coddington, Herefordshire

Collington, Herefordshire

Colwall, Herefordshire

Cradley, Herefordshire

Craswell, Herefordshire

Credenhill, Herefordshire

Croft, Herefordshire

Cusop, Herefordshire

Cwmyoy, Herefordshire


Dewsall, Herefordshire

Dilwyn, Herefordshire

Dinedor, Herefordshire

Dinmore, Herefordshire

Docklow, Herefordshire

Donnington, Herefordshire

Dormington, Herefordshire

Dorstone, Herefordshire 

Downton, Herefordshire

Dulas, Herefordshire

Dyndor, Herefordshire


Eardisland, Herefordshire

Eardisley, Herefordshire

Eastnor, Herefordshire

Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire

Edvin Ralph, Herefordshire

Elton, Herefordshire

Evesbatch, Herefordshire

Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire

Eye, Herefordshire

Eyton, Herefordshire


Felton, Herefordshire

Ford, Herefordshire

Fownhope, Herefordshire

Foy, Herefordshire


Ganarew, Herefordshire

Garway, Herefordshire

Goodrich, Herefordshire

Grendon Bishop, Herefordshire


Hampton Bishop, Herefordshire

Hampton Wafer, Herefordshire

Harewood, Herefordshire

Hatfield, Herefordshire

Haywood, Herefordshire

Hentland, Herefordshire

Hereford, Herefordshire

Hereford All Saints, Herefordshire

Hereford Cathedral, Herefordshire

Hereford St John the Baptist, Herefordshire

Hereford St Martin, Herefordshire

Hereford St Nicholas, Herefordshire

Hereford St Owen, Herefordshire

Hereford St Peter, Herefordshire

Hereford the Vineyard, Herefordshire

Holme Lacy, Herefordshire

Holmer, Herefordshire

Hope Mansell, Herefordshire

Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire

How Caple, Herefordshire

Humber, Herefordshire

Huntington (near Hereford), Herefordshire

Huntington (near Kington), Herefordshire


Ivington, Herefordshire


Kenchester, Herefordshire

Kenderchurch, Herefordshire

Kentchurch, Herefordshire

Kilpeck, Herefordshire

Kimbolton, Herefordshire

King’s Caple, Herefordshire

Kings Pyon, Herefordshire

Kingsland, Herefordshire

Kingstone, Herefordshire

Kington, Herefordshire

Kinnersley, Herefordshire

Kinsham, Herefordshire

Knill, Herefordshire


Lea, Herefordshire

Ledbury, Herefordshire

Leinthall Earles, Herefordshire

Leinthall Starkes, Herefordshire

Leintwardine, Herefordshire

Leominster, Herefordshire

Letton, Herefordshire

Leysters, Herefordshire

Lingen, Herefordshire

Linton, Herefordshire

Little Birch, Herefordshire

Little Cowarne, Herefordshire

Little Hereford, Herefordshire

Little Marcle, Herefordshire

Llancillo, Herefordshire

Llandinabo, Herefordshire

Llangarron, Herefordshire

Llanithog, Herefordshire

Llanrothal, Herefordshire

Llanveynoe, Herefordshire

Llanwarne, Herefordshire

Longtown, Herefordshire

Lucton, Herefordshire

Ludford, Herefordshire

Lugwardine, Herefordshire

Lyonshall, Herefordshire


Madley, Herefordshire

Mansell Gamage, Herefordshire

Mansel Lacy, Herefordshire

Marden, Herefordshire

Marston Stannett, Herefordshire

Marstow, Herefordshire

Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire

Middleton on the Hill, Herefordshire

Moccas, Herefordshire

Monkland, Herefordshire

Monnington on Wye, Herefordshire

Mordiford, Herefordshire

Moreton on Lugg, Herefordshire

Morton Jeffries, Herefordshire

Much Birch, Herefordshire

Much Cowarne, Herefordshire

Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire

Much Marcle, Herefordshire

Munsley, Herefordshire


New Hampton, Herefordshire

Newton, Herefordshire

Norton Canon, Herefordshire


Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire

Old Radnor Herefordshire

Orcop, Herefordshire

Orleton, Herefordshire


Pembridge, Herefordshire

Pencombe, Herefordshire

Pencoyd, Herefordshire

Peterchurch, Herefordshire

Peterstow, Herefordshire

Pipe and Lyde, Herefordshire

Pixley, Herefordshire

Presteigne, Herefordshire

Preston Wynne, Herefordshire

Preston on Wye, Herefordshire

Pudlestone, Herefordshire

Putley, Herefordshire


Richard’s Castle, Herefordshire

Ross, Herefordshire

Rowlstone, Herefordshire


Saltmarshe, Herefordshire

Sarnesfield, Herefordshire

Sellack, Herefordshire

Shobdon, Herefordshire

Sollers Hope, Herefordshire

St Devereux, Herefordshire

St Margaret’s, Herefordshire

Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire

Staunton on Arrow, Herefordshire

Staunton on Wye, Herefordshire

Stoke Bliss, Herefordshire

Stoke Edith, Herefordshire

Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire

Stoke Prior, Herefordshire

Stretford, Herefordshire

Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire

Stretton Sugwas, Herefordshire

Sutton St Michael, Herefordshire

Sutton St Nicholas, Herefordshire


Tarrington, Herefordshire

Tedstone Delamere, Herefordshire

Tedstone Wafer, Herefordshire

Thornbury, Herefordshire

Thruxton, Herefordshire

Titley, Herefordshire

Tretire with Michaelchurch, Herefordshire

Treville, Herefordshire

Turnastone, Herefordshire

Tyberton, Herefordshire


Ullingswick, Herefordshire

Upper Sapey, Herefordshire

Upper and Lower Bullinghope, Herefordshire

Upton Bishop, Herefordshire


Vowchurch, Herefordshire


Wacton, Herefordshire

Walford, Herefordshire

Walterstone, Herefordshire

Wellington, Herefordshire

Wellington Heath, Herefordshire

Welsh Bicknor, Herefordshire

Welsh Newton, Herefordshire

Weobley, Herefordshire

West Hide, Herefordshire

Weston Beggard, Herefordshire

Weston under Penyard, Herefordshire

Whitbourne, Herefordshire

Whitchurch, Herefordshire

Whitney, Herefordshire

Wigmore, Herefordshire

Willersley, Herefordshire

Winforton, Herefordshire

Wisteston, Herefordshire

Withington, Herefordshire

Wolferlow, Herefordshire

Woolhope, Herefordshire

Wormbridge, Herefordshire

Wormsley, Herefordshire


Yarkhill, Herefordshire

Yarpole, Herefordshire

Yatton, Herefordshire

Yazor, Herefordshire