Status: Ancient Parish

Other places included in the parish: Newchurch

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1626
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KINNERSLEY, a village and a parish in Weobly district, Hereford. The village stands adjacent to the Hereford and Brecon railway, 4 miles SW by W of Weobly; and has a station on the railway. The parish contains also the township of Newchurch: and its post town is Weobly, Herefordshire. Acres, 2,199. Real property, £2,641. Pop., 313. Houses, 64. The manor belongs to John Parkinson, Esq. Kinnersley Castle, an old building, surrounded by a thick wood, is a chief residence. A fortalice of some importance was at the village, before the Norman Conquest; and the remains of it were converted into a dwelling house. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £353. Patron, Mrs. M. E. Clark. The church is of the 12th and 13th centuries, with a later tower; and contains several monuments. Schools were erected in 1861. Charities, £12.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

KINNERSLEY (St. James), a parish, in the union of Weobley, partly in the hundred of Wolphy, but chiefly in that of Stretford, county of Hereford, 4½ miles (W. by S.) from Weobley; containing 281 inhabitants. This place had a castle of some importance before the Conquest, the remains of which have been converted into a residence. The parish comprises by measurement 2400 acres. Facilities of conveyance are afforded by the river Wye, and by the road between Weobley and Hay, which passes through the village. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13. 8. 4., and in the patronage of Mrs. Clarke: the tithes have been commuted for £415, and the glebe comprises 24 acres. The church is in the early English style.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Newchurch, a township in Kinnersley parish, Hereford; 3¼ miles WSW of Weobly. Real property, £665.

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

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

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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)

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