Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Dinebo

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1596; see also Pencoyd
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LLANDINABO, a parish in Ross district, Hereford; 3 miles W of Fawley r. station, and 6 NW of Ross. Post town, Ross. Acres, 494. Real property, £1,030. Pop., 63. Houses, 12. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £104. Patron, H. Hoskins, Esq. The church is old but good, and ha a tower.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LLANDINABO (St. Dinebo), a parish, in the union of Ross, Upper division of the hundred of Wormelow, county of Hereford, 6½ miles (N. W.) from Ross; containing 62 inhabitants. It consists of 484 acres. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £2. 18. 6½., and in the gift of Kedgwyn Hoskins, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £130.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

Llandinabo Parish Registers 1800 to 1812

James, s. of Saml. & Martha Powell, bap., 3 Nov. 1800

John Verr, bur., 26 Nov. 1800

[1801 nil. J. Higgins, clerk.]

George Willim, an aged bachelor, s. of late Walter Willim, parish clerk, bur., 3 Oct. 1802

John Barrett (aet. 15 qui foenili fundi adsiti laqueo vitam finivit), bur., 11 Jan. 1803

Thos. Walters, of Turkey Tump, in Lanwarne, aged abt. 9, bur., 1 July 1803

Thomas, s. of James & Sarah Hall, bap., 17 Mar. 1804

Elizabeth, d. of James & Sarah Hall, bap., 8 Apr. 1805

Eliza, d. of Walter & Betty Smith, bap., 8 Mar. 1806

John Williams, w., aged 75, whose death was occasioned by being run over in the turnpike road by a man in liquor, bur., 17 Mar. 1806

Sarah & Mary [geminae], d. of James & Sarah Hall, bap., 23 Mar. 1807

Mary Walters, bur., 17 July 1807

Mary Rogers, alias Hill, of Poolhullock, bur., 16 Aug. 1807

James Mckenzie, formerly a Capt. in the Scotch Brigade, in the pay of the State General of the United Provinces, and late Capt. in the 4th Regt. of Dutch troops in the service of his Britannic Majesty, died at his lodgings at the Yew, Oct. 7.  It was understood he was a native of Cromartie, and that his merit obtained him his post in the army, having served in the Ranks, bur., 10 Oct. 1807

[John Higgins, curate]

Mary, d. of Walter & Betty Smith, bap. and received in Lanwarne Church, Sunday, 29 May 1808

[John Higgins, curate]

[1809 nil.]

Eliza, d. of James & Mary Reade, bap., 17 Sept. 1810

James, s. of Samuel & Mary Watkins, bap., 1 Dec. 1810

Eleanor Verry, bur., 24 Nov. 1811

Mrs. Sarah Hoskins, w. of Rev. John, Rector of this prsh. bur. in a new vault under the pew or seat belonging to Landinabo House, with whose remains are deposited those of her d. Maria and her s. John, removed from the Chancel, 18 Sept. 1812

William, s. of James & Mary Reade, of the Yew, bap., 21 Sept. 1812

[John Higgins, curate; John Hoskins, rector.]

Mem. In 1788 a cottage was erected in Landinabo, near the great elm at Cross Colloe, on the North East corner of Townpit field, part of the Landinabo estate, the property of John Hoskins, clerk, let by lease to John Pearce; the expense of building which said cottage amounted to £14 11s. 4d. which was paid by the sd. J. Hoskins to the sd. J. Pearce, who had superintended the building.  Now these presents testify that the sd. J. Pearce agrees to pay yearly to the sd. J. Hoskins on Feb. 2 the sum of 15s. as rent for the sd. Cottage during the continuance of the term of his present lease of Landinabo, (& both) have signified their assent by setting their hands hereunto March 5, 1763, in the presence of Eliz. Rogers.  John Higgins, curate of Landinabo. (J. Pearce’s mark.)

Source: The Register Books of Llandinabo, Pencoyd, and Harewood, in the County of Hereford.  Transcribed by Joseph Henry Parry, B.A., Barrister-at-Law, and late Scholar of New College. Devizes: “Gazette” Printing Works, 1900.

Llandinabo Parish Registers 1775 to 1799

Susannah, wid. of James Woodward, bur. 29 Jan. 1775

Miss Sarah Lamb, bur. 13 June 1775

[Saml. Morris, curate.]

John, son of the Reverend Mr. John Hoskyns, rector of Llandinabo, bur. 2 June 1776

John, s. of John & Margt. Rogers, bap. 11 May 1777

Anne Miles, bur. 24 July 1779

Anne Jenkins, bur. 28 Sept. 1779

John Higgins, curate, — 1780

Mary, d. of John & Eleanor Verry, bap. 26 Mar. 1781

Mary, d. of James & Mary Jones, bap. 26 Sept. 1781

Edward Roberts (many years clerk to the trustees for the hundred of Wormelow), of the Yew in this prsh., bur. 29 Oct. 1782

Thomas Yeates, a pauper of this prsh., bur. 31 Oct. 1782

Mem. John Hoskins, clerk, A.B., was inducted into the Rectory and parish Church of Llandinabo Nov. 9, 1768, by Guy Hill, A.M., Vicar of Sellack.

1776, Jan. 4. Recd. of Mrs. Blunt, executrix of Mr. Thos. Rogers, £5, being money belonging to the poor of this parish, which I promise to pay upon demand with interest. Eliz. Rogers, Witness. – M. Burry.

Walter Willim, aged 91 years, who was upwards of 40 years clerk of Llandinabo, bur. 10 May 1783

Mrs Mary, w. of the Rev. Christopher Hoskins, and d. of the late Thos. Rogers, gent. Of this prsh., bur. 3 Sept. 1783

James, s. of James & Mary Jones, bap. 15 Sept. 1783

Thomas, s. of Rd. & Joan Powell, bap. 29 Dec. 1783

[Register duty, Llandinabo, Oct. 2, 1783.]

Catharine, d. of John & Eleanor Verry, bap. 8 June 1784

George, s. of James & Eliz. Cossam, inhabitants of Gloucester, christened here. Duty paid in, 4 July 1784

Susannah Bevan, bur. 3 Nov. 1784

[ Jno. Hoskins, rector]

[A square paper book.]

Christopher Hoskins, clerk, rector of Abenhall, co. Gloucester, bur. in the chancel near his wife, 19 May 1785

John, s. of John & Rebecca Lane, bap. 5 June 1785

John Rogers, of Poolhullock, bur. 16 June 1785

[N.B. – Duty paid in for the year. John Higgins, clerk.]

Wm. Rogers, of Poolhullock, aet. 88, bur. 22 Mar. 1786

Thomas and John (gemini), s. of John & Martha Biggs, bap. 14 Apr. 1786

The above named infants bur. 17 Apr. 1786

James Rogers, of Poolhullock, bur. 24 Apr. 1786

Margt. Rogers, mother to the above and relict of William, whom she survived about 5 weeks, aet. 92, bur. 30 Apr. 1786

[J. Higgins, clerk.]

John Biggs, of the Yew, bur. 30 Dec. 1787

[J. Higgins.]

Margt., reputed d. of Benj. Berrow by Margt. Miles, acc. to her oath, bap. 17 Aug. 1788

[1789 nil.]

Samuel, s. of Saml. & Martha Powell, bap. Duty paid. 4 June 1790

Maria Hoskins, d. of the Rev. J. Hoskins, lecturer at Uxbridge, & rector of Cranford, also rector of this prsh., d. at the former place Jan. 11. Her remains were conveyed here, and deposited in the chancel with those of her ancestors. 11 Jan. 1791

Mrs. Eliz. Rogers, a maiden Lady of Broomey Close, died Feb. 9, and was interred near the tomb of her niece, a Miss Lamb, aet. 80. Her character needed no panegyric, munus habet in Coelo, 14 Feb. 1791

[J. Higgins, clerk.]

Wm., s. of Saml. & Martha Powell, bap. Aug. 26, bur. 13 Dec. 1792

Mary, d. of Saml. & Martha Powell, bur. 26 Dec. 1792

[1793 nil. Duty paid to Oct.]

John (a twin child), s. of Rev. John & Ann Higgins, bur. in the aisle adjoining the step leading to the pulpit or reading desk, 7 Feb. 1794

Martha, d. of Saml. & Martha Powell, bap. Nov. 9, bur. 23 Nov. 1794

Elizabeth, d. of Saml. & Martha Powell, bap. 22 Nov. 1795

Eliz. Powell, infant, bur. 28 Feb. 1796

Margaret, w. of John Rogers, and afterwards w. of Wm. Green, bur. 23 Oct. 1796

John Morris, bur. 16 Feb. 1797

Thomas, s. of Mr. Thos. & Eliz. Pearce, bap. 9 Mar. 1797

Mrs. Eliz. Pearce (mother of the above inft.) died –, bur. at King’s Caple, 19 Mar. 1797

Joan Willim, bur. 5 Nov. 1797

Benjamin, s. of Saml. & Martha Powell, bap. 10 Jan. 1798

Eliz. Morris, w., bur. 25 Aug. 1798

[J. Higgins, clerk.]

Mary Roberts, w., bur. 29 Apr. 1799

William, s. of Wm. & Eliz. Pymble, bap. 6 Sept. 1799

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Llandinabo Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Llandinabo is an exceedingly small parish, adjoining that of Much Birch, and contains a population of about 60 inhabitants; it is situate on the high road leading from Hereford to Ross, distant 3 ½ miles west from Fawley station, on the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester line of railway, 6 north-west from Ross, and 7 ½ south from Hereford; this parish is in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, and in the deanery of Irchenfield, in the Wormelow Hundred and Ross Union. The church is a very old stone building, consisting of nave and chancel, with a tower at the west end. The benefice is a rectory, the annual value of which is about £104, Without residence, being into gift of the Hoskyns family. The area is 494 acres, and the population 77. Sir Hungerford Hoskyns, of Harewood House, is lord of the manor; and Hamp Adams, Esq., the principal landed proprietor. There are no charities connected with this parish.

Letters through Harewood. Ross is the nearest money order office.


Royal Mail, from Hereford to Ross, passes through every evening at ½ past 6; returning every morning at 9.


Butcher John, blacksmith

Crompton Edwin, farmer, Penny pit

Davies Ann, farmer, New grove

Dew Thomas, farmer

Jeffreys John, farmer, the Yew

Matthews William, timber merchant, Cross collar

Meadmore Chas., farmer, Broomy close

Pitt Thomas, farmer, Poolhulhuck

Pitt Walter, farmer, Hope fields

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.


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