Pencombe Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Civil Parish: Pencombe with Grendon Warren

Other places included in the parish: Grendon Warren

Parish church: St John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1540
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PENCOMBE, a village and a parish in Bromyard district, Hereford. The village stands 4 miles WSW of Bromyard, and 6 E of Dinmore r. station; and has a post-office under Worcester. The parish contains also the hamlet of Marstone-Stannett, and comprises 4,590 acres. Real property, £4,276. Pop., 415. Houses, 76. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to J. H. Arkwright, Esq. About 302 acres are usually under hops. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £600. Patron, J. H. Arkwright, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1865, at a cost of £3,232; is in the transition Norman style; and consists of nave, chancel, and apse, with vestry, S porch, and SE tower. The p. curacy of Marstone-Stannett is a separate benefice.

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Gough Fred. Wm., Pencombe, Herefordsh., dealer & Chapman, April 8, 1842.

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

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

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

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)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


Vision of Britain historical maps

Pencombe Through Time



Social Structure

Agriculture & Land Use

Boundary map

Census reports

Administration and Boundary Changes