Sarnesfield, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Sarnesfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1755

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Parishes adjacent to Sarnesfield

  • Weobley
  • Pembridge
  • Norton Canon
  • Kings Pyon
  • Canon Pyon
  • Birley
  • Hope under Dinmore
  • Almeley
  • Kinnersley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SARNESFIELD, a parish in Weobly district, Hereford; 2 miles WSW of Weobly, and 2¾ N E of Kinnersley r. station. Post-town, Weobly, Herefordshire. Acres, 1,256. Real property, £1,570. Pop., 120. Houses, 28. The manor belongs to J. Arkwright, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £203. Patron, T. Monington, Esq. 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].

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Sarnesfield (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Weobley, hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford, 2 ½ miles (W by S) from Weobley, containing 108 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 1186 acres, of which the substratum contains stone quarried for the roads. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £5. 6. 8.; net income, £203; patron, Thomas Mornington, Esq.: the glebe comprises 46 acres, with a house. The church is a small ancient structure.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Registers

The registers of Sarnesfield, co. Hereford, 1660-1897 -

The Registers of Sarnesfield, Co. Hereford 1660-1879 Paperback – 7 Mar 2016 by George W. Marshall (Author) -


Sarnesfield Baptisms 1875 to 1897

Sarnesfield Burials 1813 to 1824

Sarnesfield Burials 1825 to 1849

Sarnesfield Burials 1850 to 1874

Sarnesfield Burials 1875 to 1897


Sarnesfield Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858


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.

Preece Thomas. Lye court. Sarnesfield, Herefordshire, farmer, Nov. 23, 1830.

Further Reading

John Abel of Sarnesfield, Carpenter Paperback – 1980 by Gregory D L (Author)


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