Upper Sapey, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1679
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Upper Sapey

  • Eastham
  • Stanford on Teme
  • Wolferlow
  • Lower Sapey
  • Clifton on Teme

Historical Descriptions of Upper Sapey

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SAPEY (Upper), a parish in Bromyard district, Hereford; 5 miles SE of Newnham r. station, and 6¼ N by E of Bromyard. Post-town, Sapey-Bridge, under Worcester. Acres, 2,190. Real property, £2,453. Pop., 357. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. There are traces of a Roman camp. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £258. Patron, Sir T. E. Winnington, Bart. The church was restored in 1860. There are an endowed school with £11 a year, and charities £15.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Sapey, Upper (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Bromyard, hundred of Broxash, county of Hereford, 6 ½ miles (NNE) from Bromyard; containing 338 inhabitants, and consisting of 2161 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £9. 5. 7½., and in the gift of Sir T. F. Winnington, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for £287. 10., and the glebe comprises 41 acres. A school is endowed with £10 per annum. In the neighbourhood are the remains of a single intrenched Roman camp.

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.

Marriages Out of Parish

Below is a list of people who were from Upper Sapey but who were married in another parish.

Peter Hodnet, p. Oversapie, co. Hereford, b., & Alice Tybbins, d. of Martyne Tybbins, of C. 24 Jan. 1617 at Churchill in Halfshire, Worcestershire

Parish Records

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