Winforton Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary; St Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1690
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

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Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINFORTON, a parish in the district of Presteigne and county of Hereford; 1¾ mile SW of Eardisley r. station, and 6 NE of Hay. It has a post-office under Hereford. Acres, 1,099. Rated property, £1,534. Pop., 162. Houses, 36. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £214. Patron, the Rev. H. Blisset. The church is good; and there are an endowed school with £12 a year, and charities £8.

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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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

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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


Winforton Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Winforton is a township, parish, and village, 14 ½ miles west-north-west from Hereford, 7 ½ from Kington, and 6 from Hay, in Huntington Hundred, Kington Union, and Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; it is situated on the northern bank of the river Wye, and on the road from Hereford to Hay and Brecon. The church of St. Michael is an old stone building, in good repair; has nave, north transept, chancel, and tower (the latter partly of wood) an organ, and five bells. The living is a rectory, worth £214 yearly, with residence, in the gift alternately, of the Domville and Blisset families; the Rev. Wm. Domville, M.A., is the incumbent. The population, in 1851, was 159, and the acreage is about 1,099. The soil is chiefly alluvial; the subsoil is gravel and clay. Rev. William Domville is lord of the manor; and the Rev. William Domville, Rev Henry Blisset, and Mr. John Brown, are chief landowners.

Nicholas Common is a place here.

Letters through Hay, which is the nearest money order office.


Davies Thomas, blacksmith

Domville Rev. Wm., M.A., the Lodge

Penney Joseph, boot and shoe maker and shopkeeper

Pryce Wm., carpenter


Brown John, (and maltster)

Green Thomas, Sun Inn

Powell John, Nicholas common

Richards George

Wall Edmund

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: Presteigne
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Hereford
Rural Deanery: Weobley
Poor Law Union: Kington
Hundred: Huntington
Province: Canterbury