Yarkhill Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Weston Beggard
  • Stretton Grandison
  • Bishop's Frome with Fromes Hill
  • Ashperton
  • Much Cowarne
  • Stoke Edith
  • Tarrington
  • West Hide
  • Munsley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

YARKHILL, a parish and a sub-district in Ledbury district, Herefordshire. The parish lies near Stoke-Edith r. station, and 7 miles E by N of Hereford. Post town, Ledbury. Acres, 1,666. Real property, £2,902. Pop., 568. Houses, 112. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £230. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of H. The church is tolerable. Charities, £8. The sub-district contains 10 parishes and 3 parts. Acres, 21,079. Pop., 4,585. Houses, 900.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

YARKHILL (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Ledbury, hundred of Radlow, county of Hereford, 7 ¼ miles (E. by N.) from Hereford; containing 452 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the right bank of the river Froome, and consists of 1644 acres. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £3. 19. 3.; net income, £125 ; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford ; impropriator, the Master of Ledbury Hospital.

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 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

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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


Yarkhill Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858


Vision of Britain historical maps


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