Bayford is a chapelry of Essendon Ancient Parish in Hertfordshire.

Alternative names: Brickendon

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hatfield St Mary
  • Hertingfordbury
  • Hertford All Saints with St John
  • Little Berkhampstead

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BAYFORD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union, hundred, and county of Hertford, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Hertford; containing 357 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 1612 acres of land; the soil is clay. The living is annexed to the rectory of Essendon: the tithes have been commuted for £282. The church is a neat brick edifice, built by subscription in 1804, and containing an ancient octangular font ornamented with quatrefoils and roses.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Monumental inscriptions, Bayford, Hertford, England : abt. 1600-1900

Census returns for Bayford, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Bayford, 1604-1869

Churchwarden’s accounts and miscellaneous parish records, 1709-1889

Diocese of St. Albans, parish of Bayford transcript of old register book of period 1538-1713

England, Hertfordshire, Bayford, parish registers

Marriages at Bayford, Hertfordshire, 1538-1837

Parish registers for Bayford, 1538-1950

Computer printout of Bayford, Herts., Eng

Parish register printouts of Bayford, Hertford, England ; christenings, 1841-1850 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Militia lists, parish of Bayford Author: Hill, John


  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hertford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Hertford
  • Poor Law Union: Hertford
  • Hundred: Hertford
  • Province: Canterbury

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