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Herefordshire 

"The general aspect of this county is extremely beautiful", writes Pigot in his Directory of 1844, "its surface is finely diversified and broken by swelling heights...  From many of these elevations the prospects are uncommonly fine, but are peculiarly so from the Malvern Hills on the east, and the Hatterell or Black Mountains on the west. The fertility of the soil is very great, and the country is clothed in almost perpetual verdure. On every side a luxuriance of vegetation is exhibited, in widely extended corn-fields, teeming orchards, expansive meadows and flourishing plantations; every part seems uniformly productive, except, perhaps, on the north and west outskirts...

Herefordshire is particularly famous as a cider county: it was during the reign of Charles I that, by the spirited exertions of Lord Scudamore and some other land proprietors, the plantations of apple trees acquired the peculiar eminence which they yet retain, and the county became in appearance one entire orchard. The principal markets for the fruit liquors of this shire are London and Bristol, from which ports great quantities are sent to Ireland, to the East and West Indies and other foreign markets, in bottle.

But the orchard, though a favourite object of the cultivator's attention, is not the only one - for, from cattle, sheep, swine, corn, etc., he derives a general advantage. The growth of the hop (of which there are two kinds, the white and the red), likewise forms a considerable branch of the rural economy of the county, and is still increasing, particularly in the parts contiguous to Worcestershire. Herefordshire is also rich in woodland; many species of trees, in different districts, spring up spontaneously, and become strong in a very short period..."

 

Family History, Genealogy and Local History Research Information for Herefordshire

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Population of Herefordshire 
1801 88,099
1811 94,073
1821 103,243
1831 111,211
1841 113,272
1851 115,489
1861 123,712
1871 125,370
1881 121,062
1891 115,949
1901 114,125
1911 114,269
1921 113,189
1931 111,767
1951 127,159
1961 130,928
1971 138,639

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Size of Herefordshire in acres

(boundary changes)

1831 534,800

1841 534,823
1851 534,823
1861 534,823
1871 532,898
1881 532,918
1891 537,363
1901 538,921
1911 538,924
1921 538,924
1931 538,924
1951 538,924
1961 538,924
1971 539,108

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Directories covering Herefordshire   

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Resources for family history research in Herefordshire   

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Transcriptions

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Inland Revenue Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Records
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1720 - 1729  
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1740 - 1749 for an ancestor's name
1750 - 1759  
1760 - 1774  
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1841   Order a census search Order a transcription of family household where reference given

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A
Abbeydore
Aconbury
Acton Beauchamp
Allensmore
Almeley
Amberley
Ashperton
Aston Ingham
Aston Near Ludlow
Avenbury
Aylton
Aymestrey

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B
Bacton
Ballingham
Bartestree
Birley
Bishops Frome
Bishopstone
Bishopswood
Blakemere
Bockleton
Bodenham
Bolstone
Bosbury
Brampton Abbotts
Brampton Bryan
Bredenbury
Bredwardine
Breinton
Bridge Sollers
Bridstow
Brilley
Brimfield
Brinsop
Brobury
Brockhampton By Bromyard
Brockhampton Near Ross
Bromyard
Bucknell
Bullingham
Burghill
Burrington
Byford
Byton

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C
Callow
Canon Frome
Canon Pyon
Cascob
Castle Frome
Clehonger
Clifford
Clodock
Coddington
Collington
Colwall
Combe
Cradley
Craswall
Credenhill
Croft
Cusop
Cwmyoy

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D
Dewsall
Dilwyn
Dinedor
Dinmore
Discoed
Dixton
Docklow
Donnington
Dormington
Dorstone
Downton
Dulas

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E
Eardisland
Eardisley
Eastnor
Eaton Bishop
Edvin Loach
Edvin Ralph
Eggleton
Elton
Evesbatch
Ewyas Harold
Eye
Eyton

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F
Fawley Chapel
Felton
Ford
Fownhope
Foy

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G
Ganarew
Garway
Goodrich
Grendon Bishop
Grendon Warren

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H
Hampton Bishop
Hampton Charles
Hampton Wafer
Hardwick By Hay
Harewood
Harpton
Hatfield
Haywood
Hentland
Hereford
Holme Lacy
Holmer
Hope Mansell
Hope Under Dinmore
How Caple
Humber
Huntington By Holmer
Huntington Near Kington

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I
Ivington

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K
Kenchester
Kenderchurch
Kentchurch
Kilpeck
Kimbolton
Kings Caple
Kings Pyon
Kingsland
Kingstone Near Hereford
Kington
Kinnersley
Kinsham
Knill

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L
Laysters
Lea
Ledbury
Leinthall Earls
Leinthall Starkes
Leintwardine
Leominster
Letton Near Staunton On Wye
Leysters
Lingen
Linton By Ross
Little Birch
Little Brampton
Little Cowarne
Little Dewchurch
Little Hereford
Little Marcle
Llancillo
Llandinabo
Llangarren
Llangrove
Llangua
Llanrothal
Llanveynoe
Llanwarne
Long Grove
Longtown
Lower Harpton
Lucton
Lugwardine
Lyonshall

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M
Madley
Mansel Gamage
Mansell Lacy
Marden
Marstow
Mathon
Michaelchurch
Michaelchurch on Arrow
Michaelchurch Eskley
Middleton On The Hill
Moccas
Monkland
Monnington On Wye
Mordiford
Moreton Jeffries
Moreton On Lugg
Much Birch
Much Cowarne
Much Dewchurch
Much Marcle
Munsley

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N
Nash
Newton
Norton Canon

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O
Ocle Pychard
Old Radnor
Orcop
Orleton

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P
Pembridge
Pencombe
Pencoyd
Peterchurch
Peterstow
Pipe Aston
Pipe And Lyde
Pixley
Presteigne
Preston On Wye
Preston Wynne
Puddlestone
Putley

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R
Richards Castle
Rodd
Ross On Wye
Rowlstone
Ryeford

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S
Saint Devereux
Saint Margaret
Saint Weonards
Sarnesfield
Sellack
Shelwick
Shobdon
Sollers Hope
Stanford Bishop
Stapleton
Staunton On Arrow
Staunton On Wye
Stoke Bliss
Stoke Edith
Stoke Lacy
Stoke Prior
Stottesdon
Stretford
Stretton Grandison
Stretton Sugwas
Sutton Saint Michael
Sutton Saint Nicholas

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T
Tarrington
Tedstone Delamere
Tedstone Wafer
Thornbury
Thruxton
Tiberton
Titley
Tretire
Treville
Tupsley
Turnastone
Tyberton

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U
Ullingswick
Upper Bullingham
Upper Sapey
Upton Bishop

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V
Vowchurch

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W
Wacton
Walford
Walterstone
Wellington
Welsh Bicknor
Welsh Newton
Weobley
West Malvern
Westhide
Weston Beggard
Weston Under Penyard
Whitbourne
Whitchurch
Whitney
Wigmore
Willersley
Willey
Winforton
Withington
Wolferlow
Woolhope
Wormbridge
Wormsley

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Y
Yarkhill
Yarpole
Yazor

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