- Original source material relating to Lea, and other parishes in Diocese of Hereford may be found at the Hereford Record Office; with the exeception of Bishops Transcripts, which (if they exist) should be found at Gloucestershire Record Office.
- "Formerly Lea, Gloucestershire and Lea, Herefordshire until both were united in
1844. Includes townships of Upper Lea, and Lower Lea, formerly in Gloucestershire.
Transferred from ...Gloucester to Hereford [Diocese] in 1975."
(Ref: The Parish Registers of Herefordshire, J Harnden, 1987, ISBN 0 9512347 0 6)
Note: St John's parish church was in the township of Lower Lea, and was therefore in Gloucestershire.