HEREFORDSHIRE

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Map showing position of Herefordshire (c) GENUKI

Description in 1887

"HEREFORDSHIRE, an inland Co. [Map (above) shows location], on the SE. border of Wales, and bounded N. by Shropshire and Worcestershire, E. by Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, S. by Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire, and W. by Monmouthshire, Radnorshire, mid Brecknockshire; greatest length N. and S. 38 miles, greatest breadth E. and W. 35 miles; 532,918 acres, population 121,062. The Co. is almost circular in form, and its surface shows a series of quiet and beautiful undulations. It is watered by the Wye, Lugg, Monnow, Arrow, and Frome, also the Teme, which flows on the NE. boundary. All these streams are well stocked with fish. Of late agriculture has been greatly improved in the Co. the soil is peculiarly suitable for the growth of timber, which is very abundant. The pear and apple orchards of Herefordshire are famous; while the luxuriant meadow-land affords pasture for a well-known breed of oxen. Marl and clay form the chief part of the soil; the subsoil is mostly limestone. There are no valuable minerals, and the manufactures are insignificant."
[Extract from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887]

INFORMATION RELATED TO ALL OF HEREFORDSHIRE

  1. All Herefordshire pages may be searched using the GENUKI Search engine.

  2. Researchers may find one or more of the Herefordshire Mailing Lists useful in their research; and Herefordshire Surnames being researched are listed within Graham Jaunay's On-line English Names Directory.

  3. Volunteers are being sought to help to transcribe the 1871 Census for Herefordshire, to make the whole part of a free searchable database online. Visit the FreeCEN web site for more details, and if you'd like to volunteer.

Archives and Libraries

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Bibliography

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Cemeteries

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Census

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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths in England and Wales began on July 1st 1837. Copies of certificates may be obtained from either the General Register Office (GRO), or from a Superintendent's Registrar's Office of the District at which the event was first registered. If the District no longer exists, this would be the Office to which its registers have been moved.
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Correctional Institutions

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Description and Travel

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Directories

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Dwellings

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Emigration and Immigration

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Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

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Gazetteers

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Genealogy

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Historical Geography

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History

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Land and Property

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Law and Legislation

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Maps

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Medical Records

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Military History

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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

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Newspapers

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Occupations

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Postal and Shipping Guides

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Probate Records

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Religion and Religious Life

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Schools

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Social Life and Customs

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Societies

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Taxation

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INDIVIDUAL TOWNS AND PARISHES - See Alphabetical Listing

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