Clehonger Herefordshire Family History Guide



Clehonger is an Ancient parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1671
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1670

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Parishes adjacent to Clehonger

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLEHONGER, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; on the river Wye, near the Hereford and Brecon and the Hereford and Abergavenny railways, 3 miles SW of Hereford. Post town, Hereford. Acres, 1,888. Real property, £3,450. Pop., 451. Houses, 96. John Matthews the philanthropist and member of parliament, was lord of the manor; and his son and daughter were authors of the “Diary of an Invalid” and “Pomona or the Apple-Trees of Herefordshire”. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, not reported. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is early English; consists of nave and chancel with a tower; and contains monuments of the Aubreys and the Matthewses. There are a Roman Catholic chapel, and charities £7.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Clehonger, 3 miles S.W. Hereford. P. 396.

Source:Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Clehonger (All Saints), a parish, in the hundred of Webtree, union and county of Hereford, 3½ miles (W. S. W.) from Hereford; containing 396 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the right bank of the river Wye, which bounds it on the north; it is intersected by the road from Hereford to Hay, and consists of 1888 acres. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King’s books at £4. 4. 2., and in the gift of the Dean of Hereford: the appropriate tithes have been commuted for £180, and the vicarial for £164. 15., and the glebe consists of ½ an acre.

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.

Administration

  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hereford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Hereford
  • Poor Law Union: Hereford
  • Hundred: Webtree
  • Province: Canterbury

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