Brobury, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Brobury was an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire. In 1851 it was united with Bredwardine, Herefordshire.

Parish church: St Mary Magdalene

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1784
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Brobury

  • Moccas
  • Bredwardine
  • Monnington on Wye
  • Staunton on Wye

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROBURY, a parish in Weobly district, Hereford; on the river Wye, adjacent to the Hereford and Brecon railway, near Kinnersley station, 8½ miles E by N of Hay. Post Town, Bredwardine, under Hereford. Acres, 508. Real property, £819. Pop., 76. Houses, 17. The property is divided among a few. Brobury scar is a bold grand object, amid the fine scenery of the Wye. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Bredwardine, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is small and plain.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Brobury, a parish in the hund. of Grimsworth, union of Weobley, county of Hereford; 8½ miles east by north of Hay, on the northern bank of the river Wye. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. and dio. of Hereford; valued at £4, rated in the parliamentary returns at £87; gross income £180. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. N. D. H. Newton. Pop., in 1801, 79; in 1831, 62. Houses 16. Arres 440. A. P. £646. Poor rates, in 1837, £17. Brobury scar, in the neighbourhood, is a grand object, and contrasts beautifully, in its bold and majestic outline, with the scenery on the banks of the Wye.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Brobury, 10 miles N.W. Hereford. P. 71

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


Brobury Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858


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