Ayot St Peter, Hertfordshire Family History Guide



Alternative names: Ayott St. Peter, Ayott-Parva

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1686
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ayot St Peter

  • Welwyn
  • Ayot St Lawrence
  • Sandridge
  • Bishop’s Hatfield
  • Codicote

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AYOTT-ST. PETER, or Ayott-Parva, a parish in Hatfield district, Herts; 2 miles SW of Welwyn r. station. It has a post office under Welwyn. Acres, 1,100. Real property, £1,558. Pop., 234. Houses, 53. The property is not much divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £250. Patron, Rev. E. Prodgers. The church was rebuilt in 1863.

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

Ayott (St Peter), or Ayott-Parva, a parish in the hund. of Broadwater, union of Welwyn, county of Hertford; 2 miles south-west from Welwyn. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Huntingdon and dio. of Lincoln; rated at £7 8s. 6½d.; gross income £300. Patron, in 1835, the earl of Hardwicke. Pop., in 1801, 168; in 1831, 271. Houses 49. Acres 1,270. A. P. £1,072. Poor rates, in 1837, £66.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ayott (St. Peter), 4¼m. N. Hatfield. P. 240

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

Administration

  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hatfield
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Hertford, Post-1844 – Welwyn
  • Poor Law Union: Welwyn
  • Hundred: Broadwater
  • Province: Canterbury