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County Coordinator: Glenis Barton

14 Jan 2011
Hertfordshire has 132 ancient parishes, and there are 194 parish or non-conformist registers which start prior to 1841. If you are able to help transcribe (or have existing electronic transcriptions), please email me at the address above. Places and churches are listed in alphabetical order by place then by date of earliest surviving register or Bishop's Transcript. The list includes all parish and non-conformist registers listed at Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies as having begun prior to 1841. JUNE 2013 we had 36,687 records, comprising 11,799 baptisms, 17,039 marriages and 7,849 burials.

Please note that the dates of available data are as at 12 August 2013, extra records may have become available between that date and the date the database was last rebuilt.

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Abbots Langley St Lawrence 1538
{1570}
Albury St Mary 1558
{1813}
Aldbury St John the Baptist 1694
{1604}
1694 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Aldenham St John the Baptist 1559
{1604}
1559-
1659
Sandra
Howarth
1559-
1659
Sandra
Howarth
1559-
1659
Sandra
Howarth
Anstey St George 1540
{1800}
Ardeley St Lawrence 1546
{1604}
1546 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Ashwell St Mary 1678
{1604}
Ashwell High Street Independent 1797
Aspenden St Mary 1559
{1604}
Aston St Mary 1558
{1604}
Ayot St Lawrence St Lawrence 1566
{1604}
Ayot St Peter St Peter 1686
{1604}
Baldock St Mary the Virgin 1558
{1604}
Barkway St Mary Magdalene 1539
{1800}
Barkway Congregational 1797
Barley St Margaret of Antioch 1559
{1802}
1560 - 1812 Michael Clarke
For Barnet see Chipping Barnet and East Barnet
Bayford St Mary 1538
{1604}
Bengeo St Leonard & Holy Trinity 1539
{1606}
Benington St Peter 1538
{1609}
1538 - 1813 Michael Clarke
Berkhamsted St Peter 1538
{1604}
1538 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Berkhamsted Independent 1787
Berkhamsted Baptist 1799
Bishop's Stortford St Michael 1561
{1800}
Bishop's Stortford Water Lane Congregational 1748
Bishop's Stortford Methodist 1827
Bishop's Stortford & Hertford Methodist Circuit 1838
Bovingdon St Lawrence 1674
{1604}
Bramfield St Andrew 1559
{1604}
Braughing St Mary the Virgin 1563
{1800}
Braughing Independent 1812
Brent Pelham St Mary the Virgin 1539
{1829}
Broxbourne St Augustine 1688
{1800}
Buckland St Andrew 1658
{1801}
Buntingford Independent 1810
Bushey St James 1684
{1562}
1590-
1837
Della
Petch
Bushey Independent 1816
Bygrave St Margaret of Antioch 1765
{1615}
1802-
1805
Richard
Kelly
1805-
1808
Richard
Kelly
Caddington parish straddled Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire until 1897, but the parish church (and therefore any data on FreeREG) is in Bedfordshire
Caldecote St Mary Magdalene 1726
{1605}
1726-
1911
Richard
Kelly
1726-
1841
Richard
Kelly
1726-
1964
Richard
Kelly
Cheshunt St Mary the Virgin 1559
{1800}
Cheshunt Crossbrook Street Congregational 1729
Cheshunt College Chapel 1810
Cheshunt Street Cheshunt Street Chapel 1782
Chipperfield St Paul 1838
{1838}
Chipping Barnet St John the Baptist 1560
{1563}
Chipping Barnet, East Barnet and Totteridge transferred to Greater London in 1965
Clothall St Mary the Virgin 1717
{1604}
Codicote St Giles 1559
{1561}
Cottered St John the Baptist 1558
{1604}
Datchworth All Saints 1570
{1604}
1570 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Digswell St John the Evangelist 1538
{1604}
East Barnet St Mary the Virgin 1553
{1565}
Chipping Barnet, East Barnet and Totteridge transferred to Greater London in 1965
Eastwick St Botolph 1555
{1800}
1556 - 1837 Michael Clarke
Elstree St Nicholas 1656
{1575}
1585-
1837
Della
Petch
Essendon St Mary 1653
{1604}
Flamstead St Leonard 1548
{1604}
Flaunden St Mary Magdalene 1729
{1604}
Furneux Pelham St Mary 1561
{1829}
1813-
1819
Gilston St Mary 1558
{1800}
1559-
1812
Della
Petch
Graveley St Mary 1555
{1604}
1556 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Great Amwell St John the Baptist 1558
{1800}
Great Gaddesden St John the Baptist 1558
{1604}
Great Hormead St Nicholas 1538
{1800}
Great Munden St Nicholas 1588
{1604}
Great Wymondley St Mary the Virgin 1561
{1604}
1800-
1820
Richard
Kelly
1800-
1820
Richard
Kelly
1800-
1812
Richard
Kelly
Harpenden St Nicholas 1562
{1604}
Harpenden Independent 1819
Hatfield St Etheldreda 1653
{1604}
Hatfield Park Street Independent 1823
Hemel Hempstead St Mary 1558
{1604}
Hemel Hempstead Baptist 1785
Hemel Hempstead Boxmoor Congregational 1791
Hemel Hempstead St John the Evangelist, Boxmoor 1830
Hemel Hempstead Methodist 1836
Hertford All Saints 1559
{1604}
Hertford St Andrew 1560
{1604}
Hertford Cowbridge Congregational 1769
Hertford Back Street 1806
Hertford Methodist Church 1885 1954-
1999
Hilary
Butt
Hertingfordbury St Mary 1679
{1604}
Herts & Beds Quaker Quarterly Meeting Digests 1643
Hexton St Faith 1538
{1575}
Hinxworth St Nicholas 1558
{1605}
1813-
1841
Richard
Kelly
1813-
1841
Richard
Kelly
Hitchin St Mary 1562
{1604}
Hitchin Tilehouse Street Baptist 1717
Hitchin Congregational 1729
Hitchin Back Street Independent 1729
Hitchin Brand Street Methodist 1835
Hitchin Methodist Circuit 1838
Hoddesdon Congregational 1818
Hoddesdon St Catherine & St Paul 1841
{1843}
Holwell St Peter 1560
Holwell was transferred to Hertfordshire from Bedfordshire in 1897
Hunsdon St Dunstan 1546
{1800}
1546-
1841
Hunsdon
Parish
Council
1546-
1840
Hunsdon
Parish
Council
1546-
1841
Hunsdon
Parish
Council
Ickleford St Katherine 1749
{1604}
Ippollitts St Ippollitts 1625
{1604}
To be advised Maurice Turner To be advised Maurice Turner To be advised Maurice Turner
Kelshall St Faith 1538
{1604}
Kensworth St Mary the Virgin 1604 1615 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Kensworth was transferred to Bedfordshire in 1897 and the registers are held at Bedford
Kimpton St Peter & St Paul 1559
{1604}
King's Langley All Saints 1558
{1604}
King's Langley Zion Chapel 1834
King's Walden St Mary 1558
{1604}
King's Walden Coleman Green Baptist 1789
Knebworth St Mary 1596
{1604}
1606 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Layston St Bartholomew 1563
{1806}
Letchworth St Mary 1695
{1604}
1604-
1841
Richard
Kelly
1596-
1841
Richard
Kelly
Michael
Clarke
1605-
1841
Richard
Kelly
Lilley St Peter 1711
{1604}
Little Berkhamsted St Andrew 1647
{1604}
1609-
1812
Della
Petch
Little Gaddesden St Peter & St Paul 1681
{1604}
Little Hadham St Cecilia 1559
{1802}
Little Hadham Independent 1804
Little Hormead St Mary the Virgin 1588
{1800}
Little Munden All Saints 1680
{1604}
Little Wymondley St Mary the Virgin 1577
{1629}
London Colney St Peter 1826
{1827}
Long Marston All Saints 1820
{1609}
Meesden St Mary 1737
{1800}
Much Hadham St Andrew 1559
{1800}
Nettleden St Lawrence 1813
{1845}
Newnham St Vincent 1676
{1574}
North Mymms St Mary 1565
{1604}
Northaw St Thomas a Becket 1571
{1563}
Northchurch St Mary 1564
{1604}
Norton St Nicholas 1579
{1577}
1720-
1842
Richard
Kelly
1720-
1838
Richard
Kelly
1720-
1847
Richard
Kelly
Offley St Mary Magdalene 1653
{1604}
1654 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Pirton St Mary the Virgin 1558
{1604}
For Potters Bar see Middlesex
Puttenham St Mary 1678
{1694}
Radwell All Saints 1590
{1608}
1590-
1841
Richard
Kelly
1602-
1841
Richard
Kelly
1595-
1841
Richard
Kelly
Redbourn St Mary 1617
{1564}
Redbourn Independent 1813
Reed St Mary 1539
{1800}
Rickmansworth St Mary the Virgin 1653
{1562}
1569-
1812
Anon.
Rickmansworth Baptist 1795
Ridge St Margaret 1558
{1566}
Royston St John the Baptist 1662
{1802}
Royston Kneesworth Street Congregational 1839
Rushden St Mary 1607
{1604}
Sacombe St Catherine 1726
{1604}
Sandon All Saints 1678
{1604}
Sandon Redhill Independent 1814
Sandridge St Leonard 1558
{1566}
Sarratt Holy Cross 1560
{1566}
Sawbridgeworth Great St Mary 1558
{1800}
Sawbridgeworth Independent 1817
Shenley St Martin 1653
{1604}
Shephall St Mary 1560
{1563}
1561 - 1811 Michael Clarke
For South Mimms see Middlesex
St Albans Abbey 1558
{1570}
St Albans St Peter 1558
{1571}
St Albans St Stephen 1558
{1564}
St Albans St Michael 1643
{1572}
St Albans Dagnall Lane Presbyterian 1751
St Albans Spicer Street Independent 1797
St Albans Methodist Circuit 1815
St Albans Dagnall Lane Baptist 1822
St Albans Methodist 1825
St Ippolyts St Ippolyts 1625
{1604}
St Paul's Walden All Saints 1558
{1561}
St Paul's Walden Whitwell Independent 1834
Standon St Mary 1672
{1800}
Stanstead Abbotts St James 1679
{1800}
Stanstead St Margarets St Mary the Virgin 1697
{1813}
Stapleford St Mary 1578
{1604}
Stevenage St Nicholas 1538
{1604}
Stocking Pelham St Mary 1695
{1805}
Tewin St Peter 1559
{1604}
Therfield St Mary the Virgin 1538
{1604}
Thorley St James the Great 1539
{1800}
Throcking Holy Trinity 1612
{1608}
Thundridge St Mary 1556
{1801}
Totteridge St Andrew 1546
{1604}
Totteridge Independent 1788
Chipping Barnet, East Barnet and Totteridge transferred to Greater London in 1965
Tring St Peter & St Paul 1566
{1604}
Tring Newmill Baptist 1793
Walkern St Mary the Virgin 1559
{1604}
1681 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Walkern Independent 1814
Wallington St Mary 1661
{1604}
Ware St Mary 1558
{1801}
Ware Church Street Congregational 1778
Ware Swan Yard Presbyterian 1787
Ware High Street Congregational 1811
Ware French Horn Lane Apostolic 1832
Wareside Holy Trinity 1841
{1842}
Watford St Mary 1539
{1570}
Watford Baptist 1785
Watford Gilead Meeting 1808
Watton at Stone St Andrew & St Mary 1560
{1604}
1560 - 1812 Michael Clarke
Watton at Stone Methodist Church 1954-
2001
Hilary
Butt
Welwyn St Mary the Virgin 1558
{1604}
Welwyn Bethel Chapel 1793
Westmill St Mary the Virgin 1562
{1604}
Weston Holy Trinity 1539
{1604}
Wheathampstead St Helen 1690
{1606}
Wheathampstead Independent
(Congregational)
1822 1822-
1841
Richard
Kelly
1822-
1841
Richard
Kelly
Widford St John the Baptist 1558
{1813}
Wigginton St Bartholomew 1610
{1601}
Willian All Saints 1557
{1604}
1558-
1911
Richard
Kelly
1559-
1911
Richard
Kelly
1557-
1911
Richard
Kelly
Wormley St Laurence 1674
{1800}
Wyddial St Giles 1665
{1815}

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