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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Ullingswick St Luke


The Parish

The parish of Ullingswick lies in east central Herefordshire about 5 miles southwest of the small market town of Bromyard. Ullingswick sits in lanes about 2 miles north of the A465 road which connects Bromyard with Hereford. Of modern day Ullingswick there is very little, a scatter of farms and cottages across a gentle valley holding a small stream. Ullingswick would have been an agricultural settlement dominated by pastoral farming, with a few orchards and hop fields to add variety, little has changed today. The shallow valley holds a small tributary of the River Lugg which drains the parish southwards joining the Lugg and then the Wye to the east of Hereford and thence to the Bristol Channel through the port of Chepstow. Ullingswick is sited at around 100 metres above the sea but land rises in rolling hills to the north to reach 254 metres on nearby Hegdon Hill. Herefordshire parishes are often small and Ullingswick was no exception, it covered just under 1,200 acres and would have supported a population in the region of 300 parishioners. In Domesday times Ullingswick was held by the Canons of Hereford, a small place, even then, of just 9 ploughs albeit there was a salthouse.

The Church

St Luke's church sits to the northeast of most of Ullingswick's properties accessed along a narrow dead-end lane. The church is old, and Pevsner rightly points out the Norman Romanesque features in the nave gibing that piece a 12th century date, although the presence of lancet windows in the Early English Gothic style indicate a lengthening in the 13th century. Of a similar date are the chancel windows. The church, like so many, however, was extensively modified in Victorian times. The chancel was restored in 1856 and then a further restoration of 1862 added the southern porch and remodeled the bell-turret to its present form. Finally in the 20th century the vestry was added in 1950. From Ullingswick's notional centre the lane swings first northwest and sharply northeast to reach the site where there is ample parking beside the pretty lychgate. The churchyard has many trees which crowd around the western end limiting the views of that bell-turret but to the south and east views are uninterrupted.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 30th April 1758 - 26th May 1809 Herefordshire Archives & Record Centre - Reference - W73/2
Plain, unruled book, a continuation of the extant composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation & wording requirements Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None
2 17th February 1810 - 24th December 1812 Herefordshire Archives & Record Centre - Reference - W73/4a Plain, unruled book containing combined Banns & Marriages Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None

NB this register is bound together with its successor into a single archival deposit
3 16th June 1813 - 11th June 1837 Herefordshire Archives & Record Centre - Reference - W73/4b Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

NB this register is bound together with its predecessor into a single archival deposit

Bodenham St Michael
Pencombe St John
Little Cowarne St Guthlac
Bodenham St Michael
Little Cowarne St Guthlac
Stoke Lacy St Peter & St Paul
Felton St Michael
Felton St Michael
Ocle Pychard St James
Moreton Jefferys

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
11/02/1754 Thomas GRIFFITHS     Elinor WARD    
25/02/1754 Edward WEBB     Susan COMPTON    
1 30/04/1758 Edward SMITH     Anne NUTT    
2 11/11/1759 William HYDE   Bromyard Elisabeth COMPTON    
3 04/12/1759 Thomas BURGHOPE     Elisabeth EVESHAM    
4 14/04/1760 Francis WOODHOUSE   Much Cowarne Frances HOOPER    
5 12/06/1760 Richard BERNETT   Marden Susanna SPENCER    
6 14/05/1761 Thomas HALL   Stoke Lacy Elisabeth SMITH    
7 31/08/1761 Edward SMITH     Elisabeth DYKE    
8 02/11/1762 Thomas SMITH     Sarah HOPKINS    
9 27/04/1763 John DAVIS     Hannah BIRD    
10 27/07/1763 Thomas JONES   St Peter, Hereford Sarah EVESHAM    
11 23/11/1763 Thomas SANDFORD     Sarah CROON    
12 06/06/1765 William TURNER     Susannah PERKINS    
13 27/08/1765 Richard NUTT     Ann SMITH    
14 15/12/1767 Simon LANE   Little Cowarne Joyce DAVIS    
15 27/04/1768 Richard BADHAM   Moreton Jefferys Mary RAWLINGS    
16 23/12/1768 James ENSOLL   Stoke Lacy Rebecca DAVIS    
17 03/04/1769 Thomas SYMMONS     Ann HODGES   Leominster
18 15/03/1772 William DALLA   Felton Mary GLAZE    
19 21/04/1772 Richard IMMS     Elizabeth FOX    
20 14/11/1774 Thomas COX   Hope Under Dinmore Elisabeth GRIFFITHS    
21 21/06/1775 Roger POWELL Widower Wellington Mary LEWIS    
22 21/03/1776 Richard TAYLOR     Mary JONES    
23 10/01/1777 William SKERRETT   Little Cowarne Eleanor BOWKER    
24 18/05/1778 John HOPCOTT     Mary LOVE    
25 18/03/1779 John WEAVER Single   Bridget NUTT Widow  
26 29/04/1779 Richard STUDMON     Mary GOODE    
27 02/12/1779 William MASON     Ann WATTIS    
28 20/01/1780 Robert STUDMON     Ann EVANS    
29 09/07/1780 Humphrey WEAVER Single   Elizabeth GOODE Single  
26/05/1785 John DUNN     Ann MACE    
06/12/1785 Thomas HILL     Sarah HILL    
27/04/1786 William STUDMAN     Rebecca GOODE    
14/03/1788 William WORMINGTON Single Norton & Lenchwick, Worcestershire Ann MASON Single  
20/07/1788 William YAPP Single Middleton On The Hill Ann MANN Single  
01/10/1788 Edward JONES Widower   Elizabeth LEWIS Widow  
10/12/1788 Thomas PYTT Single   Elizabeth SAWYER Single  
27/01/1790 Samuel MANN Single   Ann DAVIES Single  
24/06/1790 John WEAVER     Elizabeth STEPHENS    
08/08/1791 Edward PREECE     Elizabeth BUNNETT    
23/11/1791 James PREECE   Bodenham Mary PRICE    
29/10/1792 Francis VAUGHAN     Sarah PROSSER    
11/06/1793 Thomas LLOYD   Marden Susannah LOVE    
31/12/1794 John GREEN     Anne JONES    
15/01/1795 John TURPIN   Bodenham Jane MANN    
17/04/1798 John LAWRENCE   Felton Elizabeth DERRY    
10/02/1801 Edward SMITH     Elizabeth PREECE    
01/12/1801 James LOVE     Anne CLARKE    
19/05/1803 John MANN     Anne SKERRETT    
02/02/1804 Thomas BOWKETT     Elianor MACE    
12/11/1806 Thomas POWIS Widower   Hannah DAVIS Widow  
26/05/1809 Samuel HOLT Widower   Hester BAYLIS Single  
26/05/1809 Thomas HILL Widower   Ann LOVE Widow  
17/02/1810 William GRIFFITH   Grendon Bishop Elianor MELLINS    
06/11/1810 John BISHOP     Eleanor MELLINS    
18/12/1810 Samuel JONES   Moreton Jefferys Susan MELLINS    
08/05/1811 Samuel MORRIS     Sarah HUNT    
24/12/1812 James LOVE     Mary BAYLIS    
1 16/06/1813 Richard GREEN Widower Llanfihangel Nant Melan, Radnorshire Mary HARRIS    
2 02/08/1813 Joseph STANTON     Catharine FIELD    
4 15/06/1815 Thomas GREAVES     Sarah PRICE    
5 20/06/1815 Joseph PERKINS Single   Elizabeth HIDE Single  
6 21/11/1816 Edward JONES     Lucy TAYLOR    
7 28/10/1817 Edward PREECE     Susan COXHALL    
8 10/05/1818 James LOVE     Mary LIPPET    
9 22/10/1818 Edward MITTON     Sarah CORBETT   Little Cowarne
10 18/03/1819 Thomas HADLAND     Jane FIELD    
11 30/10/1820 William JONES     Sarah SMITH    
12 25/07/1822 James PRICE     Ann SYMONDS    
13 21/11/1822 James SHEERS   Pembridge Mary SMITH    
14 08/05/1824 John LLOYD   Marden Jane EVANS    
15 26/05/1825 Thomas PRITCHARD     Anne DAVIS    
16 26/12/1826 William MELLINGS     Elizabeth BAYLIS    
17 08/05/1827 John BAYLISS     Elizabeth LAWRENCE    
18 24/05/1827 Richard MELLINGS     Margaret REYNOLDS    
19 19/02/1829 Edward SYMMONDS     Margaret THOMAS    
20 02/06/1829 Richard MELLINGS     Winifred PALMER    
21 04/11/1829 Richard WILLIAMS Single   Eleanor GRIFFITHS Widow  
22 15/04/1830 John COOKE Single   Mary HYDE Single  
23 21/02/1831 John HOPCOTT Widower   Sarah LOVE Single  
24 13/05/1831 William GROVES     Mary Maria EVANS    
25 24/10/1831 Arthur BISHOP Single   Elizabeth PRITCHARD Single  
26 08/12/1831 George HOPE Widower Felton Elizabeth GOODE Widow  
27 27/09/1832 Thomas SAUNCEY Single   Jane EVANS Single  
28 16/05/1833 William PREECE Widower   Elizabeth HYDE Widow  
29 05/11/1833 Thomas LEWIS Single   Mary EVANS Single  
30 08/05/1835 William MAPP Single   Elizabeth JENKINS Single  
31 08/06/1835 William BISHOP Single Acton Beauchamp, Worcestershire Eliza SYMMONDS Single  
32 12/04/1836 Thomas WAINWRIGHT Single Bromyard Charlotte SKERRETT Single  
33 23/05/1836 Peter WATKINS Single   Elinor MORGAN Single  
34 21/06/1836 Joseph HYDE Widower   Anne PUGH Single  
35 23/05/1837 Thomas MANN Single   Rebecca BUSK Single  
36 11/06/1837 Joseph WHITTING Single   Margaret HOLT Single  

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