Hertfordshire family history information
See below for a list of records relating to Hertfordshire ancestry.
Hertfordshire is a medium sized county on the northern border of Greater London. The main occupation of the county was agriculture, mostly in crops for the London markets, including cereals, turnips and fruit. By the early part of the 19th century the county's cotton and silk industries had declined but straw plaiting for hats was a major industry during the period, reaching a peak in the 1870's then declining rapidly. Malt production, flour milling, lime kilns and paper making were the other main industries.
Pigot's Directory of 1839 describes the county thus: "The climate of Hertfordshire is considered most salubrious, and the air is generally mild; ... These advantages, with the general beauty of the county, the goodness of the roads, and the almost uninterrupted fertility of the soil, have been the means of making this county a favourite residence, and inducing great numbers of wealthy persons to purchase lands for building villas ..."
In 1800 the population of Hertfordshire was around 100,000, increasing to around 250,000 by 1900. Towns with a population of over 2,000 in 1831 were Bishop's Stortford, Cheshunt, Chipping Barnet, Hatfield, Rickmansworth, Sawbridgeworth, Standon, Tring and Ware, while Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin and St. Albans had more than 5,000 inhabitants.
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|St Albans Borough Officers||1307-1889||01/11/2009|
|Bishops Stortford Vicars and Parish Officers||1332-1881||01/2/2010|
|Bishops Stortford Monumental Inscriptions||1411-1882||11/2/2010|
|History of Watford||1545-1883||02/12/2009|
|Exelby, William, of North Mims||1563-1618||17/5/2013|
|St Albans Corporation Minutes PtC||1585-1686||06/11/2009|
|St. Albans Grammar School Accounts||1587-1635||24/5/2009|
|Hertfordshire Taverns 1636||1636-1636||13/5/2009|
|Bishops Stortford Church Accounts PtA||1640-1785||17/6/2010|
|Bishops Stortford Inhabitants 1642||1642-1642||08/6/2009|
|St. Albans Grammar School Accounts PtB||1646-1685||17/6/2009|
|St Albans Corporation Minutes PtB||1687-1834||04/11/2009|
|Herts dissenters and papists rolls||1689-1812||17/8/2008|
|Hertfordshire signatories - loyalty to King William IV||1696-1696||19/8/2008|
|Herts Sessions Records Vol2A||1699-1790||07/5/2009|
|Herts drover & badger licences||1700-1710||17/8/2008|
|Herts JPs 1700-1752||1700-1752||16/8/2008|
|Herts Session Records 7A||1700-1718||16/8/2008|
|Herts Sacrament Certif. 1702-1706||1702-1706||15/8/2008|
|Misc. Herts Rolls - Oaths of Allegiance||1702-1732||19/8/2008|
|Herts Session Records 7B||1719-1752||16/8/2008|
|Herts Oaths of Allegiance 1723||1723-1723||17/8/2008|
|Hertfordshire Rebellion Association 1745||1745-1745||19/8/2008|
|Herts Session Records Vol8 Misc Appendices||1752-1799||29/8/2008|
|Herts Register Gamekeepers||1752-1798||29/8/2008|
|Herts Session Records Vol8A||1752-1774||29/8/2008|
|St Albans Sessions Records Pt A||1758-1800||16/8/2008|
|Herts Sacrament Certificates||1761-1795||29/8/2008|
|Herts Session Records Vol8B||1775-1799||29/8/2008|
|Herts Game Licences 1784-99||1784-1799||29/8/2008|
|Herts Sessions Records Vol2B||1790-1814||11/5/2009|
|Hertfordshire Directory 1793-8, Universal||1793-1798||19/5/2009|
|Hertfordshire Sessions Vol9 PtA||1799-1816||20/2/2010|
|Hertfordshire Misc. Docs. Relating to Roads||1799-1830||13/3/2010|
|Hertfordshire Game Licences||1799-1805||05/3/2010|
|Hertfordshire Dissenters & Papists||1800-1831||01/3/2010|
|St Albans Sessions Records, Pt B||1800-1840||16/8/2008|
|Hertfordshire Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses||1805-1832||03/3/2010|
|Hertfordshire Directory 1811, Holden||1811-1811||06/5/2009|
|Hertfordshire Petty Sessions Convictions||1812-1818||22/2/2010|
|Herts Sessions Records Vol2C||1815-1850||15/5/2009|
|Herfordshire Sessions Records Vol 9B||1817-1826||12/3/2010|
|Hertfordshire Sacrament Certificates 1825-1828||1825-1828||27/2/2010|
|Herfordshire Sessions Records Vol 9C||1826-1833||15/3/2010|
|St Albans Corporation Minutes PtA||1835-1889||02/11/2009|
|Hertfordshire Directory 1839, Pigot||1839-1839||16/5/2009|
|Watford Directory 1883-4, Williams||1883-1884||18/11/2009|
|Herts - Watford District Directory 1933 PtA, Peacock||1933-1933||13/8/2010|
|Herts - Watford & District Organisations Directory 1933||1933-1933||07/8/2010|
|Watford & Bushey Directory 1933, Peacock||1933-1933||16/8/2010|