Hyssington – Baptisms and Marriages

It is hard to find any BMD’s online for Hyssington and on one of my early visits to Shropshire Archives, Shrewsbury, I discovered that there were no microfiche available there for the Parish of Hyssington. Although Hyssington is in Montgomeryshire the original registers are kept at Shrewsbury, possibly because before 1837, the parish lay partly in each of the counties, or posssibly because the local clergy just decided that they should be kept at Shrewsbury. The Shropshire portion of the parish was later detached from Hyssington and added to the  Parish of Shelve, Shropshire. Due to lack of time and access problems at Shrewsbury, I found myself going to Powys Archives, at Llandrindod Wells, which had a roll of microfilm which contained the Bishop’s Transcripts for Hyssington. I obtained the information I wanted, which was for the name Preece, and in so doing found a marriage to a Brazenor. I recorded data for both names and a year or so later added to my Brazenor records by researching some original registers at Shrewsbury, including those from Hyssington.

I am posting the Brazenor baptism and marriage data for Hyssington here. There are no burials, as the Brazenors who died at Hyssington were buried at More, and the data is available on IGI / Ancestry. Do not be concerned by variations in the spelling of the name. When the Bishop’s Transcripts were made it must have been a two person task, one reading from the register and the other writing the transcript because surnames and forenames are frequently changed in the process. To compound matters, the earliest Hyssington register was very poorly kept, so much so, that it was deemed necessary to transcribe the register. The transcriber fortunately had a very neat hand such that the new transcribed register is very easy to read. However, again variations in spelling do occur such that Catherine becomes Katharine, Marston becomes Marson or Marstone, Brasner becomes Brazner, and so on.

Brazenor – Hyssington Marriages

Brazenor – Hyssington Baptisms