Data

The database of documents

The Pirton Local History Group began working on a village database in July 2002. The aim of this Access-based archive is that this database will eventually hold all the historical records of the village, which will enable any researcher to build up a historical picture of the village. Many villagers are involved with this community project.

Documents have been collected, transcribed and input into Excel spreadsheets and then some of them have been imported into an access database. The money is pounds, shillings,pence  halfpennies and farthings.

The following excel spreadsheets will be available to download in 2014:

  • census 1841-1911Download
  • deeds pre 1290 Download Scan of DE187 Download
  • lay subsidy 1307 Download
  • parish registers 1558-1914
  • baptisms Download
  • marriages Download
  • burials Download
  • quarter sessions 1618-1843 Download
  • monumental inscriptions at St Mary’s Churchyard  1645-1990 Download
  • hearth tax 1666 Download
  • overseer’s accounts 1731-1831
  • land tax 1745- 1832 Download
  • militia lists 1758-1789 Download
  • transportation 1784-1866 Download
  • ownership of all the common field strips pre 1800 Download
  • ownership of the cottages and closes pre 1800
  • enclosure land holding  1800 and1818 Download
  • apprenticeships 1823-1906 Download
  • register of electors and poll books 1830-1910
  • trade directories 1832-1937 Download
  • school admissions 1877-1920
  • probate documents Download
  • probate people Download
  • rates 1863 Download
  • rates 1910 Download
  • rates 1935 Download
  • sanitation record 1877 Download
  • settlement records  Download
  • historic environment record Download
  • listed buildings Download
  • catalogues of Pirton records held at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

The following table shows the documents that are included in the people page

Name of source Source Description Year From Year To Number Of Records Location
Board school admission registers These admission lists are from Pirton Board School which opened in 1877. 1886 1898 513 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Apprenticeships A list of boys whose apprenticeships were financed by Hammonds Charity. 1823 1906 72 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
St Mary’s Parish register baptisms These are baptism records from St Mary’s Parish Registers. 1562 1901 5450 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton methodist register These are baptism records of children who were baptised at Pirton Methodist Church. 1907 1925 65 Pirton Methodist Church
Wesleyan methodist register Brand Street Hitchin These are baptism records of children from Pirton who were bapised at Brand St Methodist Church Hitchin. 1839 1853 11 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
St Mary’s parish register burials These are burial records records from St Mary’s Parish Registers. 1558 1914 3077 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1841 All persons in the same household as listed in the census. 1841 1841 761 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1851 All persons in the same household as listed in the census. 1851 1851 894 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1861 All persons in the same household as listed in the census. 1861 1861 1024 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1871 All persons in the same household as listed in the census. 1871 1871 1083 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1881 All persons in the same household as listed in the census. 1881 1881 1130 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1891 All persons in the same household as listed in the census. 1891 1891 1071 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1901 All persons in the same household as listed in the census. 1901 1901 921 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1911 All persons in the same household as listed in the census. 1911 1911 814 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Directories of Hertfordshire, Kellys,Pigots All persons listed in the directory with their status, trade and location if given. 1832 1937 595 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Hearth Tax returns In the 1660s an annual tax of one shilling per hearth was made on all houses in the land, the records for Pirton for 1663 and 1666 have survived. 1663 1666 54 The National Archives, Kew
Land Tax Assesment This is a tax based on land listing owners and sometimes tenants. 1745 1832 2239 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
St Mary’s parish register marriages These are marriage records from St Mary’s Parish Registers. 1560 1909 1178 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Militia list A list of all males between the ages of 18 and 45 with a comment as to whether drawn in ballot or reasons for exemption. 1758 1789 1146 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Monuments at St Mary’s church List of names of all the individual persons named on the monument and their dates 1645 1990 831 St Mary’s Parish Church in Pirton
Memorials in Pirton Methodist Church A list of names of all the individual persons named on memorial objects and their dates 1906 1991 23 Pirton Methodist Church
Probate documents at Bedford Record Office Probate documents which are held in Bedford. 1641 1641 1 Bedford Record Office
Probate documents at HALS Probate documents, wills and inventories are held in Hertford on microfilm. 1600 1853 300 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Probate documents at Huntingdon Probate documents held in Huntingdon.These engrossed copies are held in numbered volumes called the Archdeaconary of Huntingdon Wills Registers. 1488 1609 30 Huntingdon Record Office
Probate documents at National Archives The Prerogative Court of Canterbury was the highest probate court in the land, probate would be taken there if the deceased had land in more than one jurisdiction. 1565 1853 28 The National Archives, Kew
Probate documents at Lincoln Probate documents held in Lincoln. 1577 1625 3 Lincoln Record Office
Settlement certificates A list of people who who held settlement certificates 1700 1781 22 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Transportation records A list of persons who were transported to Australia in 19th century. 1800 1849 14 Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
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