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:

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

Name of sourceSource DescriptionYear FromYear ToNumber Of RecordsLocation
Board school admission registersThese admission lists are from Pirton Board School which opened in 1877.18861898513Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
ApprenticeshipsA list of boys whose apprenticeships were financed by Hammonds Charity.1823190672Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
St Mary’s Parish register baptismsThese are baptism records from St Mary’s Parish Registers.156219015450Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton methodist registerThese are baptism records of children who were baptised at Pirton Methodist Church.1907192565Pirton Methodist Church
Wesleyan methodist register Brand Street HitchinThese are baptism records of children from Pirton who were bapised at Brand St Methodist Church Hitchin.1839185311Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
St Mary’s parish register burialsThese are burial records records from St Mary’s Parish Registers.155819143077Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1841All persons in the same household as listed in the census.18411841761Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1851All persons in the same household as listed in the census.18511851894Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1861All persons in the same household as listed in the census.186118611024Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1871All persons in the same household as listed in the census.187118711083Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1881All persons in the same household as listed in the census.188118811130Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1891All persons in the same household as listed in the census.189118911071Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1901All persons in the same household as listed in the census.19011901921Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Pirton census 1911All persons in the same household as listed in the census.19111911814Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Directories of Hertfordshire, Kellys,PigotsAll persons listed in the directory with their status, trade and location if given.18321937595Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Hearth Tax returnsIn 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.1663166654The National Archives, Kew
Land Tax AssesmentThis is a tax based on land listing owners and sometimes tenants.174518322239Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
St Mary’s parish register marriagesThese are marriage records from St Mary’s Parish Registers.156019091178Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Militia listA list of all males between the ages of 18 and 45 with a comment as to whether drawn in ballot or reasons for exemption.175817891146Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Monuments at St Mary’s churchList of names of all the individual persons named on the monument and their dates16451990831St Mary’s Parish Church in Pirton
Memorials in Pirton Methodist ChurchA list of names of all the individual persons named on memorial objects and their dates1906199123Pirton Methodist Church
Probate documents at Bedford Record OfficeProbate documents which are held in Bedford.164116411Bedford Record Office
Probate documents at HALSProbate documents, wills and inventories are held in Hertford on microfilm.16001853300Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Probate documents at HuntingdonProbate documents held in Huntingdon.These engrossed copies are held in numbered volumes called the Archdeaconary of Huntingdon Wills Registers.1488160930Huntingdon Record Office
Probate documents at National ArchivesThe 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.1565185328The National Archives, Kew
Probate documents at LincolnProbate documents held in Lincoln.157716253Lincoln Record Office
Settlement certificatesA list of people who who held settlement certificates1700178122Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Transportation recordsA list of persons who were transported to Australia in 19th century.1800184914Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies