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Hertfordshire Names Online

Hertfordshire Names Online is a collection of indexes.  Searching is free and you can do a simple or advanced search. If you find an item of interest, you can order a copy of the document by adding it to your shopping list.

The original documents can be viewed for free at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies.

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December 2014

More Licensees in the Miscellaneous Names index

Indexes for the following divisions have been added to Hertfordshire Names Online:

Barnet 1868 - 1965. This division comprises the parishes of Arkley (created 1894), Barnet Vale (created 1894), Chipping Barnet, East Barnet, New Barnet (created 1894), Elstree, Hadley (transferred from Middlesex, 1904), South Mimms Urban (created 1894), Northaw (until 1875), Ridge, Rowley (created 1935), Shenley (from 1875) and Totteridge (from 1875).

Bishops Stortford 1922 - 1959. This division comprises the parishes of Bishops Stortford, Eastwick, Gilston, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth and Thorley. In 1953 the Albury division was abolished and its parishes transferred to this division.

Buntingford 1946 - 1959.This division comprises the parishes of Anstey, Ardeley, Aspenden, Braughing, Buckland, Buntingford, Cottered, Hormead, Layston, Rushden, Throcking (abolished 1955), Westmill and Wyddial. On 1 April 1976 this division was abolished and its parishes transferred to the Hertford and Ware Division .

November 2014  

Licensees in the Miscellaneous Names index

The petty sessional divisional alehouse licence registers record the issue, renewals, transfers and removal of licences for the sale of alcohol. Later registers also include other licenses, such as billiards. These are now being indexed by name of the licensee, and can also be searched by name of premises, although this isn't always given. The original document might also show the exact nature of the licence, the owner of the premises and occasionally other information.

Indexes for the following divisions are currently on Hertfordshire Names Online, with more to follow in the coming weeks:

Albury 1872 - 1953. This division comprised the parishes of Albury, Little Hadham, Much Hadham, Meesden (until 1899), Brent Pelham, Furneux Pelham and Stocking Pelham.