"The small village of Pirton, situated in the hundred and parish of its name, stands three miles north-west from Hitchin. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a neat edifice, with a square embattled tower rising from its centre; the living is united with that of Ickleford. A sheep-fair is held here on the fourth Thursday after the 10th of October. Population of the parish, 738."
[From Royal National and Commercial Directory and Topography of Herts, Pigot & Co., London, 1839]
The Parish Registers for the periods:-
are deposited at Hertfordshire Record Office, County Hall, Hertford, SG13 8DE. [D/P80]
Entries from the Marriage Registers for the period 1558-1837 are included in The Allen Index at Hertfordshire Record Office.
The period 1813-1850 is covered by the IGI.
Transcripts of the parish registers for the period 1558-1914 are deposited at the Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, LONDON, EC1M 7BA.
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