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Background

I've been able to gain access to a number of Shropshire parish registers printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society in the early 20th century. I've decided to re-publish the registers from the volumes which are out of copyright in web form to make them more accessible to scholars and family researchers.

The Shropshire Parish Register Society was amalgamated with the Shropshire Archaeological Society on January 1st, 1932. The Shropshire Archaeological Society is now the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society. Their website is hosted by the Discovering Shropshire's History organisation.

The registers of Buildwas, Clive, Hordley, Lee Brockhurst, Weston Under Red Castle, and Preston Gubbals (Preston Gobolds), were kindly provided to me by Mike Hulme who also provided the transcription of the preface to Preston Gubbals and loaned me his copy of this rare volume.

The registers published to date are:

Hereford
Abdon
Alberbury
Badger
Bedstone
Billingsley
Bitterley
Bromfield
Broseley
Burford
Cardeston
Chelmarsh
Chirbury
Church Stretton
Church Preen
Claverley
Cleobury Mortimer
Clunbury
Deuxhill and Glazeley
Diddlebury
Easthope
Edgton
Ford
Greete
Habberley
Hanwood
Hope Bagot
Hopton Castle
Hopton Wafers
Hughley
Kinlet
Ludlow (Part 1)
Ludlow (Part 2)
Lydham
Middleton Scriven
Milson
Monk Hopton
More
Munslow
Neen Savage
Neen Sollars
Neenton
Oldbury
Onibury
Pontesbury
Ratlinghope
Shipton
Sibdon Carwood
Sidbury
Stanton Lacy
Stokesay
Tasley
Westbury
Willey
Wistanstow
Wolstaston
Worthen
Lichfield
Adderley
Albrighton
Albrighton by Wolverhampton
Astley
Atcham
Battlefield
Berrington
Boningale
Broughton
Buildwas
Clive
Condover
Cound
Cressage
Donington
Eaton Constantine
Edgmond
Edstaston
Fitz
Frodesley
Great Bolas
Grinshill
Harley
Hodnet
Hordley
Kenley
Leebotwood
Lee Brockhurst
Leighton
Longdon-upon-Tern
Longnor
Montford
Moreton Corbet
Moreton Say
Newtown
Pitchford
Preston Gubbals
Ruyton-in-the-Eleven-Towns
St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, Part 1
St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, Part 2
St. Mary's, Shrewsbury
Sheinton
Sheriffhales
Smethcote
Stapleton
Stirchley
Tibberton
Tong
Uffington
Uppington
Waters Upton
Wem (Part 1)
Wem (Part 2)
Weston Under Red Castle
White Ladies
Withington
Wrockwardine
Wroxeter
St. Asaph
Halston
Kinnerley
Knockin
Llanyblodwel
Llanymynech
Melverley
Oswestry, I (1558-1669)
Oswestry, II (1669-1727)
Oswestry, III (1727-1812)
Oswestry, IV (1751-1812)
St. Martins
Selattyn
Whittington
Non-Conformist
Bridgnorth Castle Street Baptist Chapel
Bridgnorth Stoneway Chapel
Broseley Birch Meadow Chapel
Clee Hill (Parish of Caynham) Wesleyan Chapel
Ditton Priors Wesleyan Chapel
Ellesmere Independent Chapel
Hadnall and Clive Independent Chapels
Llanyblodwell Smyrna Independent Chapel
Ludlow Corve Street Independent Chapel
Lyth Hill and Dorrington Independent Chapel
Market Drayton Independent Chapel
Oldbury Old Dissenting Chapel
Oswestry Old Chapel
Prees Whixall Independent Chapel
Shrewsbury Claremont Baptist Meeting-House
Shrewsbury Society of Friends
Shrewsbury High Street Church
Shrewsbury Swan Hill Chapel
Wem Chapel Street Independent Chapel
Wem Presbyterian Chapel
Westbury Minsterley Independent Chapel
Whitchurch Dodington Presbyterian Chapel
Roman Catholic
Acton Burnell
Mawley Hall
Newport, Ss Peter and Paul
Plowden, St Francis
Shrewsbury, St Mary

The Shropshire Parish Register Society did a great job in publishing Shropshire Parish Registers for which all family history researchers should be grateful. Their collection is summarised as follows:

ParishDioceseVolumePart or Sub-VolumeDate
BroseleyHereford? 1889
FordHereford111899
HanwoodHereford121898
HughleyHereford131898
ShiptonHereford141898
SidburyHereford151898
TasleyHereford161898
WolstastonHereford171898
Sibdon CarwoodHereford211898
Hopton CastleHereford221898
MoreHereford231898
ClunburyHereford241899
LydhamHereford311898
EdgtonHereford321898
Monk HoptonHereford331898
ChelmarshHereford341898
NeentonHereford351898
BillingsleyHereford361898
Stanton LacyHereford411898
BitterleyHereford421898
BedstoneHereford521909
GreeteHereford521909
Deuxhill and GlazeleyHereford531909
Middleton ScrivenHereford531909
HabberleyHereford541909
CardestonHereford551909
RatlinghopeHereford551909
BromfieldHereford5 1909
AlberburyHereford6 and 7 1902
ChirburyHereford811911
Church StrettonHereford82 
Cleobury MortimerHereford911898
Hopton WafersHereford921898
ClaverleyHereford10 1907
WorthenHereford11 1907
WestburyHereford1221909
PontesburyHereford1211898
Ludlow (Part 1)Hereford1311912
Ludlow (Part 2)Hereford1411915
MunslowHereford1511898
DiddleburyHereford1521912
Church PreenHereford1611912
OldburyHereford1621898
BurfordHereford1631913
BadgerHereford1641913
Neen SollarsHereford1651914
WilleyHereford1661914
MilsonHereford1671915
Neen SavageHereford1711916
KinletHereford1721917
StokesayHereford1731918
WistanstowHereford1741919
OniburyHereford1811921
AbdonHereford1911932
Eaton-under-HeywoodHereford1921940
EasthopeHereford1931941
Stoke St MilboroughHereford1941943
Hope BagotHereford2011946
SilvingtonHereford21 1986
Acton ScottHereford23 1995
Bishops CastleHereford241, 32002
Cold WestonHereford  1948
BattlefieldLichfield1 1900
PitchfordLichfield1 1900
SmethcoteLichfield1 1900
Moreton CorbetLichfield1 1900
StapletonLichfield1 1900
AlbrightonLichfield1 1900
BroughtonLichfield1 1900
HarleyLichfield211901
SheintonLichfield221901
CressageLichfield231901
KenleyLichfield241901
CoundLichfield251901
Longdon-upon-TernLichfield261901
GrinshillLichfield271901
Albrighton by WolverhamptonLichfield311902
BoningaleLichfield321902
DoningtonLichfield331902
White LadiesLichfield341902
AdderleyLichfield4 1903
FitzLichfield4 1903
FrodesleyLichfield4 1903
TongLichfield4 1903
UppingtonLichfield4 1903
AstleyLichfield511905
WithingtonLichfield521905
StirchleyLichfield531905
UffingtonLichfield541905
Ruyton-in-the-Eleven-TownsLichfield551905
LeebotwoodLichfield561905
LongnorLichfield571905
CondoverLichfield6 1906
MontfordLichfield711898
CliveLichfield721898
SheriffhalesLichfield731898
HordleyLichfield741898
WrockwardineLichfield811907
Moreton SayLichfield821907
Wem (Part 1)Lichfield911908
Wem (Part 2)Lichfield1011908
EdstastonLichfield1021908
NewtownLichfield1031908
WroxeterLichfield1111898
HodnetLichfield1121898
Weston Under Red CastleLichfield1121898
St. Mary's, ShrewsburyLichfield12 1911
EdgmondLichfield1311913
TibbertonLichfield1321913
Waters UptonLichfield1331913
Great BolasLichfield1341913
Eaton ConstantineLichfield1351913
LeightonLichfield1411898
AtchamLichfield1421898
BuildwasLichfield1431917
BerringtonLichfield1441921
St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, Part 1Lichfield15 1913
St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, Part 2Lichfield16 1916
Dawley MagnaLichfield181 
Norton-in-HalesLichfield182 
MyddleLichfield1911926
Lee BrockhurstLichfield1941930
Acton BurnellLichfield1951931
High Ercall, Part 1Lichfield2031935
High Ercall, Part 2Lichfield2041936
High Ercall, Part 4Lichfield2051937
Great NessLichfield201, 21934
Preston GubbalsLichfield2111942
RodingtonLichfield2121942
MelverleySt Asaph111906
SelattynSt Asaph121906
HalstonSt Asaph2 1898
WhittingtonSt Asaph2  
KinnerleySt Asaph311898
KnockinSt Asaph321898
LlanyblodwelSt Asaph331898
Oswestry, I (1558-1669)St Asaph411909
Oswestry, II (1669-1727)St Asaph511912
Oswestry, III (1727-1812)St Asaph611914
Oswestry, IV (1751-1812)St Asaph711914
LlanymynechSt Asaph811898
St. MartinsSt Asaph821898

Transcriptions

The transcriptions which follow have been made available for private, non-profit-making, use subject to the conditions of use applying to my website.

This website is being used to hold the work in progress but as the transcriptions are completed they are being archived on the Shropshire pages of GENUKI to ensure their long-term security.

Note that, during transcription, no attempt has been made to correct or interpret entries. Spelling has been left as written in the originals, and unreadable characters have been replaced or followed by a query (?). The indexes included by the Shropshire Parish Register Society with each parish have been omitted (but might be added at a later date if sufficient interest is shown). The search facility on this website is sufficiently powerful to avoid the need for separate indexes.

Benefices (in this case, parishes) in Shropshire, were under the control of the dioceses of Lichfield (now Coventry and Lichfield), Hereford, and St. Asaph. In most cases, each volume published by the Shropshire Parish Register Society contained one or more registers of parishes in one diocese, preceded by a short introduction. Where this is the case, I have split the original volume so that each parish is published in its own web page, and I have added a page containing the introduction written by the Shropshire Parish Register Society.

Lichfield Volume 1

The 1st volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Battlefield, Pitchford, Smethcote, Stapleton, Moreton Corbet, Albrighton (by Shrewsbury) and Broughton.

Lichfield Volume 2

The 2nd volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Harley, Sheinton, Cressage, Kenley, Cound, Longdon-upon-Tern and Grinshill.

Lichfield Volume 3

The 3rd volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Albrighton (by Wolverhampton), Boningale, Donington and White Ladies.

Lichfield Volume 4

The 4th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Fitz, Frodesley, Uppington, Tong and Adderley.

Lichfield Volume 5

The 5th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Astley, Ruyton-in-the-Eleven-Towns, Withington, Leebotwood, Stirchley, Longnor, and Uffington.

Lichfield Volume 6

The 6th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield is devoted exclusively to the Register of Condover. I have therefore included with the Register, the introduction written by the Shropshire Parish Register Society.

Lichfield Volume 7

The 7th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Montford, Clive, Sheriffhales and Hordley.

Lichfield Volume 8

The 8th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Moreton Say, and Wrockwardine.

Lichfield Volume 9

The 9th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains Part I of the Register of Wem. I have therefore included with the Register, the introduction written by the Shropshire Parish Register Society which also includes a biographical sketch of the Hon. and Rev. Gilbert H.F. Vane.

Lichfield Volume 10

The 10th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains Part II of the Register of Wem, together with the Registers of Edstaston and Newtown.

Lichfield Volume 11

The 11th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Wroxeter, Hodnet, and Weston Under Red Castle.

Lichfield Volume 12

The 12th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Register of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury.

Lichfield Volume 13

The 13th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Edgmond, Tibberton, Waters Upton, Great Bolas, and Eaton Constantine.

Lichfield Volume 14

The 14th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Buildwas, Leighton, Atcham and Berrington.

Lichfield Volume 15

The 15th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Register of St. Chad's, Shrewsbury (Part 1) (1616-1717).

Lichfield Volume 16

The 16th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Register of St. Chad's, Shrewsbury (Part 2) (1717-1787).

Lichfield Volume 19

The 19th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Myddle, Lee Brockhurst and Action Burnell.

Lichfield Volume 21

The 21st volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Lichfield contains the Registers of Preston Gubbals and Rodington.

Hereford (No Volume)

Although not published by the Shropshire Parish Register Society, the Registers of Broseley have been included.

Hereford Volume 1

The 1st volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Ford, Hanwood, Hughley, Shipton, Sidbury, Tasley and Wolstaston.

Hereford Volume 2

The 2nd volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Sibdon Carwood, Hopton Castle, More and Clunbury.

Hereford Volume 3

The 3rd volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Lydham, Edgton, Monk Hopton, Chelmarsh, Neenton and Billingsley.

Hereford Volume 4

The 4th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Stanton Lacy and Bitterley.

Hereford Volume 5

The 5th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Bromfield, Greete, Bedstone, Middleton Scriven, Deuxhill and Glazeley, Habberley, Cardeston, and Ratlinghope.

Hereford Volumes 6 and 7

The 6th and 7th volumes of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contain the Register of Alberbury (in 2 parts). There is no introduction.

Hereford Volume 8

The 8th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Chirbury, and Church Stretton.

Hereford Volume 9

The 9th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Cleobury Mortimer, and Hopton Wafers.

Hereford Volume 10

The 10th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Register of Claverley.

Hereford Volume 11

The 11th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Register of Worthen.

Hereford Volume 12

The 12th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Pontesbury, and Westbury.

Hereford Volume 13

The 13th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Register of Ludlow (Part 1) (1558-1719).

Hereford Volume 14

The 14th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Register of Ludlow (Part 2) (1719-1812).

Hereford Volume 15

The 15th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Diddlebury, and Munslow.

Hereford Volume 16

The 16th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Oldbury, Church Preen, Burford, Badger, Willey, Neen Sollars, and Milson

Hereford Volume 17

The 17th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Neen Savage, Kinlet, Stokesay, and Wistanstow.

Hereford Volume 18

The 18th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Register of Onibury.

Hereford Volume 19

The 19th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Registers of Abdon, Eaton-under-Heywood, Easthope, and Stoke St Milborough.

Hereford Volume 20

The 20th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford contains the Register of Hope Bagot.

St. Asaph Volume 1

The 1st volume of the Registers of the Diocese of St. Asaph contains the Registers of Selattyn and Melverley.

St. Asaph Volume 2

The 2nd volume of the Registers of the Diocese of St. Asaph contains the Registers of Whittington and Halston.

St. Asaph Volume 3

The 3rd volume of the Registers of the Diocese of St. Asaph contains the Registers of Kinnerley, Knockin, and Llanyblodwel.

St. Asaph Volume 4

The 4th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of St. Asaph contains Volume I (1558-1669) of the Registers of Oswestry.

St. Asaph Volume 5

The 5th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of St. Asaph contains Volume II (1669-1727) of the Registers of Oswestry.

St. Asaph Volume 6

The 6th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of St. Asaph contains Volume III (1727-1812) of the Registers of Oswestry.

St. Asaph Volume 7

The 7th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of St. Asaph contains Volume IV (1751-1812) of the Registers of Oswestry.

St. Asaph Volume 8

The 8th volume of the Registers of the Diocese of St. Asaph contains the Registers of Llanymynech and St. Martins.

Non-Conformist and Roman Catholic Volume

In addition to diocesan registers, the Shropshire Parish Register Society also published a volume of Non-Conformist and Roman Catholic registers. I have split this volume so that each church register is published in its own web page, and I have added pages containing the introductions provided by the Shropshire Parish Register Society for each section.

Parishes and Registration Districts

To assist researchers, I've added a table showing the cross reference between Parishes (or Townships) and Registration Districts in Shropshire after 1837. (This data was derived originally from that produced by Brett Langston.)

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