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Badger.

Badger Registers.

BADGER is a village and parish on the Shropshire border of Staffordshire, 6 miles from Shifnal, 10 from Wolverhampton and 6 from Bridgnorth.

The parish is bounded by that of Beckbury on the north, Patshall on the east, Worfield on the south, and Stockton on the west. It is in the Hundred of Brimstree. Badger was formerly in the Diocese of Hereford, Archdeaconry of Ludlow, and Rural Deanery of Bridgnorth, being within the old Liberties of Wenlock, as part of the possessions of the Saxon Abbey of St. Milburgh.

This arrangement was changed in 1905, when Beckbury and Badger were placed in the Diocese of Lichfield and Archdeaconry of Salop, and Rural Deanery of Shifnal. Badger Dingle, well known for its picturesqueness and interesting plants, forms the boundary of one side of the parish. The area of the parish is about 920 acres, and the population in 1911 was 150.

The anomalous position of Badger and Beckbury as a peninsula of the Diocese of Hereford, surrounded on three sides by that of Lichfield, probably goes to show that they were part of the Kingdom of the West Hecani, a Sub Kingdom of Mercia which, in the 7th century, was ruled by Merewald, a son of Penda, and father of Milburgh, the first Abbess of Wenlock. The two manors were among the early possessions of the Abbey, probably from its foundation.

Milburgh died at Much Wenlock about 722, leaving a memory of wise administration of her wide lands. Her foundation suffered at the hands of the Danes, but was refounded shortly before the Conquest by Leofric, Earl of Mercia, and re-founded again as a Cluniac House, or perhaps, rather transferred to Clugny, by Roger de Montgomery.

Domesday passes over the ecclesiastical possessions in Badger, probably on account of their being free from Danegeld, and only mentions a half. hide held there under the Barons of Richard's Castle. The passage runs thus: " Osbern holds of Earl Roger Beghesovre and Robert of him. Bruniht held it and was a free man. Here is half a hide geldable. There is arable land for two ox teams. In demesne is one ox-team, and three bordars have one ox-team. There is a wood that will fatten thirty swine. It was worth 7s., now it is 10s." The manor was then in the Hundred of Alnodestreu, but about the time of Henry I. it formed part of the then new Hundred of Brimstree, and in the early 13th century it was placed in the Franchise of Wenlock.

The manor continued under the divided tenure of the Prior and the Baron. Osbern fitz Hugh, the grandson of Osbern fitz Richard, the Domesday Baron, made over his share of Badger to Guy le Strange, with whose family the overlordship remained for several generations, while from 1174 the tenant-in-fee under both Prior and Baron, was of the family of Philip fitz Stephen, whose descendants took the name of De Badger. They also held Ackleton in Worfield parish, and were men of considerable note. Another family of De Badger held Brockton, near Sutton Madoc, whose ancestor, William de Badger, seems to have sold his land at Badger in 1174 to Philip fitz Stephen.

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The name of the place, anciently written Bagsore, seems to be derived from " over " a bank or slope, and either the possessive form of the Saxon word for beeches, Becen, or perhaps that for brook, Beccen. Either derivation is applicable to its situation. The mention of pannage for 30 swine in 1086, suggests the former. As already mentioned, the manor was held by a family, who took their name from the place, but there were other families of De Badger, beside the owners of the manor. Roger de Badger, of Badger, early in the 13th century, gave 10s. from Badger Mill to the Priory Kitchen of Wenlock, and a rent of 5s. in the Lye to Lilleshall Abbey.

In 1434 the Petyt family possessed the advowson and a moiety of the estate. Richard Petyt was at Badger in 1421. He was followed by John Petyt, who died in 1415, when Thomas Petyt succeeded to Badger, and Henry succeeded him. In 1502-1507 a record exists of fealty being acknowledged to the Prior of Wenlock, to whom was due a quit-rent of 1 a year and attendance at the Prior's Hundred Court at Bourton, and a heriot on the death of any tenant. The money payment represented the three quarters of wheat and three of oats, which was the early rent. After the Dissolution of Wenlock Priory, the Lords of Badger paid 1 41s. as a quit-rent to the Crown.

Henry Petyt, according to the Herald's Visitation of 1623, left a daughter Dorothy, who married John, one of the many children of Thomas Kynnersley, of Loxley, co. Staffs., who had married her widowed mother as his second wife. John died in 1514. His son and grandson are described as of Loxley and Badger, but his great grandson, Francis, was of Badger only. Francis' son, Thomas, was High Sheriff of Salop in 1654. The estate continued with the Kynnersleys for several generations. The present Hall stables bear the date 1698. Thomas' grandson, John, was Sheriff in 1721. He died in 1750, and was succeeded by his brother Clement, on whose death in 1758, Badger reverted to the elder line of the family. (The Kynnersleys of Leighton were a younger branch.) Clement Kynnersley, of Loxley, who died 1815, the last of the elder branch, sold Badger about 1775 to the trustees of Isaac Hawkins Browne, the only son of Isaac Hawkins Browne, barrister-at-law, M.P. for Wenlock, who wrote poems, much esteemed in their day. He died in 1760, when his son was a boy of 15. Isaac, the younger, was M.P. for Bridgnorth. He practically built the present house and laid out the grounds of Badger Hall. He was Sheriff of Salop in 1783, and lived till 1818. He had no children, and left Badger to his cousin, Robert Cheney, son of his aunt, Anne Hawkins, wife of Edward Cheney. Robert was succeeded by his eldest son, Robert Henry Cheney, Sheriff in 1851, who was followed by his brother Edward, from whom the estate passed to Col. Capel Cure, his nephew, who, dying in 1896, was followed by his nephew, the present owner.

The Church, dedicated to St. Giles, the patron saint of hunters, was wholly re-built in 1833, but its foundation goes back to at least the 12th century, and the base of the tower is old.

The present edifice is a plain rectangular building with a western tower, built in the Gothic style of the early 19th century. A north chapel was added in 1886, which is divided from the Church chancel by a fine 15th century screen, preserved from the old Church. There are several interesting monuments, by Chantrey, Flaxman and Gibson, and two pictures placed there by Colonel Capel Cure, copies of Titian and Guido. The Church was re-seated with oak fittings in 1887. The font is a modern copy of the one in St. Bride's, Fleet Street, London.

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In the Churchyard stand the steps and shaft of the village cross, brought there from its original site, some 100 yards away. The parish, in 1676, had a population of 45 persons over 16, perhaps 120 altogether, whilst at Beckbury there were 25. There were no Nonconformists or Roman Catholics in either parish. In 1861, all the parish was owned by the Squire, except 180 acres belonging to Miss Alice Green.

In the King's Books the Rectory was valued at 4 13s. 4d., and it was in Wenlock Deanery. The patronage of the living is vested in the Crown, which presents on the nomination of the lord of the manor for the time being. In pre-Reformation days it was, in the same way, in the gift of the lord of the manor, who presented his nominee to the Prior, who presented him to the Bishop for institution. The Priory received 3s. 4d. a year from the living of Badger.

RECTORS.

c. 1174. Roger, Clerk of Baggesour.
c. 1211. Roger, Clerk of Baggesour.
1246. Alan, Rector of Badger. (He claimed successfully the tithe of all hay in the parish.)
1291. Philip de Baggesore Clerk. (Presented by his father, though only a boy of about 12 years old.) The Bishop of Hereford only instituted him on the condition of Sir Philip committing the parish to some good Priest, till the Bishop should order otherwise.
1308. Martin de Wistanestow, Priest.
1316. Philip de Streethay. Clerk. (Presented by Anabel Lady of Badger). He died 1344.
1344. John de Beckbury. son of the lord of Beckbury. (Wenlock Prior was then in the hands of the King as an alien Priory, and he, not knowing of the presentation of John de Beckbury, appointed John de Wottenhull. Matters remained in dispute for two years, when the presentation of John de Wottenhull was revoked.) John de Beckbury died in 1349.
1349-50. Hugh Caries, Clerk. Presented by William de Badger to the King.
1368. Roger de Hondeslowe. Presented by Richard Clodeshele and Alice his wife to the Prior,
1409. William Newton, Chaplain. Presented by Thomas Smythe to the Prior. Exchanged 1413 for Stockton.
1413, July 3. Thomas Wrottesley, resigned Stockton for Badger. Presented by the Prior on the nomination of Thomas Savylle.
1422-3, Jan. 25. Sir William Tresill (or Treshull); resigned 1427.
1427, April 5. Sir Edward Node (or Wade), chaplain. Presented by the Prior on the nomination of John Arderne. Resigned 1429.
1429, April 28. Sir Thomas Faunt, chaplain. Same patron and nominator. Resigned 1430.
1430, Sept. 15. Sir John Tedilchopp, chaplain. Presented by the Prior on the nomination of Roger Elmrugge.
143.. William Newton, died 1435.
1435. Oct. 22. Thomas Ludlowe, clerk. Presented by the Prior on the nomination of Richard Petit, for this turn.
1460, June 4. Thomas Clerke, chaplain. The Bishop for this turn.
1472, Aug. 20. Sir Robert de la Pulle. priest. Presented by the Prior to the " free chapel," but instituted rector of the Parish Church. Resigned 1480.
1482, May 31. Sir John Swan. Presented by the Prior.

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Historically, the most interesting list is that for 1688, which is as follows:-

" The accounts of William Taylor, Churchwarden for the p'ish of Badger, Ano Dom. 1688:-
s. d.
Payed to Childs wt. he gathered short 0 3 10 ob.
At the Visitation at Church Stretton, &c., for fees 0 4 02
My charges for my selfe and the sidesman 0 5 06
For a booke called the King's declaration for Liberty of Conscience 0 01 00
For bread and wine for ye Sacramt on Trinity Sunday 0 1 07
For a booke of thanksgiving for the Queenes safe deliv'y of the young prince 1 0
For the King's declaration to pray for the Prince of Wales 0 06
For 100 of brickes to repaire the steeple windows 0 01 00
For 5 crests to repaire ye top of ye Church 0 0 10
For lime and haire 0 1 00
For carriage 0 0 06
Pd. for workmanship 0 2 00
Pd. to the house of Correction 0 1 00
3 Octobr. for fees at the visitation at Ludlowe 0 2 10
For making my p'sentmt 0 1 00, For taking in my p'sentment to Ludlowe 0 16 0 2 06
For a booke of prayers against ye envasion 0 0 06
For a new Comon Prayer booke 0 10 00
For bread and wine for the sacramt at Xmas 0 1 1
For washing the surplice twice 0 1 00
For makeing a cloth for the Comunion table and a napkin and for washing both 0 0 06
Gave to poore people that had orders for releife at sev'all times 0 1 02
Pd. for a forme of Prayer and thanksgiving 0 1 06
Pd. for the declaration to pray for King William and Queene Mary 0 0 06
For bread and wine for the sacramt at Easter 0 3 10
Pd. for putting in a Coppy of the Register 0 2 06
Pd. to Childs, Constable, what he disbursed to travellers 1 10
For mending the pound 0 1 03
Pd. for the maymed soldiers 0 2 06
For ingrossing the register, for making my accounts and entring them
in the P'ish booke 0 1 00

2 19 2 ob.
s. d. f.
Mrs. Kinnersley 1 3 00 2
Rich. Taylor 0 9 10 2
Tho. White 0 1 1 06 1
Edward Lawrence 0 9 10 2
John Childs 0 1 07 3
Thomas Smith 0 3 03 2
2 19 3

Ano Dom., 1688.
WILLIAM TAYLOR, ov'seer of the Poore and Churchwarden. JOHN CHILDS, Constable and Sidesman."

There is a careful notice of the parish officials elected each year, of whom we have the following list, which helps a little in bridging the gap of the Registers:-

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Churchwarden. Overseer. Constable.
1679. William Taylor Wm. Taylor. Rich. Stirmy.
1680. Richard Stirmy. Rich. Taylor. "
1681. " " Thomas Stirmy. "
1682. Thos. Stirmy. Thomas Smith.
1683. Thos. Smith. Wm. Pickford. Thos. Stirmy.
1684. Wm. Pickford. Thos. White. Thos. Smith.
1685. Thos. White. Ed. Lawrence. Wm. Pickford.
1686. Ed. Lawrence. John Childs. Thos. White.
1687. Jn. Childs. Wm. Taylor. Ed. Lawrence
1688. Wm. Taylor. " Jn. Childs.
1689. " " Wm. Taylor.
1690. " Thos. White. "
1691. Thos. White. Jn. Smith.
1692. Jn Smith. Jn Smeithson. Thos. White.
1693. John Childs. Thos. White. Jn. Smith.
1691. Thos. White. Thos. Tedstall. Jn. Childs.
1695. Tho. Tedstall. Jn. Childs. Tho. White.
1696. John Childs Wm Taylor. Tim. Tedstall.
1697. Wm. Taylar. " Jn Childs.
1698. " " Will. Taylor.
1699. " Tho. White. "
1700. Thos. White. Jn Smith. "
1701. Jn. Smith. Francis Styrmy. Tho. White.
1702. Fras. Styrmy. Tho White. Jn Smith.
1703. Tho. White. Tho. Tedstall. Tho Styrmy.
1704. Thos. Tedstall. John Childs. Tho White.
1705. John Child. Wm Taylor. Tho. Tedstall.
1706. Wm Taylor. " Edwd Child.
1707. " " Wm Taylor.
1708. " Wm White. "
1709. Wm White.

The first two pages of the book are taken up with three certificates dated 1701, 1701 and 1705, certifying to the Overseer of the Poor of Wolverhampton that Robert Bowlas then living at " Billson in the p'ish of Wolverhampton " was an inhabitant of Badger - another to the overseers of the parish of Birmingham acknowledging that Nathaniell Warter belonged to Badger, and the third to Enfield (Enville) acknowledging William Bradney. Then some six blank leaves, after which the Churchwardens accounts begin. They are carefully kept and contain several interesting items of expenditure. We gather from the list of those contributing to the expenses of the parish that Thomas Kinnersley died in 1680, leaving his widow in charge of the estate, as Mrs. Kinnersley is rated for the " Demesne, " and the mill till 1690, when John Kinnersley takes her place. A sidesman is first mentioned in 1687, and a supervisor of the highways in 1693. From that time onwards there is frequent mention of the getting stone to mend the ways.

The pound seemed to constantly need repairing, and the lock of the steeple was mended more than once. In 1644, 6d. was paid " for three urchins that were killed within this p'ish." Parchment was bought occasionally, and the putting in the copy of the register cost 2/6 a year. The bells had money spent on them, and in 1685, 5/4 was paid for new ' bell rops,' and for putting them in, and getting the bells in order. The following year 8/11 was spent on " three new lockes and mending one old one, for a new paire of hinges and repairing the old ones for the Church Coffers." The Church roof seems to have frequently needed repair and in 1680, 300 shingles were bought, and that same year the stocks were mended. Washing the surplice generally cost 1/- a year, and in 1687 a new one was bought, which cost 1. In 1689, 7/- was paid to William

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Weetwicke for " 52 foote of boards to make barrs for ye steeple windows." There is constant mention of money given to distressed travellers, and we have an echo of history in the purchase of special prayers and thanksgivings. In 1688 there is the thanksgiving for the birth of a prince (the old Pretender), and later in the same accounts, the prayer for King William and Queen Mary. In 1689, 1/- was paid for a book of prayers for the 3rd Wednesday in every month " during ye warr," and the next year prayers for the King and his Army in Ireland.

Holy Communion was always celebrated at Christmas, Easter, and Whitsuntide, and other days are mentioned occasionally: New Year's Day, Trinity Sunday and the Feast of St. Michael are among these.

The Visitations were held at Ludlow, Church Stretton, Bishop's Castle (which meant two days away and two nights), and sometimes at Wenlock. The Churchwarden and Sidesman attended them. The parish clerk, in 1691, received 15/- a year, and in 1705 the sum was still the same. Later it rose to 25/-. The Church wall needed mending occasionally, and the Church stile, and the Church wicket had a new post. After 1696 come entries of signing at the Court at Brockton, and it seems as if the state of the highways was reported at the Court Leet.

There are frequent journeys to Wenlock, generally charged at 1/6 a time, but one " on parish bussinesse " cost 11/-.

In 1701, two mats and a boss for the desk and pulpit cost 11d., and John Childe was rewarded for a fox-head. In 1702, the cleaning of the Church plate is mentioned, and an assessment for houses and windows. In 1705, the parish spent 3/8 on " the Constable's charges in takeinge a man before the Justice upon suspicion of felony," and mention occurs of the "presse," i.e., the "press-gang" of cruel memory. In 1709, some paving was done in the Church and Churchyard, and 9d. was spent on " three stumps to put under the seats." That year money was spent on 30 lbs. of whiting and a " paile of milke," and 7 18s. was given " for painting the Church and a frame for the queen's arms." In 1710, joiner's work was done " about the men's seats " to the cost of 1 2s. 6d., and 10/- expended in fetching stone " to repaire the ways in Badger."

The next pages now remaining begin with 1792, Mr. Richard Bayley being Churchwarden, and Isaac Hawkins Browne, squire. There are several noticeable changes. The Church Lewne or Loan is not assessed on the quantity of land but on its estimated rental. The list is

s. d. s. d.
I. H. Browne, Esq. 150 7 6 1 5 1
W. Hardwick 165 15 8 1 7 7
W. Bacon 124 0 0 1 0 8
D. Onions 123 0 0 1 0 4
Ann Wenlock 70 0 0 0 11 8
Richd. Bayley 45 14 0 0 7 7
John Child 11 0 0 0 1 10
5 14 9

REGISTERS.

The Parish Register Abstract of 1831 gives this account of the Registers:- " Badger R., No. I., Bap., Bur., 1662-1812; Marr., 1662-1756 (until 1713 a transcript of an old Register not now in existence). Nos. II., III., Marr., 1757-1812."

Shropshire Parish Documents, issued by the Salop County Council in October, 1903, gives this information:- " General Register, 1713-1754. then Baptisms and Burials only to 1812 (with copies of certain entries from a previous Register, the whereabouts of which is unknown), Register of Marriages, 1757-1808, ditto, 1808-1812; Churchwardens' Account Book, 1679 (in very bad condition)."

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The earliest Volume is a book of 24 parchment leaves, in a parchment cover (which is a portion of a Lease dated circa 1680 from Henry Wollaston to Samuel Toy, of a water corn mill and a messuage called the Hay-house), size 13 inches by 4 inches. On the cover is written " Badger Register." It is in various handwritings, and is in good condition. On the first page are nine entries dated 1662, 1671, 1672, 1677, and 1681, which were transcribed in 1700 from an old Register now lost. The Volume really extends from 1713 to 1812, marriages to 1758.

Fortunately the transcripts of the lost Register from 1660 are preserved at Hereford, and these we are enabled to give to 1713,- excepting for the year 1661, which is missing. These additional forty-three years add greatly to the interest and value of the Register.

Volume II. contains Marriages from 1757 to 1808.- but there were only 22 marriages in these fifty-one years; and Banns from 1840 to 1862. It is a printed paper book, 15 inches by 9 inches, in a vellum cover, and has three entries on each page. On the cover is written " Marriages 1757 to 1808, and Banns of Marriage published from the year 1840."

Volume III. contains marriages front 1800 to 1812. but only 12 in these years. It is a printed paper book, 14 if inches by 9 inches, in a vellum cover with flap, and has four entries on each page. On the cover is written " Marriages 1800 to 1812."

Volume IV. contains 14 entries of " Marriages from 1813 to 1836." It is a paper book 15 inches by 10 inches, in a parchment cover, and contains 300 forms, three on each page

The Register does not contain many entries of interest. The most important are those relating to the Kynnersley family. Anthony, buried in 1662, was son of Thomas the High Sheriff of 1654, and Francis, buried in 1671, his grandson. Thomas, himself, died in 1680, and his widow, Elizabeth in 1691. John Kynnersley, his grandson, Sheriff in 1721, died in March, 1750, and Clement his brother, and successor, in 1758. The Kynnersleys of Cleobury North and Wrickton were descended from Edward, son of Thomas, and grandson of John Kynnersley and Dorothy Petyt. Edward's daughter, Dorothy, married Richard Hide of Hopton Wafers, and was probably the mother of Hercules Hide married at Badger in 1664 to Joan Moseley. as her eldest brother bore the same unusual name Hercules. Kynnersley was a member of one the Puritan " classes" of Shropshire in 1654. Sir William Whitmore, who bought Apley, Sheriff in 1620, married Margaret, daughter of Rowland Moseley of Lancashire. and the Whitbrooke family of Bridgnorth and Worfield were connected with the Moseleys (of the Mere, co. Staffs.), by the marriage of Margaret Whitbrooke and Nicholas Moseley. Possibly Joan was connected with one or other of these.

John Brodhurst, the Rector, had children baptized at Badger in 1660, 1663, and 1668, and there are entries between 1665 and 1677 of a family of Browne, who possibly are of the same stock as the 18th century squire, as tradition says he came of a family that had previously held property in the neighbourhood of Badger. There was a family of Browne of Morfe, whose pedigree for five generations is given in the copy of the Herald's Visitation of 1623, in the Shrewsbury Schools' Library, possibly as leading down to Alice, daughter and heiress of John Browne of Worfield, who, in the 15th century, married Richard Hussey. In 1684, the long entry of the baptism of Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Leighton and his wife Elizabeth Kynnersley of Wrickton, grand-daughter of Thomas Kynnersley of Badger, shows the link between the Leighton and Kynnersley families through which the manor of Leighton under the

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Wrekin came to the latter. Three other daughters of Richard Leighton were baptized at Badger, but Sarah, the second daughter, who (in 1708) married her cousin Thomas Kynnersley of Wrickton, is not mentioned. The four recorded in the Badger Register are Elizabeth, who married John Stanier of Cosford, Margaret, wife of Thomas More of Millichope, and Lettice, wife of Robert Davison of the Brand, while Mary, apparently died young.

The family of White, settled here in the early 18th century, was also of Turl's Hill, in the parish of Sedgley, and of Alscot, Worfield, where they held copyhold lands.

The Taylors were of Badger Heath, where the pleasant 18th century house still stands. Badger Farm, another pleasant house, bears the date 1750.

Of Clergy other than the Rectors, we have mentioned Mr. Jeremy Taylor, Vicar of Madeley (1715); the Rev. Thomas Baker, of Much Wenlock, Clerk (1720); John Collier, Clerk (1729-1737); William Leake, Curate (1787-1792); Richard Stanley, Curate of Boninghall (1758); Robert Daubrie (1758); J. Fayle, Rector of Beckbury (1772); T. Lawrence, Clerk (1778); and G. Butt, Rector of Stanford, Worcestershire (1783) - the father of Mrs. Sherwood, the well-known writer.

The baptisms of the children of William Ferriday, Esq., and Mary his wife, between 1763 and 1775, seems to show that the Hall was let while its owners were non-resident, but we have no clue given as to who the tenant was. John Smitheman, of Little Wenlock, Sheriff of Salop in 1761, who rented West Coppice from Walter Michael Moseley, married Margaret Ferriday, and this perhaps gives the connection with the neighbourhood.

Among others to whom a prefix is given in the 18th and 19th centuries are: Mr. Richard Taylor, senr.; Mr. Wm. Phillips and Mrs. Sarah Gears of Astley Abbotts; Mr. Benjamin Poole of Stockton, late of Worfield, and Mrs. Mary Taylor; Mr. Obadiah Tedstill; Mr. Richard Taylor, junior, and Mrs. Jane Hawkins Browne, mother of the squire. She was left a widow in 1760. She was a niece of Bishop Trimnel, and her father-in-law was Vicar of Burton-on-Trent. Her daughter-in-law, Henrietta, buried in 1802, was daughter of Edward Hay, Governor of Barbadoes. She married in 1788, Isaac Hawkins Browne, as his first wife. His second, whom he married in 1805, was Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Boddington, of Clapton. Isaac Hawkins Browne (1705-1760), wit and poet, and his son of the same name (1745-1818), essayist, are both remembered in the Dictionary of National Biography (vol. vii, pp. 47-48).

HARTSHORNE'S CHARITY.

The Rev. Richard Corbet Hartshorne, Rector of Badger, gave in his lifetime 5, and by his Will dated 28th May, 1752, bequeathed 5 more, to the poor of the parish of Badger. And the Rev. Thomas Hartshorne, Rector of Badger, shortly before his death, which happened on 10th December, 1779, gave 10 more to the use of the poor of Badger for ever. At a Vestry Meeting it was agreed that these sums should be paid to Isaac Hawkins Browne, Esq., who consented to give a rent-charge of twenty shillings per annum, to be issuing out of a messuage in Badger. Accordingly, by Indenture of Bargain and Sale, dated 31st January, 1783, and enrolled in Chancery on 17th March, 1783, and made between Isaac Hawkins Browne, of Badger, Esq., of the one part, and James Chelsum, D.D., Rector of Badger, William Taylor of Bridgnorth, gent., William Hardwick, William Bacon, Daniel Onions, John Wenlock,

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Richard Bayley and John Child, all of Badger, farmers, of the other part, the said Isaac Hawkins Browne did give, grant, bargain and sell, One Annuity or yearly Rent-Charge of twenty shillings to be yearly payable and issuing out of All that ancient Messuage or Tenement and Garden, with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate and being in the town of Badger aforesaid, and which was formerly the estate and inheritance of Clement Kynnersley, esquire, and lately purchased by the said Isaac Hawkins Browne of and from the said Clement Kynnersley, and was formerly in the possession of Obadiah Tetstall, late of William Tetstall, and was then in the possession of Richard Perks; the said annuity or rent-charge to be paid on the 25th day of December yearly, with power of distress in case of default for forty days: To hold the said annuity or yearly rent-charge to the parties of the second part and their heirs: Upon trust that they shall every year pay the same, within thirty days after the receipt thereof, to the Churchwarden and Overseer of the poor of the said parish of Badger, to be by them applied to the use of the poor of the said parish, to be distributed either in bread or in any other manner to such deserving objects as the parties of the second part, or any five of them, their heirs or assigns, should direct or appoint. Proviso that when the number of Trustees be reduced to five, such five survivors shall grant and assign the said annuity or rent- charge to such number of freeholders or substantial inhabitants of Badger as they should judge proper, to them and their heirs, upon the Trusts before mentioned, so that there may be a perpetual succession of fit persons to execute the said Trusts. This Deed was signed by all the parties, except Dr. Chelsum and William Bayley. In 1840 the premises charged consisted of two houses, worth about 3 a year each, and the rent-charge was received by the Rector from the agent of Mrs. Isaac Hawkins Browne, and by him distributed among the poor at Christmas. (See the Charity Commissioners' Report for Shropshire pages 299-300.)

It remains only to say that the copy of the Bishop's Transcripts at Hereford was procured at the cost of the Rev A. W. Dix the present Rector, to whom the thanks of the parish are due.

The existing Registers were copied by Mr. T. R. Horton, and collated by the Rev. W. G. D. Fletcher, who has also seen them through the press. They are now printed by the kind permission of the present Rector of Badger.

H. M. AUDEN, F.R. HIST. S.
ALDERDENE,
CHURCH STRETTON,
February, 1914.

Badger Parish Registers.

COPY OF THE TRANSCRIPTS OF THE REGISTER OF THE PARISH OF
BADGER DEPOSITED IN THE REGISTRY OF THE DIOCESE OF HEREFORD.

1660, Feb. 3. s. of John & Mary Brodhurst ... bap.
" June 21. Arthur, s. of Arthur & Elizabeth Williams ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Will s. of Tho: & Mary Stirmy ... bap.
" Nov. 16. The said Will. was ... bur.

There was noe Wedding Anno pr'dicto.

There he neither Midwifes Chirurgeons Doctors nor Schoole Mrs. in our P'ish.

JOHN BRODHURST, Minister.
MR. RICH TAYLOR, Churchwarden.

[There is no Transcript for the Year 1661.]

1662, June 10. Charles Price (not worth 40s.) ... bur.
" Aug. 13. Anthony s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Kinnersley ... bur.
" Sep. 10. Richard Walker & Ann Stirmy ... mar.

JOHN BRODHURST, Rector [signs each year to 1676].
RICH: STIRMY, Churchwarden.

1663, Nov. 17 Mary, d. of John & Mary Brodhurst ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Stirmy ... bap.

RICHARD STIRMY, Churchwarden.

1664, June 28. Thomas. s. of Michael and Joyce Browne ... bap.
" Sep. 10. Herccules Hyde, of Cleobury North, and Joane Moseley, of this Parrish ... mar.
" Feb. 16. Francis, s. of Richard and Anne Stirmy ... bap.

THO: STIRMY, Ch: warden.

1665, July 17. Ann Cadwallender ... bur.
" Sep. 24. Joyce Walker (not worth ffortie shillings) ... bur.

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1665, Jan. 31. Thomas, s. of William and Margret Bromly ... bap.
" Feb. 4. The said Thomas was ... bur.

MICHAEL BROWNE, Churchwarden.

1666, Mar. 29. Rebekah, d. of Thomas & Mary Stirmy ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Thomas Hatchit (not worth fourty shillings) ... bur.
" Dec. 10. Anne, d. of Richard & Anne Stirmy ... bap.

RICHARD STIRMY, Churchwarden.

1667, Nov. 21. Elizabeth. d. of Michaell Browne ... bap.
" Jan. 14. George Baker and Jane Cope ... mar.

THOMAS STIRMIE, Churchwarden.

1668, Aug. 20. Anne. d. of John and Mary Brodhurst ... bap.

THOMAS STIRMY, Ch. Warden.

1669, July 1. John Charmes and Jone Brian ... mar.
" Aug. 1. William, s. of Thomas and Mary Stirmy ... bap.

THOMAS STIRMY, Warden.

1670, May 21. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Anne Walker ... bap.
" Jan. 7. John. s. of Michaell & Joyce Browne ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Dorothy, d. of John & Mary Childe ... bap.

RICHARD TAYLOR, Churchwarden.

1671, July 7. John Bestford ... bur.
" July 16. Anne, d. of Jonh & Elinor ffranks ... bap.
" Dec. 19. Mr. Francis Kynnersley, grandson to Thomas Kynnersley, Esq. ... bur.

RICHARD TAYLOR, Churchwarden.

1672, Apr. 25. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Mary Stirmy ... bap.
" Dec. 12. Joyce. d. of Thomas & Anne Walker ... bap.
" Mar. 16. Jone. d. of John & Mary Child ... bap.

RICHARD TAYLOR, Churchwarden.

1673, Apr. 6. Jone. d. of John & Mary Child ... bur.
" July 21. Joyce. d. of Michaell & Joyce Browne ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Elizabeth. d. of John & Elianor Franks ... bap.
" Oct. 26. William, s. of William & Constance Pickfortt ... bap.

THOMAS STIRMY, Churchwarden.

1674, Mar. 14. John Preston. of the Parish of Worfield ... bur.

MICHAELL BROWNE, Churchwarden.

1675, June 3. Sara Smalman. widd: ... bur.

1680] Badger. 3

1675, Sep. 23. William, s. of Thomas & Anne Walker ... bap.
" Feb. 27. Jhon, s. of John & Elinor Franke ... bap.

JOHN BRODHURST, Rector.
MICHALL BROWNE, Churchwarden.

1676, Apr. 16. Richard, s. of William & Constance Pickefort ... bap.
" July 27. Anne Reynolds, widd: ... bur.
" Sep. 19. Edward Child ... bur.
" Nov. 16. Margaret, wife of ffrancis Collins ... bur.
" Dec. 29. John Preston ... bur.
" Jan. 16. Anne Preston, wid. ... bur.
" Jan. 22. John Brodhurst, Peon of Badger ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Samuell, s. of John & Elizabeth Jorden ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Michaell Browne, the elder ... bur.
" Feb. 24. Mary, d. of John & Mary Child ... bap.

BEN: TAYLOR, Rector [signs each year to 1704.]
WILLIAM SMITH, Churchwarden

1677, May 20. Alexander Parkes & Marie Roden, both of the Parish of Madelie ... mar.
" Sep. 9. Margaret. the w. of William Smith ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Francis Collins & Marie ChiIde ... mar.
" Nov. 17. Thomas Smith, of Stableford, Worfeild, & Joyce Browne, wid., of Badger ... mar.

RICHARD STURMIE, Churchwarden.

1678, May 1. Richard. s. of Thomas Walker & Anne his wife ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Elizabeth. d. of William Pickford & Constance ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Anne Brooke ... bur.

RICHARD STURMEY, Churchwarden.

1679, June 26. Mary. d. of Thomas Smith & Joyce ... bap.
" July 6. Luke Poole & Elizabeth Griffieths, both of the Parish of Madely, lic. ... mar.
" Mar. 4 . Edward. s. of John Childes & Mary ... bap.

WM. TAYLOR, Churchwarden.

1680, June 19. Bartholomew Cope, of the Parish of Madely, & Elizabeth Nicken, of the Parish of Shiffnall. lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 20. Jone Williams. wid: ... bur.
" Nov. 20. Thomas Kynnersly, Esq. ... bur.

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1680, Jan. 6. Anne, d. of Thomas Walker & Anne ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Thomas, s. of William Pickford & Constance ... bap.

RICH: STURMY, Churchwarden.

1681, Apr. 5. Sarah, d. of Thomas Smith & Joyce ... bap.
" Mar. 1. ffrancis Collins ... bur.

RICHARD STURMY, Churchwarden.

1682, May 14. William Parker & Elizabeth Evans, both of the p'ish of Brosely ... mar.
" June 18. William Mayberrey, the younger, of the parish of Madeley, and Mary Brooke, of the parish of Bildwas ... mar.
" Aug. 30. Margaret, d. of John Childs and Marie ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Thomas, s. of Thomas White & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Mary, d. of Thomas Walker & Anne ... bap.

THOMAS STURMY, Churchwarden.

1683, Dec. 23. Katherine, d. of Edward Lawrence and Dorothy ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Joseph, s. of William Pickford & Constance ... bap.

THO: SMITH, Churchwarden.

1684, Apr. 23. Richard Barker & Mary Langlie, both of the Parish of Madely, lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 21. John & Francis (being twins), sons of John Child & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Leighton, of Rodenhurst in the Parish of Rodington, Esq., & of Elizabeth his wife the only d. of Anthony Kynnersley, late of Wrickton in the Parish of Stotesdon, Gent., deced., the youngest son of Thomas Kinnersley, of this parish, Esq., likewise decd. ... bap.

There were noe Burialls not one.

WILLIAM PICKFORD, Churchwarden.
THO: SMITH, Sidesman.

1688] Badger. 5

1685, May 6. Thomas Tyver, senr. ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Margaret Roden, widd.. of the Parish of Albrighton, who dying in our p'ish was here ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Anne, the wife of Richard Sturmy, the elder ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Elizabeth. d. of Thomas Onions & Elizabeth ... bap.

There was not one wedding

THOMAS WHITE, Churchwarden.
WILLIAM PITCHFORD. Sidesman.

1686, Aug. 24. Richard Carefull ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Ursilla. d. of Thomas Walker & Anne ... bap.
" Mar. 13. John. s. of Thomas White & Anne ... bap.

FFRANCIS YEATES. Citrate.
EDWARD LAWRENCE, Churchwarden.
THOMAS WHITE, Sidesman.

1687, Mar. 29. Thomas, s. of Thomas Onions and Elizabeth .. bap.
" June 24. James, s. of William Pickford and Constance ... bap.
" July 24. Dorothy, d. of Edward Lawrence & Dorothy . bap.
" July 29. Dorothy, d. of Edward Lawrence & Dorothy . . bur.
" Dec. 20. Thomas, s. of William Pickford and Constance ... bur.

BEN: TAYLOR. Rector.
JOHN CHILDS, Churchwarden.
EDWARD LAWRENCE, Sidesman.

1688, Apr. 29. Mary, d. of Richard Leighton. Esq., & Elizabeth his wife ... bap.
" May 15. Anne, d. of James Stuart & Anne ... bur.
" July 8. Thomas Cullis, of the Parish of Rentall, widower, & Mary Ashwood, of the Parish of Madeley, widow, lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 23. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Lawrence & Dorothy ... bap.

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1688, Oct. 14. Joseph, s. of Thomas Onnyons & Elizabeth ... bap.

WILLM. TAYLOR, Churchwarden.
JOHN CHILDS, Sidsman.

1689, Mar. 25. Dorothy Bowdler, widd. ... bur.
" Apr. 7. John Williams, of Albrighton, & Elizabeth ffelton, of this p. ... mar.
" Aug. 8. Margaret, d. of Richard Leyton, Esq., & Elizabeth his wife ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Walker & Anne ... bap.
" Jan. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas White & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 16. William Pickford ... bur.

W. TAYLOR, Churchwarden.
JOHN CHILD, Sidesman.

1690, Aug. 5. Joyce, the wife of Thomas Smith ... bur.
" Oct. 12. James, s. of Thomas Onnyons & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Jan. 11. Lettice, d. of Richard Leighton, Esq., & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Elizabeth Tyver, widd: ... bur.

W. TAYLOR, Churchwarden.
JOHN CHILDS, Sidesman,

1691, Oct. 5. Richard Sturmy ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Thomas Smith ... bur.
" Feb. 10. Mrs. Elizabeth Kynnersley ... bur.
" Feb. 14. Thomas, s. of John & Alice Smith ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Silvanus, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Onnyons ... bap.

THOMAS WHITE, Churchwarden.
W. TAYLOR, Sidesman.

1692. There hath beene neither Christening Buriall nor wedding within the p'ish of Badger this yeare of or Lord 1692.

BEN. TAYLOR, Rector.
JOHN SMITH, Churchwarden.
THOMAS WHITE, Sidesman.

1693, June 11. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth White ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Mary, d. of John & Alice Smith ... bap.

1698] Badger. 7

1693, Oct. 12. Alice Brooke, widd:, being a pauper ... bur.
" Jan. 14. George Yorke & Jane Lewis, both of the p'ish of Madley (after publication of Bannes at Madely) ... mar.
" Jan. 14. Jane, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Onnions ... bap.

JOHN CHILDS, Churchwarden.
JOHN SMITH, Sidesman.

1694. Memorand. that Anno Dm. 1694 in the p'ish of Bagsore als. Badger in the County of Salop in the Diocese of Hereford, There was neither Marriage Christning or Buriall.

Soe Testifie BEN: TAYLOR, Rector.
THOMAS WHITE, Churchwarden.
JOHN CHILDS, Sidesman.

1695, Apr. 28. John, s. of John & Alice Smith .. bap.
" June 10. Thomas English ... bur.
" Aug. 7. Richard Styrmy ... bur.
" Nov. 10. Samuell, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Onnions . ... bap.

THOMAS TEDSTALL, Churchwarden.
THOMAS WHITE, Sidesman.

1696, Jan. 17. William, s. of John & Alice Smith ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Mary Collins, widd. (pauper) .. bur.

JOHN CHILDS, Churchwarden.
THOMAS TEDESTALL, Sidesman.

1697, Apr. 10. Richard Taylor ... bur.
" Dec. 17. Jane Onnions . ... bur.
" Dec. 17. John Hatton & Anne Wright, of the P'ish of Broseley, lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 20. Jane, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Onnions ... bap.

W. TAYLOR, Churchwarden.
JOHN CHILDS, Sidesman.

1698, June 8. Thomas Nott. of the p'ish of St. Leonard's, Bridgnorth, Batchelor, & Margery 13ankes, Maiden, lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 7. Margaret Taylor, widd: ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Andrew, s. of John & Alice Smith ... bap.

W. TAYLOR, Churchwarden.

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1699, June 27. Anne White ... bur.

W. TAYLOR, Churchwarden.
JOHN CHILDS, Sidesman.

1700, May 1. Humphrey Vaughan, of the p'ish of Worfeild, & Mary Carefull, of this p'ish ... mar.
" June 9. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Onnyons ... bap.
" Nov. 25. Thomas Billingsley, of this p'ish, & Katherine ffairecloth[?], of the p'ish of Tetnall ... mar.
" Feb. 13. Elizabeth, d. of John & Alice Smith ... bap.

THOMAS WHITE, Churchwarden.
W. TAYLOR, Sidesman.

1701, June 11. Thomas Eastop, of the p'ish of Bentall, & Mary Yates, of the p'ish of Madley married by Dispensation.
" Mar. 15. Mary, d. of William & Mary Taylor ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Rachell Carefull, widd. ... bur.

JOHN SMITH, Chnrchwarden.
THOMAS WHITE, Sidesman.

1702. Memorand. that in the p'ish of Bagsore als. Badger in
the County of Salop in the Diocese of Hereford there
was neither Marriage Christning nor Burial in the year
of our Lord 1702.

Witness BEN. TAYLOR, Rector.
FRANCIS STIRMEY, Churchwarden.
JOHN SMITH, Sidesman.

1703, Dec. 12. Anne, d. of John and Alice Smith ... bap.

THOMAS WHITE. Churchwarden.
FFRANCIS STIRMEY, Sidesman.

1704, Sep. 7. Margaret, d. of William & Mary Taylor ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Benjamin Taylor, Rector of Badger ... bur.

THO: GREEN, Rr.
THOMAS TEDSTALL, Churchwarden.
THOMAS WHITE, Sidesman.

1705, Nov. 25. John Childs ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Richard, s. of William and Mary Taylor ... bap.

*THOMAS THACKE, Ca.
THOMAS TEDSTALL, Guardian: Ecclesiae.

* This signature is hardly legible, it seems to be that of THOMAS THACKE, a Curate, certainly not " THOS. GREEN, Rector."

1713] Badger. 9

1706. There hath been neither wedding Christening nor buriall in the p'ish of Badger in the yeare of Or Lord 1706.

THOS. GREEN. Rector [signs each year to 1713].
W. TAYLOR, Churchwarden.

1707. There hath beene neither wedding Christening nor buryall in sd. p'ish this yeare.

W TAYLOR. Churchwarden.

1708. There is neither wedding Christening nor buryall in sd. p'ish this yeare.

W. TAYLOR. Churchwarden.

1700, May 27. Edward Child, of the p'ish of Badger. and Elizabeth Smith, of the p'ish of Beckbury ... mar.
" June 34. Margery, the wife of Robert Clarke ... bur.
" Sep. 6. Elizabeth Smith ... .. bur.
" Feb. John, s. of Edward and Elizabeth Child ... bap.

WM. WHITE, Churchwarden.

1710, Feb 1. Richard Weaver, of Chorely [?], Salop, & Margaret Taylor, of Wrotesly Stafford. lic ... mar.

JOHN SMITH, Churchwarden.

1711, May 28. George. s of Richard Aston & Joane his wife of the p'ish of Linly (being vagrants), was here ... bur.
" July 8. Thomas, s. of Edward & Elizabeth Child ... bap.
July 22. James, s. of Roger & Mary Goughe ... bap.
" Nov. 17. John White, of the p'ish of Worfeild ... bur.
" Dec 17. Thomas White ... bur
" Mar 5. Thomas Walker ... bur.

FFRANCIS STIRMEY. Churchwarden

1712, May 11. Ffrancis Child, a sojurner in this parish, and [*illegible] Thomasson, of the parish of Beckbury ... mar.
Jan. 1. Benjamin. s. of George and Mary Gough ... bap.

WILLIAM WHITE, Churchwarden.

1713, June 6. William Taylor ... bur.
" Oct. 26. Benjamin Thorp, of the parish of Barrow, & Margrt. Child, of the parish of Badger ... mar.

* The christian name of the bride may be "Joyce." but this is guesswork as it is not legible.

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1713, Nor. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Child & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 25. ffrancis Stirmey ... bur.

THO: GREEN, RT.
WM. WHITE, Sidesman.

VOLUME I. OF THE EXISTING REGISTERS.

A TRANSCRIPTT OF SOE MUCH OF THE OLD REGISTER THAT WAS TORN &C. TRANSCRIBED BY ORDER OF COURT BEFORE THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OF OUR LORD 1700.

1662.

Charles Price Buryed the nynteenth of June Ano. p'dict'.
Anthony the sonne of Thomas Kynn'sley Esqr. & Elizabeth his wife was buryed the thirteenth of August anno p'dict'.
Richard Walker & Anne Stirmy were marryed the tenth of September.

Ano. Dom. 1671.

John Barford was buryed the seaventh day of July.
Anne the daughter of John & Elianor ffranckes was Baptized July the sixteenth.
ffrancis Kynn'sly, Grandson of Thomas Kynn'sly, was buryed the nynteenteeth day of Novemb.

1672.

Sarah. the daughter of Thomas & Mary Stormy was baptized the twenty fifth day of Ap'll.

1677.

Francis Collins & Mary Childs, both of this p'ish, after banes of Marriage were here published thrice, were in the p'ish Church of Badger marryed according to the litergy of the Church of England the seaventeenth day of Novbr. 1677.

1681.

Sarah, the daughter of Thomas & Joyce Smith, was baptized the fifth day of Ap'll 1681.
[Here the handwriting changes].

1713.

William Taylor was Buryed the sixte day of June.

1720] Badger. 11

Benjamin Thorpe of the p'ish of barrow, and Margaret Child of the p'ish of badger after thrice publication of marig ware heare publickley maryed according to the Litergie of the Church of england. The 26 day of Octobor.
Elizabeth, the daughter of Edward Child and Elizabeth his wife, was Baptized the fifte day of November.
ffrancis Stirmy was buryed the 25th of Decembr. 1713. Aff made.

1714, Sep. 9 John, s. of Benjamin Thorp & Margrt. ... bap.
1715, Mar. 25. Benjamin, s. of Mr Jeremy Taylor, Vicar of Madely, & Mary his wife. Aff: made ... bur.
" Apr. 3. Jinny, d. of Edwd: Child & Eliz: ... bap.
" Sep. 28. Samuel Shepherd & Mary Clare, of Beckbury were here by banns ... mar.
1716, Jan. 20. Elizabeth, d. of Abraham Wenlock, & Sarah ... bap.
1717, Feb. 8. William Bradney, of p. Enfield ... bur.
1718, May 29. John Pratt, p. Bobbington, & Mary Taylor, of this p., by licence ... mar.
" Oct. 5. Rachel, d. of Abraham Wenlock & Sarah .. bap.
" Oct. 6. Edward. s. of Edwd: Child & Eliz: ... bap.
" Dec. 2 Edward Lawrence; afft: made .. bur.
1719, Oct. 20. Mary, w of Obed Tedstal ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Richard Weaver & Elizabeth Pierce, both of Brosely, Salop .. mar.
1720, Apr. 6. John ffalkner ... bur.
" July 17. Roger Thomason & Sarah Millard, both p. Beckbury, lic. ... mar.
" July 26. The Revd. Thomas Baker, of Much Wenlock, Clerk, & ffrances Philips, of the same, lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 11. Abraham, s. of Abraham Wenlock & Sarah ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Margt: Taylor, of Bonningal, co. Salop, widow ... bur.
" Mar. 19. John. s. of John Smith, junr., & Sarah ... bap.

Anno 1721. No byrth, Marryage, Buryal.

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1722, July 1. Thomas, s. of Abraham Wenlock & Sarah ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Elizabeth, d. of William White & Jane ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Ann Walker, widow ... bur.
1723, Nov. 9. Michael Brown ... bur.
" Jan. 7. Sarah, d. of William White & Jane ... bap.
1724, June 21. Joan, d. of Abrah: Wenlock & Sarah ... bap.

The Rectory of Bagsore being void by the Cession of Mr. Thomas Green,
Richard Corbett Hartshorn, Clerk, Master of Arts, was Instituted to it
July 27th. Inducted July 30th & read the thirty nine Articles, the
Morning & Evening Service for the day, the Bishop's Certificate, & Made
the severall Declarations requisite upon Augst. 9th, 1724. Witness our
Names.
RICHARD PHILLIPS, EDWARD CHILD, OBADIAH TEDSTILL, THOMAS SMITH.

1724, Oct. 16. John Smith; affid: made the 23d ... bur.
" Nov. 3. Gawen Scot; affid: made 8th ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Alice Smith. widow; affid: made ye 20th ... bur.
" Dec. 3. Mary, d. of Mr. Richd. Tayleur & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Thomas Moore,; affid: made Jan: 2d ... bur.
1724-5, Feb. 19. Mary Tayler, widow; affid: made 20th ... bur.
1725, May 21. Elizabeth, d. of William White & Jane; affid: made May 23d ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Richard, s. of Richard Taylor & Mary ... bap.
1726, Apr. 10. Will:, s. of Will: White & Jane ... born.
" July 29. Mary Child, widow; affid: made 30th ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Thomas Tedstil; aff: brought 26th ... bur.
" Nov. 10. Mary, d. of Willm: White & Jane ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Eleanour, d. of Abraham Wenlock & Sarah ... bap.
1727, May 24. William. s. of Richard Taylor & Mary ... bap.
" May 6. Dorothy Lawrence; aff: made 7th ... bur.
1728, Apr. 12. William White; aff: made 15th ... bur.
" Mar. 31. Thomas, s. of William White & Jane ... bap.
" May 11. Margaret, d. of Richd: Taylor & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 30. Elizabeth White, senr.; aff: made 7ber 5th ... bur.

1734] Badger. 13

1728, Sep. 3. Richard, s. of Abram: Wenlock & Sarah ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Alice Tedstal; aff: made sober 3d ... bur.
1729, Sep. 18. Elizabeth White, junr.; affid: made 7ber [sit] ... bur.
" Oct. 3. John. s. of John & Alice Collier; born Sep: 29 ... bap.
" Oct. 31. Elizabeth Child . affid: made 9ber the 3rd ... bur.
" Dec 13. Edward Child; affid: made 21st ... bur.
" Dec. 22. Mary, d. of Wm. & Jane White; affid: made ... bur.
1730, May 8. Francis, s of Richd: & Mary Taylor ... bap.
" Nov. 6. Richard, s. of John Collier, Clerk & Alice; born Oct. 27 ... bap.
" Feb. 21. John, s. of John Child, senr:, & Mary ... bap.
1731, Oct. 13. John Ratclif & Milbrome Griffiths, by license ... mar.
" Jan. 24. Alice, d. of John Collier, Clerk, & Alice; born Jan. 13 ... bap.
1732, May 16. John, a. of Mr. Richard Taylor & Mary ... bap.
" June 11. Mr Wm. Philips & Mrs. Sarah Gears, of Astley Abbots, by license ... mar.
" June 1. John. s. of Walter Robinson & Eliz: ... bap.
" Aug 6. Catherine, d. of Abraham Wenlock & Sarah ... bap.
" Apr. 26. Tho: Cartwright & Anne Dyke ... mar.
1733, June 10. Catherine. d. of Abraham & Sarah Wenlock; affid: made June 14th ... bur.
" June 17. Alice. d. of John & Mary Child ... bap.
" June 21. Abraham. s of Abraham & Sarah Wenlock; affid: made July ye 1st ... bur.
" Sep. 6. Tho:, s. of John Booth & Sarah ... bap.
" Oct 25. Lydia Shelley: no affid made ... bur.
" Nov. 2. Sarah, d. of John Collier, Clerk. & Alice ... bap.
" Oct. 24. Charles, s. of Geo: Shelly ... bap.
1734, May 8. John, s. of John Radclif & Milbrome ... bap.

14 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1734

1734, Sep. 1. Elizabeth, d. of Walter Robinson & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 22. John, s. of Richard Taylor & Mary ... bur.
1735, May 1. Valentine, s. of John Collier, Clerk, & Alice; born Apr. 4 ... bap.
" July 8. Elizabeth, w. of Cornelius Powell; affid: made 13th ... bap.
" Sep. 7. Mary, d. of John Child, senr., & Mary; born Aug 21st ... bap.
" Sep. 21. Joseph, s. of John Booth & Sarah ... bap.
" June 6. John Savage, of p. Chetton alias Fitts, co. Salop, & Eleanor Powell, p. Badger ... mar.
1736, Aug. 1. Thomas, s. of Walter Robinson & Elizabeth; born July [blank] ... bap.
" Sep. 17. Sarah, w. of John Booth; affidavit made Sep. 21st ... bur.
" Sep. 24. Margaret Styrmy, widow; affidavit made Sep. 29th ... bur.
1737, May 27. William, s. of John Collier, clerk, & Alice; born May 3rd ... bap.
1738, Apr. 8. John Loyde & Elizabeth Turner ... mar.
" July 9. Walter, s. of Walter Robinson & Elizabeth; born June 18th ... bap.
1739, Oct. 25. Sarah, d. of Thomas Smith & Mary; born Oct. 1 ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Elizabeth. d. of John Loyd & Elizabeth; born Dec. 2nd ... ban.
" Feb. 14. Wm. Smith, s. of John Smith, p. Penn. co. Stafford: affidavit made Feb. 16th ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Edward Child, s. of Elizabeth Child, widow; aff: brought ... bur.
1740, Aug. 28. Alexander, s. of John Shinton & Mary; born Aug. 6th ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Sarah. d. of Walter Robinson & Elizabeth; born Dec. 17 ... bap.
" Jan. 31. William, s. of William Smith, of Shifnal ... bur.
" Mar. 15. Sarah, d. of Mrs. Jane White, widow, late of Badger ... bur.

1749] Badger. 15

1741, Sep. 15. Mr. Richard Faylor, senr.; affidavit brought ye 20th ... bur.
1742, Apr. 2. Jane. d. of John Shinton & Mary; born Mar. 30th ... bap.
" Aug. 15. Mary. d. of Thomas Smith & Mary; born July 23rd ... bap.
" Sep. 1. John Child. of Badger, junr.; affidavit brought Sep. 3 ... bap.
" Sep. 28. Mary, d. of Thomas Smith; affidavit brought Oct. 3 ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Anne, d. of Walte1 Robinson & Elizabeth, born Jan. 31st ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Sarah, d. of Abraham Wenlock; affidavit brought Mar. 24th ... bur.
1743, Apr. 16. Anthony Bridgen & Elizabeth Hurd, wid: both of p. Beckbury ... mar.
" Apr. 28. Richard Adams, paper maker, of p. Worfield, & Amy Powel, of this p. ... mar.
" May 18. Tho:, s. of Richard Williams ... bur.
" Sep. 8. Jane, d. of Thomas Smith & Mary; born Aug. 10 ... bap.
1744, July 8. Eleanor Chance. d. of Unknown Parents ... bap.
" Jan. 27. The said Eleanor Chance, was buried; affid: brought Feb. 2.
" Mar. 10. Charles, s. of Walter Robinson & Eliz.; born Jan. 30 ... bap.
1745, Apr. 7. Edward. s of John Shinton & Mary; born Apr. 5 ... bap.
" May 21. Mr. Benjamin Poole, late of p. Worfield. now of p. Stockton, & Mrs. Mary Taylor. sp. of this p. ... mar.
1746, Jan. 7. Mary, d. of Walter Robinson ... bap.
1748, Sep. 29. Sarah. d. of William White & Mary; born Aug. 22; & Sept. 29th being Michaelmas Day ... bap.
1749, Dec. 27. William, s. of Walter Robinson & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 28. William, s. of William White & Mary ... bap.

16 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1749-50

1749-50, Mar.12. John Kinersley, of Badger, Esqr.; affid: brought Mar. 14 ... bur.
" Mar. 13. John Lloyd; affid brought Mar. 25 ... bur.
1750, May 23. Abraham Wenlock; affid. brought May 27 ... bur.
1750-1, Feb. 4. Sarah, d. of Thos: & Ann Wenlock ... bap.
1751, Apr. 9. Ann, d. of James & Eleanor Mason ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Margaret, d. of Hannah Clarke ... bap.
" Nov. 23. John Childe; affid: brought 24th ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Elisa d. of Will: & Mary White ... bap.
1752, Dec. 31. John, s. of Thos: & Ann Wenlock ... bap.
1753, Mar. 19. Sarah, d. of James & Eleanor Mason ... bap.
" June 12. John, s. of Will: & Mary White ... bap.
" June 19. John, s. of Will: & Mary White; affid: brought ... bur.
1754, Apr. 27. Mr. Oh: Tedstill; affid: brought ... bur.
" June 6. Jiney, d. of Wm. White & Mary; born May 20th ... bap.
1756, Jan. 7. Mary, d. of Mary Davis ... bap.
" Feb. 8. Abraham, s. of Richard Wenlock; affid: brought ... bur.
" May 27. Thomas, s. of Willia & Mary White ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Ann Wenlock ... bap.
1757, Apr. 19. Mr. Richard Taylor; affi: brought ... bur.
" June 21. Richard Sommers & Eliz: Thomason ... mar.
" Nov. 28. Elizabeth. d. of John & Eliz: Beech ... bap.
" Dec. 29. John. s. of William & Mary White ... bap.
1758, Jan. 21. John Booth & Lucy Cartwright, by lysence ... mar.
" June 22. Clement Kynnersley; aff: brought ... bur.
" June 23. Mary, d. of Thos: & Ann Wenlock ... bap.
" Apr. 30. Thomas, s. of John Booth & Lucy ... bap.
1759, Mar. 23. Thomas. s. of Thomas & Ann Wenlock ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Wm. Taylor & Mary Wood, were married by Banns, & registerd according to Act of Parliament.
" Oct. 28. William. s. of John Booth & Lucy ... bap.
1760, Oct. 25. Margaret Boyce ... bur.
1761, Jan. 4. Ann, d. of Thos: & Ann Whenlock ... bap.
" Jan. 8. Alice, d. of Thos: & Mary Smith ... bap.

1769] Badger. 17

1767, Sep. 25. Betty, d. of Thos: & Mary Tedstill ... bap.
" Sep. 27. John, s. of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Marey, w. of Thos: Tedstill ... bur.
1763, Aug. 28. Sarah, d. of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
" Sep. 21. Mary, d. of William Ferriday, Esqre., & Mary; born Aug. 4 ... bap.
" Oct. 16. Jane, d. of John & Elizabeth Beech ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Ann Wenlock ... bur.
" Nov. 7. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Child ... bap.
1764, June 1. John, s. of Walter & Hannah Robinson ... bap.
" Sep. 30. John, s. of Ann Smith .. ... bap.
" Dec. 30. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Ann Wenlock ... bap.
1765, Feb. 23. Mary, w. of William White; brought Aff: ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Elizabeth, d. of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Elizabe.h, d of William & Mary Ferriday; born July 3 ... bap.
1766, May 4. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Child ... bap.
" July 19. William, s. of William & Mary Tedstill ... bap.
" Nov. 28. William, s. of William & Mary Ferriday born Aug. 27 ... bap.
" Dec. 29. William, s of Thomas & Ann Wenlock ... bap.
1767, Jan. 9. Thomas Smith .. bur.
" July 8. Mary Ward ... bur.
" Aug. 2. Ann, 71. of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Roland, s. of William & Mary Ferriday; born Oct 4 ... bap.
1768, May 79. Joan, w. of Benjamin Bolton ... bur.
" May 23. William Tedstill; aff ... bur.
" July 12. Thomas Tedstll
" June 72. Ann, d. of John & Lucy Booth; aff: ... bur.
1769, Jan. 2. Elizabeth, d. of John & Elizabeth Child; born 14 Aug. 1768 .. bap.
" Mar. 5. Ann, d. of John & Eleanor Curson ... bap.
" Apr. 9. James, s. of Mary Sleath, bastd. ... bap.
" May 21. Joseph, s. of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
" June 11. John, a. of John & Mary Harris ... bur.
" July 2. William, s. of the late Wm. Tedstill ... bur.

18 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1769

1769, July 23. Edward, s. of Walter & Hannah Robinson ... bap.
1770, July is. Edward, s. of Walter & Hannah Robinson ... bur.
" Aug. 2. Elizabeth, w. of Walter Robinson, senr. ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Thomas, s. of John & Elizabeth Child; born Oct. 20 ... bap.
1771, Jan. 6. Ann, d. of Mary W al ford ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Ann. d. of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
" Feb. 17. William, s. of Mary Robinson ... bap.
" June 23. Hannah, d. of Walter & Hannah Robinson ... bap.
" July 18. Ann, d. of William & Mary Ferriday; born Aug. 1, 1770 ... bap.
" Aug. 18. Moses, s. of Moses & Sarah Wright ... bap.
" Sep. 19. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Alice Robarts ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Ann Wenlock ... bur.
1772, May 23. Elizabeth Childe ... bur.
" Sep. 13. Sarah Jones, d. of Sarah Holland ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Robart. s. of William & Mary Ferriday ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Sarah Jones, d. of Sarah Holland ... bur.
1773, Mar. 21. Siah, s. of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
" Apr. 12. Sarah, d. of John & Elizabeth Child ... bap.
" May 23. Jemima, d. of William & Jenny Cox ... bap.
" May 29. William, s. of Thomas & Lettice Maddox ... bap.
1774, July 12. Joseph, s. of William & Mary Bacon ... bap.
" Aug. 15. William, s. of William & Mary Ferriday; born Feb: 11 ... bap.
1775, Jan. 22. Margaret, d. of Walter & Hannah Robinson, senr. ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Richard, s. of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
" May 30. John, s. of William & Mary Ferriday ... bur.
" June 21. Mary Booth ... bur.
" Oct. 1. Walter, s. of Walter & Hannah Robinson, junr. ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Ann, d. of John & Elizabeth Child; born Sep. 17 ... bap.
1776, May 20. Benjamin, s. of John & Ann Hicklin ... bap.
" July 20. Sarah White ... bur.

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1776, July 28. Thomas, s. of Thos: & Letrice Maddox ... bap.
" Sep. 30. Mary, d. of William & Mary Bacon ... bap.
1777, Jan. 12. Benjamin, s. of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
1778, Feb. 9. Margaret. d. of John & Elizabeth Child ... bap.
" Apr. 7. Jenny, d. of Hannah Robinson ... bap.
" Dec. 14. Jane White ... bur.
" Dec. 14. Elizabeth, d. of Wm: & Mary Bacon ... bap.
1779, Aug. 7. Catherine Roberts ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Thomas Wenlock ... bur.
" Feb. 11. Wm., s. of Walter & Hannah Robinson ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Revd. Thomas Hartshorne ... bur.
1780, Feb. 20. Mary, w. of Wm. Taylor ... bur.
" June 11. Wm., s. of Wm. & Mary Taylor ... bur.
" July 30. Sarah, d. of John & Mary Dovy ... bap.
1781, Apr 13. Mary Child ... bur.
" June 17. Mary Martin, d. of Mary Child ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Samuel, s. of John & Lucy Boouth ... bap.
1782, Jan. 1. John, s. of William & Mary Bacon . bap.
" Dec. 29. Mary, d. of John & Mary Dovey ... bap.
1783, Mar. 16. James, s of John & Lucy Booth ... bap.
" Oct. 13. Mrs. Jane Hawkins Browne, mother of Isaac Hawkins Browne, Esp. ... bur.
" Oct. 21. Robeart Whiteing ... bur.
" Dec 28. John, s. of Charles & Jane Meredeth ... bap.
1784, Jan. 15. Ann, d. of Danial & Mary Onions; born Oct. 11, 1783 ... bap.
" June 13. Elizabeth Loyed ... bur.
" Sep. 6. Josif Taylor ... bur.

Settled, A. Macalaster, Colector.

" Nov. 21. William, s. of Charles & Jane Meredeth ... bap.
1785, Jan. 16. William, s. of Thos: & Letisa Mattax [Maddox], P. ... bur.
" Apr. 1. Ann, d. of William & Mary Bacon; born Jan. 27 ... bap.
" June 12. John Dovey Beach, s. of John & Mary Dovey; born May 5 ... bap.

Examined and receivd. the Duty. W. Scarrott.

20 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1785

1785, Dec. 3. Ann, d. of Martha Bispton ... bap.
1786, Jan. 1. Thos s. of Charles & Jane Meredith ... bap.

" Nov. 7. Examined & received the Duty. W. Scarrott, Depy. Collector.

" Nov. 19. Thomas Adams, s. of Richard & Mary Adams, of p. Worfild ... bur.
1787, Feb. 2. Frances, d. of William Leake, Curate of this Church, & Ann his w.: born 7 Dec. 1786 ... bap.
" May 18. Mary Hartshorn, of p. Allbridgton ... bur.
" June 3. Mary Ann Lawrance, of p. Allbridgton ... bur.
" July 29. Thomas, s. of John & Mary Dovey ... bap.
" Aug. 19. Mary, d. of Charles & Jane Meredith; born May 13 ... bap.

Examined and received the Duty. W. Scarrott, Depy. Collector.

1787, Nov. 5. Luce, w. of John Booth, P. ... bur.
" Nov. 7. Thomas Hyat ... bur.
" Nov. 30. Hannah, d. of William & Mary Bacon ... bap.
1788, Apr. 13. William. s. of John & Elizabeth Bright ... bap.

Examined and - W. Scarrott, Depy. Coll.

1789, May 10. Richard, s. of Charles & Jane Meredith; born Jan. 20 ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Nanny, d. of John & Mary Dovey ... bap.
1790, Jan. 17. Mary Heward, of Woolverampton ... bur.
" Apr. 24. William Taylor ... bur.
" Apr. 20. Elizabeth Beach ... bur.
" May 16. Ann. d. of Charles & Jane Meredith; born May 3 ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Elizabeth, d. of John & Hannah Child; born June 10 ... bap.
1791, Oct. 23. William Hughes, P. ... bur.
1792, Feb. 12. John, s. of James & Sarah Evans; born Oct. 9, 1791 ... bap.
" Apr. 15. William, s. of John & Mary Dovey; born Jan. 7 ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Charles, s. of Charles & Jane Meredith; born Nov. 16 ... bap.
" Nov. 29. John Megregham ... bur.
" Dec. 7. Sarah Peploe ... bur.

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1793, July 28. William, s. of John & Elizth: Evans; born July 19 ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Samuel Rowley ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Mary. d. of Jeremiah & Hannah Whitbrook; born July. 3 ... bap.
1794, Apr. 6. James, s. of James & Sarah Evans; born Mar. 30 ... bap.
" Apr. 6. Benjamin, s. of Charles & Jane Meredith; born Apr. 2 ... bap.
" July 9. The said Benjamin. son of Charles & Jane Meridith ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Hariat Walker ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Ann, d. of Charles & Jane Meridith ... bur.
1795, Feb. 1. Abraham Williams ... bur.
" Aug. 9. Richard, s. of John & Mary Dovey; born July 29 ... bap.
" Aug. 16. Charlotte, d. of Jeremiah & Hannah Whitbrook; born Aug. 6 ... bap.
" Dec. 20. Joseph, s. of Charles & Jan Meredith; born Nov. 30 ... bap.
1796, May 29. Samuel, s. of Thomas Ray & Elizabeth, born Mar. 8 ... bap.
" June 19. Joseph, s. of Charles Meredith & Jane ... bur.
" Oct 30. Martha, d. of James Evans & Sarah; born Oct. 26 ... bap.
1797, Sep. 29. Walter Robinson, senr. ... bur.
" Dec. 12. Ann Wenlock, widow ... bur.
1798, Feb. 3 John, s. of Jeremiah Whitbrook & Hannah; born Jan 5 ... bap.
" Apr. 12. Richard, s. of Thomas Ray & Elizabeth; born Apr. 6 ... bap.
" June 7. John Beach Dovey, s. of John & Mary Dovey ... bur.
" July 30. Thomas. s. of Thomas & Ellen Lawrence, of p. Albrighton ... bur.
1799, Mar. 17. Mary, illegitimate d. of Margaret Giles ... bap.
1800, Feb. 11. George Boulton ... bur.
" Apr. 6. Ann Wenlock ... bur.
" May 30. Richard, s. of Richard & Mary Adams, of Ackleton ... bur.

22 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1800

1800, Sep. 4. William Perks & Hannah Robinson, by banns. By W. SMITH, Rector ... mar.
Wit: James Garvey, Elisabeth Wall.
1801, Jan. 11. Maria, d. of Jeremiah Whitbrook & Hannah; born Dec. 18 ... bap.
" May 24. John, s. of Thomas Ray & Elizabeth; born May 22 ... bap.
" July 5. John Vaughan & Elizabeth Wall, both of this p., by banns ... mar.
Wit: Eliz: Swan, Thomas Booth.
" Sep. 15. Sarah Wenlock ... bur.
1802, Feb. 1. Betty, w. of John Jasper, of Stableford ... bur.
" Apr. 23. Henrietta Hawkins Browne, w. of Isaac Hamkins Browne, Esqr. ... bur.
" June 6. Richard Bayley ... bur.
" Aug. 6. George, s. of George Childe & Frances Mary; born July 29 ... bap.
" Nov. 28. John Booth ... bur.
1803, Feb. 4. John Gilbert ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Ann, d. of Jeremiah Whitbrooke & Hannah; born Jan. 21 ... bap.
" June 20. Mary Bacon ... bur.
" July 13. George, s. of George Childe & Frances Mary ... bur.
1804, Mar. 4. John Child ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Anne Child, illegitimate d. of Mary Evans ... bap.
" Apr. 29. John, illegitimate s. of Susannah Prosser ... bap.
" July 3. Anne Beatrice, d. of George Child & Frances Mary; born June 21st ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Daniel, s. of William Richards, of Ackleton, & Sarah ... bap.
1805, June 24. William Bucknall & Sarah Dovey, both of this p., by banns ... mar.
" July 23. Anne, d. of Thomas Ray & Elizabeth; born July 16 ... bap.
" Sep. 12. William, s. of Jeremiah Whitbrooke & Hannah ... bap.
" Sep. 23. William Perkes ... bur.

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1806, Dec. 31. Mary. d. of John Sket, of Ackleton, & Sarah ... bap.
1806, Apr. 11. William Bacon ... bur.
" June 16. John Wenlock ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Richard, illegitimate s. of Margaret Wilcox ... bap.
1807, Jan. 4. Anne, d. of George Jourdan & Susannah ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Mary, d. of Samuel Hopkins & Sarah ... bap.
" Mar. 12. George Jourdan ... bur.
" Apr. 8. John Beech ... bur.
" Apr. 10. Anne, d. of George Jourdan & Susannah ... bur.
" July 26. John, s. of John Hams & Sarah ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Mary, illegitimate d. of Mary Evans ... bap.
" Nov. 8. John, s. of John Child & Hannah ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Thomas White ... bur.
1808, Feb. 21. Hannah Robinson ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Elizabeth, d. of Jeremiah Whitbrook & Hannah ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Richard, s. of John Tedstill & Hannah ... bap.
" June 25. Jane, d. of William Baugh & Martha ... bap.
" Aug. 7. Elizabeth, d. of John Taylor & Margaret ... bap.
" Dec. 12. Elizabeth, d. of Charles Shelly & Elizabeth ... bap.
1809, Mar. 6. Susannah Watkins ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Elizabeth Booth ... bur.
" Mar. 25. Walter Robinson ... bur.
" Oct. 22. Mary Gill ... bur.
" Nov. 2. Thomas Walker ... bur.
" Nov. 5. Anne, d. of Benjamin Bowen & Jane ... bap.
1810, Feb. 23. Sarah Tedstill ... bur.
" Mar. 7. Harriet. d. of Samuel Glaze & Maria .. bap.
" Apr. 1. William, s. of John Hams & Sarah .. bap.
" Apr. 8. John, s. of John Tedstill & Hannah ... bap.
" Apr. 14. Anne, d. of William Jones & Catharine ... bap.
" May 13. Mary, illegitimate d. of Mary Evans ... bur.
" Sep. 30. Thomas, s. of Benjamin Bowen & Jane ... bap.
" Dec. 25. Benjamin, s. of William Pritchard & Mary ... bur.

24 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1811-12

1811, Jan. 27. Elizabeth Child ... bur.
" Apr. 20. Jeremiah, s. of Jeremiah Whitbrooke & Hannah ... bap.
Sep. 25. Elizabeth Hughes ... bur
1812, Feb. 19. Elizabeth, d. of Samuel Glaze & Maria ... bap.
" Apr. 5. William, s. of James Thorney & Sarah ... bap.
" Apr. 6. John, s. of Thomas Dovey & Ann ... bap.
" May 17. Thomas, s. of Thomas Rowley & Ann ... bap.
" July 16. Laetitia Mattockes ... bur.
" Aug. 3. William, s. of Philip Thompson & Mary ... bur.
" Aug. 14. Alice Robarts ... bur.
" Sep. 19. John Dovey ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Matthew, s. of John Tedstill & Hannah ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Hannah Tedstill ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Sarah, d. of William Baugh & Martha ... bap.

1871. The Rev. Thomas Fremeaux Boddington, M.A., Rector of this parish, died July 18, and was buried July 21, 1871.

1872. The parish was without a resident Clergyman from July 1871 to Feb. 1872.

The Rev. Arthur Fraser Forbes, M.A., was instituted to the Rectory of Badger, Dec. 29, 1871, inducted Feb. 12, 1872, and read the thirty nine Articles during the Morning Service on Sunday, Feb. 18, 1872, & made the requisite declaration.

[On a torn leaf, at the end of the Volume, are these entries:]

1783, Jane Hawkins Browne buried Octr. ye 13th.
Robart Whiteing buried ye 21st.

VOLUME II.

MARRIAGES, 1757 to 1808.

[The parties are of Badger, and the Marriages are by banns, unless otherwise stated.]

1757, June 21. Richard Summers, b., & Elisabeth Thomason, sp., lic. By THOS. HARTSHORNE, Rector [signs to 1776]. Wit: Nathan Sommers, Tho. Smith.

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1758, Jan. 21. John Booth, b., & Lucy Cartwrick, sp., lic. By RICHARD STANLEY, Curate of Boninghall. Wit: Wm. White, Thoas Smith.
" June 13. Thomas Taylor, b., & Margaret Farr, sp. By ROBT. DAUBRIE. Wit: Richd. Stanley, William Adams.
1759, Aug. 6. William Taylor, b., & Mary Wood, sp. Wit: Richard Beech, Tho. Smith.
1762, May 15. John Child, b., & Elizabeth Belton, sp. Wit: Benj. Child, Thomas Child.
1763, May 5. Thomas Robarts, p. Worfield, b., & Alice Child, sp. Wit: Eleanor Child, Benj. Child.
1764, Apr. 22. William Baylis, b., & Ann Jones, sp. Wit: William Tedstill, William White.
1766, July 6, 13, 20. Thomas Richards, p. Sutton. b., & Ann Cooper, sp. [Banns only].
1769, Mar. 5, 13, 19. Thomas Guest, b., & Elizabeth Ebrey, p. Worfield, sp. [Banns only].
1770, Feb. 11. John Taylor, b., & Mary Smith, sp. Wit: John Blount, John Child.
1771, Apr. 28. Robart Caldecot, b., & Elizabeth Hardwick, sp., lic. Wit: Jonah Barney, John Child.
1772, Sep. 17. Frances Vale, p. Shiffnal, b., & Ann Wenlock sp., lic. By J. FAYLE, Rector of Beckbury. Wit: Rich. Bayley, Sarah Thorpe, John Child.
1776, Jan. 29. George Baugh, b., & Mary Ashmore, sp. Wit: Mary Harrison, John Hicklin.
1778, Sep. 26. Samuel Evans, p. Norbury, co. Salop, b., & Ann Hollis, sp., lic. By T. LAWRENCE, Clk. Wit: William Hollis, William Hollis, junr.
1779, Apr. 11, 18, 25. Thomas Cox, b., & Eleanor Page, p. Worfield, sp. [Banns only].
" Sep. 26. John Hovey, p. Worfield, b., & Mary Beech, sp. Wit: Joseph Peplow, John Child.
1781, Sep. 2, 9, 16. Thomas Felton & Eliz. Bill, of p. Barrow [Banns only].

26 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1783

1783, Jan. 6. Charles Meredith & Jane Perks. By G. BUTT, Rector of Stanford, Worcestershire. Wit: Benj: Shinton, John Child.
1787, Nov. 25. John Bright & Elizabeth Barker. By WILLIAM LEAKE, Curate [signs to 1792]. Wit: John Child, Sarah Welock.
1789, Nov. 22. John Child & Hannah Bailey, lic. Wit: James Garvey, Elizth. Garvey.
1790, July 25. James Fletcher & Sarah Robinson. Wit: Mary Roberts, John Child.
1792, Dec. 20. Thomas Hand, p. Beckbury, & Hannah Goodall, lic. Wit: Eliz. Swan, Benj. Shenton.
" Dec. 20. Benjamin Shenton, p. Beckbury, & Mary Roberts, lic. Wit: Thos. Hand, Eliz. Swan.
1796, Aug. 15. John Leake, p. Donington, & Ann Booth. By WILLIAM SMITH, Rector. Wit: Ann Hyatt, John Child.
1797, Apr. 27. Thomas Kendal, b., & Mary Gilbert, sp., lic. Wit: Thomas Booth, Eliz. Swan.
1798, Jan. 25. John Skett & Sarah Child, lic. Wit: Thomas Booth, Margaret Child.

[The next seven forms are blank.]

1808, May 28. Charles Fowler, b., & Anne Harper, sp. Wit: John Radnor, Rebecca Wood.

[Then follow these thirteen Banns of Marriage:]

1840, Apr. 26, May 3, 10. William Bytheway, p. Beckbury, & Emily Dovey.
[? year], Feb. 18, 25, Mar. 3. Thomas Parton & Mary Kibble, p. Wolverhampton.
1845, April 13, 20, 27. Abraham Arkinstall & Sarah Peevor, p. Wolverhampton.
1848, Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2. James Glover & Sarah Smallman, p. Kemberton.
1848, June 18, 25, July 2. John Charnock & Sarah Prichard, p. Worfield.
[?1849,] April 15, &c. John Weston, p. Pattingham, & Ann Walker.

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1850, June 23, 30, July 7. Edwin Roberts & Sarah Poulson, p. Church Aston.
1851, April 13, 20, 27. John Hughes. p. Patshull, & Martha Smith.
1851, April 20, 27, May 4. Thomas Weston, p. Pattingham, & Ann Walker.
1854, April, 16, 23, 30. John Snead, p. Worfield, & Ann Hopkins.
1856, April 27, May 4, 11. Charles Dulson & Ann Bishton, p. Worfield.
1860, Mar. 11, 18, 25. John Robotham & Elizabeth Saddler, p. Shiffnal.
1862, Mar. 9, 16, 23. John Peevor, widr., & Susan Dovey, sp.

[All these Banns were published by T. F. BODDINGTON, Rector of Badger.]

VOLUME III.

MARRIAGES, 1800 TO 1812.

[The first page is blank, four forms.]

1800, Sep. 4. William Perk. & Hannah Robinson. By W. SMITH, Rector of Badger [signs to 1812]. [Not signed by the parties or the witnesses.]
1801, July 5. John Vaughan & Elizabeth Wall. [Not signed by the parties, but by Mary Blizard. Wit: John Toy, Mary Wynne.]
" Dec. 31. William Toy, p. Shiffnal, b., & Mary Blizard, sp., lic. Wit: John Toy, Mary Wynne.
1805, June 24. William Bucknall, b., & Sarah Dovey, sp. Wit: John Dovey, Mary Dovey.
1806, Feb. 1. James Sandels, b., & Sarah Davies, sp. Wit: Robt. Davies, Elizabeth Evans.
" May 4. Samuel Hopkins, b., & Sarah Walker, p. Worfield, sp. Wit: Thomas Peaver, Ann Walker.
" Mar. 10. John Smallman, b., & Esther Shepherd [signs Shepard], sp. Wit: Thos. Smallman, Mary Shepherd.

28 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1808

1808, May 28. Charles Fowler, b., & An Harper, sp. Wit: John Radnor, Rebeccah Wood.
" Sep. 4. Richard Watkins, b., & Susanna Jordan, wid., lic. Wit: John Randal, Rebecca Wood.
" Dec. 26. John Radnor, b., & Rebecca Wood, sp. Wit: Charles Watkins, Anne Fowler.
1812, Apr. 3. Joseph Cresswell, p. Leeds, widr., & Betsy Webb, sp., lic. Wit: Joseph Green, Elizabth Pearce.
" June 21. William Tomlinson, b., & Ann Walker, sp. Wit: Samuel Hopkins, Mary Meredith.

[The following loose letter is in this Register:]

Revd. Sir, You are requested to prepare and Diliver a list of your parish
Regester now in your possestion stating the period at which they Commence
and tirminate the periods if any for which they are dificient and the
place were they are Deposited agreeable to the 52 of George the 3 Chap.
146 to be forewarded by me to the register of the Dioses acording to
orders of Mr. Carke Register.

Please to let the Churchwarding of theyer respective parishes have them
and I will meet them for it at the Raven Inn Bridgenorth on saterday the
22 of May 1813.

I am your humble Servant
G. BROOM, Appariter.
[Endorsed] Revd. Mr. Smith, Rector of Bagsore, near Shiffnall.

VOLUME IV.

MARRIAGES FROM 1813 TO 1836.

1813, June 1. Thomas Penzer, b., & Mary Dovey, sp. By WILLM. SMITH, Rector [signs to 2836]. No. 1. Wit: William Dovey, Elizabeth Bathe.

[Nos. 2 to 12, and 14 to 21, are blank.]

1817, Jan. 20.. William Billingsley, b., & Ann Dovey, sp., with consent of parents. No. 13. Wit: Thomas Dovey, Martha Baugh.
1820, Aug. 21. Edward Milner, b., and Mary Morgan, sp. No. 22. Wit: Thomas Dovey, Elizabeth Taylor.

[Nos. 23 and 24, 26 and 27, are blank.]

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1821, Apr. 1. Joseph Meeson, p. Beckbury, b., & Maria Rodgers, sp. No. 25. Wit: James Child, Ann Meeson.
1822, May 1. Charles Ecclestone, p. Beckbury, b., & Mary Whitehouse, sp. No. 28. Wit: Richard Kendall, Elizabeth Bathe.
" Dec. 26. Thomas Preston, p. Wolverhampton, b., & Elizabeth Bright. sp. No. 29. Wit: Isaac Hope, Mary Bright.
1823, Aug. 25. John Lamb. p. Madeley, b., & Sarah Taylor, sp. No. 30. Wit: Daniel Clarke, Mary Pritchard.
1834, May 11. John Painter, b., & Sarah Baldock, lic. No. 31. Wit: William Llewis, Ann Bobiesitt.
" May 14. Richard Reynolds, b., & Jane Baugh, sp. No. 32. Wit: William Skett, Sarah Baugh.

[No. 33 is blank, and also Nos. 38 to 300.]

1835, Feb. 22. John Sadler, b.. & Elizabeth Vaughan, sp., lic. No. 34. Wit: John Vaughan, Mary Meredith.
" Mar. 30. Thomas Barker, p. Worfield, b., & Elizabeth Skett, sp. No. 35. Wit: John Skett, Sarah Skett.
" Mar. 30. William Skett, p. Worfield, b., & Sarah Baugh, sp. No. 36. Wit: John Skett, Sarah Skett.
1836, Aug 27. John Tedstill. b , & Ann Ford, p. Beckbury, sp. WILLM. SMITH, Rector. No. 37. Wit: John Ford, Mary Ann Ford.

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