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Great Bolas.

Great Bolas Registers.

GREAT BOLAS is a parish and village situate on the river Tern, seven miles north from Wellington, in the hundred of South Bradford, rural deanery of Edgmond, archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Lichfield. It includes the township of Meeson, on the south-east. Its total area is about 1,897 acres, and its population in 1801 was 207; in 1831, 255; in 1841, 228; and in 1901, 255. It must not be confused with Little Bolas, which is a township of Hodnet, and lies due north, the river Tern forming the boundary between Great and Little Bolas. The river Mees also flows through the parish.

The Parish Register Abstract of 1831 contains this account of the Registers of Great Bolas:- "Bolas Magna R. Nos. I.-V., Registers, 1582-1650, 1653-1812. Nos. VI., VII., Marr., 1755-1812".

Shropshire Parish Documents, issued by the Salop County Council in 1903, has the following:-

"General Register, 1651-1679. Do. 1679-1722. Do. 1723-1755, then Baptisms and Burials only to 1805. Register of Baptisms and Burials, 1805-1812. " Banns and Marriages, 1755-1808. " Marriages, 1809-1812. Churchwardens' Account Book, 1699-1799. Overseers' Account Book, 1698-1769. Do. 1770-1817".

The earliest volume of the Registers is not mentioned in the County Council's list.

Volume I. consists of 14 leaves of parchment, 11 1/2 inches by 8 l/2 inches, and contains entries of Baptisms, Burials and Marriages from 1582 to 1650. The cover, and apparently the first two leaves of the Register, have been cut off. It is much faded and stained from damp, but is on the whole legible. From 1590 onwards the names of the Churchwardens are often entered at the beginning of each year, and occasionally the names of the Sidesmen and Surveyors of the Highways.

Volume II., which contains entries from 1653 to 1679, is a parchment book of 21 leaves, 11 by 5 inches, in a vellum cover, and is written on the right hand side only. On the left side after 1662, the names of the rector and churchwardens are given each year, and the inductions of the incumbents. Generally this volume is in good condition and well written, though in places the writing is faded and illegible. Until 1662, it is in the handwriting of Edward Bury; after 1662 in that of John Tourneour. Inside the cover are the names of Churchwardens 1656-1672, but some of these are decayed and faded, and the names sometimes differ from those given in the body of the Register. From the beginning of the volume until 1660, the words "borne", " sep.", "nat.", or "nupt.", are written in the margin against each entry. There is a note that the Bishop preached and confirmed at Hodnett on 13 June, 1665.

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Volume III. contains 34 parchment leaves, 13 1/2 by 7 inches, bound in a brown leather cover, and extends from 1679 to 1722. It is in good condition, and is in the handwriting of John Tourneour, and of his son of the same name. It is written on one side of the leaf only from 1683 to 1694. Until 1706 burials in woollen are recorded. The Bishop's visitations and confirmations are also entered. The rector signs each year, and the churchwardens' names are given throughout the volume. Outside the cover is written "Bowlas Register", and inside are rates, fees payable on induction and at visitations, and a note as to Terriers.

Volume IV. consists of 39 vellum leaves, 13 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches, in a vellum cover. It extends from 1723 to 1805, but has no marriage entries after 1754. It is well written and in good condition. The rector generally signs each year, and the churchwardens' names are given to 1741. There are a few Latin entries, chiefly of the Tourneour family. Inside the cover is a note as to the demolition of the old church, and the opening of the new church in 1728, and entries of the delivery of Terriers and copy of the registers to Lichfield. At the end of the book is a memorandum as to the induction of Benjamin Wase in 1745.

Volume V. is a parchment book, 12 by 7 inches, in a vellum cover, and extends from 1805 to 1812, but only six leaves are written in.

Volume VI. contains marriages from 1755 to 1808, and one earlier in 1753. It consists of 14 paper leaves, 16 by 10 inches, stitched in a piece of parchment which serves as a cover. They are printed forms of marriage, three entries on a page.

Volume VII. is one of Lowndes's printed Marriage Registers, four entries on a page, but only nine entries are filled up. It is a paper book, 15 by 9 1/2 inches, in a brown leather cover, and the entries entered from 1809 to 1812.

The Registers are of considerable interest as a whole. During the Civil War and Commonwealth period we have Isaac Martin, rector from 1628, who was ejected by the Puritans for refusing the Covenant, and Edward Bury: who was appointed in 1653 in his place. At the Restoration Bury was turned out, and John Tourneour put in as rector. Bury retired to Eaton, in the parish of Stoke-upon-Tern, but was interred at Bolas 7 May, 1700, as was his widow, Mary Bury, on 30 January, 1703-4. The most important families named in the Registers are those of Tayleur (patrons of the living), Tourneour, Geary, Meeson, Jervoise, Wingfield, Eddowes, Taylor, &c.

The most interesting entries are, however, those relating to the family of Hoggins, on account of the romantic circumstances connected with the marriage of Henry Cecil, M.P., nephew and heir of the Earl of Exeter, to Sarah Hoggins of Bolas. From 1789 to 1794, Henry Cecil was living at Bolas, under the assumed name of John Jones. The incident has been immortalized by Tennyson's poem, The Lord of Burleigh.

The Hoggins family settled at Bolas about 1694, in which year John Hoggins of Bolas Heath married at Waters Upton, on Dec. 1st, Mary Anse11 of that parish. They had four children born to them, and then Mrs. Mary Hoggins died, in July, 1708. John Hoggins married a second wife, Margaret Adney, on 27 Dec., 1708, and in 1711 he served the office of Churchwarden.

His only surviving son, Thomas Hoggins, of Bolas, was baptized 18 February, 1701, was Churchwarden in 1734, and was buried 6 August, 1752. By his wife Sarah, who died in 1753, he had seven children.

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The eldest of these, Thomas Hoggins, who lived at the old Rectory House, Bolas, was baptized 7 Nov., 1730, and was twice married; first, on 25 March, 1755, to Sarah Eddowes (she died in May, 1760), and secondly, on 6 Nov., 1768, to Jane Bayley, the daughter of a clergyman. By his first marriage he had two daughters, and by the second marriage six sons and four daughters. The eldest surviving child by the second wife was Sarah Hoggins, who was baptized at Bolas on 28 June, 1773.

Towards the end of June, 1789, a stranger came to Mr. Hoggins's house, and begged shelter for the night. He gave the name of "John Jones". His stay lasted some weeks, for on July 18th, he witnessed the marriage of Francis Light and Sarah Massey, and when he went away, he soon returned to Bolas. The next year, on April 13th, he married by license Sarah Hoggins. In the marriage bond, which is dated 4 April, 1790, he described himself as John Jones of Bolas Magna, yeoman, over 21 years of age and a bachelor.

As a matter of fact he was already married at the time. As Henry Cecil, he had married at St. George's, Hanover Square, on 23 May, 1776, Miss Emma Vernon, of Hanbury, Worcestershire. She eloped, on 14 June, 1789, with the Rev. William Sneyd, curate of Hanbury. Mr. Cecil obtained from the Consistory Court a divorce a mensa et thoro on 2 March, 1791, and also procured an Act of Parliament dissolving his marriage with Emma Vernon and permitting him to re-marry, which received the Royal assent on 10 June, 1791.

On 3 Oct., 1791, Mr. Jones, - this time as "Henry Cecil, bachelor", - married Sarah Hoggins a second time, at the Church of St. Mildred, Bread Street, London.

Mr. Jones had bought some land at Bolas, and built on it a small house which he called Bolas Villa. For this his name occurs in the rate books from May, 1790, to May, 1797, first as "Mr. John Jones", and afterwards as "the Right Honble. the Earl of Exeter". In 1790 he is rated at 7s.; in 1794 at 6s. 4 1/2d. Here he lived with his young wife. There were two children of the marriage born at Bolas, viz., Sophia, who was baptized 27 February, 1792, and afterwards married the Right Hon. Henry Manvers Pierrepont, and Henry, who was baptized 3 January, and buried 29 May, 1793, in Bolas Church near the pulpit. These are both entered in the Register as the children of "John and Sarah Jones". After their second marriage at St. Mildred's Church, they were evidently still called Jones at Bolas, as on 1 April, 1793, "John Jones" and "Sarah Jones" were the witnesses to the marriage of Francis Arkinstall and Martha Rogers.

On 26 Dec., 1793, the 9th Earl of Exeter died, and Henry Cecil succeeded as 10th Earl, and in 1794 removed to Burghley. Sarah had two more children, - Brownlow, born 2 July, 1795, who succeeded in 1804 as 2nd Marquess of Exeter and K.G., and Thomas, born 1 January, 1797, a Colonel in the Army. The Countess Sarah did not long survive the birth of her youngest son, but died 18 January, 1797, and was buried on the 28th at St Martin's, Stamford. The Earl was created Marquess of Exeter in 1801, and lived till May, 1804. He was born at Brussels 14 March, 1754, and was M.P. for Stamford in 1774, in 1780, and from 1784 until 1790, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

His first wife Emma Vernon seems to have married the Rev. William Sneyd on 13 Oct., 1791; and also a third husband, Mr. John Phillips of Winterdyne, Bewdley. She died 21 March, 1818, aged 63, and was buried "by her own desire" at the extreme north edge of Hanbury Churchyard, and not in the Vernon vault with her forefathers. In regret for her misdoings she chose this unworthy place for her sepulture. She had had a child by her first husband, Henry Cecil, who was baptized 12 June, and buried 11 July, 1777, at Hanbury.

Thomas Hoggins, the Countess's father, was Overseer of Bolas in 1785 and 1794, and was buried there 1 May, 1796. Administration to his estate was granted 27 May, 1796, to his daughter Sarah, Countess

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of Exeter. His wife Jane predeceased him, and was buried 27 March, 1796.

Their other children were all preferred by the kindness of the Earl of Exeter. William became a Captain in the 92nd Regiment. John was settled on a farm at Micklewood, and left a numerous family. Thomas was also an officer in the Army. Whilst James was educated at Shrewsbury School and St. John's College, Cambridge, and became Vicar of Elham in Kent. One daughter married; the remaining children all died young.

When he left Bolas, Lord Exeter gave Bolas Villa to his godchild Creswell Tayleur (son of the Rev. Creswell Tayleur, curate), who was baptized on 23 Febr., 1795. It was for him that the house was enlarged, and its name was changed to Burghley Villa. On his death in 1819 it was sold, and became the residence of Mr. Thomas Taylor, whose daughter Mrs. R. Taylor Davies now owns it.

THE MANOR.

Bolas Magna is not named in the Domesday Survey; it was at that time a member of the manor of Isombridge, which was held by Ralph de Mortimer of Earl Roger de Montgomery. Either Earl Roger or his son Earl Hugh founded the Forestership of Shropshire, and endowed it with the manors of Isombridge and Bolas, and the office was still further augmented by King Henry I. The Chief Forester had a residence at Bolas, which became a place of great importance, and the caput of the manor, Isombridge becoming merely a member of Bolas. The hereditary Foresters of Shropshire are often called "Foresters of Bolas". The name Bolas (Boulwas or Bolewas) is probably derived from the Anglo-Saxon Bold, a house, and was a marsh or fen, - "the house in the marsh"; and from the proximity of the two rivers the land must often have been marshy. The first known lord of Bolas and Chief Forester of Shropshire was Ulger Venator, who occurs as witness to a charter of Earl Hugh (1094-98); he assisted Robert de Belesme in his rebellion in 1102, but soon surrendered Bridgnorth Castle to the King, and was pardoned, and he was still living in 1135. His son William fitz Ulger, the second Chief Forester died in 1182; he was succeeded by his son Robert fitz William, who gave a rent of 4s. in Boulewas to Lilleshall Abbey, and died in 1203. In the Testa de Nevill is an account of the King's Serjeanties in Shropshire, written about 1200. The record states that Robert, son of William, the King's Forester in Shropshire, holds in serjeantry in Bolewas half a carucate of land in demesne which is worth half a mark (per annum); and one carucate and an half there in villanage which renders 18s., and a mill which renders 10s.; and it is worth altogether 34s. 8d. He offers to the King 3 marks. It also gives particulars of his estates in Isombridge and Cotes, and of his under- tenants' holdings in Caynton, Calvington, Orleton, and Dorrington. Hugh fitz Robert was the fourth Chief Forester; he married at King John's request a niece of John le Strange, but renounced his fealty to the King, and his estates were forfeited; in 1217 they were restored to him by Henry III. He died in 1249, and the Inquisition taken after his death states that Bolas, with its mill, fishery, rents, and one carucate of demesneland, was worth £8 3s. 8 1/2d. per annum.

His son John fitz Hugh was 25 years of age in 1249. In 1272 he appears as a knight, and his estates at Bolas, Isombridge, and Brumfield (in Herefordshire) constituted a knight's fee. He died in 1284, and was succeeded by his son, Hugh fitz John, sixth hereditary Forester of Shropshire. The Tenure Roll of 1284 states that Hugh fitz John held Bowlas, with its members, viz., Meeson, Isombridge, Caynton, Calvington, Orleton, and half the vill of Sugden; that he held his free

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court at Bowlas twice yearly, and adjudged cases of bloodshed and hue-and-cry, and had a gallows. He died in 1292. Sara, "Lady of Boulewas", presumably John fitz Hugh's widow, held Bolas in dower, and in 1284 married Brian de Brompton.

Roger fitz John, brother and heir of Hugh, succeeded. He died in 1302, seized of Boulewas, which was worth £5 3s. 9d. per annum. His son John fitz Roger, an infant of three at his father's death, became eighth hereditary Forester of Shropshire. In 1324 he was summoned to the Great Council at Westminster. In 1327 he was assessed 15d. to the Subsidy. An Inquisition was taken in 1349, when it was found that Boulwas was worth 100s. per annum; and that John proposed to settle it on himself and his wife Petronilla, and their heirs. He died without issue about 1370.

The manor of Bolas then passed to Sir John de Eylesford (or Eynesford) and his wife Isabella, who was presumably the sister of John fitz Roger. John de Eynesford died in 1396; Isabella survived him, and married Richard de la Mare, and died in 1421. Richard de la Mare held the manor until his death in 1436. The following year it was sold, by license from the Crown to Sir John Talbot, afterwards second Earl of Shrewsbury.

The manor remained in the possession of the Talbots until 1565, when George, sixth Earl of Shrewsbury, sold it to Thurstan Woodcocke, of Newport, and Thomas Kerdiffe (or Cardiff).

Thurstan Woodcock's moiety passed at his death in 1587 to his son Thomas Woodcock, who died seized of it in 1616, when it came to his son Thomas. This Thomas Woodcock and Elizabeth his wife, and their son Thomas and Mary his wife, in 1632, sold this moiety to Creswell Tayleur. (William Hill, cousin and heir of Humphrey Hill, seems to have had some interest in this moiety in 1601).

Thomas Cardiff's moiety descended to his son Roger Cardiff, who sold it in 1620 to John Tayleur (or Taylor), of Longdon-upon-Tern, who in 1632 settled it upon his son Creswell Tayleur on his marriage with Ann Steventon of Dothill.

The whole manor of Bolas thus became vested in Creswell Tayleur, and it continued in the Tayleur family for nearly 200 years, until the death of Mr. Creswell Tayleur in 1819, when his estates were divided among his four sisters. Rachael Anne, the eldest of these, married on May 2, 1804, the Rev. Edward Scott Dickenson, who in 1836 sold the site of the ancient manor-house and the demesne lands to Messrs. John and Thomas Taylor, the sons of Mr. Richard Taylor of Crudgington. The manor of Bolas is now presumably vested in their descendants. Mr. Thomas Taylor's property passed to his daughter, Mrs. R. Taylor Davies.

In olden times, Isombridge, Old Caynton, Calvington, Orleton, half Sugden, and Meeson were all members of the manor of Bolas. Meeson is now its only township. MEESON was held by a family who took its name from the place. William de Meston occurs in 1245, and the surname Meeson is frequent in the Registers. The township passed with Bolas, through its various changes, to the Tayleurs, who resided at Meeson Hall for several generations. In 1836 the Rev. Edward Scott Dickenson and his wife sold the subordinate manor of Meeson with its manor-house and demesnes to Mr. John Ogle of Longdon-upon-Tern (the only child of the Rev. Richard Ogle, Curate of Preston on the Weald Moors). Meeson contains about 630 acres. Its population in 1841 was 85.

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Seven inhabitants of Bolas Magna were assessed to the Subsidy of 1327: - John fitz Roger 15d.; Richard Calueser' 6d.; Richard fil' Pyck' 6d.; Thomas de Meston 6d.; Roger Bercar 12d.; John Serjant 12d., and Richard Payn 12d. In the Muster Roll of 1538 Humfrey Baughe and John Sockett, billman, were of Bolas.

There was a chapel at Isombridge at least as early as the 13th century, built by some lord of the manor, of which the lords of Bolas were the patrons. It was still standing in 1535, but has long since disappeared.

The patronage of the rectory was vested in the hereditary Foresters of Bolas, who presented the rectors. Thus in 1322 John fitz Roger presented, and again in 1349 and 1353 as Sir John de Boulewas, knight. In 1377 and 1388 Sir John de Eyneford presented, and in 1414 Richard de la Mare and Isabel his wife. In 1454 John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury presented; in 1463 and 1467, Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury; and in 1497, 1503, 1515, 1527, and 1531, George, Earl of Shrewsbury. In 1662 and 1694 Creswell Tayleur presented. Browne Willis states that Mr. Kinaston was patron in 1727. The patronage afterwards passed to the Hills of Hawkestone; Sir Rowland Hill occurs as patron, and Viscount Hill in 1851. In 1877 General Turner was patron, and Miss Miller in 1886.

THE CHURCH.

The Church at Bolas is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. There was a church here at least as early as the 13th century, but, as the Rev. D.H.S. Cranage has pointed out, no part of the mediaeval building remains, except possibly two stones in the arch of the east window. The present church consists of chancel, nave and western tower, with two bells. The chancel is about forty years earlier in date than the nave. It is of stone, and is a mixture of Classic and of debased Gothic style. It was built in 1690, at the cost of Mr. John Tourneor, 32 years rector of Bolas, who died 18 January, 1693-94, as is clear from the Register, which states that he was buried under the Communion Table in "this Chancell which hee unconstrainedly and generously erected on his Sole Charges about 3 years before his Death". The nave was taken down in 1726-27; the Register states, - "The Old Church demolished on ye 10 April, 1727". The new nave and tower are built of brick, with stone quoins and dressings. The cost was £331, which was raised mostly by Briefs. The design was the work of John Willdigg, who is described as "one of the trustees and manager". The new church was opened on 23 June, 1728. There is a gallery at the west end, with some massive oak pews of pre-Reformation date. The squire's pew, below the pulpit, has a row of balusters round the top. The font dates from 1843. There is a brass in the chancel to John Tourneor, 1693; a mural tablet of Thomas Griffiths, 1745; and another to John Ogle, esq., 1840. In the tower are two bells, both quite plain.

The Church Goods Return of 3 Edward VI. gives this information about the bells and plate: - "Bollas, ij bellis of oone accorde and a sackryng bell, oone chaleys of sylver wythe a patten over gyld". In 1553 the Return is as follows: - "Boolas, 4 May, 7 Edward VI., John Penson, curate; Holyfer Becher, Fowke Anderson, Roger Broke, Wyllyam Scoton and John Lyle. Two small bells, a small chalice of silver." In 1740 and 1752 there were at "Bowlas Magna 2 Bells".

The Religious Census of 1676, states that there were at Bowlas Magna, in the Deanery of Newport, 120 conformists, no Papists, and 7 Nonconformists, all "inhabitants above the age of 16". The whole population would then be about 250. The seven Nonconformists were probably those who were attached to Edward Bury, the puritan Rector ejected in 1662.

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INCUMBENTS OF BOLAS.

1306, Nov. 10. Alan de Newton, custos, but his appointment was revoked.
1307, Jan. 17. William de Thene, custos.
1307, Feb. 17. Alan de Neweton, instituted, resigned Aug. 31,
1318.
1315, Nov. 1. John de Norton, presented by Edward II.
1318, Oct. 18. Edmund atte Stone, of Neuton, chaplain, died July 24, 1349.
1322, May 17. John fitz Herbert, of Bascherch, chaplain.
1349, Aug. 17. Thomas de Boulewas, chaplain. Probably the same person as Thomas Tabbe, who died Dec. 19, 1352.
1353, Jan. 23. Benedict de Frodesleye, chaplain.
1366, May 19. Roger Dios, priest, died Oct. 24, 1366.
1366, Nov. 8. Thomas de Neuport, clerk and subdeacon, resigned 1377; was rector of Eyton in 1391, and of Pulverbatch, 1395; he died 1413.
1377, July 16. Thomas de Chetwynd, priest.
13.., Hugh Harpere, exchanged for Bisshopeston, 1388.
1388, Feb. 14. John Pikeryng, late rector of Bisshopeston.
1388, June 6. John, son of William de Beverton (or Bawerton).
1414, Jan. 21. Roger Lovet, chaplain, formerly Vicar of St. Alkmond's, Shrewsbury, resigned 1454.
1454, June 29. John Hykkeson, chaplain, died 1463.
1463, Feb. 20. Henry Key, M.A., resigned 1467.
1467, July 28. Edmund Jannes, resigned 1481.
1481, April 6. Thomas Taylor, chaplain, died 1497.
1497, Aug. 19. John Wilson, priest, resigned 1503.
1503, June 2. Robert Westonne, chaplain, resigned 1515.
1515, Aug. 17. Edward Lye, chaplain, died 1527.
1527, April 8. David Cowper, M.A., died 1531.
1531, Sep. 7. William More, or Moor, named in Valor Eccles., 1534-5.
15.. John Penson, was curate in 1553. (Church Goods Return, 7 Edw. VI.)
15.. Roger Benbowe, parson; was incumbent in 1582; "no degree, no preacher", 1602-3 (Elizabethan Clergy List); buried at Bolas, March 10, 1627-8.

1627-8, Mar. 17. Isaac Martin, son of Rev. Thomas Martin of Forton, co. Stafford ; matriculated at Broadgates Hall, Oxford, March 12, 1618-9, aged 21; presented to Bolas by his father, patron pro hac vice, 1628; in 1650, "he was turned out for refusing the Covenant, and succeeded by one Bury, a taylor". (Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy, Part ii, p. 310). * He presumably died during the Commonwealth, as he was not reinstated in 1662. His father, Thomas Martin, died June 20, 1635, aged 78, and was buried at Forton.

* On page 368, Walker mentions "Martin Sage", ejected from Great Bolas, but this is no doubt an error.

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1650. Edward Bury. Calamy says he was "of Oxford University", but his name is not in Alumni Oxonienses. He was born in Worcestershire, 1616, and educated at Coventry; was chaplain in a private family until appointed to Bolas. On March 7, 1653, he was chosen "publicque Register" of the parish. He signs each year until 1660 as "minister and Register", and in 1661 as Rector. He was "suspected of desiring the King's restoration", and his life was threatened. On March 26, 1662, he subscribed £1 to the Free and Voluntary Present to His Majesty. On the passing of the Act of Uniformity he left Bolas, but built a house in the neighbourhood where he ministered, when permitted. He died at Eaton in Stoke upon Tern parish, May 5, 1700, aged 84, and was buried May 7th at Bolas. His widow Mary Bury was interred 30 January, 1703-4. He was the author of eight small works. (Calamy's Nonconformists' Memoriat, ed. Palmer, III., 140-143).

1662, Oct. 9. John Tourneour, B.A. Was baptized August 13, 1635, and married Mary Twisse of Middle, August 4, 1663. Built the Chancel of the Church at his own cost, circa 1690-1. Died January 18, 1693-4, and buried under the Communion Table 22nd. There is a brass in the chancel to his memory.

1693-4, Jan. 26. John Tourneour, eldest son of the presiding rector, born March 13, 1663-4, and bapt. at Bolas March 25, 1664; matriculated at Hart Hall, Oxford, July 10, 1685, M.A. Rector of Waters Upton 1718-41, also minister of Hadnall; died July 2, 1741, and buried 3rd at Bolas.

1741. Thomas Griffith, buried May 3, 1745.

1745, Sep. 21. Benjamin Wase, or Waste, buried May 19, 1758. Blakeway's MSS. say that one "West held it for Borlase Wingfield, and refused to resign it".

1758. Borlase Wingfield, M.A., bapt. at Shawbury, Aug. 1, 1729, second son of Borlase Wingfield of Preston Brockhurst and Ellen Hill; styled "rector" in 1759, and "curate" in 1762; admitted a burgess of Shrewsbury October 8, 1773; married at Bolas, November 5, 1765, Phillis, relict of Creswell Tayleur of Meeson; died March 4, 1782, aged 53, and buried 8th at Bolas.

1761. Thomas Griffith, named as Rector in the Overseers' Accounts, 1761 to 1771.

1772. Robert Hill, B.A., Pembroke College, Oxford, and B.C.L., All Souls'; fourth son of Sir Rowland Hill, 1st Bart., born May 17, 1746, married August 13, 1772, Mary, daughter and heiress of John Wilbraham of Hough; rector of St. Mary's, Chester, 1772, and vicar of Talk-on-the-Hill, 1803, died January 31, 1831, aged 85.

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1831, July 6. John Hill, M.A., Oriel College, Oxford, second son of Colonel John Hill of Hawkestone, born 11 March, 1802; married December 17, 1833, Charlotte, daughter of the Hon. Thomas Kenyon of Pradoe; sometime curate of Weston-under-Red Castle; resigned, 1877; died June 15, 1891.

1877. Richard Spencer Turner, B.A., Queen's College, Oxford, son of Henry Blois Turner, born at Bombay, 1846; curate of Hodnet, 1872-5, and of Bolas, 1876-7; rector of Huntingfield, Suffolk, 1892.

1886. Joseph Miller, B.D., Univ. of St. Andrew's. Author of Historical and Speculative Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles, Sermons Literary and Scientific, &c. The present rector of Great Bolas.

Amongst the names of the CURATES that occur in the Registers are these:-

1601. Thomas Gryce, "the precher", buried Oct. 13, 1601.
1761-74. Borlase Wingfield.
1774-78. Richard Morgan.
1779-98. Creswell Tayleur, of Pembroke College, Oxford, baptized
2 January, 1754, buried Apr. 14, 1800.
1798, 1802-6. Robert Wilbraham Bromhall Hill.
1799-1804. Rowland Hill.
1807-12. Edward Scott Dickinson.

It remains only to add that the Registers were transcribed by Mr. T.R. Horton, and were collated as they passed through the press with the original Registers by the Rev. W.G.D. Fletcher, and they are now printed with the permission of the Rev. Joseph Miller, the present rector of Bolas. For much of the information contained in this Introduction the writer is indebted to a series of papers contributed by Mr. W.O. Woodall and others, to Notes and Queries, 7th Series, vol. XII., and 8th Series, vol. I., and to information kindly supplied by the present rector, by the Rev. E.R.O. Bridgeman (from Wm. Hardwicke's MSS.), and by several others.

W.G.D. FLETCHER, F.S.A.
OXON VICARAGE,
SHREW SBURY,
November, 1912.

Great Bolas Parish Registers.

VOLUME I.

[The cover, and apparently two leaves at the beginning of the Register, have been cut off.]

1582.

Willm. Broke, Sonne to John Broke was bapt. the 24 daye of September.
Willm. Steventon, the father of Richard Steventon, buried the 22 of October.
Richard Smith alias turner was baptized the 5 daye of November.
John preston was buried the 23 daye of November.
Margarett Bendbow. the dowghter of Roger Bendbow, bapt. 26 of November.
Als Bolas, dowghter to Thomas Bolas, was bapt. the 3 of December.

1583.

John Bochard sonne to John Bochard baptized the 8 of August.
Elizabeth Bochard, dawghter to Willm. Bochard bapt. 25 of September.
Dortie Steventon wife to Richard Steventon 5 daye of November.
Anne Crumpe the mother to Margaret Crump burie 8 daye of November.
John bickerton Sonne to Margaret Crump bapt. 5 daye of februarie.
ffowlke & Thomas meesonne, Sonnes To Thomas meesonne, bap. 3 day of Marche.
Robart bendbow. sonne to Roger bendbow, bapt. the 8 daye of marche.
Thomas broke sonne to Margaret broke was bapt. 26 of Julie.

1584.

Roger Jacks & Margaret Cromp weare maried the 10 of October.
Roland Bentley sonne to Gilbart Bentley bapt. the 19 of Marche.

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1585

John Bolas was buried the 19 daye of Aprill.
Richard fowrde sonne to Richarde fowrde bapt 25 of Aprell.
John Alen Sonne to Richard Alen was buried the 20 of february.
John Edwards & Jone Chester[?] weare maried the 7 of Marche.
Richard bendbow Sonne to Roger bendbow bapt. 22 of Julie.

1586.

Elizabeth Bolas dawghter to Thomas Bolas was baptized 23 of october.
Thomas fowrd sonne to Richard fowrde was bapt. the 28 of october.
Thomas mesonne Sonne to thomas mesonne bapt. the 6 of November.
Doritie fowrde, wyfe to Richard fowrde, was buried 7 of November.
Elizabeth Jarvis wyfe to Raph Jarvis buried 3 daye of Marche.
The old Margaret broke was buried 9 of Marche.
Isabell yeardley wyfe to Thomas yeardley buried the 20 of Marche.

1587.

John Socket the father to John Socket was buried the 21 of Julie.
Eme widdows wyfe to Thomas widdows buried the 10 of August.
Thrustan Woodcocke, sonne to Thomas Woodcock, bapt. 7 of november.
Thomas Alen, sonne to Richard Alen, bapt. the 14 of november.
Oliver turner, father to George turner, was buried 22 of november.
Thomas Alen, sonne to Richard Alen, was buried the 6 of Januarie.

1588.

Thomas barker was buried the frist daye of Januarie.
Anne woodcocke dowghter to Thomas woodcock bap. 20 of Januarie.
Marie broke dowghter to John broke bapt. the 10 of [marche erased] februarie.

This Regestrie in wrythenge must for the uppermust lyne [of erased] unto the of our lord 1588 and then is true.

[At bottom of the first page of the Register.]

1592] Great Bolas. 3

1589.

Thomas bochard sonne to John bochard bapt. the 18 of Aprell.
Marie Bendbow dowghter of Roger bendbow bapt. 23 of Aprell.
Als Barker the wyfe of Thomas barker buried the 29 of Aprell.
Milborowe mesonne dowghter to Thomas mesonne bapt. 24 of August.
Ane broke dowghter to Thomas broke bapt. the 9 daye of November.
Elias Yevans was buried the 14 daye of December.
Jonne Woodcock dowghter to Thomas bapt. the 12 daye Marche.
George tayler sonne to frauncis tayler buried 14 of februarie.

1590.

THOMAS BROKE, FFOWLKE MESONNE, Churchwardens.

Anne Dasonne the dowghter of Richard Dasonne bapt 29 of Maye.
John Broke husbande to Margaret Broke was buried 9 of October.

1591.

RICHARD STEVENTON, ROBART MORE, Churchwardens.

Isabel turner wyfe to George turner, buried the 22 daye of Maye.
John broke the sonne of John broke bapt. the 8 daye of October.
Thomas peat the sonne to John peat hapt. 14 of Januarie.
Fowlke mesonne the father of Thomas Mesonne buried 6 of Sept.
William hill father to John Hill was buried 5 daye of Octobr.
Roger Roden sonne to [blank] Roden bapt. the first of November.
[The last three entries have been erased.]
Thomas peate, sonne to John peate buried 27 daye of Januarie.
Margaret Wilks dowghter to George Wilks bap. 12 of Marche.

1592.

GEORGE SMITH, RICHARD PAROCKE, Churchwardens.

ffowlke mesonne sonne to Thomas Mesonne, was buried [entry erased].
John broke the sonne to John broke, buried the 7 daye of Maye.
Jane adams the dowghter of John Adams, bapt. 2 daye of August.
ffowlke mesonne sonne to Thomas mesonne, buried 6 of September.
William hill, father to John hill, was buried 5 of october.
Roger Roden sonne to John Roden was bapt. 1 of September.

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Margerie Elias, the wyfe Wyllm. Elias, buried 4 of November.
Anne Tailer dowghter to ffrauncis tailer, buried 3 of December.
Margerie bochard wyfe to Thomas bochard, buried 9 of December.
Roger bochard sonne to Thomas Bochard buried 2 of Januarie.
Willm. broke sonne to John broke was buried 4 of Januarie.
Margaret Bolas, dowghter to Willm. Bolas, bap. 28 of Januarie.
Will'm mesonne, sonne to Thomas Mesonne, bapt. 1 daye of februarie.

1593.

RICHARD DASONNE, WILLM. MESONNE, Churchwardens.

Will'm Elias the husband Magerie Elias buried 4 of Aprell.
Elizabeth peate dowghter to John peate bapt. the 12 of Aprell.
ffowlke mesonne, sonne of Thomas mesonne, buried 27 of Aprell.
Als Yeardley wyfe to Thomas Yeardsley buried 23 of Maye.
Magaret broke dowghter to John broke bapt. 24 of July.
Jone Smith, Sister to Oliver Smith was buried the 28 of July.
Gilbart sonne to George, baptized the 9 daye of December.
Jane Bolas, dowghter to Willm. Bolas, was bapt. 24 of Januarie.
Richard Tayler & Maude turner weare maried 5 of februarie.
Fraunces higgins, dowghter to James Higgins, bapt. 20 of februarie.

1594.

JOHN BOCHARD, ROGER HARPER, Churchwardens.

Jone Wenlocke, dowght. to Robart Wenlocke bapt. 10 of Marche.
Richard Chartwright, sonne to John Chartwright bapt. 17 daye of Marche.
Richard Roles & Ane Harrison weare maried the 23 daye of September.
John Bickerton sonne to Yevan Bickerton bapt. 21 of November.
Isabell Tayler dowght. to Richard Tailor bapt. 12 of December.
Thomas Webbe the husband of Jone Webbe buried 10 of Marche.

1595.

WILLM. BOCHARD, ROBART MORE, Churchwardens.

Thomas Parocke, the sonne to Richard Parocke, buried 5 of Aprell.

1597] Great Bolas. 5

Lucie Cooke, the dowghter of Robert Cooke buried the 14 of Aprell.
Thomas Yeardley buried the same daye the 14 of Aprell.
Will'm Poole & Fcs. [? Frances] Yeardley weare maried the 16 of June.
Thomas Annscell & Aime Harper weare maried the 16 of June.
John Roles sonne to Richard Roles was bapt. 19 of December.
Elizabeth Hill; dowghter to John Hill baptized 19 of October.
Ane Webbe dowght. to Roger Webbe bapt. the 5 of November.
Marie Wilks dowghter to George Wilks bapt. 7 of December.

1596.

THOMAS WIDOWS, RICHARD PARROCKE, Churchwardens.

Thomas Bochard sonne to John Bochard bapt: 30 of Maye.
Margaret bolas wyfe to Robart Bolas buried 9 of June.
Marie Alen dowghter to Richard Alen bapt. the 28 of July.
Ane Birche, dowghter to John Birche bapt: the 19 of September.
Fortune Bolas dowghter to Thomas Bolas bapt. 26 of September.
Philipp Woldriche & Ane Cardys weare maried 5 of October.
George Broke sonne to John Broke bapt. 4 of November.
Willm. Edgerton sonne to John Edgerton bapt. 12 of December.
Thomas Bolas sonne to Willm. Bolas bapt. the 19 of December.
Thomas Parocke sonne to Richard Parocke buried 21 of December.
Doritie Snaxton, dowghter to George Snaxton bap. 27 December.
Margerie Broke sister to Thomas broke buried 27 februarie.
Richard Wenlocke sonne to Robard Wenlocke bap. 1 of marche.

1597.

FRAUNCIS TAYLER, FOULKE SOCKET, Churchwardens.

Frauncis Higginson sonne to James Higginson bapt. 3 Aprell.
Thomas Bochard father to John Bochard was buried 4 Aprell.
Margerie Garrat a strainger buried the 8 of Aprell.
Anne Edwards, dowghter to Will'm Edwards, buried 22 Aprell.
Roger Fermer sonne to Will'm Fermer bapt. 23 of October.
John Picheford my man was buried the 9 of November.
Elizabeth Wilks, dowghter to Georg Wilks bap. 4 of September.
Richard Hitchins sonne to Richard Hitchins bap. 18 December.
Elizabeth Greene dowght. to Fowlke Greene bap. 11 Januarie.
Thomas fletcher the husband to Elizabeth fletcher, buri. 13 Januarie.

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Richard Hill, sonne to Willm. Hill, was buried the 12 daye of februarie.
Richard broke husband to Ane broke, buried the 15 of februarie.

1598.

RICHARD STEEVENTON, THOMAS HARPER, Churchwardens.

Jhn Cartwright sonne to John Cartwright buried the 1 of Aprell.
Jane Cartwright dowghter to John Cartwright buried 8 of Aprell.
Margaret Hill wyfe to Willm. Hill was buried the 21 of maye.
Roger Harper father to Thomas Harper was buried the 25 of June.
Doritie Roles dowghter to Richard Roles bapt. the 14 of September.
Will'm Cramer & Jone Watts weare maried the 26 of September.
John Cramer uncle to Willm. Cramer was buried 27 of September.
Ane Cleeton the dowghter of Willm. Cleeton bap. 1 of October.
Als Podmore the dowghter of John Podmore bap. 8 of October.
Willm. Watts brother to Jone Watts buried the 12 of October.
Margaret Hill dowghter to John Hill was bapt. ye 5 daye of november.
John Hodgkis sonne to Willm. Hodgkis was buried 19 of november.
Marie Jacson dowghter to Rondulph Jacson bap. 22 of August.
Thomas Cardyss husband to Isabell Cardyss, was buried 22 of November.
Thomas Steventon & Elizabeth broke weare maried 28 of November.
Margaret Jacks wyfe to Roger Jacks was buried 6 of December.
Will'm Tayler sonne to Richard Tayler of Cherington the ferm' was baptized the 10 daye of December.
Ane Cooke, dowghter to Robt. Cooke, bap. 18 daye of marche.

1599.

THOMAS BROKE, THOMAS MEESONNE, Churchwardens.

1599, Apr. 6. Jone Broke, d. to Richard broke ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Marie Shurlow, d. to Willm. Shurlow ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Walter Turner, s. of Thomas Turner ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Marie Shurlow, d. to Willm. Shurlow ... bur.
" Jan. 2. Marie Tailer, d. to Richard Tayler ... bap.
" Mar. 16. John Hitchins, s. to Richard Hitchins ... bap.

JOHN WYLDE, JOHN MORGAN, Churchwardens.

1601] Great Bolas. 7

1600, Apr. 27. John, s. to Thomas Auncell ... bap.
" Apr. 28. Mary Tayler, d. to Richard Tailer ... bap.
" June 14. Simond, s. to Simond Ashe ... bap.
" June 25. Doritie, d. to John Bratton ... bap.
" July 15. Marie, d. of John Broke ... bur.
" May 27. John, s. of Doritie Hill ... bap.
" July 7. John Hill, the said sonne of Doritie ... bur.

My lords visitacion the xijth of September, 1600.

JOHN WYLDE, JOHN MORGAN, Churchwardens.

" Oct. 2. Doritie, w. of Thomas Widdows ... bur.
" Oct. 7. Richard. s. of Roger & Margarie Jacks ... bap.
" Oct. 28. James, s. of Thomas & Johan Willams ... bap.
" Nov. 9. Margaret, d. of Thomas & Elen Turner ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Richard, s. of Roger & Margarie Jacks ... bur.
" Nov. 20. William Ibb' & Margaret the d. of Thomas & Marie Greene ... mar.
" Dec. 10. Jone Harper, widowe ... bur.
" Dec. 21. John, s. of Will'm & Jane Cramer ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Thomas, s. of Frauncis Basfford & Margerie Rogers ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Walter Robarts, the s. of [blank] ... bap.

WILLIAM CRAMER, EDMOND ASHE, Churchwardens.

1601, May 8. Thomas, s. of Frauncis Basford & Margerie Rogers ... bur.
" June 5. Thomas Vaugzhan ... bur.
" July 26. Edwarde, s. of William & Margerie Geerie ... bap.
" Aug. 14. William, s. of William & Margaret Ibbs ... bap.
" Sep. 6. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Brooke ... bap.
" Sep. 6. Margaret, d. of John & Jane Bolas ... bap.
" Sep. 18. Thomas. s. of Roger & Elizabeth Bendbowe ... bur.
" Oct. 13. Thomas Gryce, the precher ... bur.
" Oct. 16. John, s. of Willm. & Amye Bolas, of Cherington ... bap.
" Nov. 22. John, s. of John & Doritie Podmore ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Doritie, d. of Robart & Jane Cooke ... bap.
" Jan. 24. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Steeventon ... bap.

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1601, Jan. 24. Jone, d. of John & Anne Tayler (Tayler of Podford's daughter) ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Thomas Widdows ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Elizabeth, w. of Simonde Ashe ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Elizabeth, d. of Simon & Elizabeth Ashe ... bap.

RICHARD HITCHENS, FFOWLKE SOCKETT, Churchwardens.

1602, Apr. 15. Margaret Bolas, d. of Anne Bolas ... bur
" May 9. John, s. of John & Jone Hill .
" May 9. Margerie, d. of Mawde Wells, & supposed to be the father, one John Cherrington ... bap.
" May 23. Doritie, d. of Thomas & Margaret a Cherrington, of Cherrington ... bap.
" June 20. John, s. to William Cleeton, was baptized at Yeaton, in Stoake parishe.
" July 25. John, s. of Robart & Margeret Davis ... bap.
" Aug. 8. Robart, s. of Foulke & Margaret Greene ... bap.
" Dec. 19. Elizabeth Fletcher ... bur.
" Feb. 1. Thomas, s. of William & Margaret Ibbe ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Wyllm. s. of Richard & Sara Hitchins ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Richard Brooke ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Roland, s. of John & Doritie Podmore, of Cherington ... bap.
" Mar. 6. Margaret, d. of Richard & Mawde Tayler ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Willm., s. of William & Margerie Geerie ... bap.
" Apr. 8. Will'm, s. of Richard & Sara Hitchins ... bur.
" Mar. 13. Richard, s. of John & Jane Whitfeild ... bap.

RICHARD GENINGS, 1603, THOMAS HARPER, 1603.

1603, May 12. Margaret, w. of Richard Steeventon ... bur.

My Lords vicitacion the the tenthe daye of June.

" July 13. Anne, d. of William & Jane Wiggan ... bur.
" Aug. 12. Elizabeth, d. of Frauncis Bolas & Alle' ... bap.
" Sep. 25. Frauncis Basford & Margerie Rogers ... mar. Podfurde [sic] 1603.
" Nov. 13. Als., d. of John & Anne Tayler ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Willm., s. of Frauncis & Als. Bathow ... bap.

1604] Great Bolas. 9

1603, Dec. 11. Richard, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Steeventon ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Frauncis, s. of Thomas & Ane Awncell ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Elizabeth, d. of John & Elizabeth Tayler ... bap.
" Mar. 16. Fraunces, d. of Peete & Elizabeth Madeley ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Jone. w. of John Cartwright ... bur.
1604, Apr. 5. Ane Bolas, widowe ... bur.
" Apr. 8. Arnie, w. of William Bolas ... bur.
" Apr. 9. John, s. of John & Dorithee Bratten ... bap.

2 year of the kyngs Raigne.
JOHN BOCHARD, THOMAS MEESOON, Churchwardens.
JOHN MORGAN, RICHARD HITCHINS, Overseers of heewayes.

1604, Apr. 17. John, the husband of Margaret Peate ... bur.
" Apr. 22. Edward, s. of Richard & Als. Dowghtie ... bap.
" June 6. Marie Renalds, borne 4th June ... bap.
" June 18. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & [blank] Cherington ... bap.
" July 15. Elizabeth, d. of William & Margaret Cleeton ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Katherne, d. of William & Jone Cramer ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Will'm Bickerton ... bur.
" Sep. 24. Marie, w. of Thomas Greene ... bur.
" Sep. 2. Richard, s. of Thomas & Elen Turner ... bap.
This last name before rehersed was baptized the 2 daye of September.
" Oct. 7. Willm., s. of Richard & Sara Hitchins ... bap.
" Nov. Ir. Willm. Rogers & Margaret Bendbowe ... mar.
" Nov. 14. Thomas Greene ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Elin', d. of John & Jone Hill ... bap.
" Noy. 3o. Margaret, w. of Fowlke Greene ... bur.
" Dec. 16. Willm., s. of Willm. & Marie Jacsonne, borne 9 Dec ... chr.
" Dec. 23. Willm., s. of Willm. Cooke & Doritie Meadings ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Richard, s. of Frauncis & Als Bathow ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Jone, d. of John & Jane Bolas ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Jane, w. of Frauncis Tayler ... bur.

10 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1604

1604. The yeare of our Lord god 1604.

1604, Mar. 22. John Chartwryght & Jone Lanckishyre ... mar.
" Feb. 10. Rowley, s. of Edwarde & Prudens Brooke, born 20 Jan ... chr.
1605, Mar. 26. Sara, d. of Edward & Dowss Whitfeeld ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Margerie, w. of Frauncis Bassford ... bur.

RICHARD DOWGHTIE, JOHN MORGAN, Churchwardens.

" May 12. Thomas, s. of Will'm & Margerie Geerie ... bap.
" July 25. Marie, d. of Richard & Mawde Tayler ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Thomas, s. of John Whytfilde & Jane ... bap.
" Nov. 4. John Cartwright, the husband of Jone ... bur.
" Dec. 3. Rowley, s. of Edward & Prudens Brooke ... bur.
" Jan. 19. Doritie, d. of Randulph & Margaret Jacson ... bap.
" Feb. 28. Als, d. of Doritie Hill & John Gittings ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Homfray, s. of Will'm & Magaret Rogers, borne 10 Febr ... bap.
" Mar. 6. Elizabeth Worall ... bur.
1606, Apr. 20. Rose, w. of Thomas Brooke ... bur.

JOHN BOCHARD, FRAUNCIS BASSFORD, Churchwardens.

My Lord Bysshops visitacion the 31 daye of Julie.

" July 20. Frauncis & Doritie, s. & d. of Thomas & Marie Turner ... bap.
" Sep. 7. Ane, d. of Roger & Susan Cardis ... bap. & borne the last daye of August abowt 3 of the Clocke after midnight e domi'call letter.
" Sep. 27. Fowlke Groome ... bur.
" Oct. 14. Richard Jarvis & Doritie Parocke ... mar.
" Oct. 18. Magaret, d. of Frauncis & Margaret Basford ... bap.

hear the regester of Lich. ends.

" Dec. 31. Margerie, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Steeventon ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Susan, d. of Edward & Prudens Brooke ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Abell, s. of John & Jane Bolas ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Jane, d. of Frauncis & Als Bathow ... bap.

1607] Great Bolas. 11

1606, Mar. 6. Richard, s. of Will'm & Elizabeth Daws ... bap.
" Mar. 12. John, s. of Robart & Elin' Perkings ... bap.

RICHARD TAYLER, FOWLKE SOCKETT, Churchwardens.

1607, Apr. 4. Richard, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Steneton ... bur.
" Apr. 12. Jone, d. of John & Jone Hill ... bap.
" Apr. 16. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Steeventon ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Als, d. of Will'm & Jone Cramer ... bap.
" Apr. 30. Richard Bochard, s. of Margeret Bochard & Richard Cherrington ... bap.
" May 3. Margerie Cramer, weedowe ... bur.
" May 4. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Steventon ... bur.
" May 10. Richard, s. of Richard & Mawde Tayler ... bap.
" May 19. Jone, w. of Will'm Cramer ... bur.

Delivered up the register as before mensioned in the yeare of our lord god 1607 to the 19 daye of Maye of Weddings, burialls, & Christnings.

1607, July 5. Thomas, s. of Richard & Sara Hitchins ... bap.
" Aug. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Doritie Jacson ... bap.
" Aug. 16. The said Elizabeth Jacson ... bur.
" Aug. 20. Jane, d. of Will'm Bochard ... bur.
" Sep. 13. John, s. of Richard & Doritie Jarvis ... bap.
" Sep. 21. Thomas, s. of Roger & Susan Cardyss ... bap.
and buried the 9 daye of the same moneth a bout ix of ye clock in ye forenoone.
" Nov. 5. Will'm, s. of John & Jane Jonsonne ... bap.
" Dec. 20. Thomas, s. of Richard & Sara Hitchins ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Jone, w. of John Morgan ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Andrew, s. of Andrew & Elizbeth Spendlove ... bap.
" Jan. 30. John Sockett ... bur.
" Feb. 3. John Poynton & Jane Bickerton ... mar.
" Mar. 5. Katherne, d. of Willm. Cramer ... bur.
" Mar. 25. Doritie, d. of Jhon & Jane Whitfeeld ... bap.

THOMAS JACKSONNE, THOMAS HARPER, Churchwardens, 1608.

"

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1608, Apr. 3. John, s. of Laweraunce & Tomasonne Browne ... bap.
" July 14. Thomas Bolas the elder, & Thomas his sonne ... bur.
" July 19. George Bolas, the sone of Thomas & Jane ... bur.
" July 26. Fortune Bolas, the sonne of Thomas & Janne ... bur.
" Aug. 7. Elizabeth, d. of Frauncis & Margaret Basford ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Elner., d. of Frauncis & Elizabeth Garmeson, was borne the 16 daye of August in the after noone a bout 4 a clock, & bap. the 20 daye of August.
" Aug. 20. Magaret, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Reinolds was borne the 13 daye of August betwne 4 & 5 of the clock in the after noone b. beinge the domi'call, & bap. the 20 of August.
" Oct. 28. Doritie, d. of Robart & Jone Bendbow, borne the 26 of October, & bap. the 28 daye of the same.
" Nov. 30. Walter, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Woodkocke ... bur.
" Jan. 30. Elizabeth, d. of John & Katherne Morgan ... b.
" Feb. 2. Will'm, s. of Will'm & Elizabeth Davis ... b.
" Feb. 13. Roger, s. of Roger & Susan Cardys ... bap.
& borne ye seventh daye of the same under the Signe Leo.

WILLM. CRAMER, THOMAS MESON, Churchwardens.
RICHARD HITCHINS, Survear.

1609, Apr. 18. Elizabeth, d. of Edwarde & Prudens Brooke ... bap.
" May 1. Willm. Peate, the Sonne of Aas Peat, supposed to be the sonne of Lewes Owen ... bap.
" July 18. Jane, d. of Will'm & Margerie Geerie ... bap.
" July 25. Anne, d. of Thomas & Als Churche ... bap.
" Sep. 17. Anne, d. of John & Jone Turner ... bap.
" Dec. 3. Marie, d. of Willm. & Als Cramer ... bap.

1611] Great Bolas. 13

1609, Jan. 28. Margaret, d. of Thomas & Johan Harper ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Thomas, s. of Reanolde & Marie Menlove ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Marie, d. of Margaret & Richard Mathews ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Richard, s. of Ale Bentley & Katheren Bentley ... bap.

JOHN STEVENSEN & JOHN MORGAN, Churchwardens.

" Apr. 8. Will'm, s. of John & Jane Whytfeeld ... bap.
" May 13. Doritie, d. of Richard & Doritie Jarvis ... bap.

1610 JOHN STEVENSON, JOHN MORGAN, Churchwardens.
THOMAS JACKSON, Surveyor of heewayes, THOMAS MEESON.

1610, May 28. Doritie, d. of Robart & Jone Bendbowe ... bur.
" June 11. Francis Doughtie & Marie Bendbowe ... mar.
" July 15. Homfray Smithe & Jane Powell ... mar.
" Sep. 2. Jane, d. of Will'm & [blank] Cleeton ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Jane, d. of Fraunces Bolas, supposed to be the d. of Will'm Jacks ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Marie, d. of Frauncis & Margaret Basford ... bap.
" Mar. 2. Jane, d. of Robart & Elizabeth Devis ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Richard, s. of Henrie & Jone Heathe ... bap.

JOHN BRATTON, MICHAELL WALKER, Churchwardens.

1611, Apr. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Frauncis Bolas ... bur.
" June 9. Rondulph Greatpatche ... bur.
" Aug. 10. Anne Meesonne,, weedowe ... bur.
" Aug. 25. Thomas Meesonne, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Marie, d. of John & Catharine Morgan ... bap.
" Oct. 13. Peragreene, d. of Edward & Pruiens Brooke ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Judith, d. of John & Jone Turner ... bap.
" Dec. 12. John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Renoldes, borne the 8 daye ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Roger, s. of Will'm & Isabell Davis ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Rondulph, s. of Richard & Katherne Jackson ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Robart Brooke ... bur.

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1612, Apr. 5. Richard Steneton ... bur.

THOMAS BROOKE, FOWLKE SOCKET, Churchwardens.

" May 16. William Cramer ... bur.
" May 17. Margaret, d. of Thomas & Eliza Woodcocke ... bap.
" May 24. Jane, d. of Roger & Susans Cardys ... bap.
" June 7. Jane, d. of Richard & Mawde Tayler ... bap.
" June 20. Frauncs Tayler ... bur.
" Aug. 2. Jone, w. of Thomas Harper als. Henson ... bur.
" Aug. 4. John Bocherd, the elder ... bur.

THOMAS BROOKE, FOWLKE SOCKET, Churchwardens

" Sep. 27. Jeorge, s. of Richard & Sara Hitchinges ... b.
" Sep. 30. Margeret, d. of Elizabeth Gale, supposed to be the d. of Willm. Bolas ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Jane. d. of Roger & Margaret Cadman ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Raph Jarvis ... bur.
" Dec. 10. Foulke Socket ... bur.
" Jan. 1. Will'm Bochard ... bur.
" Feb. 4. Roland, s. of Frauncis & Marie Doughtie ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Frauncis, s. of John & Jane Rowley ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Thomas, s. of Thomas als. Churche ... bap.
1613, May 2. Thomas, s. of Frauncis & Ane Renolds ... bap.

RICHARD HITCHINS, THOMAS HARPER, Churchwardens.

" Sep. 5. Frauncs, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Woodcock ... bap.
" Sep. 5. Will'm, s. of Renolde & Als Bryan ... bap.
" Sep. 10. Thomas Brooke ... bur.
" Oct. 24. [blank], d. of Allen & Catherine [?] Bentley ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Willm., s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Meeson ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Marie. d. of John & Johan Turner ... bap.

RICHARD DOWGHTIE, THOMAS MESONNE, Churchwardens.

1614, Nov. 3. Margaret, d. of Henrie Heath & Jone ... bap.
" Apr. 26. Richard, s. of Richard & Doritie Jarvis ... bap.
" May 3. Frauncs, s. of Willm. & Isabell Davis ... bap.

1618] Great Bolas. 15

1614, May 15. Rondulph Ikin & Jane Broke ... mar.
" Sep. 26. Isabell Cardys ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Will'm, s. of John & Dolritie Addington ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Margaret, d. of Henrie & Jone Heath ... bap.

RENOLDE BRYAN, ALLEN BENTLEY, Churchwardens.

1615, May 11. Richard, s. of Richard & Marie Yevan ... bap.
" May 19. Yevan Bekarton ... bur.
" Nov. 19. Doritie, d. of Frauncis & Ane Renalls ... bap.
" Jan. 1. Edmond, s. of Roger & Suzan Cardiss, borne the 30 Dec ... chr.
" Jan. 5. William Greene ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Will'm, s. of Thomas & Ales Church ... bap.

JOHN BOCHERD THE ELDER, FRAUNCIS BASFORD, Churchwardens.

1616, Apr. 4. John, s. of Thomas & Als. Bochard ... bap.
" Apr. 10. Jone. d. of John & Marie Bochard ... bap.
" Apr. 1. John, s. of James & Jane Hodgekis ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Michaell Walker ... bur.
" Mar. 20. Fraunces, d. of Richard Jarvis ... bap.

RICHARD JARVIS, RICHARD YEVANS, Churchwardens.

1617, Apr. 13. Jone, d. of Henrie & Jone Heath ... bap.
" May 19. Richard, the sonne supposed of Raph Raghbone & Marie Wilks ... bap.

Memorandum that thes are Deliver upp for this eare before spesified.

" June 16. Thomas Weston & Doritie Brooke ... mar.
" July 13. Ane, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Meeson ... b.
" July 25. Willm., s. of John & Marie Bochard ... b.
" Oct. 12. Marie, d. of Thomas & Als. Bochard ... b.
" Feb. 3. Als. Bochard, weedow, deseaced [?] & ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Magaret Hodgkis ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Jone, d. of Frauncs & Jone Parocke ... b.

RICHARD JARVIS, RICHARD VEVANS, Sy de Men.
THOMAS STEENTON, JOHN MORGAN, Church Wardens.

1618, Apr. 12. Elizabeth, d. of James & Janne Hodgkis ... b.
" Apr. 12. Janne, d. of Willm. & Isabell Davis ... b.
" Apr. 16. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Jane Ibbe ... b.
" Aug. 16. Willm. Hughe, s. of Willm. & Frauncs ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Als, d. of John & Marie Bochard ... bap.

16 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1619

1619. THOMAS STEENTON, JOHN MORGAN, Syde men.
JOHN PAROCKE, ROBART WALKER, The Churchwardens.

1619, Apr. 17. Frauncis Renolds, s. of Frauncis & Ane ... bap.
And buried the 18th daye of the same moneth.
" May 22. Doritie, w. of Thomas Jackson ... bur.
" June 6. Richard, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Meesonne ... bap.
" June 20. Jone, d. of Frauncis & Jone Basford ... b.
" June 28. John Owen was buried the xxviij daye of June,
He leased his land to his youngest chylde, thesse beinge witnesses, Richard Hitchins, Thomas Dawes, withe others.
" July 4. Rose, w. of Thomas Walford ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Thomas Bochard, the miller ... bur.

JOHN BOCHARD THE YOUNGER, RICHARD HODGKIS, Ch.-wardens.
ROBERT WALKER, JOHN PAROCKE, Sydesmen.
[RICHARD JERVIS, RICHARD YEAVENS, Ch. W. is also written.]

1620, June 4. Thomas, s. of George Felton ... bur.
" June 5. John Jacksone & Sislie Bochard ... mar.
Ye Regest. booke for Bolas.
" July 13. Anne Brooke ... bur.
" July 17. Yeavon Jones & Jane Jones ... mar.
" Aug. 14. Als a Bolas, w. of Willm. a Bolas ... bur.
" Aug. 13. Willm. Morgan & Elner Bedow ... mar.
" Aug. 27. John, s. of Frauncs & Ann Renolds ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Richard, s. of Robart & Margaret Walker ... bap
" Jan. 14. Marie, d. of Thomas Ibbe ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Michaell, s. of Rich. Deos & Anne[?] ... bap.
[In the margin opposite last entry ..] Richard the father.

RICHARD TAYLER & THOMAS HARPER, Churchwardens.

1621, June 26. Richard, s. of Thomas & Ales Bochard ... bap.
" June 10. Thomas Meeson ... bur.
" Aug. 30. Jone, d. of John & Marie Bochard ... bap.
" Sep. 1. John Brooke, the husband of Jone ... bur.
" Sep. 17. Thomas, s. of Edward & Elsabeth Masoone ... bap.

1623] Great Bolas. 17

1621, Nov. 4. Will'm, s. of Renolde & Als. Bryan ... bur.
" [blank]. Thomas, s. of Robert Walker ... bur.
" Jan. 8. Als Yeavans other wayes Gloyer [?] ... bur.

THOMAS JACKSONNE, THOMAS MEESONNE, Churchwardens.

1622, May 3. William Lewas & Elnar Griffies ... mar.
" June 9. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Meeson ... bap.
" Aug. 18. Margaret. d. of Willm. Lewes & Elen ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Marie, d. of Houmffre & Margaret Maynus ... bap.
" Oct. 6. Ane, d. of John & Sislie Jackson ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Sara, d. of Thomas & Margarie Bolas ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Jane, d. of Richard Evans & Mary ... bap
& was buried the 23 of february following.
" Nov. T0. Elizabeth, d. of Gilbert Wilkes ... bap.
" Nov. 25. Richard, s. of Edward Mason & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Thomas Trowe[?], of Eaton in p. Stoke, & Elizabeth Cherrington, of Cherrington ... mar.
" Dec. 18. Elizabeth, w. of Edward Meeson ... bur.
" Dec. 23. Thomas Harper, of Meeson ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Richard, s. of Francis Parrock ... bap.
" Jan. 8. William Wiggin, an old man ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Sara, d. of Thomas Jacson & Dorothie ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Joane, d. of William & Elizabeth Robinson ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Hugh [William erased] Shingler, of Prece, & Anne Bate, of Hodnett ... wed.

Incipit novus annus [in the imargin].

1623, Apr. 6. Jane, d. of Morris [Thomas erased] Blunt ... bap.
and buried the 12th of the same moneth, 1623.

JOHN JAXSON, JOHN MORGAN, Churchwardens.

" Mar. 30. Thomas, s. of Ellen Harrower ... bap.
" May 25. Mary, d. of James Hotchkis & Jane [Elizabeth erased] ... bap.

18 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1623

1623, June 25. Elizabeth, d. of John Roden & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 25. Thomas Hotchkis ... bur.
" July 6. Henry Evans ... bur.
" July 15. Mary, d. of James Hotchkis ... bur.
" Aug. 17. Richard, s. of William Lewis & Eleanor ... bap.
" Aug. 29. Richard, s. of Francis Parrock ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Katherne Stringer ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Ales, d. of Reignold Menlove & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Mary, d. of Phillip Treaver ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Samuell Dod, a yong childe ... bur.
" Jan. 9. David Evans, an old man ... bur.
" Jan. 22. Francis, s. of Thomas Butchard & Alice ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Roger Parrock & Joane Ansell ... mar.
" Mar. 7. Mary, d. of Humphrey Manus Margaret ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Margaret. d. of Margret Bolas ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Alice Foster, an old woman ... bur.

JOHN STEVENSON, ROBERT WALKER, Churchwardens.

1624, May 1. Thomas Turner, of Eaton ... bur.
" May 26. Alice Bickerton, an old woman ... bur.
" June 2. Thomas, s. of Zachary Benbowe & Jone ... bap.
" June 16. Sara, d. of Richard Onslowe & Jane Felton ... bap.
" June 17. Anne, d. of Martin Morrice & Anne ... bap.
" June 25. Richard Evans, of Meeson heath ... bur.
" Oct. 10. Mary, d. of Francis Reynolds & Anne ... bap.
" Oct. 20. John Hill, of Meeson, an (Ade man ... bur.
" Nov. 21. James, s. of John & Anne Parrocke, of Eaton ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Thomas, s. of Roger & Joane Parrocke, of Meeson ... bap.
" Jan. 9. Joane, d. of Richard & Mary Evans ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Thomas, s. of Harry & Joane Heath ... bap.
" Feb. 27. Martha, d. of Gilbert Wilks, of Podford, & Ellin ... bap.
" Feb. 27. Jone, w. of John Phillips. of Meeson heath ... bur.

1626] Great Bolas. 19

1624, Mar. 6. Rebecca, d. of Thomas & Dorothy Jacson ... bap.
" Mar. 6. John, a base child, borne at Richard Jarvis house ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Thomas Wauford, an old man ... bur.
" Mar. 18. John, s. of John Rodon & Elizabeth ... bap.

RICHARD HITCHIN, MICHAELL WALKER, Church wardens, 1625.

1625, Mar. 27. Rondle Eykin. of Meeson ... bur.
" May 15. John, s. of Thomas & Amye Snacston ... bap.
" June 10. Thomas, s. of John Bochard ... bur.
" June 26. Dorothy, d. of John & Anne Bickerton ... bap.
" July 4. William Lowe, of Meeson heath ... bur.
" Aug. 21. Margaret, d. of Richard Slooe & Ellin ... bap.
" Sep. 6. Richard Hodgkis ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Margret, d. of Thomas & Catherine Stringer ... bap.
" Sep. 29. David Beavon. of p. Stoake, & Jane Ikin, of this p ... wed.
" Oct. 11. Amye, d. of William & Ellen Lewis ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Mary, d. of Robert & Margret Walker ... bap.
" Dec. 17. William, s. of Jeffrey & Margret Dawes, of Cherrington ... bap.
" Jan. 3. William, s. of William & Elizabeth Robinson ... bap.
" Jan. 15. William, s. of Thomas & Alice Galloway, of Cherrington ... bap.
" Jan. 14. Elizabeth Ash, of Meeson ... bur.
" Jan. 22. Robert, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Meeson ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Mary, d. of John & Anne Parrock, of Eaton ... bap.
" Mar. 12. William, s. of John Smith & Frances ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Alice, d. of Dayid Jones & Alice ... bap.

THOMAS STEENTON, ROGER PARROCKE, Churchwardens, 1626.

1626, June 12. Richard Doughty ... bur.
" June 24. Thomas Heath, s. of Henry Heath & Jane ... bur.
" July 3. Ellin Wiggon, widdow ... bur.
" July 10. Francis Reynolds ... bur.

20 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1626

1626, July 14. John Poole & Margret Bolas wed.
" July 25. John Sheffeild & Jane Hughes wed.
" July 25. Richard Hichen ... bur.
" Aug. 2. Francis, w. of Thomas Steenton ... bur.
" Sep. 19. Joane Brooke ... bur.
" Nov. 6. Joane Hill. widdow ... bur.
" Oct. 1. Dorothy Sheaperd, d. of William Sheapheard ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Elizabeth, d. of Preston Walker & Joane ... bap.
And buried the 17th.
" Dec. 3. Anne, d. of Roger Parrocke & Joane ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Edward, s. of Humphrey Manners ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Elizabeth, w. of Roger Bendbowe ... bur.
" Mar. 12. John Jacksonne ... bur.

WILLIAM BUCHERD, THOMAS MEESON, Churchwardens, 1627.

1627, Apr. 15. William. s. of John and [a piece cut out here].
" [-]. Anne, d. of Roger Mason ... bap.

The Hear [?] Zacharias Beinbow beinbow [scribbled on bottom of the page].

[On the next page is written:] Snaxton.
momentanium est quo delectat Eternum quod Cruciat.

1627, May 20. John, s. of John & Ciceley Jaxson ... bap.
" Aug. 19. George, s. of Gilbert & Ellen Wilks ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Joan, w. of John Gold ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Katharine. d. of William Lewice ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Sara, d. of Martin Morice ... bap.
" Jan. 24. Margaret. w. of John Betonson ... bur.
" Feb. 25. Martha, d. of Thomas Jaxson ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Roger Benbowe, Parson, buried the xth of March, & Isaac Martin succeedeth the 23th day followinge, 1627.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom: 1628.
JOHN PAROCKE, JOHN MORGAN, Churchwardens.

M.- A true Terrier was put into ye Bishops Registrie at Lychfeild, Anno Dom: 1635. I.M.

1628, May 1. Thomas, s. of William Robinson ... bap.

1629] Great Bolas. 21

1628, May 18. George, s. of Thomas Snaxton ... bap.
" Aug. 31. John, s. of Randall Leighton ... bap.
" Nov. 23. Margaret, d. of Roger Parocke ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Anne Hodgkis, single woman ... bur.
" Feb. 2. A Child of William Bolas that was still borne, was ... bur.
" Mar. 6. A Poore man called deaf Richard, of ye Lodge ... bur.
" Mar. 12. Mary, d. of John Smith ... bap.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom: 1629.
JOHN BUTCHER, JUNIOR, ROBERT WALKER, Churchwardens.

1629, May 3. Anne, d. of James Hodgkis ... bap.
" May 5. Thomas Meeson, the yonger, of this p., & Mary Reighnolds, of p. Forton ... mar.
" June 7. John Aldrich, s. of John Alrich ... bap.
" June 12. [blank], the w. of John Parens ... bur.
" June 14. Ellen, d. of Richard Wilkes, of Cold Hatton ... bap.
" June 15. Dorothy Harvy, a poore woman of the p. of Wellington, dyinge at little Bolas ... bur.
" July 27. Richard Smith, labourer ... bur.
" Aug. 9. Richard, s. of John Rodon, of little Bolas ... bap.
" Aug. 9. Mary, d. of Thomas Butcherd ... bur.
" Sep. 6. Katharine, w. of John Morgan ... bur.
" Sep. 22. Dorothy, the w. of John Bratton ... bur.
" Oct. 11. Alice, d. of John Bickerton ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Margret, d. of a poore woman wch. came to towne by chance, was ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Michaell, s. of Robert Walker ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Joan, w. of Francis Parocke ... bur.
" Jan. 28. John, s. of John Hitchins ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Andrewe Steenton, of p. Drayton & Margaret Jaxson, of little Bolas in p. Hodnet, were married by licence from Mr. Chancellour.
" Feb. 14. Thomas, base s. of one Thomas Bagot, begotton on the body of Margaret Besford ... bap.

22 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1629

1629, Mar. 12. Amy, d. of Richard Roles ... bap.
" Mar. 25. Robert, s. of John Parocke, of Eaton ... bap.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1630.
RANDULPH LEIGHTON, MICHAELL WALKER, Churchwardens.

1630, Apr. 11. Robert, s. of Thomas Stringer ... bap.
" Apr. 16. The said Robert Stringer was ... bur.
" Apr. 24. Jane, d. of Gilbert Wilks, of Podford ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Elizabeth Yeavans & Mary Yeavans, daus. of Richard Yeavans ... bap.
" Apr. 25. William, s. of John Hinstocke, of Eaton ... bap.
" May 19. Thomas, s. of Thomas Bagot & Margaret Besford ... bur.
" June 24. A little infant. ye child of John Bolas ... bur.
" July 18. The d. of a poore that died at little Bolas, was ... bur.
" Aug. 15. John Roland & Mary Huxley, both of p. Chetwyn, were married by licence from Mr. Chancelour.
" Sep. 19. Mary, d. of William Cleeton, of Eaton ... bap.
" Oct. 1. William Meeson, singleman ... bur.
" Oct. 3. Randall, s. of Randall Leighton ... bap.
" Nov. 18. The Widow Meeson ... bur.
" Nov. 4. Thomas Hopton & Margery Phillips, widowe, both of p. St. Alkmonds in Shrewsbury, were married by licence from Mr. Chancellour.
" Nov. 24. John, s. of Roger Parocke ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Mary, d. of Thomas Meeson, the elder ... bap.
" Dec. 25. The Widowe Rits was ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Richard Yeavans ... bur.
" Mar. 4. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Dimmocke & Mary, d. of Richard Wilks, of Cold Hatton ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Alice, d. of Richard Whitfield ... bap.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1631.
THOMAS JAXSON, ROGER PAROCKE, Church wardens.

" May 6. Ann, d. of Alice Church, widowe ... bur.
" June 12. Thomas, s. of Nicholas Walker, & Mary, d. of Thomas Ibbe, of Eaton ... bap.

1631] Great Bolas. 23

There was a true & perfect TERRIER put into Lichfield regestrie June [illegible] 1638, containing all the Glebe
belonginge to this Parsonage. Ita testor ISAACUS MARTIN, Rector.

I was inducted into the parish-church of Bolas the 23th of March by Mr. WIDDOWES, Parson of Longford, Anno Dom. 1627.
And these are Witnesses, EDWARD MIDDLETON, THOMAS MEES ON, Churchwarden.
ISAAC MARTINI.
MICHAEL WALKER, ROBT. WITCHERLEY, FRANCIS BESFORD, JOHN PARENS.

I read the articles of Religion in my Parish-church at Morninge prayer the 25th day of March followinge & gave
free assent unto them, these persons,underwritten givinge testimony of it:
WILLIAM ANGROME, WILLIAM MEESON,
EDWARD SANDDERSON [?], JOHN BEETONSON,
JOHN WYLLD, ROBERT WALKER.

My Tenths is 14s. xjd q. of wch. is still paid at Xpmas.
The Bp's procurations when he visits is 3s., the acquittance 4d., Exhibit 1s. 8d.
Gent. Apparitor 12d. Gent. Usher 12d.
My whole subsidy is 24s., the half wherof viz. 12s. is paid at a day. I pay to ye Archdeacon 4s. at AEster Visitation,
& 6s. 8d. at Michaelmas.

[In the margin:] Anno aetatis meae 31, baptizatus [natus erased]
enim fui 5o die Junij Anno Dom. 1597.

The Rate of this Parsonage in ye Kings Books is 7li. 15s. 4d.
I.M.

1631, July 3. Mary, d. of Thomas Stringer ... bap.
" July 21. An Infant child, the d. of Richard Walker ... bur.
" July 31. Mary, d. of Thomas Jaxson ... bap.
" Aug. 7. Dorothy, d. of Thomas Jaxson ... bur.
[The last four entries have been scratched out.
" Aug. 14. Dorothy, d. of William Bolas ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Thomas, s. of Thomas Meeson, the yonger ... bap.
" Sep. 14. The Widowe Doughty was ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Isabell, d. of Francis Parocke ... bur.

24 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1631

1631, Jan. 6. Margaret, d. of George Harrison ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Roger, s. of Roger Darbishire, of Cold Hatton ... bap.
" Mar. 18. John, s. of John Hinstocke, of Eaton ... bap.
" Mar. 25. John Morgan, householder ... bur.
" Apr. 2. Humphrey, s. of William Bennet ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Mary, d. of Thomas Turner, of Cherington ... bap.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector. Anno Dom. 1632.
FRANCIS TAILOR, THOMAS MEESON, Churchwardens.

1632, Apr. 6. Dorothy, w. of Richard Gervise ... bur.
" Apr. 26. Thomas Steventon. householder ... bur.
" May 1. William Cartwright & Elizabeth Brooke, both of this p ... mar.
" May 13. Margaret, d. of John Bolas ... bap.
" May 21. Dorothy, d. of Francis Tailor ... bap.
" June 22. Thomas Sobey was bap. at Wem.
" June 26. John, s. of William Lewice ... bap.
" July 4. Cartwright, w. of Richard Whitfield ... bur.
" Aug. 12. Francis, s. of John Parocke, of Eaton ... bap.
" Aug. 15. The childe of a poore woman ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Edwarde Williams & Dorothy Whitfielde ... mar.
" Oct. 1. Richarde Hadderton & Mary Morgan ... mar.
" Oct. 7. Robert, s. of John Bickerton ... bap.
" Oct. 11. George Cawkin & Margery Steventon ... mar.
" Oct. 22. Thomas, s. of Francis Ansell, of Eaton ... bap.
" Dec. 2. John & Elenor Bolas, the children of Robert Bolas, of little Bolas ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Richard, s. of Gilbert Wilks, of Podford ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Rachell, d. of William Massey ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Richard, s. of Richard Walker ... bap.
" Jan. 25. A yonge infant, the son of William Badda, of Wook-hurst ... bur.
" Jan. 29. John Bromley & Anne Wall ... mar.
" Mar. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Randall Leighton, & Richard, s. of Hugh Walker ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Roland, s. of George Cawkin ... bap.

1634] Great Bolas. 25.

1632, Apr. 14. Edward, s. of Edward Williams ... bap.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector.
RICHARD GERVIS & RICHARD WALKER, Churchwardens.

1633, Apr. 14. William, s. of Nicholas Walker ... bap.
" Apr. 22. Roland, s. of George Cawkin ... bur.
" Apr. 28. Richard, s. of Roger Parocke, & Richard, s. of John Bolas ... bap.
" May 1. Gilbert, s. of William Cartwright ... bap.
" July 13. The Widowe Hitchins ... bur.
" Sep. 2. The Widowe Walker ... bur.
" Sep. 9. Francis Besford, housholder ... bur.
" Dec. 22. John Bratton, householder ... bur.
" Dec. 26. A little Infant, the daughter of Mr. Cresswell Tailor ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Thomas, s. of John Bickerton ... bur.
" Jan. 19. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Meeson, Jun: ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Dorothy, d. of John Gervise ... bap.
" Feb. 18. The said Dorothy was ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Thomas Hopton, gent ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Jane, d. of John Hinstocke, of Eaton ... bap.
1634, Mar. 28. Thurstan, s. of Thomas Woodcocke, gent ... bur.

ISAAC MARTIN, Parson.
THOMAS BUTCHERD, ROBERT WALKER, Churchwardens.

" Apr. 17. Anne, d. of Richard Byshop, of Eaton ... bap.
" May 18. Dorothy, d. of Robert Hughes ... bap.
" May 18. Katherine. d. of William Massey ... bap.
" June 18. The said Katharine was ... bur.
" June 22. Elizabeth, d. of William Robinson ... bap.
" June 23. Francis, s. of Francis Parocke ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Robert Kilvert & Mary Caiman ... mar.
" Dec. 14. Anne, d. of Andrewe Steventon, of little Bolas ... bap.
" Jan. 14. The wife of George Mineon, of little Bolas ... bur.
" Jan. 25. Elizabeth Galloway, of ye Wood-Mill ... bur.
" Jan. 27. Mary, d. of Richard Wright ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Elizabeth Solev was bap. at Forton
[entry erased].
" Feb. 22. Margaret, d. of Francis Taylor ... bap

26 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1634

1634, Mar. 13. Richard Besford,, singleman ... bur.
" Mar. 15. William, s. of William Cartwright ... bap.
John, the son of John [erased].

RICHARD DIAS, MICHAELL WALKER, Churchwardens.

1635, Mar. 30. John, s. of John Bennet ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Randulph, s. of Randulph Leighton ... bur.
" May 16. William Bolas ... bur.
" May 20. Oliver, s. of Thomas Woodcocke, gent ... bur.
Thomas Martin, Clerke, Parson of Forton, died the l0th day of
June in the morninge about 5 of the clocke, & was interred in
that chapeell about one of the clocke at night, Anno mtatis
sum 78o aut circiter.
" June 21. Richard, s. of John Gervis ... bap.
" July 5. Susan, d. of Thomas Stringer ... bap.
" July 24. John Wilde, my Clarke ... bur.
" Sep. 6. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Walker ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Richard, s. of John Gervis ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Mary, d. of Richard Byshop, of Eaton ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Roger, s. of Roger Parocke ... bap
" Nov. 17. The said Roger was ... bur.
" Dec. 29. John Parans ... bur.
" Jan. 7. Alice, d. of Richard Whitfield ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Mary, d. of Thomas Jaxson ... bur.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1636.
GEORGE HARRISON, ROGER PAROCKE, Church Wardens.

1636, May 14. Dorothy, d. of Nicholas Walker ... bap.
" June 19. Elizabeth, d. of Robert Walker ... bap.
" June 30. Anne, d. of Hugh Walker ...bap.
" Aug. 28. Mary, d. of Adam Barker ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Richard, s. of John Hitchins ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Mary, d. of Thomas Meeson ... bur.
" Feb. 20. John Shropshire & Joan Walker ... mar.
" Mar. 5. William Gerv, singleman ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Anne, d. of Gilbert Wilks, of Podford ... bap.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, 1637.
JOHN HITCHINS, THO: MEESON, Church Wardens.

1637, Mar. 26. Elizabeth, d. of William Cartwright ... bap.
" Apr. 10. A poore Childe was ... bur.

1638] Great Bolas. 27

1637, Apr. 30. Roger Cadman, housholder ... bur.
" May 1. John Bratton & Alice Martin, both of Edgmond p ... mar
" May 29. Elizabeth, d. of Henry Soley, clerke, was baptized at Foilon.
" May 29. Thomas, s. of John Johnson ... bap.
" May 21. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Meeson, jun: ... bap.
" June 9. William, s. of Roger Parocke ... bap.
" June 26. George, s. of John Hinstock, of Eaton bap
" July 2. John, s. of John Gervis ... bap.
" July 9. Mary, d. of William Robinson ... bap.
" July 13. Thomas Gery & Francis Gervis ... mar.
" Nov. 4. John Butcherd, sen., housholder ... bur,
" Nov. 5. Roger, s. of Roger Church ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Thomas Whitfield & Margaret Birch ... mar
" Nov. 24. Ann, the bastard child of Peregrine Brooke & Dorothy Turner ... bap.
" Dec. 2. George Ikin & Elizabeth Doughtie ... mar.
" Dec. 31. Dorothy, d. of Griffith & Margaret Cadman ... bap
" Jan. 22. William, s. of William Davies ... bur.
" Mar. r. William Hough ... bur.
" Mar. 15. Ann, the bastard childe of Peregrine Brooke & Dorothy Turner ... bur.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom: 1638.
WILLIAM BUTCHARD, RICHARD WALKER, Church Wardens

Noe stranger must preach without shewinge his licence from my Lord grace
f Canterbury, or under the hand & seale of the Bp. of this dioces.

1638, Apr. 9. Jane Butcherd, widowe, sister to the widowe Cadman ... bur.
" June 26. Elizabeth, w. to Thomas Meeson, sen ... bur.
" Aug. 1. John Roston, of p. Hinstocke, & Alice Bolas, widowe ... mar.
" Aug. 8. Richard Taillour, housholder ... bur.
" Sep. 26. Mary Evans, widow ... bur.
" Nov. 11. John, s. of Richard Whitfield ... bap
" Nov. 12. Thomas Jaxson, of p. Chetwin, Margaret Tailor, of this p ... mar.

28 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1638

1638, Dec. 4. Elizabeth, WI. of William Davies ... bur.
" Jan. 20. John, s. of Tobie Brown, of Eaton ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Margaret, d. of Henrie Heath ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Ann, w. of Roger Church ... bur.
" Feb. 4. Elizabeth Sawier, widowe ... bur.
" Feb. 12. William Davies, housholder ... bur.
" Feb. 24. John, s. of Thomas Meeson, junr ... bap.
" Mar. 10. William, s. of John Bennet ... bap.

The Byshops Visitation was the 13th of March.

" Mar. 21. Joan Heath, w. of Henrie Heath ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Thomas Davies, singleman ... bur.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1639.
JOHN BOCHERD, ROBERT WALKER, Churchwardens.

1639, Mar. 28. Henrie Heath, housholder ... bur.
" June 9. Dorothy, d. of Thomas Gery ... bap.
" June 22. William Higginbothom ... bur.
" July 7. Edward, s. of William Cartwright ... bap.
" July 16. A poore childe nurst at John Bickertons ... bur.
" July 22. A little childe of William Bathaw's ... bur.
" Nov. 7. John, s. of Robert Walker ... bap.
" Nov. 14. Elizabeth, d. of Roger Parocke ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Anne, d. of William Lewice, of little Bolas ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Elizabeth, d. of Hugh Walker ... bap.
" Jan. 27. Margaret, d. of Henry Soley, was baptized at High Offley.
" Jan. 13. William Parocke & Sara Jaxson, were married by Licence from Mr. Ramsden (havinge Authoritie from Mr. Chancelor).
" Feb. 14. Amy Parker, a poore woman ... bur.
" Mar. 24. The Widowe Tailor was bur. the 24th day of March, quo die erat nix magna geluque.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1640.
ROGER CHURCH, ROGER PAROCKE, Churchwardens.

1640, Mar. 29. Dorothy, d. of John Gervis, bap. quo die nix magna geluque.

1641] Great Bolas. 29

1640, Apr. 2. Andrewe, s. of John Kitchins (quo die nix magna) ... bap
" May 12. The Widowe Walker, mother to Hugh Walker ... bur.
" June 7. Katharine, d. of Nicholas Walker ... bap.

Memorand. that this yeare Mary Evans was set apprentize to ye Brickman,
for 50s. George ffelton beinge Constable, Roger Church & Roger Parocke
einge Churchwardens, & John Bocherd & Robert Walker, Overseers.

1640, June 28. William, s. of Richard Whitfield, & Jane, d. of Griffith Cadman ... bap.
" July 4. Ann, d. of Thomas Ap Oliver ... bap.
" July 12. John, s. of Richard Walker ... bap.
" July 26. Jane, d. of Griffith Cadman ... bur.
" Sep. 2. A yonge Infant of George Ikins, that was still borne, was ... bur.
" Sep. 7. Roger Church, of this p., & Anne Holland, of the p. of Arcoll mag. were married (by licence from Mr. Ramsden) elexe Aprilis.
" Sep. 21. Two poore people, a man & his wife that died both together, were ... bur.
" Nov. 21. The wife of William Gery ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Richard, s. of Francis Tailor ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Jane, w. of John Whitfield ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Nathaniell, s. of Thomas Meeson, jun: ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Thomas, s. of William Wilks ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Sara, d. of Robt. Walker ... bap.
" Feb. 25. John Whitfrelde, housholder ... bur.
1641, Apr. 4. Katharine, d. of William & Elizabeth Cartwright ... bap
" Apr. 11. Anne, d. of Roger & Ann Church ... bap.
" Apr. 17. Susan, w. of John Blower ... bur.

WILLIAM PAROCKE, THOMAS AIRESON, SEN., Churchwardens

1641, May 9. Francis Mathewes, housholder ... bur.
" June 3. Yeavan Roberts ... bur.
" July 3. Andrewe, s. to William Bathawe ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Thomas Stringer, housholder ... bur.
" Oct. 7. Andrew, s. of Willia. Bathawe ... bap

30 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1641

1641, Oct. 13. William., s. of Griffith Cadman ... bap.

My Brother Samuell Martin was buried in St. Peters in Chester, the 27th of
September [in another handwriting November last].

" Nov. 10. Elizabeth Cadman. singlewoman ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Thomas, s. of William Wilks ... bur.
" Dec. 16. John, s. of James Turner ... bap.
" Dec. 24. The said John Turner was ... bur
" Dec. 28. Francis, s. of John Orme, of Eaton ... bap.
" Jan. 14. A poore woman, mother to Ann Bickerton ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Edward, s. of Thomas Gery ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Magrret Roberts, widowe ... bur,
" Feb. 3. Andrew Charnes, of p. Shawburie, & Alice Bocherd, of this p ... mar.
" Feb. 16. Edwarde, s. of Thomas Gery bur
1642, Apr. 8. Jane, d. of Griffith ap Roberts ... bap.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1642.
THOMAS MEESON, SEN., WILLIAM PAROCKE, Churchwardens

1642, Apr. 14. Thomas, s. of John Gervis ... bap.
" May 15. William, s. of William Bishop, of little Bolas ... bap.
" May 21. Prduence Felton ... bur
" May 23. John Blower & Francis Hough ... mar.
" May 31. Nathaniell, s. of Thomas Meeson, jun ... bur.
" Aug. 4. Thomas, s. of Richard Whitfield ... bap.
" Sep. 11. Mary, d. of Andrewe Steenton, of little Bolas ... bap
" Sep. 18. Ann, d. of William Bathawe ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Thomas, s. of William Wilks ... bap.
" Nov. 13. Griffith Cadman ... bur
" Nov. 13. Margaret, d. of Hugh Walker ... bap
" Nov. 30. Jane, d. of George Felton ... bap
" Dec. 2. Frances. w. of John Blower ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Roland, s. of Richard Hodgkis ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Ervin Hodgkis ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Jane, d. of George Felton ... bur

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector. 1643.
GEORGE FELTON. RICHARD WALKER, Churchwardens.

1644] Great Bolas. 31

1643, Apr. 20. Mary, d. of John Hitchins ... bap
" Apr. 22. A poore man that died at Sawiers ... bur.
" May 26. Thomas Horne, of Newport, & Margaret Ricroft. of Childs-Arcoll, were mar. by licence from Mr. Ramsden.
" May 30. Ann, d. of James Turner, deceased ... bap.
" June 23. Margery, d. of Thomas Gery & Francis ... bap.
" July 17. Ann, d. of Raph Pewe ... bur
" Aug. 24. Isaac, s. of William Bathawe ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Dorothy, d. of John Morgan & Francis ... bap.
" Oct. 5. William, s. of Francis & Margaret Tailor ... bap.
" Nov. 19. William, s. of Richard Walker ... bap.
" Nov. 25. Richard Tailor & Jane Morrice were mar. at Newport.
" Mar. 19. Elizabeth, d. of John Gervis ... bap.
" Apr. 7. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. Wilks ... bap.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, 1644.
FRANCIS TAILOUR, ROBERT WALKER, Churchwardens

1644, Apr. 28. William Dios & Sara Church, at Rooton mar.
" Apr. 29. die 30o iunxit, George Ikin ... bur.
" Apr. 5. Mary Heath, dyinge in childbed, was ... bur.
" Apr. 5. Mary, d. of the said Mary Heath. was bap
" July 26. Richard Walker, jun., & Elizabeth Meeson, at Rooton ... mar.
" Aug. 18. Jane. d. of Richard Whitfield ... bap.
" Sep. 6. Francis Sowde ... bur.
" Sep. 12. Elizabeth Madeley ... bur.
" Sep. 15. Margaret, d. of Roger Church ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Richard, s. of Richard Tailour ... bap.
" Oct. 29. Ambrose Thomas, of p. Edgmond, Joan Bocherd, of this p ... mar.
" Nov. 24. Joan, d. of Richard Heath, & John s. of Andrew Steventon, of little Bolas ... bap.
" Dec. 8. Ann, d. of Nicholas Walker ... bap
" Dec. 27. Alice. d. of John Orme, of Eaton ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Joseph, s. of William Bathaw ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Elizabeth, d. of William & Sara Dios ... bap

32 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1644

1644, Mar. 1. Martin Morrice, housholder ... bur.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, 1645.
JOHN GERVIS, ROGER PAROCK, Churchwardens.

1645, Mar. 25. Mary, d. of Roland Turner, of Eaton ... bap.
" May 15. John, s. of William Wilks ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Richard, s. of John Smith, borne the 24th ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Samuell, s. of Richard Wilks, junior ... bap.

ISAACUS MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1646.
THOMAS BOCHERD, THOMAS MEESON, JUN., AEconomi

1646, June 4. [illegible], d. of George Felton ... bap.
" Oct. 6. [illegible] Woodcock ... bur.
" Nov. 9. [illegible], s. of William Dios ... bap.
" Feb. 24. [illegible], w. of David Evans ... bur

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1647.
RICHARD DIOS, RICHARD WALKER, Churchwardens.

1647, Apr. 20. Thomas [?] Stringer, singleman ... bur.
" Apr. 26. David Evans & Mary Sawier ... mar.
" May 1. William Kilvert & Elizabeth Wilks ... mar.
" May 4. Griffith ap Robert, labourer ... bur.
" May 5. Anne, d. of Hugh Corbet ... bap.
" May 6. Thomas, s. of Richard Walker, senior ... bap.
" May 13. The above named David Eyans ... bur.
" June 15. Sara, d. of William & Elizabeth Cartwright ... bap.
" June 29. John Bickerton, housholder ... bur.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1648.
MICHAEL BOCHERD, RICHARD WALKER, AEconomi.
ISAAC MARTIN, Rector.

1648, Apr. 13. Thomas, s. of Roland Bocherd ... bap.
" Apr. 14. Elizabeth. w. to William Cartwright ... bur.
" May 28. William & Francis, the sons of Richard & Jane Tailor, of Meeson-heath ... bap.
" Nov. 13. John Bocherd, senr., housholder ... bur.
" Nov. 19. Sara, d. of Roger & Ann Church ... bap.
" Mar. 22. My Brother, Joseph Martin, of Warton, was buried in the parish Church of Forton.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1649.
WILLIAM BATHAWE, RICHARD TAILOR, Churchwardens

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1649, May 28. Ellen, d. of Hugh Walker ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Richard Gervis, housholder ... bur.
" Nov. 6. Jane Hodgkis, widowe ... bur.
" Nov. 6. Jane Hodgkis, widowe ... bur.
" Mar. 24. Thomas Jaxon, householder ... bur.

ISAAC MARTIN, Rector, Anno Dom. 1650.
ROGER CHURCH, ROGER PARROCK, Churchwardens.

1650, July 3. Francis Tailor, housholder ... bur.
" Nov. 30. Mr. Richard Tomson & my sister Rachell Martin ... mar.

VOLUME II.

[Inside the Cover:]

[The Names of those] that have served the office of Churchwardens in ye parish of greate Bolas for these years after menconed.

1653.
1654.
1655.
1656. Rowland Bucher, Tho: Meeson, junior.
1657. John Smith, Richard Walker. Churchwardens.
1658. Robart Walker, John Butcher.
[1659]. William Bather, Richard Tailor.
[1660]. Roger Church, Roger Parrocke.
[1664]. William Parrock, Thomas Meeson.
[1662]. George Felton, William Walker.
[1663]. George Felton & Thomas Walker. Wardens.
[1664]. William Charles and Richard Taylor. Wardens.
[1665]. Rich: Hitchin & Tho: Parrocke.
[1666]. John Jarvoyse, John Meeson., Ch: wardens
1667. William Burry, John Walker. Ch: wardens.
1668. Richard Walker of the [faded], Thomas Walker. Ch: wardens.
1669. William Bathoe, Richard Taylor. Warders
1670. Roger Church, Thomas Parrocke.
1671. William Parrocke, John Meeson.
[1672]. Geo: Felton, John Walker.
[The rest is decayed and illegible.]

34 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1653

fforasmuch as Edward Bury clerk minister of the p'ish of great
Bolas hath bene [duly] elected & chosen by the p'ishners
of the said p'ish to be publicque Register of the same,
I hereby certifie that the said Edward Bury hath come
before me, is approved of & sworne faithfully to execute
the same place (according to an Act of Parliament in that
behaulf made & ordained) this seaventh day of March,
1653. CRESWELL TAYLEUR.

Anno Dom. 1653.

1653, [faded]. John, the sonne of Richard & Mary Hochkis, borne.
[-]. John, the son of John & Margery Smith, borne.
" [-] 19. Isaac & Susannah, ye son & daughter of Richard & Jane Tailer, borne.
" Jan. 21. William, the son of Thomas & Frances Geery, borne.
" Feb. 12. Margarit, the daughter of Hugh & Margarit Corbit, borne.
" Mar. 2. Margery, ye daughter of William & Elizabeth Roe, of Child's arcoll p'ish, [borne].

Anno Dom. 1654.

EDWARD BURY, Minr. & Register.

1654, Apr. 4. Jone Turner, of Eaton, widow, buried heare.
John, the son of Hugh & Katherine [-]augh, of little Bolas.
" June 1. Margaret Jones, widdow, buried.
" June -. Elizabeth Humphris, widow, buried.
Henry, ye son of Henry [rest faded].
" [-]. Edward Bury, ye son of Edward Bury & Mary his wife, borne halfe an houre past six at night.
" Oct. -. Margaret Walker, ye daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Walker, borne.
["John Turneor" is scribbled across the above entries.]
1654, [-]. Richard Evans, singleman, buried.
" [-]. Elizabeth Robinson, wife to Will: Robinson, buried.

1655] Great Bolas. 35

1654, Dec. 17. Margaret, the daughter of Edward Bury, minister of Bolas, & Margaret his first wife, being borne March [-], 1649, & so aged 4 years, 9 monthes & 7 days, died Dec: 15 about 7 at night, buried Dec: 17, 1654.
" Jan. 2. Thomas, ye sonne of Richard & Anne Meason, borne.
" Mar. 5. Mary, ye daughter of Will: & Dorathy Porrock, borne.
" Mar. 16. Susans, ye daughter of Andrew Steventon, of little Bolas, buried.
" Mar. -. Dorothy Massy, wife of William Massy, buried.
[The two last entries have been crossed out.]

Anno Dom. 1655.

1655, Mar. -. Susans, ye daughter of Andrew Steventon, of little Bolas, buried.
" Mar. -. Dorothy, ye wife of Will: Massy, buried.
" Apr. 2. Sarah, thie daughter of Perigrine Brooke & Anne his wife, borne.
" Apr. 6. Joseph, the sonne of Rowland & Mary Buchard, borne.
" Apr. 13. Sarah, the daughter of Perigrine Brooke & Anne his wife, buried.
" Apr. 16 Joseph, the son of Rowland and Mary Buchard, buried.
" May 2. Richard Dias, buried.
" May 8. Katherine, ye daughter of William & Sarah Dias, buried.
" July 8. William, the sonne of Richard and Sisly Whitfield, buried.
" July 4. Margarit, ye daughter of George and Katherine ffelton, borne.
" Nov. 16. Hugh Corbit, buried.
" Nov. 17. Anne, ye daughter of William & Sarah Dias, borne.
" Dec. 24. John, ye son of John and) Margery Smith, buried.
" Jan. 25. Joseph, ye son of William and Ales Batho, buried.

36 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1655

1655, Mar. 5. Margaret, ye daughter of Edward Bury, clearke, & Mary his wife, borne tuesday, feb. 12, about 10 of ye clock at night, subven & was baptized March ye fift following.
" Mar. 12. Thomas Brotherton, buried.
" Mar. 1. James, ye sonne of Richard & Mary Hotchkis, borne.

Anno Dom. 1656. EDWARD BURY, min: & register.

1656, Apr. 14. John Hitchin, householder, buried.
" May 4. Joseph, ye son of William & Mary Robinson. borne.
" June 28. Mary, ye daughter of John & Elizabeth Gervice, buried.
" Oct. 4. Sarah, ye daughter of Perigrine Brooke & Anne his wife, borne.
" Oct. 20. Ye foresaid Sarah Brook, buried.
" Oct. 3. Rowland Bucher, ye son of Rowland & Mary Bucher, borne.
" Mar. 3. Elizabeth, ye daughter of John & Margery Smith, borne.
" Mar. 13. James, ye sonne of Thomas & ffrances Geery, borne.

Anno Dom. 1657. EDWARD BURY, Min: & register.

1657, Apr. 5. James, ye sonne of Thomas & ffrances Geery, buried.
" Apr. 14. Michael Bucher, housholder, buried.
" Apr. 18. Richard, ye sonne of Henry & Elizabeth Pricely, borne.
" Apr. 30. Andrew, ye son of Thomas and Ellen Church, of Edgmond, buried.
" June 29. Dorothy, ye daughter of William & Dorothy Parrock, borne.
" Sep. 23. Anne, ye daughter of George & Katherine ffelton, borne.
" Oct. 24. Elizabeth Caddy, of High Arcoll p., buried.
" Nov. 13. William, ye sonne of Thomas and Katharine Hacliffe, baptized here but borne at Eaton.
" Nov. 29. William Sawier, householder, buried.

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1657, Jan. 24. Thomas Buttery & Margaret Grice, both of Cold Hatton, married.
" Jan. 25. Ales Church, widdow, buried.
" Jan. 28. John Lewis, a londoner, & Bridget Vyes, of Bishops Offly, were married.
" Mar. 3. Anne, ye wife of John Floid, buried.
" Mar. 4. Elizabeth, ye wife of John Evans, buried.
" Feb. 27. Elizabeth, ye daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Walker, borne.
" Mar. 14. John, ye son of Edward Bury, minister of Bolas, & Mary his wife, born Sunday, March 14, haife an hover past 10 at night sub uiere:, baptized April 7 next following.

Anno Dom. 1658. EDWARD BURY, Min: & register.

1658, May 22. Anne Martin alias Morrice, widdow, buried.
" Sep. 10. Richard, ye son of William & Sarah Dias, borne.
" Nov. 6. William Hinstock, of Yeaton, & Elizabeth, ye daughter of Richard Walker, of Meeson, having beene three times published according to order, were married.
" Nov. 21. Mary, ye wife of William Robinson, buried.
" Nov. 18. Mary, ye daughter of Rowland & Mary Butcher, borne.
" Jan. -. Mary Brotherton, widdow, buried.

Anno Dom. 1659. EDWARD BURY, min: & register.

1659, Apr. 25. Ales, ye daughter of Hugh Walker, buried.
" Apr. 14. Mary, ye daughter of Richard & Mary Walker, borne.
" Apr. 27. Susannah, ye daughter of William & Susanah Walker, borne.
" May 31. Mary, ye daughter of Richard & Mary Walker, buried.
" June 1. Richard, ye supposed son of Richard Chalenor, buried.
" June 28. John Evans, housholder, buried.
" June 30. William Butcher, housholder. buried.
" Nov. 12. Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas & ffrances Geery, borne.

38 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1659

1659, Feb. 27. John Johnson, singleman, buried.
" Mar. 1. Mary, ye wife of Francis Bailiefe, of little Bolas, buried.
" Mar. 5. Mr. Thomas Woodcocke, buried.
" Nov. 1. Susannah, ye daughter of William & Dorothy Parrock, born.

Anno Dom. 1660. EDWARD BURY, min:

1660, June 9. Hugh Cooper, minister of Preston, & Margaret Dimmock, of this p., married.
" June 10. William Hinstock, of Yeaton, & Margaret Batho, of this p., married.
" July 9. Thomas Wilkes, of Cold Hatton, & Sisly Morgan, married.
" Aug. 30. Mary, ye d. of Edward Bury, minister of Bolas, & Mary his w., was borne munday August 13, halfe an hower past eight in ye morneing, sub Jov: vel Mar., baptized Aug. 30.
" Sep. 28. Richard, ye son of Richard & Mary Walker, baptized.
" Dec. 14. An infant child of Rowland & Mary Bathers, buried.
" Jan. 1. Widdow Bucher, buried about Jan. 1.
" Jan. 24. Jane, ye wife of Richard Tailor, buried.
" Feb. 14. John Peat, of high Hatton, & Elizabeth, ye d. of Robert Walker, of Meeson, were married.
" Feb. 23. Thomas Walker, of Meeson, & Elizabeth Peat, of high Hatton, married.

Anno Dom. 1661. EDWARD BURY, Rector.

1661, Apr. 6. Francis Hotchkis alias [blank], buried.
" June 6. Frances, ye s. of William & Sarah Dias, baptized.
" June 6. Elizabeth, ye d. of Thomas & Sisley Walker, of Cold Hatton, baptized.
" Aug. 9. Joan, the d. of Richard & Elizabeth Walker, borne.
" Nov. 29. Thomas, ye s. of William & Martha Burry, baptized.

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1661, Dec. 2. Elizabeth, ye daughter of George & Katherine ffelton, baptized.
" Dec. 19. William Hayes, a prentice, buried.
" Dec. 24. Jane, the d. of John Bolas, of little Bolas, buried.
" Jan. 15. Margaret, ye d. of William & Sarah Dias, buried.
" Jan. 16. Joane, the w. of Roger Parrock, buried.
" Feb. 7. Anne, ye d. of John Davis & Margaret, baptized.
" Feb. [blank]. Urbanus, ye s. of Richard & Mary Hotchkis, baptized.
" Mar. 10. John, ye s. of Rowland Butcher & Mary, baptized.
" Mar. 15. [blank], a servant to William Barry, buried.

Anno Dom. 1662. EDWARD BURY, rector.

1662, Apr. 10. Susannah, ye d. of Perigrine & Anne Brooke, baptized.
" May 19. Griffith Painter, of ye p. of Malpas, in Cheshire, & Dorothy Taylor, of this p., having beene thrice published, were married.
John Tourneour, Rector of this Church, & Mary Twisse, of the p. of Middle, by licence from Litchfield, were married August the 4th, 1663.

October 19, 1662.
I read the Articles of Religion in my Parish Church at Morning Prayer, and
declared twice that day according to An Act of Parliament &c. giving my
Assent and Consent to the Book of Common Prayer, &c. Of this these pursons
under writen give testimony.

GEORGE FFELTON, F his marke }
RICHARD WALKER, V his marke } Wardens.

Anno aetatis meae vigessimo Septimo. baptizatus enim fui decimo tertio die Augusti anno Domini Millessimo sexcentessimo trigessimo quinto.

1693.
1635.
1662, May 19. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Walker, born April 17 ... bap.

40 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1662

1662., June 5. John, s. of John Tayleur, Esqr., & Laetitia his w., was borne May 26 at 3 of ye Clock afternone, & baptized June the 5. following.
" Aug. 3. Nicholas, s. of William & Susannah Walker ... bap.
" Aug. 7. Elioner, d. of Richard & Anne Phillips ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Thomas Butcher, householder ... bur.
" Aug. 20. Thomas Meeson, householder ... bur.
" Feb. 15. Mary, d. of John Jones & Dorathy ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Anne, d. of Godfrey Owen & Dorothy ... bap.

Anno Dom. 1663. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector & Register.
GEORGE FELTON, THOMAS WALKER, Wardens.

1663, Apr. 30. Catherine Stringer, widdow ... bur.
" May 18. Robart Walker, of Meeson, householder ... bur.
" Apr. 21. Samuell, s. of Edward & Mary Bury ... bap.
" Aug. 1. Samuell Bennett, of p. of Wellington, and Anne Church, of this p. of great Bolas, were Married.
" Aug. 12. An Infant Unbaptized, of Thomas Turners, of Cold Hatton in the p. of high Ercall, was buried here.
" Sep. 7. Margaret Walker, of Meeson, widdow ... bur.
" Sep. 18. George Wood, of Rowton in the p. of Ercall Magna, and Elizabeth Bathoe, of this p., were married.
" Sep. 19. William Johnson & Margery Hitchin, boeth of this p., were married the nineteenth day of September after the banns was published in Church according to order.
" Oct. 21. Margery Butcherd, widdow ... bur.
" Jan. 18. John Hollins-head, of p. Gnosal, and Elizabeth Evans, of this parish, after asking in boeth Parish Churches, according to order, were married.

1664. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector.
WILLIAM CHARLES, RICHARD TAYLOR, Wardens.

1664, Mar. 25. John, s. of John Tourneour, born the 13th day of March, 1663 ... bap.
" Mar. 29. Richard, s. of Thomas Walker ... bap.

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1664, Apr. 21. Francis Taylor & Ellen Ince, boeth of this p., were with Licence from Mr. Chancell: married.
" May 1. Venns, s. of Richard Hodgskins ... bur.
" May 19. John Tyther & Elizabeth Cartwright, boeth of ys. p., were married after the banns was thrice published in Church.
" May 19. John, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Walker ... bap.
" May 24. Thomas Cotton & Ellen Hill, boeth of the p. of Wem, were married wth. Licence from Litchfield.
" May 30. Richard Norrice, of p. Newport, & Mary Robbinson, of this p., were married after the Banns was thrice published in boeth Parish Churches.
" July 29. Richard Paylyn & Dorathy Massey, boeth of this Parish, were married wth. Licence from Mr. Chancellr.
" Aug. 25. Thomas Taylor, of p. Edgmond, & Jane Ellis, of this p., after the Banns was published according to order, were married.
" Nov. 1. Penelope, d. of Richard & Mary Norrice ... bap.
" Nov. 17. Richard, s. of William & Martha Burry ... bap.
" Nov. 24. William, s. of William & Dorathy Parrocke ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Jone Brickeman alias Mathews ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Thomas Robbinson & Elizabeth Dimmocke, boethe of this p., after the banns was published according to order, were married.
1665, May 18. Mr. Edward Young, of Peploe in p. Hodnett, and Mrs. Alice Orme, of Drayton in Hailes, were wth. Licence from Mr. Chanceller, married.

1665. JOHN TOURNEOUR.
RICHARD HITCHIN, THOMAS PARROCKE, Wardens.

My Lord Bishop preached and confirmed at Hodnett, June 13th, in the yeare 1665.

1665, June 11. Sara, d. of Thomas & Jane Taylor ... bap.
" July 2. Margaret, d. of Richard & Mary Walker ... bap.
" July 9. Thomas Crosse, an old ragg-man ... bur.

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1665, June 27. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Meeson ... bap.
" July 27. Geofrey Meredeth, of p. Drayton in Hales, and Anne Walker, of this p., after the Banns was published according to order in boeth Parish Churches, were married.
" Aug. 11. Richard Walker, the younger, of Meeson ... bur.
" Sep. 16. Anne, d. of John & Anne Bolas, of little Bolas ... bap.
" Sep. 24. William, s. of William & Susanna Walker ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Jone, w. of William Farrington, dying in child-bed ... bur.
" Oct. 21. Jone, d. of William Farrington (&. Jone his w., deceased) was ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Meeson ... bur.
" Dec. 9. John, s. of Richard & Mary Hotchkis ... bur.
" Dec. 21. Thomas Farrington, of p. ffitz, & Margaret Twisse, p. Middle, were wth. licence from Mr. Chancell'r, married.
" Dec. 27. Samuell, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Robinson ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Richard Hotchkis, householder ... bur.
" Jan. 31. Margaret Walker, Widdow, dying in Child-bedd ... bur.
" Jan. 31. Margaret, d. of the sayd Margaret Walke, deceased ... bap.
" Feb. 4. Alice Buchard, widdow ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Thomas Meeson, of Meeson, householder ... bur.

1666. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector.
JOHN MEESON, JOHN JARVOYSE, Wardens.

1666, Apr. 19. Mary, d. of John & Mary Tourneour, born March 29 ... bap.
" Apr. 19. Joseph, s. of Rowland & Elizabeth Butchard ... bap.
" May 25. The sayd Joseph was ... bur.
" June 21. Thomas Parrockie, of Meeson, in ys. p., & Sara Massey, of Wollerton, in p. Hodnett, were married wth. Licence from Mr. Chanceller.

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1666, Oct. 11. Martha, d. of William & Martha Burry ... bap.
And buried October the 18th day.
" Dec. 16. Anne Walker, spinster, d. of Hugh and Margarett Walker, of Meeson ... bur.

1667. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector.
JOHN SMYTH, JOHN WALKER, Wardens.

1667, Apr. 19. Thomas Charles, an old man, was buried, he was the first that was buried in woollen in the parish.
" May 11. Rebecca Colley, d. of Robert & Anne Colley, of Pottfoard ... bur.
" May 30. Margarett Walker, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Walker ... bap.
" July 22. Francis, the s. of a ragg-man ... bur.
" Aug. 23. Richard Walker, of Meeson, householder ... bur.
" Sep. 24. Elizabeth, d. of Hugh & Susanna Foulke ... bap.
" Nov. 3. John Lloyd, house-holder ... bur.
" Nov. 7. Old Powell, a wandering man ... bur.
" Nov. 10. Edward Roberts, an old man ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Richard Taylor, of Meeston, householder, was buried on Christmas day.
" Nov. 26. Francis, s. of Mrs. Jane Garmeston, widow ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Sara Nicklyn, d. of John & Martha Nicklyn, of Little Bolas ... bur.
" Jan. 7. Richard, s. of John & Mary Tourneour, born Nov. 22th ... bap.
" Feb. 3. John Walker, of Meeson in this p., & Alice Upton, of Upton parva, were married wth. Licence from Mr. Chancellor.
" Feb. 10. Robert Colley, of Pottfourd in p. Ercall Magna ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Tho. Dimmocke, of Meeson heath ... bur.

1668. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector & Register.
JOHN SMITH, THO: WALKER, Wardens.

1668, Apr. 26. Thomas Jarvovse & Catherine Walker, boeth of ys. p., were married (the banns being published 3 severall days).

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1668, Apr. 130. Margarett Walker, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Walker ... bur.
" May 4. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Robinson ... bap.
" May 29. My Brother, William Turner, & Margaret Barker, boeth of p. Wellington, were married wth. Licence from Mr. Chancellor.
" Aug. 27. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Mary Walker, of the Mill ... bap.
" Oct. 29. John Mayor, of p. Longdon, & Jane Smith, of this p., after the Banns was published in boeth Churches according to order were married.
" Dec. 9. Thomas, the Bastard sonne of Rachell Massey ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Thomas, s. of John Meason ... bap.
" Feb. 7. John, s. of Thomas & Catherine Jarvoyse ... bap.

1669. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector & Register.
WILLIAM BALL & RICHARD TAYLOR, Wardens.

1669, Mar. 27. John Cadman, a labouring man ... bur.
" May 2. William, s. of Thomas & Jane Taylor ... bap.
" May 5. Creswell Tayleur, Esqr., & Mrs. Jane Endley, boeth of this p., wth. Licence from Mr. Chancellor were married.
" May 11. Gilbert Howie, of p. Longdon upon Tearne, & Alice Yarsley, of this p., were married, the banns being thrice published in each parish.
" June 6. Thomas, s. of William & Susanna Walker ... bap.
" July 6. Elizabeth, d. of John & Alice Walker ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Peregrine Brooke, householder ... bur.
" Nov. 13. James Greene, of p. Norton in Hales, & Jane Heath, of ys. p., after the Banns was thrice published in boeth Churches, weare married.
" Dec. 2. John Massey, of Woollerton in Hodnett, & Elizabeth Wood, of this p. (the banns being published according to order), were married.

1670] Great Bolas. 45

1670. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector & register.
ROGER CHURCH, THOMAS PARROCKE, Wardens.

1670, Apr. 24. Thomas, s. of Richard Beech, of Eaton ... bur.
" May 2. Margarett, w. of Richard Beech, of Eaton ... bur.
" May 2. Margarett, w. of Richard Beech, of Eaton ... bur.
" May 6. Francis, s. of Francis & Elizabeth Parrocke ... bap.
" June 13. William, s. of William & Susanna Walker ... bur.
" June 29. Francis Bayley, of little Bolas in p. Hodnett, wth. leave from ye Curate there, was ... bur.
" July 10. Dorothy, bastard child of Richard Jarvoyse & Elizabeth Hotchkis ... bap.
" Aug. 17. Margaret, d. of John & Mary Tourneour ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Henry Pricely, housholder ... bur.
" Sep. 6. James, s. of James & Jone Greene ... bap.
" Sep. 15. Anne, w. of Roger Church ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Thomas Walker, single man ... bur.
" Oct. 31. Sara, d. of Edw. Bury ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Samuall Dodd, of Cund, & Isabell Felton, of ys. p., after the Banns was published according to order, were married.
" Nov. 24. Margarett, d. of Tho: & Elizabeth Walker ... bap.
" Nov. 28. William Bathoe, housholder ... bur.
" Dec. 6. Rowland, s. of Richard Davinson, of Eaton ... bur.
" Dec. 6. John, s. of William & Dorothy Parrocke ... bap. & buried December ye 7th day.
" Dec. 13. Mary, d. of John & Jane Robinson ... bap.
" Dec. 14. Dorothy, w. of William Parrocke ... bur.
" Jan. 2. Edmund, s. of John & Dorothy Jones alias Forrester ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Jane Roberts, widow ... bur.

JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector & Register.
WILLIAM PARROCKE, JOHN MEESON, Wardens.

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1671, Apr. 25. Thomas, s. of William & Susanna Walker, drowned Aprill ye 24th ... bur.
" Apr. 25. James, s. of James & Jone Greene ... bur.
" June 2. William, s. of William Cleaton, of Eaton, wth. leave from the Curate of Stoke, was ... bap.
" June 3. Dorothy Morgan, spinster ... bur.
" June 19. Michael Walker & Martha Davinson, both of ys. p. (after ye Banns was lawfully published), were maryed.
" Oct. 6. William Hinstocke. of Eaton in p. Stoke, housholder (with leave from ye minister there), was ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Roger Church & Margarett Parrocke, were married.
" Dec. 26. John Whitfield & Margarett Church, were married, all of ys. p., ye Banns being (first published according to order.
" Feb. 15. Elizabeth Stevington alias Parrocke ... bur.

1672. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector & Register.
GEORGE FELTON, JO: WALKER, Wardens.

1672. Mar. 25. Sara, d. of William & Sara Farrington ... bap.
" Apr. 18. Thomas Parrocke, housholder ... bur.
" Apr. 22. William, s. of William & Susanna Walker ... bap.
" May 3. Michael, s. of Michael & Martha Walker ... bap. & buryed May ye 4th day.
" June 25. John Gryfe [? Swife] & my Sister, Mary Tourneor, boeth of p. Wellington, wth. Licence from Mr. Chancellor, were married.
" June 26. John Morgan, of p. Hodnett, & Anne Brooke, of ys. p., after ye Banns was lawfully published. were married.
" Sep. 15. Jane, d. of Tho: & Jane Taylor ... bap.
" Sep. 19. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Catherine Jarvoyse ... bap.
" Oct. t. Martha, d. of Richard & Martha Taylor ... bap.

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1672, Nov. 5. William, s. of John & Margaret Whitfield ... bap. & buried November ye 7th day.
" Nov. 26. Mary, d. of John & Mary Tourneour ... bur.
" Feb. 2.. Francis Butchard ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Henry Molton, of p. Chetwin, & Anne Turner, of ys. p., after ye Banns was lawfully published, were married.
" Mar. 14. The Widdow Sawyer, was ... bur.

1673. JOHN TOURNOUR, Rector and Register.
GEORGE FELTON, THOMAS WALKER, Wardens.

1673, Apr. 9. Elizabeth, d. of Francis & Elizabeth Parrocke ... bap.
" Apr. 15. William Savage, housholder ... bur.
" May 5. William Savage, Brother to the aforesaid William Savage, was ... bur.
" July 21. John Jarvoyse & Anne Brooke, boeth of ys. p., after ye Banns was lawfully published, were mar.
" Sep. 13. Anne, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur & Susanna ... bap.
" Sep. 20. Anne. d. of John & Margarett Whitfield ... bap.
" Oct. 30. Dorothy, w. of Nicholas Walker ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Thomas, s. of John & Mary Tourneour, borne Nov. 5 ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Jonathan, s. of Edward & Elizabeth Brooke ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Richard Tourneour, of p. Wellington, & Mary Humphrees, of p. Ercall Magna, wth. license from Mr. Chancellor, were married.
" Jan. 11. Jonathan Wood & Dorothy Witherings. boeth of ys. p., were marryed, after ye Banns was lawfully published.
" Jan. 28. Nicholas Walker ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Andrew, s. of John Cleaton, of Eaton, was buryed wth. leave from ye Curate of Stoke.
" Mar. 3. Jane Parrocke, of Eaton, widow, was buryed wth. leave from ye same Curate.
" Mar. 3. John, s. of Richard & Mary Walker ... bap. & buryed March ye 7th day.

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1674. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector & Register.
THOMAS CHARLES, RICHARD TAYLOR, Wardens.

1674, Mar. 29. William Massey, an old man ... bur.
" Apr. 1. Margaret, w. of John Whitfield ... bur.
" Apr. 1. Samuall, s. of John & Anne Jarvoyse ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Richard, s. of Richard & Martha Taylor ... bap.
" July 16. William Butchard, a young man ... bur.
" July 18. Mary, d. of John & Jane Robinson ... bap.
" July 19. Anne, d. of Thomas & Catherine Jarvoyse ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Ralph, s. of Thomas & Mary Bryon ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Roger Parrocke ... bur.
" Mar. 5. Catherine, "a. of George & Catherine Felton ... bur.

1675. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector & Register.
JOHN SMITH, JOHN MEESON, Wardens.

1675, May 1. Joseph, ye bastard child of Elizabeth Hotchkis ... bur.
" Sep. 10. Mary, d. of William Parrocke, my Clarke ... bur.
" Oct. 7. Edward, s. of Mr. Edward Bury & Mary ... bur.
" Nov. 4. Ales Bathoe, widow ... bur.
" Jan. 3. Hannah, d. of John & Anne Jarvoyce ... bap.

1676. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector and Register.
RICHARD HITCHIN, JOHN WALKER, Wardens.

1676, Apr. 27. Mary, d. of Edward & Elizabeth Brooke ... bap.
" June 5. Richard Williams, of p. Chetwinn, & Margaret Felton, of ys. p., after ye Banns was lawfully published, were married.
" June Edward Price, of p. Ercall Magna, & Margery Smith, of ys. p., after ye Banns was lawfully published, were married.
" June 14. Edward Gayry, an old man ... bur.
" June 19. Mrs. Susanna Tayleur, wife to Mr. Creswell Tayleur ... bur.
" June 20. Mary, d. of John & Mary Tourneour ... bap.
" June 21. Jone Gayry, sister to ye aforesaid Edward Gayry ... bur.

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1676, June 24. John Pearse & Isabell Burnes, boeth of p. of Rockerdine, wth. a license directed to my Church from Mr. Chancellor, were married.
" June 25. Mary, d. of Robert & Margarett Slooe, of p. Ercall Magna ... bap.
" July 4. Michael Walker, of Upton parva in p. Ercall Magna, wth. leave from ye Minister there, was ... bur.
" Aug. 23. Thomas Gayry, householder, & brother to ye aforesaid Edward Gayry, was buried ye 23d day of August, aut eo circiter.
" Noy. 1. John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Robinson ... bap.
" Dec. 25. Mary Meeson, widow ... bur.
" Dec. 27. John, s. of Francis & Elizabeth Parrocke ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Andrew Dawes, of p. Forton, & Margarett Garrett, of ys. p., after the Banns was lawfully published ... mar.

1677. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector and Register.
JOHN JARVOYSE, THO: WALKER, Wardens.

1677, Mar. 28. William Rodon, of p. Hodnett, wth. leave from ye Curate there, was ... bur.
" Apr. 22. John Whitfeild, of ys. p., & Elizabeth Browne, of p. Stoake, after ye Banns was lawfully published in both Churches, were married.
" Apr. 23. Martha, d. of John & Susanna Sanbich ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Robert Lloyd, of Bolas Parva in p. Hodnett, wth. leave from ye Curate theire, was ... bur.
" Sep. 6. Richard, s. of Thomas & Catherine Jarvoyse ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Arnie. d. of Richard & Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
" Nov. 17. William Walker, housholder ... bur.
" Jan. 8. John Marigold & Elizabeth Grice, both of ye parish of Wellington, wth. Licence directed from Mr. Chancellor to my Church, were married,

1678. JOHN TOURNEOUR, Rector & Register.
JOHN SAVAGE, RICHARD TAYLOR, Wardens.

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1678, May 29. Mary, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur (my patron) ... bur.
" July 27. Richard Whitfield, householder ... bur.
" Nov. 25. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Whitfield ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Margaret Corbett, widow, a poor woman was buryed; & Jan: ye 30th Elizabeth Princely
made affidavit that she was buryed according to an Act of Parliament entituled an Act
for burying in Woollen. Sealed, Subscribed & Witnessed by Mathew Morgan & Thomas Walker, &
Certified by Thos. Bawdwin, esqr., Justice of peace & one of ye Masters of Chancery.
" Mar. 2. Richard Taylor, of p. Stanton, & Elizabeth Morgan, of ys. p., after ye Banns was lawfully published in boeth Churches, were married.
" Mar. 12. Mary, ye Daughter of Michaell Walker, of High Hatton, in p. Stanton, with leave
from ye Vicar theire was buryed, and March ye 24th ye said Michaell Walker & Rowland Bennett
made affidavit that shee was buryed according to an Act of Parliament intituled An Act for burying
in Woollen. Sealed Subscribed & Witnessed by Robert Vaughan & George [Tayler] & Certified by Thomas
Hill, Esqr., Justice of peace for ys. County.
" Mar. 16. Nicholas Walker, an yong man, was buryed, and March ye 17th Mary Walker made affidavit yt. he
was buryed in Woollen according to an Act of Parliament intituled an Act for burying in Woollen. Sealed
Subscribed & Witnessed by Joseph Wilson & Ch: Fletcher, & Certified by Sir John Corbett, Justice of ye Peace for ys. County.

1679. JOHN TOURNOR, Rector & Register.
RICHARD SMITH, WILLM. LATHAM, Wardens.

1679] Great Bolas. 51

1679, Apr. 17. Hugh Walker, householder, was Buryed, & Aprill ye one & twentieth John Walker made affidavitt
that he was buryed. in woolen according to an Act of Parliament intituled an Act for burying in Woolen, Sealed
Subscribed & Witnessed by Charles Bawdwin & Richard Davis, & Certified by Sir Humphrey Brigges, Justice of ye Peace for ys. County.
" May 2. Frances Gayry, widow, was buryed, & May ye sixth Elizabeth Glover made affidavit yt. shee was buryid
in Woolen according to an Act of Parliament entituled an Act for burying in Woolen. Sealed Subscribed &
Witnessed by Sim: Harcourt & Charles Bawdewin, & Certified by Tho: Bawdewin Esqr., one of his Maj'es justices of ye peace for ys. County.
" May 3. Roger Evans, housholder, was buryed, & May ye seaventh Roger Evans his sonne made affidavit yt. he was
buryed in woolen according to an Act of Parliament entituled an act for burying in woolen, sealed subscribed &
witnessed by Charles Bawdwin & Richard Gough, & certified by Thomas Bawdewin esqr. & one of his maj'es Justices of the peace for ys. County.

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1679. JOHN TOURNOR, Rector & Register.
WILLIAM LATHOM, RICHARD SMITH, Wardens.

The Rate of ys. Parsonage in ye Kings booke is 7-0-4.
My Tenths are -14s. -xid. q. and ys. is still payed at Xtmas.
My procuracons when ye Byshop visits are 3s. 0.
Exhibit' ... 1s. 8d.
Gent. Usher ... 1s. 0.
Gent. Apparitor 1s. 0.

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I pay to ye Archdeacon when he visits at Easter 4s. 0, & at Michaelmas 6s. 8. payd annually up [torn of].

1679, May 18. Thomas Bettely, of ye p. of Stanton, & Jane Butchard, of ys. p., after ye Banns was lawfully published in boeth Churches ... mar.
" May 251. Jane Jones, an old woman ... bur. & May ye 26th, Elizabeth Pricely maketh affidavit yt. she was buryed in woollen
according to an act of parliamt. entitled an act for burying woollen, sealed subscribed & witnessed by Vincent
Corbett & Mathew Morgan, & certified by Thomas Bawdwin, one of his Majesties Justices for ys. County.
" June 13. John, s. of John & Anne Jarvoyse ... bap.
" July 20. Mary, d. of William ye Weaver alias Draycott & Ellen ... bap.

My Lord Byshop Visited & Confirmed at Newport September ye 12th.

" Sep. 23. Sara, d. of Robert Flore [? Slooe] ... bap.
" Oct. 18. William, s. of Christopher & Rebecca. Wood ... bur. & according to ye Act for burying in woollen
affidavit was made before Adam Ottiy, one of his majesties Justices of ye peace.
" Oct. 30. Mary, d. of William & Ellen Dracott ... bur. & affidavit was made according to ye Act
for burying in woollen before Sr. Vincent Corbett, justice.
" Nov. 4. Mary, d. of John & Margaret Savage ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Mary, d. of Thomas & Jane Taylor ... bap.
" Nov. 9. Mr. Samuell Marigold, of Rowton, co. Chester, & Mrs. Dorothy Hollbrooke, of p. Hodnett, wth. Licence from Mr. Chancellor directed to my Church ... mar.
" Dec. 27. William Sergeant, of p. Drayton, & Jane Whitfield of ys. p., after ye Banns was lawfully published ... mar.

1681] Great Bolas. 53

1679, Jan. 10. Richard Walker, housholder, being drowned, was ... bur. & January ye 13th day affidavit was made
by Robert Walker, before Thomas Bawdwin, Esqr., & one of his Majesties Justices of ye peace.
" Feb. 9. Elizabeth Bennett, widow, was ... bur. & ffebruary ye eleventh day, Anne Bennett
made affidavit before Thomas Bawdwin, esq., & one of his Majesties Justices of ye peace for ys. County..
1680, June 8. John Greene, of p. Hodnett, wth. leave from ye Curate there ... bur. & June ye eleventh, John Morgan made
affidavit before Sr. Vincent Corbett, Justice.

1680. JOHN TOURNER, Rector & Register.
WILLIAM BATHOE, JOHN MEESON, Wardens.

" June 22. Mr. John Holland, ffather in law to Mr. Cersswell Tayleur, dyed June ye l0th day, about one a clock in ye morning, was ye
22th day burred, & ye twentieth & thyrd day Clare Blakemore made affidavitt before Thomas Bawdwin, Esquire & Justice.
" July 22. Jane, d. of Roger & Mary Evans ... bap.
" Aug. 28. Edward, s. of Thomas & Catherine Jarvoyse ... bap.
" Sep. 30. Margarett Bibbee, an old woman, mother to Andrew Bibbee, of Potford ... bur. & October first ye said
Andrew Bibbee made affidavit before Sr. Vincent Corbet, Justice.
" Jan. 6. William, s. of ffrancis & Elizabeth Parrocke ... bap.
" Jan. 24. John, s. of William & Ellen Dracott ... bap.

1681. JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector & Register.
ROGER CHURCH, JOHN WALKER, Wardens.

1681, Mar. 25. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Bryon ... bap.
" Aug. 2. John Rodon, of p. of Hodnett, & Susanna Brooke, of ys. p., after ye Banns was Lawfully published ... mar.

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1681, Aug. 20. Richard, s. of John & Elizabeth Whitfield ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Richard, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
" Aug. 26. Edward, s. of Mr. Robert Cholmandely ... bap.
" Sep. 11. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Jane Betteley ... bap.
" Sep. 16. Elizabeth, d. of John & Anne Jarvoyse ... bap.
" Nov. 30. Thomas Robinson, householder, was ... bur. & December ye 6th day Elizabeth Robinson made affidayit yt.
he was buryed according to ye late Act, before Mr. James, Minister of Upton parva.
" Jan. 3.. John, s. of John & Alice Walker ... bap.
" Jan. 30. The aforesaid John Walker was ... bur. & ffebruary ye ffift day affidavit was made before Simon Wilkes,
Minister & Curate of Aston.
" Feb. last. Mary Walker, d. of Michaell Walker, of p. of Stanton ... bur. & March ye first affidavit was made
before David Atkins, Curate of Hodnett.

1682. WILLIAM PARROCKE, THOMAS WALKER, Wardens.

1682, Mar. 9. John, s. of John & Margarett Savage ... bap.
" July 1. Elizabeth, d. of Edward & Elizabeth Brookes ... bap.
" July 11. Jane, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur, my patron, & Abigail his w ... bap.

My Ld. Byshops visita'on was held at Newport August ye 25th, '82.

" Sep. 7. Mary, d. of Roger & Mary Evans ... bap.
" Nov. 23. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Susanna Ireland ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Dorothy, d. of Thomas & Catherine Jarvoyse ... bap.
" Mar. 4. An old wandering man yt. dyed at Little Bolas ... bur. & March ye eleventh day affidavit was
made before William James, Rector of Upton parva.

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1682, Mar. 6. Mary, d. of Roger & Mary Evans ... bur. & March ye eleyenth affidavit was made before John Turner, Curate of Tyberton.

1683. JO: TOURNEOR, Rector.

1683, Apr. 5. Mary Massey, widow, was ... bur. And Aprill ye eight day affidavit was made before Mr. John Morrice Curate of Edgmond.

GEORGE FELTON, RICHARD TAYLOR, Wardens, '83.

" May 16. Margery, w. of Edward Price, dyeing in child-bed ... bur. & May ye 22nd affidavit was made before William James, Rector of Upton parva.
" May 21. William, s. of George Massey, of Eaton, & Jane ... bap.
" June 28. John, s. of Thomas & Jane Taylor ... bap.
" July 3. Anne, ye bastard childe of Elizabeth Hotchkis ... bap. buryed July ye eight day, & affidavit was made July ye 13th before William James, Rector of Upton parva.
" Sep. 29. Elizabeth Walker, widow ... bur. & October ye 2d day affidavit was made before William James, Rector of Upton parva.
" Oct. 6. Sexto die Octobris erat Terrae motus ffrangorque magnus.
" Nov. 15. Abigail, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur (my patron) & Abigail his w ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
" Feb. 12. John, ye infant childe of William Woolly, a travelling man ... bur. & ye same day affidavit was made before William James, Rector of Upton parva.
" Feb. 21. William, s. of George & Magdalene ffelton ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Margarett, d. of Roger Evans & Mary his wife ... bap.

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1684. JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector and Register.
GEORGE FELTON, JUNIOR, WILLIAM LATHOM, Wardens.

1684, Apr. 3. Alice, d. of John & Elizabeth Whitfield ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Richard Heath, housholder ... bur. & ye same day affidavit was made before Mr. John Holbrooke, Rector de Edgmond.
" Apr. 26. Anne, d. of Mr. Samuell Marygold & Dorothy ... bur. Aprill ye 27th affidavitt was made before Mr. John Morrice, Curate of Tyberton.
" Apr. 30. Samuell, s. of Thomas & Jane Griffies ... bap.
" May 8. William, s. of Thomas & Jane Betteley ... bap.
" May 9. Thomas Charles, housholder ... bur. & ye 11th day affidavit was made by Abigail his wife, before Mr. Henry Binnell, Minister of Byldas.
" July 28. John Butchard. mason, was buryel July ye 28, & Mary his wife ye 30th day, & ye 31 day affidavit was made by Thomas Bettony, before Mr. Amias Vaughan, Rector de Hinstocke.
" Aug. 11. Andrew Hitchin, of Sleape in p. High Ercall ... bur. & August ye 13th affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Sep. 18. John Jarvoyse was ... bur. & ye 19th affidavit was made before Mr. John Holbrooke, Rector de Edgmond.
" Oct. 3. Richard Taylor was ... bur. & ye l0th affidavit was made before Mr. Robert Whittingham, Curate of Upton Magna.
" Oct. 10. Thomas, s. of John & Ellen Jackson, of Eaton ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Hannah Chamberlaine, spinster ... bur. &. November ye 3d affidavit was made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curat de Arcall parva.

1685] Great Bolas. 57

1684, Nov. 19. Richard Smith, housholder ... bur. & ye 24 affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector of Upton parva.
" Nov. 5. Mary Hotchkis, widow, was ... bur. & ye 9th affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Nov. 9. Margarett, d. of Richard & Mary Walker ... bur. & ye 15th affidavit was made before Mr William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Nov. 16. John Hitchin, housholder ... bur. & ye 18th day affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector of Upton parva.
" Dec. 29. Richard Walker, paperman ... bur. & Jan ye 2d affidavitt was made before Mr. Will'm James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Jan. 22. Mary Walker, widow, & wife to ye aforesayd Richard Walker ... bur. & ye 27th affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Feb. 16. William Bryan & Prudence Evans, boeth of ye p. of Stoke super terne, with licence directed to ys Church, were mar.
" Feb. 26. Elizabeth Butchard, widow ... bur. & March ye 4th affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector of Upton parva.

1685. JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector & Register.
JOHN SMITH, ROBERT WALKER, Wardens.

1685, Mar. 25. Richard, ye Bastard Childe of Margarett Woodcocke, of p. Stoke ... bap. & buried Apr. 3d day, and Aprill ye eight affidavit was made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate of Ercall parva.
" Apr. 9. A Child of John Cleatons, of Eaton ... bur. & ye 15th affidavit was made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate of Ercall parva.
" Apr. 21. Samuell, s. of John Savage & Margarett ... bap.

58 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1685

1685, May 5. Elizabeth, ye daughter of Mr. Samuell Marygold & Dorothy ... bur. & ye same day affidavit was made before Mr. John Morrice, Curate of Aston.
" May 29. Thomas, s. of John & Anne Jarvoyse ... bap.
" June 25. Joan, d. of Andrew & Joan Cherrington, of Eaton ... bap.
" July 2. Elizabeth, w. of ffrancis Parrocke ... bur. and ye 6th day affidavit was made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate of Arcall parva.
" Aug. 11. Robert Bostocke, of Childs Arcall, & Timary Taylor, of this p., wth. Licence from Mr. Chanceller ... mar.
" Aug. 16. Roger Marigold, my Uncle, was ... bur. & ye 21 day affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton Parva.
" Aug. 28. Ellen, w. of William Dracott ... bur. & ye same day affidavit was made before Mr. Samuell Marigold, Curate of Hanley.
" Oct. 9. Susanna, ye d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur (my patron) & Abigail his wife ... bap.
" Oct. 23. William Robinson, an old man, was ... bur. & ye 26th affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Feb. 17. Alice Pearse, a wandering woman, was ... bur. & ye 19th affidavit was made before Mr. John Morrice, Curate of Aston.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector & Register.
RICHARD HITCHIN, ROBERT WALKER, Wardens.

1686, May 10. Dorothy Rodon, of Bolas parva, a poore woman, wth. leave from ye Curate of Hodnett ... bur. & ye 14th affidavit was made before Mr. Thomas Ankers, minister of Grinshill
" May 22. Margarett, w. of Richard Williams. of Eaton, in p. Stoke, wth. leave from ve Curate there ... bur. & May ye 26th affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.

1687] Great Bolas. 59

1686, Aug. 31. Elizabeth Jarvoyse, widow ... bur. and september the third affidavit was made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Nov. 4. Mary, d. of Mr. Isaac Taylor, of Eaton, & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Magdalene, d. of George ffelton & Magdalene ... bap.
" Dec. 26. John Taylor, of Edgmond, & Elizabeth ffelton, of ys p., by Licence from Mr. Chancellor ... mar.
" Dec. 26. James, s. of William Dracott & Ruth ... bap. & buryed ye 29th, & January ye 3d affidavit was made before Mr. John Hotchkis, Vicar of Arcoll Magna.
" Jan. 15. John Simmonds, a stranger, dying at Mr. Isaac Taylor's, of Eaton ... bur. & ye 16th affidavit was made before Mr. Andrew Corbet, Curate of Arcall parva.
" Jan. 24. John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Wellings ... bap.
" Jan. 25. Elizabeth Scutt, widow ... bur. & affidavitt was made January ye last day before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate de Ercall parva.

1687. JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector & Register.
JOHN WALKER, JOHN JARVOYSE, Wardens.

1687, Apr. 4. John Morgan., housholder ... bur. & ye 11th affidavit was made before Mr. Will'm James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Apr. 6. William, s. of ffrancis Parrocke ... bur. & Aprill ye T0th day affidavit was made before Mr. John Holbrooke, Rector de Edgmond.
" Apr. 28. Maryarett, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur, my patron, & Abigail his w ... bap.
" May 20. Margarett Walker, of Meeson, widow ... bur. & May ye 24th affidavitt was made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.

60 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1687

1687, June 7. Jane Evans, widow ... bur. & ye 12th day affidavit was made before Mr. ffrancis Hudson, Curate of Tyburton.
" June 30. Richard, s. of Joseph & Sarah Davinson, of Eaton ... bap.
" July 8. Alice Charles, widow ... bur. & 9th afft. made before Mr. Richard Price, Vicar of Drayton.
" Aug. 3. Richard Hitchin, housholder ... bur. & 7th affit. made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Aug. 14. Jone, ye daughter of Roger & Mary Evans ... bap.
" Aug. 22. John Nicklin, of litle Bolas ... bur. & 24th afft. made before Mr. James Talbott, Curat de Aston.
" Sep. 16. Dorothy, d. of John & Elizabeth Whitfield ... bap.
" Sep. 23. Richard, s. of Joseph Davinson & Sarah ... bur. & 25th afft. made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate de Arcall parva.
" Oct. 31. Jane, d. of Thomas & Jane Bettely ... bap.
" Feb. 17. Anne, d. of William & Margarett Worldly ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Samual Robinson ... bur. & 26th afft. made before William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Feb. 27. Mr. Richard Richards, Parson of Long-fford, & Mrs. Mary Hippesly, of this p., with licence from Mr. Chancellor ... mar.
" Mar. 13. Rowland, s. of William Dracott & Ruth his pretended wife ... bap.
1688, Apr. 3. Creswell, the sonne and heire of Mr. Cresswell Tayleur, my Patron, and Abigail his w ... bap.
" Apr. 16. ffrancis .Tayleur & Margarett Turner, boeth of ys p., after ye Banns was lawfully published ... mar.

1688] Great Bolas. 61

1688, May 10. Margarett, d. of Mr. Isaac Taylor & Mary ... bap.
" June 13. Susannah, w. of John Rodon ... bur. & 18th afft. made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" July 13. Margarett, d. of Mr. Isaac Taylor ... bur. & l0th afft. made before Mr. Richard Richards, Rector de Longford.
" July 25. William Latham, of Meeson, housholder ... bur. & 28th afft. made before Mr. Richard Richards, parson of Longford.
" July 25. John Tyther, of Hatton Heath, a poore man ... bur. & ye 28th afft. made before William James, parson of Upton parva.
" Aug. 3. William, ye sonne of David Phillips, of Hatton Heath, & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Joseph Turner, of p. Edgmond., & Elizabeth Barnfield, of this p., after the Banns was Lawfully published in boeth parish Churches ... mar.
" Sep. 1. John Meeson, of Podfford in p. High Ercall, housholder ... bur. & 3rd afft. made before Mr. Willm. James, Rector of Upton parva.
" Oct. 8. Richard, s. of Robert & Joan Walker ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Richard Parrocke, sojourner with his Brother William Parrocke ... bur. & 8th afft. made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Nov. 6. Hugh Ibb, of p. Stoke sup. Terne, & Margarett Hough, of ys. p., after ye Banns was Published in boeth Churches ... mar.
" Nov. 10. William Parrocke, householder ... bur. & 15th afft. made before Mr. John Tourneor, Curate of Cocksutt.
" Dec. 11. Jane, d. of John & Elizabeth Taylor ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Hugh, s. of Hugh & Margarett Ibb ... bap.

62 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1688

1688, Jan. 25. Elizabeth Webb ... bur. & 28th afft. made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Feb. 9. Anne, d. of William & Margarett Wordly ... bur. & 12th afft. made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate of Arcall parva.
" Feb. 24. William Parrocke, of ys p., & Elizabeth Simmonds, of p. Chettwin, wth. Licence from Litchffield directed to my Church ... mar.
1689, Apr. 25. Mary, d. of Joseph & Sara Davidson, of Eaton ... bap.
" May 9. William, s. of William & Margarett Wordly, of Eaton ... bap.
" July 4. Isaac, s. of John & Margarett Savage ... bap.
" July 11. Abigal, d. Of Thomas & Elizabeth Lawrinson, of Eaton ... bap.
" July 1. Alice, d. of Isaac & Mary Taylor, of Eaton ... bap.
" June 4. John. s. of Mr. Cresswell Tavleur, my patron, & Abigail ... bap.
" July 29. Anne, w. of Walter Key ... bur. & August 4th afft. made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate of Ercall parva.
" Aug. 4. William, s. of William & Margarett Wordly ... bur. & 7th afft. made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate de Ercall parva.
" Sep. 28. Cicely Whitfield, widow ... bur. & Oct. 5th afft. made before Mr. James, Rector of Upton parva.
" Nov. 24. Walter Key, of ys p., & Mary Gough, of p. Edgmond, after the Banns was lawfully published ... mar.
" Dec. 26. Margarett Stevington, of litle Bolas, wth. leave ffrom ye Curate of Hodnett ... bur. & afft. made ye 29th before Mr. Nathaniel Cureton, Curate of Hodnett.

1690] Great Bolas. 63

1689, Dec. 29. David Phillips, of ye Ware, a poore man, wth. leave from ye Vicar of Ercall Magna ... bur. & Jan. 3d day afft. made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Jan. 13. Alice, w. of John Walker ... bur. & 17th afft. made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
" Jan. 31. Charles, s. of William Dracott & Ruth his supposed wife ... bap. buryed ffeb. ye 3d, & ye 7th day afft. made. before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton.
" Feb. 18. Anne, w. of Richard Lewis, of Bolas Parva in p. Hodnett, wth. leave from ye Curate there ... bur. & 23rd afft. made before Mr. Nathaniel Cureton, Curate of Hodnett.
" Mar. 6. John Smith, housholder, & a poore man ... bur. & 11th afft. made before Mr. William James, Rector de Upton parva.
W.R.
1690, Apr. 3. Margarett, d. of John & Elizabeth Whitfield ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Jone, d. of Robert & Jone Walker ... bap.
" Apr. 5. Elizabeth. w. of John Peate, of HighHatton ... bur. & ye l0th afft. made before Samuel Holbrooke, Vicar of Stanton.
" Apr. 17. Mary, d. of William & Elizabeth Parrocke ... bap.
" Apr. 21. Susannah, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur, my patron. & Abigail his w ... bur & ye same day affidavit was made before Mr. Richard Richards, Parson of Longford.
" Apr. 21. Hester, d. of Roger & Mary Evans ... bap. buryed ye 22d day, & affidavitt was made ye 26th day before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate de Arcall parva.
" Apr. 23. William, s. of John & Elizabeth Taylor ... bap.

64 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1690

1690. JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
ROGER CHURCH, ROBERT WALKER, Wardens.

[In another hand:] JOHN TURNER, 1726.

1690, May 19. John Walker, of Eaton in p. Stoke, with leave from ye Curate there ... bur. & 23d. afft. made before Mr. Humphrey Pritchard, parson of Newport.
" July 22. John, s. of Edward Lencer, a wandring man ... bur. & 24th afft. made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, of Ercall parva.
" July 22. Elizabeth, d. of William & Margarett Wordly ... bap.
" Aug. 30. Samuell, s. of George & Magdalene ffelton ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Richard Lewis, of Bolas parva, & Catherine Pots, of Weston Jones, wth. Licence from Mr. Chancellor ... mar.
" Sep. 10. Jane Hinstocke, of Willowbridge parke, widow, aged fourscore & twelve yeares, was buryed here, & ye 13th afft. made before Mr. Shaw, Curate of Muckleston.
" Dec. 29. William, s. of Thomas Taylor & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Walter Marigold & Margarett Clarke, boeth of p. Wellington, wth. Licence from Mr. Chancellor directed to my Church ... mar.
" Mar. 6. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. Creswel Tayleur, my patron, & Abigail ... bap.
1691, Mar. 24. John Gollins & Elizabeth Walker, boeth of ys p., wth. Licence from Mr. Chancellor ... mar.
" Apr. 9. Isaac, s. of Isaac Taylor, of Eaton, & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 22. Mary, w. of Walter Key ... bur. & 25th afft. made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate de Arcall parva.
" May 5. Mary, d. of William & Ruth Dracott ... bap.

1692] Great Bolas. 65

1691, May John Pigott, of p. Chetwin, & Susanna Walker, of this p., after ye Banns was lawfully published in boeth Churches ... mar.
" Sep. 27. Walter Key & Jane Griffies, boeth of this p.., after the Banns was lawfully published ... mar.
" Oct. 22. Mary, d. of John & Mary Hand ... bap. buryed ye 23rd, & afft. made before Mr. William James, of Upton, ye 28th.
" Nov. 27. Richard Jackson, of p. Stoke ... bur. & ye 30th, John Jackson, of Eaton, in ye sd. p., made afft. before Mr. John Tourneor, Minister of Cockshutt.
" Mar. 17. John, s. of John Taylor ... bur. & ye 19th afft. made before Mr. Holbrooke, vicar of Stanton.

1692. JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector & Register.
JOHN BOLAS, WILLIAM HAZELHURST, Wardens.

1692, Mar. 30. A Bastard Childe of Sara Taylors, of the Heath ... bur. & afft. made ye 31th before Mr. Newnam, Curate of Tyberton.
" Apr. 3. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Gollins, of Meeson ... bap.
" Apr. 14. Dorothy, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur, my patron, & Abigail ... bap.
" Apr. 15. Job, s. of John Tourner, of litle Bolas Heath ... bap.
" Apr. 19. Thomas Walker, of Meeson, housholder ... bur. & 21st afft. made before Mr. Holbrook, Vic. de Stanton.
" May 27. Margery Hitchin, widow ... bur. & afft. made the 29th before Mr. Holbrooke, Vicar de Stanton.
" July 21. Susannah, d. of Roger & Mary Veavans ... bap.
" Jan. 28. William Bathoe, dying in Prison at Shrewsbury, was buryed here, & affidavit was made ye 3rd day before Mr. Wood, of Towne Justice.

66 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1692

1692, Mar. 7. Richard, s. of Walter & Jane Key ... bap.

1693. JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector & Register.
WILLIAM FARRINGTON, JOHN WALKER, Wardens.

1693, May 11. John, s. of George & Magdalen ffelton ... bap.
" July 2. Francis Puller & Anne Paddry, beoth of p. Wellington, with Licence from Mr. Chancellor, were here ... mar.
" July 9. Obadiah, s. of a poore woman yt. lay in at Peplow ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Richard, s. of Thomas & Jane Bettany ... bap.
" Dec. 21. William Walker, singleman ... bur. & 23d afft. made before Mr. Thomas Ankers, Curate of Upton magna.

1693-4, Jan. 22. The Reyerend Mr. John Tourneor late Rector of this Church & Parish of Bowlas magna, who continued
here 31 years & upward labouring in Word and Doctrine and giveing all the Instances of a Good Minister of Jesus
Christ, of a Faithfull Steward, and an Affectionate Pastor, was called hence by God to receive the Reward
of an approved Worke-Man on the 18th Day of January 169 being the 59th year of his Age, and was interred the
22d Day under the Lords Table in this Chancell which hee unconstrainedly and generously erected on his Sole
Charges about 3 years before his Death. On the 23d of Janaury Affidavit was made before Mr. Hugh Dale,
Rector of Middle.

There Aaron dyed, and there He was Buryed; and Eleazar his Son Ministered in the Priests Office in his stead. Deut: 10: 6.

1693-4, Jan. 22. William. s. of John Jarvoise, of p. Longford, Dying in this p., was here ... bur. and the same day affidavit was made before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Upton parva.
" Feb. 7. Elizabeth Walker, spinster ... bur. & 9th afft. made before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Upton parva.
" Feb. 22. Rowland Butchard, Householder ... bur. and the day following afft. made before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate of Ercall parva.

1694] Great Bolas. 67

Januarij vicessimo sexto Ano Dom.
Ego Johan: Tourneor, Art: Alag: Oxoniens. ad Rectoriam & Ecclesiam Parochialem de Bowlas Magna cum suis Juribus
et Membris et Pertinentijs Universis. Promotus et Prmsentatus eram, per Ornatissimum necnon Generosissimum
Virum Creswellum Taleur Armigerum, Rectorim et Ecclesim predictor, Patronum Indubitatum.
January Die vicessimo nono Ano Dom: 1691.

Ego Johan. Tourneor Predict. Rector Rectorim et Ecclesim Parochialis Prmdict. Admissus Inductus, Investitus
per Reverendissimum in Xto. Patrm. et Domm. Willielmum Permissione Divina Covent: et Lichen. Episcopum.
Februarij Die vicessimo, Ano Dom. 1691.

Ego Johan. Tourneor Predictus, Inductus eram in realem, actualem, et Corporalem Possessionem Rectorim, et
Ecclesim Parochialis de Bowlas magna, cum suis membris, Juribus et Pertinentijs universis, per Reverendum
Richardum Blakeway Vicarium de Ercall magna.
Martij Die vicessimo quinto An° Dom. 1694.

Articulos Religiones et Preces Com'unes Recitavi in Ecclesia parochiali prmdicta, plena Parochianorum Congregatione,
necnon Assensum et Consensum pro more, et juxta Decretum Parliamenti in hac parte editum, Declaravi.

Anno AErae Xtian 1694.
JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
GEORGE FELTON, THOMAS WALKER, Wardens.

1694, Apr. 5. James, s. of Thomas Taylor, junr., & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 15. Timison, d. of William Dracott & Ruth his supposed Wife ... bap.
" Apr. 21. Susanna, w. of Thomas Robinson, of Meeson-Heath, dyeing in Child-Bearing ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Upton Parva, ye 25th.
" May 6. William, s. of Mr. Cresswell Tayleur, my patron, & Abigail ... bap.

William Ld. Bp. of this Dioceese visited and Confirmed at Hodnett, ye 8th.

68 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1694

Hee visited & Confirmd at Shifnall June 28.
Hee visited & Confirmd at Wellington ye 29.
Hee visited & Confirmd at Newport ye 30.

1694, July 14. John, s. of William & Elizabeth Thomas ... bap.
" Sep. 3. Mary, w. of Thomas Meeson, of Meeson ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Upton Parva, ye 6th.
" Mar. 6. Roger Church, aged 88 years ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Upton parva, ye l0th.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1695.
JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
WILLIAM THOMAS, THOMAS WALKER, Wardens.

1695, Apr. 1. Margery Smith, a very Aged Woman, being accidentally drowned at meeson-Bridge ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Upton Parva, ye 4th.
" Apr. 3. Mary Butchard, widow ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. John Holbrook, Rector of Edgemond, ye 7th.
" Apr. 5. John Walker, of Meeson, an unmarryed man ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Upton Parva, ye 7th.
" Apr. 18. Thomas, s. of John Tyther, of Paineslane, dyeing at Eaton, was (with leave from the Curate of Stoake) here ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. Turner, Curate of Upton Parva, ye 19th.
" June 16. William. s. of Robert & Anne Whitfield, of Meeson ... bap.
" July 3. John, s. of John Tourneor, Rector of this p.., & Katherine his w., Born the third Day of July at halfe an hour after seven in the Morning,
Longissimis Acerbissimis, Acutissimisque Puerperij Laboribus Matre defungente, Partus Periculosissimus, at

1696] Great Bolas. 69

tandem Tutus; pro hoc Gaudio insperato, Coeleste Numen mterne Laudandum. Hee was Baptized the same Day about twelve of the Clock.

1695, Sep. 18. John, s. of John & Mary Hoggins, of Bowlas Heath ... bap.
" Oct. 3. John Hoggins aforesaid, an Infant ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. Turner, Curate of Upton Parva, ye 7th.
" Nov. 20. William Whitfield, an infant, the s. of Robert & Anne Whitfield ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. Jon. Greenwood, Ye -.
" Jan. 16. John Wilde & Martha Taylor, Widdow, both of this p., after the Publication of Banns ... mar.
" Feb. 4. Thomas Turner, of p. Ercall magna & Margaret Podmore, of this p., after the Publication of Banns in both the Parish-Churches ... mar.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1696.
JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
RICHARD TOURNEOR, JOHN WILDE, Wardens.

1696, Mar. 31. Saraht d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur & Abigail ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Andrew Steyington, of Bowlas Parva (with leaye from the Curate of Hodnett) ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Upton Parva, ye 5th.
" May 12. William, s. of Francis Taylor, of Eaton, & Jone ... bap.
" June 30. Sarah, d. of Mr. Cresswell Tayleur & Abigail ... bur. Afft. before Mr. William Holbrook ye same day.
" July 14. Anne, w. of Thomas Robinson, of Meeson-Heath, Dyeing in Child Bearing ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Holbrook ye 20th.

70 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1696

1696, Oct. 17. Anne Tourneor, d. of John Tourneor & Katharine, being a Twinn-child, was born Saturday the 17th day of October, about 12 of the Clock at night., & bap. next Morning.
" Nov. 21. Mr. Jonathan Laurence, Vicar of Rockwardine, & Judith Joice my Sister-in-Law, by vertue of a Licence directed from Mr. Chancellor to my Church ... mar.
" Dec. 6. William, s. of Robert & Anne Whitfield, of Meeson ... bap.
" Dec. 13. George Felton, Senr., House-holder, aged 89 ... bur. Afft. made before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Upton Parva, ye 15th.
" Dec. 26. John, s. of John Tyther, of Hatton-heath, and William, s. of William & Mary Hinstock, of Eaton, both ... bap.
" Mar. 2. Mary, d. of John & Mary Hoggins ... bap.

Anno AErae Xtian 1697.

1697, Apr. 19. Elizabeth,, d. of Thomas Walker, of Meeson & Katharine ... bap.
" July 13. Susanna Middleton, w. of Edward Middleton ... bur. Afft. before Mr. George Turner, Curate of Longdon,, ye 18th.
" July 21. John, s. of Thomas Williams, a wandering Cobler ... bap.
" Aug. 9. Martha Holland, Widdow, wth. leave from the Curate of Upton Parva, was here ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Turner, Curate of Longdon, ye l0th.
" Sep. 13. Jane Savage, widdow, aged 84 ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Humphrey Pritchard. Minister of Newpt., ye 18.
" Dec 27. Anne, d. of John Jackson, of Eaton ... bap.
" Jan. 1. Mary Evans, an aged Woman (Spinster) ... bur. Afft. before William Yonge, Esqr., Justice for the Peace, ye 6th.

1698] Great Bolas. 71

1697, Jan. 6. William, s. of John Tourneor, Rector of this p., & Katharine his w., was Born on the Feast of Epiphany at halfe an hour past 5 in the Morning, & bap. the same day.
" Mar. i0. Anne Whitfield, Spinster ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Andrew Corbett, Curate of Ercall Parva.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
JOHN DOUGHTY, THOMAS MEESON, Church-Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1698.

1698, May 2. William, s. of Gualter & Jane Key ... bap.
" May 24. Richard Phillips, an aged man, who had been a Servant at this Parsonage allmost threescore years ... bur. Afft. made the Same Day before the Rector of Hinstock.
" June 5. Elizabeth Meeson, being about 19 years of Age ... bap.
" June 21. George Catherick, a young man ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Holbrook, Curate of Whithington.
" June 23. Samual Jarvoise, a young man ... bur. Afft,. made before Mr. Corbett, Clerk.
" June 25. Elizabeth Meeson ... bur. Afft. before ye Curate of Upton.
" June 30. Mary, d. of Thomas Walker & Katharine ... bap.
" Aug. 30. Francis Parrocke,, householder, was Buryed, he was a poor man, William Smith & Roger Church were appointed. Executors of his verball Will & Testament. Afft. made before Mr. [blank].
" Nov. 8. Humphrey Bennett (a Pauper) ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Taylor was born on May Day 1697, and bap. on Christmas Day 1698.
" Feb. 3. Richard Walker & Jane Beard, after the Publication of Banns, were ... mar.
" Feb. 9. Elizabeth Preesely, a very aged Woman (& one of our Parish Poor) ... bur.

72 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1698

1698, Feb. 21. Hannah, d. of Thomas Robinson & Hannah ... bap.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
WILLIAM SMITH, GUALTER KEY, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Christian 1699.

1099, May 20. John Catherick, yeoman, liveing at northwood in the p. Prees, & Margaret Walker, of this p., after the Publication of Banns in both Parish-Churches ... mar.
" June 21. Robert Haynes, a domestick Servant to Mr. Cresswell Tayleur, of Meeson, bur., the Executors of his last Will are Mr. Creswell Tayleur & John Tourneor, Clerk.
" July 7. Margaret Evans, d. of Roger Evans (a poor man) ... bur.
" July 7. Martha Draycott, d. of William & Ruth Draycott (Paupers) ... bap.
" Aug. 30. William Worly, of Eaton, yeoman, with leave from ye Curate of Stoak upon Team, was bur. here intestate.
" Sep. 17. Elizabeth Stevington, of Bowlas parva, was bur. here. The Sole Executer of her last Will is Charls Wall, of Salop.
" Oct. 6. John Jackson, of Eaton, yeoman, with leave from ye Curate of Stoak upon Tearn, was bur. here, intestate.
" Oct. 6. Susanna, d. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Brooke, of Bowlas Parva ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Jacob, s. of Jacob Bridge, of Eaton, with leave from the Curate of Stoak super Tearn, was bur. here.
" Oct. 27. Elizabeth, d. of Ralph & Elizabeth Dickinson, of Eaton ... bap.
" Oct. 30. Elizabeth, w. of Ralph Dickinson, of Eaton., with leave from ye Curate of Stoak, was bur. here.
" Oct. 29. Richard Pickstock, of Drayton in Hales, and my sister Margarett Tourneor, by vertue of a Licence from Mr. Chancellr. directed to my Church ... mar.

1700] Great Bolas. 73

1699, Oct. 29. Thomas Geary, of p. Edgmond, & Hannah Jarvoise, of this p., after the Publication of Banns in both Parish-Churches ... mar.
" Nov. 29. Sarah, w. of Joseph. Davison,, of Eaton, with leave from the Curate of Stoake, was ... bur. here.
" Dec. 11. Thomas Meeson, Senior, was, Buryed at the Buryall-Place of the [Scharyes ?] near Drayton. [This entry has been scratched out.]
" Jan. 2. Susanna, d. of Robert & Anne Whitfield, ofMeeson ... bap.
" Jan. 5. Thomas, s. of Thomas Walker, of Meeson, & Katharine ... bap.
" Jan. 16. John, s. of Richard & Jane Walker, of Meeson ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Rebekah, a Bastard-Child of Anne Jarvoise, of Bolas Heath (The Father unknown), pauper ... bap.
" Mar. 5. Mary, d. of Jonathan Glover & Elizabeth, of p. Eccleshall ... bap.
" Apr. 2. John Farrington & Mary Sutton ... mar.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
WILLIAM SMITH, ROBERT WHITFIELD, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1700.

1700, May 1. Michael Walker, of p. Staunton, was ... bur. here.
" May 7. Mr. Edward Bury, of Eaton in p. Stoak (who was Rector of this p. in the time of Cromwell's usurpation), was bur. here.
" May 11. Mary Glover (an infant) ... bur.
" June 15. Jane,, w. of Thomas Betteley ... bur.
" June 16. Samuell, s. of Thomas & Hannah Geary ... bap.
" Aug. 6. John Smith, Singleman ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Andrew Corbett, 11th.
" Sep. 23. Mary Brookes (an infant), the Bastard Child of Mary Brookes, of Bowlas ... bur. Afft. before William Yonge, Eqr., we 28.

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1700, Oct. 14. Richard Tourneor, s. of John Tourneor, Rector of this p., & Katharine his w., was Born the 14th day of October, about one of the Clock in the Morning, and bap. the same Day.
" Oct. 15. Margarett, d. of Thomas Robinson & Hannah ... bap.
" Oct. 31. John Robinson, of Meeson, Householder, Dyeing Intestate, was ... bur. Affidavit of his Burying in Woollen was made before Mr. William Sockett, Nov. ye 5th.
" Nov. 28. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Meeson ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Jane, d. of Thomas Taylor & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 22. William Worrall, of p. Leighton, & Sarah Farrington, of this p., after Banns ... mar.
[This last entry has since been scratched out.]

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
JOHN SAVAGE, THOMAS WALKER, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1701.

1701, May 13. Jane, d. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Glover ... bap.
" June 6. Anne Preeseley (Pauper) ... bur.
" Nov. 8. Anne, w. of John Jervis (a poor Day-Labourer) ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Ben: Clemson, ye 15th.
" Apr. 22. William Worrall, of p. Leighton, & Sarah Farrington, of this p., after ye legall Publication of Banns in both the parish-Churches ... mar.
" Dec. 4. Robert Walford, of p, Middle, & Elizabeth Haynes, of p. High Offley, by vertue of a Licence from Mr. Chancellour directed to my Church ... mar.
" Feb. 11. Robert Jefferies, of p. Norbury, & Ellenor Walker, of this p., after a legall publication of Banns, &c ... mar.
" Feb. 18. Thomas, s. of John & Mary Hoggins ... bap.

1703] Great Bolas. 75

1701, Mar. 9. Mary Hitchin (spinster), Dying at Upton, was bur. here. Her Executor is William Farrington of Great Bowlas. Afft. before Mr. Ben Clemson, ye 12th.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
THOMAS BETTELEY, JOHN WILDE, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1702.

1702, June 29. Jane Betteley (spinster), d. of Thomas Betteley (Weaver) ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Clemson, of Upton.
" July 7. Joseph Turnear, s. of John Tourneor (Rector of this p.) & Katharine his w., was Born the seyenth day of July Between five and. six of the Clock in the Morning,, and ... bap. the same day.
" Sep. 27. Margaret, d. of Richard & Jane Walker, of Aleeson ... bap.
" Oct. 30. Samuell, s. of Thomas & Hannah Robinson, of Meeson ... bap.
" Nov. 24. William, s. of Thomas & Mary Meeson ... bap.
" Jan. 28. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Betteley ... bap.
" Mar. 9. John Bury, of Eaton, p. Stoke upon Tearn, bur. here. Afft. before Wm. Yonge, Esqr., ye 12th.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
ROGER CHURCH, THOMAS TURNER, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1703.

1703, Apr. 2. John, s. of Thomas & Katharine Walker, of Meeson ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Joseph,. s. of Jacob Bridge, of Eaton in p. Stoake ...bap.
" Apr. 20. William Draycott (a poor man) ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Corbett, ye 26th.
" Apr. 23. Abigail Briscoe (a maid-servant) ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Clemson, ye 27th.
" [June 29.] Mary, d. of Samuell & Mary Hotckis, ... bap. on St. Peters day.
" Aug. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Johnathan & Elizabeth Glover ... bap.

76 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1703

1703, Sep. 5. Jane Tayleur (spinster) ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Yonge ye 9th.
" Sep. 24. Anne, d. of Thomas & Hannah Geary ... bap.
" Dec. 25. Timothy Tourneor, s. of John Tourneor (Rector of this p.) & Katharine his w., was Born upon the Feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Saviour, about nine of the Clock in the Morning, & bap. the same day.
" Jan. 13. Mary Bury (Widdow), of Eaton in p .Stoake upon-Tearne, Dyeing Intestate, was with leave from the Curate of Stoak upon Tearne, bur. here. Afft. before Mr. Corbett ye 20th.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
WILLIAM PARROCKE, THOMAS MEESON, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1704.

1704, Mar. 26. John, s. of John & Margarett Hitchin ... bap.
" Sep. 23. Richard Hatherton, of Eaton in p. Stoake upon Tearne, & my Sister Mary Tourneor, of this p., after legall publication of Banns in both Parish Churches ... mar.
" Oct. 29. Thomas, s. of Tliomas & Hannah Robinson, of Meeson ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Andrew Bathawe (pauper) ... bur. Afft. before William Yonge, Esqr., ye 7th.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
JOHN HITCHIN, JOHN WALKER, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1705.

1705, Apr. 2. Elizabeth Smith (widdow) ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Clemson, ye 9th.
" Apr. 6. Katharine Felton (widdow) ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Corbett ye 15th.
" Apr. 10. George. s. of Thomas & Katharine Walker, of Meeson ... bap.
" May 13. Mary, d. of Richard & Jane Walker, of Meeson ... bap.
" [June 13]. Johannes Tourneor, Filius natu maximus Johannes et Katharine Tourneor, cum tatem bilustrem tantum
non attigerat, hauc ignobilem Vitam ffastidiens, et immortalem antietans, Ccelum Petivit Idibus Junij 1705.
Ostendunt Terris Hunc tantum Fata, nec ultra Esse sinunt. Moribus Affabilis, Forma Spectabilis, apto.
Artibus Ingenio, Gnate Beate, Vale.

1707] Great Bolas. 77

1705, Aug. 23. John, s. of John Hoggins & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 23. Samuell, s. of Thomas Taylor & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Samuell Tyther, of Eaton in p. Stoke upon Team, with leave from ye Rector there, was bur. here. Afft. before Mr. Corbett ye 29.
" Dec. 25. John Hoggins (an infant) ... bur. Afft. before Mr. Clemson ye 30.
" Jan. 28. Mary Tourneor, d. of John Tourneor (Rector of this p.) & Katharine his w., was Born upon the 28th day of January about a quarter of an hour before 12 of the Clock in the morning, & bap. the same day.
" Feb. 7. Thomas Hitchin, s. of John & Margarett Hitchin, born ye 1st ... bap.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
JOHN HITCHIN, THO: ROBINSON, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1706.

1706, Dec. 1. Benjamin, s. of Thomas & Mary Betteley ... bap.
" Feb. 20. William Adams, of p. Hodnett, & Anne Smith, of this p., after a Publication of Banns according to the Canon ... mar.
" Mar. 23. Sarah, d. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Glover, of Meeson ... bap.

JOHN HITCHIN, THOMAS WALKER, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1707.

1707, June 15. John, s. of Richard & Margarett Smith, of Bowlas ... bap.
" July 6. Mary, d. of Thomas Geary (of p. Edgmond) & Hannah ... bap.
" Aug. 3. John, s. of Richard Hatherton, of Eaton in p. Stoake, & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 17. Richard, s. of William & Anne Smith ... bap.

78 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1707

1707, Aug. 19. Richard, s. of William & Anne Smith ... bur.
" Aug. 22. Anne Smith, w. of William Smith ... bur.
" Oct. 3. Katharine Tourneor, d. of John Tourneor, Rector of this p., & Katharine his w., was Born the third day of October about nine of the Clock in the morning, & bap. the same Day.
" Oct. 6. Anne, d. of John James & Anne ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Richard Wilks, of this p., & Martha Meeson, of p. Shaw bury (after a legall Publication of Banns in both Parish Churches) ... mar.
" Dec. 5. Rachell, d. of Thomas Meeson & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Richard, s. of Thomas & Katharine Walker ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Margaret, d. of Charls & Margaret Hayward ... bap.
" Feb. 29. Elizabeth, d. of John & Margaret Hitchin ... bap.

WILLIAM FELTON, THOMAS WALKER, Wardens.
Anno AErae Xtianae 1708.

1708, June 27. Elizabeth, d. of William & Anne Adams, of Marchomly ... bap.
" July 7. Mary, w. of John Hoggins ... bur.
" July 15. An old wandering Woman ... bur.
" July 23. James & William, sons of Richard & Mary Brazenill, of p. Childs Ercoll ... bap.
The said Mary Brazenill Bore at ye same time a Daughter which Dyed soon after it was Born.
" Dec. 27. John Hoggins & Margarett Adney, both of this p., after a Publication of Banns according to the Canon ... mar.
" Jan. 20. William Bryan & Sarah Higginson, both of this p., after a Publication of Banns &c ... mar.
" Feb. 3. Margarett Hinstock (widdow), of Eaton in p Stoke, bur. here.
" Feb. 13. Mary. d. of John & Mary Jervis ... bap.

1709] Great Bolas. 79

1708, Mar. 1. John Flemming & Anne Owen, both of p. Ercall Magna, upon a Certificate under the Hand of the Vicar of Ercall, of the legall Publication of the Banns in that Church ... mar
" Mar. 24. Thomas Tayleur (Householder), a poor man ... bur.

WILLIAM FELTON, THOMAS TURNER, Wardens.
Anno AErae Xtianae 1709.

1709, Apr. 30. Mary, w. of Timothy Rodon, of Little Bowlas bur. here.
" May 13. William Johnson, of Waters Upton, aged 94 years, bur. here.
" May 31. John Whitfiell (Householder) an aged man ... bur.
" June 7. Elizabeth Whitfield, w. of the said John Whitfield ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Margery Johnson, widdow, aged near an hundred years ... bur.
" Oct. 3. Hester Whitfield, the Wife [of] Richard Whitfield ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Martha Tourneor, d. of John Tourneor (Rector of this Parish) and Katharine his w., was Born on the second day of October about ten of the Clock at Night, & bap. next morning.
" Sep. 25. Mary, d. of Richard Whitfield & Hester ... bap.
" Sep. 7. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Katharine Walker ... bap.
" Sep. 9. Hester, d. of John & Anne James ... bap.
" Nov. 16. John, s. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Glover ... bap.
" Nov. 30. Mary Whitfield (an infant), the d. of Richard Whitfield ... bur.
" Dec. 3. Richard, s. of Richard & Margaret Smith ... bap.
" Feb. 17. Mary Bryan (an aged woman), w. of Thomas Bryan ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Richard Walker. of Oakhurst in p. Ercall Magna, was bur. here.

RICHARD TOURNEOR, ROBERT WALKER, Wardens.

80 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1710

Anno AErae Xtianae 1710.

1710, Apr. 10. John Glover (an infant), s. of Jonathan & Eliz: Glover ... bur.
" Apr. 18. Creswell Tayleur, Esqr., my Honourd and Generous Patron, Dyed the 16th of Aprill (being the Lords Day), about two of the Clock in ye evening, & was Bury'd the 18th Day.
" Apr. 20. Sarah, d. of John & Margaret Hitchin ... bap.
" Aug. 27. Isaac, s. of Thomas Taylor & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 4. Charls, s. of Charls Hayward & Margaret ... bap.
" Feb. 11. William, s. of William Adams & Anne ... bap.

WILLIAM SMITH, THOMAS MEESON, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1711.

1711, Aug. 24. Margaret Church, w. of Roger Church, an aged Woman ... bur.
" Oct. 1. Thomas Jervis, householder, a very aged man ... bur.
" Oct. 15. Elizabeth Brooke, Widdow, an aged Woman ... bur.
" July 20. Margaret, w. of Charles Hayward ... bur.
" July 22. John, s. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Glover ... bap.
" July 31. Charls Hayward, an infant ... bur.
" Dec. 22. William, s. of Robert & Magdalene Adams ... bap.
" Dec. 30. John, s. of John & Mary Jervis ... bap.

JOHN HOGGINS, JOHN WALKER, Wardens.
Anno AErae Xtianae 1712.

1712, May 4. George. base s. of Jone Evans ... bap.
" June 10. John, s. of John Tourneor, Rector of this p., & Katharine his w., was Born on the Tenth Day of June (being Whitsun Tuesday) about a quarter and halfe after eight in the Morning, & bap. the same day.
" June 23. Samual, s. of Thomas & Mary Betteley ... bap.
" June 26. Sarah Lathem, widdow, a very aged Woman ... bur.

1714] Great Bolas. 81

1712, July 3. William, s. of Richard & Margarett Smith ... bap.
" July 6. Benjam Higginson, of p. Wem, & Mary Booth, of p. Loppington, by vertue of a Licence directed to my Church ... mar.
" Sep. 28. John, s. of John & Anne James ... bap.
" Jan. 2. Mr. John Fieldhouse. Curate of Kinnardsly, & Mrs. Jane Tayleur, by vertue of a Licence directed to my Church ... mar.
" Feb. 12. John Burgin & Sarah Griffis, after a Canonicall Publication of Banns ... mar.

RICHARD TOURNEOUR, JOHN WILDE, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1713.

1713, Mar. 29. Martha, d. of John & Margarett Hitchin ... bap.
" Apr. 13. John Mason, of p. Eyton on the Wilde-Mores, & Deborah Bryan, after a Canonical Publication of the Banns ... mar.
" June 26 Elizabeth Walker, of Meeson, widow ... bur.
" Sep. 6. William. s. of John Rodon & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 25. George, s. of John Bishop, of Meeson, & Judeth ... bap.
" Oct. 9. William Arnway, of p. Childs Arcoll, & Margaret Gittins, of this p., after a Canonicall Publication of Banns ... mar.
" Oct. 6. Jane, d. of Thomas Walker & Katharine ... bap.
" Feb. 4. Roger Sydes & Eleanor Ash, after a Canonicall Publication of Banns ... mar.
" Oct. 30. Elizabeth, W. of William Parrock ... bur.
" Feb. 24. Mary Brown ... bur.
" Mar. 9. John, s. of Robert Adams & Magdalen ... bap.

THOMAS BETTELY, JOHN BISHOP, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1714.

1714, Apr. 20. Roger Church, an aged man ... bur.
" May 1. Mr. John Harding, of Namptwich, co. Chester, & Mrs. Jane Nicholls, of Drayton, co. Salop. by vertue of a Licence directed to my Church ... mar.
" May 2. Thomas, s. of Richard Smith & Margaret ... bap.

82 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1714

1714, June 30. Stephen Traffock ... bur.
" July 8. Richard Taylor, s. of Richard Tayleur & [blank] ... bur.
" July 25. Thomas. s. of John Owen & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 11. Thomas Turner, of Meeson ... bur.
" Jan. 16. Thomas Higginson & Elizabeth Groom, both of p. Wem, by Vertue of a Licence directed to my Church ... mar.
" Mar. 1. Richarl Smith (an infant), s. of Richard & Margaret Smith, being drowned at ye Paper Mill ... bur.

JOHN JAMES, THOMAS MEESON, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1715.

1715, June 26. William Parrock & Margaret Weston, after a Canonical Publication of Banns ... mar.
" July 30. Sarah Smith. of Eaton, with leave from from ye Rector of Stoke ... bur.
" July 31. John, base child of Richard Williams & Jone Evans ... bap.
" Aug. 22. John Lewis. of p. Cheswardine, & Anne Jervis, of this p., after a Canonicall Publication of Banns ... mar.
" Sep. 3. Thomas Jones, s. of a wandering Woman ... bur.
" Sep. 1. Sarah, d. of Richard Fryer & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 15. Mary, w. of Thomas Tyther, of Eaton ... bur.
" Oct. 30. James, s. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Glover, of Meeson ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Susannah, d. of John & Mary Jervis ... bap.
" Dec. 6. Mary, d. of John & Margaret Hitchin ... bap.
" Dec. 27. John Yates, of Cold Hatton ... bur.
" Jan. 14. Joseph & Elizabeth Richardson ... bap.
" Jan. 22. James, s. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Glover ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Joseph Richardson, ye aforesaid Infant ... bur.
" Jan. 24. John, base Child of Richard Williams & Jone Eyans ... bur.

WILLIAM PARROCK, THO: WALKER, Wardens.

1716, Mar. 25. Roger Evans, Householder ... bur.

1717] Great Bolas. 83

1716, Apr. 18. James, s. of John & Mary Rodon ... bap.
" Apr. 25. Eleanor Parrock (pauper) ... bur.
" June 7. Sarah, d. of William Parrocke & Margarett ... bap.
" July 6. John Jervis, an aged man ... bur.
" July 12. John Jervis, an infant ... bur.
" July 22. John Hitchin (a youth) ... bur.
" Aug. 6. John Vaughan (a servant), who was accidentally drownd ... bur.
" Aug. 22. Dorothy Yates (Widow) ... bur.
" Sep. 3. Joan, w. of Edward Price, of Little Bowlas ... bur.
" Jan. 1. John, s. of Samuell & Mary Hotchkis ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Hannah, d. of Robert & Magdalen Adams ... bap
" Jan. 22. Mrs. Mary Tourneor, my dear and honoured Mother, dyeing in the Eightyeth year of her Age, was Buryed close to ye Communion Table on ye North-side.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
JOHN HITCHIN, JOHN WILDE, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1717.

1717, May 2. Martha. d. of Thomas Adams, of Little Bowlas, & Mary ... bap.
" June 29. Richard, s. of Richard & Margarett Smith ... bap.
" Aug. 29. Richard Smith, aforesaid ... bur.
" Oct. 21. John Hughes & Ellen Gill, after a Canonicall Publication of Banns ... mar.
" Nov. 10. Katharine, d. of John Lewis & Anne ... bap.
" Jan. 22. Elizabeth Bloomer (a Wandering woman) here ... bur.
" Feb. 11. Sarah, d. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Glover ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Sarah, d. of Richard & Sarah Williams ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Andrew, s. of John & Margaret Hitchin ... bap.
" Mar. 17. My dear Son, Joseph Tourneor, after an year's Visitation with Bodyly Misery of a Very extraordinary and
unintelligle Nature, was by the great mercy of God Released and Translated to the Rest laid up for the
People of God, about four of the Clock in the Morning of the r7th day of March, and was Buryed the 18th day
in ye Chancell of Bowlas Magna.

84 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1718

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
RICHARD SMITH, THOMAS WALKER, Ch: W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1718.

1718, Apr. 3. Mary, d. of John & Ellen Hughs ... bap.
" June 2.. Anne Geary, d. of Thomas & Hannah Geary ... bur.
" June 23. Edward Jervis (singleman) ... bur.
" Aug. 3. John, s. of John Jervis & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 31. George, s. of Richard & Margaret Smith ... bap.
" Sep. 24. Job, s. of John & Mary Roden ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Charles Howard (pauper) ... bur.
" Dec. 26. George Smith aforesaid ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Mrs. Jane Fieldhouse, Wid. of the Revd. Mr. John Fieldhouse, was Buryed here.

JOHN HITCHIN, THOMAS HARPER, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1719.

1719, June 30. John Peat, of High Hatton, Buryed here.
" July 24. Thomas, s. of Thomas Adams & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 2. William, s. of John Bishop & Judeth ... bap.
" Sep. 24. Thomas, s. of Jonathan Glover & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Mary, w. of Robert Smith, of Eaton ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Elizabeth, d. of John Hughs & Ellen ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Anne, d. of John Adams & Eleanor ... bap.
" Dec. 6. Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth Jervis, both of this p., after Banns ... mar.
" Jan. 13. Thomas, s. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Glover ... bur.
" Jan. 14. Dorothy, d. of Saml. Hodgkis & Mary ... bap.

GEORGE FELTON, JOHN WILDE, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1720.

1720, Apr. 14. Mary, d. of Richard Smith & Margaret ... bap.
" June 11. Margaret Savage ... bur.
" June 24. Mr. John Mansell & Hannah Skitt, Both of p. Newport, by virtue of a Licence directed to my Church ... mar.

1722] Great Bolas. 85

[This last entry is written over an erased entry.]

1720, Sep. 18. Mr. John Corbett & Mrs. Elizabeth Waterfall, Both, of p. Holy Cross in the Town of Salop, by virtue of a Licence directed to this Church, were mar. here.
" Oct. 4. John, s. of John Ibb & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 16. John Hodgkis (an infant), s. of Samuel & Mary Hodgkis ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Hannah, d. of Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 12. John, s. of Richard Williams & Sarah ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Mary, d. of John Adams & Eleanor ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Matthew, s. of William Ames & Margaret ... bap.

RICHD. TOURNEOR, RICHD. WHITTINGHAM, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1721.

1721, May 2. Creswell, s. of Mr. Cresswell Tayleur & Martha ... bap.
" Aug. 13. Elizabeth, w. of William Smith, senr. ... bur.
" Aug. 31. Mary, w. of Thomas Meeson ... bur.
" Sep. 24. Edward Price, of Little Bowlas (pauper), aged 93 ... bur.
" Nov. 5. Anne Turner (Widow), of Henny Lane, an aged woman, bur. here.
" Dec. 2. John Turner, of Bowlas parva, bur. here.
" Dec. 16. Thomas, s. of John Roden & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 23. William, s. of William Parrock & Margaret ... bap.
" Mar. 14. John Sayage, dying at Eaton, was bur. here.
" Mar. 16. Mary, w. of Thomas Betteley ... bur.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector.
WILLIAM SYMMONDS, THOMAS MEESON, Wardens.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1722.

1722, Apr. 17. Ellen, d. of John Hughs & Ellen ... bap.
" May 1. John Symmonds & Margaret Symmonds, dying of the Small Pox ... bur.
" June 19. William, s. of Thomas & Mary Adams, of Little Bowlas ... bap.
" June 29. George, s. of Robert & Magdalene Adams ... bur.

86 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1722

1722, July 8. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Whittingham & Martha ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Samuel, s. of John Jervis & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 25. John, s. of Thomas Taylor, of Little Bowlas, & Sarah ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Margarett Turner ... bur.
" Dec 25. Elizabeth Hodgkis (pauper) ... bur.
" Jan. 13. Katharine. d. of William Adams & Anne ... bap.
" Jan. 14. Samual, s. of Richard Smith & Margarett ... bap.
" Feb. 16. John Walker (House Holder) ... bur.

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A Terrier Exhibited 1698.
A Terrier Exhibited 1701.
A Terrier Exhibited 1705.
A Terrier Exhibited 1718.
A Terrier put in 1722.

The Tenement that John Hoggins liveth on, served the Office of Church Warden in ye years 1627, 1633, 1645, 1666, 1677, 1687.

My Son Richard was Admitted of Trin: Coll: Oxon, on ye 24th of May 1718. Quod Fcelix Faustumque sit.

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The Old Church demolishd on ye 10 of April: 1727.
The New Church Opend ye 23d of June: 1728.

A Terrier was deliverd into ye Registry at Lichfield on the 29th of August 1730.
Another the 9th of August 1733.
Terrier and Copy of ye Register was deliver'd on the l0th Septr. 1745.
A Terrier & Copy of ye Register was delivered on ye 9th of August 1748.
[Another ye first of August 1752 erased].
Another the 19th of September 1752.
A Copy of the Regester deliver'd Augt. 1759.
Do. Sept. 6, 1763.

1724] Great Bolas. 87

Anno AErae Xtianae: 1723.

1723, Apr. 26. John Jervis (an Infant) ... bur.
" May 18. Thomas Taylor (Pauper) ... bur.
" May 24. Mary Ibb (an infant) ... bur.
" June ,14. Elizabeth, d. of John Adams & Eleanor ... bap.
" Aug. 16. John Smith (a young man) ... bur.
" Nov. 5. John Morris, of p. Hodnet, & Timison Draycott, of this p., after a Canonicall Publication of Banns in both Churches were ... mar.
" Dec. 8. Samual Smith (an Infant) ... bur.
" Jan. 2. Thomas, s. of Thomas Taylor & Elizabeth ... bap.
" [no date]. John Wilde, of p. Edgemond, & Mary Meeson, of this p., after a Canonicall Publication of Banns in both Churches were ... mar.
" Jan. 18. Eleanor Jackson (widow) ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Mary, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur & Martha ... bap.
" Feb. 22. John Betteley (a young man) ... bur.
" Mar. 3. The aforesaid Mary Tayleur ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Elizabeth Walker, of Meeson, a widow ... bur.

JOHN TOURNEOR, Rector [signs to 1741].
THOMAS HOGGINS, THOMAS WALKER, Ch. W.
[scribbled:] Tomas Walker, 1724.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1724.

1724, Apr. 26. Joseph, s. of John Ibb & Mary ... bap.
" May 9. Joseph, s. of John & Sarah Jones ... bur.
" June 5. William Parrock (householder) ... bur.
" June 7. Joseph Ibb aforesaid ... bur.
" June 7. James, s. of James Taylor & Anne ... bap.
" June 15. Thomas, s. of Richard Whittingham & Martha ... bap.
" June 19. George Walker, a young man, being kill'd by a Wagon ... bur.
" June 20. Mary, d. of Peter Matthews & Jane ... bap.
" Aug. 15. Mary, d. of John Morris & Timison ... bap.
" Aug. 8. William Smith, senr .... bur.

88 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1724

1724, Nov. 12. John Amlington, of p. Ashford, co. Hereford, & Elizabeth Turner, of this p., after a Publication of ye Banns according to ye Canon were ... mar.
" Jan. 1. Richard Betteley ... bur.

THOMAS FLETCHER, ROBERT MINORS, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae: 1725.
1725, May 14. Timison, w. of John Morris ... bur.
" June 18. Sampson, s. of John Roden & Mary ... bap.
" June 20. Sampson Roden aforesaid ... bur.
" July 10. Anne, d. of Robert Hughs & Anne ... bap.
" Nov. 23. My son William Tourneor and Mrs. Mary Edwards were Marryed at Hanmer in Flintshire.
" Nov. 28. John, s. of John Groom & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 3. Thomas Bryan, a very aged man ... bur.

Katharina Tourneor, Uxor Charissima Johan: Tourneor hujus Ecclesim Rectoris Mulier Venustate Corporis, Dotibus
Moribusque Vitae non Vulgaris, Ictu Apoplectico-Paralytico repente Correpta Die Decimo mensis Martij,
Ergastulo Corporis soluta erat Die decimo Cujus Quantum Marti cessit, Die vigesso: primo Ejusd mensis
Tumulo mandatu fuit Intra Cancellos Chori ad septentrionalis Parietis Fundamentu Anno AEtatis 58, et Christi 1725.
Quocurnque aspiceres, Gemitus, Luctusque sonabunt (Ovid.)
Nil nisi Flere libet, nec nostra parcior Imber Lumine, quam verna que nive manat Aqua. Vivere Me dices, sed sic, ut vivere Nolim.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1726.

1726, Mar. 27. John, s. of William Adams & Anne ... bap.
" Apr. 11. William, s. of James Taylor & Anne ... bap.
" May 31. Jane, d. of Robert Hughs ... bur.
" Sep. 23. Richard, s. of Richard Whittingham & Martha ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Mary Walker ... bur.
" Nov. 15. Margaret, d. of Benjamin Betteley & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Dorothy, d. of John Adams & Ellen ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Anne, w. of James Taylor ... bur.

1728] Great Bolas. 89

1726, Mar. 23. William Jervis, an infant ... bur.

THOMAS JAMES, RICHD. WHITTINGHAM, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1727.

1727, Mar. 31. Katharine Jervis (pauper), aged 87 ... bur.
" May 14. Mary, d. of John & Eliz. Worly ... bap.
" May 25. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Mary James ... bap.
" May 30. Sarah, d. of Thomas Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 11. Margaret Davison, w. of Joseph Davison ... bur.
" June 18. John, s. of Joseph Parton & Margaret ... bap.
" Aug. 1. Anne, ye Base child of Rachel Meeson ... bap.
Aug. 4. The said Anne ... bur.
" Aug. 24. Mary Evans (pauper) ... bur.
" Aug. 25. Margaret Hoggins, w. of John Hoggins ... bur.
" Sep. 2. Anne Preesly, w. .of Henry Preesly ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Edward Jones ... bur.
" Nov. 26. Gregory, s. of Gregory Harrison & Anne ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Andrew, s. of Thomas Adams & Mary ... bur.
" Dec. 10. William Smith, s. of Robert Smith ... bur.
" Dec. 31. [blank] Price, an infant ... bur.
" [blank]. Edward Middleton (pauper), aged 89... bur.
" Feb. 25. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Boycott & Elizabeth ... bap.

JOHN HITCHIN, JOHN WILDE, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1728.

1728, Apr. 25. Thomas, s. of Thomas Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 6. Mary, d. of John Barklam & Mary ... bap.
" June 23. The New Church was Opened, & ye First Sermon Preached in it By Me on ye 23d day of June, being the Eve of St. John Baptist. Text was I Kings, ninth chapter, and latter part of ye 3d verse.
" July 31. Thomas James (householder) ... bur.
" Aug. 1. John Roden ... bur.
" Aug. 3. Anne Wall, of Little Bowlas ... bur.
" Aug. 4. Elizabeth, d. of John Ibbe & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Aug. 15. Elizabeth James, widow ... bur.
" Aug. 17. Sarah, d. of John Adams & Ellen ... bap.
" Aug. 18. Ruth Draycott, pauper ... bur.

90 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1728

1728, Aug. 28. Thomas Walker, householder, of p. Stoake, Buryed here.
" Sep. 1. Martha, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur & Martha ... bap.
" Oct. 15. John Roden, Householder ... bur.
" Jan. 21. Thomas Betteley, Householder ... bur.
" Jan. 28. Mrs. Martha Tayleur (an infant) ... bur.
" Feb. 18. Thomas, s. of John Meeson & Anne ... bap.
" Mar. 6. John, base s. of Susanna Evans ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Henry, s. of Henry Hayward & Mary ... bap.

JOHN HITCHIN, JOHN MEESON, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1729.

1729, Apr. 5. Dorothy Adams (an infant) ... bur.
" Apr. 7. John Hitchin (Householder) ... bur.
" Apr. 15. Mary Wilde ... bur.
" Apr. 23. John Bikley ... bur.
" Apr. 30. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary James ... bap.
" Apr. 30. John, s. of Robert & Margaret Birch ... bap.
" May 4. Elizabeth Ibb ... bur.
" May 5. William Smith (householder ... bur.
" May 12. William Adams (householder) ... bur.
" May 14. Cornelius Barklam ... bur.
" May 16. My sister in Law Mary Tourneor, wife of Richard Tourneor, Buryed at Tryshull in Staffordshire.
" June 8. Elizabeth Ibb (an infant) ... bur.
" June 9. Elizabeth Chauner, w. of [blank] Chauner, of High Hatton ... bur.
" July 27. Hannah, d. of Benjamin Betteley & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 17. William Amies ... bur.
" Aug. 19. Hugh Key ... bur.
" Aug. 25. Hannah, w. of Thomas Geary ... bur.
" Sep. 5. Mrs. Abigail Tayleur, Dowager ... bur.
" Sep. 21. Anne, d. of Mr. Creswell Tayleur & Martha ... bap.
" Oct. 9. Rebekah, w. of Thomas Bancks ... bur.
" Oct. 15. John Parrock (Pauper) ... bur.
" Oct. 16. Thomas Eddows (an infant) ... bur.
" Nov. 2. John Bailey and My Neece Elizabeth Laurence, both of p. Newport, by vertue of a Licence directed to my church ... mar.

1731] Great Bolas. 91

THOMAS HITCHIN, THOMAS WALKER, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae: 1730.

1730, Mar. 27. Thomas Hughs ... bur.
" Apr. 12. John, the base childe of William Smith, begotton on Body of Eliz: Shepherd ... bap.
" June 19. Richard Smith, of Eaton (a young man) ... bur.
" June 24. William Betteley & Elizabeth Steel, both of this p. after a Canonical Publication of the Banns were ... mar.
" June 24. Richards Wilks (a young man) ... bur.
" Aug. 4. Mary, d. of Thomas Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Aug. 9. Mary, d. of John Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Thomas, s. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 27. Ellen Jefferyes (widow) ... bur.
" Noy. 7. Thomas, s. of Thomas Hoggins & Sarah ... bap.
" Nov. 9. Mary, d. of Thomas Hitchin & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 30. Elizabeth, d. of John Eddows & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Jan. 14. John Jervis (Householder) ... bur.
" Feb. 26. Mary, d. of Thomas Jackson, of Eaton, & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 17. William, s. of William Jervis, of Eaton, & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 20. The said William Jervis, an infant ... bur.

JOHN WALKER, THOMAS WALKER, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1731.

1731, Apr. 13. John Eddows (a child) ... bur.
" Apr. 19. Sarah, d. of William Farmer & Mary ... bap.
" May 16. Elizabeth, d. of William Betteley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 30. Anne, d. of John Key & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 13. Thomas Fisher (my Servant), being casually Drowned ... bur.
" Aug. 2. John & Margaret, s. & d. of Edward Bate & Margaret ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Mary Taylor (spinster, & Pauper) ... bur.

92 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1731

1731, Aug. 22. Margaret Bate aforesaid (an infant) ... bur.
" Aug. 26. John Bate aforesaid (an infant) ... bur.
" Oct. 19. Hannah, d. of John Barklam & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Mary, d. of Phillip Haynes & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Margaret, d. of Robert Birch & Margaret ... bap.
" Jan. 1. George, s. of John Houle & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Jan. 4. My Brother Richard Tourneor, was Buryed within the Communion Rails, close to South Wall.
" Jan. 16. Elizabeth, base child of Catharine Evans ... bap.
" Jan. 23. George, s. of John Eddows & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 27. John, s. of Thomas Hitchin & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Martha, d. of Benjamin Betteley & Mary ... bap.

JOHN WALKER, JOSEPH PARTON, Ch. W.
Anno AErae Xtianae 1732.

1732, May 7. Elizabeth Eddows (a child) ... bur.
" May 23. Frances, w. of Robert Smith, of Eaton ... bur.
" July 12. William, s. of John Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 20. The said William Jones (an Infant) ... bur.
" Oct. 28. William, s. of William Betteley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 9. Anne, d. of Thomas Hoggins & Sarah ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Hannah Hodgkis (a child) ... bur.
" Jan. 15. John, s. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Mary, d. of John Key & Elizabeth ... bap.

RICHD. HATHERTON, EDWARD BATE, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1733.

1733, June 7. Jane, d. of William Harper & Katharine ... bap.
" Nov. 17. John, s. of John Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 19. My Unhappy son John Tourneor ... bur.
" Feb. 26. Martha, d. of John Eddows & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 5. Thomas, s. of Benjamin Betteley & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 7. William Jones (an infant) ... bur.

PHILIP HAYNES, JOHN EDDOWS, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1734.

1734, May 1. Anne, d. of John Barklam & Mary ... bap.

1736] Great Bolas. 93

1734, June 2. Jonathan Brinley, of p. Much Wenlock, & Mary Jervis, of this p., after Canonical Publication of Banns in both parish Church's ... mar.
" July 23. John, s. of Tho: & Eliz: Walker ... born
" Nov. 30. On St. Andrew's Day, Andrew, s. of William Betteley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Sarah Turner (spinster) ... bur.
" Dec. 27. John, s. of Thomas Hoggins & Sarah ... bap.
" Jan. 24. Jane, d. of Philip Haynes & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Elizabeth, w. of Thomas Groucot ... bur.
" Mar. 15. Mary, d. of George Turner & Mary ... bap.

THOMAS HOGGINS, JOHN WILDE, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1735.

1735, Apr. 20. Richard, s. of John Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Thomas, s. of Benjamin Whittingham & Hannah ... bap.
" May 1. Richard, s. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 27. John, s. of Jonathan Brinley & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 15. Richard Beavan & Mary Green, Both of p. Pitchford, By vertue of a Licence Directed to this Church ... mar.
" Jan. 1. Mary Jervis, widow, pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 27. John Hoggins (a child) ... bur.

RICHARD CLAY, THOMAS WALKER, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1736.

1736. June 14. James, s. of Thomas Osburn & Dorothy ... bap.
" June 14. Robert Geary (Hous-holder) ... bur.
" June 29. Richard, s. of a wandering woman ... bap.
" July 13. Martha, d. of Willm. Farmer & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 8. The said Martha Farmer was ... bur.
" Sep. 25. William, s. of William Harper & Katharine ... sap.
" Nov. 5. Lettice, d. of Richard Maddox & Lettice ... bap.
" Jan. 1. On New Years Day, Christiana, d. of John Barklam & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Thomas Groucot & Mary Steenson, both of this p , by virtue of a Licence directed to this church ... mar.
" Feb. 21. Sarah, d. of Thomas Hoggins & Sarah ... bap.

BENJAMIN BETTELEY, THOMAS WALKER, Ch. W.

94 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1737

Anno AErae Xtianae 1737.

1737, Apr. 26. Anne, d. of Thomas Hitchin & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 27. Richard, s. of Thomas Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 30. John Massey, of p. Hodnet, & Mary Geary, of this p., after a Canonicall Publication of Banns ... mar.
" July 14. Philip, s. of Philip Hayns & Mary ... bap.
" July 23. Sarah, d. of William Betteley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Aug. 28. William, s. of John Eddows & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Sep. 15. My Dear Brother Thomas Tourneor was Buryed in the Chancell close up to the Door.
" Sep. 21. On St. Matthews Day, Richard Bratton & Elizabeth Fernhill, both of this p., vertue of a Licence directed to my Church ... mar.
" Sep. 19. John Machin (a young man) ... bur.
" Sep. 21. Mary, wife of Edward Rogers ... bur.
" Nov. 2. Martha Tailor ... bur.
" Nov. 20. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Kibble & Sarah ... bap.
" Nov. 21. John Ellerton (a youth) ... bur.
" Dec. 1. Anne Hitchin (an infant) ... bur.
" Dec. 10. Thomas, s. of Thomas Groucot & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Mary Gro.cot, w. of Thomas Groucot ... bur.
" Mar. 7. John Lloyd (an Infant) ... bur.

JOHN MASSEY, JOSEPH PARTON, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1738.

1738, Apr. 19. My Grandson William Shelton, aged six years ... bur.
" Apr. 28. Elizabeth, d. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 24. John Dearn & Susannah Jervis, both of this p., after Banns ... mar.
" July 7. Mary, d. of Jenjamin Bettely & Mary ... bap.
" July 20. Elizabeth Smith, spinster & pauper, a very aged Woman ... bur.
" Aug. 7. Thomas Betteley, a child ... bur.
" Aug. 6. John, s. of William Harper & Katherine ... bap.

1740] Great Bolas. 95

1738, Sep. 28. Jane, d. of Allen Ball & Jane ... bap.
" Sep. 28. William, s. of Allen Ball & Jane ... bap.
" Oct. 1. The said William ... bur.
" Oct. 7. And the aforesaid Jane ... bur.
" Jan. 10. John Gottam (a youth) ... bur.
" Jan. 18. Thomas, s. of Thomas Hitchin & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 18. William, s. of Jonathan Brinley & Mary ... bap.

PHILIP HAYNES, RICHD. BRATTON, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1739.

1739, Mar. 26. Richard, s. of Richard Bratton & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 10. Margaret Mainwaring ... bur.
" Apr. 13. Joseph Davison ... bur.
" May 1. Dorothy, d. of Thomas Osburn & Dorothy ... bap.
" May 28. George, s. of Thomas Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 15. John, s. of Philip Hayns & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 24. William Tunna & Eleanor Adams, servants in this p., after Banns ... mar.
" Feb. 13. Charls, base s. of Pelham Reynolds & Katherine Fox ... bap.

THOMAS HITCHIN, THOMAS GROUCOCK, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1740.

1740, Mar. 26. Mary Taylor, widow ... bur.
" Apr. 1. Mary Stevington, w. of John Stevington, a travelling man ... bur.
" Apr. 20. William, s. of William Tunna & Elinor ... bap.
" May 18. Jane, d. of Thomas Hitchin & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 27. John, s. of John Dearn & Susannah ... bap.
" June 15. Jane Hitchin aforesaid ... bur.
" Aug. 10. Katherine, d. of William Harper & Katherine ... bap.
" Sep. 14. Mary, d. of William Betteley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 20. George, s. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Thomas, s. of Benjamin Betteley & Mary ... bap.

96 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1740

1740, Feb. 15. Mary, d. of Thomas Osburn & Dorothy ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Mary, d. of Jonathan Brinley & Mary ... bap.

THOMAS HITCHIN, RICHARD CLOY, Ch. W.

Anno AErae Xtianae 1741.

1741, Mar. 27. Mary Brinley, an infant ... bur.
" Apr. 15. Sarah Bryan ... bur
" Apr. 24. Josehp, s. of Thomas Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 2. James Roden, of p. Hodnet, & Elinor Wibboy, of this p., after Banns ... mar.
" July 3. The Body of the late Revd. John Tourneor who was near 48 years Rector of this Parish was Interr'd the 3d of July 1741.
" July 6. Elizabeth Jerom ... bur.
" Aug. 13. William, s. of Thomas & Sarah Hoggins ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Anne. d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Hitchin ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Thos. Roberts, of p. Edgmond, & Katharine Addams, of this p ... mar.
" Oct. 11. Elizabeth Hitchin, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Hitchin, afft. made ... bur.
" Nov. 3. John Boucher, pauper ... bur.
" Nov. 30. Martha, d. of Hannah Booth ... bur.
" Dec. 13. Thomas, s. of Philip Haines & his w. bap.
" Dec. 29. Mary, d. of Benj. & Mary Betony, affid. ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Thomas Maddox, pauper, ditto ... bur.
" Mar. 21. John, s. of James Roden & his w ... bap.
1742, Apr. 19. Jonathan, s. of Jonathan & Mary Brinley ... bap.
" Apr. 23. Thomas Bates, of Lilleshill p., & Anne Shepherd, of Cherington in P. Edgmond ... mar.
" May 7. Mr. John Wilding ... bur.
" June 1. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Benbow, privately ... bap.
" July 6. Mary, d, of Thomas Benbow ... bur.
" Nov. 19. Catherine. d. of John & Elizabeth Walker ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Joseph Hughes, of p. High Ercall, & Elizabeth Foxall, of this p. mar.

1744] Great Bolas. 97

1742, Mar. 7. John Ibb, a day labourer ... bur.
" Mar. 9. Susannah, d. of Thomas & Dorothy Ashbourne, privately ... bap.
1743, Apr. 1. Richard Walker, a poor man, afft ... bur.
" May 31. Benjamin, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Walker ... bap.
" June 22. Francis Betteley, ye younger, a servant ... bur.
" June 26. Thomas, s. of John & Susannah Dearn ... bap.
" June 26. William, s. of Thomas & Catherine Roberts ... bap.
" June 27. Joseph, s. of Samuell & Jane Slack ... bap.
" July 11. Richard Holding, of p. Hodnet, and Margaret Williams of this p ... mar.
" Oct. 20. Richard, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Eritchin privately ... bap.
" Nov. 22. William, son of Thomas Roberts ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Ellinor, d. of John & Elizabeth Walker ... bap.
" Dec. 30. Jonathan Glover, from Gnosall in Staffords: ... bur.
1743-4, Jan. 2. Samuell Glover & Mary Taylor, both of this p. ... mar.
" Feb. 27. Anne, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Hitching ... bur.
1744, Mar. 27. Ellinor Clay, w. of Richard Clay ... bur.
" Apr. 27. Sarah, w. of Richard Williams ... bur.
" Apr. 27. Honour, d. of Samuell and Honour Willmott, from Childs Ercall privately ... bap.
" May 1. Richard, s. of Thomas and Sarah Hoggins privately ... bap.
" May 29. Thomas, s. of William & Elizabeth Betteley ... bap.
" June 4. Marv, d. of Phillip Haines ... bur.
" July 28. John, s. of Benjamin and Mary Betteley ... bap.
" Aug. 19. James, s, of Jonathan & Mary Brinley ... bap.
" Aug. 28. James, s. of Thomas & Catherine Roberts, privately ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Catherine, w. of Thos. Roberts ... bur.

98 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1744

1744, Dec. 29. Elizabeth, d. of Phillip and Mary Haines ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Robert Fumson, of p. Hodnett, and Catherine Hand, of this p ... mar.
1744-5, Mar. 4. John Hoggins, a poor man ... bur.
1745, Mar. 21. Margarett Hitchin, wid ... bur.
" Apr. 7. Mr. William Tayleur, from Tibberton ... bur.
" Apr. 13. Ann Adams, a pauper ... bur.
" Apr. 28. Mary, d. of John Dearn & Susannah ... bap.
" May 3. The Revd. Mr. Thomas Griffith, Rector of this Parish, was ... bur.
" May 26. Sarah, d. of Thomas Osbourne and Dorothy ... bap.
" June 23. Mary, d. of Richd. & Sarah Hitchin. bap.
" July 4. Mary Hitchin, ye said daughter ... bur.
" July 20. Thomas, s. of Thomas Caswell ... bur.
" Aug. 11. Samuel, s. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 5. John, s. of Benjamin & Mary Betteley ... bur.
" Nov. 2. Josiah Hammet & Sarah Manley ... mar.
" Nov. 5. Isaac Savage, from Eaton ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Samuel, s. of Saml. Slack & Jane ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Mary, s. of Richd. & Margaret Holden ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Dorothy Hodgekiss, pauper ... bur.
" Jan. 1. Thomas Growcock & Elizabeth Stoakes, by Licence ... mar.
" Feb. 2. John Wild, of Meeson Heath ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Saml., s. of Jonathan & Mary Brindley ... bap.
" Mar. 7. Thomas Banks ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Robert Smith, of Eaton ... bur.
1746, Apr. 17. Richard, s. of Thos. & Sarah Hoggins ... bur.
" June 26. Richd., s. of John and Mary Williams ... bap.
" July 21. William, s. of Thos. & Elizth. Walker ... bap.
" Sep. 29. William, s. of Thos. & Elizth. Jackson ... bap.
" Sep. 30. Willm. Fenn & Rebecca Wilson, by Banns ... mar.
" Nov. 18. Mary, .d. of John & Elizth. Walker ... bap.
" Nov. 29. William Bryan ... bur.
" Jan. 1. Thomas Bratton & Margaret Phillips, by Banns ... mar.

1748] Great Bolas. 99

1746, Jan. 1. John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Growcock ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Edward Edwards & Phebe Bates, by Licence ... mar.
" Feb. 3. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin Wase & Vase, Q:D:B ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Richd. Fox & Sarah Beddowe, by Licence ... mar.
" Mar. 15. William, s. of Phillip and Mary games ... bap.
1747, April 20. Richard Heath & Jane Taylor, by Banns ... mar.
" Thomas, s. of Richard Heath & his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Sarah Williams, traveller ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Margaret Walker ... bur.
" Dec. 18. Phillip Haines ... bur.
" Dec. 31. John Jackson & Ruth Hulm, L. ... mar.
" Dec. 28. William, s. of John & Susannah Dearn ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Elizabeth Taylor ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Margaret, d. of Thomas & Sarah Hoggins ... bap.
" Feb. 2. William, s. of Mary Haines ... bur.
" Feb. 11. Thomas, s. of John & Elizabeth Walker ... bur.
" Feb. 14. Joseph, s. of Jonathan & Mary Brindley ... bap.
1747-8, Feb. 16. John Woofe & Hannah Taylor, by Banns ... mar.
" Feb. 19. Joseph, s. of Jonathan Brindley & Mary ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Thomas Taylor & Sarah Griffiths, by Banns ... mar.
" Feb. 22. Benjamin Oakley & Elizabeth Hazledine, by Banns ... mar.
" Feb. 27. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Dorothy Osborne ... bap.
" Mar. 21 John Whitfield, from Hawkstone ... bur.
1748, May 8. Anne, d. of Richd. & Margaret Holding ... bap.
" Aug. 2. John, s. of William & Margaret Smith ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Mrs. Griffith, Relict of the late Revnd. Mr. Griffith, Rector of this Parish ... bur.

100 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1748

1748, Aug. 7. Mary, d. of Samuel & Jane Slack ... bap.
" Sep. 18. James Parker & Elizabeth Bettelley. by Banns ... mar.
" Sep. 19. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Walker ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Richard Cotton & Mary Felton, by Banns ... mar.
" Jan. 3. Richard, s. of John & Mary Wilks ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Sarah Taylor ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Sarah, d. of Richard & Sarah Fox ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Sarah, d. of John & Mary Williams ... bap.
1748-9, Mar. 6. John Wase, s. of Benj. & Mary Wase, Q:D:O:M:B. ... bap.
1749, Mar. 28. Arthur, s. of Francis James & his w., from Potford ... bap.
" Apr. 11. William, s. of John & Elizabeth Eddowes ... bur.
" Apr. 15. Elizabeth Eddowes ... bur.
" Apr. 25. Francis, s. of Joseph & Margaret Davison, from Eaton ... bap.
" Aug. 15. William and [sic] Edwards & Margaret Bate, bey Banns ... mar.
" Jan. 3. Joseph, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Jackson, from Eaton ... bap.
" Jan 19. Joseph, s. of Thomas & Sarah Adams, of Little Bolas ... bap.
" Jan. 27. Joseph, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth James ... bap.
" Jan. 30. Thomas, s. of Gilbert & Anne Wilks ... bap.
" Feb. 9. A Travelling Widow's Child, ... bap., Named William, born at Eaton, son of Priscilla Smith.
" Feb. 13. Hannah, d. of John & Susannah Dearne ... bap.
" Feb. 17. Elizabeth Glover, from Gnosall ... bur.
" Feb. 25. Mathias, s. of John & Elizabeth Walker ... bap.
1750, Mar. 26. John, s. of Joseph & Hannah Shore ... bap.

1752] Great Bolas. 101

1750, Apr. 27. Sarah, d. of Jonathan & Mary Brindley ... bap.
" May 7. John Corfeild & Anne Clawley, from Edgemond, by Licence ... mar.
" May 13. Matthias, s. of John & Elizabeth Walker bur..
" May 21. Mary, of Stephen & Mary Growcock, privately baptized at Eaton Forge in Stoake p.
" Sep. 15. Jeryiss, s. of Thomas & Sarah Taylor, ... bap. in private, being ill.
" Jan. 12. Richd., s. of Richard and Margaret Holding ... bap.
" Feb. 17. Jerviss, s. of Thomas & Sarah Taylor ... bur.
" Feb. 17. John Fleming & Lmtitia Maddox, by Banns ... mar.
" Feb. 26. Nathan, s. of Samuel & Jane Slack ... bap.
" Mar. 2. William Farmer ... bur.
1751, May 26. Charles Lloyd & Elizabeth Morriss, by Licence ... mar.
" May 27. Jane, d. of Thomas & Dorothy Osborne ... bap.
" June 13. Mr. Th: Hitchin, from Hinstock ... bur.
" July 14. Peter, s. of John & Elizabeth Walker. bap.
" July 14. Thomas Prinny & Elizabeth Bate, by Licence ... mar.
" July 29. Francis Salisbury & Elizabeth Ash, by Licence ... mar.
" Aug. 19. John, s. of William & Jane Watkin ... bap.
" Sep. 15. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Sarah Adams, of Little Bolas ... bap.
" Sep. 29. William Maybury & Margaret Clay, by Licence ... mar.
" Dec. 19. John Brindley ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Benjamin Blewitt & Elizabeth Walker, by Licence ... mar.
1752, Jan. 3. Mary, d. of Thomas & Sarah Taylor ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Mary, d. of John & Mary Williams ... bap.
" Mar. 3. Thomas Taylor, pauper ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Joseph, s. of John Dearn & his w. ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Peter Reid & May Colley, by Licence ... mar.

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1752, Apr. 5. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Bladen ... bap.
" June 13. Henry Wase, s. of Benjamin & Mary Wase: Q:D:B: ... bap.
" July 5. John Harper and Mary Walker ... mar.
" Aug. 6. Thomas Hoggins ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Ellinor, d. of Richard & Margaret Holden ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Charlotte, d. of Creswell Tayleur, Esqr., junr., & Phillis ... bap.
" Dec. 10. William Berrington & Elizabeth Alcock, by Licence ... mar.
" Dec. 24. William, s. of Richard & Sarah Fox ... bap.
1753, Jan. 1. Mary, d. of Gilbert & Anne Wilks ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Thomas Walker, junr. ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Walker ... bur.
" Feb. 28. Sarah Hoggins ... bur.
" Mar. 2. William Harpur, junr ... bur.
" Mar. 27. John, s. of John and Mary Harpur ... bap.
" Mar. 30. The Same Child was ... bur.
" May 6. Mary, d. of Thomas & Anne Taylor ... bap.
" May 31. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Sarah Adams, from Little Bolas ... bap.
" June 5. William, s. of Richard & Sarah Fox ... bur.
" Sep. 4. John Forrester & Mary Jerviss, by Licence ... mar.
" Sep. 9. George Allman & Mary Eddowes, by Banns ... mar.
" Oct. 23. John & Sarah Taylor [sic] by Banns ... mar.
" Nov. 3. Edward s. of Thomas Tudor & his w., was ... bap. & ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Thomas Tudor & Mary Randles, by Licence ... mar.
" Dec. 18. Saml. Averill & Elizabeth Hildage, by Licence ... mar.
" Dec. 26. Creswell Tayleur, s. of Creswell Tayleur, junr., Esqr., & Phillis ... bap.
1754, Jan. 2. Thomas, s. of John & Sarah Taylor ... bap.
" Jan. 11. Richard Williams ... bur.

1755] Great Bolas. 103

1754, Jan. 13. Edward Watkin & Sarah Cartwright, by Licence ... mar.
" Jan. 26. John Wild & Anne Taylor, by Licence ... mar.
" Feb. 26. Richd. Freeman & Sarah Pool ... mar.
" Apr. 19. Mary, d. of George & Elizabeth Bate ... bap.
" May 10. Elizabeth. d. of John Dearne ... bap.
" May 1. Jane, w. of Thomas Caseall ... bur.
" May 14. Creswell Tayleur, esqr., Junior ... bur.
" June 3. John, s. of John & Mary Allman, born in p. Chetwvnd & privately ... bap. there.
" June 13. Mary, d. of Robert & Mary Bratton ... bur.
" June 18. Anne, d. of John & Mary Williams ... bap.
" July 31. Richard Clay, of Meeson ... bur.
" Sep. 26. [? 27]. Thomas, s. of John Forrester & his w. Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Anne, d. of John & Mary Wilks ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Thomas Green, Schoolmaster ... bur.
1755, Jan. 19. Thomas, s. of John & Mary Forrester ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Mr. T. Meeson, senr. ... bur.
" Feb. 21. Abijail Taylor ... bur.
" Mar. 11. John, s. of Richard & Margaret Holding ... bap.
" May 5. Arthur, s. of Charles & Anne Mainwaring ... bap.
" July 2. Alice, s. of Benjamin & Mary Wase, Q.D.B: ... bap.
" July 5. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Tudor ... bap.
" July 15. Thos., s. of Thos. & Anne Taylor ... bap.
" Aug. 26. Benjamin, s. of Joseph & Hannah Shore ... bap.
" Sep. 7. Mary, d. of David & Mary Hughes ... bap.
" Sep. 13. Elizabeth Pickin, w. of Thomas Pickin ... bur.
" Sep. 14. Sarah, d. of John & Elizabeth Walker ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Jane Walker, widow ... bur.
" Nov. 5. John, s. of William & Anne Applestone, from Eaton ... bap.

104 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1756

1756, Jan. 11. A poor travelling Woman from Eaton ... bur.
" Feb. 26. John, s. of Gilbert & Anne Wilks ... bap.
" Apr. 1. Isabell, d. of Thomas & Sarah Hoggins [? bap.]
" Apr. 4. Joseph, s. of John & Mary Ibb ... bap.
" Apr. 5. John, s. of Robert & Mary Bratton ... bap.
" Apr. 19. Susannah, d. of John & Susannah Dearne ... bap.
" April 28, or thereabout, Elizabeth, d. of George & El.: Bate ... bap.
" May 26. Susannah, d. of John & Susannah Dearne ... bur.
" June 5. Thomas, s. of John & Elizabeth Walker, privately bap. at Cold Hatton.

Hitherto writ out Bp's Visitation.

" Aug. -. John, s. of John & Mary Williams ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Thomas, s. of John & Ann Wild, of Meeson ... bap.
1757, Jan. 9. George, s. of John & Mary Flemming, from Cold Hatton Heath ... bap.
" Jan. 26. William Turnor, pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 6. Richd., s. of John & Susannah Key, from Cold Hatton ... bap.
" Mar. 7. Anne, d. of John & Mary Menlove, bap. at Little Bolas.
" Apr. 16. Jerviss, s. of Mary Rider ... bap.
" Sep. i 1. William Whistons, pauper ... bur.
" Sep. 27. Mary Ibb ... bur.
" Oct. 9. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Corfeild. bap.
" Oct. 14. Sarah, d. of Matthew & Anne Hick, of Cold Hatton ... privately ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Mary, d. of Joseph & Sarah Groome ... bap.
" Nov. 14. Elizabeth, d. of Anne Osborne, base born ... bap.
1758, Jan. 5. Sarah, d. of Matthew & Anne Hick, from Cold Hatton Heath ... bap.
" Jan. 9. Thomas Jackson, from Eaton ... bur.
" Jan. 19. John Taylor, pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Willm., s. of Richd. & Margaret Holding ... bap.

1760] Great Bolas. 105

1758, Mar 3. Robert, s. of Margaret Betteley, base born ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Hitchin ... bap.
" Aprl. 10. Mary, d. of Richard & Sarah Fox ... bap.
" Aprl. 30. Margaret, d. to Ann & Lewis Turner privately ... bap.
" May 19. The Reyd. Mr. Benjamin Waste ... bur.
" June 18. Judith, d. of George & Elizabeth Bates privately ... bap.
" June 26. Judith, d. to the sd. Elizabeth & George Bates publickly ... bap.
July 7. Joseph Slack, from Meeson ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Nathan Slack, from Meeson ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Sarah, d. of Willm. & Mary Jervis ... bap.
" Oct. 30. Anne James, of p. Church Eaton ... bur.
" Oct. 30. John, s. of John & Susannah Key ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Creswell Tayleur, Esqr., of Meeson ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Jane, d. of John & Mary Williams ... bap.
1759, Feb. 25. Anne, d. of John & Elizabeth Corfield ... bap.
" Apr. 17. Mary, d. of Thomas & Sarah Hoggins ... bap.
" May 1. Mrs. Mary Wildigg ... bur.
" May 6 Thomas, s. of Thomas & Sarah Tudor ... bap.

BORLASE WINGFIELD, Rector.

" July 1. Elizabeth, d. of John & Elizabeth Hitchin ... bap.

Hitherto writ out: Bis' Visitation.

" Aug. 19. Dina, d. of Edward & Martha Griffith, of Little Bowlas ... bap.
" Sep. 3. Sarah Wordley, of Eaton ... bur.
" Sep. 28. John Ibb, of Meeson ... bur.
" Oct. 28. Phillis, d. of Robert & Mary Bratton ... bap.

[An entry is scratched out here. "October ye - John son of -", rest illegible].

" Nov. 19. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Tudor, of Eaton ... bap.
1760, Feb. 17. John, s. of Thomas & Elinor Brinley ... bap.
" Feb. 29. Samuel Hotchkiss, of Eaton ... bur.
" Apr. 26. John, s. of Thomas & Sarah Tudor ... bap.
" May 31. Sarah, w. of Thomas Hoggins ... bur.
" June 7. Thomas Geary, pauper ... bur.
" June 28. Dora'y Oseborn ... bur.

106 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1760

1760, July 7. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Corfeild ... bap.
" Sep. 7. Margaret, s. of George & Elizabeth Bates ... bap.
" Sep. 29. John, s. of Lewis & Ann Turner ... bap.

B. WINGFIELD, Rector.

1761, Feb. 10. John Clay ... bur.
" May 26. Anne, d. of William & Mary Jerves ... bap.
" May 12. Anne, d. of Richard & Sarah Fox ... bap.
" May 22. William, s. of Thomas & Eleanor Brinley ... bap.
" May 29. William, s. of Thomas & Eleanor Brinley ... bur.
" June 7. Thomas, s. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" June 9. Elmin Jones, an infant ... bur.
" July 12. Solomon, s. of Anne Osborne, base born ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Mary, d. of Robert Walker, of Cold Hatton, & Anne ... bap.
" Sep. 4. John, s. of 'William Adams, of Little Bowlas, & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Benjamin, s. of John & Elizabeth Corfield ... bap.
1762, Feb. 4. Benjamin, s. of John & Elizabeth Corfield ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Robert Kilvert, pauper ... bur.
" Apr. 13. Hannah, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Tudor, of Eton ... bap.
" Apr. 17. Martha, d. of Edward & Martha Griffith ... bap.
" Apr. 25. Margaret, d. of Richard & Margret Holden ... bap.
" May 16. Anne, d. of Elizabeth Jones ... bap.

THOMAS GRIFFITH, Rector.

" July 25. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph Powel & Prudence, bap. from Little Bolas in p. Hodnet.
" July 28. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Brindley, of ye Paper Mill, & Eleanor ... bap.
" Sep. 4. John Eddows, of the Heath ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Mary, d. of Joseph & Hannah Shore, publickly ... bap.

1765] Great Bolas. 107

1762, Nov. 21. Mary, d. of Jonathan & Elizabeth Brindley ... bap.
" Dec. 12. William, s. of John & Elizabeth Corfield ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Mary, w. of William Jervis, of Eton ... bur.
1763, Jan. 12. Mary Farmer of p. Edgemont ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Joseph s. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Sarah d. of Thomas & Anne Bladen ... bap.
" Mar. 11. John, s. of William & Mary Jervis ... bap.
" June 14. John Harper ... bur.
" Aug. 7. Jane, d. of Stephen Growcott, by Gwenn his w., bap. from Little Bolas.
" Aug. 19. Sarah Hoggins, single woman ... bur.
" Nov. 21. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Pitchford ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Thomas, s. of John & Elizabeth Harris ... bap.
" Nov. 30. William, s. of William & Mary Adams, of Little Bolas, was privy ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Thomas, s. of John & Elizabeth Corfield ... bap.
1764, Jan. 24. John, s. of Robert & Anne Eddowes ... bap.
" Jan. 6. John, s. of Robert & Anne Eddowes ... bur.
" Feb. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph & Prudence Powel, of Little Bolas ... bur.

[An entry is scratched out, ? "Samuel --- baptd., Feb. 22.]

" Mar. 4. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Hobson ... bap.
" June 13. John Allerton, pauper ... bur.
" June 12. Margaret Fox, d. of Richd. & Sarah Fox. ... bap.
" June 13. Margaret, d. of Richd. & Sarah Fox, an infant ... bur.
" July 15. Elizabeth, d. of George & Mary Allman ... bap.
" Aug. 28. Paul Higgins, from Eaton ... bur.
" Sep. 12. William Jervis ... bur.
" Dec. 21. Mary, w. of John Massey, of Lilleys-hall ... bur.
1765, Jan. 6. Anne, d. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Joseph, s. of Joseph & Prudence Powel, of Little Bolas ... bap.
" Feb. 2. John, s. of Robert & Anne Eddowes ... bap.
" Feb. 15. John, s. of Edward & Martha Griffith ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Joseph, s. of Saml. & Diana Willson ... bap.

108 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1765

1765, June 13. John Savage, of Eton ... bur.
" June 25. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Margery Growcock ... bap.
" Aug. 17. George, s. of George & Elizabeth Bates ... bap.
" Aug. 26. Elizabeth, d. of Thos. & Margery Growcock ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Elizabeth, w. of George Bates ... bur.
" Oct. 27. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bap.
" Dec. 28. John, s. of Joseph & Margret Davison ... bur.
1766, Feb. 12. Robert, s. of Robert & Anne Walker ... bur.
" Mar. 2. William, s. of Richard & Sarah Fox ... bap.
" Mar. 3. Benjamin Betteley ... bur.
" Mar. 28. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Anne Bladen ... bap.
" Apr. 9. Joseph Corfield ... bur.
" May 11. Samuel, s. of Elizabeth Jones ... bap.
" June 8. Elizabeth, w. of William Bates ... bur.
" July 12. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Pitchford ... bap.
" Aug. 3. John, s. of John & Anne Wild ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Lucy, d. of Susannah Osborn ... bap.
" Aug. 30. Mary, d. of Thomas Hobson, by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Anne, d. of Robert & Anne Walker ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Thomas Ryder Eddowes, s. of Robert & Ann Eddowes ... bap.
" Nov. 14. Samuel, s. of Samuel & Phebe Hotchkis, of Eton ... bap.
1767, Jan. 1. Ann, d. of George & Mary Allman ... bap.
" Jan. 2. John, s. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Francis, s. of Henrey & Elizabeth Arkinston, of Eton ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Stephen Growcock ... bur.
" Aug. 9. Walter, s. of Samuel & Diana Wilson ... bap.

Copied.

" Aug. 25. Hannah, d. of Thomas & Eleanor Dearne ... bur.
" Aug. 18. John, s. of Thomas & Margery Growcock ... bap.
" Oct. 18. James, s. of Ann Osborn ... bap.
" Oct. 28. John Dearne ... bur.
" Oct. 30. Lucy, d. of Susannah Osborn ... bur.

1770] Great Bolas. 109

1767, Nov. 5. James, s. of Ann Osborn ... bur.
" Nov. 22. John, s. of Andrew & Margret Betteley, from Eton ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Sarah, d. of James & Sarah Brindley . bap.
" Dec. 29. Elizabeth Ellerton ... bur.
1768, Jan. 6. William Betteley ... bur.
" Feb. 6. Mary Hotchkiss, from Eton ... bur.
" Feb. 21. Elizabeth, d. of Edward & Martha Griffith ... bap.
" Mar. 6. John, s. of Edward & Margret Austin ... bap.
" Apr. r. Jane, d. of Robert & Anne Eddows ... bap.
" Apr. 3. Thomas, s. of William & Mary Bladen ... bap.
" Apr. 9. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bur.
" Apr. 24. George, s. of Sarah Holding ... bap.
" May 8. Phebe, d. of Thomas & Ann Harper ... bap.
" May 28. Richard, s. of Borlase & Phillis Wingfield ... bap.
" June 26. John, s. of Richard & Sarah Fox ... bap.
" June 27. Ann, d. of Thomas & Mary Pitchford ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Samuel Slack, of Meeson ... bur.
" Oct. 26. Martha & Mary, daus. of Joseph & Prudence Powel, from Little Bolas ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Elizabeth, d. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
1769, Jan. 29. John Massey ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Richard Phillips ... bur.
" Feb. 4. Ann, w. of John Jervis, of Eton ... bur.
1768, Dec. 4. Sarah, d. of Henry & Elizth. Arkinstall ... bap.
1769, Mar. 28. William, s. of Joseph & Mary Thomas ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bap.
" Apr. 23. Samuel, s. of Joseph & Hannah Shore ... bap.
" May 21. Anne, d. of Thomas & Anne Bladen ... bap.
" June 25. William, s. of Andrew & Margaret Betteley ... bap.
" July 16. Lucy, d. of Anne Osborn ... bap.
1770, Jan. 1. John, s. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bap.
" [blank]. John, s. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bur.
" Mar. 15. John Corfield ... bur.
" Mar. 17. John, s. of John & Anne Jervis ... bur.
" Mar. 25. Elenor, d. of Samuel & Sarah Massey ... bap.
" Mar. 25. Thomas, s. of Elizabeth Fairley ... bap.

110 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1770

1770, Mar. 29. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Corfield ... bur.
" Apr. 4. Mary, d. of James & Sarah Brindly ... bap.
" Apr. 27. Fanny, d. of Francis & Phebe Arkinstol ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Margery Groucock ... bap.
" Apr. 28. Margery, w. of Thomas Groucock ... bur.
" June 28. John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Cartwright ... bap.
" July 12. William Harper ... bur.
1771, Jan. 2. George, s. of Thomas & Anne Bladen ... bap.
" [blank]. John Jervis ... bur.
" Jan. 18. Dorothy Podmore ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Mary, d. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Moses, s. of Thomas & Katherine Suker ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Sarah, d. of William & Sarah Brasenel, from Eton ... bap.
" Apr. 30. Samuel Walker ... bur.
" May 4. Ann, d. of Robert & Ann Walker ... bur.
" May 9. Ann Harper ... bur.
" May 20. Phebe, d. of Henry & Arkinstal ... bap.
" June 9. Jane, d. of George & Mary Osmond ... bap.
" June 23. Joseph, s. of Edward & Martha Griffith ... bap.
" July 7. Ann, d. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bap.
" July 7. Ann, d. of James & Sarah Brindley ... bap.
" July 26. Borlase, s. of Borlase & Phillis Wingfield ... bap.
" Aug. 4. Elenor, d. of Edward & Margret Austin ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Elizabeth, d. of Andrew & Margret Betteley ... bap.
" Sep. 28. Elizabeth Phillips, widow, from Birmingham ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Margaret Taylor ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Mary, d. of Samuel & Phebe Hotchkiss ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Mary, d. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bap.
" July 13. John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Betteley ... bap.
1772, Jan. 1. William, s. of Thomas & Martha Jervis, of Eaton ... bap.
" Jan. 1. Ann, d. of Joseph & Elizabeth Cartwright, of Eaton ... bap.
" Feb. 2. William, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Cartwright ... bap.

1773] Great Bolas. 111

1772, Feb. 12. William, s. of John & Ann Jervis ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Sarah, d. of Edward & Mary Morris ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Charlotte, d. of Mathew & Ann Eck ... bap.
" Apr. 5. Sarah, d. of Jane Osborn ... bap.
" Apr. 21. Ann, d. of Francis & Phebe Arkinstall ... bap.
" May William, s. of Borlase & Phillis Wingfield, was privately ... bap.

THOS. GRIFFITH, Rector.

" May 17. Andrew, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Tudor ... bap.
" May 24. Jane, d. of Joseph & Frances Davison, of Eton ... bap.
" May 31. Sarah Growcock ... bur.
" June 13. George Walker ... bur.
" July 12. Ann, d. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bur.
" July 19. Mary, d. of Andrew & Elizabeth Middleton ... bap.
" June 28. Honour, d. of William & Sarah Pool ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Mary, d. of Henry & Elizabeth Arkinstal ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Elizabeth, d. of Robert & Ann Eddowes ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Thomas Jackson ... bur.
1773, Jan. 3. Edward, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Hasledine ... bap.
" Jan. 31. Aaron, s. of Thomas & Katharine Shuker ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Richard, s. of William & Sarah Braisnell ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Jane Charlotte, d. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" May 2. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Martha Jervis ... bap.
" May 26. Jane Peevor ... bur.
" June 6. Nathan, s. of Joseph & Hannah Shore ... bap.
" June 9. Elizabeth, w. of Thomas Cartwright ... bur.
" June 20. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Cartwright ... bur.
" June 24. Thomas, s. of the Revd. Borlase Wingfield, & Phillis ... bap.
" June 28. Sarah, the daughter of Thomas & Jane Hoggins was baptized June 28th.
" Oct. 28. Elizabeth Bateman ... bur.

112 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1773

1773, Nov. 5. Mrs. Margaret Griffith ... bur.
" Nov. 21. Mary, d. of Joseph & Frances Davison, of Eaton ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Robert Bratton ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Cornelius, s. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Mary, d. of Francis & Phebe Arkinstall ... bap.
1774, Jan. 2. James, s. of James & Sarah Brindley ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Mary Betteney ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Sarah, d. of Andrew & Margaret Betteley ... bap.
" Feb. 27. Mary, d. of Joseph & Sarah Massey ... bap.
" Mar. 17. William, s. of Edward & Anne Fleming ... bap.
" June 26. Elizabeth, d. of Edwd. & Mary Morris ... bap.
" June 26. Robert, s. of Robert & Ann Eddowes ... bap.

ROBT. HILL, Rector.

" June 27. Mary, d. of Thos. & Ann Growcock ... bap.

ROBT. HILL, Rector.

" July 17. John, s. of William & Sarah Pool ... bap.

ROBT. HILL, Rector.

" Aug. 12. John, s. of Henry & Elizabeth Arkinstall ... bap.
" Dec. 1. John, s. of Thomas & Catherine Suker ... bap.
" Dec. 27. John, s. of William & Mary Emmery ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Harriot, d. of the Reverend Borlase Wingfield, & Phillis his w ... bap.
1775, Jan. 1. John, s. of Samuel & Diana Wilson ... bap.
" Jan. 9. Gerard, s. of Gerard & Elizabeth Launder ... bap.
" Jan. 29. William, s. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bap.
" May 19. Saiah, vv. of William Peake, of Eaton ... bur.
" May 28. Moses, s. of William & Sarah Brasenell, of Eaton ... bap.
" July 5. Sarah, d. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" July 17. Mary, d. of John & Mary Slack ... bur.
" Aug. 6. Margaret, d. of Edward & Margaret Austin ... bap.
" George, s. of the above mentd. Edward & Margaret Austin was publicly baptized the same day, having been privately baptized about two years ago.

1777] Great Bolas. 113

1775, Aug. 12. Ann, d. of Thomas & Ann Groucock, privately ... bap.

R. MORGAN, Curate.

" Aug. 20. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Hall ... bap.
" Oct. 29. William, s. of Thomas & Mary Wild ... bap.
" Nov. 14. Thomas Jervis, of Eaton ... bur.
1776, Jan. 10. Ann, d. of Joseph & Frances Davison, of Eaton ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Ann, d. of Henry & Elizabeth Arkinstall ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Ann Eddowes ... bur.
" Jan. 30. Jane, d. of James & Sarah Brindley ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Moses Taylor, an infant ... ... bur.
" Mar. 29. James, s. of Jas. & Mary Vaughan, of Eaton ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bap.
" May 25. Jane, d. of Fr. & Phebe Arkinstall (Eaton) ... bap.
" June 2. William, s. of Robert & Ann Eddowes ... bap. and buried 25 July.
" Aug. 17. Eleanor Holden ... bur.
" Sep. 1. Ann, d. of Thos. & Ann Parton ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Moses, s. of George & Elizabeth Taylor ... bap.
" Oct. 13. Margaret, d. of Andrew & Margaret Betteley ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Ann, d. of Thomas & Catherine Suker ... bap.

R. MORGAN, Curate.

" Nov. 30. John, s. of Saml. & Phebe Hodgkin, of Eaton ... bap.
" Dec. 14. Solomon, s. of Ann Osborn ... bur.
1777, Jan. 19. Catherine, d. of Samuel & Mary Solemn ... bap.
" Feb. 28. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Ann Groucock, bap. & bur. 4 May following.
" Mar. 17. Elizabeth, d. of James & Sarah Brindley ... bap.
" Apr. 6. Samuel, s. of Thomas & Mary Wild ... bap.
" May 25. John, s. of Thos. & Jane Hoggins ... bap.
" May 4. William, s. of Margaret Cherrington ... bap.
" May 7. Mary Brindley ... bur.
" May 25. Ann, d. of William & Sarah Brasenell ... bap.
" July 27. Jenny, d. of Henry & Elizabeth Arkinstall ... bap.

114 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1777

1777, Aug. 17. Samson, s. of Edward & Margaret Austin ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Philip, s. of Samuel & Diana Wilson ... bap.
" Aug. 31. James Leah ... bur.
" Sep. 30. Martha, d. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Oct. 8. William, s. of Robert & Ann Eddowes ... bap.
" Oct. 25. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Hollinhead ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Catherine Amis ... bur.
" Nov. Mary Hazles ... bur.
" Nov. 16. Elizabeth Betteley ... bur.
" Dec. 31. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Martha Cartwright ... bap.
" Nov. 17. Samuel Geary ... bur.
" Dec. 20. Adam, s. of Fr. & Phebe Arkinstal, of Eaton ... bap.
1778, Feb. 10. Elizabeth Walker ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Edward, s. of Martha Evans ... bap.
" Mar. 23. John Walker ... bur.
" Mar. 23. Ann, d. of John & Hannah Beetlestone ... bur.

R. MORGAN, Curate.

" June 7. Mary & Martha, daus. of Wm. & Mary Emmery ... bap.
" June 22. Andrew, s. of Andrew & Margaret Betteley ... bap.
" June 22. John, s. of John & Hannah Beetlestone ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Jane, d. of Thomas & Jane Fallows ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Miriam, d. of Thomas & Catherine Suker ... bap.
" Dec. 1. George, s. of George & Elizabeth Taylor ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Margaret, w. of Joseph Davison, of the Oak house ... bur.
" Dec. 1. Mary, d. of William Green ... bur.
1779, Jan. 3. Frances, d. of Joseph & Frances Davison ... bap.
" Jan. 3. William, s. of John & Elizabeth Shore ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Alice, d. of Edward & Mary Morris ... bap.
" Jan. 14. Martha, d. of John & Mary Slack ... bur.
" Mar. 13. Ann, d. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Henry, s. of Henry & Elizabeth Arkinstall ... bap.
" May 2. John, s. of Samuel Martha Brown ... bap.

Copied.

1780] Great Bolas. 115

1779, June 13. Charles, s. of Thomas & Martha Cartwright ... bap.
" July 6. Sarah Bartley ... bur.
" Aug. 21. Mary Emmery ... bur.
" Aug. 23. Elizabeth Light ... bur.
" Oct. 4. John Beetlestone, an infant ... bur.
" Oct. 31. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Wild ... bap.
" Oct. 31. Hannah, d. of Elizabeth Jervis ... bap.
" Oct. 31. Samuel, s. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Dec. 12. Mary Haynes, widow ... bur.
" Dec. 16. William, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Betteley ... bap.
" Dec. 28. John, s. of William & Margaret Green ... bap.

CRESWELL TAYLEUR, Curate. [signs to 1796.]
JOHN SLACK, JOS. SLACK, Ch. W.

1780, Jan. 2. Aaron, s. of Willm. & Sarah Brasenill ... bap.
" Jan. 23. Samuel, s. of James & Sarah Brindley ... bap.
" Feb. 9. James, s. of Edward & Margaret Austin ... bap.
" Mar. 26. John, s. of Joseph & Sarah Cartwright ... bap.
" Mar. 26. George, s. of Willm. & Mary Emmery ... bap.
" Apr. 30. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph & Frances Davison, of Eaton ... bap.
" May 14. Joseph, s. of William & Sarah Pool, of Eaton ... bap.
" May 18. Joseph, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Hollinshead, of Eaton ... bap.
" June 25. Thomas, s. of Andrew & Margaret Betteley ... bap.
" July 23. Jane, d. of Samuel & Diana Wilson, of Eaton Forge ... bap.
" Oct. 27. Phillis Goodall, of Eaton ... bur.
" Oct. 28. Richard Clay ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Elizabeth Corfield, of Crudgington ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Elizabeth, d. of Thos. & Martha Cartwright ... bap.
" Dec. 8. Ann, d. of Moses & Mary Sillitoe ... bap.
" Dec. 17. William, s. of Thomas & Catherine Suker ... bap.

JOHN SLACK, THOMAS BETTELEY, Ch. W.

116 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1781

1781, Jan. 1. Thomas, s. of Sarah Bullock ... bap.
" Jan. 7. William, s. of Henry & Elizabeth Arkinstall, of Eaton ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Martha Tayleur ... bur.
" Mar. 4. Francis, s. of Ann Jones ... bap.
" May 6. Joseph, s. of George & Elizabeth Taylor ... bap.
" May 6. William, s. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bap.
" May 13. Nicholas, s. of Robert & Ann Eddowes ... bap.
" June 17. Thomas, s. of Martha Eaton. ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Mary, d. of Ann Pickering ... bap.
" Sep. 19. Maria, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Betteley ... bap.
" Oct. 14. John, s. of Willm. & Ann Ick ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Jane Taylor ... bur.
" Dec. 13. Christopher, s. of Thomas & Martha Cartwright ... bap.

JOHN SLACK, THOMAS BETTELEY, Ch.W.

1782, Jan. 27. Hannah, d. of Elizth. & John Shore ... bap.
" Jan. 30. Joseph, s. of Edward & Magaret Austin ... bap.
" Mar. 8. The Revd. Borlase Wingfield was ... bur.
" Mar. 31. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Ann Turner (from Little Bolas) ... bap.
" Apr. 17. William, s. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bur.
" May 26. Thomas Taylor ... bur.
" June 2. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Wild ... bap.
" June 16. John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Nagins (from Eaton) ... bap.
" June 23. Ruth, d. of Sarah & James Brindley ... bap.
" June 24. Maria, d. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" July 2. Thomas Groucock ... bur.
" Aug. 25. Isaac Taylor ... bur.
" Sep. 1. Theodosia, d. of Joseph & Frances Davidson (from Eaton) ... bap.
" Sep. 1. Elizabeth, d. of Willm. & Alice Lewis (from Little Bolas) ... bap.
" Sep. 8. John, s. of Joseph & Catherine Goodall (fm. Eaton) ... bap.
" Sep. 9. Sarah, d. of Joseph & Sarah Cartwright (from Eaton Forge) ... bap.

1784] Great Bolas. 117

1782, Sep. 23. Thomas Bladen ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Mary Wase ... bur.

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1783, Jan. 23. Mary, d. of John & Mary Dicken (from Eaton) ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Elizabeth, d. of Willm. & Ann Ick ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Samuel Brindley ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Mary, d. of Andrew & Margaret Betteley ... bap.
" Apr. 21. Edward & Thomas, sons of Thomas & Catherine Suker ... bap.
" Apr. 29. Ann Walker ... bur.
" June 1. Elizabeth, d. of John & Phillis Walker ... bap.
" July 3. Jane, d. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bap.
" July 6. Jane, d. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bur.
" July 6. Diana, d. of William & Sarah Pool (from Eaton) ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Frances, d. of Joseph & Frances Davison (from Eaton) ... bur.
" Aug. 31. Thomas, s. of Thos. & Ann Bladen ... bap.
" Sep. 5. Mary Powel (from Little Bolas) ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Margaret, d. of Samuel & Diana Wilson (from Eaton Forge) ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Jonathan Brindley (pauper) ... bur.
" Dec. 10. Mary Dickin (from Eaton) ... bur.

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1784, Jan. 13. Maria Taylor (pauper) ... bur.
" Jan. 25. Mary, d. of Mary Preston ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Mary, d. of Joseph & Catherine Goodall (from Eaton) ... bap.
" Feb. 14. William, s. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Prudence Powel (from Little Bolas) ... bur.
" Mar. 24. William, s. of Joseph & Mary Slack ... bap.
" May 2. George, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Hollingshead (from Eaton) ... bap.
" June 8. Samuel Hodgkins, pauper (from Eaton) ... bur.
" June 20. Thomas, s. of Joseph & Sarah Cartwright (from Eaton Forge) ... bap.
" July 4. Thomas, s. of William & Margaret Green ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Hannah, d. of Samuel & Mary Tilsley (from Little Bolas) ... bap.

118 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1785

1785, Sep. 10. Thomas Roberts (pauper) ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Mary Lane (fm. Cold-Hatton, w. of Nathaniel Lane) ... bur.
" Dec. 5. James, s. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Henry & Elizabeth Arkinstall (fm. Eaton) ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Rachael Ann, d. of the Revd. Creswell Tayleur & Rachael ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Thomas, s. of John & Phillis Walker ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Richard, s. of William & Ruth Dod ... bap.
" Mar. 23. John Wild ... bur.
" Mar. 23. Joseph, s. of Thos. & Mary Wild ... bap.
" Apr. 6. John Ormond (from Ercall Heath) ... bur.
" Apr. 28. Mary Bartlom (pauper) ... bur.
" June 19. Ann Osborne (pauper) ... bur.
" July 5. William, s. of Thomas & Jane Follows ... bur.
" July 17. Richard, s. of John & Mary Slack ... bap.
" July 31. Martha, d. of William & Alice Lewis (fm. Little Bolas) ... bap.
" Sep. 16. Ann Osborn (pauper) ... bur.
" Sep. 18. Samuel, s. of Joseph & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Sep. 24. Thomas Follows ... bur.
" Oct. 9. Betty, d. of Francis & Phebe Arkinstal (fm. Eaton Forge) ... bap.
" Oct. 16. Elizabeth, d. of Ann Pickering ... bap.
" Nov. 6. Mary, d. of Wilim. & Sarah Pool (fm. Eaton) ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Rebecca, d. of Joseph & Catharine Goodall (fm. Eaton) ... bap.
" Dec. 4. James, s. of Thos. & Catharine Suker ... bap.

JOHN SLACK, JOSEPH SLACK, Ch. W.

1786, Jan. 1. Joseph, s. of Joseph & Sarah Cartwright (from Eaton Forge) ... bap.
" Jan. 5. Thomas, s. of Samuel & Mary Groom (from Peplow) ... bap.
" Jan. 21. John Harris ... bur.
" Feb. 21. James Brindley ... bur.
" July 23. Nancy, d. of Andrew & Margaret Betteley ... bap.
" July 24. Mary, d. of John & Phillis Walker ... bap.

1788] Great Bolas. 119

1786, Sep. 24. Jane, d. of William & Margaret Green ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Charlotte, d. of the Revd. Creswell Tayleur & Rachael ... bap.

JOHN SLACK, Ch. W.

1787, Jan. 14. James, s. of Mary Hatfield ... bap.
" Feb. 28. Thomas Groucock ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Richard, s. of Thomas & Jane Hoggins ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Richard Barker ... bur.
" May 4. Christopher, s. of Joseph & Sarah Cartwright (from Eaton Forge) ... bap.
" May 11. Elizabeth Walker ... bur.
" May 15. Richard Hoggins ... bur.
" May 27. Joseph, s. of Joseph & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Elizabeth, d. of John & Elizabeth Shore ... bap.
" Sep. 23. Thomas, s. of Mary Williams ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Sarah, d. of Willm. & Ann Addison ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Betty, d. of Willm. & Ruth Dod ... bap.
" Nov. 25. Catharine, d. of Joseph & Catharine Goodall (from Eaton) ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Samuel Plant ... bur.
" Dec. 18. Margaret, d. of Thos. & Catharine Suker ... bap.

JOHN SLACK, Ch. W.

1788, Mar. 8. Sarah Addison (from Eaton Forge) ... bur.
" Mar. 12. Frances, d. of Richd. & Jane Rogers ... bap.
" June 8. Mary, d. of Thos. & Mary Wild ... bap.
" June 17. Sarah Bould ... bur.
" June 17. John, s. of Joseph & Sarah Bould ... bap.
" June 27. Thomas Suker ... bur.
" July 7. Edward Suker ... bur.
" July 17. Judith Bate ... bur.
" Aug. 10. Jane, d. of Joseph & Sarah Cartwright (fm. Eaton Forge) ... bap.
" Aug. 17. John Dearne ... bur.
" Sep. 10. Creswell, s. of the Revd. Creswell Tayleur & Rachael ... bap.
" Sep. 21. William, s. of Ann Wellings ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Jane, d. of Elizabeth Allman ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Sarah Osborne (pauper) ... bur.
" Dec. 7. Martha Cartwright (pauper) ... bur.
" Dec. 18. Ann Wild ... bur.

JOHN SLACK, Ch. W.

120 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1789

1789, Jan. 8. James Suker ... bur.
" Jan. 22. Elizabeth Groucock ... bur.
" Mar. 26. Richard Holding (pauper) ... bur.
" Apr. 17. Jane Kilvert (pauper) ... bur.
" June 22. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Jane Rogers ... bap.
" July 26. John, s. of Joseph & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Sep. 6. James, s. of Willm. & Margaret Green ... bap.
" Sep. 10. Joseph Davison (fm. Ollerton) ... bur.
" Oct. 11. Martha, d. of Thos. & Catherine Suker ... bap.
" Oct. 25. Elizabeth Rogers ... bur.

JOHN SLACK, Ch. W.

1790, Jan. 31. Martha, d. of Ann Pickering ... bap.
" Feb. 17. Ann Pickering ... bur.
" Mar. 31. Martha Pickering ... bur.
" Apr. 2. Sarah Taylor ... bur.
" Apr. 25. William Edwards ... bur.
" May 11. Jane Alman ... bur.
" May 30. Mary, d. of William & Ruth Dod ... bap.
" June 17. Borlase Wingfield ... bur.
" July 5. Elizabeth Walker ... bur.
" July 25. Thomas, s. of Mary Felton ... bap.
" Aug. 1. William Alman ... bur.
" Sep. 8. Jane Rogers ... bur.
" Sep. 12. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Shore ... bap.
" Sep. 26. Margery, d. of John & Ann Groucock ... bap.
" Sep. 26. James, s. of Thos. & Mary Wild ... bap.
1791, Feb. 27. Mary Anne, d. of William & Mary Lovett ... bap.
" Apr. 3. Mary Anne, d. of Mary & Joseph Slack ... bap.
" May 22. Phillis Walker ... bur.
" July 8. Creswell, s. of the Revd. Creswell Tayleur & Rachael ... bur.
" Oct. 1. John Hodgkin ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Nathanael Lane ... bur.
" Oct. 22. Eleanor, d. of John & Ann Pye ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Edward Griffiths ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Catharine Suker ... bap.
" Dec. 7. Jonathan, s. of Ann Jervis ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Ann Jervis ... bur.

JOHN WALKER, JOHN GROUCOCK, Ch. W.

1794] Great Bolas. 121

1792, Jan. 3. Jonathan Jervis ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Mary, d. of William & Margaret Green ... bap.
" Feb. 27. Sophia, d. of John and Sarah Jones was baptd. Febry. 27th, 1792.
" Mar. 12. Mary, d. of William & Justina Fox ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Jervis Rider ... bur.
" Apr. 5. Mary Jervis ... bur.
" Apr. 13. Richd., s. of Ann Smith ... bap.
" Apr. 15. Elizabeth, d. of Ann Gerrard ... bap.
" Apr. 15. Margaret Edwards ... bur.
" May 13. Elizabeth Shaw ... bur.
" May 24. Harriot, d. of the Revd. Creswell Tayleur & Rachael ... bap.
" May 25. Jane Slack ... bur.
" July 31. Margaret Holding ... bur.
" Aug. 12. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph & Mary Slack ... bap.
" Sep. 22. George Taylor ... bur.
" Oct. 28. Thomas, s. of Elizabeth Fairley ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Peter, s. of Thomas & Mary Naggington ... bap.
" Nov. 27. John Arkinstall ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Richard, s. of Thomas & Mary Wild ... bap.

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1793, Jan. 3. Henry, son of John & Sarah Jones was baptd. January 3rd, 1793.
" Jan. 5. Thomas, s. of George & Jane Bladen ... bap.
" May 29. Henry Jones was buried May 29th, 1793.
" July 30. Margaret, d. of William & Justina Fox ... bap.
" Sep. 18. Thomas Bladen ... bur.
" Oct. 27. John, s. of Mary Bowers ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Elizabeth, d. of William & Mary Lovet ... bap.
" Dec. 8. Benjamin, s. of William & Ruth Dod ... bap.
" Dec. 15. Eleanor, d. of Mary Yeardsley ... bap.
" Dec. 25. John, s. of Samuel & Ann Jones (fm. Little Bolas) ... bap.

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1794, May 11. Phoebe, d. of Francis & Martha Arkinstall (fm. Eaton) ... bap.
" June 22. Hannah, d. of Willm. & Margaret Green ... bap.
" July 8. Richard Fox ... bur.

122 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1794

1794, July 21. Elizabeth Dearn ... bur.
" Sep. 13. Ann Bladen ... bur.
" Sep. 20. Mrs. Ann Tayleur ... bur.
" Sep. 28. Thomas, s. of Sarah Hall (fm. Little Bolas) ... bap.
" Oct. 5. John, s. of George & Jane Bladen ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Mary Ann Brown (fm. Bilston) ... bur.

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1795, Feb. 22. Richard Davison (fm. Ollerton) ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Creswell, s. of the Revd. Creswell Tayleur & Rachael ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Thomas, s. of John & Ann Groucock ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Mary Allman ... bur.
" Apr. 13. Mary Rust (fm. Newport) ... bur.
" May 6. Martha Suker ... bur.
" May 31. George Davison (fm. Ollerton) ... bur.
" June 11. Elizabeth, d. of Stephen & Mary Rust (fm. Newport) ... bur.
" June 23. Edward, s. of Thomas & Catharine Suker, born May 17th, 1793 ... bap.
" June 27. John Parton ... bur.
" Aug. 30. John, s. of Hannah Jervis ... bap.
" Oct. 20. John Dearn ... bur.
" Oct. 22. John Taylor ... bur.
" Oct. 22. William Amos ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Nathan, s. of Thomas & Mary Wild ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Elizabeth, d. of Samuel & Ann Jones ... bap.
" Nov. 27. John Walker ... bur.
" Dec. 6. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Naggington ... bap.

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1796, Jan. 10. John Jervis ... bur.
" Feb. 7. John, s. of Thomas & Sarah Eaton ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Elizabeth, d. of William & Justina Fox ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Thomas, s. of Mary Witcherley (fm. Drayton) ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Richard Walker, (from West Bromwich) ... bur.
" Feb. 28. William, s. of William & Mary Lovet ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Mary Davison (fm. 011erton) ... bur.
" Mar. 27. Jane Hoggins was buried March 27th, 1796.

1798] Great Bolas. 123

1796, Mar. 27. Elizabeth, d. of Robt. & Elizabeth Cliff ... bap.
Apr. 27. Mary Nevolls (fm. Eaton) ... bur.
" Apr. 27. John, s. of George & Ann Nevolls (fm. Eaton) ... bap.
" May 1. Thomas, Hoggins was buried May 1st, 1796.
" June 15. Richard, s. of James & Elizabeth Brindley (fm. Little Bolas) ... bap.
" Aug. 27. Thomas Betteley ... bur.
" Oct. 1. Sarah Roberts ... bur.
" Nov. 20. Martha, d. of Thomas & Catharine Shuker ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Richard Walker, s. of Joseph & Mary Slack ... bap.

CRESWELL TAYLEUR, Curate.

1797, Feb. 12. Elizabeth, d. of Willm. & Margaret Green ... bap.
" Mar. 26. John Eddowes ... bur.
" June 25. Susanna Dearn ... bur.
" June 25. Mary, d. of Thomas & Sarah Eaton ... bap.
" July 7. Mary Ann Brown (from Wolver-Hampton) ... bur.
" Aug. 6. Ann Dearn, an infant (from Haughton) ... bur.
" Aug. 27. William, s. of Robt. & Elizab. Cliff ... bap.
" Sep. 24. Mary, d. of the Revd. Creswell Tayleur & Rachael ... bap.
" Dec. 24. Mary, d. of Robert & Mary James (of Potford) ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Charlotte, d. of Elizabeth Brindley ... bap.

R.W.B. HILL, Curate.
JOHN SLACK, RICHD. ROGERS, Ch. W.

1798, Jan. 21. Martha, d. of William & Justina Fox ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Joseph & Mary, s. & d. of Samuel & Ann Jones ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Jane, d. of George & Katherine Barlow (of Eaton) ... bap.
" Feb. 17. William Cartwright ... bur.
" Apr. 8. Ann, d. of William & Ann Cartwright, was publick ... bap.
" May 7. The said Ann Cartwright (an infant) ... bur.

124 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1798

1798, July 8. Richard, s. of William & Mary Lovett ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Charlotte, d. of John & Meriah Jones ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Ann, d. of Robert & Elizabeth Cliff ... bap.
" Dec. 2. Mary Bratton ... bur.
" Dec. 29. John Corfield (fm. Crudgington) ... bur.

RT. W.B. HILL, Curate.
JOHN SLACK, JOSEPH SLACK, Ch. W.

1799, Jan. 6. Margery, d. of Thomas & Sarah Eaton ... bap.
" Feb. 3. Ann, d. of William & Margaret Green ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Sarah Fox ... bur.
" Apr. 21. John, s. of John & Ann Groucock ... bap.
" Aug. 8. Mary Ann, d. of Richard & Mary Harris ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Jane, d. of Thomas & Hannah Massey (fm. Cold Hatton Heath) ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Mary, d. of Sarah Williams (fm. Cold Hatton Heath) ... bap.
" Oct. 6. James, s. of Ann Shuker ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Robert, s. of Robert & Elizabeth Cliff ... bap.

ROWLAND HILL, Curate.
JOS. SLACK, JOHN SLACK, Ch. W.

1800, Jan. 12. James, s. of Mary Delves ... bap.
" Mar. 16. George, s. of Jane Jervis, of Eaton ... bap.
" Mar. 23. James, s. of Ann Shuker ... bur.
" Apr. 14. The Revd. Creswell Tayleur, Esqr. ... bur.
" Apr. 27. Elizabeth Dawes (fm. Cold Hatton Heath) ... bur.
" May 11. Francis-James, s. of Ann Scott ... bap.
" June 1. Thomas, s. of Thoma, & Sarah Eaton ... bap.
" June 17. John, s. of William & Justina Fox ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Ann, d. of Samuel & Ann Jones ... bap.
" Aug. 27. James, s. of Charles & Jane Cartwright ... bap.
Aug. 31. Charlotte Brindley (a child). ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Robert, s. of Robert & Mary James, of Potford was publick ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Dinah Vicars ... bur.
" Nov. 30. John, s. of William & Mary Lovett ... bap.

RT. W. HILL, Minister.
JOSEPH SLACK, JOHN SLACK, Ch. W.

1801, Apr. 29. Joseph Green ... bur.
" Apr. 30. John Preston ... bur.

1804] Great Bolas. 125

1801, May 18. Jane Haynes (from Waters-Upton) ... bur.
" June 11. Richard Harris ... bur.
" June 21. Robert Green Hill, s. of the Revd. Robert Bromhall Wilbraham Hill & Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" July 19. Elizabeth, d. of Edward & Elizabeth Griffiths (of Cold Hatton Heath) ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Richd., s. of John & Ann Groucock ... bap.
" Aug. 27. George Allman ... bur.
" Sep. 27. James, s. of Mary Delves ... bap.

RT. W. HILL, Minister.
JOHN GROUCOCK, JOHN PRESTON, Ch. W.

1802, Jan. 8. Thomas Jackson (fm. Eaton) ... bur.
" Feb. 7. John, s. of William & Margaret Green ... bap.
" Feb. 21. John Wild ... bur.
" Mar. 27. Samuel, s. of Samuel Minor & Elizabeth, of Meeson ... bap.
" June 27. Mary, d. of John & Mary Flide, Shray hill ... bap.
" July 24. Jane, d. of Samuel & Ann Jones ... bap.
" Sep. 19. John, s. of John & Ann Watkin ... bap.

RT. W. HILL, Minister.
JOHN GROUCOCK, JOHN PRESTON, Ch. W.

1803, Jan. 2. Richd., s. of Joseph & Ann Loyd ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Thomas Osborne ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Robt. Walker was ... bur.
" Mar. 13. Mary, d. of Sarah Grice ... bap.
" Apr. 17. Mary Groucock ... bur.
" Apr. 22. Elizh. Rider ... bur.
" May 1. Robert Eddoes ... bur.
" July 24. Jane, d. of Elizebeth Eddoes ... bap.
" Sep. 4. Sarah, d. of Thos. & Elizebeth Groom ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Thos., s. of Thos. & Mary Dearne ... bur.
" Dec. 18. Jane, d. of Sarah Birks ... bap.

RT. W. HILL, Minister.
EDWD. AUSTIN, Ch. W.

1804, Jan. 31. William, s. of Thomas & Ann Meddins, from Eton Mill ... bap.
" Feb. 12. William, s. of William & Justina Fox ... bap.
" Mar. 26. John Groucock, Meeson ... bur.

126 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1804

1804, May 21. Francis, s. of Joseph & Phebe Venables ... bap.
" June 3. James, s. of Chas. & Jane Cartwright ... bap.
Likewise bap. at the same time, Mary, d. of Chas. & Jane Cartwright.
" June 24. Edward, s. of John & Betty Lovatt ... bap.
" July 15. Mary, d. of Robt. & Elizth. ... bap.
" July 29. William, s. of Ann Nicklin ... bap.
" Aug. 5. John Mansill ... bur.
" Sep. 16. Mary, d. of Thomas & Ann Hobson ... bap.
" Sep. 16. John, s. of Thomas & Ann Hobson ... bap.
" Sep. 11. Wm. Henry Austin, s. of Wm. & Elizabeth Austin ... bap.
" Sep. 11. George Austin, s. of William & Elizabeth Austin ... bap.
" May 4. Walter, s. of Sammuel & Elizebeth Minor, of Meeson ... bap.

Sep. 26. 1802, Dec. 10, privately baptized, Eliza, d. of Revd. Robert W. Hill & Eliza his wife, & publickly baptized as above at Bolas, Sepbr. 26th, 1804.

" Apr. 22. James, s. of Jacob & Mary Machin, priveed ... bap.
" Dec. 30. William, s. of Saml. & Ann Jones ... bap.

RT. W. HILL, Minister.
EDWD. AUSTIN, Ch. W.

1805, Feb. 12. Elizth. Mansil ... bur.
" Apr. 11. Thomas Shuker ... bur.
" June 23. Elizabeth, d. of Jno. & Sarah Arkinstall ... bap.
" June 23. Mary, d. of Jacob & Mary Machin, privet ... bap.
" June 24. Jane, d. of Saml. & Mary Rodenhurst ... bap.

N.B.- This is Coppied to go to Lichfield, 1st July, from Lady Day, 1801, to the present date.

EDWARD AUSTIN, Ch. W.

Memorandum.

On the 21 day of 7ber, 1745, I was Inducted into the Church and Rectory by The Reverend Mr. Brooke, Rector of Waters-Upton, before Witnesses endorsed on the Instrument of Induction.

1806] Great Bolas. 127

On the 22d. of ye same month and year I Publickly read ye 39 Articles, &c., To which I have proper Witnesses.
BENJ. WASE, Rector.

All Glory-Praise--And Blessing to Jehovah-Elohim, Father, Son & Holy Ghost, 3 in One, Divine Nature and Essence, The Ever Blessed and Adoreable Trinity. God Almighty: Amen.

[In another hand.]

October the (...) 20 was bapiseed, Tomas Wyld, son of John and Ann Wild, 1756.
I John, the son of John and Ann Wild was baptised August the 3, 1766.

VOLUME V.

1805.

1805, Aug. 11. Thomas, s. of William & Mary Lovatt ... bap.
" Aug. 11. Thomas, s. of Maria Betteley ... bur.
" Aug. 25. John, s. of Ann Light ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Sarah Fletcher ... bap.
" Oct. 13. Edward Tayleur Dickenson, s. of Edwd. Scott Dickenson & Rachael Ann Dickenson ... bap.
" Dec. 15. Eliz., d. of Joseph & Elizabeth Wild ... bap.
" Dec. 29. John, s. of John & Ann Davis ... bap.

ROBT. W. HILL, Minister.
EDWARD AUSTIN, SAMUEL MINOR, Ch. W.

1806, Jan. 26. Elizabeth, d. of Mary Goodall ... bap.
" Mar. [blank.] William, s. of Samuel & Sarah Slack ... bur.
" Mar. 23. Thomas, s. of Robert & Elizth. Cliff ... bap.
" Apr. 1. Thomas & Samuel, sons of Samuel & Ann Jones ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Thomas Jones ... bur.
" Apr. 6. Samuel Jones ... bur.
sons of Samuel & Ann Jones.
" Apr. 13. Thomas, s. of Sarah Birks ... bap.
" Apr. 19. Mary, d. of Elizabeth Morrey, private ... bap.
" Apr. 23. Thomas, s. of Rebecah Goodall ... bur.

128 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1806

1806, May 7. Edward Tayleur, s. of the Revd. Edward Scott & Rachel Ann Dickenson, publickly ... bap.
" June 22. Thos., s. of William & Elizth. Flemming ... bap.
" July 4. Andrew Betteley ... bur.
" Aug. 3. John, s. of Joseph & Margaret Middleton ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Richard, s. of James & Arabella Green, Cold Hatton ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Richard s. of William & Justina Fox ... bap.

SAMUEL MINOR EDWARD AUSTIN (Ch. W.)

1807, Jan. 4. Thomas, s. of Charles & Jane Cartwright ... bap.
" Jan. 18. John, s. of Thomas & Ann Meddings ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Mary Ann, d. of Samuel & Sarah Slack ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Alice Ann, d. of Samuel & Elizabeth Minor ... bap.
" May 17. Richard, s. of John & Elizabeth Cowley ... bap.
" May 18. John, s. of Jacob & Mary Machin ... bap.
" June 21. Elizabeth, d. of Samuel & Mary Rodenhurst ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Elizabeth, d. of John & Betty Lovatt ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Mary, d. of Joseph & Elizabeth Wild ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Mary Davison ... bur.
" Dec. 29. John, s. of John & Sarah Arkinstall ... bap.

EDWD. SCOTT DICKENSON, Minister. [signs to 1812.]
SAMUEL MINOR, EDWD. AUSTIN, Ch. W.

1808, Jan. 3. Richard, s. of Saml. & Ann Jones ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Sarah, d. of Jane Green ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Joseph, s. of Robert & Elizabeth Cliff ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Elizabeth Higgins ... bur.
" Mar. 20. Elizabeth, d. of Elizabeth Eddowes ... bap.
" Apr. 17. Edward, s. of Sarah Birkes ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Eleanor, d. of Thomas & Jane Pali ... bap.
" June 5. Elizabeth, d. of Benjamin & Phobbe Podmore (from Eaton) ... bap.
" June 11. John Osborne ... bur.
" June 26. Edward, s. of Ann Lighton ... bap.
" June 30. Elizabeth Eddowes ... bur.
" June 30. Ann Betteley ... bur.
" July 17. Joseph Powell ... bur.

1809] Great Bolas. 129

1808, Aug. 13. Martha Shuker ... bur.
" Sep. 25. Thomas, s. of John & Elizabeth Lovat ... bap.
" Oct. 2. Joseph, s. of Willm. & Mary Lovat ... bap.
" Oct. 14. Elizabeth Holding ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Martha Griffiths ... bur.
" Nov. 6. Samuel, s. of William & Elizabeth Brazenell ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Ann Meddings ... bur.

SAMUEL MINOR, EDWD. AUSTIN, Ch. W.

1809, Jan. 29. Charles, s. of William & Justina Fox ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Eliza, d. of Samuel & Sarah Slack ... bap.
" Feb. 10. St. Ledger, s. of Francis Knyvett Leighton, Esqre., & The Honourable Louisa Anne, his wife, born January 29th ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Henry Creswell Tayleur, s. of the Revd. Edwd. Scott & Rachel Anne Dickenson, born Feb. the 18th. ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Miriam Suker ... bur.
" Mar. 16. Martha, d. of Mary Shore ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Henry Meddings ... bur.
" Apr. 28. William, s. of James & Elizabeth Podmore ... bap.
" May 18. Francis, s. of John & Sarah Arkinstall ... bap.
" May 20. George, s. of Jacob & Mary Machin ... bap.
" June 3. Thomas, s. of John & Mary Murray ... bap.
" June 3. Elizabeth, d. of Henry & Sarah Tomlinson ... bap.
" June 3. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Cowley ... bap.
" June 13. George, s. of Samuel & Elizabeth Minor ... bap.
" June 25. Elizabeth, d. of William & Elizabeth Fleming ... bap.
" July 21. Mary Betteley ... bur.
" Aug. 9. William, s. of Samuel & Mary Rodenhurst ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Elizabeth Meddings ... bur.
" Aug. 12. William Embrey ... bur.
" Sep. 3. William, s. of William & Elizabeth Fleming ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Joseph, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Cartwright ... bap.

130 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1809

1809, Nov. 12. John, s. of John & Maria Jones ... bap.
" Dec. 24. Richard, s. of William & Jane Dodd ... bap.
" Dec. 31. William, s. of Mary Poole ... bap.

JOHN ARKINSTALL, Ch. W.

1810, Jan. 7. Mary, d. of John & Hannah Goodall ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Kitty, d. of Charles & Jane Cartwright ... bap.

This far copied and sent to Lichfield.

" Apr. 29. Joseph, s. of William & Eleanor Bowker ... bap.
" May 13. Mary Ann, d. of Jane Green ... bap.
" May 13. Ann, d. of Thomas & Mary Eddowes ... bap.
" May 20. Mary Ann, d. of John & Ruth Brindley (from Tibberton) ... bap.
" June 24. Mary, d. of Samuel & Elizabeth Wild ... bap.
" July 14. Sarah, d. of William & Elizabeth Jennings (from Little Bolas) ... bap.
" July 24. John Shore ... bur.
" Aug. 15. Sarah, d. of Joseph & Susannah Whitfield ... bap.
" Aug. 19. John, s. of John & Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Aug. 26. George, s. of Kate Leech ... bap.
" Sep. 23. Margaret, d. of William & Elizabeth Brazenell ... bap.
" Oct. 14. William, s. of Andrew & Ann Morris ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Mary Ann Slack ... bur.
" Nov. 4. Jane, d. of John & Elizabeth Cartwright ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Elizabeth Cartwright ... bur.
" Nov. 13. Richard Dodd ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Mr. Joseph Slack ... bur.

JOHN ARKINSTALL, Ch. W.

1811, Jan. 1. Ann Fleming ... bur.
" Jan. 29. John Walker ... bur.
" Mar. 31. John, s. of Edwd. & Ann Davis ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Margaret, d. of John & Mary Davison ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Ann, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Preston ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Ann, d. of Mary Holding ... bap.
" Apr. 14. Sarah, d. of John & Mary Morrey ... bap.
" May 5. Mary, d. of Wm. & Jane Dodd ... bap.
" June 16. James, s. of Wm. & Justina Fox ... bap.
" June 3o. Joseph, s. of John & Elizabeth Lovat ... bap.
" July io. John Speed ... bur.

1755] Great Bolas. 131

1811, Oct. 27. Samuel, s. of Joseph & Mary Lovat ... bap.
" Nov. 17. Catharine Suker ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Richard Rogers ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Martha Shore ... bur.
" Nov. 30. William, s. of John & Sarah Arkinstall ... bap.

JOHN ARKINSTALL, Ch. W.

1812, Jan. 26. Theophilus, s. of William & Mary Fletcher ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Sarah, d. of William & Elizabeth Fleming ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Margaret, d. of Thomas & Jane Fox ... bap.
" Feb. 23. George, s. of John & Isabella Felton ... bap.
" Apr. 19. Ann, d. of John & Elizabeth Cowley ... bap.
" Apr. 19. William, s. of Robert & Jane Bratton ... bap.
" Apr. 26. James, s. of James & Elizabeth Podmore ... bap.
" May 8. Thomas Eaton ... bur.
" May 12. Richard Walker ... bur.
" May 18. Elizabeth Harris ... bur.
" June 23. Charlotte, d. of Samuel & Sarah Slack ... bap.
" July 3. Joseph Preston ... bur.
" July 12. Thomas, s. of Samuel & Elizabeth Wild ... bap.
" Aug. 16. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Preston ... bap.
" Aug. 23. Ellen, d. of Thomas & Mary Eddowes ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Clement Thomas, s. of the Revd. Edwd. Scott & Raphael Ann Dickenson, born Oct. the 26th ... bap.

EDWD. SCOTT DICKENSON, Minister.
JOHN ARKINSTALL, Ch. W.

VOLUME VI.

MARRIAGES 1755-1808.

[The parties are of Great Bolas, unless otherwise stated; and the Marriages are by banns unless "licence" is added.]

1755, Jan. 6. John Harriss, b., & Elizabeth Embrey, sp., lic. By BENJAMIN WASE, Rector. [Signs to 1758.] Wit: Mary Wase, John Dearn.

132 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1755

1755, June 25. Thomas Hoggins & Sarah Eddowes. Wit: Robert Eddowes, Mary Eastwick.
1753 [sic] July 16. John Eddowes, widower, & Anne Bateman, lic. Wit: Benjamin Bettelley, Phebe Applestone.
1755, July 26. John Cartwright, p. Hodnet, co. Salop, widower, & Sarah Astley, sp., whose usual abode hath been made here 4 weeks last past, lic. Wit: Mary Astley, Mary Wase.
1757, Jan. 6. John Hitchin & Elizabeth Jerviss. Wit: William Jervis.
" Feb. 2. John Pascal, p. High Ercal, b., & labourer, & Martha Bettelley, sp., aged 25 years. Wit: Mary Wase, John Massey.
1758, Jan. 19. William Jerviss & Mary Rider, lic. Wit: John Hitchin, Mary Wase.
" Jan. 23. Thomas Whilton, servant & b., & Elizabeth Cliff, sp. By BENJAMIN WASE, Rector. Wit: Mary Wase, Benj. Betelley.
1759, Aug. 5. John Taylor, widr., & Jane Turner, wid. By BORLASE WINGFIELD, Rector. [Signs to 1781, but from 1762 to 1773 as Curate.] Wit: Ben. Betelley, Mergrat Betteley.
" Nov. 19. George Palmer, p. High Ercall, & Abigal Whistons. Wit: Benjamin Betteley, Elizabeth Betteley.
1762, Apr. 15. Thomas Bladen, widower, & Anne Dawson, sp. Wit: Benjn Betteley, Sarah Jervise
" Aug. 13. Thomas Follows & Jane Jervise. By T. GRIFFITHS, Rector. Wit: Mary Walker, Benjamin Betteley.
1763, Jan. 3. Robert Eddowes, singleman, & Ann Ryder, singlewoman. Wit: Phillis Tayleur, Ann Tayleur.

1771] Great Bolas. 133

1764, Feb. 20. Thomas Vicars, of p. Edgmond, singleman, & Dinah Fryer, singlewoman. Wit: Joshua Jones, Sarah Vickers.
1765, July 18. Thomas Bullock, p. Chetwind Aston, singleman, & Sarah Jervis, singlewoman, lic. Wit: Phillis Tayleur, Ann Tayleur.
" Nov. 5. Borlase Wingfield, clerk, of p. Bolas, & Phillis Tayleur, of Bolas aforesaid, lic. By CHARLES NEWLING. Wit: Mary Heaford, Benjamin Betteley.
" Nov. 24. William Wild, p. Drayton, & Mary Walker, lic. Wit: Catharin Walkear, Stephen Winkle.
1766, Dec. 29. Andrew Betteley & Margret Bates. Wit: Thomas Follows, William Jervis.
1768, Nov. 6. Thomas Hoggins, widower, & Jane Bayley, singlewoman. Wit: Jno. Corfield, Jas. Eaton.
" Dec. 29. Thomas Rodenhurst, p. High Ercall, single man, & Mary Slack, singlewoman, lic. Wit: John Slack, Vincent Rodenhurst.
1769, May 23. John Rodenhurst, p. High Ercall, singleman, & Jane Slack, singlewoman, lic. Wit: Phillis Wingfield, John Slack.
1770, May 8. Richard Light, p. High Ercall, singleman, & Sarah Joy. Wit: Wm. Jervis, Catharine Walker.
" July 12. Thomas Sillitoe, p. Forton, co. Stafford, & Elizabeth Slack, lic. Wit: James Smither, John Slack.
" Oct. 7. James Middleton, p. Edgmond, & Elizabeth Spender, singlewoman. Wit: Wm. Jervis, Samuell Tudman.
1771, Nov. 23. Peter Davenport, p. Shawbury, widower & Ann Clay, sp., lic. Wit: Wm. Jervis, Jane Hoggins.

134 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1772

1772, Oct. 9. Samuel Solemn, p. Edgmont, servant, & Mary Ickson, widow. By THOMAS HATTON, Rectos of Waters Upton. Wit: Wm. Jervis, Ann Bladon.
1773, Jan. 7. Edward Fleming, singleman, & Ann Amis, sp., lic. Wit: William Amis, John Fleming.
" Feb. 1. John Gosling, singleman, & Martha Smallman, singlewoman. Wit: Wm. Jervis, Thos. Shuker.
" Mar. 29. Joseph Langford, p. Hodnet, & Sarah Massey, widow. Wit: Thomas Shuker, Wm. Jervis.
" May 11. Thomas Aston, p. Moreton Sea, & Jane Harper. Wit: Wm. Jervis, Samuel Gearey.
1774, Oct. 14. Thomas Smith, p. High Ercall, & Mary Whittingham. By RICHARD MORGAN, Curate. [Signs the next entry.] Wit: Wm. Jervis, William Kenrick.
1775, Aug. 22. Thomas Wild & Mary Bates. Wit: Wm. Jervis, John Wild.
" Sep. 22. William Holding & Mary Whittingham. By BORLASE WINGFIELD. Wit: William Jervis, William Whittingham.
1776, May 13. John Holding & Elizabeth Turner. By R. MORGAN, Curate. Wit: John Wilkes, John Wild.
1777, Mar. 20. Thomas Pigot, Esqre., p. Hodnet, & Charlotte Tayleur, lic. By BORLASE WINGFIELD. Wit: Tho. Dicken, Mary Marshall.
" June 19. John Picken, p. Preston, b., & Eleanor Bayley, sp., lic. By RICHARD MORGAN, Curate. [signs the next entry.] Wit: John Hooper, Thomas Hoggins.
" Dec. 28. John Shore, b., & Elizabeth Rider, sp. Wit: Thomas Betteley, John Wyld.

1786] Great Bolas. 135

1778, Sep. 19. William Sillitoe, b., & Mary Hawkins, widow, p. Wellington, lic. By BORLASE WINGFIELD. Wit: Thos. Machin, Eliz. Machin.
1780, Feb. 6. John Jenkins, p. Edgmond, & Ann Picken, lic. By CRESWELL TAYLEUR, Curate. [signs to 1798.] Wit: Thomas Heaford, John Wild.
" Feb. 7. Joseph Goodall, p. Stoke, & Phillis Bratton. Wit: Henry Arkinstall, John Wild.
" Aug. 10. Nathaniel Lane, p. High Ercal, & Mary Harper, lic. Wit: William Walker, John Wild.
" Nov. 13. Moses Sillitoe, p. Edgmond, & Mary Hoggins, lic. Wit: John Powell, John Wild.
1781, Dec. 29. Joseph Goodall, p. Stoke upon Tern, & Katherine Wilde. By BOR. WINGFIELD. Wit: Joseph Waker, Ben. Walker.
1782, Sep. 16. Joseph Bould, p. Shiffnal, & Sarah Bladen. By CRESWELL TAYLEUR. Wit: Thomas Pigot, Jane Neols.
1783, Mar. 3. John Walker & Phillis Brown, lic. Wit: Thos. Groucock, Mary Walker.
" Apr. 21. Thomas Lunt & Ann Aston. Wit: John Aston, Sarah Braidley.
" June 10. Samuel Slack & Elizabeth Wright, p. Eccleshall, co. Stafford, lic. Wit: Joseph Slack, Sarah Jackson.
" Dec. 18. Joseph Slack & Mary Walker, lic. Wit: Richd. Astley, Elizabeth Astley.
1784, Jan. 19. William Addison & Ann Fox. Wit: William Fox, Hannah Price.
1786, Jan. 26. William Harper, p. Wellington, & Ann Slack, lic. Wit: Jos. Slack, Elizabeth Bayley.
" Apr. 17. Richard Millington & Jane Follows. Wit: William Edwards, Thomas Betteley.

136 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1787

1787, Apr. 9. William Lowe & Mary Hatfield. Wit: John Hatfield, Thos. Betteley.
1788, Apr. 28. William Williams, p. Stoke, & Ann Prudence. Wit: Thos. Eddows, Elizabeth Silvester.
" Sep. 15. Richard Widows & Mary Allen. Wit: Thomas Nawn, Thomas Betteley.
1789, July 18. Francis Light, p. High Ercal, & Sarah Massey, lic. Wit: John Jones, Thos. Betteley.
1790, Apr. 13.* No. 54. John Jones of this parish and Sarah Hoggins of this parish were
married in this Church by Licence this thirteenth day of April in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred
and ninety by me Cresswell Tayleur. This Marriage was solemnized between Us John Jones, Sarah Hoggins
In the presence of John Picken, Sarah Adams.
" June 28. Samuel Taylor, p. Edgmond, & Anne Barker, widow, lic. By THOMAS HATTON, Rector of Waters Upton. Wit: John Dry, John Podmore.
" Dec. 12. Stephen Rust & Mary Harris. Wit: Richard Harris, Thomas Betteley.
1791, Dec. 29. William Fox & Justina Tinah, of p. Hodnet. Wit: John Fox, Mary Fox.
1792, Apr. 12. John Griffiths, p. Newport, & Elizabeth Slack, lic. Wit: Joseph Slack, Mary Sillitoe.
" Apr. 16. George Bladen & Jane Allman, lic. Wit: Ann Allman, Thomas Betteley.
" Dec. 31. Charles Ratliff & Ann Bladen. By J.S. CATTLOW. Wit: George Bladen, Thomas Betteley.
1793, Apr. 1. Francis Arkinstall, p. Stoke upon Tern, & Martha Rogers, lic. Wit: John Jones, Sarah Jones.

* This is the Marriage of Henry Cecil, afterwards 10th Earl of Exeter, to Sarah Hoggins. The parties were married a
seoond time, at St. Mildred's Church, Bread Street, London, on 3 October, 1791. See her baptism on 28 June 1773, at
page 111 ante. The Countess died 18 January, 1797. and was buried at St. Martin's, Stamford.

1799] Great Bolas. 137

1793, Oct. 3. George Alman & Ann Gerrard. Wit: John Fletcher, Thomas Betteley.
1795, Apr. 6. Thomas Eaton & Sarah Emery, p. Childs Ercall. Wit: Susanna Harding, Thos. Shuker.
" Sep. 7. Samuel Sambrook, p. High Ercall, & Sarah Barber. Wit: Mary Fox, Eleanor Barber.
" Dec. 17. John Berks [signs Birkes], p. Keel, co. Stafford, & Mary Fox. Wit: Elizbeth Picken, John Hoggins.
1796, Jan. 21. Thomas Green, junr., p. Childs Ercall, & Ann Groucock, lic. Wit: John Groucock, Eliz. Green.
1797, Feb. 2. Thomas Merril & Ann Molineaux, p. Drayton in Hales. Wit: Richard Harris, Thomas Shuker.
" Feb. 28. Richard Harris & Mary Rider, lic. Wit: Charles Arlen, Mary Footman.
1798, Apr. 9. Walter Hales, p. Wem, b., & Elizabeth Betteley, sp., lic. By RT. W.B. HILL, Curate. Wit: Edd. Meddings, Thos. Shuker,
" June 27. William Tudor, p. High Ercall, & Martha Middleton. Wit: Richard Wingfield, Thomas Pigot.
" Dec. 31. Hugh Dod, p. Drayton in Hales, & Margaret Williams. By GEO. RAVENSCROFT, Minister. Wit: Sarah Williams, Thomas Williams.
1799, May 27. Samuel Sharratt, p. Muxton, co. Stafford, & Elizabeth Green, lic. By ROWLAND HILL, Curate. Wit: John Rowley, junr., Jane Green.
" June 10. Robert Eddows & Ann Dodd. By ROBERT CROCKETT, Minister. Wit: William Betteley, Ann Whitingham.

138 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1799

1799, Dec. 15. Richard Rogers, widower, & Alice Podmore, p. Edgmond, widow, lic. By ROWLAND HILL, Curate. [signs also the next.] Wit: Thos. Benbow, Mary Podmore.
1800, Feb. 24. William Podmore, p. Edgmond, & Alm Picken, lic. Wit: John Powell, Elizabeth Picken.
1802, Mar. 2. Thomas Greenfield, p. Chetwynd, b., & Meranda Shuker, lic. By RT. W.B. HILL, Minister. [signs the next four entries.] Wit: Richard Greenfield, Mary Pool.
" Sep. 13. John Watkin, p. Stoke, b., & Ann Graffon, sp. Wit: William Evenes, Elizth. Floyd.
1803, Feb. 17. Samuel Rodenhurst, p. High Ercall, aged twenty one years & upwards, b., & Mary Harris. Wit: Mary Slack, Jos. Slack.
1804, Apr. 2. Joseph Wilde & Elizth. Cherrington, p. Edgmond. Wit: Wm. Wilde, Jane Bates.
" May 2. Edward Scott Dickenson, b., & Ann Tayleur [signs Rachael Anne Tayleur], lic. Wit: Henry Lewis Dickenson, Charlotte Tayleur.
1808, Aug. 4. John Goodall, of Eaton in p. Stoke upon Tern, b., & Hannah Shore, sp. By EDWD. SCOTT DICKENSON, Minister. [signs the next two entries.] Wit: Willm. Fleming, Sarah Goodall.
" Sep. 22. Thomas Cartwright, b., of Eaton, p. Stoke upon Tern, & Elizabeth Keay, sp. Wit: [first name blotted out], Jane Cartwright.
" Dec. 29. James Podmore, b., p. Preston, & Elizabeth Dodd, sp. Wit: Thos. Dodd, Mary Dodd.

1812] Great Bolas. 139

VOLUME VII.

THE REGISTER OF MARRIAGES SOLEMNIZED IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF BOLAS MAGNA IN THE COUNTY OF SALOP.

1809, Sep. 24. John Ireland, b., & Mary Jebb, sp. By EDWD. SCOTT DICKINSON, Minister. [signs the next eight.] Wit: Margaret Fox, William Green.
" Dec. 3. Francis Wedge, p. Newport, co. Salop, widower, & Ann Preston, sp., lic. Wit: George Henry, Margaret Fox.
" Dec. 21. William Clewlow, p. Whitmore, co. Stafford, b., & Margery Groucock, a minor, with consent of guardian, lic. Wit: Samuel Minor, Sarah Minor Redshaw.
1810, Feb. 20. John Rogers, b., & Mary Key, sp. Wit: William Tudor, Sarah Rogers.
" July 30. Bromley Stubbs, b., & Mary Austin, sp., lic. Wit: Mary Betteley, William Green.
" Oct. 16. Edward Ridgeway, p. Great Bolton, co. Lancaster, b., & Harriet Morris, wid., lic. Wit: Tho. Wingfield, Charlotte Tayleur.
1811, Nov. 11. John Holding, widower, & Ann Taylor, p. Edgmond, widow. Wit: William Fox, Margaret Tudor.
" Dec. 31. Joshua Jones, b., & Hannah Rhoden, sp. Wit: William Rhoden, Sarah Cookson.
1812, Feb. 3. Robert Bratton, p. Ercall Magna, b., & Jane Green, sp. Wit: James Green, Mary Green.
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