SHROPSHIRE PARISH REGISTERS.

HEREFORD DIOCESE.
VOL. XV.

ISSUED BY
The Shropshire Parish Register Society.

SHROPSHIRE PARISH REGISTERS.

Diocese of Hereford.
VOL. XV.

HONORARY SECRETARY:
W.G.D. FLETCHER, M.A., F.S.A.

PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR THE
SHROPSHIRE PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY.
1912.

Note for the Reader.

The fifteenth volume of the Registers of the Diocese of Hereford now completed, contains the Registers of Diddlebury and Munslow. Both are of great interest, because of the importance of these parishes in the past and the numerous families of position that occur in these Registers. Munslow also is one of six remaining Shropshire Registers which began in pre-Reformation times, and its original " paper book " is preserved, as well as the parchment copy made from it in 1600.

In the present volume, as has been the rule adopted by the Council throughout, the Registers are not printed in full, but in an abbreviated form which can readily be understood, though every salient fact has been recorded, and all occurrences, remarkable events, etc., have been given in full.

The following abbreviations have been adopted:-

b. ... bachelor.sep. ... sepultus (buried).
sp. ... spinster.s. ... son.
wid. ... widow.d. ... daughter.
widr. ... widower.w. ... wife.
p. ... parish.lic. ... license.
wit. ... witnesses.gent. ... gentleman.
bap. ... baptized.esq. ... esquire.
chr. ... christened.clk. ... clerk.
mar. ... married.co. ... county.
bur. ... buried.dioc. ... diocese.
ch.w. ... churchwardens.f. ... filius or filia (son or daughter).
ux. ... uxor (wife).

A capital letter after " of" or " p." denotes the parish whose particular Register is dealt with; thus " of D." = " of Diddlebury," and " p. M." = " parish of Munslow."

For the transcription of these Registers, the Society is indebted to Mr. G. Wm. S. Sparrow, Mr. T. R. Horton, and the Rev. IV. G. D. Fletcher, and for collating to Mr. Sparrow and Mr. Fletcher.

The word "pauper" affixed to many names does not necessarily imply poverty, but that the duty imposed by Act of Parliament on the registration of baptisms, marriages, and burials was not paid.

It might be well to point out that these printed volumes are not legal evidence of any baptism, marriage, or burial; but for entering up a pedigree in the College of Arms, or for any legal purpose, certified extracts must be obtained from the incumbents. The statutory cost of each certified entry is 3s. 7d.

December, 1912.
W.G.D.F.

Contents.   PAGES.
DIDDLEBURY:
Introductioni - viii
Registers, 1583 to 18121 - 271
MUNSLOW:
Introductioni - ix
Registers (and Transcripts) 1538 to 18121 - 267
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