If Javascript is enabled in your web browser, there should be a box floating on this page into which you can enter a page number of the register. Clicking "Go" will transfer your web browser to the selected page of the register.


The formatting of the following text has been designed to match, as closely as a web browser will allow, that of the original. Thus, page headings are included with text and page numbers arranged differently for left and right facing pages as in the original. However, web browser references have been added to all page headings to support direct access to specific pages using the format #pnnn where nnn is the page number sought.

In addition, to assist navigation, web browser references have been added to the start of each of the volumes of the register as follows:
Vol. 0. (copy)
Vol. I.
Vol. II.
Vol. III.


The Register
of
Hopton Wafers.

Hopton Wafers Registers.

Hopton Wafers is a parish in South Shropshire, three miles from Cleobury Mortimer, and eight miles from Ludlow, situate on the main road from Bewdley to Ludlow. The village, of some sixteen houses, with Church and Schools, is about 500 feet above sea level. The road after leaving this rises gradually to about 1000 feet, where the main bulk of the population is found scattered in isolated dwellings over an open common. Where not agricultural the chief industry is in connection with stone quarries, which supply the well known road metal known as Clee Hill Dhu Stone. The population in 1901 was 461, and is practically stationary. The total area is 1610 acres.

Its situation on the slope of one of the Clee Hills, with extensive views and the beautiful woods of Hopton Court, makes the parish one of the most beautiful in the county, especially during the early freshness of spring foliage and the rich brilliancy of autumn tints.

The name is derived from the Hope (Celtic, valley between hills) in which the village lies, and the ton or enclosure. literally the enclosed space in the hollow of the hills, joined with the name Wain; one Robert le Wafre having held this manor, also that of Tedstone Wafre and Hampton Wafer. in early times,- hence Wafre's Hopton to distinguish it from the many other Hoptons.

The parish is in the Diocese of Hereford, the Archdeaconry of Ludlow, and Rural Deanery of Stottesdon, which also gives its name to the Hundred.

According to the Book of Winchester, Siward, a freeman, held the manor in Saxon times. This and other manors held by Siward passed to Roger de Lacy. who held under Roger Comes presumably Earl of Hereford.

From Roger de Lacy the manor appears to have passed to Bernard de Newmarch, whose daughter and heiress Sybil married Milo Fitzwalter, created Earl of Hereford in 1143.

Bernard de Newmarch founded Brecknock Priory, and at some date the tithes of Hopton Wafre were transferred to that Priory, as we find in 1236 a confirmation of that grant.

In the Charters of Brecknock occur the signatures of Robert Wafre and le Wafre, 1216-22, so probably Robert le Wafre who gave the name to Hopton was a vassal of the Earl. He or his son [?], another Robert le Wafre, held Hopton in capite of the Earl of Hereford in 1265.

In 1275 Roger de Mortimer, of Chirk, married the daughter and heiress of Sir Robert le Wafre, Knight; he was third son of Roger, Lord Mortimer of Wigmore. There was evidently some change, ecclesiastically, which I cannot trace, as in 1279 the Abbot and Convent of Wigmore present to the benefice. Roger de Mortimer was succeeded by his son Roger, and, according to the " Visitation of Shropshire, 1623," left a daughter and heiress, who married Peter Careswell, who also left a daughter and heiress, who married Gregory Pleyley, and again a daughter and heiress married Giles Hide. In my history of the parish. [1] I have given reasons for considering this pedigree as, at this stage, that of the ownership at passing of the manor from name to name.


[1] See Shropshire Archieological Society's Transactions, 3rd Series Vol. IX.

iv. HOPTON WAFERS REGISTERS.

The Hides. or Hydes, held the manor till the death of Mary Hyde. who died un-married in 1778 and left it to Mary Edwards, who in turn devised it to her niece Ann Stanton; she in 1799 sold it to Joseph Cotton. In 1812 the manor was purchased by Thomas Botfield, of Hopton Court, the ancient seat of the Hydes which had passed by purchase in 1756 to Joseph Oldham, who sold it in 1779 to John Hale, whose son Curteis Hale sold it to Thomas Botfield in 1798. Thomas Botfield left the manor to his nephew Beriah Botfield, and failing issue in succession to his nephew in marriage Thomas Woodward, whose grandson Robert Stopford Woodward is the present possessor.

The Church, a plain building but of good workmanship, was built by Thomas Botfield in 1825, on the site of the old Church pulled down. The latter. from a picture appears to have been an early English structure, probably dating from the 13th century. There is a Church mentioned in 1236. Mr. Botfield's Church was altered and improved in 1892, when a chancel screen, a hammer beam roof substituted for the plaster ceiling. and other alterations, re-seating. &c., effected a transformation of the interior from the very plain work of Mr. Botfield.

There are three bells, the oldest dated 1671. There is also an Elizabethan silver cup with cover. The succession of Rectors is as follows:-

A Rector who is mentioned in 1278.

(Cantilupe Register). PATRONS

William de Bray, 1279. Abbot and Convent of Wigmore.
William de Morton, resigned 1322.
William de Sheynstone, 1322. Wigmore.
Philip de la More, 1329. Bishop by lapse.
Sir Hugh de Neeakon. 1331. Wigmore.
John de Orleton. 1349. "
Sir Elyas Musard. Removed 1350.
Sir Richard de Birches, resigned 1362.
Gilbert Aunger, 1362. Wigmore.
John de Owene, 1374. "
John Body, 1374. "
Richard Bakere, 1390. "
John de Prowde, 1390; resigned 1398. "
Sir William Cheyney, 1398; resigned 1399. "
Richard Doddington. 1399. "
John Adams. 1404. "
Sir John Berkley, 1413. "
Sir John Beulegard, 1420. "
Sir John Yonge, 1421. "
Sir Walter Phelipes, 1434.
Sir William Sprot, died 1509.
Sir John Pownteney. 1509. Wigmore.
Sir John Hey. 1540. The King.
Edward Churchman. 1560. Humphrey Hide.
Lucas Whelar. 1616. "
Robert Gregorie. 1616. The King, Humphrey Hide outlawed.
John Wheeler, 1616; died 1683 (Rector). Humphrey Hide.
John Taylor. 1683. Ch. Boughton.
Edward Boughton. 1691. Richard Hyde.
John Hushes. 1739. Mary Hyde.
Robert Edwards. 1744. "
Edward Whitehurst. 1783. J. Whitehurst, of Chirk.
Nathaniel Caton. 1793. Joseph Cotton.
Thomas Bowdler. 1806. "

HOPTON WAFERS REGISTERS. v.

PATRONS:

Charles Walcot, 1820. Thomas Botfield.
Thomas Woodward, 1834. "
Alexander Woodward, 1854. Beriah Botfield.
Samuel Woodward, 1861. "
James Payton, 1890. Robert Woodward, C.B., R.N. (Present Rector).

The Parish Register Abstract of 1831 contains the following account of the Registers:- " Hopton Wafers R. Nos. Bap. Bur. Mar. 1729-1768, 1784-1812."

The Registers begin in 1729, the earlier ones being lost. The present Rector obtained a copy of the transcripts preserved at Hereford of a number of the missing years, and the same are printed in this volume.

The first volume, 1729 to 1784, is a thin book, 12 by 7 inches, of 37 leaves. on rough paper. The watermark is Britannia in circle on one leaf and a crown over a diamond, with the figures 10 inside, on the other leaf. It has a leather back, with rough brown boards covered with the index of first lines of " a Complete Naval Song Book." dated 1802, pasted over the boards. It appears to be made from leaves of a larger book sewn through, which makes it difficult at times to read the dates; some cannot be read as appears in the copy now printed. There are no signatures. and both writing and spelling point to the workmanship of clerks of little education.

Vol. II. is a foolscap paper book bound in rough sheep; contains baptisms and burials. 1783-1812.

Vol. III. a similar book, contains marriages from 1784-1812.

These, with the Bishop's transcripts for 1638, and 1660 to 1728, are those printed here. They have been transcribed, and the printed proofs compared with the original Registers and passed through the press by the present Rector. The cost of printing the Register has been most generously borne by Mrs. Seymour, as part of her gift to the Society. in memory of her brother the late Mr. Stanley Leighton, M.P.

There were formerly paper mills at Hopton Wafers, hence probably the names of journeymen papermakers temporarily employed may occur.

It is known that there was some connection with Claverley, where also were paper mills, and possibly a comparison of these registers with those of that parish would show a similarity of names

JAMES PAYTON.
HOPTON WAFERS RECTORY,
JUNE, 1909.

The Parish Registers of
Hopton Wafers.

[Copied from a Volume in the Church Safe.]

A TRUE COPY OF THE TRANSCRIPTS OF THE REGISTER FOR
PARISH OF HOPTON WAFERS, MADE BY
OWEN L. BRADLEY,
OF THE DIOCESAN REGISTRY, HEREFORD,
FROM THE BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS DEPOSITED
IN THE REGISTRY OF THE DIOCESE OF HEREFORD.
SEP: 1903.

YEAR 1638.

Charles Boughton and Margery Vayle were married by licence the twentieth day of May, Anno prdict.

Mary, the wife of Andrew Walker, was buried the 26th day of June, Anno predicto.

Ann Smith, the Daughter of Ann Smith, Widow, was buried the fifth day of November, Anno prdicto.

Margarett, the daughter of Richard Burhurst and Katherine his wife, was baptized the 11th day of November, Anno Prdicto, the father and mother of the child beinge wanderers and poore people att the time of the byrth of this Child.

Joyce, the daughter of William Winwood and Cicely his wife, was baptized the 27th day of January, Anno prdicto.

Jane, the daughter of Thomas Hide and Ales his wife, was baptized the 10th day of february, Anno pr. dict.

William Haycockes, on of the poore of the Parish, was buried the 22nd day of february, Anno pr. dicto.

Richard James, a poore housholder, was buried the 8th of March, Ann pr. dicto.

By us } LUKE WHEELER, Minnister.
} HUMFREY HAY, Churchwarden.

2 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1661

YEAR 1661.

ffrancis, ye son of ffrancis Gough and Eliz. his wife, was baptized the sixt day of June.

ffrancis, ye son of William Wadeley and Eliz. his wife, was baptized the 21 of July.

Benjamin, the son of John Butcher, & Joane his wife, was baptized ye 30th day of July.

Ye said Benjamin was buried ye sixt day of August.

Roger & Charles, ye sons of Tho: Rowton, were buried the twenty eighth day of September.

Joyce, ye daughter of William Tolley was Buried the twenty second day of October.

Katherine, ye wife John Jones, was buried the eighth day of December.

Benjamin, ye son of ffrancis Bowen & Susan his wife, was baptized the fourteenth day of February.

JOHN WHEELER, Minr.
RICHARD HARPAR, Churchwarden.

1662, Mar. 25. Margaret. d. of George Hyde & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 20. William, s. of Nicholas Bainham & Ellenor ... bap.
" Apr. 23. Joyce Winwood, spinster ... bur.
" July 12. Katherine Winwood, widow ... bur.
" Aug. 20. The., s. of Tho. Walker & Susan ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Ann, d. of Humfry Rowley & Joane ... bap.
" Oct. 25. William, s. of John Richards & Bridget ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Susan, d. of Tho. Sproseley & Susan ... bap.
" Dec. 2. Elizabeth Hey, spinster ... bur.
" Feb. 25. ffrancis, s. of ffrancis Dudlich & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Andrew Butcher ... bur.
} JOHN WHEELER, Minister.
By us } [signs as Minister or Rector to 1683].
} PETER MILLER, Churchwarden.

1663, Apr. 5. Richard, s. of William Tolley & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Jane, d. of William Wadeley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 31. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas James & Elizabeth ... bap.

1665] Hopton Wafers. 3

1663, June 17. Lydia, d. of Hercules Hyd, gent., & Margaret ... bap.
" Apr. 5. William Bainham, an infant ... bur.
" Apr. 20. Richard Tolley, an infant ... bur.
" Jan. 24. Elizabeth Wadely, widdow, being on of the poore of ye P'rsh. ... bur.
" Jan. 27. John Dickens, an infant ... bur.
" Feb. 10. ffrancis Dickens, an infant ... bur.
" Feb. 26. Thomas Sorrell ... bur.

MICHAEL DAVIES, Churchwarden.

1664, May 27. Anne, d. of Richard Butcher & Eleanor ... bap.
" June 19. John, s. of William Tolley & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Sara, d. of John Poultney & Margaret ... bap.
" Aug. 11. Elizabeth, d. of Humfry Richards & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 31. John, s. of John Bishop & Ann ... bap.
" Sep. 28. Richard, s. of Samuel Warton & ffrancis ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Mary, d. of Thomas Walker & Susan ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Sara, d. of Tho: Sproseley & Susan ... bap.
" Dec. 28. John, s. of Francis Gough & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Mary, d. of John Evans & Ales ... bap.
" Jan. 13. John Nornecot & Mary Malpas, banns ... mar.
" June 20. Humfry Mills ... bur.
" June 29. Eleanor, w. of Nicholas Baynham ... bur.
" July 12. John Butcher ... bur.
" Mar. 9. Mary Evans an infant ... bur.

THOMAS SHEPPARD, Churchwarden.

1665, Mar. 27. Anne Winwood, spinster ... bur.
" Apr. 5. Anne Butcher, an infant ... bur.
" Apr. 10. Anne, d. of Thomas Cupper and Jane ... bap.
" Apr. 20. ffrancis ffreeman & Ales Ambler, banns ... mar.
" Apr. 25. ffrancis Gough, a poore day labourer ... bur.
" July 6. Anne Shepeard, wid. ... bur.
" Aug. 31. Margaret Harper, wid. ... bur.
" Nov. 2. Thomas, s. of ffrancis Bowen & Susan ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Clement, s. of Humfry Hyde & ffrancis ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Nicholas Bainham & Ann Higley, banns ... mar.
" Jan. 14. Margaret, d. of Thomas James & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 24. William Wyer & Margaret Bishop, lic. ... mar.

4 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1665

1665, Mar. 4. Elizabeth, d. of William Wadeley & Elizabeth ... bap.

SAMUEL WHARTON, Churchwarden.

1666, Apr. 16. Margaret James, an infant ... bur.
" Apr. 26. John, s. of John Owen alias Roberts & Anne ... bap.
" May 27. Elizabeth Evans, a poore widdow ... bur.
" Aug. 22. John Butcher ... bur.
" Sep. 22. Joane, w. of Humfry Meyrick ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Richard Hyde, gent. ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Mary, d. of ffrancis Dudlick & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Richard, s. of John Evans & Ales ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Richard, s. of Samuell Watkins & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Martha, d. of Thomas Walker & Susan ... bap.

WILLIAM WALKER, Churchwarden.

1667, Mar. 25. Richard, s. of Thomas James & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 30. Ales Hyde, a poore widow ... bur.
" Apr. 10. Gilbert Poultney ... bur.
" May 1. Thomas Webley & Anne Watson, in ye p'ish Church of Hopton Wafers, banns ... mar.
" May 20. Thomas Evans, an infant ... bur.
" Sep. 6. Lydia Hyde. an infant ... bur.
" Oct. 17. John, s. of John Harper & Catherine ... bap.
" Jan. 30. Elizabeth Bostock, a wamederer ... bur.
" Feb. 10. Samuel Kettilby, an infant ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Ursula, d. of Thomas Cupper & Jane ... bap.
" Mar. 10. William Winwood, p. Milston, was (upon request) ... bur.

WILLIAM SMYTH, Churchwarden.

1668, Mar. 26. John, s. of William Wadeley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 13. Andrew Grime ... bur.
" Apr. 21. ffrahcis Wigmore & Mary Thomas, in the p'ish Church of Hopton Wafers, banns ... mar.
" Apr. 28. Joyce, d. of William Poultney & Sara, p. Cleobury Mortimer, was (upon request) ... bap.

1671] Hopton Wafers. 5

1668, June 7. Samuell, s. of Samuell Watkins & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 21. Anne, d. of Richard Butcher & Ellenor ... bap.
*" Dec. 9. Joane, ye relict of Luke Wheeler, Clerk ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Catherine, w. of John Harper ... bur.
" Jan. 1. John, s. of John Evans & Alice ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Richard Harper ... bur.

JOHN RICHARDS, Churchwarden.

1669, Apr. 15. John Glover ... bur.
" May 30. Luke, s. of Susan Sproseley ... bap.
" June 25. John Hay ... bur.
" Sep. 9. Margaret, d. of Thomas James & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Richard Shepeard ... bur.
" Oct. 28. Thomas, s. of Thomas Owen & Ursula ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Susan, d. of William Barker & Ales ... bap.

FFRANCIS CAWZER, Churchwarden.

1670, June 19. John, s. of Francis Wig-more & Mary ... bap.
" July 27. John Shepeard ... bur.
" July 31. Anne, d. of William Wadeley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Sep. 11. Mary, d. of Thomas Cupper & Jane ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Job, s. of Humfry Meyricke & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 14. Richard Bennet, an infant ... bur.
" Dec. 26. James, s. of John Evans & Ales ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Robert, s. of William Poultney & Sara, p. Cleobury Mortimer was upon request ... bap.
" Jan. 12. James Evans, an infant ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Thomas Rea & Joane Cander, banns ... mar.
" Feb. 20. Edward Yorke, a poore servant, p. Cleobury Mortimer, was upon request ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Ann, d. of John Harper & Ann ... bap.

FFRANCIS DUDLICK, Churchwarden.

1671, Apr. 7. Daniell, s. of Thomas James & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Margaret, w. of Tho: Worrall ... bur.
" Apr. 28. William. s. of ffrancis Cauzer & Jane ... bap.
" May 1. Thomas Shepeard & Joyce Shepeard, banns ... mar.
" May 11. Samuell, s. of Thomas Walker & Susan ... bap.

* N.B.- Luke Wheeler was the preceding Rector. and presumably father of John Wheeler.

6 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1671

1671, June 3. Josian James, sp. ... bur.
" July 10. Elizabeth, d. of John Blackbourne & Ann ... bap.
" Sep. 26. Richard Butcher ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Margaret, d. of Walter Grime & Margaret ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Mary, d. of William Hughes & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Jan. 23. The same Mary Hughes ... bur.
" Jan. 28. John, s. of Thomas Owen & Ursula ... bap.
" Feb. 1. George Baache & Margaret Pownitney, banns ... mar.
" Feb. 19. Andrew, s. of John Evans & Alice ... bap.

NICHOLAS WATKINS, Churchwarden.

1672, Apr. 9. Richard, s. of ffrancis Bowen & Susan ... bap.
" Apr. 30. ffrancis Hughes & Elizabeth Botfield, banns ... mar.
" Apr. 30. Benjamin Bowen ... bur.
" May 1. John Baker ... bur.
" July 1. John, s. of Tho: Shepeard & Joyce ... bap.
" July 17. The said John Shepd. ... bur.
" July 31. Humfrey, s. of Humfrey Meyrick & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Aug. 9. The said Humfry Meyrick ... bur.
" Sep. 5. Margery, d. of Richard Morrise & Margery ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Elizabeth Grime, a poore wid. ... bur.
" Nov. 21. Thomas & Grace, s. & d. of William Wadeley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 24. The said Grace ... bur.
" Nov. 28. William, s. of William Hughes & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 1. William, s. of John Harper & Anne ... bap.
" Dec. 3. The said William Harper ... bur.
" Jan. 14. An, d. of Tho: James & Elizab: ... bap.
" Jan. 30. Richard Bostock, a poore man ... bur.
" Mar. 7. Elizabeth, vv. of Francis Hughes, p. Cleobury Mortimer, was upon request ... bur.

WILLIAM SMYTH, Churchwarden.

1673, Apr. 17. Mary Firkens, a poore widdow, p. Cleobury Mortimer, was upon request ... bur.
" May 22. Thomas Worrall, p. Cleobury Mortimer, was upon request ... bur.

1675] Hopton Wafers. 7

1673, June 21. Edward Harris ... bur.
" July 16. Margaret, w. of John Wheeler, Cler. ... bur.
" Aug. 17. Thomas, s. of Thomas Shepeard & Joyce ... bap.
" Sep. 7. Elizabeth, d. of Humfry Meyrick Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Richard & Thomas, sons of John Harper & Anne ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Bridgett, w. of John Richards ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Richard, s. of Thomas Owen & Ursula ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Alice. d. of John Evans & Alice ... bap.

JOHN HARPER, Churchwarden.

1674, Apr. 26. John, s. of Thomas Cupper & Jane ... bap.
" Apr. 26. Elizabeth, w. of William Wadeley ... bur.
" Aug. 2. Anne, d. of Humfry Richards & Mary, p. Cleobury Mortimer, was upon request ... bap.
" Aug. 9. John, s. of Roger Maskall & Joane bap.
" Aug. 18. Martha Butcher, a poore widdow ... bur.
" Mar. 19. Hannah, d. of Thomas James & Elizabeth ... bap.

PETER MILLS, Churchwarden.

1675, Mar. 28. Eleanor. d. of Rowland Baynham & Margaret ... bap.
" Apr. 25. Edward Yorke, an infant ... bur.
" Apr. 30. Humfry Hay ... bur.
" May 1. Edward, s. of Will. Hughes & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 4. Thomas & Martha, s. & d. of Thomas Webley & Ann ... bap.
" May 8. Ursula Nickolls, an infant ... bur.
" May 14. Tho. Owens, a poore man ... bur.
" June 18. Tymothy, s. of John Turner ... bur.
" June 23. John Cupper, an infant ... bur.
" Aug. 9. Humfry Richards ... bur.
" Nov. 11. Thomas Butcher & Alice Cownley, banns ... mar.
" Nov. 18. John Tolley, a poor man ... bur.
" Dec. 16. William, s. of Francis Wigmore & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Elizabeth, d. of John Malpas & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 8. Thomas, s. of John Wastall & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 14. The same Thomas Wastall ... bur.
" Mar. 1. Luke, s. of John Wheeler & Jane ... bap.

8 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1675

1675, Mar. 17. Thomas, s. of Thomas Herington & Martha ... bap.

THOMAS WESLEY, Churchwarden.

1676, Apr. 16. Thomas, s. of Thomas Cupper & Jane ... bap.
" May 16. Joane, d. of John Harper & Anne ... bap.
" May 29. Anne, d. of Roger Maskall & Joane ... bap.
" July 4. Mary, d. of Ales Owen, wid: ... bur.
" July 8. Mary. d. of John Evans & Alice ... bap.
" Aug. 9. George, s. of Nicholas Harding & Margaret ... bap.
" Oct. 2. Ursula, d. of Tho: Owen & Ursula ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Thomas, s. of Edward Nicholds & Ursula ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Richard, s. of Richard Morrice & Margery ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Edward Nicholds ... bur.
" Nov. 4. Anne, d. of Richard Jones & Lydia ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Thomas, s. of Tho. Barret & Ruthe ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Anne James, an infant ... bur.
" Dec. 15. John, s. of Richard Yorke & Catherine ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Leonard Wigmore, a poore man ... bur.
" Jan. 1. Thomas Jones, a vagrant ... bur.
" Jan. 21. Humfrey Hyde ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Henery Crumpe, a poore man, p. Cleobury Mortimer, was upon request ... bur.
" Feb. 26. Joane Harper, an infant ... bur.
" Mar. 4. William, s. of John Wastal & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 13. George Harding, an infant ... bur.
" Mar. 16. Philipp, s. of William Swyndoll & Elizabeth ... bap.

THO. SHEPHEARD, Churchwarden.

1677, Apr. 4. Elizabeth, w. of John Malpas ... bur.
" Apr. 7. Sara, d. of William Roadon & Eleanor ... bap.
" Apr. 17. William Tolley ... bur.
" June 2. William Wastall, an infant ... bur.
" June 2. Thomasin Wigmore, a poore wid: ... bur.
" June 10. Hannah James, an infant ... bur.
" June 13. John Greeneley, gent., & Mrs. Phoebe Hyde, lic. ... mar.
" June 16. John, s. of John Wheeler & Jane ... bap.

1679] Hopton Wafers. 9

1677, June 17. Joyce, d. of Andrew Griffithes & Joyce ... bap.
" June 29. John Owens ... bur.
" Sep. 10. John Malps & Eleanor Londen, banns ... mar.
" Dec. 20. Joyce James, a poore wid ... bur.
" Jan. 19. Thomas, s. of Thomas Butcher & Alice ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Jane, d. of John Tolley & Jane ... bap.
" Feb. 3. Peter, s. of Thomas Hedington & Martha ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Charles, s. of John Harper & Ann ... bap.

JOHN MALPAS, Churchwarden.

1678, Apr. 22. William, s. of Thomas James & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 1. John, s. of William Hughes & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 12. Thomas Barrett, an infant ... bur.
" May 23. William ffox & Mary James, lic. ... mar.
" June 2. William, s. of John Wastall & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 14. Mary Hughes, infant ... bur.
" June 22. William Wastall, an infant ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Ann, d. of Rowland Baynham & Margaret ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Elizabeth, d. of John Evans & Alice ... bap.
" Dec. 15. John, s. of John Owen & Rebekah ... bap.
" Dec. 16. John Dickens ... bur.
" Feb. 24. John, s. of Thomas Capp & Jane ... bap.
" Mar. 13. William, s. of Thomas Barrett & Ruth ... bap.

FFRANCIS CAUZER, Churchwarden.

1679, Mar. 29. John, s. of Richard Morrice & Margery ... bap.
" Apr. 25. John, s. of Will. Swyndoll & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 9. Mary, d. of Thomas Owen & Ursula ... bap.
" June 15. Richard, s. of Henry Evans & Ursula ... bur.
" June 26. William, s. of Will. Tolley & Ann ... bap.
" July 6. Compton Butcher ... bur.
" July 13. Elizabeth, d. of John Wastall & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 17. Ye said Elizabeth Wastall ... bur.
" Aug. 17. Mary, d. of John Smyth & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 19. John Lloyd ... bur.
" Sep. 11. John, s. of John Tolly & Jane ... bap.
" Sep. 20. Richard Evans ... bur.
" Jan. 3. Margaret Morrice, wid: ... bur.

10 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1679

1679, Jan. 13. Prisscilla, d. of Thomas Hedington & Martha ... bap.
" Feb. 29. Anne, d. of Susan Sproseley, wid: ... bap.

ALEXANDER HARRIS, Churchwarden.

1680, Mar. 26. Andrew, s. of Walter & Margaret Grime ... bap.
" Apr. 6. John, s. of Thomas & Alice Butcher ... bap.
" May 29. Mary, d. of John & Ann Harper ... bap.
" June 10. Jane Griffiths, a poore wid: ... bur.
" June 18. Anne Jones, a poore widdow ... bur.
" July 2. John Butcher, an infant ... bur.
" July 5. Andrew Butcher & Ann Rowley, banns ... mar.
" Oct. 5. John Smyth & Catherine Smyth, lie .... mar.
" Oct. 3. James, s. of William & Ales Owen ... bap.
" Oct. 10. Richard, s. of William & Elizabeth Hughes ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Ann, w. of Martin Chewne ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Martin Chewne ... bur.
" Dec. 16. Lowree Philips, a poor wid: ... bur.
" Jan. 6. ffrances, reputed d. of Andrew Butcher & Elizabeth Langtall ... bap.
" Jan. 13. Ye same ffrances Langtall ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Mary, d. of John & Jane Wheeler ... bap.

WILLIAM SMITHE, Churchwarden.

1681, Apr. 29. Richard, s. of John & Alice Evans ... bap.
" May 1. Walter Grime, an infant ... bur.
" May 29. ffrancis Dudlick ... bur.
" May 17. Anne Baynham, an infant ... bur.
" June 20. Elleanor Baynham, an infant ... bur.
" July 24. William, s. of Thomas & Jane Cupper ... bap.
" July 25. William, s. of Thomas & Ursula Owen ... bap.
" July 27. Joyce, d. of Morrice Lloyd ... bap.
" Aug. 7. Elizabeth, d. of William & Elizabeth Swyndoll ... bap.
" Aug. 20. John, s. of Thomas & Alice Butcher ... bap.
" Aug. 20. ffrancis, s. of William & Ann Tolly ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Joane, d. of Andrew & Anne Butcher ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Richard, s. of James & Mary Meredyeth ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Samuell Watkins ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Mary, d. of Richard & Catherine Yorke ... bap.

1683] Hopton Wafers. 11

1681, Jan. 9. Richard, s. of Thomas & Bridgett Butcher ... bap.
" Jan. 17. George, s. of John & Jane Tolly ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Bridgett Butcher ... bur.
" Mar. 5. Prudence Jones, an infant ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Anne, d. of John & Anne Smyth ... bap.

HENERY GRIFFIN, }
THO: BARRETT } Churchwardens.

1682, Apr. 11. John, s. of Thomas & Ruth Barret ... bap.
" July 18. Benjamin, s. of John & Jane Wheeler ... bap.
" July 24. Ann, d. of William & Sara Smith ... bap.
" Aug. 13. Thomas, s. of William & Alice Owen ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Elliner & Elizabeth, daus. of Tymothy & Elizabeth Mounk ... bap.
" Jan. 9. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Griffen ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Peter, s. of Humfry & Jone Mills ... bur.
" June 11. John Barret ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Thomas Sheperd ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Thomas Griffen ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Ellinor Mounk ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Fraunces Mantle ... bur.

JOHN MORRIS }
GEORG. MANTLE } Churchwardens.

1683, Jun 8. John Wheeler, Rector ... bur.
" July 24. George Hide ... bur.
" July 30. Margaret Hide ... bur.
" July 31. John, s. of ffrancis & Mary Wigmore ... bur.
" Aug. 6. ffrances, w. of Thomas Rowton ... bur.
" Aug. 27. William, s. of ffrancis Hughs ... bur.
" Aug. 30. Ann Cupper ... bur.
" Aug. 30. Elizabeth, w. of Thomas Cowell ... bur.
" Sep. 4. Margaret, w. of Walter Grime ... bur.
" Jan. 28. Joan Churchman ... bur.
" Jan. 31. Roger Richards ... bur.
" Aug. 16. Richard, s. of William & An Tolley ... bap.
" Dec. 28. William, s. of William & Sarah Smith ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Martha, d. of Andrew & An Butcher ... bap.
" Mar. 12. William, s., & Martha d. of Thomas & Martha Heddington ... bap.

12 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1684

Vera Copia.
JOHN TAYLER, Rector [signs to 1689].
WILLIAM TOLLEY, Guardian.
JOHN MORRIS, Sidesman.

1684, Apr. 1. Edward, s. of John & Jane Toylly ... bap.
" Sep. 17. Thomas Butcher ... bur.
" Sep. 24. Francis Barker ... bur.
" Sep. 27. Francis Newell & Jane Phillips, banns ... mar.
" Oct. 25. Elizabeth, d. of John & Ann Gittens ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Ann Owens alias Roberts ... bur.
" Feb. 20. Edward, s. of Thomas Roberts ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Elizabeth Heath ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Ann, w. of Henry Griffin ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Peter Mills ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Griffin ... bap.

JOHN TOLLEY, Churchwarden.
WILLIAM TOLLEY } Sidesmen.
RICHARD JAMES }

1685, Apr. 14. Hercules Hyde, gent. ... bur.
" Apr. 17. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Elizabeth Heath ... bur.
" May 4. An, d. of Thomas & An Wilden ... bap.
" June 14. Roger Poultney, of Cleobury ... bur.
" June 25. John, s. of John & Dorothy Davies ... bap.
" June 30. Catherine, d. of William & Sarah Smith ... bap.
" July 8. John Bostock ... bur.
" Aug. 7. Elizabeth, d. of John Evans ... bur.
" Sep. 2. Samuel, s. of William & Ann Tolly ... bap.
" Sep. 7. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Griffin ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Elizabeth Richards ... bur.
" Oct. 4. John Williams, of Ditton ... bur.
" Jan. 14. John Evans & Ann Hamons, banns ... mar.
" Feb. 1. Sarah, d. of William & Ann Poultney ... bap.
" Feb. 1. Henry Griffin & Margaret Gilters, lic. .... mar.
" Feb. 3. Ricard Buttcher ... bur.

Vera Copia pro. JOHN TAYLER, Rector.
THOMAS WEBLER, RIC: PARR, Guard.

1686, Apr. 2. John, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Heath ... bap.
" Apr. 5. Elizabeth, d. of William & Sarah Tofft ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Ann Bainham ... bur.

1689] Hopton Wafers. 13

1686, July 22. Richard, s. of Thomas & Alice Butcher ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Griffin ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Catherine, w. of George Tolley ... bur.
" Nov. 19. Mary, d. of Robbert & Eleanor Buckley ... bap.
And buried 24th of the same.
" Dec. 28. Mary, d. of Thomas & Ann Wilden ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Andrew, s. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bap.

Taken by us, JOHN TAYLER, Rector.
THOMAS GRIFFEN, RICHARD MORRIS, Churchwardens.

1687, Apr. 21. John Cupper, of the Woodhouse ... bur.
" July 2. Margaret & Rebecka, daus. of Thomas & Martha Heddington ... bap.
" July 31. Thomas, s. of Richard & Margery York ... bap.
" Aug. 13. Margaret, d. of Thomas & Martha Heddington ... bur.
" Oct. 9. Mary, d. of John & Beatrice Cox ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Edward, s. of William & An Tolly ... bap.
" Dec. 30. Richard, s. of Henry & Ursula Evans ... bap.
*" Jan. 13. [Samuell & Sarah, s. & d. of John & [Ann] Evan ... bap.

NIC: HARDING, THO: ROBBERTS, Guardians.
[...], RICHARD MORRIS, Sidesmen.

1688, Apr. 2. Samuel, s. of Robert & Elenor Buckley ... bap.
" Apr. 22. Georg. Tolley & Joan Palmer, banns ... mar.
" May 20. John, s. of John & Joan Gough ... bap.
" July 24. Henry Griffin ... bur.
" July 27. Hannah, w. of John Hughs, of ffarloe ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Richard, s. of Thomas & Alice Butcher ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Andrew, s. of Andrew & Elizabeth Newell ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Margarett Harris, widow ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Elizabeth, d. of Humphry Powell, p. Cleobury ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Eleanor Hacklett, wid. ... bur.
" Jan. 23. William Wadeley ... bur.
" Feb. 24. Thomas. s. of Thomas & Ann Wilden ... bap.

JOHN HARPER, WILLIAM MORRIS, Churchwardens.

1689, May 1. John, s. of William & Sarah Smith ... bap.
" May 3. Georg., s. of Georg. & Joan Tolly ... bap.
" May 5. James, s. of Edward & Elizabeth Grately ... bap.


* Transcript Mutilated - Names In Brackets only probably correct.

14 Shropshire Parish Registers. (1689

1689, May 25. Elizabeth, w. of Edward Grately ... bur.
" Sep. 6. Ann, d. of William & Ann Morris ... bap.
" Sep. 20. William, s. of Ambrose & Hannah Williams ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Thomas, s. of Rowland -& Ann Maund ... bap.
And buried Oct. 29.
" Dec. 7. Richard Cole & Mary Morgan, lit. ... mar.
" Mar. 4. ffrancis Reese & Margery Pritchard lic. ... mar.
" Mar. 9. Martha, w. of Thomas Heddington ... bur.

ROBERT BUCKLEY, FRAN: REESE, Guardiani [sic].

*Years 1690-1691 missing.

1692. As for Weddings there Math none happned in our Parish this year.

" June 18. John Mills ... bur.
" June 24. Joan. d. of George & Joan Hyde ... bap.
" June 26. Nicholas Harden ... bur.
" July 20. William Hughes ... bur.
" Aug. 7. Richard, s. of George & Joan Tolly ... bap.
" Aug. 15. John Harper ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Mary, d. of Thomas Horriss, p. Bitterley, & Ann Warrington, p. Hopton Wafers, base child ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Margaret, d. of John & Mary Griffiths ... bap.
" Jan. 22. Samuel, s. of Ambrose & Hannah Williams ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Samuel, s. of John & Margaret Tasland ... bap.

EDWARD BOUGHTON. Rector [signs to 1728].
THOMAS WIER, THO. COWELL, Church Wardens.

1693, June 30. Hanna, d. of Ginkin & Hanna Morris ... bap.
" July 2. Ann, d. of Thomas & Alice Butcher ... bap.
" July 9. Jeremiah, s. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bap.
" July 18. Ann, d. of Rowland & Alice Maund ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Hanna, d. of Thomas & Hanna Herrington ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Ann, w. of John Dickins ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Ann, w. of Thomas Crump ... bur.
" Jan. 8. William Mills ... bur.
" Jan. 13. Arthur Braziur & Ann Corfield ... mar.


* N.B. - New Rector signs in 1692 - perhaps missing years may be due to death of John Taylor.
Edward Boughton was appointed Curate March 18. 1690, and on death of John Taylor was
appointed Rector, 24th April. 1691.

1696] Hopton Wafers, 15

1693, Jan. 14. Richard, s. of ffran. & Margery Reece ... bap.
" Mar. 1. John, s. of George & Katherine Williams ... bap.
" Mar. 23. George, s. of Thomas & Ursula Owens ... bap.

FFRAN. CORSER, AMBROSE WILLIAMS, Churchwardens.

1694. As for Weddings there hath none hap'ned in our said P'ish this year.

" Aug. 26. William Baynam ... bur.
" Sep. 12. Thomas Roughton ... bur.
" Oct. 1. Joan Rowley ... bur.
" Nov. 9. Richard, s. of Ambrose & Hanna Williams ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Nicholas Baynam ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Margaret Tolley ... bur.
" Feb. 5. Mary Walker ... bur.
" Mar. 10. Mary, d. of John & Mary Griffith ... bap.

JOHN BISHOP, WILLIAM EVANS, Churchwardens.

1695, May 10. Mary, d. of John & Rebecka Roberts ... bur.
" June 8. Ann, d. of John & Margaret Oasland ... bap.
" July 14. Edward, s. of Edward & Mary Nicholds ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Nicholas Heathcock & Ann Wadeley ... mar.
" Dec. 17. Joan, w. of Will. Walker ... bur.
" Dec. 22. Alice Robberts. wid. ... bur.
" Jan. 3. Will. Smith ... bur.
" Jan. 4. Ursula Evans ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Hanna, d. of Tho. & Hanna Herrington ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Mary, d. of John Smith ... bur.
" Mar. 25. Ann, d. of Genkin & Hannah Morris ... bap.

THOMAS OWENS, THOMAS WILDIN, Churchwardens.

1696, Mar. 29. George, s. of George & Katherine Williams ... bap.
" Apr. 10. Richard James ... bur.
" Apr. 26. Richard, s. of ffrancis & Elenr. Wadely ... bap.
" Apr. 26. Joyce, d. of John & Ann Evans ... bap.
" Apr. 28. Edward Grately ... bur.
" June 7. John Robbrts. & Mary Cuup ... mar.
" July 7. Samuel, s. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bap.
" Sep. 22. Josian Cupp ... bur.
" Sep. 27. Thomas, s. of Tho: & Margaret Dunn ... bap.
" Nov. 6. Eliz: d. of Ambrose & Hanna Williams ... bap.
" Nov. 14. Samuel, s. Of Tho & Hanna Herrington ... bap.

16 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1696

1696, Nov. 15. Elizabeth, d. of George & Joan Hyde ... bap.
" Dec. 6. Elizabeth Williams ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Margaret Harden ... bur.
" Jan. 2. Margaret, d. of Tho: & Ursula Robberts ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Mary, d. of Edward & Mary Nickolds ... bap.
" Jan. 24. John, s. of Tho: & Ann Wilden ... bap.
And John, their son ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Eliz:, d. of John & Mary Griffits ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Sara, d. of John & Margaret Oasland ... bap.

HUMPHREY MILLS, ROWLAND MAUND, Churchwardens.

Year 1697 missing.

1698, June 2. John Oasland ... bur.
" June 20. ffrancis Carter & Mary Evans ... mar.
" July 8. Ann Baldwin ... bur.
" Aug. 20. ffrancis Wyer ... bur.
" Nov. 5. William, s. of William & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.
" Dec. 16. John, s. of Ambrose & Hanna Williams ... bap.
" Dec. 31. John, s. of John & Mary Griffits ... bap.
" Jan. 14. Elizabeth Watkins ... bur.
" Mar. 21. John, s. of John & Ann Webley ... bap.

RICHARD PENNY, WILLIAM TOLLY, Churchwardens.

1699. As for Weddings there hath none hapned in the said P'ish this yeare.

" Apr. 9. Roger Mascall ... bur.
" May 4. Mary, d. of Genkin & Hanna Morrice ... bap.
" May 5. Martha, d. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bur.
" July 17. Joan, w. of George Hyde ... bur.
" July 15. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Mary James ... bap.
" Sep. 14. Hanna, w. of Tho: Heddington ... bur.
" Oct. 1. Benjamine, s. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bur.
" Oct. 7. Elen, d. of Ed. & Mary Nickolds ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Dorothy, w. of Mr. Richard Hyde ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Goodeth Crump ... bur.
" Feb. 25. Kathrine, d. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bap.
" Mar. 9. John, s. of John & Mary Robberts ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Mary, d. of Humphrey & Elen Hyde ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Mary, d. of William & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.

FFRAN. CORSOR, ED. NICKOLDS, Churchwardens.

1701] Hopton Wafers. 17

1700, As for Weddings there path not any happnd in our sd. P'ish in ye yeare above sd.

" May 5. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Ursula Robberts ... bap.
" May 28. Elizabeth, d. of James & Fran. Green ... bap.
" June 3. Willm. Wallker ... bur.
" June 10. Joyce Griffits ... bur.
" Sep. 3. Thomas, s. of John & Ann Webley ... bap.
" Sep. 5. Richard, s. of Thomas & Ann Willding ... bap.
He was buried Sep. 12th.
" Nov. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Elizabeth Penny ... bap.
" Nov. 7. James Green ... bur.
" Nov. 13. John Robberts ... bur.
" Feb. 5. John Evans ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Thomas Butcher ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Ann Evans ... bur.
" Mar. 16. William, s. of John & Joane Warrall ... bap.
" Mar. 18. ffrancis Hyde ... bur.

JOHN WEBLEY. GILBERT BAYNHAM, Churchwardens.

1701, Apr. 17. Elizabeth, d. of George & Kathrine Williams ... bap.
" May 7. Martha, w. of ffran. Wigmore ... bur.
" May 29. Samuel, s. of Thos. & Hanna Heddington ... bur.
" May 31. Joan, w. of Walter Redding ... bur.
" June 9. Peter, s. of Ambrose & Hanna Williams ... bap.
" June 13. A vagrant's child ... bur.
" June 25. David Powell & Ann Norgrove ... mar.
" July 5. William Price ... bap.
" July 2. Richard Corfield & Joyce Penny ... mar.
" July 25. George Tolley ... bur.
" Dec. 5. William, s. of John & Mary Griffits ... bur.
" Oct. 4. Edward, s. of Randoll Powell ... bap.
" Oct. 6. John, s. of Richard & Mary James ... bap.
" Dec. 5. William, s. of John & Mary Griffits ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Elizabeth, d. of Tho: & Joyce Heddington ... bap.
" Jan. 11. John Dickings, p. Cleobury Mortimer, upon request ... bur.

18 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1701

1701, Jan. 23. Abigail, d. of Tho: & Margaret Catstrey ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Ann, d. of Mark & Jane Jones ... bap.
" Feb. 1. Susanna, d. of Humphrey Hyde & Elen Wadely, a base child ... bap.
" Feb. 22. William, s. of Edward & Mary Nickolds ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Ursula, d. of William & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Richard Morrice ... bur.

WILLIAM TOLLEY, WILLIAM NICKOLDS, Churchwardens.

1702, May 26. Susanna, d. of Genkin & Hana Morrice ... bap. She was buryed June 5th.
" June 22. Kathrine, d. of Richard & Kathrine Hardman ... bap.
" July 2. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Ann Willding ... bap.
" July 6. William Wigmore & Elizabeth Edwards ... mar.
" July 22. Allice, d. of Rowland & Ann Maund ... bur.
" Aug. 16. Richard, s. of William & Joyce Gummer, upon request ... bur.
" Sep. 2. ffrancis Reece ... bur.
" Sep. 15. John Phillips & Elizabeth Baynham ... mar.
" Nov. 12. Samuel, s. of John & Ann Webley ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Ann, d. of John & Mary Griffits ... bap.
" Dec. 26. James, s. of Thomas & Ursula Robberts ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Elizabeth, d. of John Cox & Mary Robberts, a base child ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Margery Reece ... bur.
" Feb. 7. William, s. of George & Margaret Hyde ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Walter Redding ... bur.
" Mar. 19. Andrew Griffits ... bur.

MARK JONES, FRAN. CARTER, Churchwardens.

1703, Apr. 10. Thomas Nickolds & Bridget Middleten ... mar.
" Apr. 24. John, s. of Richard & Eliz. Penny ... bap.
" May 6. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Margaret Dun ... bap.
" June 20. John, s. of William & Eliz. Wigmore ... bap.
He was buryed June 29th.
" Aug. 28. Danniel, s. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bap.
" Nov 24. Eliz. Backer ... bur.
" Nov. 26. Peter Partidg ... bur.
" Dec. 3. Tomas, s. of Tho: & Margaret Catsirey ... bap.
" Jan. 4. William, s. of Thos. Cewell ... bur.

1706] Hopton Wafers. 19

1703, Feb. 1. Thomas, s. of Edward & Mary Nickolds ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Thomas, s. of William & Shusanna Nickolds ... bap.

WILL. TOLLEY, JOHN GRIFFITS, Churchwarden,

1704. As for Weddings there hath not any hapned in our sd. P. in this year.

" Mar. 26. William, s. of Samuell & Mary Haycock bap.
" Mar. 28. Thomas, s. of Humphrey Hyde & Elen Wadeley ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Joyce Smith ... bur.
" June 6. William, s. of John & Mary Harval ... bap.
" Aug. 4. William, s. of William & Elizabeth Wigmore ... bap.
" Aug. 29. William, s. of Jenkin & Hanna Morrice ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Thomas, s. of Peter & Ann Heddington ... bap.
" Mar. 11. David, s. of David & Mary Evans ... bap.

WILL. NICKOLS } Churchwardens.
The Mark of RICHARD R. MORRICE }

1703, July 8. [? Erneld], s. of [?] & Elen Bough[? -] ... bap.
[This entry is hardly legible.]
" July 7. Ann, d. of Richard & Katherine Hardman ... bap.
" May 17. Elenr. Pris ... bur.
" Oct. 30. Mary, d. of Tho. & Ursula Owens ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Tho: Owens ... bur.
" Nov. 16. Tho: James ... bur.
" Dec. 23. Mary Jorden ... bap.
" Jan. 14. James Goodman & Ann Owens ... mar.
" Feb. 2. Ed:, s. of Will. & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Joseph, s. of John & An Webley ... bap.
" Mar. 3. Eliz., d. of Ed. & Mary Nickolds ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Mary, d. of Tho. & Mary Butcher ... bap.

GEORGE WILLIAMS, RICHARD HARDMAN, Churchwardens.

1706, May 13. Thomas, s. of John & Mary Griffits ... bap.
" May 20. Thomas Charles & Ann Powell ... mar.
" July 21. Mary, d. of William & Elizabeth Wigmore ... bap.
" Aug. 9. Richard, s. of Thomas & Margaret Catstrey ... bap.
" Aug. 30. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Alice Green ... bap.

20 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1706

1706, Sep. 5. William, s. of Richard & Alice Green ... bap.
" Sep. 22. John, s. of James & Ann Goodman ... bap.
" Dec. 1. James, s. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Thomas, s. of Samuell & Mary Haycocks ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Jane, w. of Mark Jones ... bur.
" Jan. 19. Joseph, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Hunt ... bap.
" Feb. 1. John, s. of Jenkin & Hanna Morrice ... bap.

THO: WADDINGTON, THO: CATSTREY, Churchwardens.

1707, May 4. Richard, s. of Richard & Jane Clark ... bap.
" May 12. Jonathan, s. of John & Mary Cox ... bap.
" May 26. Andrew Butcher ... bur.
" June 28. William, s. of Humphrey & Elen Hyde ... bap.
" Dec. 11. Sybil Crump ... bur.
" Jan. 5. Mary Nickolds ... bur.
" Jan. 5. John Baynham ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Thos. nipper ... bur.
" Mar. 5. Eliz. Roaden ... bur.

As for Weddings there hath not any hap'ned in the year abovesd.

WILLIAM OWENS } Churchwardens.
WILLIAM ROADEN [?REDDING] }

1708, May 29. Benjamine, s. of John & Ann Webley ... bap.
" June 28. ffrancis, s. of William & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.
" July 19. Mary, d. of Richard & Katherine Hardman ... bap.
" Aug. 14. Margaret Hardman, wid. ... bur.
" Sep. 18. Richard, s. of Edward & Mary Nickolds ... bap.
" Sep. 26. Mary, d. of Richard & Katherine Hardman ... bur.
" Sep. 28. Ann, d. of James & Ann Goodman ... bap.
" Oct. 16. Thomas, s. of Edward & Mary Nickolds ... bur.
" Nov. 16. Katherine, w. of Araon Yorke ... bur.
" Feb. 6. William Bishop & Ann Brook ... mar.
" Feb. 6. Martha, d. of Thomas & Mary Butcher ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Martha, d. of the sd. Thomas & Mary Butcher ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Richard, s. of John & Mary Cox ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Sara, d. of Thomas & Ann Wilding ... bur.

HUMPHRY WHEELER, GEORGE WILLIAMS, Churchwardens.

1711] Hopton Wafers 21

1709, Mar. 26. James, s. of Edward Bevan & Mary Pugh, base child ... bap.
" Mar. 27. Ann Butcher, wid. ... bur.
*" Mar. 31. Mary, d. of Richard Hyde, gent., & Sara his wife ... bap.
" Apr. 8. Richard, s. of John & Mary Griffits ... bap.
" Apr. 13. Richard, s. of John & Mary Griffits bur.
" Apr. 14. Margaret, d. of Thomas & Margaret Catstrey ... bap.
" Apr. 22. Humphry Hyde ... bur.
" Apr. 27. John, s. of Willm. & Elizabeth Wigmore ... bap.
" May 5. William Bishop & Elizabeth Hinksman ... mar.
" June 2. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Overton ... bap.
" June 21. George Tolley ... bur.
" June 28. Humphrey, s. of Richard & Jane Clerk ... bap.
" July 25. John Smith ... bur.
" Aug. 1. Richard York ... bur.
" Nov. 5. Jane, d. of Joseph & Elizabeth Hunt ... bap.
" Dec. 9. William Tolley ... bur.
" Dec. 12. Ann Johnes ... bur.
" Jan. 2. Mark Jones ... bur.
" Jan. 31. Thomas Pountney & Mary Clark ... mar.
" Feb. 12. William, s. of William & Ann Bishop ... bap.

THOMAS COWELL & AMBROSE WILLIAMS, Churchwardens.

1710, Apr. 5. Thomas Norncott ... bap.
" May 2. ffrancis Corser ... bur.
" May 6. George Dallo & Mary Hed ... mar.
" May 6. Tho: Smeethe ... bur.
" May 18. Elenr. Roaden ... bur.
" May 21. Richard Morris ... bap.
" June 6. Jane Corser ... bur.
" July 30. James Lane & Ann Griffin ... mar.
" Oct. 15. Ann Jones ... bur.
" Oct. 20. William Webley ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Thomas Cowell ... bur.

WILL: CORSER, RICHARD MORRIS, Churchwardens.

1711, Apr. 13. William Owens ... bur.
" May 9. James Owens ... bur.
" May 21. Roger Harris ... bur.
" May 27. Hanna, d. of Willm. & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.


* The last of the ancient family of "Hyde."

22 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1711

1711, June 3. Thomas, s. of Ed: & Mary Nickolds ... bap.
" June 18. Richard York & Allice Tayler ... mar.
" July 18. William Owens & Bridget BaynEam ... mar.
" Sep. 9. John Griffits ... bur.
" Sep. 20. Eliz: Griffits ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Samuel, s. of John & Mary Griffits ... bap.
" Oct. 30. Richard Tolley ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Katherine, w. of George Williams ... bur.

HUMPHRY MILLS, ROWLAND MAUND, Churchwardens.

1712, Apr. 1. Mary, d. of John & Mary Harval, of the Doun, Rack Tents. ... bap.
" Apr. 6. James, s. of James & Ann Goodman, ground collier ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Mary, d. of Richard & Joan Morrice, Rack Tents. ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Elizabeth, d. of Willm. & Elizabeth Wigmore, day labourer ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Mary, d. of Thomas & Margaret Catstrey, Rack Tenants ... bap.
" Jan. 21. William, s. of Jacob Gardener, blacksmith, & Mary his wife ... bap.
" Aug. 7. John Morrice. a pauper, p. Cleobury Mortimer, upon request ... bur.
" Dec. 21. Elizabeth James, wid., a pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 14. Richard Clark, a pauper, p. Cleobury Mortimer. by request ... bur.
" Jan. 31. Samuell Gallier, of the Doun, p. Hopton Wafers, & Elizabeth Owens, p. Milston, servt., banns ... mar.

THOMAS BUTCHER, JOHN MORRICE, Churchwardens.

1713, Apr. 16. Alexander Harriss, pauper ... bur.
" July 12. Charles Turner, paup., p. Cleobury Mortimer, upon request ... bur.
" July 25. Eliz d. of Samuel & Eliz: Gallier ... bap.
" July 29. Margaret, w. of Rowland Baynham ... bur.
" Aug. 9. Thomas, s. of Richard & Jane Clark ... bap.
" Oct. 31. Hennery Callowel & Ann Stone, p. Abberley, lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 22. Susanna Sproseley, pauper ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Henry Griffin, a pauper ... bur.

1715] Hopton Waters. 23

1713, Nov. 12. William Butcher, a servt. lad ... bur.
" Jan. 16. Hanna Morrice, being a poor Maid servt. bur.
" Jan. 22. Jeremiah, s. of John & Ann Webly ... bap.
" Jan. 32. Mary, d. of William & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.
" Jan. 14. David Morrice & Elinr. Roaden ... mar.
" Mar. 13. Hana, d. of Willm. & Susanna Nickolds, a child ... bur.

THO. WADDINGTON, JOHN HARVAL, Churchwardens.

1724, Apr. 2. Martha, d. of Jeremiah & Hannah Butcher ... bap.
" May 6. John Baynham ... bur.
" June 1. John Owens & Jane Wats, both p. Cleobury Mortimer, lic. ... mar.
" June 7. John, s. of Richard & Jane Morrice ... bap.
" July 8. Thomas, s. of Edward & Mary Nickolds ... bur.
" July 18. Mary Moorley, wid., pauper ... bur.
" Aug. 25. Elizabeth Hyde, pauper ... bur.
" Aug. 27. George Price & Ursula Southall, p. Cleobury Mortimer ... mar.
" Sep. 29. Sara, d. of Richard & Sara ffakener ... bap.
" Nov. 9. William Corser, infamet ... bur.
" Nov. 20. Charles Tyler & Ann Mawnd, banns ... mar.
" Dec. 29. Samuel, s. of John & Margery Haycocks ... bap.
" Jan. 2. Thomas, s. of Richard Gough ... bap.
" Jan. 9. Joane, d. of David & Elemeer Morrice ... bap.
" Jan. 23. Richard, s. of James & Ann Goodman ... bap.
" Mar. 6. Thomas Rogers & Susanna Bateman, lic. ... mar.
" Mar. 13. Hanna, d. of Thomas & Mary Butcher ... bap.

WM. TOLLEY, THO: WADDINGTON, Churchwardens.

1715, Apr. 19. Ann, d. of Jeremiah & Hanna Butcher ... bap.
" May 1. Thomas Bird & Mary Brazier, banns ... mar.
" June 13. Thomas ffoxall & Elizabeth Pennel, banns ... mar.
" June 15. Sara, d. of Jacob & Mary Gardner ... bap.
" June 16. Henry Evans ... bur.
" Oct. 23. John Morrice ... bur.
" Nov. 14. ffrancis Wigmore ... bur.
" Jan. 3. Elenr., d. of Samll. & Elizabeth Gallier ... bap.
" Jan. 28. John Jones & Mary Jones, banns ... mar.
" Feb. 22. Jane Cupper ... bur.

24 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1715

1715, Mar. 4. Charles, s. of Thomas & Ann Tyler ... bap.

THOMAS CATSTREY, GILBERT BAYNHAM, Churchwardens.

1716, June 19. Ann, w. of John Webley ... bur.
" July 28. Richard Gough & Priscilla Hughes, banns ... mar.
" July 29. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Sara ffaulkner ... bap.
" Sep. 23. William Roaden & Dorothy Daviss, banns ... mar.
" Oct. 2. Andrew, s. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Mary, d. of Thomas & Rebecka Waddington ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Matthew, s. of William & Elizabeth Wigmore ... bap.
" Jan. 28. John Bishop, a ffarmr. ... bur.
" Jan. 30. Matthew Wigmore, an infant ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Ann, d. of Tho: & Ann Tyler ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Rowland Mawnd, a Cricker ... bur.
" Feb. 21. Ruth Barret, a poor widow ... bur.

JOHN GRIFFITS, JOHN WESLEY, Churchwardens.

1717, [illegible]. Job, s. of John & Margery Haycocks ... bap.
" Apr. 15. Thomas Nickolds, paup. ... bur.
" Apr 23. Humphrey Mills ... bur.
" Apr. 24 Sarah, d. of David & Elenr. Morrice ... bap.
" Apr. 28. The sd. Sarah Morrice, infant ... bur.
" May 24. Jane, d. of Thomas & Bridget Nickolds, infant ... bur.
" June 17. James Holly & Jane Nickolds, banns ... mar.
" June 26. Ann, d. of Tho: & Margaret Catstrey ... bap.
" June 28. John Robberts, paup. ... bur.
" Aug. 22. Ann Wier, wid. ...bur.
" Sep. 7. John, s. of Humphrey & Sarah Richards ... bap.
" Sep. 22. Ann, d. of John & Mary Mawnd ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Willm., s. of James & Ann Goodman ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Richard, s. of Richard & Priscilla Gough ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Humphrey Richards, paup: ... bur.
" Jan. 1. Jane, d. of William & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Richard, s. of Tho. & Bridget Nickolds, infant ... bur.

1719] Hopton Wafers. 25

1717, Jan. 17. George, s. of Tho: & Mary Butcher ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Elizabeth, d. of George & Mary Robberts ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Tho: Robberts, paup. ... bur.
" Mar. 7. Ann Morrice, paup. ... bur.

EDWARD TOLLEY, RICHARD FAULKNER, Churchwardens.

1718, Mar. 28. Roer Norncoate, paup. ... bur.
" Mar. 31. Margaret Griffin. wid. pauper ... bur.
" Apr. 14. John, s. of Richard & Sarah ffaulkner ... bap.
" Apr. 18. Ann, wife of Tho: Charles ... bur.
" June 3. Winnefred, d. of Saml. & Ann Gennr. ... bap.
" July 14. William Mawnd & Ann Griffits, banns ... mar.
" Aug. 17. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Ann Tyler ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Mary, d. of ffran. & Mary Baynham ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Edward, s. of Andrew & Ann Butcher ... bap.
" Dec. 7. Elizabeth, d. of Henry & Eliz: Griffin ... bap.
" Dec. 29. John, s. of James & Elizabeth Watson ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Eliz:, d. of Henry & Elizabeth Griffin, an infant ... bur.
" Feb. 25. Joan, d. of Thomas & Ann Williams ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Ann, d. of Richard & Priscilla Gough ... bap.

WM. TOLLEY, EDWD. NICHOLLS, Churchwardens.

1719, May 24. Elizabeth, d. of John & Margery Haycocks ... bap.
" May 27. George Williams, pauper ... bur.
" June 18. Sarah Butcher, a base child ... bap.
" June 20. Richard, s. of Richard & Joan Morrice, an infant ... bur.
" July 29. William, s. of William & Bridget Robberts ... bap.
" Aug. 24. William Nickolds, a poor boy ... bur.
" Aug. 24. James, s. of James & Jane Holly ... bap.
" Aug. 30. James, s. of James & Jane Holly ... bap.
" Sep. 11. Richard Hyde, gent. ... bur.
" Sep. 16. John, s. of Tho. & Ann Wilding, pauper ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Tho: ffranks & Joan Ballard, p. Bitterley. banns ... mar.
" Oct. 18. Elizabeth, d. of John & Ann Williams ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Henry, s. of Henry & Elizabeth Griffin ... bap.
" Nov. 29. William, s. of David & Elenr. Morrice ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Allice, d. of John & Mary Mawnd ... bap.

26 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1719

1719, Jan. 31. Benjamine Web & Ann Smith, banns ... mar.
" Feb. 2. Mary, d. of Thomas & Sarah Crumpton ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Elener, d. of Richard & Joan Morrice ... bap.
" Feb. 28. Richard, s. of Richard & Sarah ffaulkner ... bap.

JOHN WEBLY & WILLM. ROBBERTS, Churchwardens.

1720, Apr. 26. Marston Penny & Elizabeth York, p. of Highley, lic. ... mar.
" Apr. 27. John, s. of Thomas & Eliz: Powell, an inft., p. Cleobury Mortimer, upon request ... bur.
" May 27. George, s. of Mary Genkin, a base child ... bap.
" June 13. Griffith Bird & Mary Winwood, p. Cleobury Mortimer, banns ... mar.
" June 18. Alice Pountney, p. Cleobury Mortimer, upon request ... bur.
" Aug. 8. Thomas Holland & Dorothy Daviss, banns ... mar.
" Aug. 14. William, s. of Richard & Priscilla Gough ... bap.
" Aug. 25. John Brazier & Mary Spencer. p. Bayton, banns ... mar.
" Sep. 11. Matthias, s. of Benjamin & Ann Webb ... bap.
" Sep. 18. George Hyde ... bur.
" Oct. 9. Samuel. s. of Thomas & Ann Tyler ... bap.
" Oct. 19. John, s. of Thomas & Margaret Catstrey ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Ann, d. of John & Susanna Webley ... bap.
" Nov. 17. George, s. of Arthur & Mary Miles, an infant ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Elenr., d. of William &Susanna Nickolds ... bap.
" Jan. 16. William Lewiss & Sarah Gold, banns ... mar.
" Jan. 29. Thomas, s. of Samuel & Joyce Genner ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Matthias, s. of Benjamin & Ann Webb, an infant ... bur.
" Mar. 1s. Richard, s. of ffrancis & Margaret Wadleey ... bap.

FRANCIS CARTER, RICHARD WILLIAMS, Churchwardens.

*1721, Mar. 31. Richard, s. of ffrancis & Margaret Wadley ... bap.
" May 27. Elizabeth Hughes ... bur.
" June 57. Saml. Bishop ... bur.
" June 18. James Butcher ... bur.


* N.B. - See last entry in 1720.

1722] Hopton Wafers. 27

1721, July 9. Ursula Owens ... bur.
" July 24. Tho. Grateley & Elenr. Jenkins, banns ... mar.
" July 25. Elenr. Owens ... bur.
" July 31. Tho., s. of Tho. Catstrey & Elizabeth Bishop ... bap.
" Sep. 25. William Smith ... bur.
" Sep. 26. Ambrose Williams ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Margaret Hyde ... bur.
" Oct. 7. Richard Wadley, an infant ... bur.
" Oct. 29. Margery, d. of John & Margery Haycocks ... bap.
" Nov. 8. William Nickolds ... bur.
" Dec. 10. John, s. of John Webley ... bur.
" Dec. 17. Ann, d. of Benjamine & Ann Webb ... bap.
" Dec. 17. John, s. of John & Ann Williams ... bap.
" Dec. 28. John, s. of Richard & Priscilla Gough ... bap.
" Jan. 5. William Roaden ... bur.
" Jan. 19. Ann, d. of Henry & Elizabeth Griffin ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Ann, w. of William Pountney ... bur.

DAVID DAVISS, THOMAS WADDINGTON, Churchwardens.

1722, Mar. 27. Ann, d. of Thomas & Sarah Crumpton ... bap.
" Mar. 30. Thomas, s. of Benjamine Lokar & Susanna Pottr., a base child ... bur.
" May 17. Ann Oasland ... bur.
" May 20. Edward, s. of James & Ann Goodman ... bap.
" May 26. William, s. of Thomas & Mary Butcher ... bap.
" May 30. Ann, d. of Richard & Sarah ffaulkner ... bap.
" June 16. Timothy, s. of Saml. & Mary Penny ... bap.
" July 31. Sarah Wigmore ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Elenr., w. of Robrt. Rutland ... bur.
" Sep. 20. William Corser ... bur.
" Oct. 21. Dorothy Roaden ... bur.
" Nov. 10. Elenr., d. of Willm. & Sarah Lewis ... bap.
" Nov. 15. John Harper ... bur.
" May 21. Richard Williams & Elenr. Nickolds, banns ... mar.
" Aug. 7. Edward Steevens & Mary Edwards, banns ... mar.
" June 29. Thomas Rawlings & Elizabeth Griffits. lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 6. Walter Turner & Mary Griffits, banns ... mar.

RICHARD DAVIS, THOMAS CASTERY, Churchwardens.

28 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1723

1723, Apr. 6. John, s. of John & Sara Heddington ... bap.
" Apr. 8. The sd. John was ... bur.
" Apr. 17. Mary, d. of Tho: & Hannah Griffits ... bap.
" June 15. Elenr., d. of ffran. & Margaret Wadley ... bap.
" June 21. Joyce Shepperd ... bur.
" Aug. 30. John, s. of Walter & Mary Turner ... bap.
" Sep. 15. Richard, s. of Richard & Elenr. Williams ... bap.
" Sep. 15. James Goodman, a poor labourer ... bur.
" Sep. 19. Ann Nicholas, a poor widow ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Tho., s. of Richard & Priscilla Gough ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Tho s. of Tho: & Katherine ffaisey ... bap.
" Dec. 11. Richard, s. of Saml. & Mary Rutland ... bap.
" Dec. 14. Ann, d. of Owens alias Roberts ... bap.
" Dec. 24. Sarah Hyde, gent. ... bur.
" Jan. 13. Tho: Wilding & Ann Price, banns ... mar.
" Jan. 23. Charles Baynham, a pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Ann, d. of Willm. & Sarah Lewis ... bap.
" Feb. 11. William Lewis, a pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Tho., s. of Henry & Anne Griffin ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Ellenr., d. of Richard & Sarah ffaulkner ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Elizabeth, d. of Benjamine & Ann Web ... bap.

THO. CHURCHYARD, JOHN GRIFFITS, Churchwardens.

1724, Mar. 29. John, s. of John & Margery Haycox ... bap.
" Apr. 9. Robert Rutland ... bur.
" Apr. 12. Ann, d. of John & Sarah Heddington ... bap.
" Apr. 13. Saml. Dovy & Ann Owens, banns ... mar.
" Apr. 16. Elizabeth, w. of Anthony ffaisey ... bur.
" May 31. Mary, d. of Willm. & Katherine Wall ... bap.
" June 1. William Nickolds & Mary Spencer, banns ... mar.
" June 2. John, s. of John & Margery Haycocks, an infant ... bur.
" June 4. Edward Corsor & Mary Morrice, banns ... mar.
" June 7. Ann, d. of Edward & Mary Corsor ... bap.
" June 15. The said Ann was ... bur.
" July 14. John, s. of John & Susanna Webley ... bap.
" July 16. Thomas Hart & Rebecca Waddington, banns ... mar.
" Aug. 14. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Rebecca Daviss ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Jonathan, s. of John & Ann Williams ... bap.

1725] Hopton Wafers. 29

1724, Jan. 6. Adah, d. of Charles & Ann ffaulkner ... bap.
" Jan. 25. John Powter & Ursula Baynham, banns ... mar.
" Feb. 7. Thomas Pardoe & Margaret Baldwin, lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 29. Thomas, s. of Elizabeth Bishop ... bap.
" Mar. 6. Widow Richards, paup. ... bur.
" Mar. 21. Ann Harper, pauper ... bur.
" Mar. 23. Robert Caple, a poor vagrant ... bur.

WILLIAM PENNY, JAMES WATSON, Churchwardens.

1725, Mar. 29. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Ann Garbett ... bap.
" May 31. Mary, d. of Ann Butcher, base child ... bap.
" May 17. Mary, d. of William & Mary Nickolds ... bap.
" June 3. Mary Powel, pauper ... bur.
" June 5. Martha Middleton, pauper ... bur.
" June 7. Edward, s. of Thomas & Ann Willding ... bap.
" June 26. John, s. of Edward & Mary Corser ... bap.
" July 11. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Mantle ... bap.
" July 11. Ann, d. of John & Margery Haycock ... bap.
" July 26. William Morrice, pauper ... bur.
" Aug. 17. William, s. of Thomas & Mary Crumpton ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Mary, d. of Richard & Priscilla Gough ... bap.
" Aug. 23. Ann, d. of William & Kathrine Wall ... bur.
" Oct. 3. Richard, s. of Benjamin & Elener Cleeton ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Kathrine, d. of Willm. & Kathrine Wall ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Mary, w. of Walter Turner ... bur.
" Oct. 18. Mary, d. of Ann Butcher ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Ann, d. of William & Eliz: Morrice ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Elenr., d. of Richard Elenr. Williams ... bap.
" Nov. 13. ffrancis, s. of ffrancis & Margaret Wadley ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Humphrey Lane & Mary Pardoe, lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 18. Edward, s. of Abraham & Elizabeth Bessick ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Mary, d. of William & Bridget Owens alias Roberts ... bap.
" Nov. 28. John, s. of Tho: & Eliz: Powell, an infant ... bur.
" Nov. 30. Mary, d. of Samuel & Mary Rutland ... bur.
" Jan. 3. William, s. of Edward & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Margaret, w. of Gilbert Baynham ... bur.

30 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1725

1725, Jan. 21. Eliz d. of Michael & Eliz: James ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Willm., s. of John & Sarah Heddington ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Ann, d. of Elenr. Wadley, a base child ... bap.

JOHN DUGARD, THOMAS WADDINGTON, Churchwardens.

1726, Mar. 31. John Haycocks ... bur.
" Apr. 11. Richard Waddington & Joyce Churchyard, banns ... mar.
" Apr. 11. Thomas Wilden, paup: ... bur.
" May 1. Margaret, d. of Luke & Mary Preece ... bap.
" May 8. John, s. of ffrancis,& Mary Baynham, an infant ... bur.
" May 31. Elizabeth, d. of Samll. & Mary Ellis ... bap.
" June 6. William Nest & Mary Blunt, banns ... mar.
" June 26. John Turner, an infant ... bur.
" June 19. Edward Nickolds, a poor lad ... bur.
" July 15. Richard Williams ... bur.
" July 31. Joseph, s. of Charles & Ann ffaulkner ... bap.
" Sep. 20. Jane ffowler, pauper ... bur.
" Sep. 22. Richard, s. of Edward ffowler & Ann Griffits, single woman ... bap.
" Sep. 28. William Price, a pauper ... bur.
" Nov. 16. John Griffith & Mary Clows, banns ... mar.
" Nov. 29. William Smith ... bur.
" Dec. 18. John Gough ... bur.
" Feb. 1. John Crump, pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 10. George, s. of George & Rebecca Anslow ... bap.
" Mar. 2. Joan Hammonds, wid. ... bur.

RICHARD FAULKNER, BENJAMIN CLEETON, Churchwarden.

1727, Apr. 4. Saml., s. of Willm. & Ursula Mawnd ... bap.
" Apr. 16. Ann, d. of Richard & Joyce Waddington ... bap.
" Apr. 20. ffrancis Roaden ... bur.
" Apr. 23. Saml., s. of Richard & Priscilla Gough ... bap.
" Apr. 25. Ann Smith ... bur.
" May 23. Edward, s. of William & Mary Nickolds ... bap.
" May 25. Thomas Scarret & Mary Bevan, lic. ... mar.
" June to. Willm. Wall & Ann Bert, banns ... mar.
" June 12. Edward Waddington & Ann Churchyard, banns ... mar.
" July 16. William, s. of Henry & Eliz. Griffin ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Tho: Powel ... bur.

1728] Hopton Wafers. 31

1727, Sep. 7. William, s. of John & Mary Griffits ... bap.
" Sep. 11. William Davice & Ann Griffits, lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 6. William, s. of William & Ann Morrice ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Richard, s. of Tho. & Ann Garbet ... bap.
" Oct. 27. Mary, d. of Luke & Mary Preece ... bap.
" Nov. 4. William, s. of Willm. & Eliz. Morrice ... bap.
" Nov. 12. The said William was ... bur.
" Dec. 28. John, s. Of Tho. & Eliz. Mantle ... bap.
" Dec. 30. Lydia, d. of Ed. & Susanna Nickolds ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Robert, s. of Benjn. & Elenr. Cleeton ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Joseph, s. of Jeremiah & Hannah Butcher ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Ann Hyde ... bur.

RICHARD FAULKNER, EDWARD NICKOLDS, Churchwardens.

1728, Apr. 23. Elizabeth, d. of Margery Haycocks, base child ... bap.
" Apr. 29. John Norncot & Elizabeth James, banns ... mar.
" Apr. 29. Mary, d. of Sammuel & Mary Ellis ... bap.
" May 1. Susanna Catstrey ... bur.
" May 5. Samuel Penm, & Sarah Smith, banns ... mar.
" May 18. John Gower & Elenr. Williams, banns ... mar.
" June 1. Gilbert Baynham ... bur.
" June 16. Thomas Beddoe & Elizabeth Dugard, lic. ... mar.
" June 17. William Hyde & Elizabeth Nickolds, banns ... mar.
" June 19. Ann Mawnd, wid. ... bur.
" July 6. Sarah, d. of John & Sarah Heddington ... bap.
" July 22. George Williams & Joyce Gummy, banns ... mar.
" July 22. Margaret, d. of John & Mary Mawnd ... bap.
" Aug. 57. Thomas Williams ... bur.
" Nov. 8. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Norncot ... bap.
" Dec. 19. Elenr. Morrice ... bur.
" Jan. 10. Sarah Crumpton ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Elizabeth Nickolds ... bur.
" Jan. 22. Elizabeth Monk ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Ann, d. of John & Ann Hemmings ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Rebecca Owens alias Robberts ... bur.

RICHARD WADDINGTON, DAVID MORRICE, Churchwardens.

32 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1729

VOL I. OF THE EXISTING REGISTERS.
THE TRUE REGISTER FOR THE PARISH OF HOPTON WAFERS,
BEGINNING ANo. DOMINI, 1729.

[On a blank page:]

John, son of William Wigmore & Elizabeth his wife, baptized March 29th, 1709.
N.B. Apr. 27 in Register v. Supra.
Thomas Halford was born June 27, 1762.

1729, Apr. 24. John, s. of Francis Wadley & Margaret ... bap.
" June 26. Ann Owens alias Roberts, pauper ... bur.
" July 13. Shusanah, d. of William Nichols & Mary ... bap.
" July 26. Ann Tolley, widdow ... bur.
" Aug. 2. John, s. of John Edwards & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Benjamine, s. of Charles Falkner & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Joseph, s. of John Williams & Ann ... bap.
" Sep. 12. Ann, d. of Luke Preece & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 5. John Owens ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Richard, s. of Thos. Garbitt & Ann ... bur.
" Dec. 12. Oliver Crumton ... bur.
" Dec. 21. Richd. James ... bur.
" Jan. 18. Elizabeth, d. of John Nencutt & Eliz. ... bap.
" Jan. 30. Sarah, d. of Rictard Wadington & Joyce ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Sarah, d. of William Hyde & Elizabth. ... bap.
1730, July 19. Edward, s. of Edward Nichols & Shusanah ... bap.
" July 19. Ann, d. of Thos. Dune & Hanah ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Nicholus Baynham ... bur.
" Oct. 9. Elizabeth Hedington, spinster ... bur.
" Oct. 21. William Giells & Ann Butcher, banns ... mar.
" Dec. 5. Lydiah Nichols ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Margreate, d. of John Hedington & Sarah ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Thos., s. of Thos. Mantle & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Jan. 12. William Powntney ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Ann, d. of Thos. Griffits & Ann ... bur.
" Mar. 17. William, s. of Willm. Hyde & Eliz. ... bap.

1733] Hopton Wafers. 33

1731, Apr. 24. Jane, d. of Samuel Ellis & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 25. William, s. of Charles Falkner & Ann ... bap.
" June 7. Lydiah, d. of Jeremiah Butcher & Hanah ... bap.
" June 20. Mary Crumton ... bur.
" July 21. Frances Baynham, pauper ... bur.
" Aug. 25. Aron, s. of George Williams & Joyse ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Luke, s. of Luke Preece & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 19. Wm. Andrews & Jane Booth, banns ... mar.
" Dec. 19. Mary, d. of Richd. Wadington & Joyse ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Elizabeth Bishop, pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Elizabeth, d. of Thos. Garbitt & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Mary, d. of Benjamine Cleaton & Elinor ... bap.
" Mar. 5. John, s. of John Noncut & Eliz: ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Frances Carter ... bur.
" Mar. [?]. James, s. of Wm. Tunks & Urcsillah ... bap.
1732, Apr. 19. Benjamin Butcher ... bur.
" Apr. 21. John Crumton & Ann Owens, banns ... mar.
" Apr. 26. Joyce Hedington ... bur.
" May 1. Charles Watmore & Ann Lloyd, banns ... mar.
" May 14. Wm., s. of Wm. Peney & Joyse ... bap.
" May 29. Joseph, s. of Richard Goof & Prisillah ... bap.
" June 7. Elizabeth, d. of Stephen Brown & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 25. Mary Cleaton ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Mary, d. of John Grins & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Ann Corsor ... bur.
" Nov. 30. John, s. of Thos. Dun & Hanah ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Lydiah Nichols ... bur.
" Feb. 12. John, s. of Win. Morris & Elizth. ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Francis Wadley, pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Andrew Maund ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Alise Butcher, pauper ... bur.
" Mar. 14. Margery Morres, pauper ... bur.
1733, Apr. 15. Richd., s. of John Crumton & Ann ... bap.
" May 19. John Gardner & Ann Young, banns ... mar.
" May 20. James, s. of John Webley & Shusanah ... bap.
" May 23. Susanah Webley ... bur.
" June 3. Charles Evans & Ann Higs, banns ... mar.
" June 17. Henry Piper & Elizth. Watkis, banns ... mar.
" July 21. John, s. of Luke Preece & Mary ... bap.

34 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1733

1733, Aug. 5. Esther, d. of Edward Nichols & Susanah ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Mary, d. of Edward Corsor & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 1 [?]. Mary, d. of William Hyde, & Elizth. ... bap.
And buried Nov. 23.
" Dec. 28. John Owens alias Roberts & Margeret Wadley, banns ... mar.
" Jan. 5. Hanah, d. of Thos. Garbit & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Mary Nichols ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Whitmore Grove, s. of Richd. Goff & Prisillah ... bap.
" Mar. 3. John, s. of Charles Falkner & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Thomas, s. of John Noncot & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Ann, d. of John Owens alias Roberts & Margeret ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Martha, d. of Joseph Jukes & Rebecah ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Thomas Hedington, pauper ... bur.
1734, Apr. 26. Joyse, d. of R. Wadington & Joyse ... bap.
" May 1. Mary, d. of John Edwards & Mary ... bap.
" May 23. Hanah, d. of Jane Lane ... bap.
" May 28. Thomas Langly ... bur.
" June 29. Benjamin, s. of Thos. Mantle & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 25. William, s. of Ann Griffits alias Hemmen ... bap.
" July 26. Timothy Munk ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Emanuell Jones & Sarah Gardner, banns ... mar.
" Oct. 19. Samuel, s. of George Williams & Joyse ... bap.
" Oct. 27. Samuel, s. of Thomas Dune & Hanah ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Edward, s. of William Hyde & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Charles Falkner, pauper ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Jemimah, d. of Jeremiah Butcher & Hanah ... bap.
" Feb. 25. William Griffits alias Hemmins ... bur.
" Mar. 16. Ann, d. of Wm. Peney & Joyse ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Hanah Williams ... bur.
1735, Mar. 27. Thomas Morris alias Jenken ... bur.
" Mar. 30. John, s. of John Crumton & Ann ... bap.
" May 6. Benjamin Watts & Mary Dugard, banns ... mar.
" May 13. Stephen Spencer ... bur.
" Sep. 3. Priscillah Goff ... bur.
" Oct. 14. John Williams & Susanah Watkiss, banns ... mar.

1737] Hopton Wafers. 35

1735, Oct. 16. John Castree ... bur.
" Oct. 19. John Noncut ... bur.
" Nov. 20. Thos. Noncut ... bur.
" Dec. 5. William, s. of Thos. Nichols & Susanah ... bap.
" Dec. 30. John Osland ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Wm. Genah & Hanah Warington, banns ... mar.
" Feb. 17. Hanah, d. of Edward Corsor & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 28. Willm. Wadington ... bur.
" Mar. 4. Edwd. Tolley ... bur.
1736, Apr. 18. Joseph, s. of Joseph Jukes & Rebeckah ... bap.
" Apr. 18. John, s. of John Morris & Sarah ... bap.
" June 4. Richard Hyde, s. of Wm. & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 19. Mary Cox ... bur.
" July 21. Samuel Genah & Mary Nichols, banns ... mar.
" July 28. John Tolley ... bur.
" Sep. 21. Richard Goff & Mary Baynham, banns ... mar.
" Oct. 2. Edward, s. of Richd. Nichols & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 4. George Fenton & Dorothy Pritchard, banns ... mar.
" Oct. 21. William, s. of Thos. Garbitt & Margery ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Margreat Gittins ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Richd., s. of Wm. Maund & Usula ... bap.
" Jan. 17. John Cox ... bur.
" Jan. 28. Ann, d. of William Morriss & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Edward, s. of Thos. Nichols & Susanah ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Joyse Gummey ... bur.
1737, Mar. 29. Edward, s. of Thos. Dun & Hanah ... bap.
" Apr. 11. Richd., s. of Wm. Noncut & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 13. Emner, s. of John Griffits & Mary ... bap.
" May 8. Ann, d. of Thos. Mantle & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 30. Samuel, s. of John Hedington & Sarah ... bap.
" June 5. Richd., s. of George Williams & Joyse ... bap.
" June 5. Thos. Noncut & Ann Tyler, banns ... mar.
" June 22. Thos. Hanson & Ann Goodman, banns ... mar.
" June 30. William, s. of George Fenton & Dorothy ... bap.
" July 13. Thomas Butcher & Mary Baynam, banns ... mar.
" July 17. John, s. of John Noncutt & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 19. Thomas Hardin ... bur.
" July 23. Rebeikah Hart ... bur.
" Sep. 13. Mary Davis ... bur.

36 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1737

1737, Sep. 24. Elizabeth, d. of Edmd. Preece & Hanah ... bap.
" Oct. 9. Susanah, d. of Luke Preece & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Katerine, d. of Charles Blount & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Mary, d. of Thomas Garbitt & Margery ... bap.
" Jan. 5. Mary Nichcis ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Thomas Hart ... bur.
" Jan. 22. John, s. of John Davis & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Sarah Smith ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Sarah Falkner ... bur.
" Mar. 9. Betty, d. of Richd. Wadington & Joys ... bap.
" Mar. 24. The Daughter of Thos. Nichols & Susanah ... bap.
1738, Apr. 30. Mary, d. of Thos. Hanson & Ann ... bap.
" June 4. Lediah & Eliz., daus. of Edwd. Nichols & Susanna ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Mary, d. of William Hyde & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 6. Mary Butcher ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Richd. Rud ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Mary Garbit ... bur.
" Jan. 22. Sarah Butcher ... bur.
" Jan. 28. George Fenton ... bur.
" Feb. 5. Ann Williams ... bur.
" Feb. 10. Aaron York & Ann Dugard, banns ... mar.
" Feb. 25. John Norcutt ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Betty Baldwyn ... bap.
*" Mar. 21. Edward Boughton ... bur.
1739, Apr. 6. Ursula Maund ... bur.
" Apr. 7. John Blackemore ... bur.
" May 6. Richd., s. of Richd. Nicholes & Ann ... bap.
" May 27. Eleanor, d. of Jno. Wright & Eliz. ... bap.
" June 6. Benj., s. of John Hedington & Sarah ... bap.
" June 23. Thos., s. of Thos. Garbitt & Margery ... bap.
Buried June ye 24th.
" Aug. 16. Mary, d. of Saml. Tonkes & Rose ... bap.
" Oct. 9. Richd., s. of Edmund Preece & Hanah bap.
" Oct. 13. Susan Nichols ... bur.
" Oct. 14. John, s. of Wm. Andrews & Jane ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Wm., s. of Jos: Jukes & Rebeckah ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Eliz d. of Wm. Hyde & Eliz: ... bap.
" Feb. 2. John, s. of John Edwards & Mary ... bap.


* Rector since 1691.

1742] Hopton Wafers. 37

1739, Feb. 2. Ann, d. of Thos. Noncut & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Ann Web ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Elenor Wright ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Thos., s. of Jona: Cox & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Betty, d. of Thos. Hanson & Ann ... bap.
1740, Apr. 5. William Nichols ... bur.
" Aug. 8. John, s. of Fran: Owens & Ann ... bap.
" Sep. 21. Ruth, d. of Wm. Gardner & Jane ... bap
1741, Apr. 23. Sarah Morris ... bur
" May 8. Eliza Gallier ... bur.
" May 13. Elizabeth, d. of Richd. Nichols & Ann ... bap.
" May 17. Saml. Dovey & Mary Ellis ... mar.
" May 30. John Dayhouse ... bur.
" June 21. John Evans & Joyse Milichap ... mar.
" July 25. Thos., s. of Richd. Wadington & Joyse ... bap.
" Aug. 1. Ann Hanson ... bur.
" Aug. 8. Betty Hanson ... bur.
" Aug. 15. John Wadington ... bur.
" Oct. 18. John, s. of Jno. Hedington & Sarah ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Richd., s. of Richd. Roberts & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Willm., s. of Wm. Noncut & Ann ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Benjamin, s. of Alice Maund ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Susanah Meredith ... bur.
" Jan. 2. William, s. of William Gardner & Jane ... bap.
" Jan. 16. John Williams ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Margery, d. of Thos. Garbit & Margery ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Margery, d. of Thos. Garbit & Margery ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Benj: Maund ... bur.
" Jan. 27. John Hyde, s. of Wm. Hyde & Eliz: ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Thos., s. of Thos. Noncut & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Sarah Hedington ... bur.
1742, Apr. 17. Samuel Tonks ... bur.
" July 2. Saml., s. of Saml. Tonks & Rose ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Richd., s. of Wm. Grove & Mary ... sap.
" Oct. 8. Elenor Hughes ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Richd. Goff ... bur.
" Oct. 26. Elenor Wadley ... bur.
" Oct. 29. Richd. Gratley ... bur.
" Oct. 21.. Elenor, d. of Wm. Stokes & Ruth ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Mary Wigmore ... bur.

38 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1742

1742, Jan. 5. Mary Owens ... bur.
" Jan. 18. John Headington ... bur.
" Jan. 19. Ann Williams ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Mary Noncut ... bur.
" Jan. 30. Thomas Noncut ... bar.
" Feb. 10. Elenor Wadley ... bur.
" Feb. 15. John Williams ... bur.
" Feb. 15. Elizth., d. of John Maund & Susan ... bap.
" Feb. 20. John, s. of Jno. Wright & Eliz: ... bap.
" Mar. 23. John Crunton ... bur.
1743, Apr. 3. Susannah, d. of Richd. Nichols & Alin ... bap.
" Apr. 23. John Wright ... bur.
" May 9. Edward Edwards & Ely Preece ... mar.
" May 10. Sarah Churchyard ... bur.
" May 20. Sarah Wadington ... bur.
" May 21. John Morriss & Margaret Baynham ... mar.
" June 7. Martha Jenkins ... bur.
" June 19. Geo., s. of George Williams & Joyce ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Lidiah, d. of Richard Roberts & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Thos. Nichols ... bur.
" Aug. 24. Edwd. Nichols ... bur.
" Aug. 27. Bettee, d. of Thos. Garbert & Margery ... bap.
" Oct. 9. Hanah, d. of John Morress & Margaret ... bap.
" Nov. 23. Elizabeth, d. of Willm. Gardner & Jane ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Wm. Morress ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Elizth, d. of Jno. Daviss & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Moses, s. of Edwd. Edwards & Ely: ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Saml. & Sarah, s. & d. of Saml. Dovy & Mary ... bap.
(being within 6 weeks of 2 years old)
" Mar. 18. Mary Waddington ... bur.
1744, Apr. 2. Ester, d. of Wm. Hyde & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 6. Hester, d. Of Richd. Waddington & Joyce ... bap.
" May 20. Richd., s. of Jos. Jukes & Rebecka ... bap.
" June 3. Thos., s. of Thos. Harriss & Ann ... bap.
" June 28. Charles Williams & Mary Fletcher ... mar.
" Aug. 3. Jos. Weman & Ann Jordan ... mar.
" Sep. 28. Geo: Ashcroft & Hannah Gridley [?] ... mar.
" Oct. 9. Thos. Dunn ... bur.

1749] Hopton Wafers. 39

1744, Nov. 1. Lidiah, d, of Richd. Nichols & Ann ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Jane Morriss ... bur.
" Dec. 1. Martha, d. of Saml. Tanks & Rose ... bap.
1745, July 14. Eliz d. of Richd. Griffits & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 13. Sarah, d. of Richd. Waddington & Joyce ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Prudence, d. of Willm. Gardner & Jane ... bap.
1746, Apr. 7. Benjn. Cleeton & Ann Waddington ... mar.
" Apr. 8. Winifred, d. of Willm. Andrews & Jane ... bap.
" Sep. 23. Joyce Wadding [Waddington, v. Supra] ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Eliz d. of Edw. Butcher & Eliz: ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Ursilar, d. of Ann Partridge ... bap.
" Dec. 26. John Wadley ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Mary. d. Of William Gardner & Jane ... bap.
" Feb. 10. John Dugard ... bur.
1747, Apr. 7. Richd., s. of Franc: Wadley & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Saml. Butcher & Elenor Morriss ... mar.
" Apr. 26. Richd., s. of Richd. Griffits & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Eliz: d. of Ann Noncutt ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Bridget, d. of Jno. Maund & Susanah ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Wm. Tanks ... bur.
" Nov. 23 [or 25]. Thos., s. of Jon. Cox. & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 15. Edward Dun ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Saml. Haycox ... bur.
" Oct. 30. Willim.. s. of Willm. Goff & Mary [written at bottom of gage] ... bap.
1748, Apr. 12. Thos., s. of Jun. Hedingfon & Eliz: ... bap.
" Apr. 17. Margaret Hyde ... bur.
" May 15. John Owens ... bur.
" May 15. Mary, d. of Willm. & Mary [no surname] ... bap.
" June 5. Mary, d. of Jno. Morriss & Elizab: ... bap.
" June 13. James, s. of Willm. Hyde & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 26. Ann. d. of Jno. Crump & Hannah ... bap.
" July 3. George, s. of Richd. Roberts & Mary ... bap.
John Newal, s. of John Newal & Anne his wife, was born Sep: 28th, in the year 1748 [written on the line dividing the years].
1749, Mar. 27. Ann, d. of Edmd. Preece & Hannah ... bap.
" June 18. Mary, d. of Willm. Beeach & Frances ... bap.
" June 20. Willm. Harvat & Jane Wyer ... mar.

40 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1749

1749, Aug. 20. Sarah, d. of Thos. Beavan & Eliz: ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Franc: & Benj:, sons of Fran: Owens & Ann ... bap.
" Sep. 30. James, s. of Saml. Butcher & Elenor ... bap.
" Oct. 2. Ann, d. of Jon. Cox & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Thomas, s. Of William Gardner & Jane ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Jno., s. of Jno. Beddoe & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Ann, d. of Edwd. Charles & Martha ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Ann Cleeton ... bur.
" Nov. 6. Mary Giles ... bur.
" Nov. 8. Thos. Butcher ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Ann, d. of Richd. Jones & Jane ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Susanah Nicholes ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Jno s. of Jeremiah Butcher & Eliz: .. bap.
1750, May 6. Richd. Dallow & Mary Owens .. mar.
" May 10. Richd., s. of Richd. Rutland & Ann ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Mary, d. of Richd. Griffits & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 14. Margery, d. of Richd. Roberts & Mary ... bap.
" Nov 22 Thos. Catstree ... bur.
" Jan. 11. Thos. Milner ... bur.
" Jan. 20. Richd., s. of Willm. Goff & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Elizath d. of Edwd. Wheeler & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 27. Jno. Waddington ... bur.
1751, Apr. 6. Letitia, d. of John Morriss & Margaret ... bap.
" Apr. 22. Mary Grove ... bur.
" May 1. Willm., s. of John Crump & Jane ... bap.
" June 26. JOhn Maund trif.
" July 1. Willm. Baynham & Margeret Preece ... mar.
" Aug. 22. John, s. of Samuel Butcher & Elionor ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Thomas, s. of John Beddoes & Ann ... bap.
" Nov, 23. Samuel Maund & Mary Noncot ... mar.
" Dec. 2. Mary Butcher ... bur.
" Dec. 8. John, s. of William Stokes & Ruth ... bap.
" Dec. 11. Elizabeth, d. of Richd. Jones & Jane ... bap.
" Dec. 8. Mary, d. of Richd. Dallow & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Ann Pierks ... bur.
" Feb. 18. Margaret Catstree ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Margaret. d. of Richd. Catstree & Jane ... bap.

1753] Hopton Wafers. 41

[Pasted in the Register at this place, no date, signed by the Rector and parties concerned,
on paper evidently torn from the Register is a Marriage Certificate:]

Thomas Bayless & Mary Pugh, banns.

1752, Apr. 19. William, s. of Willm. Baynham & Margaret ... bap.
" Apr. 19. Samuel, s. of Willm. Beach & Frances ... bap.
" May 2 [?]. John Hooper & Joan Yarranton ... mar.
" June 6. Eliz d. of Richd. Rutland & Ann ... bap.
" June 7. Luke, s. of Willm. Hyde & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 1. Samuel Tyler & Eliza: Goff ... mar.
" July 18. Francis, s. of Francis Wadley & Ann ... bap.
" July 30. Nancy, d. of Willm. Gardner & Jane ... bap.
" Aug. 14. Kat Taylor ... bur.
" Oct. 3. John Wright ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Ann Taylor ... bur.
" Oct. 13. Mary Haycox ... bur.
" Dec. 24. Susanah, d. of Samuel Maund & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Edwd. Nicholes & Sally Hyde ... mar.
" Jan. 1. Sarah Turner ... bur.
" Jan. 14. Elizabeth, d. of John Morriss & Eliza ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Sarah, d. of William Gitten & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Gammer Williams ... bur.
" Feb. 25. Eleanr., d. of Samuel Nash & Susanah ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Willm. Wigmore ... bur.
" Mar. 12. Sarah, d. of Willm. Grove & Mary ... bap.
1753, Apr. 14. William Morris ... bur.
" May 6. Thos.. s. of Willm. Goff & Mary ... bap.
" May 30. Jno. Morris ... bur
" June 29. Thos. Chance ... bap.
" July 22. James, s. of Jno. Beddoes & Ann ... bap.
" July 29. Jno., s. of Edwd. Wheeler & Ann ... bap
" Aug. 22. Jno. Fewtriel & Susanh. Maund ... mar.
" Aug. 26. Thomas, s. of Willm. Butcher & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 28. Humphry Powell ... bur.
" Oct. 7. Thos., s. of Jno Crump & Hanah ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Stephen, s. of Edward Nicholes & Sally ... bap.
" Nov. 11. William, s. of Aaron Williams & Martha ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Jane, d. of John Wadley & Abigal ... bap.
" Jan. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Saml. Tonks & Rose ... bap.

42 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1753

1753, Jan. 7. Jeremiah, s. of Jeremiah Butcher & Eliz: ... bap.
" Feb. 8. Edward Nichols ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Thos., s. of Thos. Farmer & Eliz: ... bap.
1754, Mar. 18. Abigal, d. of Richd. Catstree & Jane ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Richard, s. of Arthur Miles & Eliz: ... bap.
" Mar. 27. Mary Goff ... bur.
" June 7. Eliz; Rud ... bur.
" June 11. Jno. Roberts buf.
" Oct. 13. Martha, d. of Edwd. Charles & Martha ... bap.
" June 30. Hannah, d. of Richd. Jones & Jane ... bap.
" July 7. Ruth, d. of William Stokes & Ruth ... bap.
" July 14. Edwd., s. of Edmd. Preece & Hanah ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Thos., s. of Thos. Cleeton Elinr. ... bap.
" Nov. 17. Jno., s. of Ann Partridge ... bap.
" Nov. 23. Catherine & Joyce, d. of Richd. Dorset & Mary ... bap.
1755, Jan. 12. Ann, d. of Willm. Baynham & Margaret ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Willm., s. of Saml. Tyler & Eliz: ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Martha, d. of Saml. Butcher & Eler .... bap.
" Feb. 14. Hanah, d. of Samuell Maund & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Jane, d. of William Gardner & Jane ... bap.
" Mar. 3. William Wadington & Eliz: Wigmore ... mar.
" Mar. 5. Ann, d. of Saml. Downs & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Mary James ... bur.
" Mar. 31. Shusanh., d. of Willm. Wyer & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 1. Prisilr., d. of Willm. Goff & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 6. Richd., s. of Richd. Dallow & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 7. Willm. Tyler ... bur.
" May 8. Robert, s. of Jacob Penny & Mary ... bap.
" May 10. Mary, d. of Richd. Amiss & Ann ... bap.
" June 1. Ann, d. of Willm. Grove & Mary ... bap.
" June 10. Richd., s. of Saml. Pugh & Mary ... bap.
" July 13. Ann, d. of Willm. Gittons & Mary ... bap.
" July 20. Rachel. d. of Edwd. Wheeler & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Ann, d. of Jno. Morriss & Eliz: ... bap.
" Sep. 17. Thomas Giles ... bur.
" Sep. 21. Benjamin, s. of Thos. Bevan & Eliza: ... bap.
" Nov. 6. William Hyde & Ruth Gardner ... mar.
" Dec. 27. Edwd.. s. of Edwd. Nicholes & Sally ... bap.
1756, Jan. 6. Hester Couser ... bap.

1758] Hopton Wafers. 43

1756, Jan. 25. Mary Gardner ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Lettis [?], d. of Richd. Waddington & Letitia ... bap.
" Feb. 22. John, s. of John Wadley & Abigal ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Jno. Fewtril & Eliz: Gillam
" Feb. 29. Sarah, d. of Richd. Griffits & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 7. Sarah, d. of Thos. Cleeton & Elenr. ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Thus., s. of Richd. Roberts & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Sarah, d. of Jno. Palmer & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 11. Hannah, d. of Aaron Williams & Martha ... bap.
" Apr. 16. Susanah, d. of Francis Wadley & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 19. James, s. Of James Smith & Ann ... bap.
" May 29. George Mantle & Eliz: Noncott ... mar.
And Thos. Pugh ... bap.
" Oct. 17. James, s. of Thos. Badham & Martha ... bap.
" Nov. 25. Eliza Rud ... bur.
1757, Jan. 59. James, s. of Willm. Hyde & Ruth ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Ruth Hyde ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Susanah Maund ... bur.
" Mar. 11. George Wheelwright & Martha Maund ... mar.
" Mar. 11. William Beddoe ... bur.
" Mar. 18. Margaret Owens alice Roberts ... bur.
" Mar. 19. Richd. Morris ... bur.
" Mar. 24. Ann Roberts ... bur.
" Mar. 27. Eliza, d. of Richd. Amiss & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Edwd. Bishop & Eliza: Onslow ... mar.
" Apr. 30. Joan Morriss ... bur.
" [no date]. Mary, d. of Arthur Miles & Eliza: ... bap.
" June 22. Jno.. s. of George Mantle & Eliz: bap.
" [no date]. Willm., s. of Benj: Silk & Mary ... bap. [June 20 added in another hand.]
" Sep. 19. Eliz d. of Jno. Fewtril & Eliz: ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Prudence, d. of Willm. Stokes & Ruth ... bap.
1758, Jan. 1. Mary, d. of Willm. Baynham & Marget ... bap.
" Jan. 2. Eliza: Butcher ... bur.
" Jan. 1. Eliz d. of Hanah Causer ... bap.
" Jan. 23. Geo: Newal & Mary Hyde ... mar.
" Jan. 27. Thos. Haycox ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Richd. Cleeton & Jane Watts ... mar.
" Feb. 17. Samuel Causer ... bur.

44 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1758

1758, Feb. 10. Benjn., s. of Jno. Constable & Eliza. ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Samuel Pugh ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Ann Haycox ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Jane Pugh ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Willm. Morriss ... bur.
" Apr. 6. Margt. Morriss ... bur.
" Apr. 29. Ann Cleeton ... bur.
" May 12. Saml., s. of Saml. Pugh & Mary ... bap.
" May 14. Eliz: Mantle ... bur.
" May 30. Eleapr. Cleeton ... bur.
" June 4. Marget., d. of Willm. Goff & Mary ... bap.
" June 11. Sarah, d. of Jno. Cooke & Eliza ... bap.
" June 18. Edwd., s. of Wm. Grove & Mary ... bap.
" June 18. Thos., s. of Edwd. Charles & Marth. ... bap.
" June 25. Edwd., s. of Richd. Garbit & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Eliz d. of Richd. Owens & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Eliz d. of Edwd. Cleeton & Ann ... bap.
" Sep. 23. [No name given], s. of Jno. Morriss & Margaret ... bap.
" Oct. 29. Thos. Broom ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Charles, s. of Thos. Wastall & Sarah ... bap.
" Nov. 30. George Lowe ... bur.
" Dec. 10. Jone, d. of James Fowler alis. Rud & Ann ... bap.
1759, Jan. 14. Eliza d. of Geo. Newal & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Ann, d. of Edwd. Bishop & Eliz: ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Thos., s. of Saml. Hedington & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Margat., d. of Rich. Cleeton & Jane ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Richd., s. of Ann Wadley ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Sarah, d. of Jno. Powell & Eliz: ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Thos. Watmore & Martha Williams ... mar.
" Mar. 4. Eliz:, d. of Saml. Maund & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Thos., s. of George Charles & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Thos., s. of Jno. Wadley & Abigal ... bap.
" Apr. 1. Thos., s. of Jno. Palmer & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Willm. Archer ... bur.
" Apr. 16. Thos., s. of Arthur Miles & Eliz. ... bap.
" Apr. 22. Fran: Wadley ... bur.
" May 24. Willm., s. of Willm. Wyer & Ann ... bap.
" May 26. Sarah, d. of Richd. Jones & Jane ... bap.

1760] Hopton Wafers. 45

1759, June 3. Eliz:, d. of Thos. Harpr. & Mary ... bap.
" June 17. Ann, d. of Thos. Cleeton & Elenr. ... bap.
" July 19. Mary Corsers boy ... bur.
" July 24. Mary, d. of Wm. Gittons & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Jno., s. of Richd. Amiss & Amen ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Eliz: Amiss ... bur.
" Aug. 10. Thos., s. of Thos. Peach & Sarah ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Eliz Powel ... bur.
" Oct. 7. Willm., s. of Thos. Powel & Hester ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Jno., s. of Saml. Careless & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Jane, d. of Jno. Morriss & Eliz: ... bap.
" Dec. 2. Saml., s. of Benjn. Silk & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Ann, d. of Jno. Jones & Brilliana ... bap.
" Dec. 30. Edwd., s. of Edwd. Richards & Hannah ... bap.
1760, & buried Jany. 6.
" Jan. 29. Thos. Powell ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Ann, d. of Jacob Penny & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Samuel, s. of Thomas Westall & Sarah ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Ann, d. of Samuel Charles & Rachel ... bap.
" Mar. 16. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Hyde & Margaret ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Margaret Garbet ... bur.
" Apr. 4. William, s. of Joseph Clifton & Ursula ... bap.
" May 6. William Yapp & Elizabeth Rud ... mar.
" May 12. John Sheward & Elizabeth Hyde ... mar.
" June 1. Joseph, s. of William Gough & Mary ... bap.
" June 15. Eleanora, d. of Thomas Wattmore & Martha ... bap.
" June 17 or 18 [sic]. Elizabeth Newall ... bur.
" June 29. Ann, d. of William Taylor & Mary ... bap.
" July 13. William, s. of Edward Nichols & Sarah ... bap.
" July 31. James Hyde ... bur.
" Aug. 3. Ann, d. of William Aiding & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Edward, s. of Josia Morris & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 3. John, s. of William Baynham & Margaret ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Deborah, d. of Richard Cleeton & Jane ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Elizabeth, d. of Ann Wadley ... bap.
" Oct. 23. George Newall ... bap.
" Nov. 16. William, s. of William Wvre & Ann ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Sarah Powell ... bur.

46 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1760

1760, Nov. 23. Mary, d. of Thomas Bayless & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 5. William, s. of Hannah Brown ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Lidia, d. of John Sheward & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Mary Bayless ... bur.
1761, Jan. 18. Mary, d. of James Smith & Ann ... bap.
" Jan. 25. William, s. of Mathew Rowley & Ann ... bap.
" Jan. 24. Sarah Farr ... bur.
" Feb. 15. Samuel Maund's Daughter ... bur.
" Feb. 15. Ann, d. of John Palmer & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Elizabeth Archer ... bur.
" Apr. 1. Martha Butcher ... bur.
" Apr. 12. George, s. of Arthur Miles & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 19. Sarah, d. of Edward Charles & Martha ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Thomas Pugh ... bur.
" Apr. 26. Susanna, d. of Thomas Harper & Mary ... bap.
" May 10. William, s. of George Charles & Mary ... bap.
" June 14. Joseph, s. of John Beddus & Ann ... bap.
" June 21. Mary, d. of Richard Booth & his wife ... bap.
" [no date]. Sarah, d. of Jno. Farr & Ann ... bap.
" July 7. William, s. of Thomas Cleeton & Eleanora ... bap.
" July 7. William, s. of Samuel Maund & Mary ... bap.
" July 19. Samuel, s. of Samuel Carloss & Margret ... bap.
" July 26. Luke, s. of Edward [Edmund another hand] Preece & Hannah ... bap.
" July 26. Susa, d. of Richard Jones & Jane ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Mary Milner ... bur.
" Aug. 9. Richard, s. of Richard Amis & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 9. William, s. of William Meyrick & Alice ... bap.
" Aug. 23. Margaret, d. of John Wadley & Abigail ... bap.
" Aug. 30. Thomas, s. of Thomas Beaven & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Aug. 30. Winefrid, d. of William Grove & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 25. James, s. of George Newall & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Mary Miles ... bur.
" Nov. 11. Elizabeth Rose ... bur.
" Nov. 15. John, s. of John Powell & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 10. William Watmore & Catherne Butcher, lic. ... mar.
1762, Jan. 24. John, s. of Jeremiah Butcher & Elizabeth ... bap.

1763] Hopton Wafers. 47

1762, Jan. 25. Samuel, s. of Joseph Davison & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 27. Mary Fewtrell ... bur.
" Apr. 7. John Davis ... bur.
" May 1. Thomas Bishop & Elizabeth Nichols ... mar.
" May 3. Luke Preece & Mary Davey ... mar.
" July 4. Esther Powell ... bur.
" July 11. Mary, d. of Edward Hyde & Margaret ... bap.
" July 25. Richard , s.of Edward Nichols & Sarah ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Elizabeth, d. of William Gitton & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 21. William, s. of Thomas Bishop & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 21. James, s. of John Rud & Ann Wadley ... bap.
" Dec. 2. Thomas, s. of Hannah Browme ... bap.
" Dec. 2. Humphry Rud ... bur.
" Dec. 4. George Williams & Adah Page, banns ... mar.
" Dec. 12. Hannah Brown ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Elizabeth, d. of Samuel Carloss & Margaret ... bap.
1763, Jan. 23. Elizabeth, d. of Jno. Palmer & Ann ... bap.
" Jan. 1. Elizabeth, d. of William Goff & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 7. Benjamin Hedington & Mary Griffin ... mar.
" Feb. 20. Will. Nichols ... bur.
" Feb. 15. Will. Garbitt & Jane Hedimegton ... mar.
" Feb. 27. Sarah, d. of Will. Baynham & Margaret ... bap.
" Mar. 2. Elizabeth Dugard ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Mary, d. of Richd. Wadington & Letisha ... bap.
" Mar. 27. Richd., s. of Richd. Jones & Jane ... bap.
" May 12. Will., s. of Arthur Miles & Elizth. ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Geo., s. of Matthew Rowley & Ann ... bap.
" June 4. Ann, d. of Edwd. Cleeton [written in margin] ... bap.
" June 19. Mary, d. of Thos. Harper & Mary ... bap.
" July 10. Eliz., d. of Thos. Bayless & Mary ... bap.
" July 20. Ann, d. of Benj. Giles & Susanah ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Eliz. Bayless & Powels Child ... bur.
" Aug. 28. Ann, d. of Richd. Amiss & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Jno. Andrew & Mary Hawk ... mar.
" Nov. 12. Thos. Wastal ... bur.
" Dec. 11. Jane, d. of Geo. Charles & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Rachel, d. of Jno. Morress & Eliza. ... bap.

48 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1764

1764, Jan. 1. Millborrow. d. of Geo. Williams & Adah ... bap.
" Jan. 8. Elizabeth Hollaway ... bur.
" Jan. 8. Benjamin, s. of Richd. Cleeton & Jane ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Andrew Butcher ... bur.
" Jan. 22. James, s. of Jno. Sheward & Eliz. ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Joseph. s. of Geo: Newall & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Mary, d. of Willm. Grove & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Sarah, d. of Benjn. Hedington & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Sarah Penny ... bur.
" Apr. 8. Jno., a. of Willm. Aldin & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Jno., s. of Jacob Penny & Mary ... bap.
" May 3. Jane Wadely ... bur.
" May 6. Jno. Morris ... bur.
" May 6. Richd., s. of Jno. Wadley & Abigal ... bap.
" May 6. Susannah, d. of Thos. Bishop & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 13. Mary, d. of Edwd. Bishop & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 22. Willm. Thatcher & Martha Kane ... mar.
" June 3. Mary, d. of Jno. Sheaperd & Jane ... bap.
" June 4. Edward, s. of Edward Garbitt & Sarah ... bap.
" July 1. Willm., s. of Richd. Booth & Mary ... bap.
" July 8. Hannah, d. of Jno. Palmer & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Sarah, d. of Thos. Watmore & Martha ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Sarah, d. of Samuel Careless & Margaret ... bap.
" Oct. 14. Sarah, d. of Jno. Powel & Ann ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Thos. Hollowey ... bur.
" Dec. 9. Hester, d. of James Smith & Ann ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Hester, d. of Willm. Garbitt & Jane ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Eliz., d. of Geo. Low & Eliza. ... bap.
" Dec. [no date]. Humphry Wellings & Eliz: Morris ... mar.
1765, Feb. 2. Jno., s. of Francis Glaze & Honors ... bap.
" Feb. 3. Edward, s. of Thos. Cleeton & Elinor ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Mary Bishop ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Drusilla, d. of Edward Nicholls & Sally ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Eliz., d. of Willie. Thatcher & Martha bap.
" Mar. 3. Sarah, d. of Ann Morress ... bap.
" Mar. 25. Lucina, d. of Edward Hyde & Margaret ... bap.
" Apr. 23. Thos. Cox & Margaret Wheelwright ... mar.
" June 16. Willm. Goff & Ann Morriss ...
" June 30. Prudence, d. of Jno. Andrews & Mary ... bap.

1767] Hopton Wafers. 49

1765, July 18. Edward Richards & Joyce Evans ... mar.
" July 28. [No name]. d. of Samuel Maund & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Edward, s. of Arthur Miles & Eliza ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Richd., s. of Thos. Cox & Martha ... bap.
" Nov. 17. Mary Miles ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Jane Morriss ... bur.
" Dec. 15. Willm. Dugard ... bur.
" Dec. 17. Richd. Cox ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Eliza., d. of Benjn. Giles & Susanah ... bap.
1766, Jan. 12. Susanah, d. of Richd. Amiss & Ann ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Hanah, d. of Thos. Harper & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 14. Willm. Andrews ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Geo. Careless ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Jos. Careless ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Eliza, d. of Edwd. Butcher & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Joseph Jukes ... bur.
" Feb. 28. Jos., s. of Jno. Newal & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Sophia, d. of Willm. Hyde & Hanah ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Eliz., d. of Will. Garbit & Jane ... bap.
" Apr. 1. Edwd. Miles ... bur.
" Apr. 20. Lideah, d. of Will. Grove & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 27. Luke, s. of Matthew Rowely & Ann ... bap.
" June 18. James, s. of Geo. Low & Eliz. ... bap.
" June 19. Eliz., d. of Will. Nichols & Eliz. bap.
" June 17. Edwd., s. of Jno. Jones & Brillianah ... bap.
" June 18. Thos.. s. of Edwd. Nichols & Sally ... bap.
" July 20. Geo., s. of George Mantle & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Mary, d. of Thos. Bishop & Eliz. ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Susanah, d. of Jno. Price & Ann ... bap.
" Sep. 21. Mary, d. of Jno. Palmer & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Mary, d. of Jno. Powel & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Thos., s. of Richd. Booth & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. [?]. Will., s. of Benjn. Hedington & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 30. Eliza., d. of Richd. Price & Rachel ... bap.
" Dec. 2. Ann Giles ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Thos. Page ... bur.
1767, Jan. 11. Thos. Davis & Ann Rud ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Susanah, d. of Willm. Baynham & Margat. ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Adah, d. of George Williams & Adah ... bap.

50 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1767

1767, Mar. 9. William Jinkin & Winifred Andrews ... mar.
" Mar. 15. Will. Grove ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Jno., s. of Willm. Thatcher & Martha ... bap.
" Apr. 9. Ann Amiss ... bur.
" Apr. 26. Jno., s. of Humphry Dalloway & Ann ... bap.
" May 25. Jno. James ... bur.
" May 23. Jno., s. of Geo. Newal & Mary ... bap.
" June 28. Richd. & Jno., sons of Richd. Cleeton & Jane ... bap.
" Aug. 7. Catherine Miles ... bur.
" Sep. 25. Susanah Amiss ... bur.
" Dec. 14. Jno., s. of Jno. Sheward & Eliza ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Mary Gittens ... bur.
1768, Feb. 14. Ann, d. of Edwd. Butcher & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Arthur Miles & Jane Capel ... bur.
" Apr. 21. Sophia Hyde ... bur.
" May 2. Jno., s. of Thos. Harper & Mary ... bap.
" May 23. Sarah, d. of Benjn. Giles & Susanah ... bap.
" June 5. Betty Hardman, d. of Jno. Yapp & Mary ... bap.
" June 16. Francis Roberts & Ann Fenn ... mar.
" June 23. Mary Miles ... bur.
" June 24. Benjn., s. of Jno. Longmore & Elizth. ... bap.
" June 25. Thos., s. of Mary Ridlye ... bap.
" June 26. Willm., s. of Willm. Nichols & Eliz ... bap.
" July 18. Mary Andrews ... bur.
" Aug. 14. Sarah, d. of Willm. Goff & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Sarah, d. of Edwd. Hyde & Margart. bap.
" Aug. 27. Eliza., d. of John Acton & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 17. Richd. Salmon & Mary Gardner ... mar.
" Oct. 2. Ann, d. of Geo. Mantle & [blank] his wife ... bap.
" Oct. 16. Sarah, d. of Saml. Dovey & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Eliz. Bishop ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Daughter of Burgy Martin ... bap.
1769, Jan. 15. Mary Archer ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Tom Ridley ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Francis. s. of Richd. Wadley & Rebecka ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Mary, d. of Francis Roberts & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Benjamin, s. of Edwd. Garbit & Susanah ... bap.

1770] Hopton Wafers. 51

1769, Mar. 19. Saml., s. of Jno. Price & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 16. Thos., s. of Thos. Humphry's & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 22. Gilbert, s. of Jno. Jones & Brilliana ... bap.
" May 6. Saml. Smith & Mary Curran ... mar.
" May 14. Willm., s. of Saml. Careless & Margaret ... bap.
" May 14. John, s. of Sarnl. Morris & Eliza. ... bap.
" May 19. Mary, d. of Jno. Longmore & Eliza. ... bap.
" June 12. Jams. Strickland & Nancy Gardner ... mar.
" July 6. Mary Grove ... bur.
" Aug. 2. Eliz. Morriss ... bur.
" Aug. 3. Sarah Millington ... bur.
" Aug. 26. Jams., s. of Edwd. Nichols & Sally ... bap.
" Aug. 27. Sally Nichols ... bur.
" Sep. 4. Letitiah Wadington ... bur.
" Sep. 16. Jane Gardner ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Thos., s. of Geo. Newal & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 30. Joyce Williams ... bur.
1770, Jan. 13. Mary, d. of Richd. Price & Rachel ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Margaret, d. of Willm. Thatcher & Margaret ... bap.
" Jan. 22. Mary Harper ... bur.
" Feb. 4. Daughter of Edwd. Butcher & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Prudence, d. of John Sheward & Elizabth. ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Luke, s. of Willm. Baynham & Margaret ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Elizabth., d. of Thos. Bishop & Eliza. ... bap.
" Feb. 28. John, s. of Saml. Dovey & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Winifred, d. of Willm. Jenkin & Winifred ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Lidiah Grove ... bur.
" Apr. 1. Elizth., d. of Richd. Amiss & Sarah ... bap.
" Apr. 17. Susanah, d. of Geo. Charles & Mary ... bap.
" May 8. John Andrews ... bur.
" May 13. Sarah, d. of John Harper & Jane ... bap.
" May 28. Lucindah Hyde ... bur.
" June 2. Sarah, d. of Joseph Tench & Sarah ... bap.
" June 9. Winifred Grove ... bur.
" July 31. Susanah Genkin ... bur.
" Oct. 17. Hannah, d. of Eliz: Morris ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Saml. Haycox ... bur.

52 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1770

1770, Dec. 10. Jno. Wigmore ... bur.
" Dec. 16. Jno., s. of Jno. Andrews & Elizth. ... bap.
1771, Jan. 17. Saml. & Rachel, s. & d. of Richd. Cleeton & Jane ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Jno. Rudd ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Thos. Harriss ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Richd., s. of Saml. Careless & Margt. ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Lucina, d. of Edwd. Hyde & Margt. ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Jane, d. of Jno. Palmer & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Willm. Lawley & Sarah Pugh ... mar.
" Mar. 3. Thos., s. of Francis Roberts & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Winifred Andrews ... bur.
" Mar. 10. Wm., s. of Benjne. Giles & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 18. Tho: Lewis & Ester Hyde ... mar.
" Apr. 22. Jno., s. of Richd. Hyde & Mary ... bap.
" May 5. Mary, d. of George Low & Elizth. ... bap.
" May 22. Mary, d. of Jon. Acton & Mary ... bap.
" June 4. Joseph, s. of Wm. Nichols & Elizth. ... bap.
" June 30. Richd., s. of Richd. Wadley & Rebeca ... bap.
" July 7. Wm., s. of Wm. Hatton & Ann ... bap.
" July 21. Sarah, d. of Thos. Harper & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Son of Wm. Mannering & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 1. Jno. Reynolds & Mary Butcher ... mar.
" Sep. 5. Thos. Miles ... bur.
" Apr. 8. Margaret James ... bur.
" Sep. 29. [blank] of Thos. Bishop & Elizth. ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Mary Acton ... bur.
" Oct. 3. William Gardner & Prudence Jones ... mar.
" Oct. 4. Richd. Wadely ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Elizth. Norncott ... bur.
" Nov. 11. Jno., s. of Jno. Reynolds & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Thos., s. of Richd. Amis & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Thos. Yapp & Sarah Bevan ... mar.
1772, Jan. 1. [blank] of Saml. Hart & Eleanor ... bap.
" Feb. 7. Richd., s. of Edward Howell & Mary ... bap.
" [illegible]. Thos., s. of Jno. Roden & Eliz. ... bap.
" May 7. Richd. Corsor ... bur.
" May 10. [blank], s. of Willm. Lawley & Sarah ... bap.
" June 1. Mary Hyde ... bur.
" June 8. Will., s. of Richd. Price & Rachel ... bap.

1773] Hopton Wafers. 53

1772, June 14. [blank] of Edwd. Andrews & Sarah ... bap.
" June 14. [blank], of Jno. Powell & Ann ... bap.
" June 25. Mary Wastall ... bur.
" June 28. Sarah, d. of Geo. Charles & Mary ... bap.
" June 28. Sarah, d. of Edwd. Butcher & Ann ... bap.
" July 29. Mary, d. of Geo. Mantle & Ann ... bap.
" July 19. Eliz., d. of Saml. Dovey & Mary ... bap
" Sep. 4. Adah Williams ... bur.
" Oct. 5. Josiah Morris ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Will., s. of Richd. Wadley & Rebecka ... bap.
" Dec. 11. Thos. Anslow ... bur.
" Nov. 3. Richd. Forrester & Ann Mantle ... mar.
" Dec. 30. Sara, d. of Fran. Edwards & Eliz. ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Jno. Crundal & Mary Sike ... mar.
1773, Jan. 6. [blank], s. of Jno. Crump & Eliz. ... bap.
" Jan. 23. Will., s. of Charles Perkins & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Prudence, d. of Thos Yapp & Sarah ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Ben.. s. of Jno. Bowler Catstree & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 23. [blank]. d. of Robert Blackway & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 26. [btank] of Jos. Butcher & Eliza. ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Ann, d. of Jos. Tench & Sarah ... bap.
" Apr. 8. Mary Mariah, d. of Wm. Powel & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 9. John, s. of Wm. Garbit & Jane ... bap.
" Apr. 12. Benjn., s. of Jno. Palmer & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 18. Sarah Gitton ... bur.
" May 9. Benjn., s. of Jno. Jones & Brilliania ... bap.
" May 12. Jno. James & Sarah Brown ... mar.
" June 20. Eliz., d. of Fran. Roberts & Ann ... bap.
" June 20. Geo:, s. of Mary Goff ... bap.
" July 5. Elenor Cleeton ... bur.
" July 25. Isaiah, s. of Jas. Smith & Mary ... bap.
" July 26. Richd. Goff & Mary Morris ... mar.
" Sep. 7. Geo. Low & Alice Whitmore ... bur.
" Sep. 24. Mary Pugh ... bur.
" Sep. 26. Israel, s. of Wm. Breakwel & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Sarah, d. of Margaret Potter ... bap.
" Nov. 13. Jno., s. of Edwd. Hyde & Margaret ... bap.
" Dec. 7. Benj., s. of Benj. Giles & Susana ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Geo., s. of Thos. Edwards & Eliz. ... bap.
" Dec. 27. James, s. of Wm. Baynham & Margaret ... bap.

54 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1773

1773, Dec. 28. Betty, d. of Jno. Roden & Eliz. ... bap.
" the same day. [blank] of Thos. Harper & Mary ... bap.
1774, Jan. 1. Benj., s. of Will. Nichols & Eliz. ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Ann, d. of Benj. Street & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Eliz: Waddington ... bur.
" Mar. 17. James, s. of Saml. Carless & Margaret ... bap.
" Mar. 18. James, s. of Benj. Mantle & [blank] his wife ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Daught. of Thos. Bishop & Eliz. ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Daught. of William Thatcher & Martha ... bap.
" Apr. 9. Sarah, d. of Wm. Mannering & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 11. Jas., s. of Richd. Amis & Sarah ... bap.
" July 24. Eliz., d. of Jno. Powel & Ann ... bap.
" July 31. Eliz., d. of Jno. Sheward & Eliz. ... bap.
" Aug. 14. Will., s. of Wm. Thatcher & Martha ... bap.
" Aug. 26. Susanah, d. of Benjn. Heddington & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 27. Joyce, d. of Geo. Craniage & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Andrew, s. of Edwd. Butcher & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Thos. Heddington & Rachel Price ... mar.
" Nov. 20. Mary, d. of Jno. Reynolds & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Will., s. of Wm. Powel & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 3. Josiah, s. of Jno. Morris & Sarah ... bap.
1775, Jan. 22. Ann, d. of Jno. Forrester & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Jno., s. of Fran. Edwards & Eliz. ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Jno. Hooper & Ann Cartwright ... mar.
" Mar. 18. Luke, s. of Saml. Dovey & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 26. Ann, d. of Jno. Reynolds & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 9. Mary, d. of Margaret Miles ... bap.
" Apr. 18. Thos., s. of Jno. Longmore & Eliz. ... bap.
" Apr. 19. [blank], s. of Geo. Charles & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 29. Richd. Hyde & Pagey Cook ... mar.
" May 1. Thos. Lawley & Eliz. Bullock ... mar.
" July 16. Joan, d. of Jno. Crump & Eliz. ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Will., s. of Jno. Roden & Eliz: ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Margaret, d. of Franc. Roberts & Ann ... bap.
" Sep. 3. Ann, d. of Rebeckah his wife [sic] ... bap.
" Sep. 12. Henery Morris & Ann Miles ... mar.
" Oct. 15. Wm., s. of Wm. Gilson & Eliz. ... bap.
" Oct. 29. Thos., s. of Charles Perkin & Ann ... bap.

1777] Hopton Wafers. 55

1775, same day. Ben Wastall, s. of Peggey ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Rachel, d. of Thos. Hedington & Rachel ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Jane Catstree ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Abigal Wadley ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Joyce, d. of Jos. Butcher & Eliz. ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Will. Waddington ... bur.
" Dec. 31. Benj s. of Fran. Martin & Margaret ... bap.
1776, Jan. 7. Jno., s. of Jos. Tench & Sarah ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Willm., s. of Richd. Hyde & Page ... bap.
*" Feb. 13. Thos. Amis ... bur.
" Feb. 18. Martha, d. of Wm. Breakwell & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Thos., s. of Willm. Thatcher & Martha ... bap.
" Feb. 27. Edward Nichols ... bur.
" Mar. 15. Mary, d. of Thos. Harper (millwright), & Hannah ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Frances, d. of Jno. Glazbrook & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 21. Drusilla, d. of Thos. Yapp & Sarah ... bap.
" May 5. Phillip, s. of Philip Mantle & Letitia ... bap.
" May 8. Wm. Nash & Joyce Mapp ... mar.
" May 16. Sarah, d. of Fran: Page & Eliz. ... bap.
" May 26. Thos. Barrets s. ... bap.
" May 27. Jno. Gitton & Ann Morris ... mar.
" June 2. Eliz., d. of Jno. Breakwell & [blank] ... bap.
" June 11. Thos., s. of Geo. Mantle & Ann ... bap.
" June 18. Thatchers d. ... bur.
" July 28. Hannah, d. of Richd. Amis & Sarah ... bap.
" Aug. 17. Hester, d. of John Sheward & Eliz. ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Hetty, d. of Edwd. Hyde & Margaret ... bap.
" Sep. 26. Robert Maund & Sarah Bullock ... bap.
" Oct. 3. William Maund ... bur.
" Oct. 17. Sarah, d. of Jno. Longmore & Elizth. bap.
" Nov. 10. Wilm., s., & Drusillar, d. of Thos. Harper & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Mary, d. of Benjamin Giles & Susanah ... ban.
" Dec. 2 [?]. James, s. of Richard Goff & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. [?]. Mary, d. of John Maund & Sarah ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Mary Cleeton ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Thos. Handson ... bur.
1777, Jan. 17. Richard Waddington & Elizth. Low ... mar.


* There is a space, from which an entry has been scratched out, between these entries of Jan. 15. and Feb. 13.

56 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1777

1777, Feb. 12. John Yap & Ann Wadeley ... mar.
" Feb. 23. Elizth., d. of Jno Gitton & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Elizth., d. of Jno. Morris & Sarah ... bap.
" Mar. 16. [blank], d. of Jno. Powel & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Milboro, d. of Richd. Waddington & Eliz. ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Jno., s. of Jno. Raynolds & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Hannah, d. of Jno. Roden & Eliz. ... bap.
" June 15. Charlot, d. of Jno. Glazbrook & Sarah ... bap.
" June 19. Saml. Price & Jane Oliver ... mar.
" Aug. 10. Joise, d. of Benjn. Street & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Eliz., d. of George Williams & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 28. Sarah, d. of Joseph Davis & Sarah ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Rachel Morriss ... bur.
" Oct. 31. Jno. Owens ... bur.
" Nov. 6. John Perkin, s. of Charles Perkins & Ann ... bap.
" Nov. 30. Eliz., d. of Saml. Price & Jane ... bap.
" Dec. 3. Robert Taylor ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Saml., s. of Jno. Longmore & Eliz. ... bap.
1778, Jan. 1. Thos., s. of Thomas Hedington & Rachel ... bap.
" Jan. 15. William Neath & Ann Tylor ... mar.
" Jan. 18. Thomas, s. of Thos. Craniage & Elenor ... bap.
" Jan. 18. Phebe Maria Clinton ... bap.
" Jan. 22. Ann, d. of Eliz. Corns ... bap.
" Jan. 30. William, s. of Thomas Harper & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 8. Willm., s. of Marget Potter ... bap.
" Feb. 28. Jno. Wadley's d. ... bap.
" Mar. 3. Saml. Dovy d. ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Carrity, d. of Richd. Hyde & Pagy ... bap.
" Mar. 31. John, s. of Wm. Thacher & Martha ... bap.
" Apr. 12. John, s. of Saml. Page & Ann ... bap.
" May 2. Willm. Taylor & Sarah Reynolds ... mar.
" June 23. Saml. Tench & Eliz. Martin ... mar.
" July 5. Edward, s. of Thos. Morris & Ann ... bap.
" July 16. Elizth., d. of Willm. Nickolds & Eliz: ... bap.
" Aug. 9. Thos., s. of Jno. Sheward & Eliz. ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Thos., s. of Richard Wadely & Rebecca ... bap.
" Aug. 30. Saml., s. of Thos. Harracks & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 12. John Barker & Margaret Catstree, lic .... mar.
" Oct. 11. Thos., s. of Geo. Anslow & Susan ... bap.

1780] Hopton Wafers. 57

1778, Oct. 3. John, s. of Ben Heddington & Mary ... bap.
*" Oct. 26. Mrs. Mary Hyde ... bur.
" Nov. 21. Edward Lloyd & Elenor Silk, banns ... mar.
1779, Jan. 12. Saml. Cleeton ... bur.
" Jan. [?]. Sophia, d. of William Powel & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Francis. s. of Geo. Williams & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Mary, d. of Wilm. Richard & Sarah ... bap.
" Apr. 5. Willm. Goff ... bur.
" Apr. 6. [blank], s. of Richd. Amis & Sarah ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Saml., s. of Eliz. Roberts ... bap.
" Apr. 18. Eliz., d. of Tho. Harper & Hannah ... bap.
" Apr. 25. James Ridley, fidlers grandsont ... bap.
" May 9. Sarah, d. of Jno. Gitton & Ann ... bap.
" May 10. Elizth., d. of Richd. Goff & Mary ... bap.
" May 23. Alue [sic]. d. of Jno. Glazbrook & Sarah ... bap.
" May [?]. Drusilla, d. of Thos. Harper & Mary ... bap.
" June 6. Jno., s. of Jno. Morris & Sarah ... bap.
" June 6. Hannah, d. of Ann Harden ... bap.
" June 13. [blank], s. of Willm. Brekwell & Mary ... bap.
" June 13. Eleanor, d. of Benjn. Palmer & Eleanor ... bap.
" June 27. Mary, d. of Thos. Caldwel & Mary ... bap.
" June 27. Ann, d. of Jno. Penny & Susannah ... bap.
" June 27. Mary, d. of Thos. Powel & Ann ... bap.
" July 17. Elizth. Hughes ... bur.
" July 24. Josepth [sic], s. of Jno. Davison & Eliz. ... bap.
" Aug. 11. Willm. Garbet's Child ... bur.
" Aug. 15. Margery, d. of Richd. Hamonds & Martha ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Sarah Farr ... bur.
" Sep. 4. Elizth., d. of Benjn. Breakwell & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Charles, s. of Charles Beriton & Hannah ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Sarah, d. of Jno. Edwards & Elizth. ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Eliz., d. of Richd. Hyde & Pagee ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Rosana, d. of Thos. Cranage & Eleanor ... bap.
" Dec. 17. John Hale, Esqre. ... bur.
1780, Jan. 20. Richd. Waddington ... bur.
" Jan. 21. Jno. Morris ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Jno. Goff ... bur.
" Feb. 1. Ann, d. of Richd. Wall & Ann ... bap.


* Miss Mary Hyde was the last of the Hydes of Hopton Court, which she sold in 1756.
+ Added in another hand.

58 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1780

1780, Feb. 18. Richd., s. of Willm. Lawly & Sarah ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Ann, d. of Jno. Raynolds & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Edwd., s. of Thos. Hedington & Rachel ... bap.
" Feb. 22. James, s. of Willm. Thacker & Martha ... bap.
" Apr. 1. [blank], s. of Edwd. Hyde & Margaret ... bap.
" Apr. 9. Mary, d. of Sarah Griffits ... bap.
" Apr. 30. Benn., s. of Benme. Street & Mary ... bap.
" May 14. Sarah, d. of Jno Edwards & Eliz. ... bap.
" May 15. Sarah Morris ... bur.
" May 27. Thos. Goff & Ann Glazard ... mar.
" May 28. Thos., s. of Thos. Morris & Ann ... bap.
" June 25. Hannah, d. of Thos. Penny & Eliz. ... bap.
" July 2. Willm. Tippe1 & Elizth. Hyde, banns ... mar.
" July 10. Eliz., d. of Thos. Harper & Mary ... bap.
" July 10. Sarah, d. of John Powel & Ann ... bap.
" [no date]. Margaret, d. of Charles Pirkins & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 16. Benjamin, s. of Ed. Butcher & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Arymaria, d. of Jno. Penny & Susan ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Mary, d. of William Breakwell & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 10. Jno., s. of Jno. Roden & Elizth. ... bap.
" Sep. 24. Hannah Price ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Mary, d. of Ed. Lloyd & Elenor ... bap.
" Oct. 29. Sarah, d. of Samuel Hedington & Hanah ... bap.
" Oct. 29. Jemima, d. of Ann Grove ... bap.
" Nov. 2. Hannah Heddington ... bur.
" Nov. 5. Benm., s. of George Mantle & Ann ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Thos.. s. of Thos. Harracks & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Mary Corser ... bur.
" Dec. 1. Jno. Farr ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Jno. Tims & Margaret Miles, banns ... mar.
" Dec. 24. Willm., s. of Willm. Mannering & Mary ... bap.
1781, Feb. 28. Sarah, d. of Benm. Hedington & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Elizth., d. of Thos. Goff & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Tryphenea, d. of Willm. Powel & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Richd., s. of Richd. Wadely & Rebecca ... bap.
" Mar. 30. [btank], d. of Edd. Richards & Joyce ... bap.
" Apr. 16. Lucy, d. of Richd. Amis & Sarah ... bap.
" Apr. 17. Joseph & Joshua, sons of Jno. Longmore & Elizth. ... bap.

1782 Hopton Wafers. 59

1781, Apr. 22. George, s. of Thos. Wheelwright & [blank] ... bap.
" May 5. Edmund Price ... bur.
" May 6. Mary, d. of Willm. Breckwell & Mary ... bap.
" May 25. [blank], d. of Edwd. Grateley & Mary ... bap.
" June 3. Elizth., d. of Thos. Butcher & Elizth. bap.
" June 3. Nancy, d. of Jno. Reynolds & Ann ... bap.
" June 10. Benjamin, s. of Jno. Whityslough & Margaret ... bap.
" June 24. Theodotiah, d. of Jno. Tims & Margaret ... bap.
" July 14. Katerine, d. of Jno. Sheward & Elizth. bap.
" July 22. Thos. Tyler ... bur.
" July 31. Luke Price ... bur.
" Aug. 16. Joseph Elvis & Ann Bishop, banns ... mar.
" Nov. 4. Jonnathan Cox ... bur.
" Nov. 4. [blank], s. of Richd. Burges & Sarah ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Mary, d. of Jno. Gittons & Ann ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Thomas, s. of Willm. Smith & Susan ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Ann Griffits ... bur.
" Dec. 26. [blank] of Jno. Davis & Elizth. ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Jno. Williams & Eliz. Bishop ... mar.
" Dec. 28. Thos. Charles & Sarah Careloss ... mar.
" Dec. 30. Susan, d. of Jno. Penmey & Susan ... bap.
" Dec. 30. Susan, d. of Jno. Penny & Susan ... bap.
" Dec. 30. Elizth., d. of Thos. Cauldwel & Mary ... bap.
1782, Jan. 5. Thos., s. of Thos. Powel &Ann ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Jane Cleeton ... bur.
" Feb. 24. Willm., s. of Richd. Miles & Frances ... Bap.
" Mar. 3. William Gardner ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Richd. Catstree ... bur.
" Mar. 28. Elizth. Williams ... bur.
" Apr. 1. Wm.. s. of Thos. Penny & Eliz. ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Elenor, d. of Eliz. Morris ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Richd., s. of Richd. Hyde & Pagee ... bap.
" Apr. 7. Susana, d. of Elizth. Harper ... bap.
" Apr. 11. Sarah, d. of Wm. Thacher & Martha ... bap.
" May 1. Richd. Roberts ... bur.
" May 11. Elizth. Silk, d. of Edwd. Lloyd & Elenor ... bap.
" May 14. George Morris ... bur.

60 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1782

1782, May 26. Saml. Brown ... bur.
" May [?]. John, s. of Francis Page & Margaret ... bap.
" June 30. Hannah, d. of Thos. Harper & Hanah ... bap.
" June 30. Hanah, d. of Hanah Jones ... bap.
" July 23. John Brown ... bur.
" July 28. Sarah, d. of Wm. Powell & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. [?]. Ami, d. of Saml. Price & Jane ... bap.
" Aug. 15. Lyda Sheward ... bur.
" Aug. 18. John, s. of Mary Pooton ... bap.
" Sep. 15. Margaret Price ... bur.
" Sep. 30. Arter Miles ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Willm., s. of William Breckell & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 6. Eliz. Hyde ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Ben. Richards ... bur.
" Nov. 13. James Hyde ... bur.
" Dec. [?]. Thos., s. of Wm. Powell & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Edwd. & Ann, s. & d. of Joseph Landers & Rachel ... bap.
1783, Jan. 2. Eliz. Bishop, d. of Joseph Elves & Ann ... bap.
" Jan. 12. John, s. of John Adams & Eliz. ... bap.
" Jan. 25. Eliz., d. of Richd. Hammans & Martha ... bap.
" Feb. 9. John Gofe ... bur.
" Feb. 18. Ann, d. of Charles Purkins & Ann ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Thos. Powel ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Ann Corfield ... bur.
" Mar. 19. Thos. Watmore ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Wm., s. of Thos. Butcher & Eliz. ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Hannah, d. of Ben Street & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 22. James, s. of John Timbs & Margat. ... bap.
" June 9. Druscila, d. of Thos. Harper & Mary ... bap.
" June 9. Ann, d. of Wm. Wilden & Mary ... bap.
" June 26. William Nott & Sarah Griffiths, banns ... mar.
" July 13. James, s. of Thos. Yearington & Rachel ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Wm., s. of Wm. Smith & Shusana ... bap.
" Aug. 24. John, s. of John Wadley & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 31. James, s. of James Wenlock & Sarah ... bap.
" Sep. 14. William, s. of Samuel Lane & Sarah ... bap.
" Oct. 5. John, s. of John & Susanna Bytheway, a pauper ... bap.

1784] Hopton Wafers. 61

1783, Oct. 5. Thomas & Mary, twins, s. & d. of Samuel & Sarah Butcher, a pauper ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Susanna, d. of Edward Hyde & Margaret ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Jane, d. of Edwd. & Anne Butcher ... bap.
" Nov. 2. George, s. of Richard & Frances Miles ... bap.
" Nov. 7. William Hammonds ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Marget. Garbit ... bur.
" Nov. 26. James Powel ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Mary Bayless ... bur.
" Dec. 11. Elizabeth Tyler ... bur.
1784, Jan. 1. Benjamin, s. of John Reynolds & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 11. William Richards, pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Thomas Powel ... bur.
" Feb. 22. Mary Price, d. of Richard Price & Rachel ... bur.
" Apr. 26. William Preece & Eliz. Preece, banns ... mar.

[This closes the Entries. On remaining pages are the following Marriages in full, with signatures.]

1768, Apr. 21. Thos. Hynton & Hannah Wright, banns ... mar.
" Sep. 17. Richard Salmon & Mary Gardner, banns ... mar.
*1771, Feb. 27. William Lawley & Sarah Pugh, lic. ... mar.
[no date] [really 1765, July 18]. Edward Richards & Joyce Evans, banns ... mar.
1767, Mar. 9. William Jenkin & Winfred Andrews, banns ... mar.

[These Marriages all appear in the previous Entries, except the first.]

VOLUME II.

[On fly leaf.]

A REGISTER OF ALL BAPTISMS & BURIALS IN THE PARISH OF
HOPTON WAFERS IN THE COUNTY OF SALOP,
BEGINNING 14 JULY 1783.
ED. WHITEHURST, Rector.

BAPTISMS.

1783, Aug. 10. William, s. of William Smith & Susanna.
" Aug. 24. John, s. of John Wadeley & Mary.
" Aug. 31. James, s. of James Wenlock & Sarah.

* February 26th. in register.

62 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1783

1783 Sep. 14. William, s. of Samuel Lane & Sarah.
[Tax commenced.]
" Oct. 5. John, s. of John Bytheway & Susanna, pr.
" Oct. 5. Thomas & Mary, s. & d. of Samuel Butcher & Sarah, pr.
" Oct. 12. Susanna, d. of Edward Hyde & Margaret.
" Oct. 19. Jane, d. of Edward Butcher & Anne.
" Nov. 2. George, s. of Richd. Miles & Frances.
1784, Jan. 4. Benjamin, s. of John Reynolds & Mary.
" June 6. Mary Preece, d. of Mary Preece, a natural child; b. May 27.
" June 13. Anne Careless, d. of John Careless & Sarah; b. Dec. 11, 1783.
" July 29. Samuel, s. of George & Sarah Blakeway; b. July 17.
" Aug. 8. Thos., s. of Wm. Garbet & Jane; b. July 21.
" Aug. 22. John, s. of Wm. Wilden & Mary; b. June 22.
" Sep. 21. Anne, d. of John Burgess & Sarah; b. Sep. 12.
" Oct. 14. John, s. of John Davison & Elizabeth; b. Oct. 10.
+" [no date]. Jane, d. of [blank] Preece & [blank]; b. Nov. 28.
1785, Feb. 27. John, s. of Thos. Penny & Elizabeth.
" Feb. 27. Martha, d. of John Reynolds & Ann.
" Feb. 27. Thomas s. of Thomas Goff & Ann.
" Feb. 27. Margaret, d. of Benjamin Yarington & Mary.

[All entries up to here are signed EDWD. WHITEHURST.]

" Mar. 6. William, s. of William Breakwell & Mary. [No signature.]
" Mar. 13. Mirah, d. of Wm. Griffiths & Anne. By EDWD. WHITEHURST.
" Apr. 26. William, s. of William & Elizabeth Preece; b. Ap. 24. By THOMAS MORGAN.

[In Margin:] This name was omitted by Mr. Whitehurst & registered by T. Morgan from a Bible
in the Possession of Wm. Preece. [Thomas Morgan was Curate 1793 7. There are here in the
Register six blank entries, in the first of which the above is entered; there seems no cause for the blank.]


Where a dagger (+) is prefixed, the words "Pd. tax." are written in
the margin.
The entries with a double dagger ($) have the words "No Tax pd.".
"Pr." (pauper implies that the Tax was not paid.
N.B. - The signatures are those of the persons who register.

1786] Hopton Wafers. 63

1785, Apr. 23. Mary, d. of Curteis Hale, Esqre., & Mary; b. Apr. 16. ANDREW PERROTT, Clerk.
" May 22. James, s. of Richard Hyde & Martha; b. Apr. 26.
" May 22. Thomas, s. of Richard & Anne Biggs; b. May 15.
" July 31. Thomas, s. of Thomas Caldwell & Mary; b. July 21.
" Aug. 28. John, s. of William & Mary Powel; b. June 4.
" Sep. 10. Maly Anne, d. of Edward Whitehurst & Mary; b. Aug. 5.
" Oct. 2. Richard, s. of William & Mary Maund; b. Sep. 22.
" Oct. 2. Thomas, s. of Thos. Butcher & Elizabeth; b. June 10.
" Oct. 2. Elizabeth, d. of William Smith & Shusanna; b. Sep. 17.
" Oct. 16. Richard, s. of Richard Miles & Frances; b. Sep. 30.
" Nov. 18. James, s. of Edwd. Charles & Elizabeth; b. Nov. 14.
[In the above entry the word "christened," which is the printed form, is crossed out and "baptized" written.]
1785, [no date]. Benjamin, s. of Samuel Butcher & Sarah, pr.; b. Nov. 20.
+" Dec. 27. Sarah, d. of Richard Crudgington & Sarah; b. May 23.
1786, Jan. 4. William, s. of William Wilden & Mary; b. Dec. 11, 1785.
" Feb. 5. Margaret, d. of John Jefferies & Mary; b. Jan. 18.
" Feb. 5. Samuel, s. of Samuel Lane & Sarah; b. Jan. 20.
" Feb. 19. Hannah, d. of John Gittins & Anne; b. Feb. 17.
" May 14. James, s. of John Wadley & Mary; b. Mar. 2.
" May 28. Dorithy, d. of Edwd. Garbet & Hannah; b. Apr. 10.
" June 4. James, s. of Richd. Biggs & Anne; b. May 26.

64 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1786

1786, July 23. Richard, s. of Richard Palmer & Susanna; b. July 15.
" Aug. 12. Henry Curteis. s. of Curteis Hale, Esqre., & Mary; b. June 4.
" Sep., 27. John, s. of Milred Williams, pr.; b. Sep. 8.
+" Sep. 20. Edward, s. of James Wenlock & Sarah; b. Sep. 17.
" Oct. 8. Thomas Ward, s. of George Reynolds & Mary; b. Sep. 4.
" Oct. 8. James, s. of Charles Perkins & Anne; b. Sep. 6.
" Oct. 22. Sarah Preece, d. of Samuel Preece & Jane; b. Oct. 8.
" Oct. 29. Thomas Lewis, s. of Thos. & Easter Lewis; b. July 25.
" Oct. 28. Sarah Pugh, d. of Thos. Pugh & Mary; b. Oct. 27.
" Dec. 3. John Burgeis, s. of John Bureis & Sarah; b. Nov. 29.
" Dec. 3. Anne Morris, d. of Edwd. Morris & Anne; b. Oct. 15.
" Dec. 10. Thomas Harris, s. of Thomas Harris & Mary; b. Nov. 4.
" Dec. 24. Letticea Harding, d. of Ann Harding, a natural child, pr; b. Dec. 7.
1787, Mar. 18. George, s. of George Blakeway & Sarah; b. Feb. 7.
" Mar. 18. George, s. of George Blakeway & Sarah; b. Feb. 7.
" Mar. 18. John, s. of John Morris & Sarah; b. Dec. 24, 1786.
" Apr. 8. William, s. of John Wittingslow & Margaret; b. March 28.
" Apr. 15. Samuel, s. Of William Maund & Mary; b. March 13.
" Apr. 11. James, s. of John Tims & Margt.; b. Apr. 20.
" May 6. Edwd., s. of William & Elizabeth Preece; b. May 1.
" May 20. Elizabeth, d. of William Whitefoote & Eliz.; b. May 4.

1788] Hopton Wafers. 65

1787, May 27. John & Edward, sons of Thos. Butcher & Elizabeth; b. Jan. 27.
" May 27. John, s. of John Careless & Sarah; b. Feb. 4.
" June 3. Mary Smith, d. of William Smith & Susanna; b. May 27.
" June 10. Nancy Haycocks, d. of Sarah Haycocks; b. June 7.
" June 17. Anne Butcher, d. of Samuel Butcher & Sarah, pr.; b. June 3.
" July 8. John Breakwell alias Cotton, s. of William & Mary Breakwell alias Cotton; b. Apr. 2.
+" July 22. William Williams, s. of Thomas & Martha Williams; b. June 16.
" Aug. 12. Samuel Charles, s. of Thomas & Anne Charles; b. Aug. S.
" Nov. 25. Rachael Potter, d. of Hannah Potter, a bastard, pr; b. Sept. 4.
" Nov. 25. Edward Reynolds, s. of John & Anne Reynolds; b. Sept. 28th.
" Nov. 25. Anne Penny, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Penny; b. Nov. 5.
" Dec. 2. Hannah Wattmore, d. of Elenor Watmore, a bastard; b. Oct. 10.
" Dec. 2. Hannah Street, d. of Benjn. Street & Mary, pr.; b. Oct. 11, 1786.
" Dec. 23. Samuel Pew, s. of Thos. & Mary Pugh; b. Sep. 14. By CHARLES PERKINS.
1788, Jan. 6. Mary Crudgington, d. of Richd. & Mary Crudgington; b. Oct. 17.
" Jan. 6. Mary Reynolds, d. of George & Mary Reynolds; b. Nov. 23.
" Jan. 13. John Jefferies, s. of John & Mary Jefferis; b. Dec. 19.
" Feb. 17. Lidea Yapp, d. of Thomas & Sarah Yapp; b. Jan. 12.
" Feb. 24. James Gittins. s. of John & Anne Gittins; b. Feb. 23.
" Mar. 2. Mary Charles, d. of Edwd. & Eliz. Charles; b. Sep. 2, 1787.

66 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1788

1788, Apr. 13. Mary Balkeway, d. of Thos. & Jane Blakeway; b. Feb. 3.
" Apr. 13. Elizabeth Breakwell, d. of William & Mary Breakwell; b. Apr. 4.
" May 28. Tryphosa, d. of William Powel & Mary; b. May 3.
" June 1. Thomas Brown, s. of William & Anne Brown; b. Apr. 22.
" July 6. James Roden, s. of John Roden & Eliz.; b. June 25.
+" July 27. Francis Shepard, s. of Walter & Anne Shephard; b. July 11.
" Oct. 4. James Johnstone, s. of Thomas Crane Johnstone & Sarah; b. in 1787.
" Nov. 2. Elizabeth Charles, nat. d. of Jane Charles; b. Sep. 16.
" Nov. 16. James Smith, s. of Wm. Smith & Susanna; b. Oct. 15.
" Nov. 16. William Caldwell, s. of Thos. Caldwell & Mary; b. Oct. 21.
" Nov. 30. Jane Fox, d. of Richd. Fox & Anne; b. Nov. 25.
" Dec. 25. Mary Meredith, d. of Thos. Meredith & Eliz:; b. Dec.
" Dec. 26. Samuel Miles, s. of Richd. & Frances Miles ... b. Oct. 13.
1789, Jan. 4. George Butcher, s. of Thos. & Eliz. Butcher; b. Dec. 13. [No signature.]
" Feb. 8. Anne Wenlock, d. of James Wenlock & Sarah; b. Feb. 4.
" Feb. 15. Mary Coates, d. of Thomas & Mary Coates; b. Jan. 10.
" Jan. 7. John Reynolds, s. of George Reynolds & Mary; b. Jan. 7.
" Jan. 7. George Reynolds, s. of George Reynolds & Mary; b. Jan. 7.
" Mar. 8. James Preece, s. of Samuel Preece & Jane; b. Dec. 21, 1788.
" Apr. 13. Joseph Rowley, s. of William Rowley & Sarah; b. March 13.

1790] Hopton Wafers. 67

1789, Apr. 19. Richard Maund, s. of William Maund & Mary; b. Jan. 28.
" Apr. 25. George Perkins, s. of Charles Perkins & Anne; b. March 23.
" May 31. Hannah Dudley, d. of Thomas Dudley & Sus.ana; b. Apr. 29.
" June 7. Benjamin Burges, s. of John Burges & Sarah; b. June 1.
" June 14. Mary Smith, d. of Jos. Smith & Elizabeth; b. Apr. 29.
" July 5. Sarah Blakeway, d. of George & Sarah Blakeway; b. May 24.
" Aug. 2. William Thomas, s. of Richd. & Maria Thomas; b. July 21.
" Aug. 16. Rosanna Garbet, d. of Thomas & Nancy Garbet; b. July 3.
" Aug. 16. Lydia Goff, d. of Richd. & Mary Goff, pr.; b. Aug. 7.
" Oct. 4. Mary Careless, d. of John & Sarah Careless; b. Aug. 7.
" Oct. 15. Jane Hale, d. of Curteis & Mary Hale; b. Aug. 19.
" Nov. 29. Benjamin Roden, s. of John Roden & Elizabeth; b. Nov. 8.
" Dec. 6. Mary Pugh, d. of Thomas & Mary Pugh; b. Nov. 27.
" Dec. 27. Elinor Gittins, d. of John & Anne Gittins; b. Dec. 8.
" Dec. 27. Frances Morris, d. of Edwd. Morris & Jane; b. Aug. 15.
1790, Jan. 3. Anne Breakwell, d. of William & Mary Breakwell; b. Dec. 6, 1789.
" Jan. 10. Margaret Shepard, d. of Walter Shepard & Anne; b. Jan. 4.
" Jan. 31. Thomas Coates, s. of Thomas Coates & Maly; b. Jan. 6.
" Feb. 13. James Hyde, s. of Richd. Hyde & Page; b. Jan. zo.
" Mar. 7. James Jefferis, s. of John Jefferis & Mary; b. Jan. 22.

68 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1790

1790, Apr. 4. Thomas Reynolds, s. of John Reynolds & Anne; b. Feb. 6.
" May 23. Richard Price, s. of William Price & Anne; b. May 7.
" June 6. William Brown, s. of William BrOwn & Anne; b. May 15.
" June 13. Hannah Garbet, d. of Edwd. & Hannah Garbet; b. March 9.
" July 25. Samuel Smith, s. of William Smith & Susanna; b. June 14.
" July 11. Mary Garbet, d. of Elizabeth Garbet, pr.; b. July 1.
" Aug. 1. Elizabeth Grove, d. of Mary Grove, pr.; b. July 5.
" Aug. 15. Samuel Price [attered from Preece], s. of Samuel & Jane Preece; b. July 12.
" Aug. 15. James Evans, s. of Samuel & Elizabeth Evans; b. July 29.
+" Sep. 12. Anne Crudgington, d. of Richd. & Sarah Crudgington; b. Dec. 25, 1789.
" Oct. 3. Rachel Watmore, d. Of Elenor Watmore, pr.; b. June 5.
" Oct. 10. Edward Charles. s. of Edwd. & Eliz. Charles; b. March 5.
" Nov. 21. James Careless, s. of George Careless & Jane; b. Nov. 13.
" Dec. 27. Richard Miles, s. of Richard & Frances Miles; b. Nov. 11.
1791, Jan. 2. James Rowley, s. of William & Sarah Rowley; b. Dec. 14, 1790.
" Jan. 9. Elizabeth Penny, d. of ThOmas & Eliz. Penny; b. Dec. 14, 1790.
" Mar. 6. Kesia Yarrington, d. of Anne Yerrington; b. Feb. 5.
" Apr. 17. Jane Caldwell, d. of Thos. & Mary Caldwell; b. Apr. 10.
" May 8. Ann Shepard, d. of Walter & Ann Shepard; b. Apr. 26.
" May 29. James Wilkn. Harper, s. of Hannah Harper, pr.; b. Apr. 28.

1792] Hopton Wafers. 69

+1791, Sep. 25. Richard Burgess, s. of John & Sarah Burgess; b. Sep. 17.
" Oct. 16. Richard Powel, s. of Mansel & Mary Powel; b. Sep. 16.
" Nov. 18. Catharina Sheward, d. of James & Elizabeth Sheward; b. Oct. 17.
" Nov. 20. Brilliana Gittings, d. of John & Anne Gittings; b. Nov. 11.
" Dec. 11. John Coates, s. of Thomas & Anne Coates; b. Nov. 22.
1792, Jan. 25. Hannah Mantle, d. of Thomas & Amene Mantle; b. Jan. 5.
$" Jan. 22. Thomas Breakwell, s. of William & Mary Breakwell; b. Jan. 16.
" Jan. 27. Letitia Smith, d. of William & Susanna Smith; b. Dec. 23, 1791.
" Feb. 12. Elizabeth Sheredith, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Sheredith; b. Jan. 15.
$" Mar. 12. John Goode, s. of William & Mary Goode; b. Feb. 16.
" Mar. 16. James Smith, s. of James & Elizabeth Smith; b. March 6.
" Apr. 2. Thomas Garbet, s. of Thomas & Anne Garbet; b. March 20.
$" May 27. Jane Blakeway, d. of Thomas & Jane Blakeway; b. Apr. 6.
" June 3. Charlotta, d. of William & Mary Powel; b. Apr. 22.
" June 10. Mary Blakeway, d. of George & Sarah Blakeway; ... bap. 22.
" July 15. Elizabeth Jefferis, d. of John & Mary Jefferis; b. June 11.
" Aug. 5. Lydia Garbet, d. of Edward & Hannah Garbet; b. July 21.
$" Aug. 28. Mary Perkins, d. of Charles & Anne Perkins; b. Aug. 6.
$" Aug. 12. Mary Maund, d. of Anne Maund; b. Jan. 18, 1787.
" Sep. 2. Anne Painter, d. of Edward & Phebe Painter; b. Aug. 12.

70 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1792

1792, Oct. 21. Samuel Careless, s. of John & Sarah Careless, pauper; b. May 4.
" Oct. 28. Hannah Price, d. of William & Elizabeth Preece; b. Oct 2.
" Nov. 4. John Rowley, s. of William & Sarah Rowley; b. Sep. 26.
" Nov. 18. Margaret Careless, d. of George & Jane Careless; b. Sep. 2.
" Dec. 24. Elizabeth Williams, d. of John & Frances Williams; b. Dec. 23.
" [blank] 26. Samuel Breakwell, s. of Hannah Breakwell; b. [blank] 25.
" Dec. 30. Richard Griffin. s. of William & Anne Griffin; b. Nov. 2.
" Dec. 30. Thomas Breakwel, s. of John & Jane Breakwell; b. Dec. 21.
" Dec. 30. Elizabeth Miles, d. of Richd. & Frances Miles; b. Oct. 18.
1793, Jan. 10. Matthew Hale, s. of Curteis Hale, Esqre., & Mary; b. Sep. 17.

[Entries up to this date, except those noted, are signed EDWD. WHITEHURST, Rr. He was buried Jan. 25, 1793.]

1793, Feb. 10. Mary Reynolds, d. of John Reynolds & Mary; b. Feb. 3. By WM. DEVEY.
" Feb. 24. Walter. s. of Walter & Ann Shepard; b. Feb. 2. By T. C. JOHNSTONE, Rector of Hope Bagot.
[He signs to Oct. 27 except where noted.]
" Feb. 24. William Bishop, s. of Willm. & Susannah Bishop; b. Feb. 6. By JOHN LUTEMER.
" Apr. 7. Thomas, s. of William & Mary Breakwell; b. March 8.
" Mar. 31. Martha, d. of John & Hannah Neath, pauper; b. Apr. 14, 1792.
" Apr. 14. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Eleanor Hutchinson. pr.; b. Apr. 9.
" Apr. 28. Ann, d. of Sarah Butcher; b. Apr. 15. By EDWD. BAUGH, Cur: of Bewdley Ch.
" May 5. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Butcher; b. Apr. 14.

1794] Hopton Waters. 71

1793, May 12. Susannah, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Penny; b. Apr. 29.
" July 7. Hannah, d. of Thomas & Margaret Morris; b. Dec. 15, 1792.
" July 7. John, s. of Richard & Susannah Palmer; b. June 30.
" Aug. 11. Elizabeth, d. of John & Margaret Morris; b. July 30.
+" Aug. 25. James, s. of Samuel & Ann Bowen; b. Aug. 8.
" Oct. 6. Mancell, s. of Mancell & Mary Powell; b. Aug. 4.
" Oct. 6. Rexelina, d. of John & Ann Gittins; b.. Sep. 12.
" Oct. 27. William, s. of William & [blank] Peters; b. Oct. 16.
" Nov. 17. Lydia, d. of Joseph & Elizabeth Corfield; b. Nov. 11. By THOMAS MORGAN.

[He signs to Nov. 13, 1796. The Rector who succeeded an death of Mr. Whitehurst, was
Nathaniel Cotton, apparently non resident.]

1793, Dec. 22. Patience, d. of William & Mary Blakeway; b. Dec. 18.
" Dec. 17. William, s. of Samuel & Sarah Butcher; b. Nov. 17.
1794, Jan. 19. James Harper, s. of Mary Harper; b. Jan. 17.
" Jan. 2. John Smith, s. of Wm. & Susannah Smith; b. Dec. 13, 1793.
" Feb. 23. Mary, d. of John & Sarah Burgess; b. Feb. 13.
" Mar. 9. Charles, s. of William & Mary Powell; March 3.
" Mar. 23. James, s. of Samuel & Martha West, pauper; b. March 17.
" Apr. 13. Benjamin, s. of William & Sarah Giles; p. Apr. 6.
" Apr. 19. Richard, s. of Thomas & Hannah Jones; b. March 27.
" Apr. 20. Jane, d. of Anne Clinton; b. March 5.
" May 11. Sara, d. of John & Mary Jeffrys; b. May 10.
" June 19. Anne, d. of Wm. & Eliz. Lewis; b. June 7.
" June 22. Sarah, d. of Benjamin & Susannah Nicklass; b. May 29.

72 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1794

1794, June 22. Catharine, d. of John & Anne Hooper; b. June 11.
" Sep. 14. Thomas, s. of George & Jane Careless; b. Aug. 12.
" Sep. 28. Richard, s. of Richard & Mary Jackson; b. Aug. 26.
" Oct. 12. Susannah, d. of Wm. & Susannah Bishop; b. Oct. 10.
" Oct. 12. Edward, s. of Mary Butcher, pauper; b. Oct. 5.
" Dec. 7. Richard, s. of John & Hannah Neath; b. Nov. 29.
" Dec. 7. Mary, d. of Walter & Anne Shepard; b. Nov. 28.
" Oct. 9. James, s. of George & Sarah Blakeway; b. Oct. 8.
" Dec. 21. John, s. of John & Mary Hawthorn; b. Dec. 17.
" Dec. 21. Margaret, d. of Edward & Eliz. Charles; b. Dec. 12.
" Dec. 28. John, s. of George & Rachael Apperley; b. Dec. 23.
1795, Jan. 4. William, s. of William & Mary Goode; b. Dec. 27.
" Jan. 11. John. s. of Edward & Hannah Garbet; b. Dec. 23. 1794.
" Feb. 15. Mary, d. of John & Jane Breakwell; b. Feb. 23.
" Feb. 22. Charlotte, d. of Thos. & Margaret Morris; b. Feb. 6.
" Mar. 5. Benjamin, s. of Thos. & Mary Caldwell; b. March 4.
" Mar. 8. Joshua & Jeremiah, sons of William & Sarah Rowley; b. Feb. 23.
" Mar. 8. Mary, d. of William & Anne Brown; b. Feb. 27.
" Mar. 22. Elizabeth, d. of Elizabeth Garbett; b. Mar. 8.
" Apr. 26. Arthur, s. of Richd. & Frances Miles; b. March 24.
" June 7. Thomas, s. of William & Elizabeth Prece; b. May 23.
" June 21. Thomas, s. of Robert & Mary Evans; b. June 17.

1796] Hopton Wafers. 73

1795, July 5. Elizabeth, d. of Thos. & Mary Blakeway; b. June 2.
" July 12. Richard, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Butcher; July 6.
" July 26. Benjamin, s. of William & Susanna Smith; b. July 9.
" Aug. 2. Maria, d. of Stephen & Winefred Nichols; b. July 28.
" Aug. 9. John, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Corfield; b. Aug. 9.
" Aug. 16. John, s. of Anne Stinton; b. Apr. 6.
" Aug. 16. William, s. of Richard & Anne Cleeton; b Aug. 1.
" Aug. 30. Sarah, d. of Richard & Mary Morgan; b. Aug. 25.
" Sep. 14. Edward, s. of William & Mary Breakwell; b. Aug. 31.
1796, Mar. 3. Thomas, s. of Richard & Mary Bird; b. Jan. 19.
" Mar. 13. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Garbet; b. Mar. 2.
" Apr. so. Margaret, d. of John & Sarah Carless; b. March 21.
" May 1. Mary Ann, d. of William & Ann Brown; b. Apr. 17.
" May 22. John, s. of Charles & Hannah Evans; b. May zr.
" May 29. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Mary Caudwell; b. May 21.
" June 19. Edward, s. of Joseph & Hannah Morris; b. June 1.
" July 17. Jeremi, s. of John & Mary Jeffrice; b. June 26.
" Aug. 28. Hannah, d. of George & Sarah Blakeway; b. July 24.
" Aug. 14. Sarah, d. of William & Elizabeth Lewis; b. Aug. 7.
" Aug. 28. William, s. of William & Mary Powell; b. Aug. 25.
" Aug. 28. James, s. of Sarah Burges; b. Apr. 24.
" Aug. 28. Mary. d. of James & Elizabeth Sheward; b. Aug. 28.

74 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1796

1796, Sep. 20. Martha, d. of William & Mary Page; b. Sep. 18.
" Oct. 16. William, s. of William & Sarah Giles; b. Oct. 9.
" Oct. 23. George, s. of John & Sarah Burges; b. Oct. 1.
" Oct. 30. Martha, d. of William & Martha Hartar; b. Oct. 17.
" Oct. 30. Henry, s. of Thomas & Mary Jones; b. Aug. 30.
" Nov. 6. William, s. of Ann Wadley; b. Sep. a.
" Nov. 13. Sarah, d. of James & Elizabeth Smith; b. Oct. 17.
1797, Jan. r. Susannah, d. of Henry & Jane Clifton; b. Dec. 16, 1796; r. Jan. 1, 1797 by CHAS WALCOT. [He signs to July 9.]
" Jan. 8. James, s. of William & Martha Philpot; b. Dec. 25, 1796; r. Jan. 8.
" Jan. 22. Thomas, s. of William & Susannah Bishop; b. Jan. 18.
" Feb. 19. William, s. of John & Ann Hooper; b. Feb. 9; r. Feb. 19.
" Feb. 26. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Penny; b. Jan. 26; r. Feb. 26.
" Mar. 5. William, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Meredith; b. Feb. 25.
" Mar. 19. William, s. of Edward & Eliz. Charles; b. Jan. 31; r. March 19.
" Mar. 19. John, s. of John & Ann Beard; b. March 17; r. March 19.
" Apr. 16. Benjamin Thomas, s. of [blank]; b. March 17.
" Apr. 31. Ann, d. of George & Jane Corfield; b. Apr. 28.
" May 7. William, s. of Stephen & Winifred Nichols; b. May 1.
" May 7. Robert, s. of Robert & Mary Evans; b. Apr. 7.
" May 14. Sarah, d. of William & Sarah Rowley; b. May 11.
" May 21. Sarah, d. of William & Susannah Smith; b. May 6.
" June 11. John. s. of John & Ann Gittins; b. May 13.
" June 18. John, s. of Thomas & Jane Mantle; b. June 13.

1798] Hopton Wafers. 75

1797, June 18. Mary, d. of William & Elizabeth Adams; b. June 12.
" July 9. Thomas, s. of Joseph & Eliz. Corfield; b. May 28.
" July 30. Elizabeth, d. of William & Elizabeth Preece; b. July 10; r. Dec. 24, by J. J. BAINES, Curate. [He signs to March 11. 1798.]
" Aug. 27. George, s. of John & Mary Hawthorn; b. Aug. 3; r. Dec. 24.
" Sep. 17. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Mary Charles; b. Aug. 27; r. Dec. 24.
" Sep. 24. Benjamin, s. of Richard & Frances Miles; b. Aug. 30; r. Dec. 24.
" Dec. 24. Lucy, d. of Edward & Hannah Garbett; b. Dec. 3; r. Jan. 22, 1798.
1798, Jan. 22. Hamenah, d. of Edwd. & Phoebe Painter; b. Jan. 8; r. March 11.
" Jan. 28. Rachel Garbett, d. of Elizth. Garbett; b. Jan. 12; r. March 11.
" Feb. 4. John Breckwell, s.. of John & Jane Breckwell; b. Jan. 25; r. March 11.
" Feb. 13. Sarah Beard, d. of John & Ann Beard; b. Feb. 7; r. March 11.
" Mar. 4. Elizabeth Breckwell, d. of Israel & Ann Breckwell; b. Jan. 30; r. March 11.
" Mar. 4. Ann Medlicot, d. of John & Mary Medlicott; b. Feb. 13; r. March 11.
" Mar. 18. Hannah Jeffreys, d. of John & Mary; b. Feb. 9. By NATHL. COTTON, Rector. [He signs to May 31.]
" Apr. 1. Hannah Goode, d. of William & Mary; b. March 14; r. May 31.
" Apr. 6. Sarah Burgess, d. of John & Sarah; b. March 10; r. May 31.
" May 13. Martha Butcher, d. of Thos. & Eliz.; b. Apr. 18; r. May 31.
" May 20. John Cator, s. of Thos. & Eliz.; b. May 15; r. May 31.
" June 3. Benjamin Herrington, s. of William & Sarah; b. June 3. By T. C. JOHNSTONE. [He signs to Nov. 4, 1798.]

76 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1798

1798, July 1. Sarah Morris, d. of John & Margaret; b. June 30.
" July 30. Benjamin Gough, s. of Samuel & Ann; b. May 26.
" Aug. 9. Lydia Wall d. of Mary Wall; b. Aug. 1.
" Nov. 4. Delilah Lewis. d. of Elizabeth Lewis; b. Sep. 4.
" Sep. 30. Benjamin Jones, s. of Thomas & Hannah; b. Sep. 15.
" Oct. 28. William Morris, s. of Joseph & Esther; b. Oct. 24.
" Nov. 4. Sarah Careless, d. of John & Sarah; b. Oct. 20.
1799, Jan. 6. Cathrine Breakwell, d. of Willm. & Mary; b. Dec. 25, 1798. By FRANCIS SEVERN, Assisting Curate. [He signs to May 19.]
" Jan. 13. Thomas Lambart, s. of George & Sarah; b. Jan. 3.
" Jan. 27. John Bishop, s. of William & Susannah; b. Jan. 3.
" Jan. 27. Richard Blakeway, s. of Thomas & Sarah; b. Dec. 28, 1798.
" Feb. 13. Samuel Charles, s. of Edward & Elizabeth; b. June 29, 1798.
" Mar. 3. Nancy Reynolds Giles, d. of William & Sarah; b. Feb. 21.
" Mar. 22. Thomas Charles, s. of Thomas & Mary; b. May so, 1795.
" Mar. 22. Sarah Charles, d. of Thomas & Mary; b. May 24, 1797.
" Mar. 31. Richard Smith, s. of William & Susanna; b. March 16.
" Apr. 14. Thomas Bird, s. of Ann Bird; b. Apr. 21, 1798.
" Apr. 28. Thomas Aberley, s. of Francis & Rachel; b. Jan. 22, 1798.
" Apr. 28. Thomas Cleeton, s. of Richard & Ann; b. March 21.
" May 19. Elizabeth Beard, d. of John & Ann; b. Feb. 23.
" June 16. John Brown, s. of William & Ann; b. Apr. 9. By W. MORGAN. [He signs to Sep. 23.]
" June 23. Mary Wall, d. of John & Ann; b. Apr. 1.

1800] Hopton Wafers. 77

1799, July 7. Mary Evans, d. of Robert & Mary; b. July 4.
" July 28. Thomas Maund, s. of Sarah Maund; b. June 20.
" Aug. 11. Lucy Maria, d. of Johme & Mary Jeffries; b. July 18.
" Sep. 15. Thomas Davies, s. of Josheph & Elizabeth, Cleobury Mortimer; b. Sep. 9.
" Sep. 23. Thomas Miles, s. of Richard & Frances; b. Sep. 1.
" Oct. 6. Thomas Lewis, p. Cleobury Mortimer, s. of Wm. & Eliz.; b. Sep. 28.; r. Nov. 18, by NATHL. COTTON, Rector. [He signs to Nov. 18.]
" Oct. 6. Frances Butcher, d. of Andrew & Jane; b. Sep. 21; r. Nov. 10.
" Oct. 6. Joseph Corfield, s. of Joseph & Eliz.; b. Oct. 5; r. Nov. 18.
" Oct. 20. Cornelius Richards. of Cleobury p., s. of Wm. & Lydia; b. Sep. 28; r. Nov. 18.
" Oct. 20. Mary Ann Hyde, d. of John & Martha; b. Oct. 13; r. Nov. 18.
" Nov. 10. William Rowley, p. Corley, s. of Wm. & Sarah; b. Oct. 29; r. Nov. 18.
1800, Jan. 5. Thomas, s. of James & Ann Wenlock; b. Sep. 29, 1799; r. Apr. 16, by JOHN TEDSTILL. [He signs to Apr. 16.]
" Jan. 5. Richard, s, of John & Ann Hooper; b. Dec. 29, 1799; r. Apr. 16.
" Jan. 26. Ann, d. of Thomas & Mary Caldwell; b. Jan. 19; r. Apr. 16.
" Feb. 2. William, s. of Richard & Sarah Bird; b. Jan. 24; r. Apr. 16.
" Feb. 23. Cornelius. s. of Jasper & Frances Neath. p. Cleoby.; b. Feb. 3; r. Apr. 16.
" Mar. 12. William, s. of Sarah Headington; b. Feb. 28; r. Apr. 16.
" Mar. 16. William, s. of John & Elizabeth Charles, p. Cleoby.; b. March 2; r. Apr. 16.
" Apr. 13. William. s. of William Theodosia Nicklass; b. March 29; r. by HENRY DANNETT, Curate [He signs to May 25. 1806.]

78 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1800

1800, Apr. 17. Edward, s. of Edward & Phebe Painter; b. Apr. 6.
[Note in margin:] When I came into this Parish in July 1800 this was given me to enter; but I afterwards found that the child had been now only privately baptized, v. next page. H. DANNETT. [See Oct. 19.]
1800, May 18. Hannah, d. of William & Elizabeth Adams, p. Cleobury; b. May 10.
" May 18. John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Butcher; b. May 3.
" June 22. Richard, s. of John & Mary Alman, p. Cleobury; b. March 13.
" July 20. William, s. of Elizabeth Whellar; b. July 5.
" Oct. 19. Edward, s. of Edward & Phebe Painter; b. Apr. 6. [See Apr. 17.]
" Oct. 19. Joseph, s. of John & Elizabeth Fennel, p. Corley; b. Oct. 3.
" Oct. 19. William, s. of John & Mary Jones; b. Oct. 25th [year not given].
" Oct. 19. Mary, d. of John & Mary Jones; b. Sep. 11.
" Nov. 13. Sarah, d. of John & Sarah Price; b. Nov. 6, 1799.
1801, Jan. 11. Mary Tedstill, d. of John & Mary Tedstill; Dec. 21, 1800.
" Dec. 28. Elizabeth, d. of John & Elizabeth Lucas; b. Dec. 25, 1800.
" Jan. 11. Hannah Hawthorn, d. of John & Mary Hawthorn; b. Jan. 15, 1800.
" Mar. 29. Benjamin & Joseph, sons of John & Mary Medlicott; b. March 22.
" Mar. 29. James, s. of William & Ann Brown; b. Mar. 15.
" Apr. 26. Luke, s. of William & Elizabeth Price; b. Apr. 6.
" June 7. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Caldwell; b. May 24.
" June 14. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizth. Butcher; b. May 31.
" Aug. 9. Ann, d. of Richard & Ann Cleeton; b. July 70.
" Aug. 30. Martha, d. of John & Martha Hyde; b. Aug. 17.

1803] Hopton Wafers. 79

1801, Aug. 30. Harriet d. of William & Mary Hyde; b. Aug. 23.
" Sep. 6. Sarah, d. of James & Anne Wenlock; b. Aug. 24.
" Sep. 20. Hannah, d. of John & Sarah Careless; b. Sep. 6.
" Oct. 4. Maria, d. of Benjamin & Theodosia Nicklass; b. Sep. 25.
" Nov. 28. Edward, s. of Thomas & Anne Humphries; b. Oct. 30.
" Nov. 22. Jane, d. of John & Mary Davies; b. Nov. 6.
" Dec. 13. John, s. of James & Elizabeth Smith; b. Nov. 11.
1802, Jan. 3. Anne, d. of Henry & Mary Dannett; b. Aug. 11.
" Mar. 21. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Tedstill; b. Feb. 25.
" Mar. 14. James, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Corfield; b. Nov. 18, 1801.
" Apr. 4. Elizabeth, d. of William & Susan Bishop.
" May 16. Priscilla, d. of William & Elizabeth Taylor; b. May 2.
" May 23. William, s. of William & Sarah Giles; b. May 9.
" May 23. Joseph, s. of John & Mary Jefferies; b. Apr. 22.
" Aug. 22. John, s. of Walter &Ann Shephard; b. Aug. 6.
" Aug. 22. Ann, d. of Benjamin & Margt. Street; b. Aug. 16.
" Oct. 17. Mary, d. of John & Ann Beard; b. Aug. 10, 1800.
" Oct. 17. Martha, d. of John & Ann Beard; b. Sep. 4.
" Sep. 19. Letitia, d. of Andrew & Jane Butcher; b. July 20.
" Dec. 12. Charlotte, d. of Thos. & Ann Jones; b. Nov. 25.
" Dec. 26. Mary, d. of John & Mary Lucas; b. Dec. 22.
" Dec. 26. Jane, d. of John & Jane Breakwell; b. Dec. 12.
1803, Jan. 16. John, s. of Luke & Mary Stokes; b. Dec. 31.
[in space at bottom of page:]
Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Bluck, was born March 19, 1802,
& christened June 6, 1802; registered by me, H. DANNETT, Minr.

80 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1803

1803, Feb. 6. Sarah, d. of William & Mary Hyde; b. Dec. 2, 1802.
" Apr. 17. Elizabeth, d. of John & Ann Hooper; b. Apr. 2.
" Apr. 24. Margaret, d. of William & Sarah Thatcher; b. Apr. 15.
" May 15. Mary Ann, d. of Martin & Elizabeth Pope; b. March 24.
" May 22. Margaret, d. of Joseph & Elizabeth Tench; b. May 16.
" May 29. John, s. of William & Leah Turner; b. May 12.
" June 19. Hannah, d. of William & Mary Davies, b. Apr. 12.
" June 19. Sarah, d. of Samuel & Ann Gough; b. June 11.
" July 24. Mary, d. of John & Mary Alman; b. June 9.
" Aug. 7. Richard, s. of Richard & Ann Cleaton; b. Jan. 13.
" Aug. 7. James, s. of Samuel & Margt. Grately; b. July 29.
" Aug. 7. William, s. of William & Martha Philpot; b. July 12.
" Mar. 20. Mary, d. of John & Martha Thatcher; b. Feb. 20.
" Oct. 3. Martha, d. of Richard & Elizth. Phasey; b. June 5.
" Nov. 6. John, s. of John & Martha Hyde; b. Oct. 20.
" Dec. 11. Thomas, s. of John & Elizth. Tedstill; b. Nov. 24.
" Dec. 4. William, s. of Benjamin & Margaret Street; b. Nov. 26.
1804. Feb. 20. Mary Ann Boode, d. of Henry & Mary Dannett; b. May 3, 1803.
" Apr. 1. Hannah, d. of Thos. & Elizabeth Butcher; b. March 20.
" Apr. 29. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Hyde; b. Apr. 21.
" June 24. George, s. of Joseph & Elizth. Corfield; b. Apr. r.
" July 7. George, s. of Edward & Phebe Painter; b. March 7, 1823.
" July 7. Mary, d. of William & Susan Bishop; b. June 30.

1805] Hopton Wafers. 81

1804, Sep. 2. Elizabeth, d. of John & Elizabeth Caldwell; b. Aug. 27.
" Sep. 16. Mary, d. of William & Mary Hyde; b. Aug. 29.
" Sep. 30. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Humphreys; b. Sep. 24.
" Oct. 7. Hannah, d. of John & Jane Breakwell; b. Oct. 2.
" June 10. John, s. of William & Elizth. Taylor; b. May 15.
" Dec. 30. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Lucas; b. Dec. 27.
" Apr. 24. Anme, d. of Thomas & Mary Bluck; b. Apr. 12.
[Na signature, same hand.]
1805, Mar. 3. Ann, d. of William & Leah Turner; b. Feb. 28.
" Mar. 8. Benjamin, s. of John & Sarah Careless; b. Feb. 15.
" Mar. 31. Edward, s. of Thomas & Ann Jones; b. March 16.
" Apr. 21. Susannah, d. of John & Mary Hawthorn; b. Apr. 14.
" Apr. 21. Mary, d. of Francis & Rachel Abberley; b. Apr. 12.
" June 23. Mary, d. of John & Mary Davis; b. June 9.
" June 16. George, s. of Thomas & Mary Mantle; b. Jan. 22.
" May 26. William, s. of John & Elizabeth Tedstill; b. May 10.
" May 5. Eleanor, d. of Joseph & Hannah Cadstry; b. Nov. 18, 1804.
" June 16. Thomas, s. of William & Sarah Thatcher; b. June 16.
" May 12. George. s. of Richd. & Ann Cleaton; b. Dec. 18, 1804.
" Aug. 18. Ann, d. of William & Mary Blakeway; h. Aug. 2.
" Aug. 18. Sarah, d. of John & Martha Hyde; b. Aug. 13.

82 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1805

1805. Sep. 1. Henry, s. of Thomas & Mary Hyde; b. Jan. 15.
[In margin:] These are not the true names of the Parents - see below - THOS. BOWDLER.
[At bottom of page:]
Henry, s. of John & Maria Hyde, was born 15 Jany. & christened 1st Sep., 1805; registered 8 Dec., 1806, by me, THOS. BOWDLER, Rector.
1805, Sep. 2. Catherine, d. of Joseph & Elizabeth Corfield; b. June 3.
" Aug. 18. Martha, d. of John & Martha Thatcher; b. Aug. 4.
" Sep. 8. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin & Margaret Street; b. Sep. 1.
" Sep. 22. John, s. of William & Mary Davis; b. Sep. 7.
" Oct. 27. Ann, d. of William & Mary Maund; b. Oct. 2.
" Oct. 27. Jemima, d. of John & Mary Thomas; b. Oct. 20.
" Oct. 20. Samuel, s. of John & Mary Reynolds; b. Oct. 17.
" Dec. 29. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Wyer; b. Oct. 4.
" Aug. 7. Elizabeth, d. of Henry & Mary Dannett; b. Feb. 15.
1806, May 18. William, s. of William & Elizabeth Taylor; b. Apr. 23.
" May 25. John, s. of John Cawdell & Elizabeth; b. May 12.
" May 25. Ann. d. of William & Susan Bishop; b. May 21.
" June 8. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph & Elizabeth Tench; b. May 19.
[No signature to this and following entries to July 27. Different hand].
1806, June 8. Samuel Cleaton, s. of Richard & Ann; b. May 29.
" July 6. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Collins; b. June 17.
" July 20. George, s. of George & Shusannah Thorne; b. Jun 26.
" July 27. Thos., s. of Henry & Elizabeth Pots; b. May 25.

1807] Hopton Wafers. 83

[In margin:] The name of this Child is registerd incorrect, the right name is Edward. See annexed paper.
[The paper referred to is pasted in the Register here.]

[On one side is:] A Certificate of Register of Thomas, s. of Henry & Elizabeth Potts, bapt. Sep. 30, 1804,
from Register of Cleobury Mortimer. Signed W. BIDMEADE, Curate.

[On the other side:] "The alteration made in the Register of
"Edward instead of Thomas, son of Henry & Elizabeth
"Potts we believe to have been formerly registered incorrect
"by the Copy of Cleobury register on the other side, it
"appears Thomas was born in the year 1804, who was
"afterwards bound apprentice to Thomas Botfield, Esqre.,
"to the paper trade, & who died & was buried June 25,
"1820, in this parish & the eldest son now surviving is
"Edward whom the father states as being born May 25,
"1806, & John Hyde paper maker states that he perfectly
"recollects the two Children Thomas & Edward & that
"Thomas died but that Edward is still alive to the best
"of his knowledge."

* CHAS. WALCOT, Rector.
Churchwardens [no signatures].

1806, July 27. Edward, s. of Edward & Ann Morris; b. July 8.
" Sep. 28. William, s. of John & Elizabeth Lucas; b. Sep. 27. By THOS. BOWDLER, Rector. [He signs to Oct. 6, 1811.]
" Oct. 5. George, s. of William & Martha Philpot; b. Sep. 4.
" Oct. 5. William, s. of John & Jane Breakwell; b. Sep. 25.
" Nov. 23. Maria, d. of John & Maria Hyde; b. Nov. 14.
" Dec. 7. Elizabeth, d. of Andrew & Jane Butcher; b. Nov. 19.
" Dec. 7. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Tedstill; b. Dec. 2.
" Dec. 7. Richard, s. of John & Elizabeth Tedstill; b. Dec. 2.
" Dec. 14. Margaret, d. of John & Margaret Hearington; b. Nov. 8.
1807, Feb. 8. Samuel, s. of Samuel & Mary Soden; b. Jan. 13.
" Mar. 22. William, s. of William & Leah Turner; r. March 27; b. March 16.


* Nephew of the Chas. Walcot who signs in 1797.

84 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1807

1807, Mar. 27. Hannah, d. of William & Ann Maund; r. March 27; b. March 9.
" Mar. 29. Frances, d. of Thomas & Mary Bluck; r. March 30; b. March 20.
" Apr. 19. Stephen, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Green; r. Apr. 28; b. Feb. 24.
" Apr. 26. Elizabeth, d. of Wiliam & Mary Hyde; r. Apr. 29; b. Apr. 3.
" May 10. Lucy, d. of John & Martha Hyde; r. May 11; b. Apr. 25.
" June 21. Edward, s. of John & Ann Beard; r. June 22; b. May 26.
" June 28. Elizabeth, d. of John & Elizabeth Wyer; 1. June 29; b. June 5.
" Aug. 9. Mary Ann, d. of William & Mary Penny; r. Aug. 9; b. Aug. 9.
1808, Jan. 31. James, s. of William & Sarah Thatcher; r. Jan. 31; b. Jan. 27.
" Feb. 7. John, s. of John & Martha Thatcher; r. Apr. 11; b. Jan. 29.
" Feb. 14. Drusilla, d. of John & Maria Hyde; r. Apr. 11; b. Feb. 7.
" Apr. 10. Mary, d. of Benj. & Margaret Street; r. Apr. 11; b. Apr. 6.
" Apr. 17. Sarah, d. of Samuel & Sarah Bowen; r. Apr. 17; b. Apr. 14
" May 1. James, s. of Henry & Elizabeth Pots; r. May 1; b. Apr. 26.
" May 1. George, s. of Joseph & Hannah Catstry; r. May 1; b. Apr. 26.
" May 1. Jane, d. Of John & Elizabeth Caldwell; r. May r; b. Apr. 27.
" May 1. James, s. of John & Jane Breakwell; r. May 1; b. Apr. 11.
" May 22. Benjamin, s. of John & Elizabeth Tedstill; b. May 18.
" June 12. Lucilla, d. of William & Susan Bishop; r. June 12; b. June 11.
" June 19. William, s. of John & Margaret Hearington; r. June 19; b. June 4.

1809] Hopton Wafers. 85

1808, June 26. Jane, d. of Francis & Rachel Abberley; r. June 26; b. June 1.
" July 10. Hannah, d. of Thomas & Dorothy Burgess; r. July ro; b. June 23.
" July 17. Phoebe, d. of Thomas & Phoebe Bowdler; r. July 17; b. July I.
" July 17. Mary, d. of Rice & Mary Evans; r. Aug. 7; b. Apr. 18.
" July 17. Mary, d. of Rice & Mary Evans; r. Aug. 7; b. Apr. 18.
" Aug. 7. Sarah, d. of William & Ann Jones; r. Aug. 7; b. July 21.
" Sep. 11. Harriet, d. of Samuel & Ann Goff; r. Sep. 11; b. Aug. 6.
" Oct. 23. Elizabeth, d. of William & Elizabeth Taylor; r. Oct. 23; b. Sep. 29.
" Oct. 23. Lucy, d. of John & Mary Reynolds; r. Oct. 23; b. Oct. 5.

[Here begin the loose pages evidently torn from another Volume, beginning page 1, in a poor state from damp and dirt.]

1808, Oct. 30. Elizabeth, d. of John & Sarah Careless; r. Dec. 7; b. Sep. 26.
" Dec. 4. William, s. of James & Martha Thatcher; r. Dec. 8; b. Nov. 13.
1809, Jan. 15. Sarah, d. of William & Ann Mau[nd]; r. Jan. 15; b. Dec. 25, 1808.
" Jan. 22. Thomas, s. of William & Elizabeth Bishop; r. Jan. 24; b. Jan. 6.
" Jan. 29. James, s. of John & Martha [Hyde]; r. Feb. 19; b. Jan. 17.

[There are several holes worn in this leaf and in this and other entries the brackets are to show that spaces have been filled in from indications, and are probably correct.]
1809, Feb. 5. Thomas, s. of William & Mary Hyde; r. Feb. 19; b. Jan. 4.
" Mar. 5. Hannah, d. of Thomas & Mary Humphreys; r. March 5; b. Feb. 14.
" Apr. 9. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Bluck; r. Apr. 30; b. Apr. 2.

86 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1809

1809, Apr. 30. William, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Green; r. Apr. 30; b. Apr. 26.
" May 14. Eliza, d. of John & Maria Hyde; r. May 19 b. May 8.
" May 28. Ann, d. of John & Ann Beard; r. June 28; b. Jan. 4.
" May 28. Thomas Sheward, s. of Benjamin & Esther York; r. June 28; b. Feb. 17.
" May 28. [Sam]uel, s. of Elizabeth Smith; r. June 28; b. May 13.
" June 4. Charles, s. of William & Martha Philpot; r. June 28; b. May 17.
" June 11. John, s. of John & Ann Hooper; r. June [28]; b. June [?].
" June 11. Lucy, d. of Eleanor Penny; r.. June 28; b. Nov. 15, 1808.
" Aug. 20. James, s. of John & Jane Breakwell; r. Aug. 20; b. Aug. rg.
" Aug. 27. John, s. of John & Mary Davis; r. Sep. 10; b. July 19.
" Sep. 3. James, s. of Benjamin & Theodosia Nickolas; r. Sep. 10; b. Aug. 30.
" Sep. 10. Mary, d. of John & Lucretia Hammonds; r. Sep. 10; b. Sep. 1.
" Oct. 1. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Wyer; r. Jan. 1; b. Aug. 8.
" Nov. 26. Sarah, d. of Hannah Whatmore; r. Dec. 22; b. Apr. 25.
" Oct. 29. James, s. of Thomas & Mary Mantle; r. Dec. 22; b. Oct. 20.
" Nov. 26. Lucy, d. of John & Elizabeth Luacs; r. Dec. 22; b. Nov. 24.
" Dec. 17. John, s. of John & Margaret Hearington; r. Dec. 22; b. Nov. 16.
" Feb. 11. Jemima, d. of Joseph & Elizabeth Tench; r. Apr. 15; b. Feb. 3.
" Feb. 18. William. s. of Lucia & Elizabeth Nott; r. Apr. 15; b. Feb. 12.
" Feb. 25. Mary, d. of John & Ann Reynolds; r. Apr. 22; b. Feb. 12.

1811] Hopton Wafers. 87

1810, Apr. 1. Benjamin, s. of Edward & Elizabeth Painter; r. Apr. 15; b. March 18.
" Apr. 1. Ann, d. of Rice & Mary Evans; r. Apr. 15; b. March 18.
" Apr. 8. John, s. of James & Mary Perkins; r. Apr. 15; b. Apr. 3.
" May 20. Ann, d. of John & Elizabeth Caldwell; r. June 12; b. May 3.
" June 10. Benjamin, s. of William & Susan Bishop; r. June 12; b. June 6.
" June 17. Hannah, d. of Richard & Elizabeth Page; r. June 21; b. May 17.
" June 17. John, s. of George & Susan Thorney; r. June 21; b. May 6.
" June 24. James, s. of Benjamin & Margaret Street; r. July 3; b. June 13.
" July 1. Thomas, s. of John & Jane Crow; r. July 3; b. Dec. 28, 1809.
" Aug. 5. Lydia, d. of Benjamin & Esther Yorke; b. July 14.
" Dec. 23. Mary, d. of John & Mary Hawthorn; b. Dec. 14.
1811, Feb. 24. Philip, s. of William & Elizabeth Bishop; r. Feb. 24; b. Dec. 25, 1810.
" Mar. 10. Hannah, d. of John & Martha Thatcher; r. March 10; b. March 5.
" Mar. 10. James, s. of John & Martha Thatcher; r. March 10; b. March 5.
" Mar. 17. James, s. of William & Ann Maund; r. March 17; b. March 2.
" Mar. 31. Sarah, d. of Henry & Elizabeth Potts; r. Apr. 7; b. March 23.
" Apr. 12. Sarah, d. of William & Hannah Lloyd; r. Apr. 12; b. Apr. 6.
" Apr. 14. Esther, d. of William & Elizabeth Bache; r. Apr. 21; b. March 31.
" July 14. William, s. of John & Martha Hyde; r. July 21; b. July 8.
" July 28. John, s. of Joseph & Hannah Catstrey, r. July 28; b. July 16.

88 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1811

1811, Aug. 11. Sarah, d. of John & Elizabeth Wyer; r. Aug. 13; b. June 29.
" Aug. 11. Lydia, d. of William & Mary Hyde; r. Aug. 13; b. July 13.
" Sep. 6. Thomas Cotton, s. of Thomas & Phoebe Bowdler; r. Sep. 7; b. Aug. 17.
" Sep. 8. James, s. of Lucia & Elizabeth Nott; r. Sep. 9; b. Sep. 1.
" Sep. 29. James. s. of James & Martha Thatcher; r. Oct. 6; b. Sep. 22.
" Oct. 6. Eliza, d. of John & Susan Williams, r. Oct., 6; b. Sep. 10.
" Dec. 15. Charlotte, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Bigerton; b. 27 May; r. Dec. 15. By *G. MOULTRIE. [He signs remaining entries in this Volume.]
" Dec. 15. Elizabeth, d. of John & Elizabeth Jones; r. Dec. 15; b. Nov. 16.
" Dec. 12. Margaret, d. of James & Eleanor Wadeley; r. Dec. 12; b. Jan. 8.
1812, Jan. 26. Mary, d. of John & Margaret Herrington; r. Jan. 26; b. Dec. 28, 1811.
" Mar. 8. John, s. of Ann Careless; r. March 8; b. Oct. 1, 1811.
" Mar. 8. William, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Page; r. March 8; b. Feb. 16.
" Mar. 29. Elizabeth, d. of Zachariah & Hannah Clee; r. March 30; b. 17 Feb.
" Mar. 29. Edward, s. of William & Martha Philpot; r. March 30; b. March 8.
" Apr. 5. Hannah, d. of Wm. & Susan Bishop; r. Apr. 6; b. Apr. 2.
" Apr. 19. Thomas. s. of John & Elizabeth Lucas; r. Apr. 10; b. Apr. 16.
" Apr. 26. John, s. of John of [sic] Sarah Morgan; r. Apr. 26; b. Apr. 16.
" Apr. 26. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Mantel; r. Apr. 26; b. Apr. 21.
" May 31. James, s. of George & Susan Thorney; r. May 31; b. May 23.


* Vicar of Cleobury Mortimer. 1800-46. Father of the Rev. John Moultrie. Rector of Rugby.

1812] Hopton Wafers. 89

1812, June 7. William & Benjamin, twin sons of Martin & Elizabeth Pope; r. June 7; b. Oct. 16, 1809.
" Aug. 2. James, s. of James & Mary Perkins; r. Aug. 2; b. July 15.
" Aug. 3. Thomas, s. of George & Harriet Moultrie; r. Aug. 4; b. June 14.
" Nov. 29. Thomas, s. of Edward & Elizabeth Painter; r. Nov. 29; b. Oct. 12.
" Nov. 29. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin &Theodosia Nicholas, r. Nov. 29; b. Oct. 15.

BURIALS.

1783, Nov. 7. William Hammonds [age not given]. EDWD. WHITEHURST, Rector. [he signs to Nov. 1792.]
" Nov. 18. Margaret Garbit [age not given].
" Nov. 26. James Powel [age not given].
" Nov. 28. Mary Baylis [age not given].
1784, Jan. 11. William Richards [age not given], pr.
" Feb. 8. Thomas Powel, 3.
" Feb. 22. Mary Price [age not given].
" June 16. William Williams, 28, pr.
" June 22. Anne Wilding als. Wilden, 2.
" July 2. Rachel Yarrington, 40.
" Aug. 11. Elizabeth Mytton als. Miten, 38.
" Nov. 17. Mary Maund, 68, pr; died Nov. 15.
+" Nov. 24. Mary Dallow, 68; died Nov. 22.
" Dec. 12. John Jones, 59; died Dec. 10.
1785, Jan. 24. Rebecca Wadley. 39, pr.
" Jan. 25. Francis Owens, 68.
" Feb. 15. Edwd. Butcher, 73, pr.; died Feb. 13.
" July 16. Mary Butcher, 2, pr.; died July 14.
" July 18. Hannah Bishop, 16; died July 16.
" July 28. Rachel Yarington, 10; died July 26.
" Oct. 6. Elizabeth Cook, 79.
" Nov. 16. Thomas Garbett, a child aged 1, p. Cleobury Mortimer.
" Nov. 20. Richard Maund, a child aged 0.


The entries against which a dagger (+) is prefixed, have the words "Pd. tax." or Pd. Tax up to written in the margin.
The entries with a double dagger ($) have the words "No Tax pd." "Pr." (pauper) implies the Tax was not paid.

90 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1786

1786, June 11. Anne Gittons, 30, p. Cleobury Mortimer.
" June 23. James Wenlock, 3.
+" June 24. Elizabeth Butcher, 67, pr.
" Oct. 10. Mary Griffiths, 75. [No signature.]
" Oct. 26. Anne Evans, 40; r. 29th.
" Nov. 2. Sarah Pugh, 4 days; died Oct. 31; r. Nov. 12.
" Nov. 7. James Yarington, 3; died Nov. 5; r. Nov. 13.
" Dec. 10. Mary Goff, 63, pr.; died Dec. 8.
" Dec. 25. James Nicholls, 26.
1787, Jan. 5. Margaret Lewis, 9.
" Mar. 5. Thomas Goff, 2.
" Mar. 11. Sarah Crudgington, 1.
" Mar. 27. Mary Maund, an infant aged 10 days.
" May 4. John Tims, 3 weeks.
" June 1. William Nicholls, 19; died May 30.
" June 19. James Hyde, 2.
" June 22. Anne Hammonds, 33.
" Aug. 2. Susannah Bullock, 22.
" Aug. 12. John Morris, 73.
+" Sep. 12. Elizabeth Morris, 85.
" Oct. 9. Benjamin Palmer, 3.
1788, Mar. 1. Elizabeth Nicholls, 52; died Feb. 28.
" May 2. Anne Butcher, 49.
" May 7. Mary Prece, 4.
" July 18. James Evans, 5.
" Aug. 8. Anne Hale, I day.
" Aug. 28. Anne Morris, 61, p. Cleobury Mortimer.
" Sep. 8, Prudence Gardner, 57, p. Caynham; r. Sep. 10.
+" Sep. 26. Jenny Morris, 2 days; r. Sep. 29.
1789, Feb. 15. John Butcher, 38.
" Feb. 25. Susanna Street, 2.
" Feb. 25. John Reynolds, 7 weeks.
" Mar. s. George Reynolds, 7 weeks.
+" May 25. Richard Goff, 39, pr.
" Oct. 27. Richard Miles, 4, of the Woodhouse.* [No signature.]
1790, Feb. 6. Joseph Nicholls, 18.
" Mar. 9. Elenor Butcher, 71.
" Mar. 19. George Reynolds, 10 days. [No signature.]
" June 29. Richard Wadley, 24.


* The Woodhouse adjoins Hopton Wafers and is Extra Parochial. Formerly a cell of Angustinian monks from Wigmore Abbey.

1795] Hopton Wafers. 91

1790, July 13. Richard Palmore, 4, p. Milson.
" Sep. 1. Joyce Street, 13.
" Sep. 19. John Butcher, 3, pr.
1791, June 18. Mary Pugh, 2, p. Cleobury Mortimer.
" June 23. Samuel Haycocks, 51, p. Farlow.
+" Oct. 2. Anne Goff, 40.
" Oct. 10. William Gittins, 77, p. Cleobury Mortimer.
$" Dec. 5. Mary Robarts. 71. [No signature.]
$" Dec. 21. Edward Butcher, 52.
$1792, Jan. 10. Benjamin Cleeton, 30.
" Jan. 25. Margaret Baynham, 66.
" Feb. 3. Thomas Bevan, 67.
" Feb. 9. Samuel Smith, s.
$" May 30. Thomas Brakewell, 8 months.
" July 2. Sarah Powel, an infant aged 15 weeks, p. Knighton.
$" July 3. James Miles, 1.
" Aug. 10. Charlotte Powel, 15 weeks.
" Sep. 5. Elizabeth Hyde, 88.
" Oct. 16. William Perkins, 19.
" Nov. 10. Mary Maund, 40, pauper.
1793, Jan. 25. The Revd. Edward Whitehurst, 36, Rector. J. C. JOHNSTONE, Rr. of Hope Bagot. [He signs next two entries.]
" Apr. 1. *James Stanton, 57, p. Oldbury.
+" July 8. William Brown, 20.
" Dec. 25. Edward Bishop, 73. THOMAS MORGAN.
1794, Jan. 24. Elizabeth Butcher, 83. T. C. JOHNSTONE.
" Apr. 13. James Nichols, 24. THOMAS MORGAN, Curate. [He signs, with exceptions noted, till Apr. 21, 1796.]
" Apr. 18. William Butcher, 6 months, paupr.
" May 16. Samuel Nichols, 30.
" Oct. 3. John Cook, 88. J. C. JOHNSTONE.
+" June 28. Susannah Nicklass, 30.
" Nov. 9. James Bates, 1.
1795, Feb. 17. Anne Yapp, 72, p. Cleobury Mortimer. T. C. JOHNSTONE.
" Feb. 1. Sarah Nicklass, 8 months.
" Mar. 5. Thomas Bevan, 2.


* Described as Lord of the Manor on the monument in the Church.

92 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1795

1795, Mar. 18. Martha Watmore, 87. T. C. JOHNSTONE. [He signs next five entries.]
" May 27. Mary Brown, 3 mos.
" June 3. Mary Blakeway, 8 mos.
" June 6. Richard Dallow, 74.
" June 11. Ann Farr, 67.
" June 22. Ann Evans, 16 days.
" July 5. Ruben Preece, 70. THOMAS MORGAN [resumes].
" Sep. 7. Elizabeth Hughes, 61.
" Sep. 16. Anne Gough, 57.
" Oct. 16. Mary Ann Whitehurst. 37. [Late Rector's widow.]
" Nov. 3. Luke Baynham, 25.
" Dec. 28. Blakeway, 2.
1796, Feb. 16. Ann Owens, 82.
" Mar. 3. William Breakwell, 11.
" Apr. 21. Hannah Venables, 37.
" Sep. 10. Sarah Lewis, 5 months; r. Dec. 24, 1797. J. BAINES.
1797, Apr. 2. John Beard, 2 weeks. CHAS. WALCOT.
" Oct. 27. Winefred Hare, 77; r. Dec. 24, 7797 J. J. BAINES, Curate. [He signs to March 8, 1768.]
" Nov. 3. William Lewis, 14; r. 24, 1797.
" Dec. 6. Mary Powell, 49; r. Jan. 23, 1793
" Dec. 24. Elizabeth Corfield, 70.
1798, Jan. 8. Lydia Corfield, 4; 1. Jan. 23, 1733
" Jan. 26. Eleanor Hutchinson, 37; r. March 11.
" Mar. 7. Francis Crumpton, 65; r. March 11.
" Mar. 8. Richard Perks, 80; r. March 11.
" Apr. 1. Sarah Corfield, 1 day, p. Cleobury; r. May 31. NATHL. COTTON, Rector
" June 22. Mary Blakeway, 30, p. Cleobury Mort. J. C. JOHNSTONE. [He signs to Nov. 14.]
" June 28. John Perkins, 20.
" June 30. Anne Perrott, widow, 64.
" July 31. Mary Bird, 5.
" Oct. 14. Mary Williams, spinster, 23.
" Nov. 6. William Hyde, 105. [Greatest age recorded in our Register, but doubtful.]

1801] Hopton Wafers. 93

1798, Nov. 6. William Wadeley, 2. [No signature.]
" Nov. 14. Sarah Andrews, spinster, 19.
1799, Jan. 13. Robert Evans, 32. FRANCIS SEVERN. [He signs to May 20.]
" Jan. 14. Jane Jenken, 92, p. Stotesden.
" Apr. 5. Mary Archer, 80.
" Apr. 17. William Baynham, 80.
" May 1. Richard Caldwell, 87.
" May 11. Tames Bowen, 5.
" May 20. Richard Aston, 65.
" June 11. Elizabeth Beavan, 74. W. MORGAN. [He signs to Sep. 13.]
" July 19. Margaret Tolly, 83.
" Aug. 4. Maria [blank], aged 1.
" Sep. 13. John Wadeley, 76.
" Nov. 3. George Goff, 40. p. Corley. NATHL. COTTON. Rector.
" Nov. 22. Elizabeth Tyler, 80. JOHN TEDSTILL. [He signs to Apr. 16, 1800.]
" Dec. 11. Richard Griffiths. 89.
1800, Jan. 14. Ann Powell, 63; r. Apr. 16.
" Feb. 24. William Powis, 80; r. Apr. 16.
" Feb. 25. Henry Tedstill, 5 mo. r. Apr. 16.
" Apr. 17. John Watkis, 39. HENRY DANNETT, Curate. [He signs to Dec. 2, 1804.]
" Apr. 20. William Nicklass, 3 wks., p. Cleobury.
" Aug. 8. John Timbs, 50, p. Cleobury.

[In space at bottom of page there follows:]

* Charles Perkins-aged-of this Parish-was buried Dec. 18, 1800. Registered by me-HENRY DANNETT.
" Oct. 28. James Careless, 9.
" Nov. 16. William Lewis [no age given], p. Neen Solars.
" Dec. 20. Thomas Thacker, 25.
" Dec. 24. Martha Caldwell, 84.
1801, Jan. 7. Samuel Tyler [no age given].
" Jan. 13. John Sheward, 63.
" Feb. 4. Mary Davison, 78.
" Mar. 5. Anne Gough [no age given].
" Nov. 8. Edward Butcher, 14.


* Charles Perkins signs Marriage Registers as witness very frequently from Aug. 31, 1785, to Oct. 7, 1800. so p. evidently P. Clerk; William Hammonds then takes his place.

94 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1802

1802, Jan. 10. Jane Careless, 35.
" May 4. John Tedstill, 3 mths.
" May 9. George Williams, 22.
" May 16. William Gittins, 18.
" May 23. Sarah James [no age given].
" June 6. Mary Careless, 12.
" July 5. Benjamin Abberley, 3 mths.
" July 20. John Powell, 79.
1803, Mar. 26. Lettitia Butcher, 8 mths.
" Apr. 21. Anne Careless, 31.
" May 14. Richard Miles [no age given].
" Aug. 13. Mary Pugh, 8 [?].
" Oct. 2. Thomas Careless, 8.
" Nov. 16. Jane Beard, 4 m.
1804, Mar. 20. Thomas Tedstill, 4 mths.
" Apr. 28. Mary Eadington, 60.
" May 3. Priscilla Taylor, 2.
" Aug. 2. George Corfield, 4 mths.
" Aug. 15. Thomas Beard, r mth.
" July 3. Catharine Seward, 23.
" Dec. 2. Benjamin Eadington, 65. Entered next page.
" May 11. Ann Forester [no age given].
" Sep. 13. Elizabeth Morris, 91.
" Dec. 2. Benjamin Eadington, 65. [See ante.]
1805, Jan. 31. Thomas Brown, 17. [No signatures to Aug. 10, 1806, writing apparently the same.]
" July 5. William Beard, 1 wk.
" Oct. 19. Margt. Careless, 74.
" Nov. 28. Ann Turner, 70.
" Dec. 19. Sarah Pearce, 84.
1806, Feb. 25. William Thatcher, 66.
" May 26. Mary Street, 69.
" June 27. Mary Breackwell, 2 months, p. Corely.
" Aug. 10. Stephen Nichols, 53.
" Dec. 11. John Tedstill, 3 weeks. THOS BOWDLER, Rector. [Signs to Oct. 6, 1811.]
1807, Jan. 27. Richard Tedstill, 2 months.
" Feb. 3. Samuel Nicklass, 8 days.
" Feb. 21. Edward Morris, 7 months; r. Feb. 21.
" Mar. 13. Ann Breakwell, 33, p. Corley; r. March 13.

1811] Hopton Wafers. 95

1807, Mar. 14. Maria Hyde, 4 months; r. March 14.
" Apr. 12. Hannah Page, 51; r. Apr. 12.
" Apr. 18. Ricard Abberley, 12; r. Apr. 18.
" Apr. 29. Ann Cleaton, 40; r. Apr. 29.
" May 23. William Harris, 29; r. May 24.
" Nov. 25. Samuel Owen, 53, p. Knighton; r. Nov. 27.
" Dec. 11. Sarah Blakeway, 52, p. Cleobury Mortimer; r. Dec. 12.
1808, Jan. 7. Phoebe Painter, 39; r. Jan. 7.
" Jan. 7. Joseph Davison, 83; r. Jan. 10.
" Feb. 5. Mary Perks, 79; r. Apr. 14.
" Apr. 30. Esther Lewis, 30; r. Apr. 30.
" May 15. James Breakwell, 1 month; r. May 15.
" May 17. Drusilla Hyde, 3 months; r. June 14.
" Oct. 23. Samuel Careless, 71; r. Oct. 23.
1809, Jan. 6. Harriet Higgins, 7; r. Jan. 6.
" May 21. Eliza. Hyde, 2 weeks; r. May 21.
" May 29. Sarah Davies, 68, p. Cleobury Mortimer; r. June 28.
" July 18. Leah Turner, 34; r. July 28.
" Sep. 30. Margaret Cleeton, 71; r. Sep. 30.
1810, July 8. Elizabeth Edwards, 52; r. July 11.
" July 16. Maria Hyde, 37; r. July 22.
" July 22. Mary Abberley. 2 months; r. July 22.
" Sep. 12. William Price, 52; r. Sep. 17.
" Sep. 16. William Butcher, 27; r. Sep. 17.
" Nov. 25. James Roberts, 42, p. Cleobury Mortimer; r. Nov. 25.
" Dec. 23. Sarah Harris, 68; r. Dec. 31.
" Dec. 24. Robert Harris, 80; r. Dec. 31.
1811, Jan. 29. Mary Medlicott, 36, p. Cleobury Mortimer; r. Feb. 3.
" Feb. 6. Edward Corfield, 9, p. Neen Savage; r. Feb. 12.
" Feb. 7. Margery Hyde, 61; r. Feb. 12.
" Feb. 20. James Humphries, 9, p. Corley; r. Feb. 24.
" Mar. 8. Martha Goff, 13; p. Stottesden; r. March 10.
" Apr. 21. Elizabeth Taylor, 2, p. Cleobury Mortimer; r. Apr. 21.
" Mar. 13. Susannah Lucas, 1 month; r. May 5.

96 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1811-12

1811, June 11. Mary Morris, 7, p. Cleobury Mortimer; r. June 11.
" July 30. Thomas Price, 16; r. Aug. 13.
" Sep. 3. Esther Yorke, 35; r. Sep. 7.
" Oct. 6. Edward Evans, 19 months, p. Neen Sollers; r. Oct. 6.
" Nov. 28. Margaret Hyde, 76; r. Nov. 29. GEORGE MOULTRIE, Offg. Minst. [He signs to end of Volume.]
1812, Jan. 31. Sarah Lewis, 32; r. Feb. 1.
" Feb. 22. Thomas Lewis, 72; r. Feb. 24.
" Feb. 24. Timothy Blakeway, 60, p. Cleobury Mortimer; r. Feb. 24.
" Apr. 9. George Williams, 78; r. Apr. 19.
" Apr. 26. James Nott, 7 months; r. Apr. 30.
" May 2. Elizabeth Bishop. 81; r. May 2.
" July 3. Stephen Lewis, 30; r. July 3.
" Aug. 5. Susannah Dudley, 48, p. Milston [? Milson]; r. Aug. 7.
" Aug. 6. Wm. Wainwaring. 66, p. Cleobury Mortimer; r. Aug. 7.
" Sep. 15. William Maund, 52; r. Sep. 15.
" Sep. 29. James Perkins, 3 months; r. Oct. 18.
" Oct. 21. Mary Wadely, 61; r. Oct. 25.
" Nov. 22. William Hyde, 16; r. Nov. 29.
" Dec. 78. James Mantell, 3; r. Dec. 20.

VOLUME III.

MARRIAGE REGISTER OF HOPTON WAFERS, 1784-1812.

[The Marriages are by banns, and the parties are of Hopton
Wafers, except where otherwise stated. Where the
condition is omitted, it is not given in the Register.]

1784, Apr. 26. William Preece & Elizabeth Preece. EDWD. WHITEHURST, Rr. [Signs, with exceptions noted, to end of 1792.]

Vide Old Register. [Pasted over this entry is portion of page of old Register.]

1790] Hopton Wafers. 97

1784, Sep. 21. The Revd. Edward Whitehurst, Rector, & Miss Mary Ann Compson, lic. By ROBERT STORY, Minister. Wit: Jas. Compson & Edwd. Seager.
1785, Feb. 24. Richard Thomas & Maria Hughes. DAVID DAVIS, Curate of Neen.
" Mar. 28. William Maund & Mary Richards.
" May 5. Richard Crudgington & Sarah Goff.
" May 16. William Nott & Elizabeth Williams.
+" Aug. 31. George Williams & Bridget Maud.
1786, Feb. 28. Thomas Meredith & Elizabeth Harper.
" May 11. William Whitefoot, p. Cleobury, & Elizabeth Griffiths.
" Aug. 7. Alexander Hall & Shusanah Jones.
+" Nov. 15. Edwd. Jenkins [signs Jenkin], p. Chetton, & Mary Jefferies, lic.
1787, May 28. Walter Shepard [sign Shepherd] & Ann Carless.
+" June 16. William Brown & Ann Powel.
" Dec. 28. William Yerington & Sarah Goff.
+1788, Sep. 10. William Rowley, p. Cleobury, & Sarah Baynham.
" Dec. 14. Edward Price & Marey Calloway [signs Callaway].
1789, Apr. 19. ,Thos. Bevan & Letitia Haynes [signs Hains], p. Silvington, lic.
" May 14. William Hammonds & Ann Corfeild.
" June 13. Samuael Carless & Ann Barker.
" Sep. 30. William Brihan, p. of Chetton, & Elizabeth Palmer. By T. C. JOHNSTONE, Curate of Niend [sic] Savage.
+1790, Feb. 13. Joseph Edwards & Elizabeth Wire.
" May 3. Joseph Goff & Sarah Jenkin.
" May 17. Wilfam Henry Betty, Esqre., & Miss Polly Stanton, lic.

[William Henry West Betty, b. Sep. 13, 1791, called the "Wonder of the Age," the "Young Roscius," was their son. A memoir of his life was published in 1804. He played at the age of 11 years.]

1790, July 7. George Careless & Jane Booth.


+ Paid Tax.

98 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1791

+1791, Mar. 2. Mansel Powel & Mary Street.
" July 22. Richard Cleeton & Marget Clinton.
+" Dec. 6. John Neath & Hanah Rud.
" Dec. 29. William Charles & Elizabeth Robarts.
1792, June 25. Thomas Hutchinson & Eleonor Watmore.
" Nov. 5. James Robarts & Ann Yarranton.
" Dec. 9. William Bishop & Shusanah Yarranton.
" Dec. 31. Richard Morgan & Mary Farr.
1793, Feb. 4. Joseph Corfeild & Elizabeth Sheward. By T. C. JOHNSTONE, Rector of Hope Bagot. [Signs to Oct. 9, 1794.]
" Mar. 31. William Lambe, p. Leintwardine. b., & Elizabeth Preece, sp., lic.
" Oct. 15. Benjamin Shutts & Sarah Cook.
1794, June 16. William Walker & Sarah Corfield.
" Aug. 24. Thomas Wall, b., & Sarah Preece, sp., lic.
" Oct. 9. Stephen Nichols, b., & Winifred Hare, p. Cleobury Mortimer, lic.
1795, June 14. Richard Cleton, b., & Ann Clinton. THOMAS MORGAN, Curate.
1796, Aug. 6. Israel Breakwell, b., & Ann Prece, sp. T. C. JOHNSTONE.
" Aug. 31. William Philpott, b., & Martha Brekwell, spincer. By FRAS. HOMFRAY.
1797, Dec. 11. Samuel Goff, b., & Ann Whiteslough, sp. By J. J. BAINES, Curate.
1800, July 7. Wm. Hyde, b., & Mary Watkins, sp. By H. HOPKINS, Off: Minr.
" July 7. John Caldwel [signs Caldwell], b., & Eliz. Bishop, sp. By H. HOPKINS.
" Sep. 18. William Higgins, p. Cleobury Mortimer, b., & Drusilla Yapp, sp., lic. By HENRY DANNETTS, Curate. [Signs, with exceptions noted, to 26 May, 1808.]
" Oct. 7. Samuel Eades, b., & Ann Wadeley, sp.
1801, Nov. is. Martin Pope, b., & Elizabeth Nicholls, lic.
1802, Feb. 21. Benjamin. Street, b., & Margaret Perkins, sp. By BRYAN I'ANSON BROMWICH, Minister.
1803, June 13. Samuel Grateley, b., & Margaret Heddington, sp. By H. HOPKINS, Off: Min.


+ Paid Tax.

1812] Hopton Wafers. 99

1803, July 18. William Pheysey, p. Knighton-on-Teme, b., & Sarah Cowell, sp., lic.
1805, June 2. Thomas Hancox, p. Stottesden, b., & Elizabeth Cawdell [signs Caldwell], sp.
" July 7. William Berrington, b., p. Ludlow, & Hannah Street, sp.
1806, Feb. 4. Samuel Careless, wid., & Mary Morgan, wid.
" Mar. 4. John Hearington, b., & Margaret Whitefoot, sp.
" May 26. John Owen [signs Owens], b., of Mamble, in the c. of Worcester, & Mary Bishop, sp., lic.
1807, Sep. 11. Richard Golightly, p. Liverpool, in the c. of Lancaster, b., & Margaret Skelhorne, sp., lic. By THOS. BOWDLER, Rector.
1808, Mar. 27. Samuel Price, b., & Ann Phillips, sp., lic. By BRYAN I'ANSON BROMWICH.
1809, May 25. Richard Page, b., p. Stottesden, in this County, & Elizabeth Whitefoot, sp., lic. By THOS. BOWDLER, Rector.
1810, May 6. John Bird, b., & Margaret Nest, sp. By B. I. BROMWICH.
1811, June 13. James Wadeley, b., & Eleanor Gittings, sp. By THOS. BOWDLER, Rector.
1812, Apr. 10. Thomas Butcher, carpenter, & Jemima Jenings, sp. By G. MOULTRIE, Vicar of Cleobury.

Return to top of page

URL of this page: http://www.melocki.org.uk/diocese/HoptonWafers.html

Copyright notice:
All pages at http://www.melocki.org.uk
are Copyright Mel Lockie 2011.
All rights reserved.
For a detailed copyright policy see: Conditions of Use.