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Longdon-upon-Tern
Vol. I.


The Register of
Longdon-upon-Tern

Longdon-upon-Tern Registers.

Longdon-upon-Tern is a parish about 3 miles north-west from Wellington and so from Shrewsbury, in the rural deanery of Wrockwardine, diocese of Lichfield, and hundred of South Bradford. Its area is about 800 acres, and the population in 1891 was 131. The Duke of Sutherland is lord of the manor and patron of the vicarage.

The Parish Register Abstract, 1831, gives this account of the Registers:- "Longdon-upon-Tern P.C., One Book, Bap. Bur. 1692-1763, 1770-1812; Marr. 1692-1810". This account is correct, except that a leaf containing the entries from 1745 to 1752 is missing, as well as the leaf containing the entries from 1763 to 1770. Possibly these lost entries might be recovered from the transcripts at the Diocesan Registry. This little Register contains 39 parchment leaves measuring 11 1/2 inches by 51 inches, in a parchment cover, on which is written, "Longdon Register, 1692-1819". The entries from 1692 to 1730 were copied by Thomas Hall, curate, in 1730 from "the old torn Register" into this book, which was "bought in the year 1730". It is well written, and in good condition. The marriages from 1754 to 1810 are not in the usual printed form, but are written at the end of the book, as also are the banns.

On the first leaf is this entry: "London Register, year 1730. John Morris, 1722. Young Morris".

There are no entries relating to any very important families in the register. In 1716 Thomas Young is styled "gent.," and in 1759 Richard Bellis is called "Mr." The names of Manwaring, Forrester, Leighton, Hotchkis, etc., are of interest.

The clergy named in the registers are as follows:-

1714-25. John Canldwell, curate.
1730. Thomas Hall, curate.
1758-64. Richard Ogle, curate.
1770. William Hinton, "rector".
1772-75. Henry Wood, curate.
1780. J. Walram, curate.
1783-88. George Ravenscroft.
1789-91. James Price, curate.
1793-1826. James Marston, curate; in 1814 signs as "minister"; died in 1826.
1826-1844. Thomas Evans; buried in Longdon Churchyard in 1844.
1845-65. Edward Meredith, M.A. Christ Church, Oxford; rector of Ightfield 1865; died 20 June, 1873.
1865-90. Edward Creek Hardy; resigned 1890.
1890. William Pritchard Nock.

iv LONGDON-UPON-TERN REGISTERS.

The living being a Perpetual Curacy, it may be assumed that most of the clergy who signed as "curates" were in reality incumbents.

The church, which is dedicated to St. Bartholomew, consists of chancel, nave, vestry, and south porch. It contains stained windows in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howard, of Mr. Fred. Hardy, R.N., and of Mr. Richard Taylor, who for twenty years was Churchwarden. There are also a silver flagon and paten presented by Professor Blunt and his family. It is not known when or by whom the chapel was founded, but it may have been in either of the ancient parishes of High Ercall, Wellington, or Wrockwardine; and it was a donative, and in later times considered a Peculiar.

In Saxon times Longdon (in Domesday Languedune) was held by St. Alkmund's Church, and it so continued until the twelfth century, when it passed with that church to Lilleshall Abbey. Great value was attached to Longdon on account of its situation on the river Tern, and the Abbey bad here a grange and a mill, which in 1550 produced an income of 11 9s. 8d. Longdon remained with the Abbey until its dissolution.

The present transcript was made by Mr. T.R. Horton, and has since been compared with the original register by the Rev. W.G.D. Fletcher, F.S.A., who has also passed the proof-sheets through the press. It is now printed by kind permission of the Rev. W.P. Nock, the present incumbent.

The register of Longdon-upon-Tern.

Longdon-upon-Tern Parish Registers.

[On cover.] LONGDON REGISTER, 1692-1812.

[Inside cover.] LONGDON REGISTER, BOUGHT IN THE YEAR 1730.

1692, May 10. Mary, d. of John Bellis & Mary ... bap.
1694, June 22. Robert, s. of Thomas Rowley & Eleanor ... bap.
1699, June 10. Philip, s. of Francis Barnett & Mary ... bap.
1700, Oct. 22. Margaret Nash ... bur.
1701, April 7. Henry Turner & Susanna Manwaring ... mar.
1702, Mar. 31. Elizabeth Forrester ... bur.
1703, June 4. John Adams ... bur.
" April 6. John Manwaring & Mary Dawes ... mar.
" Nov. 7. Eleanor, d. of Charles Blest & Ann ... bap.
1704, April 6. Richard Rodenhurst ... bur.
[No date.] Mary, d. of Richard Rogers & Mary ... bap.
1708, Mar. 16. Sarah, d. of John Skitt & Jane ... bap.
1709, April 17. Thomas Skitt ... bur.
1711, Mar. 1. Edward Rodenhurst & Elizabeth Rodenburst, both of this p. ... mar.
" Mar. 23. Jeremiah, s. of William Sambrook & Elizabeth ... bap.
1712, Aug. 7. Edward Rogers ... bur.
" Sept. 14. Jane, d. of Richard Rogers & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Henry Lloyd, p. of Llanny Bladwell, & Mary Bellis, of this p. ... mar.
1713, April 16. Francis, s. of Edward Rodenhurst & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 1. Richard, s. of William Barker & Sarah ... bap.
" July 1. Ann Skitt, d. of one Joseph Skitt deceas'd ... bur.
" Aug. 30. John, s. of Henry Lloyd & Mary ... bap.

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1784, July 13. John Allen ... bur.
" Aug. 8. Mary, d. of Thomas Rogers & Mary ... bap.

JOHN CAULDWELL, Curate.
JOHN BELLIS, Churchwarden.

1715, June 5. Mary, d. of Edward Rodenhurst & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 26. Henry, s. of Henry Lloyd & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 3. John Hodgkiss ... bur.
1716, April 8. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Waring & Mary ... bap.
1715, Dec. 19. Gilbert Manwaring, p. of Drayton Basset, & Elizabeth Phillips, of Shrewsbury ... mar.
1716, May 25. Thomas Young, gent., of y. City of London, a stranger ... bur.
" July 8. John, s. of John Skitt & Elizabeth ... bap.
1717, April 14. Sarah, d. of Edward Rodenhurst & Elizabeth ... bap.
" April 26. Martha Vicars ... bur.
" Aug. 7. Anne Taylor ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Mary, d. of Henry Lloyd & Mary ... bap.
1718, June 4. Elizabeth, d. of John Skitt & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 15. William, s. of Thomas Rogers & Mary ... bap.
1719, Sept. 6. Elizabeth, d. of John Skitt & Elizabeth ... bur.
" Sept. 26. William, s. of Thomas Rogers & Mary ... bur.
" Sept. 26. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Rodenhurst & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Constance Rodenhurst, wid. ... bur.
1720, June 24. Sarah Adams, wid. ... bar.
" July 3. Anne, d. of John Skitt & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 26. Elizabeth Skitt, w. of y said John Skitt last named ... bur.
1721, Feb. 11. Thomas Badaley ... bur.
1722, April 8. John, a. of John Morrice & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 21. William, a. of John Scilletoe & Sarah ... bap.
1723, Dec. 6. Mary, d. of John Adams & Ann ... bap.
1725, Nov. 19. Mary Bellis ... bur.

JOHN CAULWELL, Curate.
JOHN Starr, Churchwarden.

" Mar. 30. Andrew Taylor ... bur.
" April 11. Mary, d. of John Morrice & Mary ... bap.
" Sept. 5. Sarah, d. of John Adams & Anne ... bap.

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1726, Aug. 11. Jane, d. of John Morrice & Mary ... bap. and Sept. 5 next following ... bur.
[No date.] Thomas Davis, of Edgmond, & Abigail Taylor ... mar.
1717, Aug. 11. Thomas, s. of Thomas Rogers & Mary ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Thomas James ... bur.
1718, Aug. 17. William Rodenhurst, batchelor ... bur.
1719, Dec. 31. John Bellis, widower ... bur.
1718, Nov. 16. Sarah Skitt ... bur.
" Nov. 23. Mary Machin ... bur.
1729, July 16. John Adams ... bur.
" Aug. 19. Elizabeth, w. of Edward Rodenhurst ... bur.
" Nov. 9. Mary, w. of Richard Wood ... bur.
" Nov. 13. Anne Adams, widow ... bur.
" Nov. 16. Richard Wood, widr. ... bur.
1730, April 9. Samuel Palin ... bur.

From the beginning to this place is a true Copy of the old torn Register. Witness my Hand. THOMAS HALL, Curate of Longdon, &c.

1730, June 21. Mary, d. of Andrew Downs & Eleanor ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Rodenhurst ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Ambrose, s. of Ambrose & Anne Maddocks ... bur.
1731, July 6. Ambrose Maddox ... bur.
" July 11. Anne, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Bellis ... bap.
" Jan. 4. Thomas Shepherd, of ye p. of Ercoll Magna, & Anne Maddox, of ye p. of Longdon ... mar.
" Feb. 13. Eleanor, d. of Andrew & Eleanor Downs ... bap.
1733, April 2. Richard Reece & Elizabeth Shepherd ... mar.

[In another hand:] Churchwarden.

" April 8. Elizabeth, d. of John & Margaret Edwards ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Thomas, the illigimate [sic] s. of Elizabeth Colly ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Martha, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Bellis ... bap.
1734, June 11. Robert Wood & Mary Felthon, of Kinnersly ... mar.
" Sept. 10. Anne, d. of John & Mary Bellis ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Margaret, d. of Andrew Downs & Eleanor ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Anne, d. of Thomas Shepard & Anne ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Joseph, s. of Joseph & Martha Jones ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Edward Rodenhurst, widower ... bur.
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1735, May 22. William, s. of John Edwards & Marget ... bap.
" June 1. Margaret, w. of John Edwards ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Sarah, d. of John Addams ... bur.
" Jan. 16. Sarah, d. of John Edwards ... bur.
" Feb. 3. John, s. of John Edwards ... bur.
" Feb. 10. Elizabeth, d. of John Edwards ... bur.
1736, Mar. 14. Elizabeth, d. of Andrew Downes & Elner ... bap.
" April 9. John, s. of John Bellis & Mary ... bap.
" May 8. Francis Rodenhurst, of p. of Long, & Martha Chese, of hyewlee ... mar.
" June 13. Susanna, d. of Thomas Shepard & Ann... bap.
1737, Oct. 2. John Garmeson, p. of Norbury, & Ann Skitt, of Longwood ... mar.
" Nov. 26. Thomas Watkis ... bur.
" Jan. 16. Edward Bill, p. of Kinnersley, & Margaret Spearman ... mar.
" Feb. 12. William, s. of John & Elizabeth Turner... bap.
" Feb. 15. William Turner, infant aforesaid ... bur.
" Mar. 19. Mary, d. of John & Mary Bellis . .. bap.
1738, Mar. 26. John Hooper & Mary Cherrington ... mar.
" April 27. George Bromley & Sarah Morris ... mar.
" Oct. 1. William Dawes & Mary Harris ... mar.
" Jan. 8. Samuel Allen & Elizabeth Humphries ... mar.
1739, April 15. Christiana, d. of Andrew & EleanorDowne,s ... bap.
" April 25. James, illegitimate s. of Elizabeth Morris ... bap.
" April 29. Francis, s. of John & Mary Edwards ... bap.
" June 25. John Withers & Margaret Felton ... mar.
" Oct. 19. Ann, d. of John & Ann Skitt ... bap.
" Feb. 8. William, s. of Francis & Martha Rodenhurst ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Thomas, s. of John & Mary Bellis ... bap.
1740, April 3. Ann, d. of John & Ann Skitt ... bur.
" April 21. Richard Lees & Mary Lummas ... mar.
" Jan. 2. Richard, s. of John & Ann Skitt ... bap.
" Jan. 31. Richard Skitt, infant above-named ... bur.
1741, May 6. William Kibble, an infant ... bur.
" May 10. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Belliss ... bap.
" July 8. William Rodenhurst, infant above-named ... bur.
" Nov. 1. John, s. of John & Anne Skitt... ... bap.
1742, April 27. John, s. of John & Ann Skitt (infantabove-named) ... bur.

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1742, May z3. Edward, s. of John & Mary Belliss ... bap.
" July 15. William, s. of John & Ann Skitt ... bap.
" July z6. William Skitt, infant last named ... bur.
" Sept. 20. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Belliss ... bur.
" Sept. 25. Mary, w. of John Edwards ... bur.
" Sept. 29. John, s. of John Edwards ... bur.
1743, June 27. Judith, d. of Andrew & Eleanor Downes ... bap.
" Aug. 7. Thomas, s. of John & Ann Skitt ... bap.
" Feb. 7. Joseph Morris & Ann Munslow ... mar.
1744, Mar. 25. Mary, d. of Joseph & Martha Jones ... bap.
" June 15. Richard, s. of John & Ann Skitt ... bap.
" Sept. 2. William, s. of William & Mary Robinson ... bap.
1745, June 22. Abigail Davies ... bur.
" June 3o. William, s. of John & Mary Belliss ... bap.

[After this entry a leaf has been cut out.]

1752, Jan. 26. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Hatton ... bur.
" April 26. Mary, d. of Joseph & Margaret Ralphs ... bap.
1753, Aug. 5. William, illegitimate s. of Mary Paschal ... bap.
" Sept. 30. Sarah, illegitimate d. of Elizabeth Jones ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Thomas, s. of William & Mary Robinson ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Andrew Downs ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Ann, d. of Joseph & Margaret Ralphs ... bap.
" Dec. 2. John, s. of Thomas & Mai), Hatton ... bap.
1754, Jan. 20. William, s. of William Harper & Anne ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Anne, w. of John Skit; of Longwood ... bur.
" April 20. Francis Rodenhurst ... bur.
" May 12. James, s. of William Radcliffe & Eliz. ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Mary, d. of Willm Radcliffe & Eliz. ... bur.
1755, Feb. 7. Eleanor Downs, wid. ... bur.
" April 20. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph & Margaret Ralphs ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Anne Palin, wid. ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Mary, w. of Edward Austin ... bur.
1756, May 10. Joseph Jones ... bur.
" Oct. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Robert & Frances Eaton ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Mary, d. of John & Mary Stokes ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Thomas, s. of Willis & Elizabeth Ratcliffe ... bap.
1757, Feb. 27. Mary, illegitimate d. of Eleanor Jones ... bap.
" Mar. 27. Sarah, d. of Joseph & Margaret Ralphs ... bap.
1758, Nov. 5. John, s. of William & Mary Robinson ... bap.

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1759, Feb. 16. Jane, d. of Joseph & Margaret Ralphs ... bap.
" April 8. Thomas, s. of Robt & Frances Eaton ... bap.
" July 22. Mary Rogers, wid. ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Mary, illegitimate d. of Jane Griffith ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Thomas, s. of Edward & Anne Davis ... bur.
1750, Jan. 13. Edward, s. of William & Elizabeth Ratcliffe ... bap.
" July 10. Martha Jones, wid. ... bur.
" Nov. 23. Ricd, s. of Ricd & Anne Leighton ... bap.
1761, Jan. 29. Elizabeth, d. of George & Elizabeth Lloyd ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Samuel, s. of William & Mary Robinson ... bap.
1762, May 9. Samuel, s. of William & Elizabeth Radcliffe ... bap.
" Aug. 12. John Belliss ... bur.
1763, May 16. Sarah, d. of David & Eliz. Thomas ... bur.
" Sept. 25. Elizabeth, d. of David & Eliz. Thomas ... bap.
[After this entry a leaf has been cut out.]
1770, June 3. Ann, d. of Nicolas & Sarah Motteram ... bap.
" July 3. John Skitt ... bur.
" Aug. 12. William, s. of George & Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
1771, Feb. 3. Maray, d. of John & Elizabeth Powel ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Ann, d. of Nicht & Sarah Motteram ... bur.
" Sept. 20. base s. of Ann Hatton ... bap.
1772, Jan. 2. Catherine, d. of Richard & Catherine Skitt ... bap.
" Sept. 18. s. of James & Martha Austin ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Jane, d. of John & Elizabeth Powel ... bap.
1773, Aug. 6. William Bellis ... bur.
1775, Feb. 7. John, s. of James & Martha Austin ... bap.
" July 23. David, s. of George & Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
" July 23. Sarah, d. of William & Ann Robinson ... bap.
1776, Jan. 21. Maray, d. of Thomas & Marey Robinson ... bap.
" Jan. 11. Alles, d. of James & Elizabeth Ratclf [sic] ... bap.
1775, Dec. 17. Richard Skitt (for got be fore) ... bur.
1777, Mar. 16. Elizabeth, d. of Wm. & Ann Robinson ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Mary, d. of James & Martha Austin ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Martha Rodenhurst, wid. ... bur.
" Dec. 14. Samuel, s. of James & Elizabth Ratclif ... bap.
1778, Feb. 9. Richard, s. of Thomas & Ann Belies ... bap.
" Feb. 15. Martha, d. of John & Elizabth Corbit ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Mary, d. of John & Martha Hatton ... bap.
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1778, Aug. 2. Richard Vamen, base born s. of Elizabth Ratliff ... bap.
1779, Jan. 17. Charlotte Taylor, d. of Catherine Skitt ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Thomas, s. of James & Martha Austin ... bap.
" Jan. 24. Ann, d. of Thomas & Ann Bellis ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Elizabeth, d. of John & Martha Hatton... bap.
" Nov. 23. Jane, d. of John & Martha Stinton ... bap.
Richard, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Clarke, who departed this life Sept. the 22d, 1778, aged 9 years & 3 months.
1781, April 22. Martha, d. of James & Martha Austin ... bap.
" April 27. Thomas Skitt, of Longwood, who departed this life April 27.
" May 27. John, s. of John & Martha Steenton [Sutton erased] ... bap.
" June 26. Margret, d. of Richard & Barbara Holms ... bap.
" Sept. 8. Mary, d. of Thomas & Ann Bellis ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Thomas, s. of John & Martha Hatton ... bap.
1782, April 11. Ambrose, s. of William & Ann Robinson ... bap.
" Aug. 29. Thomas, base born s. of Elizabth Ratliff ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Elianor, d. of Joseph & Marey Skitt ... bap.
1783, June 1. Richard, s. of John & Martha Steventon ... bap.
" July 4.. Esabell Adams, aged 88 ... bur.
" June 29. Richard, s. of Richard & Barbara Holms ... bap.
" Nov. 17. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Ann Belless... bap.
1784, Feb. 15. Meriah, d. of Joseph & Mary Skitt ... bap. and bur. 24th, in the year 1784.
" Mar. 21. John, s. of John & Martha Hatton ... bap.
1785, Dec. 18. Thomas, s. of Richd. & Elianor Tuder ... bap.
" July 10. Mary, w. of Thomas Hatton ... bur.

No. 3 baptised, 2 buried. E. Houlston.

" Nov. 18. Richard, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Vaughn ... bap.
" Mar. 5. Thomas Hatton ... bur.
" April 26. Edwd Austin, senr, of Longdon ... bur.
" Oct. 27. Edwd Austin, s. of James & Martha ... bap.
1784, June 18. Thos., s. of Richd. & Rachel Dukes [Juckes written over] ... bap.
1786, Jan. 15. Elizabeth, d. of Richd. & Rachel Dukes[Juckes written over] ... bap.
1785, May 30. Elianor, d. of Edwd Austin, junior ... bur.

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1785, July 24. Mary Holmes ... bap.
" Sept. 29. Edwd Austin ... bar.

No. 4 baptised, 4 buried. E. Houlston.

1782, Dec. 20. Charles, s. of Thos. & An Belliss ... bap.
1783, June 12. Elizabeth, d. of Thos. & Ann Belliss ... bap.
1786, Jan. 10. George, s. of Thos. & Ann Belliss ... bap.
" Mar. 30. Catherine Ward ... bur.
" May 20. Ann, d. of John & Martha Hatten ... bap.
" May 24. William, s. of Thomas & Ann Roberts ... bap.
" May 20. Edward, s. of Thomas & Ann Belliss ... bap.
1787, Jan. 12. James Austin, of Longdon ... bur.
" Jan. 28. Nicolas Motteram, of Longdon ... bur.

Two burials to the 1st of Oct. 1787.

1788, Jan. 6. Richd., s. of Willm. & Ann Robinson ... bap.
" Jan. 21. William Boycott ... bar.
" Mar. 27. Cattem Robinson ... bar.
" April 13. Sarah Maria, d. of William & Barbara Boycott ... bap.
" July 19. Ambrose Robinson ... bar.
" July 28. Samuel Shakeshaft & Ann Skitt ... mar.
" Oct. 12. William, s. of John & Martha Hatton ... bap.

Settled the duty to Oct. the 12th, 1788.

" Dec. 21. John, s. of Joseph & Mary Skitt ... bap.
1789, Feb. 1. Richard, s. of Joseph & Mary Skitt ... bur.
" Mar. 11. Thomas Bellass ... bar.
" Mar. 29. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Sarah Jackson ... bap.
" April 5. Emma, base born child of Elisabeth Eyton ... bap.
" July 15. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Ann Roberts ... bap.
" Aug. 16. Thomas, s. of Michael & Elizabeth Tudor ... bap.

Duty paid to Der 13th, 1789.

1790, Nov. 28. William Ratcliff ... bur.
" April 28. Maria, d. of Joseph & Mary Skitt ... bur.
1791, Dec. 8. John, s. of Thos. & Elizth. Rieves ... bap.
" Aug. 28. Richard, s. of John & Martha Hatton ... bap.

The Duty paid.

" Oct. 23. Christian, base born d. of Ann Bevan ... bap.
1792, Mar. 25. John Gollins, s. of Robert & Ann Motteram ... bap.
" Mar. 25. Willm, s. of John & Martha Stventon, a poper ... bar.

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1792, April 5. Mary, d. of John & Martha Stventon, a poper ... bur.
" April 6. Henry, s. of Michael & Elizabeth Tuder ... bap.
" Sept. 16. Mary, base d. of Elizabeth Hall ... bap.
" July 15. John Steventon, a pauper ... bur.

Duty paid to Oct. 1st, 1792.

" Nov. 4. Richard, s. of Thomas & Mary Bates ... bap.
1793, Feb. 24. Thomas, s. of James & Elizabeth Bullock ... bap.
" May 6. Robert [Gollins erased], s. of Robert & Ann Motteram ... bap.
" July 16. Elizabeth, d. of Wm. & Mary Hatton ... bap.
" Nov. 24. William, s. of Michael Tudor, of Crudington ... bap.

JAS. MARSTON, Curate.

1794, May 11. Elizabeth, d. of Robert & Ann Motteram ... bap.
" July 20. Ann, d. of Thos. & Elizabeth Reeves ... bap.
" Dec. 14. Edward, s. of John Hatton ... bap.
1795, Mar. 8. Ann, d. of Rich' Hallis ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Margt Owen, of Wellington ... bur.
" April 12. William, s. of Robert & Ann Motteram... bap.
" Sept. 20. Mary Ann, d. of Thos. & Mary Hiles ... bap.
" Sept. 27. William, s. of William & Elizabeth Wolley, of Tearn ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Mary Ann Hiles ... bur.
" Dec. 12. Jane Williams ... bur.
1796, Mar. 6. Mary, d. of William & Elizabeth Edwards, of Longdon ... bap.
" April 3. Jane, base child of Mary Wythington, of Longdon ... bap.
" June 19. Mary Edwards, of Longdon ... bur.
1779 [sic], Dec. 8. Willm., s. of Willm. & Ann Robeson ... bap.
1796, July 1. Mary Edwards ... bur.
" Sept. 9. Ann Roberts, of Longdon ... bur.
" Sept. 25. Mary Ann, d. of Robert & Anne Motteram, of Longdon ... bap.
" Dec. 11. Thomas, s. of William Hatton ... bap.
1797, July 16. Robert, s. of William Woolley, of Tern, in the p. of Ercall Magna ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Mary Hatton, of Longdon ... bur.

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1797, Sept. 17. Thos., s. of William Edwards, of Longdon ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Thomas, s. of Robert & Ann Motteram... bap.
" Oct. 23. Charlotte, base child of Elia. Hall ... bap.
1798, April 29. Martha, d. of John & Martha Hatton, of Longdon ... bap.
" May 11. Richard George, of Longdon Mill ... bur.
1799, Jan. 13. Thos, s. of Thomas Bates, of Longdon ... bap.
" April 7. Henry, s. of Robert & Ann Motteram, [of] Longdon ... bap.
" April 28. William, s. of Richard Laycock, of the Waste, at Longdon ... bap.
" June 16. John, a. of Wm Jones, of the Waste, at Longdon ... bap.

JAMES MARSTON, Curate, 1799.

" Nov. 10. Samuel, s. of Henry Lockley, of the Waste ... bap.
1800, Jan. 15. Eliz. Hill, of the Waste ... bur.
" April 27. Thomas, s. of Richard Hallis, of Slafford, in the p. of High Ercall ... bap.
" May 4. James, s. of Robert & Ann Motteram ... bap.
" Oct. 4. James, s. of Robert & Ann Motteram ... bur.
" Aug. 17. Richard, s. of Thos. & Ann Hazledine ... bap.
1801, Mar. 8. Sarah, d. of Thos Clerke ... bap.
" Mar. 30. Joseph Skitt, of Long Wood ... bur.
" May 17. Judeth Downs, of High Ercall, at Longdon ... bur.
" June 21. Jane, d. of Robert & Ann Motteram ... bap.
" July 3. Thos, s. of John Paddock, of Longdon ... bap.
" July 5. Thos, s. of John Paddock ... bur.
" Aug. 23. John, base child of Margaret Spencer, widow, of the Longlane ... bap.
" Sept. 1. Martha, d. of Tho' & Mary Hiles, of Shrewsbury ... bur.
1832, April 4. Thomas, s. of Thomas Clarke, of the Waste ... bap.
" June 6. Maria, d. of Robert & Ann Motteram ... bap.
" July 23. Richard, s. of Richard Nevels, of the Waste ... bap.
" Sept. 14. Maria, d. of Robert & Ann Motteram ... bur.
" Dec. 19. Jane, d. of John Itching, of the Waste, at Longdon ... bap.

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1803, April 12. Thomas Purslow, of Longdon ... bur.
" May 22. William, s. of Thomas & Ann Hazledine ... bap.
" July 31. Mary, d. of John & Charlotte Austin ... bap.
" July 31. Sarah, d. of William Hallis, of the Small Moor ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Charles, s. of Henry Lockley, [of] Marsh, Ercall Magna ... bap.
1804, Feb. 26. Elizabeth, d. of Thos. Clarke, of Longdon ... bap.
" April 8. Mary, base child of Elizabeth Hatton, of Long ... bap.
" April 8. Sarah, d. of Robert & Ann Motteram, of Longdon ... bap.
" April 13. Sarah, d. of Robert & Ann Motteram, of Longdon ... bur.
" July 15. Jane, d. of Thomas Jones, of Long Mill... bap.
" July 15. Mary, d. of John Itching, of the Waste, at Longdon ... bap.
" Dec. 15. Frances Motteram ... bur.
" Sept. 21. Edward Adams, of Longdon ... bur.
1805, Jan. 11. Elizth. [Mary erased] Gollins, of Longdon, aged 76 years ... bur.
" Jan. 27. Samuel, s. of Samuel Wood, of the Waste ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Jemima, d. of Thomas Stanoath, of the Waste ... bap.
" Mar. 24. John, s. of Lewis Jones, of Long-Bank ... bap.
" June 23. James, s. of Robert & Ann Motteram, of Longdon ... bap.
" July 2. Thomas, s. of John Itch in, of the Waste ... bap.
" Sept. 12. Maria, d. of John Paddock, of Long ... bap.
" Sept. 29. James Motteram, aged 3 months ... bur.
" Dec. 22. Maria Paddock ... bur.
" Nov. 8. Elizabeth Nevels, of Muckleton, aged 92 ... bur.
1805, Jan. 11. Thomas [Rowland erased] Belliss, who was Clerk of this Parish upwards 60 years, aged 96 years ... bur.
" Jan. 20. Nicholas Motteram, of Long Hall, aged 84 ... bur.
" April 13. Emma, d. of John & Charlotte Austin, of Long Mills ... bap.

JAS. MARSTON, Curate.

" June 24. Thos. Itchin, of the Waste ... bur.

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1806, July 2. Thos. Roberts, from Wellington ... bur.
" Oct. 19. Martha, d. of John Itchin, of the Waste ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Adams, of Longdon ... bap.
1807, Jan. 25. Margaret, d. of Jeremiah Sambrooke ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Thos., base child of Mary Ursgate ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Thos. Ursgate ... bur.
" Mar. 15. Jane, d. of Richard Nevels, of the Waste ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Mary, d. of Wm. Hollis, of the small Moor ... bap.
" April 23. John, s. of Thos. Edwards, of the Marsh Green ... bap.
" June 28. Sarah, d. of Richard Edwards, of the Marsh Green ... bap.
" July 12. Elizabeth, d. of Wm. & Ann Jones, of the Waste ... bap.
" Sept. 22. Mary, d. of Thos Clarke ... bap.
" Oct. 25. Ann Skitt ... bap
" Oct. 4. George, s. of John Lighton, of Team ... bap.
" Dec. 13. James Lockley ... bur.
" Dec. 20. John, s. of William Beavan, of the Waste ... bap.
1808, Feb. 21 . Mrs [blank] Hazeldine ... bar.
" Feb. 18. William, s. of Richard Kirby, of the Waste ... bap.
" Mar. 12. John Gripton ... bar.
" Mar. 13. Joseph, s. of Thos. Stanworth ... bap.
" May 1. Sarah, base child of Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
" May 1. Samuel, s. of Thos. & Elizabeth Williams ... bap.
" May 8. Edward, s. of Thos. & Barbara Austin, of Isombridge ... bap.
" July 5. Joseph, s. of Thos. & Emma [Charlotte erased] Skitt, [of] Longwood ... bap.

JAS. MARSTON, Curate, July 5th, 1808.

" July 17. John, s. of Jeremiah Sambrooke ... bap.
" Aug. 14. Isaac, s. of Richard Colley, of Longwase ... bap.
" Sept. 18. Joseph, s. of Richard Nevels, of the Waste ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Charlotte, d. of John Ichin, of the Waste ... bap.
1809, April 23. Elizabeth, d. of William Hallis, of the small Moor ... bap.
" April 30. Thomas, s. of Thos. Leighton, of Isomebridge ... bap.
" April 30. Richard, s. of William Jones, of the Waste ... bap.

JAS. MARSTON, Curate.

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1809, May 21. Richard William, s. of Richard Adams, of Longdon ... bap.
" July 23. Richard, s. of John Leighton, of Team ... bap.
" Sept. 23. John, s. of John & Charlotte Austin, of Long Mill ... bap
" Oct. 15. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Kirby, of the bap Waste ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Samuel, s. of Richard Reeves, of Long Bank ... bap.
" Nov. 19. Ann, d. of William Shelton, of Isombridge ... bap.
" Nov. 19. Thomas, s. of Samuel Wood, of the Waste ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Elizabeth, d. of Samuel Lighton, of Sugdon ... bap.

J. MARSTON, Curate.

1811, Jan. 3. Mary, d. of John Hatton ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Jane, base child of Elizabeth Whooley, of Tearn ... bap.
" Feb. 4. James, s. of John Jones, of Isomebridge ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Richard, s. of Richard & Sarah Edwards, of the Marsh Green ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Mary, d. of Thomas & Charlotte Edwards, of the Marsh Green ... bap.

JAMES MARSTON, Curate, 1810.

" July 6. John, base child of Jane Holding, of Sugdon ... bap.
" July 16. Edward Adams, of Wellington ... bur.
" Sept. 16. Elizabeth, d. [of] Benjamine & Elizabeth Holliss, of the small Moor ...bap.
" Jan. 5. Ann, d. of John & Mary Paddock, of Long ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Margaret, base child of Eleanor Minors, of the Mirelake ... bap.
" Dec. 6. Francis, s. of John & Jane Hitchen, of the Waste ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Joseph, s. of Richard Devy & Elizabeth Adams, of Longdon ... bap.

CORBET BROWN, Curate.

1811, Jan. 1. Sarah Motteram, late of Longdon ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Edward Austin, late of Boalass Mill ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Sarah Bishop ... bur.

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14 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1811

1811, Mar. 26. Emma, d. of Thomas & Emma Skitt, of Long's Wood ... bap.
" May 12. John, base son of Dina Pepplow, of Longdon ... bap.
" June 22. Charlotte Ichin ... bur
" Aug. 18. Mary, d. of Thomas Hallis, of the Small Moor ... bap.
" Aug. 25. William, base child of Elizabeth Williams, Marsh Green... bap.
" Sept. 29. Thomas, s. of Andrew & Ann Bates, of Isombridge ... bap.
1812, May 31. Catherine, d. of Thomas & Sarah Ratliff ... bap.
" April 26. George, s. of Samuel Peplow, Marsh Green ... bap.
" July 12. Thomas, s. of Richard Edwards, of the Marsh Green ... bap.
" Aug. 16. Thomas, s. of John Hatton, of Longdon ... bap.
" Sept. 13. John, s. of William Prichard, of Longdon ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Elizabeth, d. of Samuel Wood, of Lon gwaste ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Richard, a. of Thomas Hammond, of Rushmoor... bap.

JAMES MARSTON, Curate.

" Dec. 21. Richard, s. of Richard Upton, of the Long lane ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Thomas, base s. of Elizabeth Woolley, of Team ... bap.

1813. See the new Register Book.

JAMES MARSTON, Minister.

A REGISTER OF ALL MARRIAGES SOLEMNIZED & BANNS OF
MARRIAGE PUBLISHED IN YE CHURCH OF LONGDON, IN
YE COUNTY OF SALOP; FROM LADY DAY, 1754. AT WCH.
TIME YE ACT FOR PREVENTING CLANDESTINE MARRIAGES
TOOK PLACE.

[The Parties are all of Longdon, unless otherwise stated.]

1758, May 15. Edward Davis, p. Wrockwardine, & Anne Edwards ... mar. By RICD OGLE, Curate of Longdon.

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1759, June 18. Mr. Ricd. Bellis, p. Eyton, b., & Anne Bellis, lic. ... mar. Wit.: John Skitt, John Belliss.
" Sept. 27. Ricd Leighton, p. Rodington, b., and Anne Austin, lic. ... mar. Wit.: Richard Cuerton, John Armson.
1761, May 27. Thomas Pnrsell & Martha Bellis ... mar.
1764, Jan. 12. James Austin & Mare Clarke, p. High Ercall, lic. ... mar.
1768, April 17 & 24, & May ir. Ambrose Robinson & Sarah Spenser, p. Wythington. [Banns only.]
1769, July 1, 8, & 15. Isaac Rellshall & Ann Cooper, p. High Ercall. [Banns only.]

Wm.. HINTON, Rector.

1770, Nov. 1. John Powel & Elizabeth Robinson ... mar. By HEN. WOOD, Curate.
1771, May 19. Mary, d. of William & Ann Robinson ... bap.
1772, Feb. 12. Richard Holmes & Barbara Austin ... mar.
1773, June 13. Jane, d. of William & Ann Robinson ... bap.
1775, Feb. 9. Thomas Hollis, p. High Ercall, & Elizabeth Dears ... mar.
1776, May 6. Thomas Steventon & Mary Cook ... mar. By STEPHEN PANTING, Vicar of Wrockwardine.
1777, April 10. Richard Barker & Mary Wright ... mar. By Jos. MORRIS, Curate of Rodington.
1780, July 30. Thomas Lawrence, p. Rinnersly, & Sarah Jones ... mar.

J. WALRAM, Curate.

1783, Feb. 18. Wm. Mottiram, p. St. Phillip's, Birmingham, b., & Elizabeth Cope, lic. ... mar. By GEO. RAVENSCROPT.
1784, Feb. 10. Richard Juckes, b.,.& Rachel Clerk [signs Clarke], p. of Roxeter [Wroseter], lic. ... mar.
" April 10. John Pinches, p. Wellington, b., & Sarah Motteram, lic. ... mar.
" May 31. James Dickson [sig.= Dixon], p. Ercall, b., & Jane Austin, lic. ... mar.

No. 3, Edwd Houlston.

1788, July 28. Samuel Shakeshaft & Ann Skitt ... mar.

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1789, June 2. Joseph Moore, p. Moxhul, Warwickshire, b., & Lydia Motteram, sp., lic. ... mar. By JAMES PRICE, Curate.
1791, Jan. 27. Thomas Reeves & Elizabeth Radcliffe ... mar.
1793, April 2. William Hatton & Mary Cooper ... mar. By JAS. MARSTON, Curate.
" Dec. 31. Charles Crumpt & Jane Gregory ... mar.
1794, Feb. 15. George Beach & Ann Steventon ... mar.
1799, Mar. 25. Thomas Welch & Mary Nevels ... mar.
1801, June 10. John Paddock & Mary Hatton ... mar.
1807, July 7. Thos. Williams & Elizabeth Hazledine ... mar.
1809, May 2. Thomas Ratliff [signs Ratleff] & Sarah Goodall ... mar.
1810, Mar. 5. Thomas Hughes & Ann Weston ... mar.

[The following memoranda occur in the middle of the register.]

March 18th, 1814. The under-written is a true list of the
Registers in the parish of Longdon upon Tern, in the
County of Salop. No. 1 begins on the 10th day of March. 1692,
& ends the 31st day of Decr, 1812, containing all
the Marriages, Baptisms, & Burials in the said parish
for the above number of years; there are no other Registers
in this parish except the Three new ones, which commence
the first day of January, 1813, & they are all deposited in
an Iron Chest, wh is provided as the Act directs, &
kept in the Church.
Witness this 18th day of March, 1814.
JAMES MARSTON, Minister.
R. D. ADAMS, Ch Warden.

Register No. 1 commences with the Baptisms & Burials from
the 10 day of March, 1692, to the 25 September, 1763;
from that date there appears a deficiency of 7 years, as it
again commences 3rd June, 1770, and proceeds regularly to
Dec. 27, 1812.

The Marriages commence 1692 to the 5th day of March, 1810.

The above is a correct list of the Baptisms, Burials, & Marriages
contains in one volume, and the only Register Book in the
Parish of Longdon upon Tern in the County of Salop
previous to the year 1813.

Longdon upon Tern, T. EVANS, Minister.
June 4, 1832.

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