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The Register of
Melverley

Melverley Parish Register.
1723 to 1812.

AMONG the Curates-in-Charge, whose names occur in the Registers, the most eminent was William Worthington, 1726-1729, a learned and voluminous writer on Christian Evidences, Canon of St. Asaph, 1773, and Chaplain to Bishop Drummond, who, on his translation to York, promoted him also in that Cathedral.

An account of the curious timbered Church and of the Parish will be found in Archdeacon Thomas's History of the Diocese of St. Asaph, p. 642.

The Parish Register abstract of 1831 gives the following account of these Registers: "Melverley P.C.- No. 1, Baptisms, Burials, 1723-1784; Marriages, 1723-1753. No. 2, Baptisms, 1785-1812. No. 3, Burials, 1785-1812. No. 4, Marriages, 1754-1811". To these must now be added No. 5, Marriages, 1813-1836. No. 6, Baptisms, 1813-; 7, Marriages, 1837-; 8, Burials, 1813-; these last three being still in use.

Of the above, in:-

No. 1. The Entries are made promiscuously, but in order of time. They are on parchment, and well kept; being usually attested by the Curate and the Church-wardens.

At the end is a Copy of the Terrier of 1749 and a Note stating that the same Terrier had been sent in 1774 with a slight correction as to trees on the Glebe and the Churchyard.

2 Preface.

No. 2. Marriage, 1754-1811.

The Banns and Marriages are combined: they are in good condition, but only a few pages of the book are filled. They are on paper.

No. 3. Births and Baptisms, 1785-1812.

Paper 17 in. x 11 in. Ruled in red lines for Child's Name, Parents' Abode, Birth and Baptism, according to Month, Day and Year respectively. Very few pages used up. But there are a few Memoranda by the Rev. H. Prichard, relating to the Church Restoration and the Reopening Services, 1878.

No. 4. Corresponding Register of Burials, 1785-1812.

A curious expression is made use of in the burial of "ye wife Guest of ye p. of Llandysilio, 3rd November, 1746," the term being equivalent to midwife; and an amusing stanza is attached to a wedding on the 17th December, 1766:-

This morning I have put a Tye
No man could put it faster
'Tween Matthew Dod, the man of God
And modest Nellie Foster.

The Registers have been transcribed by the Rector, Rev. Hugh Holland Howard, and the transcript collated with the originals by Archdeacon Thomas, who has also corrected the proofs as they passed through the press.

Book 1.

THE REGISTER of all the Marriages Christenings and Burials yt happened within the Parish of MELVERLEY in the County of Salop from the year of our Lord 1723.

John Jones, Cur.
John Davies } Church
Tho: Williams } Wardens.

1723, Nov. 10. Elinor the d. of Robert Forster and Mary his wife ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Alice ... ad. Rhosrob ... bur.

John Jones cur:
John Davies of Pentrebach } Ch. W.
Tho. Wms of ye lower end }

1724, Jan. 7. John s. of Hugh Theodore by Ann his w. ... bap.
" June 22. Thomas. s. of John Davies by Elizabeth his wife ... bap.
" July 26. Ann d. of Edward Owen by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Sept 11. Edmund Jones ... bur.
" Sept. 20. Thomas s. of Richard Elx ... bap.
" Sept. 27. David s. of Edward Mathews ... bap.
" Oct. 10. Cathrine Twiss ... bur.
" Oct 23. Mary Jones and Ann Owen ... bur.
" Nov. 21. Thomas Wms ... bur.
" Xber. 18. David Lloyd and Ann Rogers both of this p. ... mar.
" Jan. 31. Jane d. of Edward Wm. by Elinor his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 7. David Jones and Mary Forster, both of this p. Banns ... mar.
" Mar. 12. Mary d. of Wm Chandler by Mary his w. ... bap.

4 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1724

1724, Mar. 14. John s. of John Corbett by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.

John Jones Cur.
March 29, 1725.
Wardens chosen, John Venable. John Cross.

1725, May. 31. Thomas Owen ... bur.
" Nov. 14. Mary d. David Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Margaret Davies, wid. ... bur.
1726,[1] Ap. 14. Eliz. Griffithes d. of John Griffithes ... bur.
" June 28. Alice d. of John Rogers ... bur.

Robert Patrick cur.
July 17, 1726. William Worthington, Cler. Cur.

" Aug. 14. Margaret d. of Arthur Downes and Catharine his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 18. Thomas Geno and Alice Meredith ... mar.
" Aug. 28. Edward s. of Edward and Elizabeth Owens ... bap.
" Sept 18. William s. of John and Elizabeth Alcoa ... bap.
" Oct. 16. Elizabeth d. of Thomas Williams and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Mary d. of Robert Forster and Mary his wife ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Richard Twiss ... bur.
" Nov. 11. Richard Edwards ... bur.
" Dec. 19. Edward s. of Edward Owens and Elizabeth his w. ... bur.

William Worthington cur.

1727, Feb. 26. Catherine d. of Hugh and Ann Tudor ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Elizabeth d. of Edward and Amy (Amia) Davies ... bap.
" "same day" Eleanor d. of Edward and Eleanor Williams ... bur.
" Mar. 31. Richard s. of Richard and Eleanor Twiss ... bur.

Catalogus Parochialis Guil Worthington Cur.
a Festo Paschatis Ao 1727 Edvardo Payne }
ad Festum Paschatis Ao 1728 Johanne Corbet} Guard

" Ap. 9. William s. of Thomas Williams and Catherine his w. ... bap.

[1] The Entries from this date to 1729 are in Latin in the Register.

1728] Melverley. 5

1727, Ap. 23. Mary d. of Edward and Ann Davies ... bur.
" Ap. 27. Elizabeth d. of same ... bur.
" Aug. 20. Edward s. of John and Mary Jones ... bap.
" Aug. 32. Richard Elks ... bur.
" Sept. 3. Elizabeth d. of William Chandler and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Sept 9. ... bur.
" Sept. 4. Elizabeth w. of Thomas ab Edward ... bur.
" Sept 5. Edward Garland ... bur.
" Sept. 23. Tho Humphreys from par. of Garson (Cardiston) ... bur.
" Oct. 20. John s. of - and Catherine his w. b. Oct. 5. ... bur.
" Nov. 7. Mary Owen, Kinnerley p. ... bur.
" Nov. 14. Catharine Rogers ... bur.
" Nov. 26. Randolph s. of Edward Mathews and Susanna his wife ... bap.
" Dec. 26. The same Randolph ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Charles Davies ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Margaret Downes wid. ... bur.
" Dec. 21. Sarah Lawrence ... bur.
1727-8, Jan. 22. John Owen ... bur.
" Feb. 23. John Alcox ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Dorothy wife of William Forster ... bur.
" Mar. 9. William Foster himself and Rowland s. of John Alcox ... bur.
" Ap. 12. Mary wife of Thomas Williams ... bur.

[1728. William Worthington cur:]

1728, July 8. John Jones ... bur.
" Aug. 26. Ann Lloyd ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Catharine Davies wid. ... bur.
" Aug. 30. John Davies ... bur.
" Sept. 28. Eleanor Lloyd wid. ... bur.
" Oct. 28. Elizabeth Owen wid. ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Mary Davies wid. ... bur.
" Jan. 20. Mary d. of Eliz. Geno wid. ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Edward Davies ... bur.
" Feb. 29. Matthew Lloyd junr ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Mary Nichols ... bur.
" Mar. 23. Thomas ab Edward ... bur.

6 Shropshire Parish Registers.

Melverley. 7

[Pages 6-7 missing.]

8 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1734

1734, Mar. 28. Margaret Lloyd Wid. ... bur.
" May 11. Edward s. of Griffith Pughe ... bur.
" May 17. Thomas Rogers and Mary Hughes both of this p. ... mar.
" May 27. David Jones and Alice Gennoe both of this p. ... mar.
" May 29. Jane Owen Wid. ... bur.
" July 2. Catherine d. of Thomas Williams clerk ... bap.
" Sept. 9. Edward Owen and Elizabeth Alcocks both of this p. ... mar.

Randolph Parry, Curate

" Nov. 8. Richd s. of Richd Dovmes ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Edward s. of John Jones ... bur.
" Dec. 23. Thomas Payne of Oswestry p. and Jane Williams ... mar.
1735, Jan. 5. Richard s. of Richd Rider ... bap.
" Mar. 29. Thomas s. of Richd Griffiths ... bap.
" Apr. 2. Elzabeth w. of David Jones ... bur.
" Apr. 4. Thomas s. of Roger Griffiths ... bap.
" Ap. 5. Elizabeth d. of Richard Downes ... bur.
" Ap. 8. Joseph s. of Arthur Downes ... bap.
" Sept. 25. William s. of David Jones ... bap.
" Sept. 26. Elizabeth d. of Timothy Sydes ... bap.
" Oct. 13. Ann d. of Edward Tydder ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Catherine d. of Thomes Jones ... bap.
1736, Jan. 13. Martha d. of Thomas Rogers ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Mary Hymphreys ... bur.
" Mar. 10. William s. Richard Rider ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Ann d. of David Richards
" Ap. 30. John s. of John Dod ... bap.
" June 20. Mary d. of Owen Davies ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Thomas s. of Rob, Forrister ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Thomas Williams and Gwen Davies ... mar.
" Dec. 12. John s. of John Edwards ... bap.
" Dec. 26. John s. of John Edwards ... bur.
1737, Mar. 3. William s. of Richd Rider... ... bur.
" Mar. (8?). David s. of David Jones ... bap.
" Ap. 8. Margaret d. of Tho. Williams ... bap.
" Ap. 24. William s. of John Lawrence ... bap.
" July 10. Elizabeth d. of Saml Gittins ... bap.

1740] Melverley. 9

1737, Aug. 5. Thomas s. of Tho. Williams Junr ... bap.
" Aug. 8. Ann d. of David Richards ... bur.

Randolph Parry Curate

1738, Jan. 15. Jane d. of Robt Mansell of Edgerly ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Mary d. of Roger Griffiths ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Thomas s. of Thomas Jones ... bap.
" Mar. 26. Mary d. of Richard Rider ... bap.
" Mar. 26. John s. of Edward Tydder ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Robert Lloyd ... bur.
" Mar. 28. John s. of Edward Tydder ... bur.
" Ap. 9. Matthew s. of John Dod ... bap.
" Ap. 13. Ann Davies Wid. ... bur.
" Ap. 30. David Jones and Hester Bich both of this p. ... mar.
" May 23. Martha d. of William Rogers ... bap.
" June 1. Mary d. of John Payne ... bap.
" July 15. Elizabeth d. of Richard Griffiths ... bap.
" Sept 17. Elizabeth d. of John Edwards ... bap.
" Sept. 24. Elizabeth d. of David Jones ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Jane d. of Robert Hughes ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Mary d. of Thomas Rogers of Masbrook ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Martha d. of William Rogers ... bur.
1739, Jan. 13. Elizabeth d. of David Jones ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Mary d. of Thomas Williams ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Elizabeth d. of Tho. Williams clark, ... bur.
" Mar. 18. Mary d. of David Richards ... bap.
" Ap. 15. Mary d. of John Lawrence ... bap.
" Ap. 15. Elizabeth d. of John Edwards ... bur.
" Ap. 26. Sarah wife of John Edwards ... bur.
" Ap. 28. Hannah Payne ... bur.
" May 6. Richard s. of William Evans ... bap.
. May 23. Catherine Williams ... bur.
" May 26. Richard Rider ... bur.
" July 19. Richard Elks ... bur.
" Oct. - Isaac the reputed s. of William Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Margt., d. of Edward Tydder ... bap.

Randolph Parry curate

1740, Feb. 17. Sarah, w. of Humphrey Lockley ... bur.
" Mar. 9. Isaac, reputed s. of William Rogers ... bur.
" Ap. 12. Mary d. of Roger Griffiths ... bap.

10 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1740

1740, Ap. 17. Mary d. of Roger Griffiths ... bur.
" June 1. Edward & of John Payne ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Edward s. of David Jones and Hester his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Sarah d. of Thomas Payne and Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Mary d. of Thomas Jones and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Sarah d. of Thomas Payne ... bur.
" Dec. 24. Margaret d. of Edward Tydor ... bur.
" Jan. 25. Edward Williams ... bur.
" Jan. 25. Mary d. of Thomas Gittins and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 1. Catharine d. of David Jones and Alice his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Catherine d. of David Jones ... bur.
" Mar. 15. John s. of Owen Davies and Mary his w. ... bap.
1741, Mar. 26. Mary, base d. Mary Foulks sojourner ... bap.
" May 2. Elizabeth d. John Williams and Mary his w. ... bap.
" May 7. Richard s. Tho. Williams and Gwen his w. ... bap.
" May 18. John Maiden and Mary Rider both of this p. ... mar.
" June 16. Thomas Perkin and Ann Watts License ... mar.
" July 26. John s. of David Richards and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 13. John s. of David Richards and Ann his w. ... bur.
" Sept 18. Ann wife of Tho. Evans ... bur.
" Oct. 18. Ann d. of William Thomas and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Mary Davies ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Mary base d. of Elizabeth Genoe and Richard Boliver ... bap.
" Dec. 26. John s. of David Jones and Hester his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Nathan Blockley ... bur.
" Jan. 10. Elinor d. of Roger Griffiths and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 20. John s. of David Jones ... bur.
" Feb. 21. John s. of John Mayden and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Richard Downs of Kinnerley p. ... bur.
1742, Mar. 30. Jane d. of John Payne and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 11. Elizabeth d. of Edward Tudor and Anne his w. ... bap.
" June 6. Richard Downs of Kinnerley p. ... bur.
" June 10. Elizabeth d. of Richard Downs of Kinnerley p. ... bur.

1745] Melverley. 11

1742, June 13. Ann d. of John Plimley and Sarah his wife ... bap.
" June 27. Edward Tudor ... bur.
" July 31. David Richards ... bur.
" Aug. 15. Jane d. of Tho. Williams and Bridget his w. ... bap.
" Sept 9. David Jones ... bur.
" Sept. 20. Mary wife of John Mayden ... bur.
" Oct. 1. Joseph Prichard of Wentnor p. ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Samuel s. of Tho. Gittyns and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Mary d. of David Jones and Hester his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 2. Jane d. of David Richards and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 30. Sarah Mansell Wid. ... bur.
" Mar. 20. Mary d. of Evan Price and Catherine his w. ... bap.

Richd Birch } Church
Tho. Bevan } Wardens.

1743, July 6. Elinor w. of Wiffiam Pickstoke ... bur.
" Dec. 6. Robert Blockley ... bur.
" Feb. 28. Thomas s. of David Jones Miller and Hester ... bap.
1744, May 25. Ann Pain ... bur.
" Sept. 30. Edward base child of Ann Lewis ... bap.
" Oct. 9. Peter s. of Thos Jones and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Jane d. of John Williams and Mary his w. ... bap.
1745, Jan. 2. Robert Evans and Ann Tudor ... mar.
1744-5, Jan. 22. Thomas s. of Thos Williams, p. Kinnerley ... bur.
1745, Jan. 24. Mary Lewis wid. ... bur.
" Feb. 2. John s. of John Payne and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Thomas s. of David Jones ... bur.
" Mar. 31. Ann d. of David Jones and Alice his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 28. Ann d. of John Laurence and Mary his w. ... bap.
" May 7. Henry Edwards ... bur.
" May 10. John s. of Robert Evans and Ann his w. ... bap.
" May 16. Edward base child of Ann Lewis ... bur.
" June 5. Joshua Downes ... bur.

Turner Curate
John Everald } Church
Edward Owen } Wardens

" June 5. John s. of Thomas Pool and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Thomas Williams, "Parish Clark" ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Elizabeth d. Roger Griffiths and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.

12 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1746

1746, Ap. 3. Sarah Davies, Pauper ... bur.
" May 4. Robert Jones and Margaret Probart ... mar.
" May 4. Mary d. Thomas Gittins and Mary his w. ... bap.
" May 5. Peter s. Thomas Jones ... bur.
" May 18. David s. of Edward Jones and Mary his w. ... bap.
" June 3. Elizabeth Lockley ... bur.
" June 29. Edward s. of John Everall and Ann his w. ... bap.
" July 1. Thomas s. of Thomas Davies and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" July 27. Ann d. of Robert Jones and Margaret ... bap.
" Sept. 28. John base child of Eleanor Williams ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Susanna d. of Edward Evans and Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Thomas s. of Evan Dod and Susanna his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 28. William s. of David Jones ... bur.
" Nov. 3. Margaret "ye wife Guest of ye Parish of Llandysilio" ... bur.
1747, Jan. Mary wife (of) David Jones ... bur.
" Apr. 26. Ann Rogers d. of Tho. Rogers ... bap.
" June 7. Alice w. of David Jones ... bur.
same day Alice d. of David Jones ... bap.
{ Robert s.
" Oct. 9. { Margaret d.} of Rob, Evans ... bap.
" Oct. 15. John Maiden and Alse ... mar.
" Nov. 8. Robert s. and Margaret d. of Rob, Evans ... bur.
" Nov. 29. William s. of The Lewis and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Thos. s. of Thos Poole and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Edward Evans ... bur.

John Lloyd, Curate.

1748, Ap. 24. Mary d. of Robt Jones and Mary his wife ... bap.
" Ap. 25. Mary d. of Robt Jones ... bur.
" May 8. William s. of Edd: Jones and Mary his w. ... bap.

John Lloyd curate.
John Davies } Church
John Waring } Wardens

" July 3. John s. of John Plimley and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" July 17. William s. of John Williams and Mary his w. ... bap.

1750] Melverley. 13

1748, July 24. Margaret d. of John Davies and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 14. Mary d. of Edd. Mathews and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 7. William s. of John Williams and Mary ... bur.
" Jan. 1. Humphrey Lockley ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Tho. Davies of p. Shrewerdine and Ann Canlin of this p. ... mar.
. Feb. 3. Catharine d. of Roger Griffiths ... bap.
" Feb. 4. Catharine d. of Roger Griffiths ... bur.
" Feb. 5. William s. of Thos Gittins and Mary his w. ... bap.
1749, Mar. 27. Margaret d. of Rob' Evans and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 23. Margaret Paine ... bur.
" May 6. Richd Griffiths ... bur.

Ye register was delivd. in court to this place in May 1749.

John Lloyd curate.
Robt Jones } Church
Thos Lewis } Wardens

" May 14. Williams s. of George Reeves and Anne his w. ... bap.
" June 4. Richd Thomas and Liddia Bowen, both of p. Kinnerley ... mar.
" Sept 17. Ann w. of Thos Pool ... bur.
" Oct. 15. Mary d. of Robt Jones and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Elizabeth w. of John Davies ... bur.
" Jan. 7. David s. of Robt Jones and Margaret his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Thos Williams, p. Kinnerley ... bur.
" Feb. 25. William s. of John Payn and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Catharine d. of John Maiden and Alice his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 16. Thos s. of Thos Williams and Mary his w. ... bap.
1750, Mar. 25. Edd. Tudor s. of Edd: Tudor ... bur.
" Ap. 8. Margaret d. of Thos Lewis and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" June 19. Randolph s. of Arthur Downes illegitimate ... bap.

John Lloyd curate.
Geo. Reeves } Church
Rich. Birch } Wardens

" July 1. Anne d. of Edd. Peever and Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 2. Anne d. of John Davis and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 8. Mary Lloyd ... bur.

14 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1750

1750, Sept 16. Thos s. John Williams and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Thos s. of Thos Rogers and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 31. Mary d. of David Mathews ... bap.
" Jan. 1. John Jones, p. Kinerley ... bur.
" Jan. 10. John Lawrance ... bur.
" Jan. 17. John Edwards ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Mary Davis, w. of Owen Davies, ... bur.
" Feb. 18. John Maiden ... bur.
" Mar. 15. Willm s. of Robt Foster ... bur.
1751, Mar. 29. Mary d. of Thos Rogers ... bur.
" Apr. 9. Edward s. of Edd. Mathews and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 14. Thos Jesper and Margaret Baker, p. Llandrinio ... mar.
" Apr. 29. Ann d. of Ann Evans, illegitimate ... bap.
" Ap. 29. Mary d. of John Maiden and Alles his w. ... bap.

The register was deliver'd in court to this place in April 17, 1751.

John Lloyd Cur.
Arthur Downs } Church
Tho. Williams } Wardens

" May 31. Richard s. of Tho. Jones ... bur.
" June 11. Arthur Downs ... bur.
" June 25. David Jones and Jane Edwards ... mar.
" July 23. Tho. Evans and Sarah Davies ... mar.
" Sept 30. Joseph Gittins and Sarah Edwards ... mar.
" Oct. 13. David s. of Thos Evans and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 19. Elizabeth d. of Edd: Evans ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Ann d. of Edd. Tudor ... bur.
" Dec. 31. Thos Lloyd and Elisabeth Thomas ... mar.
1752, Jan. 2. John Gittins and Mari Davis ... mar.
" Jan. 5. Robert s. of Robt Jones ... bap.
" Jan. 11. Thos Williams, ye Elder, ... bur.
" Mar. 1. Thos s. of Thos Lewis ... bap.
" Mar. 1. John s. of George Reeves ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Elinor d. of Tho. Jones ... bap.
" Mar. 30. John s. of John Davies ... bap.
" Mar. 30. John s. of Thos Williams ... bap.
" May 10. Elinor d. of Thou Parry ... bap.
" June 14. Richd s. of Thos Davies, p. of Kinnerley, ... bap.

1755] Melverley. 15

1752, July 12. Elinor d. of Robt Evans ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Elizabeth d. of Richd Griffiths ... bur.
" Oct. 5. Mary Jones wid. ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Sarah w. of Tho. Lewis ... bur.
" Oct. 27. Jane wife of Willm Morgan, p. Llandrinnio ... bur.
Nov. 16. Catharine d. of John Maiden ... bur.
" Nov. 23. Elizabeth Downs, p. Kinnerley ... bur.
" Nov. 26. Sarah d. of The Gittins ... bap.

Deliver'd to court.

John Lloyd cur.
Wm. Rogers } Church
Thos Gittins } Wardens

1753, May 1. Mary wife of Robt Foster ... bur.
" May 19. Thos s. of Robt Jones and Margaret his w. ... bap.

J. Lloyd cur.
Richd Burch } Church
John Davies } Wardens

" June 10. John s. of John Gittins and Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 15. Susanna Mathews d. of David Mathews ... bap.
" July 15. Sarah d. of David Jones ... bap.
" July 30. William Pickstock ... bur.
" Sept 7. Margaret Evans, p. Alberbury ... bur.
" Dec. 12. Thos Lewis and Dorothy Olivers ... mar.
1754, Jan. 13. Margaret d. of Thos Rogers ... bap.
Jan. 20. John s of Edd. Mathews ... bap.
" Jan. 27. Thos s. of John Davies ... bap.
" Feb. 3. Sarah d. of John Williams ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Ann d. of Edd. Evans ... bap.
" Mar. 10. William Price and Elinor Pickstock ... mar.
" Mar. 5. David Jones, alias Dorell ... bur.
" July 1. John s. of Edd. Mathews ... bur.
" July 7. Mathew, illegit. s. of Arthur Bagley ... bap.
" July 23. Susanna Mathews ... bur.
" Aug. 18. David Jones and Alice Maiden ... mar.
" Oct. 24 Elizabeth d. of John Davies ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Elizabeth d. of George Reeves ... bap.
" Dec. 25. Evan Arthur ... bur.
1755, Jan. 28. Abraham Owens ... bur.
" Feb. 11. Arthur s. of Thos Downs, p. Sallatin ... bur.
" Feb. 14. Jane Jones wid. ... bur.

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1755, Feb. 23. Mary d. of Thom Parry ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Mary d. of Edd. Mathews ... bur.
" Ap. 20. John s. of Thos Jones ... bap.
" Ap. 27. John & of Robt Jones and Margaret his w. ... bap.

(delivered into Court.)
John Lloyd Cur.
Thos Jones } Ch.
Dad Jones } Wardens

" Sept 23. Joseph Gittins ... bur.
" Nov. 30. Arthur Downes ... bur.
1756, Jan. 18. Mary d. of David Jones ... bap.
" Mar. 5. John s. of David Mathews ... bap.
" Mar. 23. John s. of David Mathews ... bur.
" Ap. 25. Richd s. of Thom Lewis ... bap.

Deliver'd into Court June 25, 1756, to this place.

John Lloyd Cur.
Robt Jones } Ch.
Robt Evans } Wardens

" July 11. Elizabeth d. of John Davies ... bap.
" July 15. Margaret w. of John Davies ... bur.
" Sept 30. Ann d. of John Davies ... bap.
" Sept. 30. Robert illegit. s. of John Griffiths ... bap.
" Oct. 2. Thos illegit. s. of Thos Jones ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Arthur s. of John Downs ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Elizabeth w. of John Evans ... bur.
1757, Mar. 6. William s. of Thom Rogers ... bap.
" May 14. David s. of David Mathews ... bur.

Deliver'd into Court to this place in June 4, 1757.

John Lloyd Cur.
Edd. Owen } Ch.
John Davies } Wardens

" July 10. Mary d. of Will. Davies ... bap.
" Sept 17. Roger Griffiths ... bur.
" Sept. 30. William s of Thos Rogers by Mary his w. ... bur.
" Oct 29. Mary d. of Will. Davies by Catherine his w. ... bur.
" Oct. 13. Margaret d. of Edd. Matthews by Eliz. his w. ... bap.
1758, Jan. 8. Edward Owen ... bur.

1760] Melverley. 17

1758, Feb. 19. Ann d. of John Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 5. Susanna d. of Richd Rider by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Elizabeth d. of John Smith by Eliz. his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 2. Richd s. of John Reeves by Ann his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 29. Thos Williams ... bur.
" June 7. David s. of David Matthews by Jane his w. ... bap.

"Delivered into Court to June 4, 58."

" July 16. Martha d. of Tho Parry by Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 16. Richd s. of Thos Williams ... bap.
" July 31. Edward s. of Tho Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Edd. s. of Tho Jones by Mary his w. ... bur.
" Aug. 27. John s. of John Davies by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 10. John Hughes p. Alberbury ... bur.
" Nov. 5. Eliz. Griffiths ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Mary Davies p. Great Ness ... bur.
1759, Jan. 1. Mary d. of John Davies by Ann his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Richd s. of George Reeves by Ann his w. ... bur.
" Jan. 22. Margaret d. of Robert Evans by Ann his w. ... bur.
" Jan. 28. Elinor d. of John Payne by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Elizabeth d. of David Jones by Alice his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Elizabeth d. of John Davies by Mary his w. ... bur.
" Mar 25. John s. of John Davies by Mary his w. ... bur.

Delivered into Court to May 12, 59.

" May 13. Sarah d. of Richd Rider by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" June 10. David s. of David Matthews by Jane his w. ... bur.
" July 15. Elizabeth d. of John Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 17. Thos Rowlands ... bur.
" Nov. 11. Sarah d. of John Plimley by Samh his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Eliz. d. of Thos Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.
Dec. 2. Eliz. d. of Thos Jones ... bur.
" Dec. 25. John Evans ... bur.
1760, Ap. 6. Eliz. d. of John Davies by Mary his w. ... bap.

Delivered into Court to June 2, 1760.

" June 8. Margaret d. of David Matthews by Jane his w. ... bap.
" June 28. Jane w. of John Dod ... bur.
" July 19. Mary d. of Edd. Matthews by Mary his w. ... bur.

18 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1760

1760, July 20 Elizabeth d. Edd. Matthews by Eliz. his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Eliz. d. of Edd. Matthews by Eliz. his w. ... bur,
" Sept. 7. John s. of Thomas Turner by Eliz. his w. ... bap.
" Sept. 28. Ann d. of Lenart Jesper by Eliz. his w. ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Sarah d. of John Davies by Ann his w. ... bap.
" Sept. 22. John s. of John Griffiths by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Thos s. of George Reeves by Ann his w.... bap.
" Oct. 12. Mary, w. of Will. Rogers ... bur.
" Oct. 19. Mary d. of John Smith by Eliz. his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 2. William s. of Samuel Rogers by Eliz. his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Mary, w. of Thom Jones, p. of Kinnerley ... bur.
" Dec. 14. Thomas s. of Mary Laurence ... bap.
1761, Jan. 5. Robert Forester of Llandysilio ... bur.
" Feb. 24. John Davies ... bur.
" Ap. 26. Sarah and Margaret drs. of Thom Tinsley by Margaret his w. ... bap.
" July 12. John s. of John Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Sept. 13. Edd. s. of Thomas Lewis by Dorothy his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 13. Mary Forester ... bur.
" Dec. 17. Mary Edds ... bur.
" Dec. 20. Eliz. d. of Thomas Parry by Mary his w. ... bap.
1762, Jan. 3. Margaret d. of Robert Jones by Afary his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 26. Eliz. Mason ... bur.
" Ap. 25. David and John sons of Edd. Matthews by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 25. Ann d. of David Jones by Alice his w. ... bap.

Delivered into court to June 10, 1762.

" July 11. Mary d. of John Griffiths ... bap.
" July 25. Richd s. of Richd Rider by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 9. John Davies ... bur.
" Oct. 10. Hannah d. of Mary Lavrrence ... bap.
" Oct. 10. Elinor d. of John Davies by Ann his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 7. Will. s. of Sam Rogers by Eliz. his w. ... bur.
" Dec. 7. Mary dau. of Mary Jones ... bap.
1763, Jan. 2. Wm. s. of Dav. Matthews by Jane his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Hannah d. of Mary Lawrence ... bur.
" Mar. 13. Eliz. d. of Edd. Evans by Ann his w. ... bur.
" Apl. 4. Ann d. of Tho. Williams by Eliz. his w. ... bap.

Delivered into court to May 18, 63

1767] Melverley. 19

1763, May 20. Thos Jones and Martha Prichard ... mar.
1764, Ap. 29. Edd. s. of John Griffiths ... bap.
" July 5. The s. of Thos Jones ... bap.
" Sept. 2. Edd. s. of Saml Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 7. John s. of Richd Williams, illega ... bap.
1765, Jan. 20. Eliza d. of Thos Williams ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Edd. s. of J Griffiths ... bap.
" Apr. 28. Richd s. of George Reeves ... bap.
" May 19. Richd Williams and Mary Arthur ... mar.
" May 27. Jane d. of Jo Davies ... bap.

Delivered into court to June 6

" June 17. John s. of Thos Jones by Ann his w. ... bur.
" July 6. Ann w. of Thos Jones ... bur.
" July 14. William s. of Thos Parry by Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 15. Arthur s. of Thos Lewis by Dorothy his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 4. Mary da. of Richd Ryder by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 6. Mary d. of Mary Birch ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Margaret Bickley of ye p. Alberbury ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Mary d. of Richd Williams by Mary his w. ... bap.
1766, Jan, 6. Richd s. of David Mathews by Jane his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Richd s. of Davd Mathews by Jane his w. ... bur.
" Jan. 21. Richd s. of John Griffiths by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 7. Sarah Dodd w. of Mathew Dodd ... bur.
" Mar. 16. Thomas s. of Thos Calcott by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 16. Elizabeth d. of Edd Mathews by Elizh his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 14. Edward Evans and Elizabeth Williams ... mar.
" Ap. 27. Sarah d. of John Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.

Delivered into Court May, 1766.
John Skye curate.

" July 6. Thos s. of Edward Evans by Anne his w. ... bap.
" July 13. Martha d. of Jolm Smith by Eliz. his w. ... bap.
" July 13. Margaret d. of John Charles by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 6. John Griffiths ... bur.
" Oct. 22. Edward Griffiths ... bur.
" Nov. 4. Richard Griffiths ... bur.
" Dec. 10. Richard s. of Robert Poole by Mary his w. ... bap.
1767, Jan. 21. Elizabeth d. of William Meredith ... bur.
" Feb. 11. Martha d. John Davies by Mary his w. ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Elizabeth Mathews w. of Edward Mathews ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Ann d. of John Davies by Mary his w. ... bur.

20 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1767

1767, Feb. 20. Margaret W. Of William Lawrence ... bur.
" Feb. 20. Thos s. of William Lawrence ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Thos s. of William Lawrence ... bur.
" Mar. 7. Eliz d. of Edward Mathews ... bur.
" Mar. 10. Mary d. of Thomas Tinsley ... bur.
" Ap. 12. Margaret d. of Thos Williams by Eliz. his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 16. Margaret d. of Thos Tinsley by Mary his w. ... bur.
" May 3. Jane d. of David Mathews by Jane his w. ... bap.

Delivered into court May 1767.

" May 27. Thos Tinsley and Elinor Blowers ... mar.
" June 1. John Payne ... bur.
" June 8. Thos s. of John Davies by Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 12. Martha d. of John Davies by Ann his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 17. John Plimley ... bur.
" Dec. 25. John s. of Edwd Evans by Eliz his w. ... bap.
1768, Jan. 10. William s. of Thos Parry ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Mary d. of John Lawrence by Mary his w. ... bap.
" May 6. Edward s. of John Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.

Delivered into Court May 25.
John Skye, curate.

" July 31. David Jones s. of Edward and Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 10. William Evans s. of David and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Sept. 18. Elizabeth d. of Thomas Jones and Martha ... bap.
" Nov. 20. James s. of Margaret Williams ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Robert s. of Thos Calcot and Mary his w. ... bap.
1769, Jan. 29. William s. of Tho. Parry and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 4. Elizabeth d. of Thos Davies and Elizabeth Dovetson ... bap.
" Feb. 26. John s. of Thos Williams and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" July 19. Ann d. of Tho. Tinsley and Eleanor his w. ... bap.
" July 29. John s. of Edward Evans and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Sarah d. of Margaret Price by Richd Williams the reputed father ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Elizabeth d. of Mary Reeves and Joseph Griffiths the reputed father ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Richard Payne s. of Thos Payne and Mary his w. ... bap.

Jo. Venables curate.

1768, Dec. 30. George Reeves ... bur.

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1770, Mar. 15. Eleanor Price of the Cymery Boat ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Elizabeth Rowlands ... bur.
" Mar. 30. Jane Whittingham ... bur.

Sent to court.

" May 30. Richard Blakemore ... bur.
1771, Nov. 3. John Jones ... bur.
1772, Feb. 9. Mary Mathews ... bur.
" Ap. 12. Elizabeth Rogers w. of T. Rogers ... bur.
" Ap. 25. Mary Laurence ... bur.
Nov. 3. Ann Rogers w. of Wm Rogers . . bur.
1773, Jan. 10. Willm s. of John Meredith Infant ... bur.

Delivered into court May 12.

" Sept. 1. Jane Williams ... bur.
1774, Ap. 26. John Reevs Bachelor ... bur.

Delivered into court

" Nov. 27. John Davies of Alberbury, "a ffree holder of considerable Property in the Parish of Melverley" ... bur.

Delivered into court May 9, 1775.

1775, Dec. 18. Thomas Jones ... bur.
1776, Jan. 3. John Downs or John Davies ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Sarah Charles ... of John Charles ... bur.
" Mar. 17. John Thomas ... bur.
" Ap. 22. John Humphreys ... bur.
" Apr. 30. Richard Jones ... of Robert (sic) ... bur.
" May 5. Mary Meredith ... bur.

Delivered into court May 7, 1776.
Jo. Venables Curt

1770, Jan. 7. James s. of James Case and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Ann d. of Richd Ryder and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 15. Mary d. of John Danston by Margaret his w. ... bap.

Sent to court.

" May 13. Sarah d. of Edward Evans and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
1771, Jan. 3. David and John sons of John and Mary Davies ... bap.
" Feb. 10. William Jones s. of John and Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 3. Mary d. of Mary Lawrence ... bap.

13 B. [i.e., 13 baptism entries.]
Delivered into court May 8, 1771.

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1771, July 7. Mary Owen of John and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" July 4. Mary of Edward Jones and Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 21. Margaret d. of John Probert by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 27. Ann d. of John Smith and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Mary Laurence d. of William Laurence and Mary his w. ... bap.
1772, Jan. 26. John s. of David Evans and Sarah his w. ... bap.

Delivered into court May 1772.

" May 14. Edward Williams s. of Thomas and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.

Sent to court Jo. Venables curt

" July 26. Mary d. of Richard Jones and Alice his w. ... bap.
" July 26. Mary d. of John Charles and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 16. Robert Evans s. of Edward Evans by Ann his w. ... bap.
" Sept. 25. Thomas s. of Thomas Gena and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Richard s. of Thomas Jones and Martha his w. ... bap.
1773, Jan. 3. William s. of John Meredith and Margaret his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Morris Evans s. of Edward and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Sarah d. of Robert Mansel and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Ap. 18. William s. of Richard Rider and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" May 2. Thomas Jones s. of John Jones and Ann his w. ... bap.
" May 9. Elizabeth the natural d. of Mary Eccleston of Kinnerley parish ... bap.

Delivered into court May 12.

" May 30. Martha d. of John Probert by Mary his w. ... bap.
" May 30. Mary d. of David Williams and Mary his w. ... bap.
1774, Jan. 30. Mary d. of Thoa Tinsley by Eleanor his w. ... bap.

Jo. Venables Curate.

" Ap. 3. Owen Williams s. of Owen Williams by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" May 22. John s. of John Philips by Ruth his w. ... bap.

Delivered into court.

" Aug. 21. Elizabeth the base d. of Margaret Williams ... bap.
" Aug. 28. Mary the d. of John Meredith and Margaret his w. ... bap.

1777] Melverley. 23

1775, Jan. 1. Joseph s. of Thomas Jones and Martha his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Joseph s. of Robert Philips and Jane his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Elizabeth base child of Elizabeth Prichard ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Ann the d. of Richard Jones and Alce his w. ... bap.

Delivered into court May 9, 1775.

" July 9. {Joseph} Twin sons of Samuel Millington and Mary his w. ... bap.
{William}
" July 16. Richard son of Robert Mansel and Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 16. Thomas s. of Thomas Williams and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 25. Elizabeth d. of John Humphreys and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
1776, Jan. 19. Richard the s. of Robert Jones and Elizabeth his ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Elizabeth d. of Joseph Griffiths and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.

Delivered into court May 1776.
Jo. Venables curate.

1777, Jan. 5. Elizabeth d. of Edward Davies and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Mary d. of William Powel and Margaret his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 26. John s. of Robert Jones and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 16. William s. of John Probert and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Thomas s. of David Evans and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" May 4. Thomas s. of Thomas Williams and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" May 11. Mary d. of Edward Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.
" May 18. William s. of Richard Jones and Alice his w. ... bap.
" Sept. 29. William s. of William Bate by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 30. Sarah d. of John Evans by Mary his w. ... bap.

Delivered into court May 27 1777.
Jo. Venables curate.

" May 25. 1777. William Rogers being old and infirm, and not able to attend his duty as parish clerk did then resign his office:

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and his son-in-law, Edward Evans, was the day aforesaid appointed to succeed him as parish clerk with the usual salary by me.
Jo. Venables curate.

1776, May 18. Thomas s. of Thos Williams and Mary his w. ... bur.
1777, Jan. 5. Martha Beddow ... bur.
" Jan. 19. David Jones an old farmer and tithe man ... bur.

Delivered into court May 27, 1777.
Jo. Venables curate.

" Sept 27. Sarah d. of John Charles ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Mary Lawrence ... bur.
1778, Feb. 1. Sarah d. of William Morris by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 1. Elizabeth d. of Edward Edwards by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Thomas Humphrey ... bur.

Delivd into court May 8, 1778.
Cha. Anson Tisdall curate.

" July 12. Margaret d. of David Johns by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" July 12. David s. of Samuel Milinton by Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 12. Ann d. of Richard Vaughn by Elizabeth his wife ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Thomas s. of Edward Davies by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Robert s. of John Hewart by Ann his w. ... bap.
1779, Jan. 10. Martha d. of Jno Thomas by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 10. John s. of Thos Williams by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Edward s. of Joseph Griffith by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 14. John s. of Richard Jones by Alice his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 14. William so. of William Bate by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Ann d. of Ann Davies ... bap.
" Ap. 1. Thomas s. of Margaret Payne ... bap.
1778, May 19. John Pierse of Brechil ... bur.
1779, Jan. 2. Mary Jones w. of William Jones ... bur.
" Jan. 10. Mary Jones widdow ... bur.

Delivered into court May 6, 1779.
Chas. Anson Tisdall curate.

" May 23. Thomas s. of Robert Jones by Mary his w. ... bap.
" May 30. Sarah d. of Edward Edwards by Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 11. Richard s. of Edward Evans by Ann his w. ... bap.

1781] Melverley. 25

1779, Aug. 8. Mary d. of William Lloyd by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Edward s. of Edward Davies by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 26. David & of David Jones by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Thomas s. of Edward Matthews by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Samuel base s. of Mary Barber and Edward Mathews ... bap.
1780, Feb. 6. John s. of John Meredith by Margaret his w. ... bap.

Burials none.
Delivered into court Ap. 27, 1780.
Cha. Anson Tisdall, curate.

" Aug. 20. John s. of Thomas Lindsley and Eleanor his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 27. Margaret d. of Thomas Williams and Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Sept. 25. Mary d. of John Jones and Mary his w. ... bap.
1781, Feb. 4. Sarah d. of Ann Davies by John Edwards a base born child ... bap.
1780, Feb. 4. Thomas s. of John Tenant and Ann his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Mary d. of Joseph Griffiths and Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 25. Mary d. of John Thomas and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 25. William s. of Edward Edwards and Mary his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 11. John Humfries ... bur.
" Aug. 15. Sarah Griffiths ... bur.
" Sept. 24. John Gittins ... bur.
1784, Jul. 2. Edward Jones ... bur.
" Feb. 6. Samuel Millington ... bur.
" Feb. 22. Edward s. of Edward Davis ... bur.
" Ap. 18. Sarah d. of John Tenant ... bur.

A copy delivered into court May 2, 1781.
Eusebius Edwards curate of Melverley.
Wm Lloyd } Ch.
Joseph Griffiths } Wardens.

" May 6. William s. of Edward Edwards by Mary his w. ... bap.
" May 20. Thomas s. of Richard Jones by Alice his w. ... bap.
" June 3. Mary d. of John Vaughan by Jane his w. ... bap.
" July 11. Robert s. of Robert Jones by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.

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1781, Aug. 15. Thomas s. of Thomas Parry by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Sept. 2. Thomas s. of David Jones by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Mary d. of John Edwards by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 30. James a. of Willitun Lloyd by Mary his w. ... bap.
" June 12. Thomas s. of Richard Jones ... bur.
" Sept. 12. Thomas s. of Robert Jones ... bur.
1782, Mar. 28. Richard Lloyd ... bur.

A copy delivered into court May 14, 1782.

Eusebius Edwards curate of Melverley.
John Downs } Ch.
Edward Davies } Wardens

" July 1. Susanna d. of Edward Edwards by Mary his w. ... bap.
" July 14. Mary d. of Thomas Williams by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Mary d. ofJohn Meredith by Margaret his w. ... bap.
1783, Feb. 16. Edward s. of Richard Jones by Alice his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Thomas s. of John Edwards by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Sarah d. of John Tenant by Ann his w. ... bap.
" Apr. 6. Jane d of Ann Davis by Robert Wood, a base born child ... bap.
1782, May 15. William Rogers ... bur.
" June 2. John s. of Robert Mansell ... bur.
" June 12. Mary d. of Robert Mansell ... bur.
" Oct. 27. Susanna d. of Edward Edwards ... bur.
1783, Feb. 16. Alice w. of Richard Jones ... bur.

A copy delivered into court May, 13, 1783.

Eusebius Edwards curate of Melverley.
Edward Davies } ch.
Thomas Jones } Wardens.

William Matthews was chosen clerk of the Parish of Melverley by the Minister on May the 16th in the year of our Lord God 1800.
Wm Matthews his Hand

1783, May 14. Anne d. of John Hewart by Ann his w. ... bap.
" June 2. John s. of John Maiden by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" June 9. Edward s. of Edward Matthews by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 10. John s. of Evan Evans by Mary his w. ... bap.

1784] Melverley. 27

1783, Sept. 26. Joseph s. of Joseph Griffiths by Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Ann d. of Thomas Williams a pauper by Sarah his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Eleanor d. of George [palimpsest] Quinton by Eleanor his w. ... bap.
1784, Mar. 21. Robert Edward s. of Sarah Payne by Edward Lewis, the reputed father, a base born child ... bap.
" May 9. Susanna d. of Edward Edwards by Mary his w. ... bap.

Marriages none.
14 December, Setteld p. Mary Hall, Deputy Collr

1783, May 28. Sarah Davis ... bur.
" Aug. 27. Edward Matthews ... bur.
" Aug. 27. Elizabeth Jones ... bur.
" Sept. 9. Richard Glover ... bur.
" Sept. 14 Joseph Griffiths ... bur.
" Sept 21. John Charles ... bur.
" Sept. 28. John Dodd ... bur.
" Oct. 13. Thomas Williams ... bur.
" Oct. 22. Thomas Jones ... bur.
" Oct. 29. Edward Jones, a pauper ... bur.

14 December 1784 Mary Hall Deputy Collr

1784, Jan. 2. Thomas Nock, a pauper ... bur.
" Jan. 18. John Maiden, a pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 29. Margaret Calcott, a pauper ... bur.
" Mar. 14. Edward s. of Edward Matthews ... bur.

A copy delivered into court May 11, 1784.

Eusebius Edwards curate of Melverley.
Edward Edwards } Ch.
John Lawrence } Wardens.

" June 13. Margaret d. of William Matthews by Margaret his w. ... bap.
" Aug. 8. John s. of Margaret Payne, by John Thomas the reputed father, of Kinnerley, a base born child ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Sarah d. of David Williams by Mary his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 14. John s. of Richard Wild, by Mary his w. ... bap.

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1784, June 23. John Dodd ... bur.
" Oct. 23. Mary w. of John Pearce ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Mary d. of John Lawrence ... bur.

A copy delivered into court Ap. 7, 1785.

Thomas Williams } Ch.
Eleanor Tinley } Wardens

[TERRIER.]

The Terrier here adjoining was delivered to the Register of the Bishop of St. Asaph June 21, 1774, in the same words except the following, which were inserted after the 25th line in the Terrier adjoining viz. ... There are upon Church Croft, nineteen pollard oaks. Two spear oaks, one elm and one ash. In the church yard Five large Sycamore Trees and three small ones

Jo Venables curate.

A Terrier shewing what Glebe Tithes and costoms etc., in the Parish of Melverly and county of Salop which belong to the Right Revd ye Lord Bishop of St. Asaph Delivered to the Register by his Lordships orders in his primary visitation at Oswestry August ye 30th 1749.

1st We have no Parsonage or Vicarage House or out Houses upon any part of the Gleb. 2d The Gleb is one piece of pasture land calld the Church Croft, the one side joines to the lands of Rich Edwards, ye other side joines to the high Road, the other side joins to narrow Lane, ye other side to a common field called the Bryn containing by estimation two acres; there is together in one place in a common field ye Bryn two Butts or selions of Land, the lands of Sr Watkin Williams on the one side and the lands of Thomas Williams on the other side containing by estimation about halph an acre, there is two butts more in the same field call'd the Bryn, the lands of Rich Edwards both sides of the one and the lands of Thos Kynaston Esqr on the other side, ye two Butts by estimation contains no more than three parts of an acre, there is one butt of Land in a common field called Brennal, the lands of the late Wm Thomas, now Rich Bevan, on the side and lands of Tho. Williams part on the other side, and lands of Mr Oswell (Battrich) on the remaining part of the other side containing by estimation one acre, there is one butt of Land more in the same

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field calld Brennol, ye lands of Rich Edwards on the one side and the lands belonging to the Poor of the Parish of Shawbury on the other side, containing the third of an acre (There is no Timber upon ye Gleb). 3d The Tithe of all sorts of grain payable to the church, that is of Wheat Barley Oates Pease Vetches together with Tith of Flax Hay and Clover, as for Tith Hemp there is none due. there is paid from each house that is Inhabited three pence that is a penny house a penny hempyard and penny Garden which is in Lieu of som small Tithes which are costomary in other Places. There is due the tenth lamb and the tenth fleece of wool, for every odd lamb the costom is three pence, for every odd fleece of wool one penny, and for every odd cald double pound of wool two pence.

All persons yt live out of the Parish which have a Right to common by houlding lands within the Parish who pay neither wool nor lamb to the Tithe but after they are shorne pasture them upon ye common ye costom is that they must pay to the farmers of ye Tithe for evry month four pence a Score for every month they continue thereon. There is due a Pigg from every sow, if she has but two or three or ever so many there is but one due. There is due a Goos for evry parcel if there be but two or three in the Parcel or ever so many but one due, if they keep two Ganders att one House there is due a Goose from each Gandarts Parcel being more or less. For evry coult two pence. For a Milch Cow one penny, for a Heifer of the first Calfe, or Barren there is nothing due, from every one that houlds any pasture lands, he or they living out of the said Parish, pay one shilling and eightpence for each pound to the Tithe. 4th There are no gifts or bequests. There is one Bell, a Comunion Table and Green Cloth, and one chest, one silver Cup weighing about twelve ounces, another silver cup weighing about eleven ounces the gift of Henry Morgan, one silver salver mark'd "A.G." weighing six ounces, one pewter Plate, one Pewter Tankerd, one Folio Bible, one Folio Common Prayer, A Register Book, a Book of accounts, a linen Cloth to cover the Bred and wine; The whole repairs of the church belong to the Parishoners. The church yard also is fencd by the inhabitance of the Parish and each one knows his own part.

The Clerk is chosen by the minister, and the sallery is paid him out of the Tithe by the Farmers of the Tithe (vis.) one thrave of wheat and four thrave of oates, the clerk by [blank] chuses from any one person in the parish that has such a quantity if that

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person has not he goes to another to make up such a quantity as is afore menconed of each. there has formerly bin paid ye clerk 40 shill in money in lieu of corne by ye propriators of the Tithe by the clerks choice.

John Lloyd curate, Melverley
Rich Birch } Church
George Reeves } Ward.

Book 2.

Marriages from Aug. 1754 to Oct. 1811.

1754, Aug. 18. No. 1. David Jones and Alice Mayden widdow. John Lloyd, curate.
1755, Dec. 14. No. 2. William Rogers, Parish Clerk and Mary Hancocks. John Lloyd, curate.
" Dec. 14. No. 3. Thomas Lloyd of Alberbury p. and Mary Rogers s. of this p. John Lloyd curate.

[Delivered into court to this place June 25, 1756.]

1757, Jan. 3. No. 4 John Jones and Mary Hughes. By Jno. Lewis cur. of Llandrinio.
" Apr. 11. No. 5. Richard Rider and Sarah Wright. Jno Lewis cur.
" No. 6. David Rogers of Llandrinio p. and Dorothy Jones of this p. were published, by John Skye, Minr.
1758, Sept. 26. No. 7. Thomas Jones of Alberbury p. widr. and Mary Meredith of this p. By John Thornes off: Min:
1748(sic), Dec. 4. No. (8) Morris Jones of Great Ness p. and Sarah Lloyd of this p.

NB Fifty.

By Jo Lewis cur. of Llandrinio.

1760, Feb. 7. No. (9) William Jones and Mary Peirce. By John Lewis Curate of Llandrinio.
1761, May 17. No. (10) Samuel Milington and Mary Barber. By Thos Atcherley, Minr.
" Aug. 10. No. (11) Charles Williams and Mary Williams. Lic. By John Skye curate.
" Aug. 18. No. (12) William Rogers and Ann Hotchkiss. By Jno Lewis, Min.
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