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The Register of
Middleton Scriven.

Middleton Scriven Registers.

Middleton Scriven, formerly Middleton, was a Saxon town between certain other localities not now known, hence its name. It is a small Parish, about five miles south-west from Bridgnorth, in the Hundred of Stottesdon, Rural Deanery of Bridgnorth, Archdeaconry of Ludlow, and Diocese of Hereford. The area is 802 acres, and the population in 1903 was 93.

At the Domesday Survey, Rainald the Sheriff held Middleton of Earl Roger, and Alcher and Albert held it of Rainald. These continued two distinct Manors, held under the Barony of Fitzalan. One was called Fitz Aer's Manor, and came to the Hydes; the other was called Fitz Albert's or Rossall Manor, and came to the Roshales.

There was a Church here in 1291, which was worth 4, and so was not taxable. In 1534, it was worth the same. The present Church of St. John the Baptist was entirely rebuilt about 1845, by the Rev. Dr. Rowley, then Rector and Lord of the Manor, and Headmaster of Bridgnorth Grammar School. It consists of chancel, nave with south porch, and a double bell-gable. There is a modern font with an antique appearance, and a Greek inscription, which was presented by Archdeacon Hobhouse. In the pulpit and reading desk are inserted some panels of late Perpendicular work.

The patronage of the Rectory has frequently changed hands. In the fourteenth century, it was vested in the Mortimers. In 1626, Richard Barker presented. In 1664, Edward Briggs was patron; in 1716, Thomas Randolph; and in 1738, John Bawdewyn. It then passed to the Rowley family, and continued with them about a hundred years. Thomas Walker, who died 10 Dec., 1887, presented in 1866; and the present patron is Henry Attlee, Esq.

A religious census taken in 1676, shows that there were at Middleton Scriven 251 Conformists above the age of 16, 1 Papist, and 1 Nonconformist. A return of Church Goods taken in May, 1553, gives under "Myddelton ... too bells of accord and a chalice wth. a patent of sylver".

The following is an incomplete list of the Rectors of Middleton Scriven:-

Before 1303. Walter de Mortimer.
1303. Sir William de la Lowe, priest.
1340-1. John Martin.
1354. Sir Nicholas de Brentemersch, chaplain.

iv. MIDDLETON SCRIVEN REGISTERS.

1363. William Squier, priest.
1534. Christopher Shorte.
1626, July 13. William Childe, B.A., Exeter College, Oxford.
1664, Dec. 19. Nathaniel Trapp, of Gloucester Hall, Oxford.
1716, July 6. Robert Luddington, B.A., Merton College, Oxford; born at Tenbury, 1663; Vicar of Chelmarsh, 1700; buried 9 Nov., 1734.
1738, Jan. 23. Thomas Littleton, B.A., Christ Church, Oxford.
1740, Sept. 4. John Reynolds.
1776, May 16. John Harding.
1789, June 18. John Holme.
1796, April 15. Richard Rowley, M.A., Queen's College, Oxford; born at Broseley, 1767; died 1812.
1812, Oct. 15. Charles Fewtrell, [? of Pembroke College, Oxford; born at Bridgnorth, 1745].
1822, Nov. 14. Thomas Rowley, D.D., Christ Church, Oxford; born at Middleton Scriven, 24 August,
1797; Headmaster of Bridgnorth Grammar School; Rector of Frodesley 1822, and of Willey, 1854; died 11 Nov., 1877; bur. at Middleton Scriven.
1852. Edwin Thompson.
1864. Erisey John Porter, B.A., Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, was Curate, 1861-4. Vicar of Metfield, Suffolk, 1866, and of Welcombe, Cornwall, 1882.
1866. George Eddison Morris, M.A.. Worcester College, Oxford. Chaplain Madras Presidency, 1841 -66. Born at Penzance, 1817. Died at Worcester, December, 1809, aged 82.
1896. Simmonds Attlee, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge. The present Rector of Middleton Scriven.

Amongst the Curates whose names occur in the Registers are these:-

William Rutter, 1762; Thomas Moss, B.A., 1765; John Pryce, 1777-1781; Lewis Price, 1790; and Joseph Morris, 1801.

The Parish Register Abstract of 1837 gives this account of the Registers:-

"Middleton Scriven R. No. I., Bap., Bur., 1728- 1812; Mar., 1728-1754. No entries 1763, 1779, 1794. No. II. (very much mutilated), Mar., 1755-1811".

MIDDLETON SCRIVEN REGISTERS. v.

Volume I. consists of 17 parchment leaves, 12 inches by 5 1/2 inches, in a parchment cover with a flap. Outside the cover are these words: "Repaireing, Three shillings & Six pence". Parts of the pages have been cut off for the sake of the parchment; and some entries are evidently missing. In places the pages are stained. Volume II. is the ordinary printed form of Marriage Register, and is a paper book in a parchment cover, most of which has been cut off. Only 17 entries are filled, and these extend from 1755 to 1811.

It is stated in Kelly's Directory of Shropshire that a copy of an earlier Register, 1660-1729, is preserved at the College of Arms. In the Bishop's transcripts at Hereford, most of the missing entries from 1660 could no doubt be found.

There are no very important entries in the Registers; but the families of Bitterley, Giles, Overton, Rowley, and Wellings have "Mr." prefixed to their names.

The present transcript was made by Mr. T.R. Horton, and was collated with the Registers by the Rev. W.G.D. Fletcher, F.S.A., who has also seen the proof-sheets through the press. It is here printed by the kind permission of the Rev. Simmonds Attlee, the present Rector.

W.G.D. FLETCHER.
Oxon Vicarage, February, 1906.

Middleton Scriven Parish Registers.

VOLUME I.

[In pencil.] Mr. Harding.

[On the fly-leaf.] Benjamin, s. of Humphrey & Katharine
Wellings, privately bap., May 29th, 1783.

1728, June 9. Richd. Rowley, senr. ... bur.
" July 20. Thomas, s. of Rich'd Rowley, deceased, & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Aug. 19. Ruth Gough ... bur.
" Aug. 28. Mary Bird ... bur.
" Nov. 10. Will'm. s. of John Maurice11 & Sarah... bap.
" Mar. 13. Mary. d. of Humphrey Wellings & Abigail ... bap.
1729, Mar. 25. Samuel Matmcell ... bur.
" Oct. 19. John, s. of John Palmer & Frances ... bap.
" Mar. 22. John, s. of Joseph Cowper & Elizabeth ... bap.
1730, May 9. Mary Wellings ... bur.
" June 24. Abigail, d. of Thomas & Alice Wellings ... bur.
1731, June 29. John Cowper ... bur.
" July 11. Abigail, d. of Humphrey Wellings & Abigail ... bap.
" July 18. Thomas, s. of John Matmeell & Sarah ... bap.
" Aug. 8. Thomas. s. of Rich'd Rowley, senr ... bur.
" Dec. 11. John Tommey ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Edwd.. s. of Jon. Palmer & Frances... bap.
1732, Apr. 15. Elizabeth. d. of Saml. Shaw & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 10. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph Cowper & Elizabeth ... bap.
HEREFORD, VOL., V.
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1732, Apr. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Samuel Shaw & Elizabeth ... bap.
[Afterwards crossed out.]

" Dec. 24. John Seamour ... bur.
" Jan. 25. George, ye bastard of Ann Peare & John Jones, ye supposed father ... bap.
1733, Apr. 4. Mrs. Elizabeth Trapp ... bur.
" May 2. Elizabeth. w. of Will'm Lane ... bur.
" May 25. Elizabeth Gardiner ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Margaret Roberts ... bur.
" Oct. 11. Isabel Seamour ... bur.
" Jan. 15. Elizabeth, w. of Samuel Shaw ... bur.
" Jan. 25. Susanna, d. of Jno. Palmer & Frances ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Alice, w. of Tho. Wellings ... bur.
" Mar. 24. Tho., s. of Humphrey Wellings & Abigail ... bap.
1734, Mar. 26. Abigail Scamour ... bur.
" May 18. George Fosbrook & Elizabeth Rowley ... mar.
" May 26. Mary Britten ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Elizabeth. d. of John Palmer & Frances ... bap.
" Dec. 30. The aforsed Eliz. Palmer was ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Mary, d. of John Rowley & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Mary Cowper ... bur.
" Mar. 23. Anne, d. of Josiah Cowper & Elizabeth ... bap.
1735, May 6. Thomas, s. of John Rowley & Anne (born 22nd Apr.) ... bap.
" May 7. John Monsell ... bur.
" June 5. John & Joseph, the posthumous sons of John Mansell & Sarah, were born 5th June & bap. same day.
" June 6. The aforesd. John & Joseph Mansell were ... bur.
" Aug. 24. John Bateman. of p. Tashley, & Mary Guest, of p. Deuxill, lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 1. Edward. s. of Rich'd Perry & Elizabeth, .of p. Chetton ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Samuel Shaw & Esther Caswell ... mar.
" Feb. 2. John, s. of William Bateman & Margaret (born 19 Jan.) ... bap.
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1736, May 4. Michael Wilks & Jane Owens ... mar.
" Sep. 14. Richard, s. of Richard Rowley & Hannah (born 9th of Augst.) ... bap.
" Sep. 19. Samuel, s. of Samuel Shaw & Esther (born 7th Sept.) ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Samuel, s. of Samuel Shaw & Esther ... bur.
" Jan. 30. Jane, d. of John Rowley & Mary (born 26 Jan.) ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Thomas Walton, by persuasion an Annbaptist, of the p. of St. Leonard's of Bridgnorth, at 70 years of age was ... bap.
" Feb. 24. The aforesd. Thomas Walton, of the p. of St. Leonard's in Bridgnorth, & Margaret Britton of this p., by lic. ... mar.
1737, May 15. Isabell, d. of Humphrey Wellings & Abigail ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Martha, d. of Josiah Cowper & Elizabeth ... bap.
1738, Apr. 9. Anne, d. of Edward Weaver, of p. Staunton Lacy, & Anne ... bap.
" May 23. Robert Symmonds, of p. Linley, & Elizabeth Wellings, of this p. ... mar.
" July 17. Edward, s. of Thomas Jones, Clerk, & Mary ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Frances Palmer ... bur.
" Oct. 29. Anne, d. of John Rowley & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Thomas Jones, Clerk ... bur.
1739, Apr. 8. Sarah, d. of Michael Wilks & Jane ... bap.
" June 10. George, s. of Samuel Shaw & Esther ... bap.
" Dec. 19. Mary, Lane, of p. Chelmarsh, an infant ... bur.
" Jan. 13. Humphry, s. of Benjamin Wellings & Margaret ... bap.
1740, Mar. 25. Elizabeth, d. of Humphry Wellings & Abigail ... bap.
" Apr. 6. Elizabeth, d. of Humphry Wellings & Abigail ... bur.
" June 12. Josiah, s. of Josiah Cowper & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 20. Elias Gough ... bur.
" Aug. 23. Elizabeth, d. of John Rowley & Mary ... bap.
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1740, Nov. 28. Jane Rawlins ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Thomas Hall, of p. Chetton ... bur.
1741, Apr. 26. Susanna, d. of Humphrey Wellings & Abigail ... bap.
" July 8. Anne, d. of John Rowley & Mary ... bur.
" Nov. 5. George, s. of Samuel & Esther Shaw ... bur.
1742, May 10. Mary, d. of Thomas & Anne Wellings, of p. Oldbury ... bur.
" June 30. John Clyton & Sarah More, of p. Neenton (by banns) ... mar.
" July 27. Anne, d. of George & Elizabeth Forsbrook ... bap.
" Sep. 5. Hannah, d. of Benjamin & Margaret Wellings ... bap.
" Sep. 23. Elizabeth Jones ... bur.
" Feb. 20. Anne, d. of Michael & Jane Wilks ... bap.
" Mar. 13. John, s. of William & Mary Gardiner ... bap.
1743, Apr. 10. Susanna, d. of Josiah Cowper & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 24. John, s. of John Rowley & Mary ... bap.
" May 19. Mary Forsbrook ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Josiah, s. of Josiah Cowper & Elizabeth ... bur.
" Dec. 18. Mary, d. of Robert & Elizabeth Simones ... bap.
" Jan. 7. William Lane ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Sarah Elcock ... bur.

Humphry Wellings.

1744, Apr. 18. Hannah, d. of Benjamin & Margaret Wellings ... bur.
" Oct. 14. Humphry, s. of Humphry & Abigail Wellings ... bap.
1745, Apr. 2. Elizabeth, w. of Edward Lloyd ... bur.
" May 5. John. s. of John & Anne Morgan ... bap.
" May 5. Benjamin. s. of Richard & Elizabeth Perry. privatey ... bap.
" June 23. Richard. s. of John & Mary Rowley ... bap.
" July 16 George, s. of George & Elizabeth Forsbrook ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Owen, the base s. of Anne Preece ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Martha, d. of William & Mary Gardiner ... bap.
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1745, Dec. 15. James, s. of Josiah & Elizabeth Cowper, privately ... bap.
1746, Nov. 9. William. s. of John & Anne Morgan ... bap.
" Jan. 18. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Anne Wall ... bap.
1747, Mar. 29. Mary, d. of Michael & Jane Wilks ... bap.
" Apr. 5. Martha. d. of Edwd. & Joan Gill ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Benjamin. s. of Humphry & Abigail Wellings ... bap.
" Sep. 1. Mary, w. of John Gardiner ... bur.
1748, Mar. 27. Sarah. d. of William & Mary Gardiner ... bap.
" July 26. Edward Lloyd & Anne Pearce (by banns) ... mar.
" July 26. Mary, d. of John & Mary Milner ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Anne Price ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Elizabeth, d. of Edward & Joan ... bap.
" Jan. 8. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Anne Wall ... bap.
1749, Mar. 27. John Charnock & Mary Mansell ... mar.
" Feb. 18. Catherine, d. of John & Mary Milner ... bap.
1750, Apr. 28. Thomas. s. of Michael & Jane Wilks ... bap.
" July 18. Edward Gill ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Martha, d. of Josiah & Elizabeth Cowper ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Clement, s. of William & Mary Gardiner ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Joyce, d. of Josiah & Elizabeth Cowper ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Elizabeth, w. of Josiah Cowper ... bur.
" Mar. 24. Anne, d. of Thomas & Anne Wall ... bap.
1751, Mar. 31. William. s. of Thomas & Mary Price ... bap.
" Apr. 3. Anne, d .of Thomas & Anne Wall ... bur.
" May 26. Joyce, d. of Josiah Cowper ... bur.
" Dec. 1. John, s. of John & Mary Milner ... bap.

1752. According to an act of Parliament

" Jan. 26. Samuel. s. of Francis & Elizabeth Street ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Samuel Shaw ... bur.
" Mar. 8. John, s. of Humphrey & Mary Ingsley ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Joyce, d. of Francis & Mary Palmer ... bap.
" July [9. Edward, s. of John & Elizabeth Wheeler ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Sarah Mansell ... bur.
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1752, Nov. 21. Mary Jones ... bur.
1753, May 13. Mary, d. of William & Mary Gardiner ... bap.
" June 3. Richard, s. of John & Elizabeth Wheeler ... bur.
" Nov. 11. Martha, d. of John & Mary Milner ... bap.
1754, Feb. 10. Mary Rowley ... bur.
" Nov. 10. Edward, s. of John & Mary Milner ... bap.

JOHN REYNOLDS, Rector. [signs to 1772.]
JOHN WHEELER, Ch. W.

1755, Feb. 9. George, s. of Humphry & Mary Ingsley ... bap.
" July 6. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Anne Wall ... bap.
" July 25. Thomas Wellings ... bur.
" Aug. 6. Elizabeth Gough ... bur.
1756, May 16. Mary Amelia, d. of William & Mary Gardiner ... bap.
1757, Apr. 21. Edward Wheeler. of Bridgnorth ... bur.
" Dec. 15. Anne, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
1758, Mar. 30. Josiah Cooper ... bur.
" Apr. 2. Thomas, s. of John & Anne Harley ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Thomas, s. of Richard & Abigail Giles ... bap.
1759, Feb. 4. Benjamin, s. of Francis & Elizabeth Street ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Richard, s. of Thomas & Anne Wall ... bap.
" Aug. 26. Martha, d. of William & Hannah Wilks ... bap.
1760, May 2. Joyce Jennings ... bur.
" Sep. 14. Anne, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Mansell ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Charles Bayles ... bur.
1761, Jan. 30. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Mansell ... bur.
" June 7. John, s. of Thomas & Anne Wall ... bap.
" June 14. John, s. of Richard & Abigail Giles ... bap.
" July 19. Elizabeth, d. of Francis & Elizabeth Street ... bap.
" Aug. 19. William, s. of William & Isabel Barker ... bap.
" Aug. 27. William. s. of William & Isabel Barker ... bur.
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1762, Jan. 10. John, s. of Susanna Piper & Francis Head, the supposed father ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Jane, d. of Humphrey Dallow, of p. Chetton, & Anne ... bap.
" July 25. John, s. of Thomas Mansell & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Thomas, s. of Thomas Wellings & Susanna ... bap.
1764, Jan. 22. Edward, s. of Mr. Richard Giles & Abigail (born 3rd Jan.) ... bap.
" July 4. Thomas. base s. of Hannah Hand. of p. Chetton, & Mr. John Cuerton, the supposed father ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Benjamin, s. of Mr. Thomas Wellings & Susanna, born 27th. & privately bap. 30th of Sep., & publickly 10th Nov.
1765, Feb. 17. George, s. of George Gregory & Mary, born 21st Dec., privately bap. the 23rd Dec., & publickly 17th Feb., 1765.

JOHN WHEELER & WILLIAM PARSONS, Ch. W.

" Mar. 27. John Wheeler, the younger, was ... bur.
A Certificate was made the 30th; & delivered the 5th of April.
THOS. Moss, A.B., Curate.

" June 22. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Mansell, privately ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Sarah Thomason ["Tommey, widow," written above], of Middleton ... bur.
1766, July 30. Richard, s. of Richard Davies, of Bridgnorth, staymaker[?], & Margaret, was bapt. in the Parish Church of Tasley.
" Oct. 23. Sarah, d. of Austin Dyos & Mary, of the Parish of St. Leonard's in Bridgnorth, was bapt. in the Parish Church of Tasley.

[These two last entries have been carefully crossed out.
They do not. however, occur in the Registers of Tasley.]

" Dec. 7. Martha, d. of Mr. Richard Giles & Abigail, aged 12 ... bur.
Affd. Dec. 13.
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1766, Dec. 18. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Mansell & Elizabeth, aged 1 year ... bur.
An Affidavit was made 10th & delivered the same day.
" Dec. 26. Susanna, d. of Mr. Richard Giles & Abigail, born 21st Dec. & privately ... bap. 26th Dec., & publickly 8th Feb., 1767.

JOHN MILLNER, Ch. W.

1767, June 14. John & Edward, sons of George Gregory, privately ... bap.. & publickly incorporated into the Church 26th July.
Sep. 6. Elizabeth, w. of Thomas Mansell ... bur.
Affid. made & delivered Sep. 7th.
" Sep. 15. Anne, bastard d. of Ann Winwood, a stranger, ... bur., by age seven weeks.
Affid. made & delivered Sep. 21st.
" Oct. 17. John, s. of George Gregory & Mary, ... bur., by age 17 weeks and 6 days, and a Certificate was made on the 10th & delivered on the 11th of the same month.

JOHN WHEELER, Ch. W.

1768, May 22. Susanna, d. of William Head & Mary, privately ... bap. on this 22nd day of May in the year of Christ 1768.
" Sep. 1. Sarah, d. of John Morgan & Sarah, ... bur., by age 16 years.
Affid. made and and a Certificate thereof delivered on the 4th day of Sep.
1769, Jan. 2. Mary, d. of Luke Head & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Thomas, s. of Humphrey Whellings, the younger, & Catherine, privately ... bap.
" June 25. Elizabeth, d. of John Pritchards & Margery, privately ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Perry & Mary, of p. Chetton ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Anne, w. of Edward Floid ... bur.
Affid. made 24th, and Certificate of the same delivered on the 27th Augst.
1770, Mar. 21. Anne, d. of George Gregory & Mary, privately ... bap.
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1770, Apr. 11. Margaret, d. of Richard Giles & Abigail ... bap.
" Sep. 9. Sarah, d. of John Bitterly & Elizabeth, privately ... bap.
1771, Apr 21. Isabell, d. of Richard Jones & Susanna, privately ... bap.
" June 2. Mary, d. of Humphrey Wellings & Catherine, privately ... bap.

JOHN REYNOLDS, M.A., the Rector.

1772, July 5. Mary, d. of John Pritchards & Margery, privately ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. John Bitterly & Elizabeth, privately ... bap.
[The last entry is crossed out.]
" Oct. 11. Dorothy, d. of Richard Giles & Abigail, privately ... bap.
" Oct. 27. Esther Shaw, a widow ... bur.
Affidavit made 30th Oct.
1773, May 4. Mrs. Mary Rowley, w. of Mr. John Rowley, of the Moor ... bur.
Affidavit made on 7th May.
" Oct. 3. Samuel, s. of George Gregory & Mary, privately ... bap.
1774, Mar. 13. Martha, d. of Humphry Wellings & Catherine, privately ... bap.
" Oct. 2. John, s. of John Pritchards & Mary, [Margery written over], privately ... bap.
1775, Feb. 4. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Jones & Susan, privately ... bap. & was baptized in the Church on Feb. 4.
" Oct. 8. Ann, d. of John Barker & Margaret ... bap.
1776, Jan. 14. Ann Witturn, d. of Eleanor Parton & John Witturn, the supposed father ... bap.
" Jan. 14. John, s. of Thomas 1Vilks & Ann ... bap.
[This entry is repeated lower down, and crossed out, and 4 other entries also.]
" Feb. 25. Richard, s. of George Gregory & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 30. Abigail, d. of Humphry Wellings & Catherine ... bap.
" May 19. Martha. d. of Richard Giles & Abigail ... bap.
" Oct. 27. Elizabeth, d. of Elizabeth Rowley ... bap.
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1776, Nov. 13. Edward Lloyd ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Micael Willkes ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Thomas, s. of John Bitterley & Elizabeth ... bap.
[This entry is repeated under date "Jan. 23rd", and crossed out.]
[The next eleven entries are in an illiterate hand.]

1777, Apr. 20. Mary, d. of Joseph Faizey & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 11. Sarah, d. of John Prichard & Margery ... bap.
1778, Apr. 5. Edward, s. of Thomas Mall & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Mary Chornack ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Catherina, d. of Humphry Wellings & Catherina ... bap.
1780, Jan. 21. Mary Gardner ... bur.
" Feb. 21. John, s. of Clement Gardner & Ann ... bap.
" June 25. Richord, s. of Richord Rowley & Dina ... bap.
" July 25. George, s. of Edward Millner & Martha ... bap.
" July 16. Maria, d. of Samuel Ridley & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 11. John Rowly ... bur.
1781, Mar. 22. Elizabeth Wheeler ... bur.
" Apr. 30. Isabella, d. of Humphry Wellings & Katharine ... bap.
" May 27. Mary, d. of Richard Rowly & Dina ... bap.
" July 27. Mary, w. of George Gregory ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Mathias, s. of Edward Millner & Martha ... bap.
" Dec. 18. William Gardner ... bur.
1782, Apr. 23. William, s. of John Prichard & Margery ... bap.
" May 5. George, s. of Clement Gardner & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 4. Thomas, s. of Thomas Wilks & Ann ... bap.
" Aug. 4. Thomas, s. of John Jngsley & Shusan ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Mary Prichard ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Benjamin, s. of Thomas Male ... bap.
" Dec. 15. John, s. of George Gregory & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 26. John, s. of Edward Milner & Martha ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Henry, s. of Richard Rowley & Dina ... bap.
1783, June 1. Thomas, s. of John Hares & Sarah ... bap.
" July 28. Benjamin, a. of Humphrey Wellings & Catharine ... bap.
" May 25. Benjamin, s. of Humphry & Catherine Wellings, privately ... bap.
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1783, June 1. Thomas, s. of John & Sarah Hares ... bap.
" July 28. Benjamin, s. of Huniphry & Catherine Wellings ... bap.
[Double entries. The last two entries are erased.]
1784, Sep. 17. Willm. Parsons ... bur.
1785, Jan. 19. Edward, s. of Richard & Dina Rowley ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Margery, d. of John & Margery Pritchard ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Sarah, d. of John & Susan Ingsley ... bap.
" June 23. Mary Parsons ... bur.
" Dec. 25. George Gregory ... bur.
1786, Jan. 1. Ann, d. of Clement & Ann Gardner ... bap.
" Apr. 16. Sarah, d. of John & Jane Welsbury ... bur.
" July 16. Thomas, s. of Richard & Dinah Rowley ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Elizabeth, d. of Humphrey & Catherine Wellings ... bap.
" Aug. 16. John, s. of John & Susan Ingsley ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Elizabeth, d. of John & Ann Wilkes ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Joseph, s. of John & Sarah Hares ... bap.
" Jan. 3. George Gregory ... bur.
" June 24. John Lane ... bur.
1787, Mar. 1. Sarah Morgan ... bur.
" May 28. Samuel, s. of John Aprichard & Margery ... bur.
" June 3. Sarah, d. of James & Sarah Welsbury ... bap.
" Sep. 1. Jemima, d. of Thomas & Anne Watmore ... bap.
1788, Feb. 17. Mary, d. of John & Susanna Hingsley ... bap.
" June 29. Sarah, d. of Richard & Dinah Rowley ... bap.
" Sep. 14. John, s. of Humphrey & Catharine Wellings ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Ann, d. of John & Sarah Harris ... bap.
1789, Jan. 22. Elizabeth, w. of John Oliver ... bur.
" Apr. 19. Elizabeth, d. of John & Margery Prichard ... bur.
" July 5. Joseph, s. of John & Margery Prichard ... bap.
" July 12. Sarah, d. of Thos. & Anne Wilks ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Joan, d. of Richard & Dina Rowley ... bap.
1790, Jan. 25. Humphrey Wellings, aged 91 ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Mary, d. of John Shusanna Hinsle ... bur.
" Feb. 28. William, s. of John & Shusanah Hinsle ... bap.
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1790, Mar. 7. Anne, d. of John & Margeret Wall ... bap.
" June 13. Sarah Webster ... bap.

JOHN HOLME, Rector. [signs to 1795.]

1791, Feb. 13. Joseph, s. of Humphrey & Catherina Wellings ... bap.
1792, Jan. 1. Anne, W. of Thomas Wall, near 80, a pauper ... bur.
" Jan. 5. Elizabeth, d. of John & Margery Prichard ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Christopher, s. of John & Sarah Harris ... bap.
" Feb. 26. John, s. of John & Margaret Wall ... bap.
" Apr. 17. Anne, d. of Thomas & Anne Wilkes ... bap.
" Aug. 7. John, s. of John & Margaret Wall ... bur.
" Oct. 21. Cordelia, d. of Samuel & Emma Preece ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Abigail Wellings, aged 88 years ... bur.
1793, Nov. 10. Humphrey, s. of Humphrey & Catharine Wellings, was received into the Church.
" Dec. 1. William, s. of Samuel & Emma Preece ... bap.
" Dec. 29. John, s. of Edward & Jane Walding ... bap.
1795, Jan. 11. Thomas, s. of John & Sarah Weall ... bap.
" Mar. 29. Anne, d. of John & Margery Pritchard ... bap.
" Oct. 9. Thomas, s. of Samuel & Emma Preece ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Reuben, s. of Humphrey & Catherine Wellings ... bap.
1796, Dec. 2. Buried. Samuel, s. of Rich'd & Anna Cock, was buried Decr. the 2d. He was Killed by the Kick of a Horse, which was forfeited to the Lord of the Manor as a Deodand.
" Dec. 5. Thomas Wall. aged 83 years ... bur.
" July 31. Catherine, d. of Joseph & Mary Fowler ... bap.
" July 31. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Dinah Rowley ... bap.

RICHD. ROWLEY, A.M.. Rector. [signs to 1811.]
THOS. NICHOLAS, Ch. W.

1797, Feb. 7. [blank], s. of John & Sarah Harris ... bur.
" Aug. 27. Thomas. s. of the Revd. Richard Rowley & Mary, born Augst. 24th, at 10 o'clock in the morning ... bap.
" Sep. 9. Anne, d. of John & Sarah Weale ... bap.
" Oct. 2. Mary. illegitimate d. of Mary Cokely ... bap.
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1797, Nov. 2. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Nicholas & Jane ... bap.

THOS. WHEELWRIGHT, Ch. W.

1798, Feb. 4. George, s. of Richard & Dinah Rowley ... bap.
" May 17. Martha, d. of Huinphry & Catharine Wellings ... bur.
1799, June 1. Wm. Rowley ... bur.
" Nov. 26. Thomas [John crossed out] Wilkes ... bur.
1800, Oct. 4. Thos. Giles ... bur.
" Sep. 15. Thos. Mansel ... bur.
Sep. 15. Mary Head ... bur.
1801, May 24. Mary, d. of Thos. Dallawav & Elizth. his wife, was bap. on Whit-Sunday, the first Sunday that Duty was done at the new Church by the Revd, Joseph Morris Curate, & Thos. Dallaway, Clark.
" Dec. 29. Thomas, s. of Thomas Nicholas & Jane, was received into the Church, having before been privately ... bap.
1802, Apr. 14. Mrs. Mary Milner, wid., aged 88 years ... bur.
" July 25. Elizabeth Shaw, aged 29 ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Charlotta, d. of John Barker & Mary ... bap.
1803, Oct. 15. Richd. Giles ... bur.
1804, July 3. Sarah, w. of Hercules Lane, aged 80 years ... bur.
1805, May 6. Willm., the (posthumous) s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Allington ... bap.
" June 30. William, s. of John & Anne Wilkes ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Adam, s. of John & Mary Barker ... bap.
1806, Sep. 14. Mary (born Jan. 3rd, 1801), Benjamin (born June 15th, 1803), Barnabas (born Mar 31st, 1806), the d. & sons of George & Dorothy Barker, were received into the Church.
" Dec 25. William, s. of William & Mary Montford ... bap.
1807, Nov. 11. Mary, d. of John & Anne Wilkes, publicly ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Edmund, s. of John & Mary Barker ... bap.
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1808, Oct. 25. Catherine, d. of William & Mary Mountford, publicly ... bap.
1809, Feb 17. Humphrey Wellings ... bur.
" May 26. Margery Pritchard ... bur.
" June 8. Catherine Wellings ... bur.
1810, May 13. Maria, d. of George & Dorothy Barker ... bap.
" Nov. 6. John, s. of Thomas & Sarah Giles ... bur.
1811, Jan. 9. Anne Mannse11, aged 71 ... bur.
" Mar. 25. Jane Mason. aged 80 ... bur.
1804. July 31. Benjamin Wheelwright & Honor Cock, both of this p. lic. by J. PURCELL, Minister ... mar.
Wit: William Glover, Sarah Evans.
1797, Apr. 20. William Thursfield, of p. Broseley, surgeon, & Elizabeth Asbury, of this p., were mar. in this Church. by lic., by RICHD. ROWLEY, Rector.
Wit: John Falkner, A.H. Windle.
1811, Feb. 3. William, s. of John & Sarah Weall ... bap.
1812, Jan. 19. Elizabeth, d. of John & Mary Jenkins ... bap.
" Apr. 7. Abigail Giles ... bur.
" May 15. Elizabeth, d. of Willm. & Mary Pritchard ... bap.
" - 19. The Revd. Richard Rowley, late Patron & Incumbent, aged 45 years ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Sarah Pritchard ... bur.

CHARLES FEWTRELL, Rector.

[On the outside of the cover]

Repairing, three Shillings & Sixpence.

VOLUME II.

[On the cover:]

MIDDLETON SCRIVEN, 1754.

[The parties are all of this Parish, unless otherwise stated.]

1755, Oct. 29. Richard Humphris, of p. Quatford, labourer, & Mary Doughty, sp., lic., by JOHN REYNOLDS, Rector. [signs to 1773.]
Wit: Humphry Wellings, John Phillips.
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1760, Aug. 18. William Barker, of p. Sydbury, husbandman, & Issabel Wellings, sp., lic.
Wit: Humphry Wellings, Thomas Wellings.
1762, Jan. 15. Thomas Wellings, husbandman, & Susanna Barker. of p. Sidbury, sp., lic., with consent of parents, by WILLIAM RUTTER Curate.
Wit: Humphry Wellings, Richard Giles.
" May 4. Edward Thornicroft, husbandman, & Anne Cooching, sp.
Wit: John Millner. Humphrey Wellings.
1764, Jan. 27. George Gregory, shoemaker, & Mary Newell, sp.
Wit: John Millner, Humphry Wellings.
1768, May 17. Luke Head, husbandman, & Mary Ingsley, wid.
Wit: John Wheeler, Humphry Wellings.
" Oct. 20. Humphry Wellings, b., blacksmith, & Catharine Milner, sp., with consent of the father of the aforesaid Catherine, by a lic.
Wit: Humphry Wellings, Richard Jones.
1769, Jan. 24. John Davies, widr. & taylor, of p. Quatford, & Mary Tommev, sp., by Banns & a Certificate.
Wit: Mary Millner, Isaac Andrews.
" Jan. 26. John Pritchards, husbandman, & Margery Shelbrooke, sp.
Wit: Henry Shelvock, Humphry Wellings.
1777, May 4. Richard Cox, of p. Stotesden, husbandman, & Anne Green, sp.
Wit: Humphry Wellings. Thomas Giles.
1773. Apr. 30. William Radne, of p. Sidbury, husbandman, & Margaret Wilks, sp.
Wit: John Bitterley, Humphrey Wellings.
[Next entry is not properly filled up.]
1777, Nov. 30. Thomas Mall & Elizabeth Rowley, by JOHN PRYCE, Curate of Middleton.
Wit: Bennett Raybould Simkiss, Humphrey Wellings.
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1779, Dec. 30. John Harris & Sarah Head, by JNO. HARDING, Rector.
Wit: Benjn. Male, Jno. Bitterley.
1781, Feb. 9. Samuel Thomason & Elizabeth Barker, by JOHN PRYCE, Curate.
Wit: Thos. Barker, Humphry Wellings.
1790, Aug. 15. Thomas Colley, of p., Stodeston, & Mary Lane, by LEWIS PRICE, Curate.
Wit: Saml. Barnfield, Thos. Page.
1797, Apr. 20. Mr. William Thursfield, surgeon, of p. Broseley, & Elizabeth Asbury, lic., by RICHD. ROWLEY. Rector.
Wit: John Falkner, Ann H. Windle, J. H. Windle.
[The next 2 entries. numbered 17 and 18, are blank.]
1811, May 6. John Jenkins & Mary Hughes, by RICHD. ROWLEY, Rector.
Wit: Ann Nicholas, Edward Oakley.
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