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Oldbury Registers.

OLDBURY is a township, village and parish on the road from Bridgnorth to Cleobury Mortimer (Bridgnorth Station on the Severn Valley Branch of the Great Western Railway being in the parish), in the Chelmarsh Division of the Stottesden Hundred, Bridgnorth Rural Deanery, Ludlow Archdeaconry and Diocese of Hereford. The population in 1801 was 107, whilst in 1901 it had risen to 296.

Close to the north-eastern boundary of the parish, there in a fortified hill called Panpudding Hill, which local tradition connects with the siege of Bridgnorth by the Parliamentary troops in the reign of Charles I. It is very likely that cannon for the bombardment of the castle were placed on the top of the mound at that time, but the mound itself is of much older date. It most likely represents the site of one of Ethelfleda's castles, erected in 913, and probably destroyed before 1085. It stands 130 feet above the river Severn. It is a circular in formation on three of its aisles, and is artificially scarped. On the west side lie the strongest entrenchments, and here the fosse is 5 feet deep, and there ia a small bailey commanding the narrow portion of the hill. [1]

The Parish contains about 800 acres, and was originally a portion of the great Parish of Morville, but about the year 1138 Helyas de Constantine founded a Chapel and cemetery there, endowing it with about 30 acres of land and a mansion. Robert (de Betune), Bishop of Hereford from 1131 to 1143, consecrated the Chapel and cemetery " in defence of the poor," and ordered that the Churches of certain Parishes (of which Oldbury was one) "shall be subject to their Mother Church, as daughters, so that on the chief festivals the whole people shall repair to the Mother Church, and the Priest of the Mother Church shall cause the bodies of such deceased persons as he will, to be carried to the cemetery of the name." (Salop Chartulary, No. 339.) Part of the south wall of the present Church of St. Nicholas is old, but Cranage is of opinion that its rather large stones do not date so far back as the twelfth century. With this exception, the Church is modern, having been rebuilt in 1858 and 1862 by the exertions of the Rev. John Purton. It consists of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch, and western bell-turret. The only ancient fittings of the Church are the Laudian Altar-rails and the Bell, the three stamps on which indicate that the founder was Robert Crowch of London, who was working about 1440. In 1549 and 1740, there were three bells. The third bell seems to have disappeared between 1740 and 1752. The second bell was sold in 1862 when the ancient distinctive ' pigeon- cote' tower was replaced by a slender stone turret. There is a parochial tradition that this bell is now in the turret of the new Church at Jackfield. The Jacobean chest in the Chancel and the board on the west wall of the aisle, bearing the curious old Latin inscription, DISCE MORI MUNDO VIVERE DISCE DEO VIVE DIU SED VIVE DEO NAM VIVERE DEO EST VIVERE DIU, have only been placed in the Church during the incumbency of the present Rector. The oak panelling round the Church (the 200 panels of which are all of different design), was carved in the Parish and neighbourhood during the same period.


[1] See the Victoria Counties' History of Shropshire, page 898.

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The history of the Manor, as far as it can be traced in the Blakeway MSS., is as follows:-" One Elward held Aldeberie in the Saxon times, and it was rated to the Danegeld at a hide and three virgates. After the Conquest it was holden under Earl Roger by his Sheriff Rainald, but Ralph was the immediate tenant. The arable land was now increased to three carucates, one of which was demesne, and cultivated by seven servants: the other two were occupied by three Frenchmen, two cottars and a bordar. There was yet room for two more carucates. A mill, and a wood for one hundred swine formed appendage to this Manor."

The family of Fitz Alan succeeded, though it is not exactly known how, [2] to the possessions of Rainald the Sheriff, and became lords paramount of Oldbury. Under them, it was held by the family of Costentin, whose principal possession was Eton Costentin (Eaton Constantine). The history of the manor of Eaton Constantine and Oldbury is, at this time, and for some years after, the same. In 1290, Adam de Montgomeri, who married Isabella de Constantine, is found to have died seised of it, as a member of that superior manor. In 1316, the manor had passed by some unknown means into the hands of the celebrated Walter Langton, Bishop of Chester (Lichfield), who had filled the high stations of Chancellor and Lord Treasurer. The Bishop died in 1321, and the manor passed, probably by purchase, into the hands of Edward Peverell. Peverell, by Elizabeth his wife, had issue a daughter Margaret, who married William de la Pole, cousin german of the great Michael de la Pole, who, though son of a merchant of Hull, became Earl of Suffolk and Lord Chancellor of England. In 1358, it was sold to Henry le Goldsmith, a wealthy merchant of Bridgnorth, who twice represented the borough in Parliament. Mr. Goldsmith's daughter and heiress, Johanna, married John Langley, cousin and heir of Sir Geoffrey de Langley, Knight, of Warwickshire. Mrs. Langley died 1418, and was buried at Bridgnorth. In her epitaph, which is preserved in an Harleian MS., she is called Lady of Oldbury. In 1470, Isabella, relict of Walter Langley, of Over Sodington and Knolton, co. Glouc., was lady of the manor. She was daughter and heiress of William Pole and Margery his wife. This Margery was daughter of John Langley of Milcote, co. Warwick, who, in all probability, was husband of Johanna Goldsmith. Isabella's son William died seised of the manor in 1483. In 1550, it was in the hands of the Peyton family. It afterwards became the property of the Robsarts. After the death of Amy Robsart, Countess of Leicester in 1566, the Robsart estates passed to her father's sister, Lucy, wife of Edward Walpole of Houghton (ob. 1595), whose eldest son, John, succeeded to the reversion of the property, which included the estate of Oldbury, which reversion he sold in 1566 to Arthur, natural son of Sir John Robsart. He lived at Oldbury for many years, and was still there in 1595 with his wife Margaret, widow of Arthur Cocket of Sibton (Suffolk), although he had sold the manor in 1578 to Robert Greene and his heirs. In 1634 it was in the hands of Robert Smallbroke, who in that year sold it to Charles Cornwallis. The manor eventually passed into the Acton family, and Lord Acton is the present lord.

The following persons belonging to Oldbury were assessed to the Subsidy of 1327:- Nicholas Deveroys, John Crouk, William Hobald, William Bercar, Richard de Cleobury, John de Oldebury, Richard le Knyght, and Henry Osmund.

About the year 1141, Robert de Reding was " Rector of the Chapel " of Oldbury. Eyton says of him " Robert de Hastings, alias Hedding or Hedinges was sometime Rector of Oldbury. As Robert de Halechton, Allechtone or Aluhton (a name probably derived from some Houghton in Shropshire, where he may have resided), he occurs almost as frequently as under his first designation. Like other ecclesiastics of wealth and position, he seems to have been involved in secular affairs."

Nothing is known of any other Rector until 1277, when one John was Rector either of Oldbury or (possibly) Onibury. In June, 1299, " Master


[2] Eyton thinks it was by grant from Henry I. after his marriage with Queen Matilda, is whose suite the ancestor of the fitz Alans came.

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Lucas de St. Leonard, Clerk," was appointed to Oldbury by the Abbot and Convent of Salop, but he was not instituted until June 11, 1300. In March, 1309, Master William de Pollileye, acolite, and in May, 1311, Master Stephen de Clinton, acolite, were appointed by the same patrons. The probable explanation of the delay in the institution of Master Lucas, and of the fact that his two immediate successors were in minor orders is that the Abbey of Salop, which was the patron, had got hold of the income of the benefice, which they enjoyed during vacancy, or when they appointed ' men of straw' to be nominal Rectors. (See Dr. Cutts " Parish Priests and their People in the Middle Ages in England," pp. 95-100). The appointment of acolites as Rectors was an evasion of a Canon of Otho 1237, which required that a man instituted into a Vicarage should be a Deacon at least, and proceed to take Priest's Orders in the course of the first year. It is not improbable that the two acolites were in temporary charge of the Benefits, for the Abbey of Shrewsbury, which had unconstitutionally assumed the position of Community Rector.

After the time of Stephen de Clinton, nothing beyond their bare names is known of the Rectors of Oldbury for 250 years. In 1538-9, Sir Roland Gosnyll (or Gosnell) was appointed Rector by Katerine Blount, Widow, and Walter Blount, grantees of Salop Abbey. In 1555, Gosnell was appointed Vicar of Tenbury, but apparently did not vacate Oldbury, for although in 1556 John Gryse was appointed to Oldbury by Robert Poynes, grantee of Salop Abbey, Gosnyll appears to have held the Living till 1560, when he was deprived of Oldbury at the Visitation of the Diocese by Queen Elizabeth's Commissioners. (Two years later the Commissioners deprived him of Tenbury.) In that same year (1560) Richard Sherer was appointed to Oldbury by Humfrey Butler, grantee of Salop Abbey. It does not appear what had become of John Gryse. In 1580, the patronage finally passed into the hands of the Crown. The entry " 1597. Consionator W.V." after the name of James Burton may indicate that he received a preacher's license at the Visitation of Bishop Westfaling (Bishop of Hereford from 1586 to 1603). James Cressett Rector from 1641 to 1649, when he was appointed to Cound is the only recorded instance of a Rector of Oldbury leaving the Parish for another Living. Towards the close of the Civil War, in 1646, when the Puritans were in power, Shropshire was divided into Classical Presbyteries. Oldbury was one of the 39 Parishes that formed the Third Classis. James Jephcott (inducted August 14 1648) was a Presbyterian, and was one of the fifty-seven Shropshire Ministers who in the same year signed the declaration against Toleration. Jephcott was Head Master of the Bridgnorth Grammar School, and probably held Oldbury with his mastership. It appears to have belonged to a scholastic family, as Calamy mentions a Jonathan Jephcott who was also a Schoolmaster, and held the Living of Swaffham. There was also a John Jephcott, who was Master of Evesham School. Hugh (or Hugo) Stackhouse, (Rector from 1728 to 1743) was a scholar of some eminence, who founded the Stackhouse Library in Bridgnorth. He had held the Living of St. Mary Magdalene's, Bridgnorth, since 1726, and continued to hold the two Livings jointly till his death. He was also Master of Bridgnorth Grammar School. Thomas Littleton (Rector from 1743 to 1793) had held the Living of St. Leonard's, Bridgnorth, for ten years before his appointment to Oldbury, and continued to hold the two Livings jointly till his death. Thomas Moses Lyster (1793-1821) was a younger son of the ancient Shropshire family of Lyster of Rowton Castle, whose father represented the County in Parliament until his death. Mr. Lyster held the Livings of Billingsley and Neenton as well as that of Oldbury. He lived at Oldbury, and " with the consent of his diocesan, he at a very considerable expense, added, embellished, and improved the old lowly habitation of the Rectors of Oldbury. which he made a most desirable residence, without laying any part of the charge upon the future Incumbent." (Obituary notice in the Gentleman's Magazine, May, 1821.) He was a County Magistrate and "a scholar of great reading." About the appointment of his successor, Mr. Thomas Dethick (1822-1834) a curious story is told. A Mr. Cox was Rector of St.

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Leonard's, Bridgnorth, at the time of Mr. Lyster's death. He had the reputation of being a Methodist,- a name which indicated religious zeal rather than any special party views. Mr. Dethick, a man of less energetic type, was Rector of St. Mary's. It was said that people attended St. Leonard's on Sunday morning to be stirred up, and St. Mary's in the afternoon to be soothed. When the Living of Oldbury became vacant, each of the two Bridgnorth Rectors desired to obtain this additional preferment. Mr. Cox went up to London on the outside of the coach, and had to change his clothes, before calling on the Lord Chancellor to ask for the Living. Mr. Dethick, being inside the same coach, no change of clothes was necessary in his case. He called on the Lord Chancellor at once, obtained a promise of the Living and, as he came out of the Lord Chancellor's house, met Mr. Cox coming in on the same errand. Such is the story, but as Mr. Dethick was not instituted until 13 months after the death of Mr. Lyster, its truth must be regarded as very doubtful. That such a story should have been circulated and believed is not without its significance as to the state of the Church at the time. It would seem that Mr. Dethick continued to live in Bridgnorth until the last few years of his life, when his handwriting shews that he must have become very feeble, the Curate, John Fearnall, inhabiting Oldbury Rectory. John Parton (1834-1883) belonged to an old Shropshire family, some members of which had lived in the Parish since about 1684. He further enlarged the Rectory and as has already been mentioned, almost entirely rebuilt the Church. He was a Prebendary of Hereford and Rural Dean of Stottesden. The present Rector, John Preston Wright, was appointed in 1883, and in 1905 became Rural Dean of Bridgnorth. In his time, the Church was re-seated and panelled in oak, and carved oak pulpit, Clergy desks and Lectern erected in memory of the late Rector.

There are wall tablets within the Church to the Rev. Joseph and Mrs. Woolley and to the Rev. Thomas and Mrs. Dethick, and one on the outside wall of the chancel to the Rev. T. M. Lyster.

The patronage of the Rectory was vested in the Abbot and Convent of Shrewsbury from the first foundation of the Church until the dissolution of the Abbey. In 1538, Katherine Blount, widow, and Hill Blount, presented, in 1554, Robert Poynes, gent., and in 1560, Humfrey Butler,- all as grantees of Shrewsbury Abbey. In 1580, the patronage passed into the hands of the Crown, and since that time the Crown has presented to the Living.

LIST OF RECTORS OF OLDBURY.

C. 1141.- Robert de Heding, alias Robert de Alechton, Rector of the Chapel.
1277.- John, Rector 1277 (" query, if not Onybury ? ").
1299, Jan. 4.- Master Lucas de St. Leonard, clerk; also instit. on the same day, 1300.
1309, Mar. 4.- Master William de Pollileye, acolite.
1311, April 22- Master Stephen de Clinton, acolite. In Dec., 1318, he had letters dimissory for priest's orders.
1331- Stephen de Salop. On 8 Aug., 1353, John, Rector of Middleton, is appointed his coadjutor; in 1355, John, Rector of Upton.
1418.- John Holbech.
Ob. 1460.- Sir Hugh Grete.
1460, Oct. 10.- Master John Brigyn.
Sir John Brecon (probably the same), res., 1481.
1475- Master Stephen de Salop, 14 Ed. 4
1481, Jul. 23.- Sir John Dudston, chaplain.
1534.- Will. Brodye, alias Weston (Valor Hen. VIII.)
Ob. 1538.- Sir William Bochour.
1538, Mar. 6.- Sir Roland Gosnyll.

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1554, Apr. 28.- John Gryse, clk.
Rowland Gosnell. deprived 1560.
1560, Dec. 5.- Richard Sherer, parson, buried at St. Leonard's in Bridgnorth, 17 May, 1580.
1580, June 3.- James Burton, 1587, concionator W.V.
1605-1609.- Rowland Tyther, minister.
1610, Nov. 15.- William Normecott, M.A., of Magdalen Hall. Oxford, recommended to Lord Chancellor Egerton by Dr. Griffiths, Archdeacon of Hereford, buried 4 July, 1639.
1639, July 22.- William Madestard, B.A., Lincoln College. Oxford.
1641, Dec. 24.- James Cresett, M.A., Oriel College, Oxford, rector of Cound 1648, and of Rushbury 1673.
1648, Aug. 14.- James (Jacobus) Jephcott, M.A.
1662, July 24.- William Clieveland, died 1666.
1666-7, Jan. 23.- Edward Walker, M.A., St. Mary Hall, Oxford; buried 11 May, 1677.
1677, June 20.- Joseph Woolley, B.A.; buried 16 April, 1728.
1728, June 18.- Hugh Stackhouse, buried at St. Mary M., Bridgnorth.
1743, June 2.- Thomas Littleton, M.A., Christ Church, Oxford. Died Sept., 1793, buried at St. Leonard's, Bridgnorth.
1793, Oct 8.- Thomas Moses Lyster; died 14 April, 1821.
1822, Juno 3.- Thomas Dethink, M.A., St. John's College, Oxford; died 21 Dec., 1833.
1834, April. 16.- John Purton. M.A., Trinity College, Oxford; prebendary of Hereford, 1864; died 12 July, 1883.
1883, Oct. 18.- John Preston Wright, M.A., Christ College, Cambridge.

The Church Goods return of Chalices and Bells, made 2 June, 1553, has this entry:-

" OLDBURY. Three bells of accord', a chalice of sylver wt a patent p'cell gilt."

The Religious Census of the Province of Canterbury made in 1676, shows that there were then in Oldbury (in Stottesden Deanery) 56 conformists, and no papists or nonconformists. All those were " inhabitants above the ago of 16.' The population of Oldbury would probably be at that time about 120.

The Parish Register Abstract, 1831, contains the following account of these Registers:-" Oldbury R. No. 1, Bap., Bur., 1583-1812; Mar., 1583-1753. No. 2, Marr., 1754-1812."

The first register is contained in a parchment-covered volume with flap, measuring 14 inches by 7. It is evidently made up of several volumes of different sizes bound together. The first seven leaves are of paper, with a watermark containing the letters G.R. These leaves are the full size of the volume. Six of these seven leaves are blank; one, the fourth in order, has some entries of miscellaneous matters of the years 1737 to 1803. Then follow fourteen leaves of parchment, the full width of the book, but only 10 inches high, the height of the page being made up by fourteen small leaves of paper, all blank, with the exception of one on which there is a recent entry. The entries on the fourteen parchment leaves date from 1582 to 1677 (inclusive). Three inches at the bottom of the tenth leaf have been cut out, and the entries at the top of the further side of the leaf have been scratched out with a knife, thus leaving a gap between 1649 and 1663. Some of the fourteen short parchment leaves have been injured by damp, so that a very few of the entries on several of the pages are almost undecipherable. The entries for the year 1641, coming at the bottom of a page are entirely washed out. From the appearance of the page, it is not improbable that this was done intentionally. Following the fourteen short leaves, there is a very small leaf of thin parchment,

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much injured and defaced. Then follow five leaves of parchment 13 inches high and not quite the full width of the book. The first page of these five leaves is much defaced, the last is almost absolutely illegible. It is covered with writing in various hands and in all directions, crossed and re-crossed. The entries on these five leaves date from 1695 to 1698. The remainder of the book consists of twenty-eight leaves of parchment, the full size of the volume, and containing entries of births, deaths and marriages to the year 1812, interspersed among which are miscellaneous entries which come down to a more recent date. The earlier entries on these twenty-eight leaves overlap those of the preceding leaves, and contain entries for the missing years from 1695 to 1698.

The following unusual Christian names occur:- Male- Josephus, Crispian, Ichabod, Amram, Darias, Silvanus; Female- Ceciloe, Sisly, Ambrocia, Petranellah, Avis, Gwenthean, Elianor, Mellone, Grisagon alias Grisell. (This last name,- variously spelt, Grizell, Grizil, Grissell, and Grizald, appears with some frequency).

The first entry refers to the family of Oldbury, a name which is found variously spelt (and sometimes in the form " Westwood alias Oldbury ") throughout the Register until 1739. Among the Blakeway MSS. there is a portion of a pedigree of the Oldbury family (too confused and fragmentary to be of any use). After the name of Thomas Oldbury, who was buried at Quatford (?) in 1725, are these words,- " his family being upwards of 700 years standing in this Parish." If these words are to be understood literally, the Oldbury family must have been in the neighbourhood before the Norman Conquest. At the foot of the pedigree is this curious pencil note (undated):- " The fam. of Oldbury is of great antiquity; but all their ancient writings are lost thro' the following accident. The township of Erdington having a law suit at Shrewsbury (70 or 80 years)* all the writings in the Parish Chest of Quatford were taken there: on being produced in court, many of them written in the ancient hand, were found to have no relation to the cause; but the judge and counsel said they were of great consequence, being the property of a family of the name of Westwood alias Oldbury, and directed the man who brought them, one Phillips, to take them back with great care. But Phillips, either from malice or some unknown cause, destroyed them all."

The miscellaneous entries are of some interest. On p. 18, there is a curious entry about the custom of " Easter Drinking," dated " Easterday, Anno Dom., 1686." This entry has been made more difficult to read by having been inked over at some later date. The contraction which is printed in brackets looks like Yr, which would have no intelligible meaning. The conjectural emendation Qr might stand for a quarter of a hundred. It is in favour of this reading that the number 25 could be equally divided among the five signatories of the memorandum who admit their joint liability to provide materials for the feast. The word " phrayes," is puzzling, but it is probably only another form of Froise, which is defined in Nares' Glossary as " a sort of pancake with slices of bacon in it." The New English Dictionary gives the variant spellings Fraise and Frayse (which could be phonetically identical with Phrayes) with a reference to Miss Jackson's Shropshire Wordbook, 1879.

It only remains to add that the Registers were copied by Mr. T. R. Horton, and collated by Miss Auden, and the proofs compared with the original Registers, and seen through the press by the present Rector.

OLDBURY RECTORY, JOHN P. WRIGHT.
July, 1912.

ERRATA.
Page 4, line 20, for Wililam read William.
Page 5, line 25, for Elsabth, read Elsabeth.

* The words In brackets are written in ink above the line. They may
indicate either that the circumstance occurred 70 or 80 years before the
entry was made or that the lawsuit lasted for 70 or 80 years.

Oldbury Registers.

VOLUME I.

Anno D'ni 1582.

Katherine, the daughter of Richard Ouldbeery was Baptized the xxvth day of November Ano. p'dc.
William the sonne of Richard Butcher was Baptised the daie and yeare aforesaid.
Katherine the daughter of Richard Oldbeery was buried the xxiijth of December Ano p'dc.

Anno D'ni 1583.

Margaret the daughter of William Whithead was baptized the xvth of June Ano p'dc.
Elinor, the daughter of Thomas Farmer was baptized the xxiijth of Julye Ano p'dc.
William the sonne of Richard Ouldbeery was baptized the xxxth of August Ano p'd'c.
William the sonne of Richard Ouldbeery was buried sixth of September A'no p'dc.
Thomas Haslewood & Elsabeth Farmer were married the xith of September A'no p'dc.

Anno D'ni 1584

Nothing chanced to be registered in this year aforesaid.

Anno D'ni 1585

John, the sonne of Thomas Farmer was baptized the xxixth of June A'no p'dc.
John the sonne of Richard Butcher was baptized xxiijth of July Anno p'dc.
Richard Oldbeery was buried the xxjth of July A'no p'dc.
Richard the sonne of Richard Ouldbeery baptized the vijth of October.

2 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1586

1586.

Nothing fell out to be registered this yeare aforesaid.

[Heer is scribbled upside down on the page by a later hand:]

0 fie what mean I foolish maid
In this remote & Silent Shade
To meet with you alone.

Anno Dni 1587.

Thomas Farmer was buried the xxxjth of Julye Ano p'd'c.
Elinor, the daughter of Thomas Farmer was baptised the iijth day of December Anno p'd'c.

Anno Dni 1588.

Richard the sonne of Richard Butcher was baptised the xjth of August An'o p'd'c.
John Baskefield & Ursula Ouldbeery were ma'ried the xxiijth of January Ano p'dc.
Edmund Fewtrell & Margaret Hoggets were maried the xxth day of Aprill Ano p'dc.

Anno Dni 1589.

Christopher the sonne of Bartholomewe baker was baptised the xxxjth of August Ano p'dc.

Anno Dni 1590.

Nothing fell out to be registered this yeare afore'sd.

Anno Dni 1591.

Ales the daughter of Bartholomewe Baker was baptised the ijth of May Ano p'd'c.
Thomas Nicolls & Vrsula Baker maried the xth daye of October Ano p'dc.
John Clemson & Magarett Butcher were maried the xxvith of November Ano p'dc.

Anno D'ni 1592.

Elsabeth, the daughter of John Clemson was baptized the xth of December Ano p'd'c.
Richard, the sonne of Wm. Amias baptised the with of January Ano p'dc.
William Butcher was buried the [? xxvth] day of ffebruary Ano p'dc.

Anno Dni 1593.

Adam the sonne of Hugh Joyles was baptised the xxviijth of Marche Anno p'dc.
William Laurance was buried the first of Marche A p.

1600] Oldbury. 3

Anno D'ni 1594.

Jane the daughter of Robart Fewtrell was baptised the second day of ffebruary.
Anne, the daughter of John Norgroove was baptized the xxiiith of Marche A p'd.

Anno Dni 1595.

Nothing fell out to be Registred this year aforesaid,

Anno D'ni 1596.

Thomas Butcher & Isabell Whithead were maried the xvjth of January Ano p'dc
John Carter & Joyse Farmer were maried the xvijth day of January Anno p'dc.

Anna Dni 1597.

Richard, the sonne of Robert Fewtrell was baptised the viijth day of Maye Anno p'd'c.
John Butcher was buried the xvith of June An p'dc.

Anno Dni 1598.

Richard the sonne of Thom's Williams was baptized the xxiijth day of July Ano p'd'c.
William, s. of Thomas Butcher was baptised the first day of October Ano p'dc.
Richard Barker and Elizabeth Butcher were maried the second day of December.
Thomas, s. of Richard Farmer was baptized the thirde day of December.
William, sonne of Thomas Butcher was buried the sixth day of [?] Marche.

1599, Apr. 27. Richard, s. of [blank] Tedstill ... bap.
" June 17. Thomas, s. of Robertt Fewtrell & Ales his wief ... bap.
" July 8. Thomas, s. of Robertt Fewtrell & Ales ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Jane, d. of Thomas & Isabell Butcher, of Westwood ... bap.
" Jan. 14. Richard ap Evan & Blanche Corser ... mar.
" Jan. 20. Constance, d. of Kadwalliter ap John als. Milner ... bap.
1600, R.R. 42. Apr 17. Richard Butcher, of Westwood ... bur.
" June 10. Christopher Westwood als. Oldbury ... bur.
" June 15. Isabell. d. of Robert Fewtrell & Alce ... bap.

4 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1600

1600, Sep. 21. Francis, s. of Hughe Reinoles, fil: pauper de Shiffnall ... bap.
1601, Eliz. xliij, Apr. 8. Richard, s. of Richard Farmer & Constance ... bap.
" May 24. Richard Owen, the sonne of a poor traveling dd. [?deaf and dumb] Owen man Dwelling neere unto Oswestrey ... bur.
" June 20. Rowland, s. of Richard ap Evan & Blanche ... bap.
" Jan. 31. Richard Davis, s. of William Davis ... bap. filius pauperis de Wolverhampton.
1602, Eliz. xliiij.
" Apr. 25. Edeward, s. of Robert Phewtrell ... bap.
" Apr. 5. Agnes Butcher ... bap.
" June 9. Edward, s. of Robtt. Phewtrell ... bur.
" Sep. 10. Thomas, s. of Richard Farmer ... bur.
" Sep. 20. Jane, d. of Thomas Farmer ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Elinor, d. of Gylbert Wyer & Elinor Taylor fila perigr ... bur.
" Feb. 8. William Beth & Cecile Oseley ... mar.
" Mar.. 8. Richard Corser, senior ... bur.
" Mar. 13. Thomas, s. of John Evance ... bap.
1603, Apr. 14. John, s. of Robt. Phewtrell ... bap.
" Apr. 15. John, s. of Robt. Phewtrell ... bur.
" May 2. David Richards & Elizabeth Phewtrell ... mar.
" May 9. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Farmer ... bap.
" May 13. Elsabeth, d. of [blank] ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Thomas, s. of Richard ap Evan ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Thomas & George, sons of Robt. Phewtrell ... bap.
" Mar. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Ellias Jones ... bur.
1604, Apr. 1. George, s. of Robt. Phewtrell ... bur.
" Apr. 3. Thomas, s. of Robt. Phewtrell ... bur.
" Mar. 1. Dorothy, d. of Robert Phewtrell & Alice ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Thomas, s. of David Richards & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Dorothie, d. of Robert & Alice Phewtrell ... bur.
1605, Apr. 7. Fraunces, d. of John Westwood als Oldbury, & Elizabeth ... bap.

ROWLAND TYTHER, Minister.
RICHARD GOUGHE, THOMAS PHEWTRELL, Church Wardens.

1611] Oldbury. 5

1605, Apr. 14. Elisabeth, d. of Thomas Brodwaye als Butcher & Issabell ... bap.
" May 29. Elsabeth Lowe, widowe ... bur.
" Sep. 1. Dorothie, d. of Richard Farmer & Constance ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Dorothie, d. of Richard Farmer aforesaid ... bur.
1606, May 4. Edmond, s. of Robert Phewtrell & Alice ... bap.
" July 26. Edmond, s. of Robert Phewtrell & Alice ... bur.
" Oct. 21. Edward Farmer, senior ... bur.
" Feb. 5. Elizabeth, w. of Thomas Fewtrell ... bur.
1607, Aug. 8. Walter Tomer & Jane P'sons ... mar.
" Aug. 16. Rowland, s. of Robertt Phewtrell & Alice ... bap.

ROWLAND TITHER, Minister.
THOMAS BUTCHER, ROBERT CLARKE, Church Wardens.

" Oct. 1. Constance, d of Richard Farmer & Canstance ... bap.
" Jan. 29. John Cadwaleter, Milner ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Dorothie Oldbury, wydow ... bur.
1608, May 11. Elizabeth Corser, wydow ... bur.
" July 29. Jane, d. of William Stockall & Frances ... bap.
" Aug. 28. John, s. of Roger Reynolds & Jane ... bap.
1609, June 15. Elsabth, w of Wylliam Whitehead, gent: ... bur.

ROWLAND TITHER, Minister.
RICHARD FARMER, ROGER REYNNOLDS, Ch. V.

1610, May 22. Robert. s. of Richard Stanley & Elinor ... bap.
" May 29. Rowland, s. of Roger Ryder & Elsabethe ... bap.
" June 3. Sara, d. of Thomas Brodway als Butcher & Isabell ... bap.
" June 6. Robert, s. of Richard Stanley & Elinor ... bur.
" June 18. Rowland, s. of Roger Ryder & Elsabethe ... bap.
" July 14. Constance, w. of Richard Farmer ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Mary, d. of Roger Reynolds & Jane ... bap.
" Aug. 14. Thomas Fewtrell ... bur.
1611, Aug. 8. Hughe Hawerton & Augnes Pento ... mar.

6 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1611

1611, Sep. 17. Richard Farmer & Elizabeth Corser ... mar.
" Nov. 11. Elizabeth Farmer ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Margerett, the d. of a beggar [almost illegible] ... bap.
1612, July 16. William Whithead ... bur.
" Aug. 9. Elizabeth, d. of Roger Reinolds ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Elizabeth Reinolds ... bur.
" Dec. 13. Richard Farmer & Constance Roe [? Rae] ... mar.
" Feb. 7. John, s. of Thomas Bucher ... bur.

WILLIAM NORMECOTT, Anno Dni 1613.

1613, June 10. William Myles & Frauncis Harper ... mar.
" June 21. John, s. of Edward Oldburie ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Sara, d. of Roger Reynolles ... bap.
" Jan. 28. The same Sara was buried.
1614, May 26. Sara, d. of William Bucher ... bur.
" *Dec. 24. Richard Byvain ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Richard, s. of Thomas Bucher ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Edward, s. of Edward Oldburie ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Edward Oldburie ... bur.
1615, June 8. Jane, d. of William Bucher ... bur.
" Jan. 21. Raph Hockeys & Katherin Sotheme ... mar.
1616, May 16. Marie Gamon ... bur.
" [blank]. Nicholas Hassell & [blank]... ... [mar.]
" June 1. Richard Young & Alice Copy [?] ... mar.
" Oct. 2. Elizabeth, d. of William Bucher ... bur.
1617, May 2. William Normecott & Margerett Fewtrell ... mar.
1618, Apr. 10. Margery Clerke ... bur.
" May 10. Dorety Oldburie ... bap.
" May 20. Dorety, d. of Edward Oldburie ... bur.
" July 4. William, s. of Thomas Cheese ... bap.
" Sep. 6. Judith, d. of Thomas Butcher & Isabell ... bap.
" Nov. 2. Robert Clerk & Mary Howelles ... mar.

THOMAS BUTCHER, LUKE HOLLINGES, Gardi:

1619, Apr. 6. Edward Bickley ... bur.
" May 25. Roger Evans & Fraunces Deuxhill ... mar.
" Nov. 6. John Littleford & Alice Williams ... mar.
" Jan. 29. John Pallat [Playford crossed out] & Mary Fanner ... mar.
" Feb. 2. John, s. of William Normecot, Cler: ... bur.

* January crossed out and December written above the line in a much later hand.

1630] Oldbury. 7

1620, May 21. Jane, d. of Thomas Cheese & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Simon, s. of Evan Price & Martha ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Jane Butcher ... bur.
1621, Apr. 18. Richard Tedstill alias Farmer ... bur.
" May 20. Anne Baker ... bur.
" Oct. 21 John Evans ... bur.
1622. Nothinge registered this yeare.
1623, Mar. 30. Jane, d. of Evan Price & Martha ... bap.
" Apr. 5. Richard Baynam ... bur.
1624, May 7. Anne, d. of Thomas Vicars & Joyse ... bur.
" July 20. David Jones ... bur.
" July 22. George, s. of Thomas Hughes & Margery ... bur.
" Oct. 14. Elizabeth, d. of George Lewes & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 2. Thomas Westwoode alias Oldburie was buried, died the last of October.
1625, Mar. 27. Thomas, s. of Thomas Vicars & Joyse ... bap.
" June 17. Willaim Langford ... bur.
" May 25. Margaret Oldburie ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Thomas Farmer & Elizabeth Butcher ... mar.
1626, Sep. 20. Mary, d. of Thomas Vicars & Joyse ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Thomas Turner & Dorothy Davies maried by Licence.
1627, Oct. 28 Jane, d. of John Whithead & Joyse ... bap.
" Doc. 4. Robert, s. of Thomas Vicars & Joyse ... bap.
" Feb. 15. David Sharrocke ... bur.
1628, Feb. 17. Thomas. s. of John Matthews & Elinor ... bap.
1629, Apr. 25. William, s. of John Gilbert & Joyce ...bap.
" Nov. 8. Abigail. d. of John Whithead & Joise ... bap.
1630, Feb. 34 Jane, d. of William Hickes & Jane ... bap.
" May 1. John Warton & Alice Bishopp ... mar.
" June 10. Edward Maunde & Alice Clerke ... mar.
" June 24. Alice Sharrocke ... bur.
" Aug. 15. Enocke. s. of Marian Lavender & Judith his wyeff ... bap.
" Sep. 26. Mary, d. of Thomas Vicars & Joise ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Marie, w. of Roger Butcher ... bur.
" Feb. 24. Elizabeth, the bastard d. of Jane Mathewes ... bap.

8 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1631

1631, Oct. 2. William, s. of John Whithead & Joyce ... bap.
" Oct. 25. Thomas, s. of Gilbert Braye & Katherin ... bap.
1632, Apr. 15. Thomas, s. of Thomas Richardes & Elnor ... bap.
" May 12. Joyse Whithead ... bur.
" June 30. Richard Sneade & Isabell Jones maryed by Licence.
" Oct. 7. Edward, s. of Thomas Vicars & Joyce ... bap.
1633, Feb. 7. Henrye Cressett & Elizabeth Hoskyes ... mar.
1634, Apr. 27. Sisly Butcher ... bur.
" Sep. 15. Alice, d. of Marian Lavender & Judith ... bap.
" Nov. 25. John, s. of John Whithead & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 1. Edward, s. of Richard Cocke & Alice ... bap.
" Jan. 14. Frauncis Farmer & Margery Oldburie ... mar.
1635, June 7. George, s. of Thomas Richards & Elinor ... bap.
" June 19. Alice Fewtrell ... bur.
" Sep. 21. Johan, d. of Thomas Vicars & Joyce ... bap.
" Sep. 22. Elizabeth, d. of Luke Pris & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Elizabeth Farmer ... bur.
" Dec. 21. Mary, d. of Thomas Vickers & Joyse ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Constance Farmer ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Richard Philips & Constance Farmer ... mar.
" Nov. 25. Edward, s. of Humphrey Chapman & Jone ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Edward, s. of John Whithead & Mary ... bap.
1636, Sep. 18. Edward, s. of Thomas Elkok & Jone ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Fraunces, d. of Thomas Vickers & Joyse ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Mary, d. of John Gilbart & Joyce ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Thomas, s. of Owen Whitingam & Jane ... bap.
1637, May 14. Adam Griffithes ... bur.
" July 22. Edward, s. of John Oldburie & Elinor ... bap.
" July 24. Edward, s. of Edward Farmer & Anne ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Edward, s. of Luke Pris & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Elyzabeth, d. of Thomas Vickars & Joyce ... bap.
1638, Apr. 29. Josephus, s. of John Whithed & Mary ... bap.
" May 3. Josephus, s. of John Whithead & Mary ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Alice, d. of John Oldburie & Elnor ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Jacob, s. of Thomas Richards & Elnor ... bap.

1649] Oldbury. 9

1638, Feb. 24. Thomas Alcoxe & Elizabeth Langley mar. by license from Mr. Tho. Fisher, cler:
" Mar. 23. Richard Lavender ... bur.
1639, Apr. 6. Edmonde Oldburie ... bur.
Willimus Normecott, Rector de Oldburie sepultus fuit quarto die Julii in an'o Domini 1639.

[Entered by a later hand at the foot of the page:]

Edward, the natural s. of Ann Normecott ... bap. Oct: 22, 1701.
And buried December ye 2d.

1639, Dec. 23. Edward, s. of Luke Price ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Edward Oldbury ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Anne. d. of lIumfrey Chapman & Joane ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Thomas Richards ... bur.
1640, Apr. 12. Richard Brooke ... bur.
" May 10. Susanna Whithead ... bur.
" May 15. Mary Bickley ... bur.
" May 25. Robert Clerke ... bur.
Margery Cooke, widdow, was buried the same day & houre.
" May 31. John Cooke was buried the 3rst or last day of May.

EDWARD FARMER did serve Churchwarden this yeare.

1642, Feb. 29. William, s. of Luke Prise & Mary, was baptized the last day of ffebruary, Anno 1643.
[The year 1642 was first written, the last figure being changed to "3" by a later hand.]
" June 30. Mary, d. of John Whitehead & Mary ... bap.
" July 10. Richard, s. of Luke Prisse & Marie ... bap.
" July 14. Richard, s. of Thomas Vickars & Jone ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Richard, s. of John Oldbury ... bap.
1645, Dec. 31. James, s. of Thomas Farmer & Joane ... bap.
1644, Apr. 14. Mary, d. of Thomas Prisse & Margaret ... bap.
[Here the register is cut and an entry has been rubbed out.]
1649, Apr. 1. William, s. of John Gilbert & Jane ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Mary, d. of Richard James & Jane ... bap.
" Apr. 15. Margaret, d. of Thomas Farmer & Joane ... bap.

10 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1649

1649, May 10. Abigail, d. of Richard Butcher & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 3. Rachell, d. of Daniel Rowley & Anne ... bap.
" July 23. George Langley, Clarke to Mr. Richard Walker ... bur.
" Aug. 19. John, s. of Thomas Prisse & Margaret ... bap.
[Register cut at bottom of page and the next leaf is two thirds cut away.]
1663, Apr. 28. Charles, s. of Will Gilbert & Margerie ... bap.
1664, Dec. 18. Elizabeth, d. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
[Register cut.]

August the 14th 1648.

Memorandum that Jacob Jephcott, Marster of Arts was inducted Parson (the
day & yeare above written) into the parish Church of Oldbury by Gilbert
Walden, Master of Arts & pastor of Bridgnorth in the presence of
THO: BRERETON
RICH: HAWKSHEAD
JOHN SMITH
GILBERT WALDEN, Mag: Art: pastor de brugia.
EDUARD FARMER, THO: PRISSE, parishions. ibid:

1666, Sep. 24. Edward Stockall & Mary Bentley, both of Bridgnorth, were marryed the ffour Twentyeth day of September in the yeare above Written.
" Oct. 16. Christopher the sonne of John Oldbury & Joyce his wife was baptized the sixteenth day of October in the year above Written.
" Jan. 1. Elizabeth Gilbert was buryed the first day of January in the yeare above Written.

Memorand: that Edward Walker master of Arts, was inducted parson into the
parish Church of Oldbury the seaventh day of January in the yeare above
written by Mr. Richard Hayes Rector of Chelmarsh.

1666, Mar. 20. Margerie, the daughter of Edward Bagnall & Margerie his wife was baptized the Twentyth day of March in the yeare above Written.

THOMAS FARMER, Ch. W.

1667, Mar. 20. Hannah, d. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.

1670] Oldbury. 11

1667, May 27. Mary, d. of Thomas Grove & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Griffith Davies, a walking man ... bur.
" Oct. 11. Margery Rowley, of Murvill House ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Rachell, d. of James Wiseham & Jane ... bap.
" Feb. 4 Joyce Priss, wid. ... bur.

JOHN OLDBURY, Ch. W.

1668, Apr. 10. Marian Lavender ... bur.
" Aug 9. James, s. of Edward Bishop & Joane ... bap.
" Aug. 26. Mary, d. of Thomas Grove & Elisabeth ... bur.
" Mar. 1. Judith Lavender, widow ... bur.
" Feb. 20. Katherine, w. of William Short ... bur.
" Feb. 18. Humphrey Lane & Joane Cheese, of ye Wish of Scrivens Middleton, were married by licence in this parish.
1669, Apr. 4 Richard, s. of Thomas Grove & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 1. John Osland, p. Glaseley & Mary Ible, p. Stotesdon, after banns published and duly certified, were married the first day of May Ano p'dto.
" May 17. Thomas, s. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 22. John Hareley, p. Chetton, & Mary Priss, p. Morvill, married by licence.
" Oct. 5. William, s. of James Wiseham & Jane ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Nicholas Millichap, p. Cleobury North, & Mary Prisse, p. Chetton, married by licence.
" Jan. 2. Joyce, d of John Oldbury & Joyce ... bap.
" Mar 1. George, s. of John Osland & Mary (born Feb. 3) ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Anne. d. of Edward Bagnall & Margery was baptizd. in ye p'ish Church of Oldbury.
" Jan. 2. Anne, d. of John Oldbury & Joyce [in another hand] ... bap.
1670, May 18. Winifrid. w. of Thomas Weaver, of Cheapstowe, who dyed in her journey ... bur.
" July 25. Mary, d. of John Oldbury & Joice, was buried at Oldbury.
" Jan. 15. Margery, d of Francis Lloyd & Wilzifer ... bap.

12 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1670

1670, Jan. 16. Richard, s. of Thomas Grove & Elizabeth ... bap.
1671, Apr. 16. Margarett, d. of William Gilbert & Margery, buried at Oldbury.
" June 4. Edward, s. of Simon Corzer & Joane, was baptized at Oldbury.
1672, Apr. 29. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Grove & Elizabeth, ... bap. at Oldbury.
" May 7. Luke, s. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 12. John Osland, buried at Oldbury.
Elizabeth, d. of John Pitchford & Elizabeth his wife, of the parish of Ffoord wth. in three miles of Shrewsbury, was baptized at Oldbury, the second day of June.
The same Elizabeth was buried there the third day of June Anno predicto.
" Aug. 11. Margarett, d. of Edward Farmer & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Margarett, d. of Edward Farmer & Elizabeth ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Francis, s. of Edward Bishop & Joane ... bap.
1673, Apr. 21. Jane, w. of John Waters, was buried at Oldbury.
" Sep. 7. Anne, d. of Edward Farmer & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Sep. 14. Henry Morris, p. Chelmarsh, & Mary Osland, p. Oldbury, were married at Oldbury after banns published.
" Mar. 8. Thomas, s of Simon Corzer & Joane ... bap.
1674, Oct. 29. Richard, s. of Richard Butcher & Elizabeth ... bur.
" Feb. 25. James, s. of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Thomas, s. of Edward Farmer & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 4. William, s. of William Pitt & Rachell ... bap.
" Mar. 16. Thomas, s. of Edward Farmer & Elizabeth ... bur.
" Mar. 23. Edward, s. of Henry Morris & Mary ... bap.

1677] Oldbury. 13

1675, May 4. Francis Davies, p. Stotesdon, & Beatrice Tedstill, p. Oldbury, were married at Oldbury, after Banns published and duly certified.
" Aug. 2. Roger Tipton was buried at Oldbury.
" Sep. 28. Thomas, s. of Thomas Farmer & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Mary, d of Richard Butcher & Elizabeth ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Simon Corzer buried at Oldbury.
" Jan. 10. Elizabeth, w. of Thomas Grove was buried at Oldbury.
1676, May 29 Mr. Richard Hayes. Clerke, Vicar of Chelmarsh, and Martha Smalman, widdow, of the parish of Chetton, were married at Oldbury.
June 7 Mr. John Aston buried at Oldbury.
" June 22. Mary, d. of Edward Farmer & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct 27. Rachel, w. of William James buried at Oldbury.
1677, May 9. John Walters, pauper ... bur.
" May 11. Edwardus Walker, Rector de Oldbury, sepultus fuit.
" May 11. Benjamin, s. of Daniell Rowley ... bur.
" Mar 15. Edward Rushbury & Elizabeth Whithead ... mar.

Josephus Woolley inductus fuit in malem et corporalem posseionem
Ecclisise et Rectoriae de Oldbury vigess'mo primo die Junii uer Edvardum
Cadwall Vicarium de de Stotesdon. Testibus.
FRANCIS STANTON JOHN WALKER,
BENJAMIN WOOLLEY Church Warden
WILLIAM EAVENS
HUMPHREY SHORT

1577, Oct. 23. Mary, d. of Edward Farmer & Eliz: ... bur.
" Jan. 8. Edward, s of Thomas Farmer & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Rachell, d of John Walker & Elizabeth ... bap.
[Register cut.]
Mary, d. of Edward Rushhury & Elizabeth ... bap.

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1677, July 9. Elizabeth, w. of Edward Rushbury ... bur.

[These two entries are among much scribbling on a portion of a page.]

A Register book for ye Parish of Oldbury bought 27th of October, 1678.

1677, Aug. 2. John, s. of Joseph Woolley, Rector of Oldbury, & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Mrs. Mary Walker, widdow, buried at Oldbury.

Memorandum: that no Certificate came to be entered & that I
gave Notice to the Officers ye 4th of November following.

November ye 24th, 1678, was buried a Poor wandringe Person
who's Name wee know not and also an Affidavit was made
[of Mr.] John Walker, brought and entered within the
time limited by an Act of Parlyament intituled An Act
for burying in Woollen only.

[Scribbled above the first entry:]

Begon fond youth begon & leave me in the Shades alone for if I love I am undone.

1679, Nov. 17. Joannah, d. of Thomas Farmer & Elizabeth ... bap.
cetera desunt.
1680, July 7. Joan, w. of Edward Davis ... bur.
" Aug. 30. Joyce, w. of John Oldbury, buried in Woollen ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Joan, w. of William James ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Catherine, d. of William Hykes & Rebeckah ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Roger, s. of Joseph Woolley & Mary ... bap.
Finis Anni 1680.
1681, Aug. 29. Joseph, s. of Edward Fanner & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Richard, s. of Richard Astley & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 7. John Deuxell & Joan James
1682, Sep. 1. Daniell Rowley & Ann Reignalds, were marryed per licentiam.
" Oct. 3. Sarah, d, of Thomas Burnage & Sarah ... bap.
and buried ye 4th of the same month.
" June 13. Thomas, s. of Thomas Hand & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 72. James, s. of Thomas Farmer & Elizabeth ... bap.

1687] Oldbury. 15

1682, Dec. 1. Joyce, w. of Michaell Millington ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Margarett Perks ... bur.
1683, July 3. Mr. Ralph Tushingham & Mrs. Ambrocia Watson were lawfully marryed in the parish Church of Oldbury.
" July 17. Joseph, s. of Edward Farmer ... bur.
" Sep. 30. Steeven, s. of Nicholas Hawkings & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Willm. Gilbert & Frances Spencer ... mar.
" Jan 18. Edward Davies ... bur.
" Jan. 28. Thomas, s. of Joseph Woolley & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Michaell Millington & Joan Evans, of the parish of Neenton ... mar.
" Feb. 29. Thomas, s of Thomas Gilbert & Rebeckah ... bap.
1684, May 25. Joseph, s. of John Oldbury & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 19. Margarett, d. of Thomas Hande & Ann ... bur.
" June 10. Henry, s. of John Perton & Jane .. bap.
" Aug. 30. Edward, s. of Edward Jones ... bur.
1685, Apr. 2. Thomas Handy ... bur.
" Apr. 8. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Jones ... bur.
" Apr. 22. John Hitchcox, of ye parish of Worvild, buryed at Oldbury.
" May 4. Mary, d. of Edward Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 5. John. s. of Thomas Farnalls & Lydia ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Edward, s. of Edward Watmore ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Elizabeth, d. of John Perton & Jane ... bap.
" Jan. 22. John, s. of Thomas Gilbert & Rebeckah ... bap.
1686, Nov. 2. Benjamin. s. of John James & Joyce ... bap.
" Dec. 14. Thomas Farmer ... bur.
" Dec. 18. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph Woolley & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 14. William, s. of John Perton & Jane ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Timothy Childe & Allice Wyne, of Middleton Scriven, by licence ... mar.
" Feb. 8. Benjamin. s. of John Oldbury & Elizabeth ... bap.
1687, May 4. Richard, s. of Edward Jones & Elizabeth .. bap.
" Nov. 6. Edward, s. of Edward Bishop ... bur.

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1687, Feb. 8. Grizald, d. of Nicholas Hawkings & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Sarah [Elizabeth crossed out], d. of Richard Butcher ... bur.
" Feb. 26. Ann, d. of Thomas Gripthis & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 29. Elizabeth, d. of Edward & Hannah Bishop ... bap.
1688, Apr. 27. Elizabeth Perks ... bur.
" May 13. Margaret, d. of Thomas Gilbert & Rebeckah ... bap.
" May 23. Willm., s. of Wm. James & Hannah ... bap.
" July 21. Roger Haslewood & Elizabeth Tudor ... mar.
" Feb. 8. John Betts, of Kinlett, & Joan Low, of Aston Botterell, were marryed per licentiam.
" Feb. 25. Steven, s. of Nicolas Hakeings & Elizabeth ... bur.
1689, Mar. 27. Jane, d. of John Perton & Jane ... bap.
" July 14. Eliz d. of Robt. Davis ... bap.
" July 14. John, s. of Thomas Gilbert ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Elizabeth, d. of Roger Haslewood & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Jane, d. of Wm. James & Hanna ... bap.
" Jan. 27. Ellenor. d. of Edward Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 27. George Reignolds & Mary Reignolds, both of ye parish of Stottesdon, marryed by licence.
1689, Apr. 11. John, s. of John Rea & Elizabeth ... bap.
1690, May 15. Samuell, s. of Joseph Woolley & Mary ... bap.
and buried June ye 13th.
" July 13. Jane, d. of Jo: Perton & Jane ... bur.
" Sep. -. Thomas Lappinton ... bur.
" Oct. 5. Frances, d. of Thomas Gilbert & Rebeckah ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Samuell, s. of John Oldbury ... bur.
" Dec. 9. Wm., s. of Roger Haslewood & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Mary, d. of Lancelot Bishop & Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Thomas, s. of Thomas Gripthis & Ann ... bap.

1698] Oldbury. 17

1690, Jan. 27. Mary, d. of Jo: Perton & Jane ... bap.
" Feb. 17. Robert Childe & Ann Kendall, both p. Aston Bottrell, by licence ... mar.
1691, Aug. 18. Ann Oldbury ... bur.
" Jan. 9. Jane, d. of Wm. James & Hannah ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Rich. Butcher ... bur.
1692, Apr. 16. Samuel! Guy & Ann Bishop, by licence ... mar.
" July 3. Samuell, s. of Joseph Woolley & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Sarah, d. of Thomas Gilbert & Rebeckah ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Jacob Wheeler & Elizabeth Bishop, by licence ... mar.
1693, Oct. 13. Margery Gilbert ... bur.
" Jan. 4. Martha, d. of Edward Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Hannah, posthuma d. of John Rea & Elizabeth his w ... bap.
1694, Apr. 2. Martha. d. of Lancelot Bishop & Margery ... bap.
" June 10. Ann, d. of Edward Roe & Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Mary, d. of Lancelott Bishop ... bur.
" Feb. 28. Edward Farmer ... bur.
" Mar. 5. Thomas, s. of Wm. James & Hannah ... bap.
1695, Apr. 21. John, s of Wm. James & Hannah ... bur.
" May 4. Joseph Dowdier & Christiana Tongue, both of Ludlow, by licence ... mar.
" Oct. 19. Richard Crompton & Elizabeth Lee, of Moseley ... mar.
" Nov 24. Richard, s. of Richard Short & Mary (born Nov. 18th) ... bap.
" Dec. 25. Jane, d of John Loton & Ann, born ye 19th ... bap.
" Jan. 15. David Jones ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Allexander Thomson & Hester Bennet, both of Bobinton ... mar.
" Mar. 16. John, s. of Richard Haukins & Margarett (born Mar ye 9th) ... bap.
1698, Aug. 5. Marryed by licence out of ye Arches, John Allen gen: & Mrs. Prudence Edwards, both of Bridgnorth.

18 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1686

Easterday Anno Dom. 1686.

Memorandum: it was acknowledged by the whole parish of Oldbury yt. ye
Custome of Easter drinkinge was a Gammon of Bacon & phrayes made of [?qr.]
Eggs Subscrib'd bye principall Inhabitants as ffollows wth. a Barrell of
Ale.
JOS. WOOLLEY, Rector.
THOMAS FARMER, JOHN WALKER, JOHN SHORT & WILLIAM GILBERT, Ch. W.

Memorandum That on ye second day of Sep.
1699, Dr. Adam Oattly Arch
Deacon of Salop personally visited this Parish Church of Oldbury together
with ye rest of the Deanery of Stottesdon as ye yeare before to his
Immortall honour he had wth. Great paines & diligence that other of
Burford.
JOS: WOOLLEY, Rector.

1698, Nov. 2. Edward, s. of Richard Short & Mary ... bap.
1699, June 10. Richard Sherwood & Susannah Farmer ... mar.
" Nov. 30. Mary, d. of Wm. James & Hannah ... bap.

Memorandum: Anno Domini 1684 being a very dry Sumer, ye generallitie of Harvest was in ye like not being known before, on ye 12th of August.

1700, May 1. Mary, d. of Richard & Mary Short ... bap.
[The next page has been an outside one and is scribbled over.
The next leaf is of paper.]

1695, Nov. -. Richard, s. of Rich. Short & Mary, born Nov. 18 ... bap.
" Oct. 13. Richard Crompton & Elizabeth Lee, of Broseley, by licence ...
1696, July 23. Samuel! Cheek & Catherine Yarrunton, both of Beudley ... mar.
" Sep. 10. John Batly & Margaret Dickinson, of ye Clee Town ... mar.
" Feb. 14. Richard Corfeild, of Morvild, & Ann Mulinox, of Tasly ... mar.
" Mar. 23. Martha, d. of Wm. James & Hannah ... bap.
" Dec. 12. Margery, d. of Thomas Gilbert & Rebecka ... bap.
1697, Apr. 24. John Litleton, p. Stoke St. Milborow, & Ann Milner, of Aston Ayre ... mar.

1700] Oldbury. 19

1697, June 28. John Rudg, a baker, & Jane Pool, both of Beckbury ... mar.
" July 10. Crispian Cook, of Cank in ye County of Stafford, & Margarett Crompton, Broseley ... mar.
" May 23. Thomas, s. of Richard Short & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 20. Mary Aston. widd: ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Wm., s, of Lancelott Bishop & Margery ... bap.
" Nov. 6. Mr. Joseph Reade, of Kidderminster in ye County of Worcester, & Mary Lends, of Atterly in the parish of Much Wenlock ... mar.
1698, Apr. 17. Thomas, s. of Thomas Short & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr 23. Ann Griffis, wid:, a pauper ... bur.
" Aug. 5. John Allen, gen:, & Mrs. Prudence Edwards, of Bridgnorth, were marryed by a licence out of ye Arches.
" Oct. 22. Thomas Wellins. of Cleobury Mortimer, & Grizall Astly, of Morvild, were married by licence.
" Nov. 2. Edward. s. of Richard Short & Mary ... bap.
" Jan 29. Thomas Bruer & Elizabeth Canton, of Tasly, by licence ... mar.
1690, Jan. 10. Richard Sherwood & Susannah Farmer ... mar.
" Nov. 30. Mary, d. of Wm. James & Hannah .. bap.
" Mar. 6. Elizabeth Cherms, of St, Leonards in Bridgnorth ... bur.

1700. This Book was bought when John Short was Church Warden of Oldbury 1700 wth severall other Church Ornaments.
JOS: WOOLLEY, Rector, A.B.,
Who was inducted into the possessn. of ye parish Church of Oldbury &c June 21, 1677.

1700, May 1. Mary. d of Richard Short & Mary ... bap.
" July 21. Elizabeth. d. of Richard Sherwood & Susannah ... bap.
" June 23. John Bateman. of Tasley, & Martha Tyrer, of Quatt ... mar.

20 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1700

1700, July 8. Edward Apleton & Sarah Brown, of St. Mary's Magdalens in Bridgnorth ... mar.
" July 29. Allice Grainger, a poore wandring person that dyed in a Barne, was buryed in Woollen.
" Sep. 26. John, s. of Thomas Short, a husbandman, & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 2. Jane, d. of Thomas Gilbert & Rebekah ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Tymothy Overton, of Farloe, a husbandman, & Elinore Wilks, of Bewdley, lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 6. Richard Haukings, s. of Richard Haukins, a day labourer, & Margaret ... bap.
1701, June 2. John, s. of Richard Short, yeoman, & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 27. Richard Cook & Jane Roberts, both of Kinlett, lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 30. John Short, of Oldbury, & Petranellah Miles, of Ditton Priors, lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 20. Edward, the naturall s. of Joan Nicholls ... bap.
" Feb. 2. John, s. of Wm. James & Hannah ... bap.
" Feb. 1. Henry Hooper, a tradsman, & Ann Hall, both of Maumble, lic. ... mar.
1702, July 11. Benjamin Wall, of Neenton, yeoman, & Elizabeth Perton, widd:, lic. ... mar.
" July 19. Hester, w. of John Bourn, a very poor woman ... bur.
" Sep. 30. Mary, d. of Thomas Short, husbandman, & Eliz: ... bap.
" Oct. 27. Ralph, s. of Richard Short, yeoman, & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Edward, s. of Joan Nicholls (a base child) ... bur.
1703, Mar. 30. John Low, p. Quatford (a labourer in husbandry), & Elizabeth Smalman (a servant mayd), of Oldbury ... mar.
" Apr. 6. Richard, s. of Richard Sherwood & Susanna, a day labourer ... bap.
" Apr. 30. Mary Roe, before her sickness, a maide servant ... bur.

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1703, May 16. Jane Davis, a day labourer's wife ... bur.
A child left in Oldbury lane Aprill 28th, Christened May ye 9th, & called Abraham Williams.
" Sep. 10. Richard, s. of Richard Farr, a miller, & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Sep. 5. Wm., s. of Thomas Gilbert & Rebeckah his w., a poor Locksmith ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Richard Davis, a day labourer, & Catherine Smith ... mar.
" Oct. 14. Rachell, d. of Richard Haukins, a day labourer, & Margarett ... bap.
The Child was buryed the 24th of ye same month.
" Jan. 4. Jane, d. of Richard Short, yeoman, & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 4. John, s. of John Short, yeoman, & Petranellah ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Jane, d of Richard Short, yeoman ... bur.
" Jan. 16. Wm. Gilbert, an ancient poor man ... bur.
" Feb. 10. Daniell Blacksham, of Stockton, Tanner, & Joanna Farmer, of Oldbury ... mar.

Ex'm. per Cha: Jones, Surrg.

1704, May 2. Thomas Grove, a pauper ... bur.
" June 12. Mary, d. of Thomas Short, yeoman ... bur.
" Sep. 15. The child found in Oldbury lane & Christned by ye name of Abraham Williams (beinge drowned by an accident) ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Wm., s. of Robert Davis (a day labourer) & Chatherine ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Mary, w. of Humphry Short, yeoman ... bur.
" Feb. 11. Thomas, a base child of Elizabeth Pinkston, of Bridgnorth ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Danniell, s. of Daniel Blacksham, Tanner, & Joanna ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Izabell, d of Richard Farr, miller, & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Short, yeoman, & Elizabeth ... bap.

22 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1704

Exd. per Tho. Davies, Surveyr.

1704, Mar. 28. Benjamin, s. of Richard Short, yeoman, & Mary ... bap.
1705, May 20. Anna, d. of Richard Haukins, a day labourer, & Margarett ... bap.
" June 19. Amos Hand, yeoman, & Mary Allen, wid:, of Sutton Madock ... mar.
Robert Ward, a common soldier, a Somersettsheire man drowned in Severn by accident, was buryed July 16. No Certificate of any affidavit brought & Notice was given to ye Church Wardens ye 24th in writinge (as ye Act requires).
" Oct. 8. Ann, d. of Richard Sherwood, a day labourer, & Susanna ... bap.
1706, June 2. Marmaduke Rodon, a weaver, & Elizabeth Davis were married, he lives at Brosely.
" June 30. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Farmer, yeoman, & Rachell ... bap.
" [blank]. Thomas, s. of Rich: Far & Elizabeth ... bap.
1707, Apr. 24. George Goodier & Mary Harly ... mar.
" May 1. Georg, s. of Georg Tyler, chairemaker, & Eliz. ... bap.
" May 31. Lancelott, s. of Lancelot Bishop & Margery ... bur.
" June 13. Richard Short ... bur.
" June 15. Walter Brown & Elizabeth Wall, both of Morvill ... mar.
" Aug. 17. John, s. of Robert Davis & Catherine ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Elizabeth, d. of Wm. James & Hannah ... bur.
" Aug. 31. Ann, d. of Edward Farmer & Rachell ... bap.
" Oct. 5. John Walker ... bur.
1708, May 16. Thomas Rea, a younth of about 17teen years of age ... bur.
" June 20. Edward, s. of Richard Sherwood & Susana ... bap.
" June 24. Luke Gilbert & Margery Edwards, of Bridgnorth ... mar.

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1708, Aug. 29. Margaret, d. of Margaret Hankins & Richard her husband ... bap.
" Sep. 22. Rich: Harly & Mary Short were marryed at Higly, per licentiam ... mar.
" Oct. 17. Eliz: Walker ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Wm. Far, s. of Richard Farr, miller, & Eliza: ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Christopher Oldbury, a day labourer ... bur.
1709, May 22. Thomas, s. of Edward Farmer & Rachell ... bap.
" May 21. James Jenkin & Mary Coleburne, of Tasley, lic. ... mar.
" July 4. Wm., s. of Georg Rudd & Grizell ... bap.
" July 17. Ann, d. of Rich: Sherwood & Susanna ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Tho: Price & Mary Jones, of Libery, lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 20 Vincett Corbett & Grizell Haukins, per banns ... mar.
1710, Apr. 1. Rachell. d. of Wm. James & Hannah ... bur.
" May 9. Elizabeth, d of Rich: Harly & Mary ... bap.
" June 6. Elenor Jones, wid ... bur.
" July 30. Dorothy, d. of Rob: Grove & Eliz. ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Mary, d of Vincet Corbett & Grizell ... bap.
" Dec. 6. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Far & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 21. Joanna. d. of Ed: Farmer & Rachell ... bap.
1711, July 26. Nathaniell Griffis & Joan Wall, of Neenton, by licence from Mr. Burton ... mar.
" Aug 1. John. s. of John Child & Eliz. ... bap.
" Aug. 29. Ann Edwards ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Elizabeth Farmer, wid:, was buried 25 years after her husband.
1712, Mar. 26. Elizabeth, d. of George Corfeild & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Apr. 7. Jane, w. of David Jones ... bur.
" May 25. Ed:, s. of Edward Farmer & Rachell ... bap.
" July 19. Margery, d. of Richard Harly & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 13. Rachell, w. of Edward Farmer ... bur.
" Oct. 26. Thomas, s. of Georg Rud & Grizall ... bap.

24 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1712

1712, Nov. 9. Martha, d. of Richard Farr & Mary, his wife, baptized (her name is Elizabeth).*
" Nov. 23. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Far & Elizabeth ... bur.
" Feb. 10. Frances, W. of Wm. Gilbert ... bur.
" Feb. 15. Wm. Nicholls, of Wenlock Magna, & Elizabeth Morris, of Morvill, were married by licence from Mr. Cha: Fenton.
" Feb. 25. Elizabeth, d. of Tho: Page & Eliz:... bap.
1713, Apr. 25. Edward Wilcox & Mary Robberts, of Morvill, marryed by Banns.
" Aug. 6. Samuell Fewtrill ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Hannah, d. of Wm. James, a pauper, was buryed.
Memorandum: No affidavit was brought within ye time limited by Act of Parliament & Notice was given in writing to ye Overseers of ye Poor forthwith on ye 26th day of ye same month.
1714, Apr. 1. Mary Grove, wid: ... bur.
" Apr. 24. Tho. Roberts, of Morvill, & Allice Wilcox, Banns ... mar.
" May 25. Rich:, s. of Richard Harly & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 30. Sarah, d. of Thomas Gilbert & Rebeckah ... bur.
" Aug. 19. John Golden & Mary Hanson, of Acton Round, were married in ye Parish Church of Oldbury, per licentiam from Mr. Baker, &c.
" Aug. 29. Richard, s. of Roger Woolley & Joan [Sara crossed out] ... bap.
" Oct. 2. Roger Haslewood & Margery Wheeler, p. banns ... mar.
" Oct. 25. Rich., s. of Roger Woolley & Joan ... bur.
" Dec. 3. [blank] Habberly, a poor man of ye parish of Neenton, who was found dead in ye high way ... bur.
" Dec. 4. John Woolley, wife of Roger Woolley, & theyr sonn Thomas, aged about five years & a halfe, were buryed in one grave, December the fourth 1714.

* Elizabeth crossed out, and Mary also crossed out.

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1714, Dec. 17. Elizabeth. d. of Thomas Page & Eliz. ... bur.
" Dec. 22. Samuel, s. of Tho: Woolley & Mary ... bur.
" Jan. 15. John Causer, a servant to R. Harly, buryed of ye small pox.
" Jan. 19. James Addams, a servant of George Corfeild's, buryed of ye small pox.
" Feb. 27. Martha [Elizabeth erased out], d. of Rich. Far & Eliz. ... bur.
1715, July 24. Hannah [Ellenor erased out], d. of Rich: Flatly & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 1. Martha, d. of Richard Far & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 12. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Page & Elizabeth ... bap.
1716, Apr. 15. Margaret. w. of Richard Haukins ... bur.
" May 14. Richard, s of Richard Harly & Mary ... bur.
" June 3. Georg, s. of Georg Rudd & Grizell ... bap.
" May 29. Charls, s. of Richard Sherwood & Susanna ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Margaret, d. of Georg Corfeid & Elizabeth ... bap. ye first of November, All Saints.
" Dec. 3. Ichabod. a base or bastard child, ye reputed ffather beinge Wm. Causer, & ye Mother Bridgett Willcox ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Amos Sherbrook, of Moseley & Mary Gest, of Barrow ... mar.
1717, June 10. Catherine, d. of Richard Harly & Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Tho Peirce, of Bridgnorth, buryed in our Church yard.
" Feb. 16. Elizabeth, d. of John Bid & his wife ... bap.
The man lived at ye Fidle, but was no Parishioner.
1718, Apr. 20. Wm., s. of Wm. Ward & his wife ... bap.
The child was buryed July 27th Anno predicto.
" Aug. 3. Richard, s. of Richard Harly & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 6 Edward, s. of John Burnell & Mary, born at ye Fidle & ... bap. Sep. ye sixth.
1719, May 10. Mary, d. of Wm Jones & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 5. Georg Jones, p. Morvill ... bur.

26 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1719

1719, Dec. 9. Richard Far ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Thomas, s. of Thomas Page & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Ann, d. of Richard Harly & Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Richard Davis & Francis Poole mar. by licence from Mr. Baker.
" Mar. 25. Richard Webb ... bur.
1720, Sep. 22. John Walker ... bur.
" Sep. 27. Thomas Gilbert & Ann Davy, banns ... mar.
" Nov. 19. Ann, d. of Rich: Harly & Mary ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Edward Thrasher ... bur.
" Dec. 18. Edward, s. of Richard Jones & his wife ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Samuel Symmonds & Elizabeth Sherwin, both of Brosley, married by licence from Dr. Phillips.
" Mar. 15. Ann, d. of George Robberts & Eliz: ... bap.
1721, Apr. 23. Sarah, d. of Rich. Harly & Mary ... bap.
" June 10. Lettice, natural] d. of Mary Short ... bap.
" June 29. Wm., naturall s. of Elizabeth Underwood, baptized on St. Peters day.
" July 11. Samuell Jones, of Tasly, & Elizabeth Charter, of Oldbury, by Banns ... mar.
" Sep. 13. Ann, d. of Georg Corfeild & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Ann, d. of Thomas Gilbert & Ann ... bap.
" Oct. 8. John Cartwright, of St. Leonards in Bridgnorth, & Ann Prichard, of this p., by banns ... mar.
Dec. 11. Edward Charter ... bur.
1722, May 2. Margaret, d. of John Burnell & Mary ... bap.
" May 30. Georg Hudson, of Bishops Castle, & Anne Milner, of Wheaton Aston, by lic. ... mar.
" June 21. John Hamond, of Hopton Weavers, who died as he came from Bridgnorth Faire, after ye Coroners Inquisition had passed uppon him was buryed June 21 - 1722.
" June 22. Ann, d. of John Burnell & Mary ... bap.

[In another hand, written between the lines:]
Remember neighbours Pars child enquire about it.
Remember ye 19th of May.

1725-6] Oldbury. 27

1722, Sep. 16. Wm., s. of Wm. Jones & Mary ... bap.
" Sep. 23. John, s. of Rich: Jones & Elizabeth [blank]
" Oct. 27. Rich. Sanky & Avis Wick, both of Cardinton, marryed by licence from Dr. Phillips.
1722, Jan. 30. Wm., s. of Thomas Page & Elizabeth ... bap.
1723, May 12. John, s. of Georg Rud & Grisagon alias Grisell ... bap.
" Oct 10. Gregory Hickman, gen., & Mrs. Elizabeth Law, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 10. Wm. James, a pauper ... bur.
" Mar 17. John Oldbury, aged as is sayd 91 ... bur.
1724, Apr. 4. Mary, d. of Thomas Gilbert & Ann ... bap.
" Apr 21. Mary, d. of Wm. Jones & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 17. Luke Gilbert ... bur.
" Sep. 19. Eliz: Oldbury, widdow and late wife of John Oldbury, deceased ... bur.
Mr. Corfield's servants were married at B- North, Oct. 16th, N.B
1725, June 7. Lancelot Bishop. aged (as he said) 85 ... bur.
" June 29. Elizabeth Farmer, wid., buryed upon St. Peters day, aged 87.
" July 2. Margery Bishop, widdow, late wife of Lancelot Bishop, buried July ye 2n Anno predicto, aged 84.
" Aug. 26. Francis Williams & Margaret Hughs, both of Farlow, mar. by lic., both of Farelo in Herefordshire.
" Aug. 29. Lancelot. s. of Georg Rud & Grizil ... bap.
" Sep. 21. Rich: Speak & Ann Lewis, of Priors Ditton, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 25. Richard, s. of Richard Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Mary Woolley, wife to ye Rector ... bur.
1725-6, Feb. 19. Wm. Imbree, of Shineton, & Gwenthean Edwards [Jones crossed out], of Kinlett, mar. by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 28. John, s. of Wm. Jones & Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 2. John Boudler, butcher, & Sarah Davis, of Wenlock Magna, by lic. ... mar.

28 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1726

1726, Apr. 15. Richard Causer, of Morvill, & Ann White, by lic. ... mar.
" Apr. 17. Thomas Partridg & Martha Bishop ... mar.
" July 3. William, s. of Thomas Gilbert & Ann ... bap.
" July 10. Elizabeth, d. of Wm. Bishop & Mary ... bap.
" July 14. Thomas Addams & Mary Farmer were lawfully married by lic. Both of Neen Savage.
" July 16. Richard Proger, of Neen Savage, & Elizabeth Rooberry, of Knight Weeck in Comitat: Worcester, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 2. Catherine, w. of Robert Davis ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Edward Roe ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Susannah, w. of Richard Sherwood ... bur.
William Evans, of Broseley, & Margarett Sherbrooke, mar. by lycence from Ludlow, Date May 2nd, 1726.
[This entry appears to have been written over an entry that has been rubbed out, and is in a different hand writing.]
1726, Feb. 2. Edward, s. of John Vaughan & Margaret ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Thomas Jones, of Conde, & Jane Jones, of Oldbury, married at Oldbury.
1727, June 18. Mary, d. of Thomas Partridge & Martha ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Matthew Morris & Ruth Longmore, both of Abbot's Astly, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 28. Thomas Woollerson, of Kidderminster, & Mary Perry, of Chetton, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 29. George Dallow, of Stottesdon, & Ann Hughs, of Morvill, by lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 16. Richard Sherwood & Elizabeth Jones, of Bridgnorth ... mar.
" Jan. 9. Richard Tro, of Morvill, & Mary Martin, of Tasly, by lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 16. Wm. Edwards, of Shipton, & Elizabeth Crowther, of Upton Chesset, per licentiam ... mar.
1727-8, Jan. 21. Elizabeth, d. of Georg Rudd & Grizill ... bap.
1728, Apr. 16. The Reverend Mr. Joseph Woolley, late Rector of Oldbury ... bur.
" June 11. Richard, s. of William Jones & Mary ... bap.

1730] Oldbury. 29

Hugo Stackhouse, minr. Stae Mariae Magdal: in Bridgnorth, Inductus fuit in
Rect: de Oldbury Junii 18th, 1728. Dr. Fran: Bailie minr. St. Leonardi
in Bridgnurth, & Rector de Tashley.

1728, July 13. Elizabeth Jones, wid. ... bur.
" July 14. Elizabeth, d. of George Rudd ... bur.
" Nov. 10. John, s. of John Palmer & Eliz. ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Elizabeth Farr, wid ... bur.
" Dec. 1. John, s. of Thomas Gilbert & Ann ... bap.
" Dec. 14. Elizabeth, w. of Edwd. Jones ... bur.
" Feb. 13. John Poultney, of Higley, & Letitia Hinxman, of Bottrels Aston, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 21. Edward Farmer ... bur.
" Feb. 24. Mary Charter, wid. ... bur.

RICH: PRICE, Curate [signs to 1743].
HU: STACKHOUSE, Rector [signs to 1743].

1729, Apr. 15. John Goolden, of Bridgnorth, & Ann Stock, p. Silvington, by lic. ... mar.
" May 4. Rebecca Gilbert ... bur.
" June 18. Lancelot & William, twins, sons of William Bishop & Mary ... bap.
" July 24. William Miles & Martha Palmer, both p Ditton Priors, by lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 27. Mary, w. of John Matson ... bur.
" Nov. 30. Lancelot, s. of William Bishop hur
" Jan. 4. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Jones ... bur.
" Feb. 2 John Jones & Abigail Hyde, both p. Munslow, by lic. ... mar.
" Mar. 11. John, s. of Thomas Partridge & Martha ... bap.

THOS. FARMER, RICHARD FAR, Ch. W.

1730, Apr. 22. John Smalman, p. Astley Abbots, & Elizabeth Corser, of the same p., by lic. ... mar.
" Apr. 30. Francis Freese, p. North Cleobury. & Susanna Garbet, wid , p. Ditton Priors, by lic. ... mar.
" June 23. Thomas Bemman & Anne Luddington, both, p Chelmarsh, per lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 14. James Morris & Martha Cookson, both p. Astley Abbots, by lic. ... mar.

30 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1730

1730, Sep. 22. Thomas Lacon & Sarah Jackson, both p. Tashley, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 11. Thomas Gilbert ... bur.
" Oct. 29. Robert Roberts, of Little Wenlock, & Sarah Corfield, p. Eaton, by lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 2. Mrs. Mary Harres ... bur.
" Mar. 21. Lancelot, s. of William Bishop & Mary ... bap.

THOMAS FARMER, THOMAS GILBERT, Ch. W.

1731, June 8. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin Perry & Hannah ... bap.
" July 19. Richard Owen & Dorothy Jackson, both p. Broseley, by lic. ... mar.
" July 18. Thomas Duddel, p. Aston Ayre, & Frances Palmer, p. Stotesden, by lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 18. Richard Davis & Elizabeth Felton, both p. Monk Hopton, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 27. Hannah Walker ... bur.
" Oct. 17. Sarah, d. of William Jones & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 18. John Franks. p. Much Wenlock, & Catherine Pomfret, p. Barrow, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 22. Sarah, d. of Will: Jones ... bur.
Thomas Read, p. Willey, & Mary Glaze, of Stockton, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 6. William Kenrlck, of Bridgnorth, & Hester Haynes, p. Oldbury, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 20. Jasper Gower & Mary Charter, both of this p., p. banns ... mar.
1731-2, Feb.13. Thomas, s. of Thomas Partridge & Martha ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Elizabeth, d. of Christopher Tedstall, p. Morvil, & Isabel ... bap.
" Feb. 18. William Harper & Mary Morrice, both p. Chetton, by lic. ... mar.

HUMP: JASPER, WILL: JONES, Ch. W.

1732, Apr. 2. John, s. of George Rudd ... bur.
" Apr. 9. Elizabeth, d. of Christopher Tedstall ... bur.
" June 1. John Littlehales, p. Astley Abbots, & Margaret Littleford, p. Lindley, by lic. ... mar.

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1732, June 2. John Solman, p. Blimhill, & Jane Gilbert, p. Chetton, by lic. ... mar.
" June 24. Thomas Wheeler, p. Stotesdon, & Sarah Loughton, p. Higley, by lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 7. William Parton, p. Cleobury North, & Mary Perry, p. Chetton, by lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 9. Edward Holland & Sarah Thomas, both p. Madeley, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 8 Eleanor, d. of Richard Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 15. John Cross & Alice Harley, both p Priors Ditton, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 17. Elizabeth Rowe, wid. ... bur.
" Dec. 26. John Willis & Milborough Brook, both p. Madeley, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 29. Henry Haynes & Sarah Gough, both p. Diddlebury, by lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 5 Henry Green & Ann Low, both p. Priors Ditton, by lic. ... mar.

JASPER GOWER, THOMAS GILBERT, Ch. W.

1733, Apr. 8. William, s. of William Allen & Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 17. Edward Milward, p. Billingsley & Mary Poyner, of the same parish, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 30. Francis Harris. of Bridgnorth, & Mary Evans, p. Chetton, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 30. Thomas Cope & Elizabeth both p Broseley, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 31. Thomas Wilks, p Chelmarsh. & Margt Hughes, of the p of Morvill, lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 11. Thomas, s. of William Bishop & Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 3. William Pierce, p. Culmington, & Margaret Geary, p: Morvil, by banns ... mar.
1733-4, Feb. 21. Walter Hattam, p. Quatt, & Mary Pitt, p. Barrow, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 23. Peter Detton & Eliz Bitterly, both of Chelmarsh, by lic. ... mar.
" Mar 12. Thomas Partridge, junr. ... bur.

JOHN JONES, RICH. FARR, Ch. W.

1734, Apr. 16 Timothy Childs, of this p.. & Eleanor Cleaton, p. Morvil ... mar.

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1734, Apr. 21. Edward Milner & Mary Roberts, both p. Morvill, by banns ... mar.
" June 30. Richard Perry, p. Chetton, & Elizabeth Cox, p. Stodeston, by lic. ... mar.
" July 29. Sarah, d. of William Jones & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Thomas, s. of William Allen & Elizabeth ... bap.

DANLL. ASTLEY, THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1735, Apr. 9 Henry Ransford, p. Willey, & Mary Wilmot, of Envell, by lic. ... mar.
" May 10. Richard, s. of Richard Brecknock ... bur.
" May 26. Martha, d. of Richard Jones & Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 8. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Partridge, & Martha ... bap.
" Oct. 17. John Weston, of Bewdley, weaver, & Elizabeth Edwards, p. Broseley, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 10. Francis Dukes, p. Astley Abbots & Ann Charter, of this p., by banns ... mar.
" Dec. 31. George, s. of Joseph Goodyear & Elizabeth ... bap.

GEO: CORFIELD, RICH: JONES, Ch. W.

1736, Apr. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Ward & Sarah ... bap.
" Apr. 8. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Ward ... bur.
" Apr. 26. Edward Loughton & Mary Errington, both p. Higley, by lic. ... mar.
" May 4. John Walker & Elizabeth Smith, both p. Morvill, by lic. ... mar.
" May 24. George Low, p. Stodeston, & Sarah Milner, p. Burwarton, by lic. ... mar.
" May 31. John Rowley & Ann Lem, both p. Chelmarsh, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 17. Ann, d. of George Jones & Ann his w., both p. of St. Owens in the City of Hereford ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Catherine. d. of Mary Harley, wid. ... bur.
" Mar. 13. Richard, s. of Richard Brecknock, & his wife ... bap.

THOS. FARMER, WILL: JONES, Ch. W.

1739] Oldbury. 33

1737, May 2. John Page & Ann Palmer, both p. Ditton Priors, by lic. ... mar.
" May 6. Thomas Bright, of Bridgnorth, & Sarah Thomason, of this p., by banns ... mar.
" July 16. John Brown & Mary Crudgington, both p. Morvill, by lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 18. John Reynolds & Mary Reynolds, both p. Sidbury, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 27. Margaret, d. of John Charles & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 5. William Gilbert ... bur.
" Jan. 26. John Ball, p. Much Wenlock, & Elizabeth Nicholas, wid., of the same, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 28. Mr. Adam Beech ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Benjamin Wellings & Margaret Goodman, both p. Scrivens Middleton, by lic. ... mar.

HUMP: JASPER, THOMS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1738, Apr. 9 Thomas, s. of William Bishop ... bur.
" July 20. John, s. of Thomas Duddel & Frances ... bap.
" July 22. Amram Stych & Ann Ferriday, both p. Madeley, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 10. John Barber, of Broseley, & Margaret Millechamp, p. Barrow. by lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 6. John Rogers & Margaret Famals, both p. Church Stretton, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 4. Richard Astley, p. Morvi1l, & Joanna Farmer, of this p., by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 23. Thomas, s. of William Allen ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Ann, d. of Thos. Wellings & Ann ... bap.

HUMP: JASPER, WILLM. JONES, Ch. W.

1739, Apr. 15. Sarah, d. of Thomas Partridge & Martha ... bap.
" Mar. 29. John Oldbury, of Verclington, & Margaret Corfield, by lic. ... mar.
" July 24. William Hughes & Elizabeth Rutter Walton, both p. Neenton, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec 16. Sarah, d. of John Charles & Elizabeth ... bap.

34 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1739

1739, Feb. 24. Mary, d. of John Elcock & Ann ... bap.

JOHN JONES, THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1740, Apr. 29. Francis Taylor, of Monk Hopton, & Elinor Adney, of the same p., by lic. ... mar.
" May 1. Thomas Bodfield, p. Stoteston, & Mary Tedstill, of the same place, by lic. ... mar.
" May 27. Edward Jones, p. Madeley, & Hester Cranage, of the same, by lic. ... mar.
" July 9. John Hide, p. Neen Savage, & Susanna Jefferies, p. Stotesden, by lic. ... mar.
" July 19. William Thomas, p. Priors Ditton, & Mary Hawkins, of the same, by lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 15. William Powell, p. Stoke Milborough, & Mary Counly, of the same, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 28. Richard Cowell, p. St. Martins, co. Salop, & Ann Holland, p. Stotesden, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 11. Isaac Day & Elizabeth Perks, both p. Much Wenlock, by lic. ... mar.

JASPER GOWER, THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1741, May 17. Thomas Byrch, p. Sutton Maddock, & Mary Adams, p. Madeley, by lic. ... mar.
" May 7. Thomas Wall, p. Neenton, & Frances Cleeton, of the same, by lic. ... mar.
" June 26. Thomas Gomey, p. Long Stanton, & Elizabeth Parsons, p. Much Wenlock, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 19. Samuel Mongor, p. Ludlow, & Elizabeth Matthews, p. Stotesdon, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 13. Thomas Evans, p. Higley, & Elizabeth Higgs, of the same p., by lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 2. Mary, d. of Thomas Duddel & Frances ... bap.
" Feb. 25. William Holland & Sarah Deuxhill, both p. Priors Ditton, by lic. ... mar.

DANIEL ASTLEY, WILLM. JONES, Ch. W.

1742, Mar. 28. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Wellings & Ann ... bap.
" May 12. Francis Beech ... bur.

1744] Oldbury. 35

1742, July 15. Samuel Wadeley, p. Priors Ditton, & Mary Smalman, p. Much NVenlock, wid., by lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 21. Evan Oliver, p. Astley Abbots, & Martha Wright, p. Diddlebury, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 26. Martha, d. of William Wellings & [blank] ... bap.
" Nov. 23. James Jorden & Mary Harper, both p. Aston Botterel, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 26. John Smith & Sarah Reece, both p. Stotesdon, by lic. ... mar.

HU: STACKHOUSE, Rector.
RICHD. PRICE, Curate. GEO. CORFIELD, Ch. W.

1743, July 21. George Rudd, junr. ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Samuel Shaw, p. Much Wenlock, & Mary Thomas, p. Tastley, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 6. John Hammonds, p. Astley Abbots, & Mary Baldwin, p. Munslow, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. to. Samuel Howel, p. Dukeshill, & Ann Cox, p. Chelmish, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec 27. Thomas Cook, p. Chelmish, & Martha Jeoffs, p. Stottesden, by lic. ... mar.

THOS. LITTLETON, Rector [signs till 1791]
THOS. FARMER, RICHD. TOMKIS, Ch. W.

1744, Mar. 26. Charles Guest & Anne Turner, p. Barrow, by lic. ... mar.
" May 3. Thomas Morris & Anne Evans, of Shipton, by lic. ... mar.
" May 26. William Jones ... bur.
" May 29. Mr. Thomas Crump, p. Stotesdon, & Mrs. Elizabeth Corfield, p. Oldbury, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 26. William Wolley, p. Ripsford, co. Worcester, & Mary Whitehouse, p. Wolverhampton, co. Stafford, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 27. Joseph & John, sons of William & Margtt. Wellings ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Joseph & John, sons of William & Margtt. Wellings ... bur.

36 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1744

1744, Jan. 15. Mary Harley, wid. ... bur.

JAMES EVANS, THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1745, June 9. James Bebb & Mary Jones, both of this p., by banns ... mar.
" July 18. William Wheeler, p. Stretton, & Jane Peach, p. Worfield, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 4. John, s. of John & Sarah Bing ... bap.
" Sep. 28. Richard Russel & Rebecca Simonds, both p. Broseley, & Diocese of Hereford, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 9. Thomas Cropp, p. Astley Abbots, & Catherine Falkner, p. Kinlet, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 22. Thomas Partridge ... bur. Affd. made & received according to law.
" Feb. 6. William Green & Elizabeth Bird, both p. Kinlett, & Diocese of Hereford, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 7. Martha, base d. of Mary Alcock alias Marsh ... bap.

JAMES EVANS, RICH. JONES, Ch. W.

1746, May 23. Darias Hill & Jemima Corbet, both p. Cleobury Mortimer & Diocese of Hereford, by lic. ... mar.
" May 31. Thomas Duddel, ... bur. Affd. made & received according to law.
" Dec. 27. Robert Preese & Francis Duddel, wid both of this p., by banns ... mar.
" Feb. 10. William Slater, p. Worfield, & Lucy Dunstan, p. Middleton Scriven, by lic. ... mar.

JASPER GOWER, THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1747, May 2. Thomas Cook, p. Stottesden, & Elizabeth Hill, p. Chelmarsh, by lic. ... mar.
" May 5. Littleton Lloyd, p. Caineham, & Sarah Corbet, of the same p., by lic. ... mar.
" June 22. Thomas Bebb, p. Kenley, & Mary Dean. p. Cardington, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 19. John Bebb, p. Staunton Lacy, & Margarett Crowther, p. Hopton Comfree, wid., by lic. ... mar.

1749] Oldbury. 37

1747, Nov. 23. Richard Bowes & Elizabeth Falkner, p. Ribsford alias Bewdley, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 27. John Hammonds, p. Abbotts Astley, & Jane Littleford, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 20. Ralph Short, Affd received 21st ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Robert Roden, p. Willey, & Grace Owen, p. Barrow, by lic. ... mar.
" Mar. 11. Thomas, s. of Thomas Farmer & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 14. William Gilbert, s. of Thomas Gilbert ... bur. Affd. received ye 19th.

JOHN GOWER, THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1748, Mar. 30. Mrs. Mary Beech ... bur. Affd. received Apr. 2d.
" Apr. 5. Sarah, d. of John Elcock & Ann ... bap.
" Apr. 26. Silvanus Jones, p. Munslow, & Susannah Brecknock, p. Much Wenlock, by lic. ... mar.
" Apr. 30 James Burlton Sr Margaret Baldwin, both p. Ribsford, by lic. ... mar.
" July 5. Samuel Dean, p. Cardington, & Phoebe Lawley, p. Howgate, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 5. Mary Gower ... bur. Affd. received Sep. 5.
Martha, d. of Willm. & Mary Cooksey ... bap.
" Feb 2. Thomas Jordan, p. Stottesden, & Mary Garbet, of ye same p., by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 7. Edward Jenkins, p. Chetton, & Alice Morris, p. Oldbury, by lic. ... mar.

JASPER GOWER, RICH: JONES, Ch. W.

1749, July 18. James Wanklin, p. Rock, & Sarah Evans, p. Bayton in the Diocese of Hereford, by lic. ... mar.
" July 30. Elias, base s. of James Stringer ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Edward, s. of Edward & Mary Cox ... bap.
" Sep. 10. Edward Price & Margaret Hill, p. Madeley, by ... mar.
" Sep. 28. John Child & Lucy Downs, p. Morvil, by lic. ... mar.

38 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1749

1749, Oct. 6. Edward Bowen, p. Preen, & Elizabeth Weeks, p. Acton Burnel, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 20. Edward Davis & Jane Winn, p. Madeley, by lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 23. Benjamin Pitt & Margaret Lyth, p. Barrow, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 17. Edward, s. of Edward & Alice Jenkins ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Martha, d. of James & Mary Bebb ... bap.
" Jan. 21. William Allen ... bur.

JASPER GOWER, THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1750, Apr. 22. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. Thomas Farmer, & Elizabeth, priv: ... bap.
" May 13. Mary, d. of William Cooksey & Mary ... bap.
" May 30. William Price & Martha Brocknock, both p. Oldbury, by banns ... mar.
" Sep. 28. Rogers Libanus, p. Whitford, Diocese of St. Asaph, & Martha Hughes, p. Oldbury, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 24. Thomas Guest & Margaret Cound, p. Barrow, Diocese of Hereford, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 16. Benjamin, s. of William & Anne Elcock ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Charles Burges & Elizabeth Doughty, p. Barrow & Diocese of Hereford, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 19. Edward Charters ... bur.

MR. THOMAS FARMER, RICHD. TOMKISS, Ch. W.

1751, May 26. Francis Evans, of the City of Worcester, & Gertrude Guest, p. Barrow & Diocese of Hereford, by lic. ... mar.
" June 23. John Barker, p. Madeley & Diocese of Hereford, & Jane Hayward, p. Much Wenlock, by lic. ... mar.
" July 1. Lancellot Rudd, p. Morvil in Diocese of Hereford, & Anne Jones, of the parish aforesaid, by lic. ... mar.
" July 16. John Crowther, p. Easthope & Diocese of Hereford, & Mary Batteley, p. Much Wenlock, by lic. ... mar.

MR. JOHN BEECH, WILLM. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1752] Oldbury. 39

1751, Aug. 28. Benjamin Smith, p. Edwin Ralph in the Diocese of Hereford, & Sarah Sanders, p. Greet, by lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 21. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Elizabeth Crump ... bap.
" Sep. 28. Richard Andrews, p Morfield, Dio. Hereford, & Dorothy Beddoe, of Linley in the County of Salop, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 2. John Amies, p. Easthope in the Diocese of Hereford, & Mary Coleburn, p. Worfield in the Diocese of Litchfield, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 12. Humphry Ingley, p. Kinlett in the Diocese of Hereford, & Mary Jones, p. Billinsley, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 20. John Benbow, p. Broseley in the Diocese of Hereford, & Anne Colley, of the parish aforesaid, by lic. ... mar.
1752, Jan. 20. Francis Ball, p. Broseley in the Diocese of Hereford, & Margaret Pinches, p. Round Acton, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 4. Thomas Cox, p. Chetton, & Margaret Minton,of ye parish aforesaid, by lic. ... mar.
" Feb, 27. Sarah Partridge ... bur.
" Mar. 15. James, s of James & Elizabeth Pool ... bap.
" Apr 18. James Scriven, p. Claverly, & Ann Tomkies, p. Oldbury, by banns ... mar.
" May 3. Sarah, d. of William & Mary Cooksey ... bap.
" May 27. William Watkin, p. Long Stanton, & Joyce Frances, p. Luckford, by lic. ... mar.
" May 27. Thomas Howells, p. Much Wenlock, & Elizabeth Davis, p. Barrow, by lic. ... mar.

MR. JAMES EVANS, Ch. W.

" June 28. John, s. of Joseph & Joan Bartlam ... bap.
" July 19. Anne, d. of Joseph & Joan Williams ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Richard Jones ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Hannah, d of John & Mary Powel, of Wem parish ... bap.
" Oct. 22. William Horton & Elizabeth Perkins, p. Kinlett, by lic. ... mar.

40 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1752

1752, Oct. 30. Edward Pinches & Elizabeth Wheelwright, p. Cold Weston, Dio. Hereford, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 19. Mary, d. of James & Mary Bebb ... bap.

JAMES EVANS, RICHD. JONES, Ch. W.

1753, Jan. is. Thomas Reynolds & Martha Reynolds, p. Stottesden, Dio. Hereford,* by lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 23. John Haynes & Elianor Newborough, p. Bitterley, by lic. ... mar.
" Mar. 1. Thomas Crowther, p. Easthope, & Hannah Bromley, p. Eaton, by ... mar.
" Mar. 5. Thomas Anslow & Anne Reynolds, p. Stoke St. Milborough, by lic. ... mar.
" May 13. Samuel Parry, p. Much Wenlock, & Elizabeth Cookson, of ye parish & Diocese aforesaid, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 17. John Pool & Elizabeth Brook, p. Madeley, by lic. ... mar.
" Sep. 25. Martha Davis, of Bridgnorth ... bur.
" Oct. 27. George Child & Anne Harper, p. Morvil, by lic. ... mar.

JAMES EVANS, Ch. W.

" Nov. 17. Frances Southern & Elizabeth Langslow, p. Much Wenlock, by lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 20. Anne, d. of Mr. Thomas & Elizabeth Crump, priv: ... bap.
" Dec. 29. John Doughty, p. Chetton, & Katherine Dukes, p. Acton Round, by lic. ... mar.
1754, Jan. 2. John Beech, gentleman, & Jane Glassford, gentlewoman, p. Oldbury, by lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 23. Edward Parker, of Bridgnorth, Currier, & Frances Millner, of Oldbury, by lic., ... mar.
" Feb. 23. John Bird, p. Bitterley, & Elizabeth Yapp, p. Stottesdon, by lic. ... mar.
" Mar. 10. Charles Tildsley & Mary Haslewood, p. Madeley, by lic. ... mar.

*Note.- "Diocese of Hereford" is repeated in each marriage entry.

1759] Oldbury. 41

1754, Mar. 22. Jeremiah Baker, p. Brosley, & Elianor Dukesell, p. Madely, by lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 1. John, s. of William & Mary Cooksey ... bap.
1755, Jan. 17. John, s. of Thomas & Sarah Evans, priv. ... bap.
" Feb. 9. John, s. of James & Elizabeth Pool ... bap.
" Apr. 7. John, s. of Thomas & Sarah Evans ... bur. Affd. made ye 9th.
" May 14. Mary, d. of Mr. John Beech & Jane, priv. ... bap.

THO. CRUMP, Ch. W.

1756, Mar. 16. William Rudd, of Morvil parish ... bur. Affd. made ye 10th.
" Aug. 11 Anne, w. of John Elcock ... bur. Afft. made Aug. 12th.
" Oct. 13. Jane, d of Mr. John Beech & Jane, priv. ... bap.
1757, Apr. 12. Richard, s. of Arthur Tomkis & Mary ... bap.
" Apr. 19. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Brown, priv. ... bap.
" Apr. 24. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Brown ... bur. Affd. received ye 28th.
" July 21. Richd. Tomkis ... bur. Affd. received 28th.
" Dec. 21. Thomas, s. of William & Mary Cooksey ... bap.
1758, Feb. 14. Mary, d. of James & Mary Bebb, pri. ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Mary, d. of James & Mary Bebb ... bur. Affd. recd. 28th.
" Mar. 12. Richard, s. of James & Elizabeth Pool ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Arthur, s. of Arthur Tunkiss & Mary his w. ... bap.
" Dec. 17. John Elcock (Affd. recd. 18th) ... bur.
1759, Jan. 2. Richard, s. of James & Elizabeth Pool (Affd. recd. the 3rd) ... bur.
" Jan. 7. Joseph, s. of Joseph & Jane Bartlom alias Bartram ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Martha, w. of Thomas Rudd, p. Morvil (Affd. recd. ye 15th) ... bur.

42 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1759

1759, July 15. Elizabeth, d. of William & Mary Cooksey ... bap.
" July 22. Thomas, s. of William & Elizabeth Evison ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Hannah, d. of James & Mary Bebb, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 7. Ann Parsons ... bur.

THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1760, Apr. 21. Mary, d. of Francis & Elizabeth Perry ... bap.
" May 3. Mrs. Ann Lewis Attwood, an adult Person ... bap.
" May sr. Mary, d. of Francis Perry & Elizabeth, priv. ... bap.
" Aug. 10. John Beech, gentleman ... bur. Affd. made the 21st.
" Oct. 19. Sarah, d. of James & Elizabeth Pool ... bap.
" Nov. 23. Grissel Rudd, p. Morvil ... bur.
" Nov. 20. John, s. of Arthur & Mary Tunkiss ... bur.
1761, Jan. 10. Richard Palmer (Affd. recd. Jan. 10th) ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Arthur, s. of Arthur & Mary Tunkiss ... bur.
" Aug. 30. James, s. of Joseph & Jane Barham ... bap.
" Sep. 20. Ann, w. of Mr. Thomas Farmer ... bur.

THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1762, Feb. 10. George Rudd, p. Morvil ... bur.
" Feb. 14. Thomas Evans ... bur.
" Feb. 24. Richard, s. of Sarah Palmer, wid. ... bap.
" Apr. 28. Elianor, d. of John & Hannah Jones ... bap.
" May 2. Margaret, d. of James & Anne Parsons ... bap.
" July 9. Anne Tomkis, wid. (Affd. recd. July ye 9th) ... bur.
" July 11. Mary Bumige, an adult Person ... bap.
" July 18. Mary, d. of Matthew Moss & Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 15. A stranger was buried.
" Aug. 29. Lancelot, s. of William & Mary Cooksey ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Arthur, s. of Arthur & Mary Tomkis ... bap.
1763, July 3. Susannah, d. of William & Elizabeth Evison ... bap.
" July 3. Elizabeth, d. of James & Elizabeth Pool ... bap.
" July 3. William, s. of Francis & Elizabeth Perry ... bap.
" Aug. 13. Thomas Brown, p. Quatford ... bur.

1769] Oldbury. 43

1763, Aug. 18. Mrs. Hannah Beech ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Jane, w. of Joseph Bartram ... bur.
" Sep. 19. Mary Cocks ... bur.
" Sep. 23. Mary Charters ... bur.

THOS. GILBERT, Ch. W.

1764, Sep. 2. Jane, d. of John Pye & Jane ... bap.
" Sep. 23. Sarah, d of Arthur Tomkiss & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Thomas Farr ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Mary, base born d. of Elizabeth Embry ... bap.

THOMAS BITTERLEY, WILLIAM EVSON, Ch. W.

1765, Feb. 10. Daniel Perry ... bur.
, Feb. 24. Mary, d. of Daniel Perry ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Abigail Bishop ... bap.
" Dec. 20. Martha Partridge, wid: ... bur.
" Dec. 22. Mary, w. of William Bishop ... bur.

THOMAS BITTERLEY, WILLIAM EVSON, Ch. W.

1766, Feb. 25. Mrs. Elizabeth Hilton ... bur.
" Mar. 2. William, s. of James & Elizabeth Pool bap.
" May 16. William Perry ... bur.
" June 9. Thomas Gilbert ... bur.
" June 11. Elizabeth Jones ... bur.
" July 6. Elizabeth, base born d. of Elizabeth Burnish ... bap.
" Aug. 24. William, s. of Arthur Tomkiss & Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Ann Gilbert ... bur.
1767, Jan. 21. John, s. of Francis Perry & Elizabeth, priv. ... bap.
" Jan. 25. Ann, d. of William & Mary Cooksey ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Mary, d. of William & Mary Evison ... bap.
Dec. 28. Mr. Thomas Farmer ... bur.
1768, Jan. 6. Charlotte, base born d. of Mary Barrett ... bur.
" Jan. 15. Thomas Davis, p. Quatford ... bur.
" Oct. [blank]. A base born infant of Parents unknown ... bap.
1769, Apr. 2 Anne, d. of Arthur & Mary Tunkiss ... bap.
" Apr. 30. William, s. of William & Abigail Bishop ... bap.
" Apr. 30. William, s. of William & Elizabeth Evison ... bap.
" May 7. Anna Maria, base born d. of Jane Mollineux ... bap.

44 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1769

1769, Nov. 6. Mr. Thomas Farmer & Mrs. Deborah Foulks, by lic. ... mar.
[The above has been scratched out.]
" Dec. 19. Richard, s. of Richard & Anne Reynolds ... bap.

ARTHUR TOMKIS, Ch. W.

1770, Jan. 7. Daniel, s. of Francis & Elizabeth Perry ... bap.
" May 31. Mary, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Prestwood, p. Wombridge, priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. Thomas Farmer & Deborah ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Betty, d. of John & Mary Rowley ... bap.
1771, May 6. Anne, d. of Joseph & Margaret Brown, priv. ... bap.
" Aug. 4. Susannah, d. of Elizabeth Porter, base born ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Edward, s. of Mr. Thomas & Deborah Farmer, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Benjamin, s. of William & Elizabeth Evison ... bap.
1772, Jan. 12. George, s. of Arthur & Mary Tonkiss ... bap.
" Mar. 29. Thomas, s. of John & Elizabeth Partridge, p. St. Leonards ... bur.
" May 17. Lancelot, s. of William & Abigail Bishop ... bap.
" July 5. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Mary Bill ... bap.
" Aug. 16. Thomas, s. of Richard & Anne Reynolds ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Elizabeth Foukes ... bur.
" Nov. 2. Dorothy Yates ... bur.
" Dec. 21. Mr. Hilton alias Howard ... bur.
1773, May 4. Elizabeth, w. of John Partridge ... bur.
" Nov. 3. Anne, w. of Francis Dukes ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Thomas, s. of Mr. Thomas Farmer & Deborah ... bap.
1774, Jan. 3. Arthur, s. of Arthur Tunkiss & Mary ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Thomas, s. of Mr. Thomas Farmer & Deborah (privately baptised Dec. 20), Publickly Jan. 26th. ... bap.
" Mar. 30. John, s. of Joseph & Sarah Willis, priv. bap. Publickly ... bap. June 10th.
" May 20. Sarah Green, a servant ... bur.

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1774, Oct. 16. Elizabeth, d. of William & Elizabeth Evison ... bap.
" Nov. 30. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Edwards ... bap.
" Dec. 20 Anne, d. of Arthur & Mary Tunkiss ... bur.
" Dec. 25. William Farr ... bur.

JOSEPH WILLIS & WM. EVISON, Ch. W.

1775, Jan. 17. Anne, d. of Richard & Ann Reynolds ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Phoebe, d. of Francis & Elizabeth Head ... bap.
" Sep. 15. Catherine, d. of Richard & Frances Head ... bap.
Elizabeth, d. of Joseph & Sarah Willis, pri. bap. 22nd Oct., Publickly Nov. 2nd.
[Entered between the lines:]
Sarah, by mistake put Elizabeth. THOS. M. L., Rector.
1775, Dec. 30. James Parsons ... bur.
1776, Jan. 7. Anne, d. of Matthew & Mary Morrison, of Quatford ... bap.
Richard, s. of Mr. Thomas Farmer & Deborah, priv: bap. Apr. 14, Publickly May 14th.
" Sep. 29. Richard, s. of John & Sarah Rowley ... bap.

THO. CRUMP, WILL: EVISON, Ch. W.

1777, Jan. 17 William Bishop ... bur.
" Apr. 14 Sarah, d. of Richard & Anne Reynolds, priv. ... bap. Publickly July 2nd.
" June 29 Mary Dun, wid. ... bur.
" July 29. Susannah, d. of Francis & Elizabeth Perry, priv. ... bap.
" Sep. 7. Joseph. s. of Joseph & Sarah Willis ... bap.
" Oct. 26 Susannah, d. of Francis & Elizabeth Perry, Publickly ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Anne Parsons, wid: ... bur.

WILLM. EVISON, Ch. W.

1778, Jan. 11. Hannah, base d. of Margaret Hill ... bap.
" Feb 5. Richard Bennet ... bur.
" Feb. 15. Mary Jones, wid. ... bur.

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1778, Apr. 15. Deborah, d. of Mr. Thomas & Deborah Farmer ... bap.
" Apr. 14. Francis, s. of William & Abigail Bishop ... bap.
" June 21. John, s. of John & Sarah Rowley ... bap.
" July 26. Richard, s. of Willm. & Elizabeth Evanson ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Edward, base born s. of Alice Palmer ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Martha, d. of John Partridge ... bur.
1779, Mar. 21. Elizabeth, d. of the Revd. Mr. Richard Powel & Elizabeth his w., priv. ... bap. Publickly Apr. 12th.
" Nov. 14. Mary, d. of Joseph & Sarah Willis, priv. ... bap. Publickly Dec. 26th.
1780, Feb. 1. John Partridge ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Elizabeth, d. of William & Abigal Bishop ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Mary, d. of Mr. Thomas & Deborah Farmer ... bap.
" June 25. George, s. of George & Mary Drapeer, priv. ... bap. Publickly Aug. 13th.
" May 20. William, s. of John & Sarah Rowley ... bap.
" July 2. Mary, w. of James Bebb ... bur.
1781, Mar. 14. Mary, w. of John Longmore ... bur.
" Apr. 1. John, s. of James & Margarite Parsons ... bap.
" July 29. William, s. of Joseph & Sarah Willis ... bap.
1782, Mar. 25. Mary Fowkes ... bur.
" May 5. William, s. of Richard & Ann Reynolds ... bap.
" June 30. George, s. of Mr. Thomas & Deborah Farmer ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Jane, d. of Mr. [blank] Riddleson & Mary, of Wolverhampton ... bur.

GEORGE CHILD, Ch. W.

1783, Feb. 3. William Jones ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Jane, d. of John & Sarah Rowley ... bap.
" Sep. 14. Anne, d. of Joseph & Sarah Willis, pri. bap. Pub. do. 28th.
" Nov. 14. John, s. of John & Isabel Dallow ... bap.

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1784, Jan. 4. George, s. of Richard & Anne Reynolds ... bap.
" Feb. 1. Phmbe, d. of Hannah Bebb (base born) ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Elizabeth, d. of George & Mary Dreaper ... bap.
" Apr. 25. James, base born s. of Sarah Carter ... bap.
" Oct. 6. James Bebb ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Ann, w. of John Jones ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Thomas, s. of John & Sarah Rowley ... bap.
1785, Mar. 27. Jane, d. of Samuel & Martha Harper ... bap.
" Apr. 30. William Cooksey ... bur.
" Dec. 22. Samuel Jenkins & Mary Emery, Banns ... mar. By me THO. LITTLETON. W: John Roberts, Mary Perry.
1786, Feb. 5. Thomas, s. of Joseph & Sarah Willis, pri. ... bap. Puby. [blank].
" Mar. 22. William Evison ... bur.
" Apr. 26. Richard, s. of Samuel & Mary Tomkins ... bap.
" June 20. Ann, d. of Mr. Thomas Farmer & Deborah, was born June 1st, & June 10th ... bap.

THOS. FARMER, Ch. W.

1787, July 1. Samuel, s. of Samuel & Mary Jenkins ... bap.
1788, Mar. 13 James, s. of John & Sarah Rowley, pri. ... bap. Publickly the 30th.
" Apr. 27. James, s. of John & Sarah Rowley ... bur.
" Sep. 14. Mary, d. of Samuel & Mary Jenkins ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Sarah, d. of Mr. Thomas & Deborah Farmer, pri. ... bap. Publickly Oct. 28th.
" Nov. 17. John Fowkes ... bur.
1789, Jan. 11. William, s. of William & Mellone Swinnerton, p. Quatford ... bap.
" Jan. 25. Joan. w. of William Evans, p. Morvil ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Benjamin, s. of John & Sarah Rowley ... bap.
" Mar. 30. Abigail. w. of William Bishop ... bur.
" Apr. 5 Anne. d. of Mr. Thomas & Deborah Farmer ... bur.
" Dec. 13. Edward Fowkes ... bur.
" Sep. 15. Ann, d. of Joseph & Jane Brown, pri. ... bap. Publickly Dec. 27th.

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1790, May 16. Sarah, d. of Samuel & Mary Jenkins ... bap.
" Sep. 5. Sarah, d. of William Nicholas & Christiana ... bap.
1791, Mar. 23. James, s. of Richard Cartwright & Mary, pri. ... bap. Publickly July 17th.
" June 3. Richard, s. of Richard Cartwright & Mary ... bur.
" June 4. Deborah, d. of Mr. Thomas Farmer & Deborah ... bur.
" July 13. Mr. Manning Flewett, of Bridgnorth ... bur.
" Dec. 4. John, s. of Samuel Jenkins & Mary ... bap.

THO. LITTLETON, Rector.

1792, Feb. 5. William, base born s. of Susanna Evanson ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Deborah Anne, d. of Mr. Thomas & Deborah Farmer, priv. ... bap., & Publickly Apr. 12th.
" Feb. 18. Miss Margaret Purton, of Westwood ... bur.
" Nov. 6. Mary, w. of Richard Cartwright ... bur.
" Nov. 11. Amis Barker, of Bridgnorth ... bur.
" Nov. 13. Martha, d. of Richard Cartwright ... bur.
" Nov. 23. Ann, d. of Thomas & Martha Haines ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Edward Barker, of Bridgnorth ... bur.
" Dec. 31. Ann Barker, of Bridgnorth ... bur.
1793, Jan. 23. Mary, d. of Richard Cartwright ... bur.
" Oct. 13. John Porter, was buried. Lege Porter [Potter was first written].
" Oct. 23. Anne, d. of Samuel Jenkins & Mary (born Oct. 10th) ... bap.
" Dec. 15. Margarett, d. of Thomas Farmer & Deborah (born Dec. 10th) ... bap.

THOS. M. LYSTER, Rector [signs to 1812].

1794, Sep. 24. Elizabeth, illegitimate d. of Susannah Evison ... bap.
" Nov. 6. John, s. of Richard Reynolds & Elizabeth (born Nov. 1) ... bap.
1795, Jan. 24. Eliza., d. of Samuel Jenkins & Mary (born Jan. 22) ... bap.
" Feb. 18. William, s. of Thomas Lancett & Phoebe (born Feb 6) ... bap.

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1795, Mar. 12. Francis Head, aged near 63 ... bur.
" Apr. 12. Sarah, d. of Thomas Milner, lately deceased, & Mary her wife ... bap.
1796, Jan. 21. John, s. of Thomas Bishop & Hannah, born Dec. 1, 1792 ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Elizabeth Head, wid:, aged 56 ... bur.
" Apr. 17. Anne, illigitimate d. of Anne Cooksey (by John Blackhouse), born Apr. 17th & the same day ... bap.
" June 5. Sarah, d. of Thomas Lanett & Phoebe (born May 10th) ... bap.
" July 31. William, illigitimate s of Sarah Webster by William Minton (born July 17th) ... bap.
1797, Jan. 8. John Jones, aged 75 ... bur.
" Mar. 25. William Webster, inft. ... bur.
" Apr. 30. James, s. of Samuel Jenkins & Mary (born Aug. 25, 1796) ... bap.
" Dec. 20. Francis Evison, aged 70 ... bur.
1798, Mar 13. Joseph Willis, aged 20, died of a decline ... bur.
" Mar. 25. Martha, d. of Thomas Bishop & Hannah (born Feb. 25th) ... bap.
" Apr. 14. Isaac, s, of Roger Challenger & Anne (born Mar. 31st) ... bap.
Forte Challenor.
" May 13. Samuel, s. of Richard Evans & Sarah (born Apr. 29th) ... bap.
" June 8. Edward, s. of Samuel Jenkins & Mary (born June 4th) ... bap.
" June 29. John. s. of Isaac Smith & Eliza (born June 17th ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Hannah. illegitimate d. of Joyce Smallman by Thomas Jones (horn Oct. 28th) ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Sarah. d. of Francis Evison & Sarah born Nov. 2nd) ... bap.
1799, Mar. 10. Isaac, illegitimate s. of Hannah Hill by John Mollineux (born Feb. 24th)... bap.
" Apr. 10. Mary Jones. aged 74 ... bur.
" July 15. Samuel Evans, inft. ... bur.

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1799, Oct. 3. Richard Turner, aged 75 ... bur.
Deborah & Elizabeth, twin children of Thomas Farmer & Catherine his w., were born about the middle of June, 1799, in the City of Cork in Ireland, & baptized in this parish, Oct. 13th.

N.B.- Thomas Farmer the father fell down in the streets of
Bristol whither he had come from Ireland on account of
health, & expired immediately. Catherine the Mother,
being an Irish woman & a Roman Catholic after staying
some time with the friends of her deceased husband
returned to Ireland [taking Elizabeth with her afterwards
crossed out] leaving Deborah at Oldbury.

1799, Dec. 7. Arthur Walter Purton, aged 63 ... bur.
1800, Feb. 12. Mary Cooksey, aged 7 ... bur.
" Mar. 1. William Bishop, aged 72 ... bur.
" Mar. 10. Anne, d. of Roger Challenger & Anne (born Feb. 16th) ... bap.
Forte Challinor.
" Apr. 20. Jane, d. of Samuel Jenkins (deceased) & Mary (born Mar. 28th) ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Thomas, s. of Thomas Bishop & Hannah born July 11th ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Richd. Reynolds (a child), was drowned & ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Thomas, illegitimate s. of Anne Barker by Thos. Rudge (born Dec. 6th) ... bap.
1801, Feb. 25. William Rowley, aged 19 ... bur.
" May 15. Elizabeth Farmer, a child ... bur.
" May 20. Richard Rowley, aged 24, brother to William ... bur.
" July 12. William, s. of John Edwards & Sarah (born June 23rd) ... bap.
Turnpike House.
" Aug. 20. Elizabeth, d. of Roger Challenger & Anne, born Aug. 11th ... bap.
Forte Challinor.
" Oct. 6. Sarah Rowley, aged 50, Mother of the above named youth & of Jane Rowley ... bur.
1802, Jan. 16. Mary Moss, aged 68, wife of Matthew ... bur.

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1802, Jan. 17. Elizabeth, illegitimate d. of Margaret Wenlock by Thomas Tomkins (born Dec. 20th, 1801) ... bap.
" June 6. John, illegitimate s. of Hannah Hill by John Love (born May 8th) ... bap.
" June 13. Anne, illegitimate d. of Elizabeth Molineuz, by Michael Hodges (born June 1st) ... bap.
" June 27 Jane Rowley, aged 19 & d. of Sarah ... bur.
" Aug. 21. Matthias alias Matthew Moss, husband of Mary ... bur.
" Nov. 4. William Beech, M.D., aged 83 ... bur.
1803, Feb. 20. William, s. of Thomas Bishop & Hannah (born Jan. 26th) ... bap.
" Apr. 3. Sarah Anne, d. of Thomas Jarrat & Mary (born Mar. 14th) ... bap.
" Apr. 27. Hannah Barlow, aged 71 ... bur.
" May 1. Thomas, s. of Thomas Perry & Anne (born Apr. 7th) ... bap.
" May 15. George, s. of John Edwards & Sarah (born Apr. 27th) ... bap.
" June 15. Edward Farmer, aged 31, died of a decline ... bur.
" July 8. Sarah Jarratt, inft. ... bur.
" Oct. 23. Mary Jarratt, aged 18 ... bur.
1804, Apr. 8. Anne, illegitimate d. of Hannah Hill by Thos. Morris (born Mar. 11th) ... bap.
" Apr. 8. John, s. of Roger Challenger & Anna (Hannah. born Mar. 13th (Challinor perhaps) ... bap.
" July 22. William, illegitimate s. of Mary Jenkins by John Rowley (born June 9th) ... bap.
" July 29 Rachel. illegitimate d. of Elizabeth Reynolds by James Foukes (born June 20th) ... bap.
" Dec. 10. John Rowley, aged 18. died of a decline ... bur.
1805, May 10. Abigail, d. of Thomas Bishop & Hannah (born Apr. 22nd) ... bap.
" July 29. Mary Anne, d. of William Barlow & Mary (born July 13th) ... bap.

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1805, Aug. 25. Mary, d. of Thomas Perry & Anne (born July 18th) ... bap.
" Sep. 14. Thomas Haines, aged 55 ... bur.
" Oct. 13. Mary, d. of Roger Challenger & Hannah (born Sep. 13) ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Maria, illegitimate d. Mary Jenkins (born Sep. 17th) ... bap.
1806, Feb. 12. Eliza, illegitimate d. of Hannah Hill (born Jan. 1st) ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Anne Hinckesman, aged 62 ... bur.
Sarah Willis, aged 56 ... bur.
" June 28. Thomas, s. of John Edwards & Sarah (born June 9th) ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Richard, s. of Mr. Thomas Farmer, aged 30 ... bur.
" Sep. 26. Mrs. Jane Beech, Relict of John Beech, gent:, aged abot. 93 ... bur.
" Dec. 17. Elizabeth Emery, spinster, aged 79 ... bur.
1807, Feb. 8. Mary Robinson, spinster, aged 78 ... bur.
" Sep. 8. Mary, d. of Sarah Jenkins, illegt. priv. ... bap., was brought to Church on April 1810.
" Oct. 16. Lancelot, s. of Thomas Bishop & Hannah (born Oct. 15) ... bap.
1808, Jan. 21. Sarah, w. of James Pool, aged 86 ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Thomas Rowley, aged 23 ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Mary, d. of Richard & Phebe Haynes (born Jan. 30th) ... bap.
" Mar. 27. Sarah, d. of John & Sarah Edwards (born Feb. 26th) ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Mrs. Mary Hincksman, relict of Mr. Richard Hinckesman, aged 76 ... bur.
" July 29. Eliza Hill was killed by a Timber carriage going over her & buried.
1809, Feb. 26. John, illegitimate s. of Hannah Hill, by John Nock (born Apr. 4th, 1808)... bap.
" Nov. 5. William, s. of Richard Haynes & Phoebe, born Oct. 10.
1810, Feb. 12. Francis, s. of Thomas Bishop & Hannah (born Feb. 11) ... bap.

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1810, Mar. 21. James Poole, aged 90 ... bur.
" May 13. Hannah, d. of Thomas Perry & Anne (born May 11th) ... bap.
" June 18 Francis Bishop, inft. ... bur.
" Nov. 6. Mary, d. of Samuel Bentley & Martha (born Nov. 5th) ... bap.
1811, Jan. 28. John Longmire, aged 70 ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Deborah Farmer, aged 65 ... bur.
" June 19. Sarah Farmer, daughter of the above, aged 22, died of a consumption & was buried.
1812, Jan. 19. John, s. of Richard Haynes & Phoebe (born Dec. 29th) ... bap.
" Feb. 25. John Hill, aged near four years ... bur.
" May 13 James Bebb, aged 59 ... bur.
" May 17. Samuel, s. of Samuel Bentley & Martha, born May 13th ... bap.
" June 14. Mary, d. of Samuel Instance & Alice (born May 30) ... bap.
" June 19. Mary Poole, wid., aged 68 ... bur.

THOS. M. LISTER, Rector.

In the year 1539 Roland Gosnell was instituted to Oldbury & in the year 1555 to the Living of Tenbury. He apparently held
the two livings simultaneously until 1560 when he was deprived of Oldbury. In that year R. Sherar was inducted to the
Living. In 1562 Richard Gosnell was deprived of Tenbury. This information was obtained from The Elizabethan Clergy & the
Settlement of Religion by Dr. Henry Gee (Oxford 1898) & was inserted here by me on January 29th, 1899.

JOHN P. WRIGHT, Rector.

The Revd. Thomas Dethick, Rector of Oldbury, died 21st Dec., 1833, & his successor, the Revd. John Purton was inducted
April 16th 1834. Mr. Purton afterwards became Rural Dean and Prebendary.

The Revd. John Purton, Rector of Oldbury died July 12th 1883, & his successor (& son in law) the Revd. John Preston Wright
was inducted Octber, 18, 1883. Rural Dean of Bridgnorth 1905.

54 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1724

Dr. Win, Chancellor of Hereford, made me one of his Surrogats for dispatchinge of Matrimoniall Licences, by from this
Regester bearinge Date January ye elleventh 1724.

The names & number of Licences since that time.

Received 4 ffeb'y 5s 1724.
Rich: Osland of Chelmarsh & Ann Williams of Sidbury July-15-1724.
Francis Williams & Margaret Hughs, were married August-26-1725, both of Farlow.
Rich: Speak & Ann Lewis of Ditton Prior was married Sp.-21-1729.
Wm. Imbree of Shineton & Gwenthean Jones, of Kinlet, married ffeby.-19-1725.
John Boudler, butcher, & Sarah Davis of Wenlock March ye-2d 1725.
Rich: Causer & Ann White, marryed at Oldbury Aprill-15-1726.
A licence granted to John Pountney, of Neen Savage, with Sisly Hinksman to be marryed there.

These seven were all disposed of by 17 of Aprill 1726 & sent in two remains.

A licence granted to Thomas Wall & Anne Nicholls, married at Chelmarsh Octo. 7th, 1726.
December 2d 1726, ye last to Thomas Bache of B-North to marry Mrs. Ash of Yarpole beyond Ludlow.
A licence to John Nicols to marry Catherine Astly of Morvill. A nother to Tho. Smith to marry ye Widdow Crudgington of Morvill.
Three licences- December 13 1727. 4 more ffeby. 27 1727.

The Revd. Thomas Littleton Rector of Oldbury died on the sixth of Sept. 1793. He was buried at St. Leonards Bridgnorth & was succeeded in the Rectory of Oldbury by the Revd. Thomas Moses Lyster M.A.

N.B. The Barn had only a Clay Floor.

The first Stone of Westwood New House was laid on St. Marks day 1726, And the outside finished & covered by ye indefatigable dilligence of its worthy Builder.

1822] Oldbury. 55

Westwood (farm was bought by Sr. Whitmore Acton, Baronet, ye thirteth of July 1718.
May the ffamily still prosper & increase.
Edward Farmer became tenant March 25th 1721.
It cost two thousand & eight hundred pounds.

Memorandum.- That ye Right Reverende ffather in God Philip Ld. Bp. of
Hereford came to confirm at Morvill June 21, 1720, as he had done ye day
before at Kinlett, at wh. two places all ye Deanery of Stottesdon were or
might have been confirmed together, wth. many out of both ye Parishes of
Bridgnorth.
He died at Westminster Sep. ye Sixth 1721, much lamented by All good men.
A Confirmation was held at Ludlow, Church Stretton, & Wenlock, on July 12th, 13th & 14th, 1803.

Memorandum.- That the Consent of the Bishop was asked to allow of an
addition to be made to the Parsonage House, which Consent being obtained
a Contract was made with John Lee builder of Shrewsbury in the Month of
Aprill 1790 to make the proposed Alterations & addittions. The said John
Lee finished his work in a workmanlike manner & in the proposed time; the
house so altered was inhabited by the Rector & his family on the
twentieth of March 1797.
THO. M. LYSTER, Rector, Oldbury, March 20 1797.

The Revd. Thomas Moses Lyster, Rector of Oldbury, died April 21st 1821, & his successor the Revd. Tho. Dethick, A.M. was inducted June 5th 1822.

[On a paper leaf at the beginning of the book:]

Memdum.- At the expence of the Parishioners the Church of Oldbury was new
Covered in the Month of May 1741 and afterwards cieled in the Month of
June following at the expence of the Revd. Mr. Hugh Stackhouse, Rector of
said Parish.
RICH. PRICE, Curate.
JASPER GOWER, Ch. Warden.

1737, July 28. Received of Wd. Rudd the sum of Ten shillings for erecting a large Tome Stone on her husband's grave in the Church Yard at Oldbury by me.
THOS. LITTLETON.

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1760, Sep. 7. Rceeived of Mrs. Beech widdow the sum of Ten shillings & Six pence for burying her Husband in the Church at Oldbury, by me T. LITTLETON.
1768, June 7. Received of Mr. Farmer the sum of five shillings for burying his father in the Church of Oldbury.
1783, Sep. Received of Mr. Riddleston the sum of Ten shillings & Sixpence for burying his child in the Chancel at Oldbury by me THOS. LITTLETON.

The Church of Oldbury was stripped & new covered in the Month of August 1794.

Received of Mr. Farmer 10s. 6d. for allowing his son to be buried in the Church.
THOS. M. LYSTER, June 27th, 1803.

[On a loose piece of parchment:]
E. Regro. Cur: Cons: Ep'alis Hereford Extract:

Oldbury. A True and perfect Note of all the Gleab and Pasture belonging to the Parsonage of Oldbury aforesaid the which we whose names are subscribed with our Neighbours have viewed and found as followeth:-
First One Ten't or House containing Three Bayes.
Item, One Barne to the same containing Three Bayes.
Item: One Orchard containing by Estimation one Acre with a Garden thereunto adjoyning.
Item. One Pasture inclosed lying beneath the Church called the Parsonage Croft adjoyning to Cerny Croft in the Possession of Edward ffarmer, butting upon the great Leasow East and upon the fearny Croft Westwarde.
Item. One Acre of Pasture adjoyning to a ffield called Nether ffield on the East Side and the Lands of Robert Acton, Esqre. on the Westside.
Item. One Acre of Arable Land in the same ffield on the Hill betwixt the Lands of Richard Ottley, Esqr. on the East side and the Land of Robert Acton on the West.
Item. One other Acre arable in the same field, betwixt the Land of Richard Bocher on the West Side and the Land of Robert Acton on the East Side.
Item. One halfe Acre of Pasture and a Pitt thereunto adjoyning and compassed on every side with the Lands of Richard Botcher. Item. One Acre Pasture called the Pitt Leasow adjoyning to the new Tynnsing compassed on every Side with the Lands of Richard Butcher.

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Item. One Acre of Pasture in the New Tyning abutting to Rudding Meadow betwixt the Lands of Robert Acton on the North Side and the Lands of Richard Ottley Esqr. on the South Side.
Item. One Acre of Pasture in Walcroft and compassed on both sides with the Lands of Robert Acton.
Item. One Acre in Pasture called Hersuch.
Item. One half Acre shooting upon Marle ffield Southward and the Lands of Richard Botcher Northwarde.
Item. One Acre in Nacknoll ffields adjoyning to the Queens highway on the East Side and the Lands of Robert Acton on the West.
Item. One Hadland in the (furlongs abutting Eastward to the Queens High Way.
Item. Three Acres of Arable Land in the same ffield abutting Eastward to Gudding Stile and Westward to the Queens High Way.
Item. Two half Acres in the same ffielding Shooting upon Nash Pitt Northward.
Item. ffour Buttes of Pasture in the Quarrell Leasow abutting to Nash Pitt Eastward.
Item. One Acre lying in Cocke ffurlong abutting Eastward to Rudding Meadow and Westward to the Queens Way.
Item: One half Acre in Croft Yate lying Eastward to the Long Hedge and Westwarde to Lands of Edward Harmer.
Item: Two Acres in the Long Leasow abutting Eastward to Lady Meadow and Westward to Crows Yate.
Item. Two Acres in Standell ffield lying beneath the Pyrrie. Peretry and Southward to the Mill Stick.
Item. One Acre in the Overstade Eastward to the Land of Edward Farmer in the occupation of the said Edward, Northward to Ludlow High Way.
Item. One Acre in the Standell ffield Shooting Eastward to Standell Pitt and Westward to the Overdade.
Item. One half Acre att the Plum Tree Head shooting to the [blank] and Southward to the Queens High Way.
Item. Two Acres in the said ffield lying att the Lady Wall abutting to Lady Wall Meadom Hedge South and to Standell Hedge Northward.
The Number of the Acres are Twenty Seaven and an half Acre.
Our Parson hath all our Teith Corne Hey and all other

58 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1755

Teithes Dues and Duties Whatsoever are due unto the Church.

RICHARD BOCHER, WILLIAM WHITEHEAD, Churchwardens.
EDWARD FARMER, late Churchwardens.

Concordat cum ori'le in Regro. Curie Con' Ep'alis Hereford' remaned' facta fidel' Collat' 15 die Mensis Junii Anno
D'ni 1705 per nos.
SAM BRIDGEN JOHEM PEARCE.

VOLUME II.

MARRIAGES, 1755-1812.

[The parties are of Oldbury, and the Marriages are by Banns, except where otherwise stated.]

1755, Feb. 6. John Hare, p. Morvill, & Martha Bebb. By THOMAS HUMPHRIES, Curate. Wit: Hannah Crane, William Jones.
" Oct. 9. Edward Rowley, p. Highley, & Elizabeth Philpot, lic. By THOMAS LITTLETON, Rector [signs to 1785].
1756, Feb. 23. William Ivison & Elizabeth Pearce. Wit: Richd. Hylton Howard, E. Hylton.
1757, Jan. 1. Thomas Brown, p. Munslow, & Elizabeth Jones. By BENJAMIN PATE, Curate. Wit: Samuel Wilks, Thos. Thornes.
" Apr. 23. John Pounford, p. Barrow, & Elizabeth Gittins, lic. Wit: Thos. Wild.
1758, Sep. 27. William Wallford, p. St. Mary Magdalens in Bridgnorth, & Elizabeth Barker. By JOHN HAYWARD, Clerk. Wit: Thomas Littleton, Thomas Wild.
[Year not given.] Thomas Gorton & Ann Davies, p. St. Leonard's in Bridgnorth. [Banns published Apr. 14, 21 & 28, by GEO: NECHELL, minr.]
1769, Feb. 2. William Bitterley & Martha Palmer, p. Monk Hopton, lic. Wit: Mary Bitterley, Edwd. Parker.
" Nov. 6. Mr. Thomas Farmer & Mrs. Deborah Fouks, of Stottesden, lic. Wit: Elizabeth Farmer, Joshua Higgins, clerk.

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1777, Feb. 20. John Bitterley & Elizabeth Farmer. Wit: Thos. Farmer, Jos: Minton.
1774, July 28. Thomas Haines & Martha Cooksey. Wit: Joshua Higgins, Sarah Cooksey.
1777, Jan. 9. Henry Downes, p. St. Leonard in Bridgnorth, & Ann Child, lic. By RO: EDWARDS, Curate. Wit: John Milner, Jane Child.
" Apr. 20. Benjamin Hudson, p. St. Leonard's in Bridgnorth, & Elizabeth Bitterly, lic. Wit: John Rowley, Joshua Higgins.
1778, Feb 17 The Reverend Mr. Richard Powell, p. Munslow, & Mrs. Elizabeth Crump, lic. Wit: Eliza Powell, Thos. Crump, junr.
" Sep. 20. John Williams & Sarah Poole. Wit: Thos. Farmer, Thomas Pool.
1781, Jan. 3. Mr Richard Bowdler, p. Quatford in the Peculiar of Bridgnorth, & Jane Child, lic. Wit: Heny. Downes, George Child.
1782, May 21. John Dallow, p. Chetton, & Isabel Rowley. Wit. John Rowley, Joshua Higgins.
1784, June 13. Samuel Harper & Martha Bebb. Wit: James Bebb, Tho. Crump.
1785, Dec. 22. Samuel Jenkins & Mary Emry. Wit: John Roberts, Mary Perry, as appears & is by them signed in the old Register of Oldbury.
1786, June 24. John Williams & Mary Smith. By JOS. MORRIS, Curate. Wit: Joshua Higgins, Mary Smith.
1788, Feb. 2. Thomas Jones & Ann Brook. By WM. CORSER, Curate [signs to 1795]. Wit: Caleb Higgins, Mary Cooksey.
" May 12 John Williams & Elizabeth Thomason. Wit: William Wright, Catharine Wright.
" Dec. 30. Joseph Brown & Jane Roberts, p. St. Mary Magdalene in Bridgnorth. Wit: Joseph Lloyd, Sarah Humphries.
1789, Apr 28. Mr. Richard Edwards, p. Neenton, & Miss Elizabeth Farmer. lic. Wit: Thos Farmer, Margret Purton.

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1789, May 3. Thomas Higgins, p. Astley Abbots, & Elizabeth Barker. Wit: Richard Dovey, Caleb Higgins.
1791, June 24. John Robberts & Elizabeth Pool. Wit: William Higgins, Sarah Robberts.
1792, Aug. 12. Henry Walker & Anne Kirk. Wit: Richard Tunnington, Elizabeth Picken.
" Nov. 7. Thomas Head & Ann Gold. Wit: Richard Grove, William Higgins.
1794, Apr. 21. Richard Reynolds, b., & Elizabeth Foulk, sp. By THOS. M. LYSTER, Rector of Oldbury [signs to 1812]. Wit: Thomas Bishop, Anne Reynolds.
1795, Jan. 5. Thomas Bishop & Hannah Burgiss. Wit: Samll. Jenkin, Joshua Higgins.
1797, Oct. 30. Richard Evans, b., & Sarah Reynolds, sp. Wit: Richard Reynolds, Elizabeth Reynolds.
1799, Sep. 22. Thomas Dailey, p. St. Mary, Bridgnorth, widower, & Anne Evanes, sp., lic. Wit: Richd. Bagley, Mary Bradley.
1801, May 26. Thomas Matthews, b., of St. Leonard's, Bridgnorth, & Elizabeth Parrock, sp. [The Banns were published in St. Leonards & in this Church on the following Sundays, May 3rd, 10th & 17th, & No Impediment alledged.] Wit. Samuel Parrock, Ann Bagley.
1807, May 2. John Rowley & Harriet Mannen. Mr. William Perry, Mary Perry.
1809, Dec. 4. John Lloyd, b. p. St. Mary Madlagene, Bridgnorth, & Anne Willis, sp., lic. Wit: William Willis, Jane Lloyd.
1810, Nov 19. Joseph Westwood, p. Leominster, b., & Anne Smith, sp., lic. Wit: Jacob Smith, Ane Westwood.
1811, Mar. 19. John Gethin, p. Benthal, & Anna Hill, lic. Wit: John Rowley, Jane Tungue.

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1811, June 10. Thomas Onions, p. St. Mary Magdalen, Bridgnorth, b., & Elizabeth Purcell, sp., lic. Wit: Charles Davenport, Ann Lewis.
1812, Aug 2. James Knight, b., & Mary Hudson, sp., lic. By THOS. M. LYSTER, Rector. Wit: Thos. Hudson, Mary Benbow.

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