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The Register
of
Oswestry Old Chapel.
1780-1812.

Oswestry
Old Chapel Register.

CONGREGATION AND BUILDINGS.

It is not possible to give the exact date of the formation of this church. A Congregational Church was probably in existence in Sweeney township, some two miles from Oswestry, as early as 1651. Vestiges of the burial-ground are yet visible near the mansion of Sweeney, the residence of Stanley Leighton, Esq., M.P., F.S.A., who is a descendant of Thomas Baker, the then owner, who died 19 March 1675, and whose grave-stone is still there. Mr. Baker was a member of Parliament for Shropshire during the Commonwealth, and also High Sheriff.* By 1659 a meeting-house had been erected in Oswestry. By royal license, dated 25 July 1672, "a room, or rooms in the house of Hugh Edwards, at Oswestry, have been licensed as ' a place for the use of the persuasion commonly called Congregational"'. This was situated at the bottom of what is now called Arthur Street. The exact date of the building of the first chapel is not known. A " Deed for ye Seats in ye Chappel" is dated 1701. In 1748 "a Building and Malt Mill, lying in Oswestry, near the Castle Hill, and then, or late in the possession of John Evans," were purchased from " Richard Thomas, of Oswestry, gentleman," and a circular, appealing for funds to convert them into a chapel was issued "to the Ministers of Christ and all other Charitable and well disposed Christians, to whom these presents shall come". It was signed by the pastor, deacons, and leading members "in ye name of all ye rest "; and a recommendation was appended, signed by the Reverends Job Orton, Shrewsbury; Joseph Fownes, Shrewsbury; Ebenezer Keay, Whitchurch; Jen. Jenkins, and Joseph Baker. This chapel was opened for Divine worship in July 1750; it stood on the same site as the present. Old Chapel was converted into Sunday School rooms. In 1783 this chapel was enlarged; in 1794 a gallery was erected, and, in 1808, a further considerable addition was made. In 1830 it again became necessary to enlarge the chapel; so, with the exception of part of one wall, it was razed and rebuilt, and re-opened in April 1830, when the Rev. T. Raffles, D.D., preached one of the sermons. On the 7th September 1871 the memorial

* Congregational services were held at Mr. Baker's house at Sweeney, and in the garden are the grave-stones of Abigail, dau. of Sir Richard Chetwood, 1 May 1658; Jane, wife of Ambrose Moston, 26 July 1651; and Thomas Baker, Esq., 19 March 1675.- STANLEY LEIGHTON, 29 August 1900.

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stone of the present building - henceforth called Christ Church - was laid, and the new edifice, erected at a cost of some 5,000, was opened on the 18th October 1872. The site, on an improved position, closely adjoins the Old Chapel. The church assumed the Independent or Congregational form of Government during the ministry of the Rev. Edward Williams, D.D., who also established a Sunday School, circa 1781.

COMMUNION PLATE.

Flagon: flat-lidded tankard flagon, with usual purchase and bold handle. Made at Chester, 1690-91; maker R.W.; name unknown. Mr. Wilfrid Cripps attaches especial interest to these marks.

Salver, large Paten on foot, edge of plate and foot gadrooned. Made in London, 1702-3. by John East, who entered his mark at Goldsmiths' Hall, in 1697. and was a maker of repute. He made some of the plate sent by Queen Anne as presents to churches in H.M. plantations in 1705, and other years.

Cup, porringer, with two handles and the usual diagonal fluted ornamentation of the period; made by Nathl. Lock, of London, 1709-10. The above-named plate was bequeathed by Mrs. Sarah Lloyd, of Oswestry, together with 200, in 1727, "for the use of the said Protestant Dissenting congregation, to be used at the Administration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper thereof", and is thus described in her will:- " My largest silver caudle cup, and my largest silver tankard, and my largest silver salver." The coat of arms on tankard is that of Lloyd of Montgomeryshire, viz., (1) Sa. three nags' heads erased, two and one, or (Brockwel, Ysgythrog, - Prince of Powys). (2) Sa. a chevron between three owls, or (Broughton).

Two Silver Cups, temp. George III, probably acquired during the pastorate of Rev. Edward Williams, D.D., between 1784 and 1792.

One pewter paten.

All these articles were exhibited in the Ecclesiastical Art Exhibition, held at Shrewsbury in connection with the Church Congress, 1896; and at the Exhibition of Shropshire Antiquities, held at Shrewsbury in 1898, under the auspices of the Shropshire Archaeological Society.

MINISTERS.

ROWLAND NEVET, M.A., 1662-1675; ed. Shrewsbury School and St. Edmund Hall, Oxford; M.A., 1634; vicar of Stanton-on-Hine Heath some years; Oswestry, 1650- ej. 1662; [chaplain to Thomas Baker, Esquire, and Mrs. Baker, Sweeney*]. minister of the Independent

* I have seen no authority which would quite support the assertion that Mr. Baker had "a chaplain". There was, as far as I know, no chapel here.- STANLEY LEIGHTON, 29 August 1900.

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congregations of Sweeney and Oswestry, 1662- d. 8 December 1675; bur. at Morton Chapel, near Oswestry. Calamy says: "When the plague was among them he continued with his people, and preached to them ... He was exemplary for family religion." Philip Henry, M.A., preached his funeral sermon.

JAMES OWEN [1676 ?], 1679-1700; b. 1 November 1654, at Bryn, p. of Abernant, Caermarthenshire; ed. Caermarthen Gr. School, philosophy by Samuel Jones, M.A., Brynllywarch Academy, 1672, and by Stephen Hughes, Swansea, whose assistant he was in ministry there; ord. October 1677; min. [chaplain to Mrs. Baker, Sweeney, nr. Oswestry, 1676]; Oswestry, [1676]-1679-1700; Shrewsbury (co-pastor with Francis Tallents), 1700-1706; m. (1) (17 November 1679), Sarah George (d. 1693); issue, seven, two survived him; (2) (1693), widow (d. 1699), of Alderman R. Edwards, of Oswestry; (3)(12 Aug. 1700), Elizabeth, daughter of John Wynne, and widow of John Hough, of Chester. d. 8 April 1706. Matthew Henry preached his funeral sermon.

JENKIN EVANS, 1700-1709; b. Glamorganshire; min. Oswestry, 1700 d. 19 August 1709, aet. 34. Matthew Henry preached his funeral sermon, and records that he was much beloved in Oswestry, and did good there, and the country about."

- WHITWORTH ? Records of this period very scanty.

JOSEPH VENABLES, 1725-1746, when resigned.

THOMAS MORGAN, 1744-1775 ? when resigned; ed. Presbyterian College, Caermarthen.

EDWARD DEWHURST, 17--17-; b. Lancashire; ed. Daventry Academy, by Rev. Caleb Ashworth, D.D. (Scot. 1759), 1768-; min. Oswestry, first as assistant to Thos. Morgan, then sole charge, rem. to Cottingham, nr. Hull, where d. about 1784.

- DAVIES, remained only a brief period.

EDWARD WILLIAMS [D.D. Edin. 1792],1777-1791; b. 14 November 1750, at Glan Clwyd, near Denbigh; ed. Abergavenny Academy, 1771-; min. Ross, 1775-1777; Oswestry, 1777-1791; Birmingham, Carr's Lane, 1792-1795; First Principal, Rotherham College, 1795-; d. there, 9 March 1813; m. Mary - ; issue, Samuel, bap. August 1782; Theophilus, b. 1785; Unice, bap. December 1790.

JOHN WHITRIDGE, 1792-1826; min. Oswestry, 1792- d. 11 October 1826; bur. in the Old Chapel; m. Elizabeth - ; issue, Ann Askew, b. 1798, Mary, b. 1800, Elizabeth, b. 1802. Thos. Weaver, of Shrewsbury, preached his funeral sermon.

THOMAS WILLIAM JENKYN, D.D., 1827-1835; min. Wem, 1820-1827; Oswestry, 1827-1835; Stafford, 1835-; Tutor, Coward College, till d. in 1858.

WILLIAM REEVE, 1835-1843; missionary in India; min. Oswestry, 1835-1843; rem. Bristol, where became totally blind.

JOHN DAVIES, 1843-1849; rem. to Welshpool, in feeble health.

JAMES MATHESON, B.A., 1851-1855; b. 10 March 1825, at Durham; ed. Highbury Coll., B.A. Loud., 1848; min. Nottingham, Friar Lane (assistant), 1849-1850; (full charge), 1855-1878; Oswestry, 1851- 1855; d. 6 March 1878, at Bournemouth.

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JOHN LOCKWOOD, B.A., 1858-1863; b. 1814, at Hull; ed. Rotherham Coll., London, University Coll., B.A. Lond. 1844; min. Tavistock, (co-pastor), Manchester, Cheetham Hill, Oswestry, 1858-1863, Park-stone; d. 25 September 1888, at Bideford.

THOMAS GASQUOINE, B.A., 1864-1879; min. Bradford, Greenfield, Oswestry, 1864-1879; Bedford, without charge, 1880-1901, a trustee from its foundation, in 1877, of the Church of the Saviour, Whitchurch, Salop.

JOHN JAMES POYNTER, 1880-1901; ed. Rotherham Coll.; min. Oswestry, 1880-1901.

GEORGE EYRE EVANS.
Tan y bryn, Aberystwith,
St. Bartholomew's Day, 1900.

The Registers.

(1) A thick volume, 8 in. tall, 6 1/2 in. broad, in original vellum jacket, 1779-1816 for Births and Baptisms, and 1813-1826 for Burials. In the General Register Office, Somerset House, W.C., being No. 27, Shropshire, Non-Parochial Registers.

(2) A later volume, same place and number; contains Births and Baptisms 1825-1837, and Burials 1830-1837.

1780 Minton John, s. of Richard Minton, farmer, of Hopton, p. Great Ness, co. Salop, by Jane, his wife, was b. April 4, and bap. by Edward Williams, Minister of the Gospel.
" Ellinor, dau. Robert & Margaret Mansell, farmer, Edgerley, p. Kinnerley (b. 16 December 1779), bap. 11 February, by ditto.
1782 Samuel, s. of Edward & Mary Williams, Protestant Dissenting Minister, Oswestry, bap. August, by Jonathan Scott, Minister of the Gospel.
1786 Theophilus, s. of ditto (b. 5 December 1785), bap. January.
" Richard, s. of Derwas & Alice Ellis, skinner, p. Llanymynech, co. Denbigh (b. 10 Feb.), bap. by Edward Williams.
" Samuel, s. of Samuel & Lydia Sides, labourer, Woolston, p. West Felton, co. Salop (b. 19 August), bap. by Edward Williams.
1787 William, s. of Richard & Martha Bickerton, grocer, Oswestry (b. 21 June), bap. by ditto.
" Andrew, s. of Andrew & Sarah Lloyd, saddler, Oswestry (b. 26 March), bap. April, by ditto.
" Samuel, s. of Robert & Margaret Mansell, farmer, Edgerley, p. Kinnerley, co. Salop (b. 14 Feb.), bap. by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of John & Jane Roberts, hatter, Oswestry (b. 8 October), bap. by ditto.

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1787 Benjamin, s. of Charles & Catherine Jones, skinner and tanner, Oswestry (b. 17 October), bap. by ditto.
" Samuel, s. of William & Rebekah Lacon, ironmonger, Oswestry (b. 20 January), bap. by John Whit-ridge, Minister of the Gospel.
1788 Elizabeth, dau. of William & Rebekah Lacon, ironmonger, Oswestry (b. 28 January), bap. by ditto.
" Hannah, dau. of Richard & Martha Bickerton, grocer, Oswestry (b. 7 June), bap. by Edward Williams.
" Rebekah, dau. of Robert & Margaret Mansell, farmer, Edgerley, (b. 18 December), bap. by ditto.
1789 Samuel, s. of Andrew & Sarah Lloyd, saddler, Oswestry (b. 14 June), bap. 9 August, by ditto.
" Frances, dau. of Charles & Catherine Jones, skinner, Oswestry (b. 13 January), bap. - February, by ditto.
" Esther, dau. of John & Jane Roberts, hatter, Oswestry (b. 15 June), bap. 26 July, by ditto.
" Margaret, dau. of Cornelius & Jane Parish, Llanymaen, p. Oswestry (b. 12 August), bap. September, by ditto.
1790 John, s. of William & Rebekah Lacon, ironmonger, Oswestry (b. 21 Feb. 1790), bap. 12 December, by John Whitridge.
" Unice, dau. of Edward & Mary Williams, minister of the Gospel (b. 26 October), bap. December, by Edward Williams.
" Samuel, s. of Robert and Margaret Mansell, farmer, Edgerly (b. 29 April), bap. by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of Andrew & Sarah Lloyd, saddler, Oswestry (b. 8 October), bap. Jo November, by ditto.*
1792 John Bickerton*, s. of William & Hannah Williams, shopkeeper, Broseley, co. Salop (b. 4 March), bap. by ditto.

* Sir John Bickerton Williams, Kt., LL.D., F.S.A. (the first Knight made by Her late Majesty Queen Victoria). Editor of the life of the Rev. Philip Henry, A.M., by the Rev. Matthew Henry, V.D.M.

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1792 Thomas Hawley, s. of William & Rebekah (formerly Hawley) Lacon, ironmonger, Oswestry (b. 20 November 1792), bap. 12 December, by John Whitridge.
1795 Joeseph, s. of William & Rebekah Lacon, Oswestry, (b. 6 January), registered by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of Samuel & Lydia Sides, Woolston, p. Felton, co. Salop (b. 17), and bap. 20 February, by ditto.
" Joseph, s. of Edward & Ann Roberts, of Swinney Mountain, p. Oswestry (b. to February), bap. 5 March, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Roger & Elizabeth Ireland, Shelvock, p. Roytan, co. Salop (b. 23 May), bap. 2 June, by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of John & Sarah Buckley, Duddleston, p. Ellesmere, co. Salop (b. 2 April), bap. 7 June, by ditto.
" Martha, dau. of John & Mary Allen, Wem Weston, p. St. Martin's, co. Salop (b. 26 June), bap. 8 July 1795, by ditto.
" John Mansell, s. of Robert & Margaret Mansell, farmer, Edgerley (b. 26 June), bap. by the Clergyman of the p. church of Kinnerley.
1796 Edward, s. of John & Jane Roberts, Oswestry, bap. 29 February, by John Whitridge.
" Mary, dau. of Richard & Martha Bickerton, Oswestry, (b. 2nd), & bap. 16 March, by ditto.
" Eliza, dau. of Mary Evans, Woolston, p. Felton, co. Salop, bap. 16 June, by ditto.
" James, s. of Whittingham & Elizabeth Jones, Oswestry (b. 17 March), & bap. 20 June, by ditto.
1797 John Mitchell, s. of Matthew & Janet Davidson, of Cyssylltu, p. Llangollen, co. Denbigh (b. 30 January), bap. 20 February, by ditto.
" Timothy, s. of Samuel & Lydia Sidla, Woolston, p. Felton West, co. Salop (b. 31 March), bap. 3 April, by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of Cornelius & Jane Parish, of Llanymaen, p. Oswestry, bap. 10 April, by ditto.

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1797 Mary, dau. of Thomas & Margaret Jones, Oswestry (b. 21 March), bap. 21 April, by ditto.
" Richard, s. of William & Catherine Edwards, Brookside, p. St. Martin's (b. 15 June), bap. 16 June, by ditto.
" Edward, s. of John & Mary Allen, Wem Weston, p. St. Martin's (b. 5 June), bap. 16 June, by ditto.
" William, s. of David & Elizabeth Jameson, Oswestry, (b. 4 July), bap. 4 August, by ditto.
" Randle, s. of Roger & Elizabeth Ireland, Shelvock, p. Royton (b. 4 August), bap. 7 August, by ditto.
" Hannah, dau. of Edward & Ann Roberts, Swinney, Mountain, p. Oswestry (b. 10 October), bap. 16 October, by ditto.
" Richard, s. of Richard & Martha Bickerton, Oswestry (b. 19 November), bap. 7 December, by ditto.
1798 Jemmima, dau. of John & Sarah Buckley, Duddleton, p. Ellesmere (b. 16 October), bap. 8 January, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of William & Mary Roberts, Lower House, p. Llanymynech, co. Salop (b. 23 March), bap. 17 April, by ditto.
" Susanna, dau. of Andrew & Sarah Lloyd, Oswestry (b. 17 May), bap. 14 June, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William & Catherine Edwards, Brookside, p. St. Martin (b. 2 September), bap. 24 September, by ditto.
" James, s. of Matthew & Janet Davidson, Cyssylltu, p. Llangollen, co. Denbigh (b. 10 October), bap. 29 October, by ditto.
" Joseph, s. of Richard & Ann Gregory, Knockin, co. Salop (b. 10 September), bap. 6 November, by ditto.
" Ann Askew, dau. of John & Elizabeth Whitridge, Oswestry (b. 12 October), bap. 18 November, by J. Lewis, minister of the Gospel.
" Joseph, s. of Francis & Margaret Jones, Oswestry (b. 25 October), bap. 30 November, by John Whitridge.

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1799 Sarah, dau. of John & Ann Brookfield, of Rhosgadfa, p. Whittington, co. Salop (b. 26 December 1798), bap. 11 January, by ditto.
" Joshua, s. of Joshua & Elizabeth Cooke, of the farm of the Heath, in the p. of Hodnet, co. Salop, or extra parochial (b. 25 March), bap. 2 April, by ditto.

N.B.- It is doubtful whether the farm of the Heath be in the parish of Hodnet, co. Salop, or extra parochial.

" Edward, s. of David & Elizabeth Jameson, Oswestry, (b. 7 April), bap. 9 April, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Enoch & Sophia Thomas, Oswestry, (b. 9 April), bap. 5 May, by ditto.
" Phebe dau. of John & Mary Allen, Wem Weston, p. St. Martin's (b. 23 April), bap. 6 May, by ditto.
" Jane, dau. of John & Jane Roberts, Oswestry (b. 16 March), bap. 19 May, by ditto.
" Samuel, s. of Richard & Martha Bickerton, Oswestry (b. 3 September), bap. 17 September, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Richard & Elizabeth Mansell, Redhouse, p. Kinnerley, b. and bap. 24 September, by ditto.
" John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Reeves, of Hopton, p. Great Ness, b. and bap. 24 September, by ditto.
" Joshua, s. of Joshua & Mary Hargreaves, township of Carreghofa, p. Llanymynech (b. 4 August), bap. 27 September, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel & Elizabeth Mitchiner, Oswestry (b. 16 November 1797), bap. 30 Oct., by ditto.
" James Hales, s. of Samuel & Elizabeth Mitchiner Oswestry (b. 10 October), bap. 30 October, by ditto.
1800 Mary, dau. of John & Sarah Owens, Oswestry (b. January), bap. 3 January, by ditto.
" Joseph, s. of John & Sarah Owens, Oswestry (b. January), bap. 3 January, by ditto.
Of Mary, dau. of Benjamin & Mary Davis, Oswestry, (b. 24 December 1799), bap. 3 January, by ditto.

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1800 Mary, dau. of Thomas & Ann Cooke, Knockin Heath, p. Knockin (b. 10 January), bap. 14 February, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Joshua & Elizabeth Cooke, of the farm of the Heath, near Knockin, p. Hodnet, or extra parochial (b. 24 March), bap. 9 April, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Roger & Elizabeth Ireland, Shelvock, p. Royton (b. 28 April), bap. 2 June, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of Richard & Ann Gregory, Knockin, co. Salop (b. 3 February), bap. 6 May, by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of Morris & Ann Jones, township of Edgerley, p. Kinnerley, bap. 3 June, by ditto.
" Anne, dau. of Wm. & Catherine Edwards, Brookside, p. St. Martin (b. 27 July), bap. 28 July, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of John & Deborah Jones, of Preeshinlley, p. Whittington, b. and bap. 27 July, by ditto.
" Mary Ann, dau. of William & Mary Roberts, of p. Llanymynech (b. 26 July), bap. 10 August, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of David & Elizabeth Jameson, Oswestry (b. 13 August), bap. 7 September, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of John & Elizabeth Whitridge, Oswestry, Minister of the Gospel (b. 28 September), bap. 2 November, by Peter Edwards, Minister of the Gospel.
" Sarah, dau. of Eleazar & Elizabeth Price, currier, Oswestry (b. - October), bap. 6 November, by John Whitridge.
" George, s. of Francis & Margaret Jones, hatter, Oswestry (b. 21 September), bap. 23 November, by ditto.
" Joseph, s. of David & - Jones, skinner, Oswestry (b. 13 December), bap. the same day, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of David & - Jones, skinner (b. 13 December), bap. the same day, by ditto.
1801 Mary, dau. of John & Jane Jones, weaver, Oswestry (b. - ), bap. 11 January, by J.R.
" Ebenezer, s. of John & Sarah Buckley, farmer, Duddleston, p. Ellesmere (b. 23 December 1800), bap. 12 January, by John Whitridge.

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1801 Joseph, s. of William & Rebekah Lacon, Oswestry, ironmonger (b. 21 September, 1800), bap. 13 January, by ditto.
" Margaret, dau. of Richard & Elizabeth Mansell, Edgerley, p. Kinnerley (b. 19 January), bap. 16 February, by ditto.
" Maria, dau. of Thomas & Ann Cooke, Knockin Heath, p. Knockin (b. - February), bap. 3 March, by ditto.
" Martha, dau. of John & Jane Roberts, hatter, Oswestry, b. and bap. 3 May, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas & Mary Morris, surgeon, (formerly Mary Jameson) Oswestry (b. 11 April), bap. 15 May, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. John & Ann Brookfield, maltster, of Rhos Gadfa, p. Whittington (b. 2 April), bap. 15 May, by ditto.
" William, s. of John & Mary Newnes, Welsh Francton, p. Whittington (b. 5 January), bap. 15 May, by ditto.
" Ellis, s. of the late Ellis & Lucy Jones, grocer, Oswestry (b. 24 June), bap. 7 July, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth Sherratt, shop-keeper, Wigmarsh, p. Royton (b. 30 July), bap. 17 August, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Joshua & Elizabeth Cooke, of the farm of the Heath, nr. Knockin, p. of Hodnet, or extra parochial (b. r October), bap. 16 October, by ditto.
" Jane, dau. of Edward & Sarah Davies, of Gronwen, township of Treflach, p. Oswestry (b. - Oct.), bap. 10 November, by ditto.
" Blanch, dau. of Samuel & Elizabeth Mitchener, shoe-maker, Oswestry (b. 2 November), bap. 11 December, by ditto.
" Catherine, dau. of Richard & Martha Bickerton, grocer, Oswestry (b. 28 November), bap. 17 December, by ditto.
1802 Margaret, dau. of Francis & Margaret Jones, hatter, Oswestry (b. 10 December 1801), bap. 12 January, by ditto.

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1802 Thomas, s. of Edward & Mary Evans, labourer, Porthywaen, p. Llanybodwel, co. Salop (b. 16 January), bap. 25 January, by ditto.
" John, s. of John & Jane Jones, weaver, Oswestry (b. 7 March), bap. 25 March, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John & Elizabeth Whitridge, minister of the Gospel, Oswestry (b. 19 March), bap. 11 April.
" Ann, dau. of Thomas & Ann Cooke, Knockin Heath, p. Knockin, co. Salop (b. 10 May), bap. 26 May, by ditto.
" John, s. of David & Sarah Ellis, carpenter, of Coalbrookdale, p. Madeley (b. 24 August 1801), bap. 6 June, by ditto.
" John, s. of Thomas & Mary (formerly Mary James) Morris, surgeon, Oswestry (b. 31 May), bap. 20 July, by ditto.
" Rebekah, dau. of Joseph & Mary Cartwright, Dud- leston Heath, p. Ellesmere, bap. 22 August, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of David & Elizabeth Jameson, bookseller, Oswestry (b. 22 July), bap. 26 September, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of Eleazar & Elizabeth Price, currier, Oswestry (b. 11 September), bap. 27 September, by ditto.
" Richard, s. of Richard & Mary Moody, labourer, Edgerley, p. Kinnerley (b. 30 June), bap. 29 September, by ditto.
" Jane, dau. of William & Francis Bevan, shoemaker, Oswestry (b. 22 September), bap. 3 October, by ditto.
" William, s. of John & Deborah Jones, farmer, Preeshenlley, p. Whittington (b. 10 October), bap. 26 October, by ditto.
" James Samuel, s. of James & Grazelda Jones, dealer in glass, &c., Oswestry (b. in Charles' Place, Hoxton, London, 24 April), bap. at Oswestry, 7 November, by ditto.

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1802 Richard, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Mansell, Edgerley (b. 18 October), bap. 8 December, by ditto.
1803 John Freeman, s. of Samuel & Elizabeth Mitchener, shoemaker, Oswestry (b. 10 January), bap. 25 January, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth Williams, Doveston, p. Kinnerley (b. 1 February), bap. 22 February, by ditto.
" Hariot, dau. of James & Mary Roberts, labourer, Wem Weston, p. St. Martin (b. - February), bap. 7 March, by ditto.
" Sarah, dau. of John & Jane Roberts, hatter, Oswestry (b. 23 November 1802), bap. 9 March, by ditto.
" Matthew, s. of Robert & Elizabeth Jones, labourer, Oswestry (b. 1 March), bap. 20 March, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Philip & Catherine Ratcliff, farmer, Has Carig, p. Llanymynech (b. 13 April), bap. 25 April, by ditto.
" Samuel, s. of Richard & Martha Bickerton, grocer, Oswestry (b. 20 April), bap. 3 May, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Joshua & Elizabeth Cooke, farmer, of the Farm of the Heath, near Knockin, p. Hodnet, or extra parochial (b. 26 June), bap. 28 June, by ditto.
" Anne, dau. of John & Ann Brookfield, maltster, of Rhosy Gadfa, p. Whittington (b. 15 July), bap. 12 August, by ditto.
" John, s. of James & [-], his wife, Ratcliffe, farmer, township and p. of Llanyblodwell, co. Salop (b. 15 May), bap. 11 September, by ditto.
" Mary Ann, dau. of David & Sarah Ellis, carpenter, Coalbrookdale, p. Madeley (b. 27 Aug.), bap. by the Curate of the Parish Church of Madeley, but her parents refusing to engage sponsors to answer for her name, was not registered in the Church book, an exhortation was therefore given to them, and she is registered by John Whitridge.

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1803 Catherine, dau. of John & Elizabeth Whitridge, Oswestry, minister of the Gospel (b. 2 September), bap. 7 October, by Thomas Weaver, minister of the Gospel.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John & Hannah Minshall, farmer, West Felton (b. 19 September), bap. 9 October, by John Whitridge.
" John, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Sherratt, shopkeeper, Wigmarsh (b. 13 October), bap. 3 November, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas & Sarah Hilditch, draper, Oswestry (b. 20 November), bap. 6 December, by ditto.
" Isaac, s. of Eleazar & Elizabeth Price, currier, Oswestry (b. 28 November), bap. 19 Dec., by ditto.
1804 Mary, dau. of Evan & Margaret Jones, township of Sandford, p. West Felton, labourer (b. 13 January), bap. 30 January, by ditto.
" Hannah, dau. of John & Sarah (formerly Bickerton) Buckley, farmer, Duddleston, p. Ellesmere (b. 3 February), bap. 24 February, by ditto.
" David, s. of Edward & Elizabeth (formerly Williams) Davies, labourer, Oswestry (b. 20 February), bap. 6 March, by ditto.
" Jane, dau. of Edward & Mary (Clark) Jones, gardener, Oswestry (b. 24 February), bap. 2 April, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Isaac & Elizabeth (Langford) Ratcliff, farmer, Knockin Hall, p. Knockin (b. 20 April), bap. 8 May, by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of Richard & Elizabeth (Davies) Mansell, farmer, [-], co. Salop (b. 10 March), bap. 15 May, by ditto.
" Charles George, s. of James & Grazelda (Wight) Jones, dealer in glass, &c., Oswestry (b. 8 February), bap. 3 June, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of David & Elizabeth (Thomas) Jameson, bookseller, Oswestry (b. - April), bap. 24 June, by ditto.
" James, s. of James & Amy Holt, calico printer, of Morda, p. Oswestry (b. - June), bap. 27 July, by ditto.

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1804 Charlotte, dau. of George & Ann (Bevan) Griffiths, calico printer, Oswestry (b. 20 July), bap. 1 August, by ditto.
" John, s. of Francis & Margeret (Edwards) Jones, hatter, Oswestry (b. 9 July), bap. 2 August, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Morris & Catherine (Jones) Morris, labourer, township of Llwyntidman [?], p. Llanymynech, co. Salop (b. 16 Aug.)
" Sally, dau. of Richard & Betty Taylor, calico printer, Morda, p. Oswestry (b. 26 June), bap. 2 September, by ditto.
" Eleanor, dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth (Tudor) Williams, labourer, Doveston, p. Kinnerley (b. 25 August), bap. 11 September, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Nathaniel & Sarah (Roberts) Minshall, writer, Oswestry (b. 28 August), bap. 28 September, by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Ann (Mansell) Cooke, farmer, Knockin Heath, p. Knockin (b. 6 October), bap. 6 November, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of John & Maria (Poole) Stanton, gun-smith, Oswestry (b. 26 November), bap. 7 December, by ditto.
" James, s. of [ ] Colley, & Ann his wife (formerly Ann Roberts), labourer, Duddleston, p. Ellesmere (b. 28 November), bap. 20 December, by ditto.
" Edward, s. of John & Jane Roberts, hatter, Oswestry (b. - October), bap. 25 December, by ditto.
1805 Elizabeth, dau. of William & Margaret Bowyer, weaver, Rhos Gadfa, p. Whittington (b. 22 February 1804), bap. 29 January, by ditto.
" Betsy, dau. of Robert & Elizabeth Jones, labourer, Oswestry (b. 30 January), bap. 14 February, by ditto.
" John, s. of John & Mary (Reeves) Birch, labourer, Edgley, p. Kinnerley (b. 10 January), bap. 8 April, by ditto.

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1805 Thomas, s. of Thomas & Sarah (Ireland) Hilditch, draper, Oswestry (b. 28 April), bap. same day, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of James & Mary Roberts, labourer, Wem Weston, p. St. Martin (b. 18 April), bap. 5 May, by ditto.
" Samuel, s. of Philip & Catherine (Edwards) Ratcliff, farmer, Plas Carig, p. Llanymynech (b. April), bap. 9 May, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of James Ratcliffe, & [-] his wife, farmer, township and p. of Llanyblodwell (b. 23 March), bap. 9 May, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of Edward & Elizabeth (Williams) Davies, labourer, Oswestry (b. 30 April), bap. 12 May, by ditto.
" Jane, dau. of John & Elizabeth (Phillips) Whitridge, minister of the Gospel, Oswestry (b. 18 May), bap. 20 June, by Thomas Weaver.
" James, s. of Edward & Charlotte Vaughan, joiner, Oswestry (b. 10 June), bap. 7 July, by John Whitridge.
" Thomas, s. of James & Grazelda Jones, dealer in glass, &c., Oswestry (b. 3 June), bap. by ditto.
" Martha, dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth (Tudor) Williams, Doveston, p. Kinnerley, labourer (b. 22 September), bap. 11 October, by ditto.
" John, s. of David & Elizabeth (Thomas) Jameson, bookseller, Oswestry (b. 31 August), bap. 17 November, by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of John & Hannah Minshall, farmer, Houghton, p. West Felton, b. and bap. 27 November, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of Aaron & Mary (Jenkins) Davies, brick-layer, Oswestry (b. 24 November), bap. 6 December, by ditto.
" [-], dau. of William & Frances Bevan, shoemaker, Morda, p. Oswestry (b. 2 December), bap. 17 December, by ditto.
" Sarah, dau. of John & Jane (Laurence) Sides, farmer, Woolston, p. West Felton (b. 16 December), bap. 27 January 1806, by ditto.

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1806 Sarah, dau. of Richard & Martha (Hilditch) Bickerton, grocer, Oswestry (b. 4 February), bap. 27 February, by ditto.
" Jane, dau. of Eleazer & Elizabeth Price, currier, Oswestry (b. 2 March), bap. 20 March, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Isaac & Elizabeth (Langford) Ratcliff, farmer, Knockin Hall, Knockin (b. 31 March), bap. 5 May, by ditto.
" James, s. of William & Margaret Bowyer, weaver, Rhos Gadfa, p. Whittington [blank].
" William, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Sherratt, schoolmaster, Wigmarsh, p. Ruyton (b. 13 June), bap. 17 June, by ditto.
" Catherine, dau. of Thomas & Sarah (Ireland) Hilditch, draper, Oswestry (b. 29 May), bap. 22 June, by ditto.
" William, s. of John & Maria (Poole) Stanton, gunsmith, Oswestry (b. 17 June), bap. 23 June, by ditto.
" Catherine, dau. of Evan & Margaret Jones, miller, Maesbury, p. Oswestry (b. 11 September), bap. 14 October, by ditto.
" John, s. of George & Ann (Bevan) Griffiths, calico printer, Oswestry (b. 20 November), bap. 4 December, by ditto.
" Sarah, dau. of John & Anne (Browne) Jones, stone cutter, Oswestry (b. 13 December), bap. 31 December, by ditto.
1807 Elizabeth, dau. of Edward & Charlotte (Hill) Vaughan, joiner, Oswestry (b. 14 December 1806), bap. 16 February, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of Edward & Margaret (Hughes) Mills, shop-keeper, Oswestry (b. 23 January), bap. 20 February, by ditto.
" Sarah, dau. of Nathaniel & Sarah (Roberts) Minshall, writer, Oswestry (b. 15 January), bap. by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Richard & Elizabeth (Davies) Mansell, farmer, Edgerley, p. Kinnersley (b. 17 January), bap. 22 March, by ditto.

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1807 Mary, dau. of John & Mary (Reeves) Birch, Edgerley, p.,Kinnerley (b. 7 March), bap. 22 March, by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of David & Elizabeth (Thomas) Jameson, bookseller, Oswestry (b. 14 May), bap. 1 June, by ditto.
" Daniel, s. of Francis & Margaret (Edwards) Jones, hatter, Oswestry (b. 21 March), bap. 4 June, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of late James Owens & Sarah his wife, shoemaker, Oswestry (b. - August 1804), bap. 18 June, by ditto.
" Richard, s. of Philip & Catherine (Edwards) Ratcliff, farmer, Plas Carrigg, p. Llanymynech (b. 12 May), bap. 1 July, by ditto.
" Ruth, dau. of Morris & Catherine Morris, labourer, p. Llanymynech (b. 17 May), bap. 1 July, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of James Ratcliffe & [- ] his wife, farmer, township and p. Llanyblodwell, co. Salop (b. 21 July), bap. 3 August, by ditto.
" John, s. of Richard & Martha (Hilditch) Bickerton, grocer, Oswestry (b. 29 July), bap. 20 August, by ditto.
" Sarah, dau. of Thomas & Sarah (Ireland), Hilditch, draper, Oswestry (b. 12 August), bap. 4 September, by ditto.
" John, s. of William & Margaret (Griffiths) Powell, Oswestry (b. 13 June), bap. 21 September, by ditto.
" Eli, s. of James & Amy Holt, calico printer, Oswestry (b. 28 August), bap. 27 September, by ditto.
" John, s. of William & Martha Whitridge, Bootle, Cumberland (b. 23 May 1790), bap. at Oswestry, Salop, 1 November, by Edward Williams, D.D., Rotherham.
1808 Mary, dau. of [-] Roberts & Margaret (Plimley) his wife, farmer, Melverley, p. Melverley (b. 4 January), bap. 11 January, by John Whitridge.
" David, s. of David & Sarah Ellis, carpenter, Coalbrookdale, p. Madeley (b. 13 February 1807), bap. 20 January, by ditto.

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1808 Margaret, dau. of Edward & Elizabeth (Williams) Davies, labourer, Oswestry (b. 17 January), bap. 19 February, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of John & Jane (Evans) Roberts, hatter, Oswestry (b. 6 January), bap. 8 March, by ditto.
" Catherine, dau. of Edward & Ann (Wynne) Jones, shoemaker, Oswestry (b. 12 March), bap. same day, by ditto.
" Elizabeth Sarah, dau. of William & Susannah (Mallin) Pritchard, tailor, Oswestry (b. 21 January), bap. 31 March, by ditto.
" Henry, s. of Robert & Ann (Shackleton) Howard, calico printer, Morda, p. Oswestry (b. 13 February), bap. 24 April, by ditto.
" Samuel, s. of John and Elizabeth (Parry) Salmon, carpenter, Maesbury, p. Oswestry (b. 23 April), bap. 1 May, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of Edward & Mary (Edwards) Hughes, wheelwright, Oswestry (b. 27 June), bap. 5 July, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Robert & Elizabeth Jones, labourer, Oswestry (b. 5 July), bap. 6 July, by ditto.
" Jane, dau. of William & Jane Cheshire, calico printer, Morda, p. Oswestry (b. 25 July), bap. 14 August, by ditto.
" Fanny, dau. of Henry & Sarah (Hall) Jackson, officer of the excise, Oswestry (b. 21 July), bap. 25 August, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of Edward & Charlotte (Hill) Vaughan, joiner, Oswestry (b. 16 July), bap. 25 August, by ditto.
" Joseph, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Sherratt, farmer, Wigmarsh, p. Ruyton (b. 6 September), bap. 28 September, by ditto.
" Joseph, s. of William & Margaret Boyer, weaver, Rhos y Gadfa, p. Whittington (b. 8 September), bap. 9 October, by Jenkin Lewis, minister of the Gospel.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Sarah (Davies) Rogers, shoemaker, out-pensioner of Greenwich Hospital, Oswestry (b. 10 October), bap. 18 October, by John Whitridge.

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1808 Sarah, dau. of Isaac & Elizabeth (Langford) Ratcliff, farmer, Knockin Hall, p. Knockin (b. 18 October), bap. 7 November, by ditto.
" Samuel, s. of Mary (dau. of Richard Williams), tailor, and Mary his wife [sic], Oswestry, b. 13 and bap. 16 December, by ditto.
1809 Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin & Sarah Griffiths, carpenter, Oswestry, (b. 24 January) and bap. February, by ditto.
" Catherine, dau. of Morris & Catherine (Jones) Morris, labourer, Blodwell, p. Llanyblodwel (b. - ), bap. 28 February, by ditto.
" Sarah, dau. of William & Frances Bevan, formerly shoe-maker, now in the service of Mr. Warren, of Morda, p. Oswestry (b. - ), bap. 2 March, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of George & Margeret Griffiths, calico printer, Oswestry (b. 23 March), bap. 27 March, by ditto.
" Anne, dau. of Thomas & Eleanor (Humphreys) Francis, glazier, Oswestry (b. 13 March), bap. 28 March, by ditto.
" Richard, s. of Francis & Margaret (Edwards) Jones, hatter, Oswestry (b. 9 January), bap. 20 April, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Philip & Catherine (Edwards) Ratcliff, farmer, Plas Carig, p. Llanymynech (b. 16 March), bap. 3 May, by ditto.
" John, s. of John & Mary (Roberts) Jones, hatter, Oswestry (b. - ), bap. 8 May, by ditto.
" Jane, dau. of Richard & Mary (Roberts) Owen, bricklayer, Oswestry, b. 14 and bap. 18 May, by ditto.
" Samuel, s. of Edward & Anne (Morris) Swindley, labourer, Drill, p. Oswestry (b. 10 April), bap. 21 May, by ditto.
" Samuel, s. of David & Elizabeth (Thomas) Jameson, formerly bookseller, Oswestry (b. 10 September 1808), bap. 21 May, by ditto.

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1809 Mary, dau. of Edward & Elizabeth (Parry) Williams, bricklayer, Oswestry (b. 2 May), bap. 29 May, by ditto.
" Blanch, dau. of Thomas & Sarah (Ireland) Hilditch, draper, Oswestry (b. 26 April), bap. 25 June, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas & Mary (Lloyd) Richards, stone mason, Oswestry (b. 1 August), bap. 3 August, by ditto.
" James, s. of James & Catherine (Jones) Anderson, gardener at Porkington, Oswestry (b. 2 August), bap. 10 August, by ditto.
" [-] Sadler, by [-], his wife, Oswestry (b. 12 Aug.).
" John, s. of John & Jane (Lawrence) Sides, farmer, Woolston, p. West Felton (b. 25 June), bap. 5 October, by ditto.
" James, s. of James & Elizabeth (Deakin) Ratcliff, farmer, township and p. Llanyblodwel (b. 7 September), bap. 11 October, by ditto.
" Margaret, dau. of Thomas & Ann (Marshall) Minshall, shopkeeper, Oswestry (b. 24 September), bap. 11 October, by ditto.
" Sarah, dau. of Edward & Jane (Arthur) Rogers, collier, township Llanforda, p. Oswestry (b. 28 September), bap. 16 October, by ditto.
" Hannah, dau. of John & Elizabeth (Phillips) Whitridge, minister of the Gospel, Oswestry (b. 20 September), bap. 19 November, by Jenkin Lewis, minister of the Gospel.
1810 Elizabeth, dau. of David & Elizabeth (Thomas) Jameson, formerly bookseller, Oswestry (b. 30 December 1809), bap. 3 January, by John Whitridge.
" Thomas, s. of Nathaniel & Sarah (Roberts) Minshall, writer and bookseller, Oswestry (b. 18 November 1809), bap. 7 January, by ditto.
" Nathaniel, s. of John & Ann (Woolham, and afterwards Anne Brookfield) Minshall, farmer, Preeshenlle, p. Whittington (b. 7 December 1809), bap. 9 January, by ditto.

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1810 Thomas, s. of John & Mary (Jones) Prynalt, writer, Oswestry (b. 16 February), bap. 28 February, by ditto.
" Margaret, dau. of Robert & Mary Humphreys, labourer, Maesbury Marsh, p. Oswestry (b. 28 February), bap. 8 March, by ditto.
" Martha Grace, dau. of Thomas & Hannah (Bickerton) Evans, grocer, of Hop Market, city of Worcester (b. 1 September - ), bap. 9 March, by ditto.
" Richard, s. of David & Eleanor (Davies) Ellis, Morda, p. Oswestry (b. 10 March), bap. 2 April, by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Margaret (Hughes, and afterwards M. Mills) Evans, mercer and grocer, Oswestry (b. 15 March), bap. 12 April, by ditto.
" William, s. of Edward & Eleanor Parry, labourer, Morda, p. Oswestry (b. - ), bap. 25 June, by ditto.
" John, s. of William & Mary (Wynne) Hughes, shoe-maker, Oswestry (b. 19 June), bap. 28 June, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of John & Elizabeth Wilson, Morda, p. Oswestry (b. 21 February), bap. 4 June, by ditto.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Evan & Margaret (Stafford) Jones, miller, Maesbury, p. Oswestry (b. 24 June), bap. 6 July, by ditto.
" William, s. of Edward & Charlotte (Hill) Vaughan, joiner, Oswestry (b. 22 June), bap. 13 August, by ditto.
" Ann, dau. of John & Mary (Broughall) Warren, calico printer, Oswestry (b. 4 June), bap. 14 August, by ditto.
" Luke, s. of Samuel & Elizabeth (Parry) Minshall, schoolmaster, Oswestry (b. 16 August), bap. 27 August, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Edward & Mary (Edwards) Hughes, wheelwright, Oswestry (b. - ), bap. 5 September, by ditto.
" Frances, dau. of James & Catherine (Jones) Anderson, gardener at Porkington, Oswestry (b. 12 December), bap. 24 December, by ditto.

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1811 Anne, dau. of William & Ann (Jones) Woollam, farmer, Rhos y Gadfa, p. Whittington (b. 17 December), bap. 4 January, by ditto.
" Thomas, s. of William & Margaret (Griffiths) Powell, shopkeeper, Oswestry (b. 16 December), bap. - , by ditto.
" Jane, dau. of David & Mary (Wynne) Thomas, mercer, Oswestry (b. 8 October), bap. - , by ditto.
" Philip Henry, s. of Thomas & Sarah (Ireland) Hilditch, draper, Oswestry (b. 20 November), bap. 24 December, by ditto.
" Joseph, s. of Samuel & Susanna (Tegg) Tovey, block cutter, Morda, p, Oswestry (b. 1 January), bap. 4 February, by ditto.
" Mary, dau. of Richard & Margaret (Holt) Probert, engraver, Morda, p. Oswestry (b. 23 November 1810), bap. 4 February, by ditto.

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