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The Register
of
Swan Hill Chapel,
Shrewsbury.
1767-1812.

Shrewsbury
Swan Hill Chapel Register.

CONGREGATION AND BUILDINGS.

In 1767, a secession of members took place from the congregation in High Street, consequent upon the seceders' disapproval, on doctrinal and other grounds, of the appointment of the Rev. Benjamin Stapp to the ministry of the old chapel. The seceders "thought it their duty to separate from their brethren, and to provide another place of worship and minister till Providence should open a way for their reunion." This secession became the present Independent or Congregational Church, of Swan Hill. The members who thus withdrew retired to a large malthouse, nearly opposite to Allat's School. Here they met for worship on 12th Oct. 1776, the Rev. Job Orton being present, and Robert Gentleman, then a student at Daventry Academy, being preacher. No prospect of reunion appearing, a piece of ground was bought on Swan Hill, and on 13th April 1767, the foundation stone of "the New Chapel," was laid. and on 10th September following it was opened for divine service, there being present " nine ministers beside Mr. Gentleman and about six hundred people." On the front of the building was engraved this inscription:-

" This building was erected
in the year 1767
For the public worship of God,
And in defence of the right of majorities
in Protestant Dissenting Congregations
To choose their own ministers."

In 1868 the chapel was enlarged and partly rebuilt; the original walls. being a yard thick, were allowed to remain and to form a portion of the present structure. The cost of these alterations. some 2,000, had all been paid at the time of opening. In 1880 schoolrooms were erected to supersede the old rooms, which were built soon after the Sunday School was established in 1799.

In the vestry are valuable oil paintings of the Revs. John Bryan, Francis Tallents, MA.. Job Orton. and James Owen. all ministers of the High Street congregation (q.v.). Richard Heath. minister of St. Alkmond's Church, Shrewsbury, and Samuel Lucas.

MINISTERS.

ROBERT GENTLEMAN, 1767-1779. b. 1746, probably at Whitchurch (q.v.), or possibly at Shrewsbury; ed. Daventry Academy, 1763- , by Rev. Caleb Ashworth, D.D.; ord. 6 April 1768; min. Shrewsbury, Swan Hill, 1767-1779; Caermarthen, Lammas Street Chapel. 1779-1784, and principal, Presbyterian College, 1779-1784; Kidderminster, 1784-1795; m. and had issue. d. July 1795; bur. 12 July. in St. Mary's Church Yard, Kidderminster.

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SAMUEL LUCAS, 1779-1797. ed. Homerton Academy; min. Walsall; Shrewsbury. 1779-1797, without charge when paralysed. 1797- 1799. d. 29 January, 1799; bur. Swan Hill Graveyard.

THOMAS WEAVER, 1798-1852, ed. Hoxton Academy; ord. 4 July 1799; min. Shrewsbury. 1798-1852. d. 13 February, 1852; bur. Swan Hill Graveyard.

WILLIAM THORP. co-pastor, 1844-1852. sole charge 1852-1864; ed. Birmingham, Spring Hill Coll.; ord. 23 September 1845; min. Shrewsbury, 1844-1864; resigned from ill-health.

GEORGE KETTLE. 1865-1888. ed. Hackney Coll.; min. Burton-on-Trent; Shrewsbury. 1865-1888. d. 27 December. 18M.

WILLIAM EMLYN JENKINS, 1890-1897, ed. Bangor Coll.; min. Bagillt and Greenfields (Flint), Shrewsbury, January 1890-3 January 1897. High Barnet 1897-

EDWARD WILLIAM LEWIS, B.A., 1898-; ed. The Owens Coll.. Manchester; B.A. (Load.); Shrewsbury, 1898-

The Register.

A vellum bound volume, 91- inches tall, 72 inches broad. In the General Register Office, Somerset House, W.C., being No. 37, Shropshire Non-Parochial Registers.

A | Register | of the Baptisms | of the | Children | belonging to the Congregation of | Protestant Dissenters | assembling at the | New-Chapel, on Swan-hill | Shrewsbury | (and others) | from April 12th, 1767.

Letter C signifies being publickly baptized in the Chapel.

1767 - Bickerton, Leaton. 12 April by Rev. Mr. Griffith.
" Joseph, s. of Joseph & Sarah Davies, High Street. 9 August by Rev. Mr. Griffith.
" Joseph, s. of Randle & - Cook, Hurst, near Westbury. 28 December by Rev. Mr. Harrop.
1768 Richard, s. of Richard & - Heath, Butcher's Row. 10 January by Rev. Mr. Lewelyn.
" John, s. of John & - Williams, High Street. 14 February. Rev. Mr. Lewis.
" John, s. of Charles & Mary Williams, Cottage Hill. 11 April. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Ann, dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth Hughes, High Street. 1 June. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" c Robert, s. of Robert & Frances Gentleman, Salop. 2 June. Rev. Mr. Morgan.
" Elizabeth, dau. of James & Martha Packer, Milk Street. 4 June. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Jane, dau. of Robert & Elizabeth Grace, Corn Market. 5 July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Daniel, s. of William & Jane Webb, Shop Latch. 7 July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1769 Thomas, s. of John & - Williams, High Street. 4 May. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.

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1769 William, s. of Randle & - Cook, Hurst, near Westbury. 29 May. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John & - Purcell, Gullet Street. 11 August. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of George & - Lewelyn, New Fish Street. - August. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" c Ann, dau. of Joshua & Lydia Eddowes, Corn Market. 17 September. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
(A. Eddowes married 13 February 1798, to Watkin Watkins, esq. of Shotten.)
" Mary, dau. of Robert & Frances Gentleman, Cleremont, Salop. 5 August by Rev. Mr. Morgan.
" William, s. of Richard & - Hill, Barker Street. 3 September by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Thomas, s. of John & - Collins, Abbey Foregate. 3 November by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of William & - Roberts, Castle Foregate. 27 November by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1770 Priscilla, dau. of James & - Hill, Bicton Heath. 6 January by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Mary, dau. of Charles & Mary Williams, Cross Hill. 15 April by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Margaret, dau. of Edward & - Collins, Lee Stalls. 9 May by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Samuel, s. of James & Sarah Bassett, Mardol. 13 July by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Jannet, dau. of Peter & - Grant (soldier), Col. Hill's Regiment. 13 August by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph & - Crump, Mardol. 24 August by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of John & - Smiley (soldier), Col. Hill's Regiment. 25 September by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Hughes, High Street. 3 October by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Samuel, s. of Samuel & Priscilla Urwick, Shelton. 16 October by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1771 Elinor, dau. of John & - Collins, Abbey Foregate. 4 February by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.

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1771 Charlotte, dau. of Joseph & - Bickerton, Mardol. 4 April by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" James, s. of James & - Hill, Bicton Heath. 21 April by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Walter, s. of Robert & Frances Gentleman, Clermont. 25 April by Rev. Mr. Morgan.
" Ann, dau. of Charles & Mary Williams, Cottage Hill. 6 May. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Joshua, s. of Randle & - Cook, Hurst, near Westbury. 3 May. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Sarah, dau. of Sarah Davis, High Street. 23 July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of Joseph & Crump, Mardol. 2 August. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Robert, s. of John & Mary Tovey, Frankwell. 31 October. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of Richard & - Dannerley, Bitton Heath. 11 November. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1772 Jane, dau. of Andrew & - Caird, Mardol. (Jane Caird died 3 September 1795.) 6 February. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of Benjamin & Mary Jones, Bicton Heath. 10 March. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of James & Sarah Basset, Mardol. 28 March. Rev. Mr. Gentlemen.
" Martha, dau. of William & Martha Stott, Frankwell. 3 March. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Sarah, dau. of William & Sarah Basset, Mardol. 24 June. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Joseph, s. of Joseph & - Crump, Mardol. 22 October. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of - Wheeler, Barker Street. 22 October. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1773 Richard, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Williams, High Pavement. (Richard Williams, died 5 April 1815.) 1 January. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Jemima, dau. of - Peploe, Mardol. 11 April. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Joseph, s. of Samuel & Priscilla Urwick, Shelton. 26 May. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.

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1773 Mary, dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Blower, Kiln Lane. 30 May. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Zacharias, s. of Thomas & - Wood, Pride Hill. 3 June. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Charles, s. of Charles & Mary Williams, Cottage Hill. 28 July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" James, s. of Samuel & - Bassett, Mardol. (James Bassett died 24 August 1776.) 29 July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Mary, dau. of Joseph & Sarah Davis, High Street. 25 September. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Ann, dau. of John & - Heath, Mardol. 8 December. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of Joseph & Mary Chilton, Ox Lane. 12 December. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1774 John Flint, s. of Abraham & - Glasgow, Salop. 9 February. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Thomas, s. of Robert & - Mansell, Edgerley. June. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Sarah, dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Blower, Kiln Lane. 2 June. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Frances, dau. of Robert & Frances Gentleman; Clermont. 30 September by Rev. Mr. Fownes.
" John, s. of John & Elinor Blower, Wyle Cop. 3 October by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Dorothy, dau. of Enoch & - Wild, Orphan Hospital. 9 October by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1775 Ann, dau. of Samuel & Sarah Steel, Castle Street. 22 February by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Richard & - Dannerley, Bicton Heath. 22 February by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Edward, s. of Edward & - Gittins, Rosshall Down. 13 March by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Sarah, dau. of James & Sarah Bassett, Salop. 6 July by Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Sarah, dau. of John & - Heath, Mardol. - June by Mr. Evans.
" c William, s. of William & Martha Stott, Salop. 30 July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.

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1775 Joseph, s. of Joseph & Mary Chilton, Ox Lane. 6 September. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1776 Rebecca, dau. of John & Elinor Blower, Wyle Cop. 2 May. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Mary, dau. of Edward & - Gittins, Isle Park. 7 June. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" c Mary, dau. of John & - Heath, Mardol. 21 July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" c Thomas Hatton, s. of Robert & Frances Gentleman, Knucking Street. 21 July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Samuel, s. of Samuel & Sarah Steel, Castle Street. 24 September. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" William, s. of James & Sarah Basset, Wyle Cop. 29 September. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Joseph, s. of Joseph & - Crump, Mardol. 24 November. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" John, s. of John & Mary Tipton, Frankwell. 2 December. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1777 Richard, s. - Stevens, Mardol. 3 February. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Charles. s. of - Thomson, Frankwell. 23 March. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" William, s. of Edward & - Gittins, Isle Park. 30 April. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas & - Payne, Bicton Heath. 5 May. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Ann, dau. of Joseph & Mary Chilton, Ox Lane. July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Lydia, dau. of John & - Heath, Mardol. October. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
1778 John, s. of Edward & - Gittins, Isle Park. 20 March. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.
" Mary, dau. of James & Sarah Bassett, Clermont. 30 July. Rev. Mr. Gentleman.

N.B.- Ann Maddocks & Mary Maddocks (adults) of the Black Birches, were baptised by the Rev. Mr. Gentleman, on the 7th May 1771.

N.B.- The above List is copied from a Transcript of the Rev. Mr. Gentleman's Register, who left Shrewsbury in the year 1779.

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Here begins a list of the Names of Children baptized, belonging to the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembling on Swan Hill, Shrewsbury (and others), from the Time of the Rev. Samuel Lucas's Settlement Among them as their Pastor in July, 1779. Psalm cii., 28.

1779 Mary, dau, of Edward & Mary Williams, Oswestry. 16 September.
" Samuel, s. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Blower, Kiln Lane. (d. 16 November 1779.) 22 September.
" Robert, s. of William & Martha Stott, Mardol. 15 November.
" Sarah, dau. of Joseph & Sarah Lawrence, Walsall (Staffs.) 13 December.
" Benjamin, s. of Joseph & Ann Cooper, Walsall (Staffs.) 13 December.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Cradock, Walsall (Staffs.) 13 December.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Edward & Mary Gittins, Isle Park. 30 December.
1780 James, s. of James & Sarah Bassett, Clermont. 18 January.
" Elinor, dau. of John & Elinor Blower, Hanwood. 15 March.
" Sarah, dau. of William & Elinor Urwick, High Pavemt 13 April.
" John, s. of William & Martha Thomas, Barker Street. 16 April.
" John, s. of Timothy & Ann Gittins, Bicton Heath. 14 May. Rev. Edward Williams.
" William, s. of John & Sarah Cole, Wolverhampton (b. 7 April 1780.) 17 May. Samuel Lucas.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas & Mary Cooke, Mardol (d. 2 August 1785.) 8 September.
" Jonathan, s. of John & Rebecca Prichard, Wyle Cop. 6 December.
" Mary, dau. of Samuel & Sarah Stcel, Castle Street. 7 December.
1781 Benjamin, s. of Benjamin & Eliza Blower, Kiln Lane (received into Communion 13 May 1798.) 22 January.

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1781 Margaret, dau. of Joseph & Mary Chilton, Pride Hill. 30 January.
" Marianne, dau. of Joan & Elinor Turnbull, Smethcot. 7 March.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John & Sarah Walker, Kiln Lane. 8 March.
" Mary, dau. of John & Elinor Blower, Hanwood. 3 May.
" Sarah, dau. of Joseph & Abigail Ireland, Castle Street. 21 June.
" Joseph, s. & Hannah, dau. of Edward & Mary Gittins, Isle Park. 21 June.
" Mary, dau. of William & Martha Harris, Castle Gates. 22 June.
" Sarah, dau. of John & Elizabeth Mansell, Pully Common. 22 July.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Hannah Gittins, Briton Heath. 29 July.
" Elinor, dau. of William & Elinor Urwick, Pride Hill. 12 August.
" John, s. of Patrick & Elizabeth O'Donnelly, soldier in 26th Regiment, Salop. 9 September.
" John, s. of William & Martha Stott, Mardol. 14 October.
1782 Edward, s. of Timothy & Ann Gittins, Berwick. 3 February.
" Mary, dau. of John & Mary Hawley, Westbury. 4 February.
" Mary Lucas, dau. of George & Elizabeth Payne, 80 Newgate Street, London (d. 14 January 1787.) 11 April.
" Mary, dau. of Joshua & Sarah Elizabeth Vardy, St. Edmund Bury, Suffolk. 24 April.
" Ann, dau. of Joseph & Margaret Jay, Hadnall. 20 May.
" Thomas, s. of James & Sarah Bassett, Barker Street. 2 August.
" John, s. of John & Sarah Walker, Kiln Lane. 6 September.
" Thomas, s. of Edward & Mary Gittins, Isle Park. 29 October.

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1782 Sarah, dau. of Samuel & Sarah Steel, Castle Street. 6 November.
" Theophilus, s. of John & Elinor Blower, Hanwood. 14 November.
" Brackley, s. of John & Rebeca Prichard, Wyle Cop. 14 November.
" Mary, dau. of William & Martha Thomas, Barker Street. 28 November.
" James, s. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Blower, Kiln Lane. 16 December.
1783 Harriet, dau. of John & Margaret Brown, High Street. 26 January.
" Adam, s. of Martha Stott, w., Mardol. 21 February.
" John, s. of William & Martha Harris, Castle Gates. 18 May.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Cooke, Mardol (b. 16 May.) 9 December.
" Maria, dau. of John & Elizabeth Mansell, Pully Common. 9 November.
" Eliza, dau. of Richard & Elizabeth Williams, Lee Stalls, Salop. 13 November.
" Richard, s. of Edward & Mary Gittins, Isle Park. 30 December.
1784 Ann, dau. of John & Mary Tipton, Frankwell. 2 April.
" Timothy, s. of Thomas & Hannah Gittins, Bicton Heath. 25 April.
" Joseph, s. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Blower, Kiln Lane. 6 May.
" Samuel, s. of Joseph & Jane Chilton, Pride Hill. 13 June.
" Lydia, dau. of William & Elinor Urwick, High Pavement. 20 June.
" Jane, dau. of John & Sarah Walker, Kiln Lane (d. 13 March 1798.) 24 August.
" Daniel, s. of Andrew & Mary Dickson, Castle Foregate. 17 October.
1785 Thomas, s. of Samuel & Sarah Steel, Castle Street. 10 March.
" John, s. of John & Margaret Browne, High Street. 20 March.

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1785 Mary, dau., & Martha, dau., twins, of Joshua & Sarah Elizabeth Vardy (b. 28 October 1783), St. Edmund Bury, Suffolk. 17 April.
" Edward, s. of John & Mary Tipton, Frankwell. 9 May.
" Philip, s. of Edward & Mary Gittins, Isle Park. 12 May.
" Benjamin, s. of Samuel & Jane Minton, Forton. 17 July.
" William. s. of Thomas & Susan Thomas, Barker Street. 24 July.
1786 Ann, dau. of William & Martha Thomas, Barker Street. 29 January.
" c Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Blower, Kiln Lane. 4 June.
" c Sarah, dau. of John & Elinor Blower, Hanwood. 4 June.
" Hannah, dau. of Thomas & Hannah Gittins, Frankwell. 22 June.
" Sarah, dau. of John & Mary Tipton, Frankwell. 12 July.
" Janet, dau. of Peter & Dorothy Robertson, soldier 55th Regiment, Salop. 3 August.
" Mary, dau. of John & Elizabeth Mansell, Pully Common. 15 October.
" Charles, s. of Thomas & Susan Thomas (d. 17 November 1788), Barker Street. 24 December.
1787 Ruth, dau. of Samuel & Sarah Steel (d. 17 November 1788), Castle Street. 17 May.
" c Mary, dau. of Thomas & Mary Newnham, (d. 25 December 1792), Frankwell. 10 June.
" Mary, dau. of John & Ann Luther, Kiln Lane. 14 November.
1788 c Sarah, dau. of John & Sarah Walker (d. March 1788), Kiln Lane 13 June.
" Andrew, s. of William & Hannah Neal, soldier 34th Regiment. to February.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Robert & Rosannah Birmingham, soldier 34th Regiment. 10 February.
" Jane, dau. of Edward & Mary Harrison, soldier 34th Regiment. 18 May.

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1788 Samuel, s. of Samuel & Elinor Mansell, Mardol. i818ay.
" Richard, s. of William & Martha Harris, Castle Gates. 15 June.
" c Elizabeth, dau. of William & Elizabeth Eddowes, Swan Hill. 6 July.
" Samuel, s. of Joseph & Sarah Elizabeth Vardy, (d. 18 November 1788), St. Edmund Bury, Suffolk. 5 October.
" Richard, s. of John & Mary Tipton, Frankwell. 8 October by Joseph Fownes.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John & Elizabeth Mansell, Pully Common. 12 October.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas & Mary Newnham (d. 14 February 1791), Frankwell. 17 October.
" Isiah & Samuel, twin sons of Edward & Mary Gittins, Isle Park. 21 October.
1789 Thomas, s. of John & Ann Luther (d. 2 October 1791), Kiln Lane. 4 March.
" Joseph, s. of Thomas & Hannah Gittins, Frankwell. 12 April.
" c Lydia, dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Blower, Kiln Lane. 17 May.
" c Ann, dau. of John & Elinor Blower (d. November 1790 Hanwood. 17 May.
" c Sarah, dau. of John & Sarah Walker, Kiln Lane. 17 May.
" c Ruth, dau. of Samuel & Sarah Steel, Castle Street. 12 July.
" c Benjamin, s. of David & Mary Jones. Ketley. 12 July. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Susan Thomas, Barker Street. 26 July.
" William, s. of William & Elizabeth Eddowes, Swan Hill. 16 August.
" William, s. of William & Sarah Browne, Wrexham. 22 September.
" William, s. of Evan & Elizabeth Owen, Dog Lane. 1 April.
" John, s. of John & Elizabeth Mansell, Pully Common. 13 June.

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1790 William, s. of Samuel & Elinor Mansell, Barker Street. 5 November.
1791 James, s. of Edward & Mary Gittins, Isle Park. 16 May.
" Mary, dau. of John & Martha Ratcliff, Cruckton. 16 May.
" Jane & Mary, twin daus. of John & Jane Simpson (Mary d. 26 October 1792), Hill's Lane. 2 June.
" c Margaret, dau. of Samuel & Sarah Steel, Castle Street. 10 July.
" c John, s. of Thomas & Susan Thomas, Barker Street. 10 July.
" Sarah, dau. of John & Ann Luther, Kiln Lane. 30 September.
" c Margaret, dau. of William & Mary Cooper, Castle Street. 9 October.
1792 c William, s. of William & Elinor Urwick, High Pavement. 29 January.
" Mary, dau. of John & Mary Tipton, Frankwell. 10 February.
" Thomas, s. of Matthew & Janet Davidson (d. 14 December 1793), Montford. 16 March.
" c Lydia, dau. of William & Elizabeth Eddowcs, Swan Hill. 1 April.
" Elizabeth Barber, dau. of Samuel Charles & Elizabeth Wilks, Newington, Surrey. 18 April.
1793 c Sarah, dau. of William & Mary Cooper, Castle Street. 24 March.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John & Martha Ratcliff, Cruckton. 28 March.
" John, s. of Thomas & Mary Cooke, Mardol (b. 22 December 1787; d. 30 May 1794), Mardol. 9 July.
" Sarah, dau. of Thomas & Mary Cooke (b. 29 September 1791), Mardol. 9 July.
" Martha, dau. of Thomas & Mary Cooke (b. 28 February 1793), Mardol. 9 July.
" William, s. of Philip & Mary Roberts, Frankwell. 21 July.

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1793 Thomas, s. of Edward & Elizabeth Gough, Wem. 12 August.
" William, s. of William & Margaret Tomlinson, Castle Fore Gate. 18 Aug.
" Mary, dau. of Henry & Alice Bassett, Mardol. 30 August.
" c Henry, s. of Samuel & Sarah Steel, Castle Street. 8 September.
" Marianne, dau. of John & Jane Simpson, Milk Street. 9 October.
" Sarah, dau. of William & Sarah Burd, High Street. 5 December.
" Lydia, dau. of Thomas & Susan Thomas, Barker Street. 15 Dec.
" William, s. of John & Mary Tipton, Frankwell. 19 December.
1794 Thomas, s. of Matthew & Janet Davidson. Barker Street. 2 February.
" Mary, dau. of William & Elizabeth (dec.) Eddowes, Swan Hill. 4 April.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John & Elizabeth Williams, Dog Lane. 26 October.
1795 John, s. of William & Mary Cooper, Castle Street. 18 January.
" Ann, dau. of John & Anne Luther, Kiln Lane. 25 February.
1796 William, s. of William & Mary Cooper, Castle Street. 10 April.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William & Ann Cole, Wyle Cop. 18 May.
" John, s. of Joseph & Sarah Cooke, Coleham. 25 August.
" Ann, dau. of Rowland & Ann Parry, Frankwell. 16 October.
" Mary, dau. of David & Catherine Miller, sergeant 90th Regiment, Salop. 30 October.
" Mary, dau. of Eleazer & Ann Wilson, St. Mary's Church, Salop. 13 November.

Samuel Lucas resigned the pastoral office, May 25, 1797, by letter addressed to the Deacons, Mr. Heath & Mr. Parry.

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1797 John, s. of William & Mary Cooper, Castle Street. 21 August, 1797. Rev. Jno. Whitridge.
1798 Sarah, dau. of William & Sarah Eddowes, Swan Hill. 3 January. Rev. Samuel Lucas.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Sarah Davis, St. John's Hill. 15 July. Rev. T. Harris.
" Thomas, s. of William & Ann Cole, Wyle Cop. October 1798. Rev. J. Hughes.

Here begins a list of the Names of Children baptized belonging to the Congregation of the Protestant Dissenters assembling on Swan Hill, Shrewsbury (and others) from the time of the Rev. Thomas Weaver's being ordained over them as their Pastor, July 4th, 1799.

1799 John, s. of William & Sarah Eddowes (b. 2 March), Swan Hill. 4 July. Rev. Mr. Francis.
" Mary, dau. of Edward Gittins, widr., Isle Park, (b. 15 April; d. 6 June 1813). 25 July.
" c Samuel, s. of William & Mary Richards, Cross hill. 25 August.
" Joseph, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Cooke (b. 28 September), Lower Aston. 17 October.
" Ann, dau. of Joseph & Sarah Cooke (d. May 1800), Castle Foregate. 4 November.
" c Mary, dau. of Joseph & B. Maria Wilson (b. 27 October), Swan Hill. 8 December.
1800 c Margaret, dau. of William & Mary Cooper, Castle Street. 30 March.
" c Charles, s. of John & Faith Napper, St. Alkmond's Square. 30 March.
" Mary Ann, dau. of John & Mary Wilson (b. 20 February), Dog Lane. 3 April.
" c Mary, dau. of Richard & Ann Evans (b. 24 January), Wyle Cop. 27 April.
" Jonathan, s. of Thomas & Mary Cooke, Mardol. - June.
" c Sarah, dau. of Richard & Sarah Williams (b. 11 June), Lee Stalls. 24 August.
" c [-], Humphrey & Elizabeth Ellis (b. 20 April). High Causey. 14 September.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William & Barby Clark, soldier 6th Regiment Dragoons. 21 December.

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1801 Mary, dau. of Arthur & Mary Quintrel, sergeant 6th Regiment Dragoons. 18 January.
" Anna, dau. of Evan & Margaret Guilliams, Frankwell. 2 March.
" John, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Cooke (b. 26 April), Lower Aston. 6 May.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William & Ann Cooke (b. 12 March 1798), Lower Aston 7 May.
" Randle, s. of William & Ann Cooke (b. 18 March 1801), Lower Aston. 7 May.
" Mary [omitted], dau. of Thomas & Catharine Jones (b. 10 October 1800), High Street. 12 October 1800 by Rev. Jenkin Lewis.
" Mary, dau. of George Osmond & Ann Quick (b. 21 April), Mardol. 14 June.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas & Mary Weaver (b. 15 June), Dog Lane. 1 July by Rev. Alex Steill.
" Owen, s. of Abraham & Martha Owen (b. 8 June), High Street. 5 July.
" Margaret, dau. of John & Elizabeth Meredith (b. 25 June), Barker Street. 7 July.
" Susannah, dau. of John & Mary Wilson (b. 7 July), Dog Lane. 26 July.
" Robert Tabor, s. of Joseph & Mary Davies (b. 18 May; d. 21 March 1802), High Street. 20 August.
" c Richard, s. of Richard & Sarah Williams (b. 14. July), Lee Stalls. - September.
" c Jane Cecilia, dau. of Joseph & B. Maria Wilson (b. 19 August), Frankwell. 18 October.
" c Elizabeth, dau. of Richard & Ann Evans (b. 28 August), Kiln Lane. 18 October.
" c Margaret, dau. of William & Jean Forest (b. 27 June), Shiffnal. 18 October.
1802 c Margaret, dau. of William & Mary Richards, Frankwell. 16 May.
" c John, s. of Enoch & Jane Evans, (b. 3 May), St. John's Hill. 30 May.
" c George, s. of William & Mary Cooper (b. 28 May), Castle Street. 27 June.

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1802 John, s. of John & Jane Howard (b. 27 May), Battle Field. 27 June.
" Joshua, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Cooke (b. 14 May), Lower Aston. 29 June.
" Sarah, dau. of Alexander & Mary Steel (b. 31 March), Kidderminster. 18 August.
" c Andrew, s. of Joseph & Sarah Cooke (b. 17 July), Friar's Lane. 22 August.
" David, s. of Evan & Frances Pugh (b. 24 September) Castle Gates. 6 October.
" Timothy, s. of Richard & Mary Griffiths, Longden-byPontsbury. 19 October by Rev. Richard Everall.
" c Mary, dau. of William & Jane Forrest (b. 16 September), Shiffnal. 7 November.
1803 George, s. of George Ormond & Ann Quick (b. 21 October 1802 ), Mardol. 13 January.
" Mary Ann, dau. of William & Elizabeth Gittens (d. 27 Feb.), Corn Market. 19 February.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Brackley & Mary Pritchard (b. 25 March), Kiln Lane. 27 February.
" Benjamin, s. of Richard & - Everall, Castle Gates. 10 March.
" c Miriam, dau. of Rowland & Ann Parry (b. 22 November 1802), Castle Foregate. 27 March.
" Elinor, dau. of David & Barbara Jones (b. 2 May), Frankwell. 24 May.
" c Eliza, dau. of Richard & Sarah Williams (b. 30 January), Lee Stalls. 29 May.
" [-], William & Mary Cooper, Castle Street. 14 August by Rev. J. Whitridge.
" William, s. of William & Ann Cole (b. 11 March), Wyle Cop. 28 August.
" Hannah, dau. of John Luther, widr. (b. - May), Kiln Lane. 18 September.
" Ann, dau. of Richard & Ann Evans (b. 9 August), High Street. 18 September.
" Thomas, s. of John & Elizabeth Meredith (b. - July), Barker Street. 18 September.
" Mary Tabor, dau. of Joseph & Mary Davies (b. 29 May), High Street. 28 September.

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1803 Catherine, dau. of John & Elizabeth Whitridge (b. 2 September), Oswestry. 7 October.
" Mary, dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth Cooke (b. 9 September), Lower Aston. 26 December.
1804 Joseph, s. of Richard & Sarah Williams (b. 29 January), Lee Stalls. 9 February.
" John, s. of Thomas & Margaret Jones (b. 8 January). Frankwell. 14 February.
" Catherine, dau. of William & Sarah Eddowes (b. December 1803), Swan Hill. 20 February.
" Enoch, s. of James & Ann Beates, (b. 21 February), Frankwell. 2 March.
" Jane, dau. of William & Jane Forest (b. 7 March), Shifnall. 24 April.
" Thomas, s. of George Osmond & Ann Quick (b. 16 February), Mardol. 10 May.
" c Jane, dau. of Samuel & Hannah Hollis (b. 23 December 1803), Cottage, Salop. 6 May.
" c William, s. of John & Ann Jones, (b. 16 April), Frankwell. 6 May.
" c Lucy, dau. of Joseph & Beata Maria Wilson, Frankwell. 3 June.
" Elinor, dau. of Richard & Elinor Jones (b. 23 February), Frankwell. 7 June.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas &Catherine Jones (b. 26 August; d. December 1804), High Street. 3 September.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Newman, - (b. 16 September), London. 7 October.
" Frederick, s. of Josiah & Mary Roberts (b. 13 September), Gould Square, London. 9 October.
" Charles, s. of Joseph & Sarah Cooke (b. 22 July), Friar's Lane, Salop. 22 November.
" Margaret, dau. of William & Jane Davis (b. 7 May 1797), Kingsland. 27 November.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William & Jane Davis (b. 23 August 1799), Kingsland. 27 November.
" John, s. of William & Jane Davis (b. 31 May 1802), Kingsland. 27 November.
" Ann, dau. of William & Jane Davis (b. 2 November 1804), Kingsland. 27 November.

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1805 Samuel Lucas, s. of Jeffery & Elizabeth Lewin (b. 28 November 1804), Swan Hill. 9 January.
" Mary Ann, dau. of Abraham & Martha Owen (b. 3 Feb.; d. 23 Feb.), High Street. 17 February.
" Mary, dau. of Richard & Sarah Williams (b. 27 February), Lee Stalls. 8 March.
" Richard Woodall, s. of Richard & Ann Evans (b. 23 January), Kiln Lane. 24 March. Rev. Peter Edwards.
" c Elizabeth Jane, dau. of William & Elizabeth Slater (b. 13 February), corporal 23rd Regiment Dragoons. 28 April.
" Sarah, dau. of Joseph & Mary DaVis, High Street. 10 July.
" Edward, s. of Richard & Ann Evans (b. 18 June), Frankwell. 23 July.
" Thomas, s. of Joseph & Elizabeth Cooke, Lower Aston. 29 July.
" William, s. of George Osmond & Ann Quick (b. 7 April), Mardol. 15 August.
" Eliza, dau. of John & Mary Wilson (b. 24 September), Dog Lane. 28 October.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth Cooke, (b. 19 June), Frankwell. 25 December.
" Anna, dau. of Edward & Mary Gittins (b. 8 August), Isle Park. 30 December.
1806 c Jane, dau. of William & Mary Cooper, Castle Street. 5 January.
" Martha, dau. of John & Martha Woodall (b. 10 December 1805), Mardol. 15 January.
" c Elizabeth, dau. of William & Jane Turnbull (b. 11 March), Barker Street. 6 April.
" William, s. of William & Jane Forest (b. 30 December 1805), Shiffnall. 28 April.
" Henry, s. of George Osmond & Ann Quick (b. 25 March). - July.
" c Emma, dau. of Joseph & Beata Maria Wilson (b. 1 June), Frankwell. 20 July.
" John, s. of Benjamin & Arabella Blower, (b. 3 February), Pride Hill. 20 August.

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1806 Mary, dau. of Richard & Elinor Jones (b. 28 December 1805), Frankwell. 14 October.
" c Mary, dau. of Richard & Ann Evans (b. 26 September), Frankwell. - October.
1807 Sarah Meredith, dau. of Thomas & Ann Campion (b. 28 April 1806), Castle Foregate. 18 March.
" John, s. of Edward & Frances Pugh, Barker Street. 5 April.
" c Sarah, dau. of Joseph & Sarah Cooke (b. 20 May, I think June 20.) [This in faint blacklead.] Friar's Lane. 2 August.
" c William, s. of Richard & Ann Evans (b. 25 March), Kiln Lane. 2 August.
" c Sarah, dau. of Joseph & Sarah Hollis (b. 10 July), Coleham. 2 August.
" Benjamin, s. of Benjamin & Arabella Blower (b. 26 June), Pride Hill. 4 August
" John, s. of John & Martha Woodall (b. 25 June), Mardol. 18 August.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William & Elizabeth Gittins (b. 28 May), Corn Market. 27 August.
" c Edward, s. of Edward Gittins (b. 3 September), Mardol. 25 December.
" John, s. of Richard & Elinor Jones (b. 26 April), Frankwell. 30 December.
1808 Eliza, dau. of Joseph & Mary Davis (b. 24 June 1807), High Street. 5 January.
" Lydia, dau. of Jos. & Elizabeth Cooke (b. 4 July 1807), Lower Aston. 11 February.
" Mary, dau. of George & Jane Ryan (b. 15 November 1806), Allcocks. 11 February.
" Hannah, dau. of John & Mary Howard (b. 14 February 1808), Battlefield. - March by Rev. J. Lewis.
" James Osmond, s. of George Osmond & Ann Quick (b. 22 November 1807), Mardol. 31 March.
" John, s. of Jeffery & Elizabeth Lewin (b. 10 February), Swan Hill. 21 April.
" John, s. of Richard & Ann Evans (27 April), Frankwell. 16 May.

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1808 c Thomas, s. of William & Elizabeth Pidduck (b. April), Shop Latch. 17 June.
" c James Taylor, s. of Joseph & Maria B. [sic] Wilson, (b. 22 March), Frankwell. 12 June.
" Margaret Sophia, & Anna Maud, daus. of Edward & Margaret Dodd (b. 19 May), Coleham. - July by Rev. J. Harris.
" c Elinor, dau. of Edward & Elizabeth Williams (b. 17 April), High Causey. 28 August.
" c Joseph, s. of William & Jane Davies (b. 4 August), Coleham. 27 September.
" Joseph, s. of Thomas & Sarah Deaves (b. 12 August), Castle Forgate. 27 September.
" c Richard, s. of John & Mary Ford (b. 12 August), Mardol. 27 November.
" c Hannah, dau. of Richard & Sarah Williams (b. 6 December 1807), Lee Stalls. 27 November.
" c John, s. of John & Sarah Gittins (b. 9 September), Mardol. 27 November.
" c Elizabeth, dau. of James & Ann Beates (b. 27 June). 27 November.
" c Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph & Sarah Cooke (b. 18 October), Friar's Lane. 27 November.
1809 John, s. of Thomas & Rachel Poole (b. I March), Frankwell. 14 March.
" c Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin & Arabella Blower (b. 29 January), Pride Hill. 21 May.
" c Mary, dau. of John & Martha Woodall (b. 17 March), Lee Stalls. 21 May.
" c John, s. of William & Hannah Woodall (b. 5 January), Kiln Lane. 21 May.
" c Elizabeth, dau. of George & Eliza Harris, High Pavement. 21 May.
" c Richard, s. of Richard & Elinor Jones (b. 28 October 1808), Frankwell. 21 May.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth Cooke (21 April), Lower Aston. 19 June.
" c Anne, dau. of Robert & Anne Blunt (b. 24 May), Wyle Cop. 25 June.

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1809 John, s. of George Osmond & Ann Quick (b. 11 February), Pride Hill. 31 August.
" Sophia, dau. of Joseph & Sarah Rogers (b. 20 September), Mardol. 6 October.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Ann Jervise (b. 14 September), Roushill. 17 October.
" c Sarah, dau. of Thomas & Susanna Hay (b. 24 April), High Street. 12 November.
" c Jane, dau. of William & Ann Jones (b. 13 July), Wyle Cop. 12 November.
" c Anna, dau. of Edward & Elizabeth Williams (b. September), High Causey. 12 November.
" c John Symonds, s. of Richard & Sarah Williams (b. 26 May), Lee Stalls. 12 November.
1810 c William, s. of William & Elizabeth Pidduck, Shop Latch. 25 February.
" c Margaret, dau. of Morris & Mary Jones (b. 16 November 1809), Coleham. 25 February.
" Joseph, s. of Joseph & Mary Davies (b. 31 October 1809), High Street. 15 March.
" Samuel, s. of John & Jane Howard (b. 25 March), Battlefield. 22 April.
" John Ford, s. of John & Margaret Brown (b. 3 January), Swan Hill. 30 April.
" William, s. of William & Elizabeth Gittins (b. December 1809), High Street. 24 May.
" c Edward, s. of John & Sarah Gittins (b. 24 November 1809), Mardol. 17 June.
" c William, s. of Edward & Mary Gittins (b. 15 February), Walcott. 17 June.
" c Mary, dau. of Joseph & Sarah Cooke (b. 1s February), Friars Lane. 17 June.
" c Ann, dau. of Thomas & Martha Matthew (b. 31 October 1809), Coleham. 17 June.
" Isaac, s. of Robert & Sarah Maddocks (b. 16 May), Drayton. 22 July.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas & Ann Urwick (b. 17 July), Frankwell. 2 August.
" Alfred, s. of George Osmond & Ann Quick (b. 4 April), Pride Hill. 17 August.

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1810 Ann, dau. of Humphrey & Martha Tomlins (b. 17 October), Pully Common. 4 November.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Rachel Poole (b. 12 November), Frankwell. 14 December.
" c Esther, dau. of Richard & Sarah Williams (b. 15 July), Lee Stalls. 23 December.
" c John, s. of George & Eliza Harris (b. 20 April), High Pavement. 23 December.
" c Mary Ann, dau. of William & Mary Cooper (b. 22 August), Castle Street. 23 December.
" Benjamin, s. of Benjamin & Arabella Blower, Pride Hill. 13 December.
1811 John, son of John & Christiana Blower (b. 11 March 1810), Hanwood. 17 January.
" Mary Ann, dau. of Thomas & Mary Ward (b. 8 October 1810), High Street. 29 April.
" William, s. of Rowland & Mary Williams (b. 17 May), Milk Street. 17 May.
" c John, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Woodhouse (b. 4 June 1810), Wyle Cop. 26 May.
" c Mary Ann, dau. of William & Hannah Woodhouse, (25 February), Kiln Lane. 26 May.
" c Mary Ann, dau. of William & Jane Davies, Coleham. 26 May.
" Hellen Bruce, dau. of John & Margaret Brown (b. 16 June 1810), Swan Hill. 24 June.
" c Mary, dau. of Robert & Anne Blunt (b. 12 July), Wyle Cop. 25 August.
" c Maria, dau. of Joseph & Beata Maria Wilson (b. 5 June), Frankwell. 25 August.
" c Sarah, dau. of Joseph & Ann Peate (b. 19 December 1810), Wyle Cop. 25 August.
" c Margaret, dau. of Thomas & Martha Matthews (b. 9 February), Coleham. 25 August.
" c Mary, dau. of George & Eliza Harris (b. 14 May), High Pavement. 20 October.
" c Ann, dau. of Morris & Mary Jones (b. 7 August), Coleham. 20 October.
" c George, s. of Thomas & Sarah Deaves (b. 17 May), Castle Foregate. 20 October.

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1811 c Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Roscow (b. 25 August), Castle Foregate, 20 October.
1812 John, s. of Joseph & Sarah Rogers (b. 24-25 January), Coleham. 4 February.
" c Eliza, dau. of Thomas & Mary Ward (b. 5 January), High Street. 8 March.
" c Mary Ann, dau. of John & Maria Blower (b. 30 November 1811 Swan Hill. 8 March.
" c Ann, dau. of John & Martha Woodall (b. 3 July 1811, Lee Stalls. 8 March.
" c Robert, s. of Joseph & Sarah Cooke (b. 16 July 1811), St. John's Hill. 8 March.
" Thomas, s. of Edward & Mary Gittins (b. 2 August 1811 Walcott. 15 May.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Ann Urwick (b. 3 April), Bictons Heath. 7 July.
" William, s. of William & Mary Lowry Aird (b. 31 March), Stokesfield. 30 August.
" Anna, dau. of Richard & Eleanor Jones (b. 22 May 1811), Frankwell. 31 August.
" Emma, dau. of John & Christianna Blower (b. 28 February 1811), Hanwood. 10 September.
" Ann, dau. of John & Christianna Blower (b. 21 March 1812), Hanwood. 10 September.
" c John, s. of Thomas & Martha Pidduck (b. 27 July), Castle Gates. 25 October.
" c Benjamin, s. of Benjamin & Arabella Blower (b. 2 August), Pride Hill. 29 November.
" c John, s. of William & Elizabeth Gittins (b. to May), High Street. 29 November.
" c Sarah, dau. of John & Sarah Gittins (b. 18 May), Mardol. 29 November.
" c Mary, dau. of Nathan & Margaret Farnworth (b. 23 April), Canal Buildings. 29 November.
" c Harriet, dau. of William & Mary Easthope (b. 22 February), Frankwell. 29 November.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Edward & Elizabeth Williams (b. 2 February), High Causey. 3 December.

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