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The register of
Smethcote.

The Registers
OF
Smethcote,
SHROPSHIRE.

Issued
THE PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY.
(XXVI.)

The Registers
OF
SHROPSHIRE.
1609-1812.

TRANSCRIBED BY
T.R. HORTON, ESQ.

CONTENTS. PAGE

THE REGISTER 1-88.
INDEX

LONDON:
PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR THE SHROPSHIRE, PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY,
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY,
1899.

Smethcote Registers.

SMETHCOTE is a parish in the diocese of Lichfield, and in the rural deanery and hundred of Condover; it lies 9 miles south-west from Shrewsbury, and 3 miles north of Church Stratton. The population in 1681 was 283, and the area is 2,705 acres.

The Parish Register Abstract, 1631, contains the following account of these Registers:- "Smethcote R. Nos. I. II. Bap. 1612-1812; Marr. 1612-1753. No. III. 1754-1812". The first volume, which extends from 1609 to 1767, is in bad condition. It was torn and faded, and has suffered much from damp and careless keeping in the past. It consists of 43 leaves of parchment, some few being loose sheets inserted, mostly 12 by 7 inches, but some few 22 by 6 inches. Some entries were illegible, but many have been restored, so that now nearly every entry can be made out. There was no cover, but the volume has recently been newly bound and lettered: "Smethcote Register 1609-1767". The Register was originally in 1612 intended to be divided into three portions, respectively headed:- De sepultis, De baptizatis, and De matrimonio conjunctis; but this intended arrangement did not continue long, for after the lapse of a few years entries were inserted wherever a blank space could be found, quite irrespective of date. The result is that the register is in a state of chaos. No attempt has been made to re-arrange the entries in chronological order, or else it would become almost impossible for the custodian of the register to find any special entry, so they are now printed in the exact order in which they occur in the volume. The earliest entries are in a good handwriting, and are in Latin, the entries in that language being retained, where they occur. From 1712 to 1745, C., M., and B., are inserted before the several entries. Many handwritings occur in this Register. The burials for 1612 are reprinted in fall; the remaining entries in an abbreviated form. Although there are three or four earlier beginning from the year 1609, the Register commences practically in 1612. The second volume, which contains baptisms and burials from 1747 to 1812, and marriages to 1753, has thirty-three leaves of parchment, bound in a cover, and is in good condition. From 1801 to 1812, baptisms and burials are recorded on separate pages, each page commencing a new year. The years are written in circles, often with very pretty devices etched round them. At the beginning of this register is an account of a trial in July 1749, concerning the right of advowson of Smethcote Rectory. At the end of the volume is a statement respecting the restoration of Smethcote church in 1850. Loosely inserted inside this register are four parchment leaves, sewn together, containing entries from 1759-1777, when the Register was neglected by the Rev. David Rice. These were collected from family Bibles and other sources, by the Rev. W.C. Curtis, curate, in 1792, and beautifully written out by him, at the request of the Bishop. The number of private baptisms that occur in the eighteenth century is astonishing. The third volume contains marriages from 1754 to 1811, and is on paper, in the usual printed form. There are eighty-five entries of marriages, filling twenty-nine pages.

Smethcote church is dedicated to St. Michael. It had fallen into a bad condition, and was almost entirely rebuilt in 1850, excepting parts of the north-west and west walls. In the north wall of the chancel is a small Norman window. Two square-headed Norman doorways are preserved, and pieces of Norman arches are built into the wall externally. In the church is an ancient font, not now in use. The ancient chalice has evidently been converted into an Elizabethan cup. At the west end of the church is a circular mound or barrow. The church was originally a chapel of Condover.

In 1392, William Bronington and Isabella his wife, and Roger son of John de Scottes Acton, were patrons of the rectory. In 1653, Thomas Phillips of Netley occurs as patron. Richard Beddowes, of Coton Hill, by his marriage with Anne daughter of Richard Phillips of Netley became patron, and presented in 1749. The patronage afterwards passed to the Hulme Trustees, in whom it is now vested. The families of Phillips and Wilding are among the chief families named in the Registers.

The rectors named in the Registers are as follows:-

1612. John Shelvocke[?] of Hart Hall,Oxon,in 1572], buried June,
1612.
1624-32. Rouland Jaundrell, curate.
165.. Richard Wolley.
1653. Richard Phillipps, M.A., Merton Coll., Oxon; rector
of Acton Burnell 1662, and of Harley 1663; "a mortified and pious minister
in Salop".
1658. Robert Elis, minister.
1665-1706. John Beddowe, bap. 29 Jan., 1636, buried 14 Aug., 1706.
1708-46. Thomas Beddowe, Ball. Coll., Oxon; buried 30 June, 1746.
1747-49. Joseph Orme, curate of Clunbury.
1749. David Rice.
1775. Edward Watkins, minister.
1837-42. William Birkett, M.A., B.N.C., Oxon; died 3 Sept., 1875.
1842-62. Robert Joseph Buddicom, M.A., Brasenose Coll., Oxon.
1862-70. Theodore Percival Wilson, M.A., Brasenose Coll., Oxon;
died 8 Aug., 1881.
1870-95. George Mount Keith Ellerton, M.A., Brasenose Coll., Oxon.
1896. William Robert Blackett, M.A., St. John's Coll., Camb.

The curates are:-

1776-7, William Jones.
1778, John Powell.
1782, W. Fleming.
1782-1813, William Crosse Curtis.
1813-7, Robert Smith.
1819-20, Richard Wilding.
1820-1, Nathaniel Jones.
1824-30, Henry Male.
1831-2. Richard Phayre.
1832-4, Emilius Nicholson.
1835-9, Hugh Hamilton.
1839, J. Finch Smith.
1839-40, J.A. Ormerod.
1840-2, C. Whittaker.
1851-4, P. Willey.
1860-1, T.P. White.
1861, William Beresford Beaumont.
1861, Robert Swansborough.
1862, Thomas P. Williams.
1894-95, W. E. Thompson.

The following abstract was transcribed by Mr. T.R. Horton, but the proof- sheets as they passed through the press were collated with the original registers by the Rev. W.G.D. Fletcher, F.S.A.

Smethcote Registrum.

BURIALS.

Ales [torn.] Elizabeth [torn.] Jane Garret w [torn.]
John Bakela' the sonn [torn] Saterday before Midsumer [torn.]

De sepultis.

Johannes Shelvocke, Clericus, sepultus fuit intra ecclesiam de Smethcote, primo die Junij in Ao 1612.
Lewys ap Jevan de Trenthams-wood sepultus fuit sexto die Julij apud Smethcotte predict' in Ao 1612.
Robert Parkes de Smethcott sepultus fuit tricesimo die Septembris Ao 1612.
Richardus Parkes infans filius Gulielmi Parkes de Smethcott sepultus fuit vicesimo octavo die Novembris in ao 1612.
Johannes Davyes de Pellyne infra parochiam de Smethcott predict' sepultus fuit sexto die Octobris in Ao 1612.
Elizabetha Wyldinge (ut ante patet) sepulta fuit vicesimo quinto Octobris 1612.
Thomas Goughe de Smethcott sepultus fuit vicesimo tertio die Martij in Ao 1612.

WYLLM BROMLEY, RICHARD SMITH, gardiani.

Thomas Parkes, Rouland ap [?] Mitton is all to be [in another hand].

1613, April 9. Maria, uxor Roberti Heighwey ... sep.
" April 11. Elizabetha, uxor Lodovici Hancox ... sep.
" Aug. 2. Anna Everall, vidua ... sep.
" Oct. 11. Elizabetha, uxor Lodovici Brooke ... sep.
" Dec. 30. Anna, filia Guilielmi Parkes ... sep.
" Feb. 27. Anna Gosenell, of Picklescott, vidua ... sep.
" Mar. 20. Sarae, filia Mathew Wyldinge, de Bechcott ... sep.
1614, June 10. Johannes Higgyns, de Smethcott wood ... sep.
" Sept. 23. Thomas Hughes de S. ... sep.
" Feb. 4. Rogerus Parkes de S. ... sep.
1615, May 5. Richardus Mytton de S. ... sep.
" May 17. Wyllielmus Lee [torn] ... sep.

2 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1615

1615, June 18. [torn] Hancox sep

Jones wants [?] to goe both forward and backward Smethcott [in another hand.]
[Four entries here are torn out.]

" Oct. 20. John, s. of William Perks ... bur.
" Dec. 3. Fraunces, d. of John Gwyne ... bap.
" Jan. 18. Martha, d. of Reignald ap Owen ... bap. de Sepultis.
1616, April 19. Katherine, w. of William Gwyne ... bur.
" May 10. John howell ... bur.
" Dec. 5. Margareta Davies ... sep.
" Jan. 8. Elizabetha, uxor Willielmi Heighway (de Pigglescote) ... sep.
Feb. 14. Elizabetha Pyrkes, de Pigglescote, vidua ... sep.
1617, Mar. 28. Jane, w. of Owen Nicholas ... bur.
" Nov. 29. Margarett Carpenter, wydow ... bur.
" Jan. 15. Franciscus Powell, weaver de S. ... sep.
" Feb. 24. Edwardus, filius Reynald ap Owen ... sep.
" Feb.2[torn] Richardus Myllart, senex ... sep.
" Mar. 15. Lodovicus Hancoxe ... sep.
1618, April 7. Elinor Owen [? Gwin], vidua ... sep.
1619, July 14. Richard, s. of John Winding ... bur.
" July 22. Margery Perkes, wyddowe ... bur.
" Oct. 3. Wyllyam Hall, senex de Trenthams wood ... sep.
" Oct. 12. William Davyes ... bur.
" Oct. 22. Richard Heynes, of ye coppie ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Elizabeth, d. of John Hughes ... bur.
" Nov. 21. Owen Nickles, senex ... sep.
" Dec. 26. Margerie Mytton ... bur.
" Jan. 16. William Bollen ... bur.
1620, April 24. Catherine Chesshire ... bur.
" July 5. Anne, d. of John and Elinor Cocke ... bur.
" May 31. John Barklam ... bur.
" Aug. 31. Cicely, d. of Joseyh Gwyn ... bur.
" Oct. 9. William Pearkes, the elder ... bur.
" Nov. 4. John, s. of Wm. Pearkes ... bur.
" Nov. 15. Thomas Price, of Picklescot ... bur.
" Nov. 9. Wm. Hoyle [? Howle], of Smethcote ... bur.
" Dec. 5. Elizabeth Winding, of Betchcot, widow ... bur.
1621, Nov. 25. Jane Weeks, w. of [torn] ... bur.

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1621, Dec. 7. Roger Bartlem, alias Tanner, of wos: paryshe, ... bur. at Smethcott.
" Dec. 21. John Highwey, ... bur. in Smethcott Churchyard.
1622, Oct. 11. John Phellips of the Vestons, borne in this p.,was ... bur. in Smethcott Chauncell.
" Oct. 7. [sic] Joahne Maunsell, of Betchcott, wife of John M. ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Joahne Gwyn, widow ... bur.
" Mar. 10. Richard Smith, of Pickelscott ... bur.
1623, May 15. Elizabeth Heynes, widow ... bur.
" July 24. Joahne Becham, spinster ... bur.
" Oct. 11. William, s. of Wm. Parks, Clerk of the Church ... bur.
" Oct. 30. Dorothy, d. of Thomas Partrich ... bur.
" Nov. 10. Richard, s. of Thomas Partrich aforesayd ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Lucye, w. of Rich. Mylward ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Anne Harrys, spinster ... bur.
1624, April 15. Sarae, d. of Tho. and Elizabeth Partricb ... bur.
" June 4. Alice the spiner was ... bur.
" Sept. 14. William Gwine ... bur.
" May 23. Richard Bradley, of the Coppy howse ... bur.
" Dec. 20. Richard Muscett ... bur.
" Dec. 30. John Mansell, of Betchcot ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Roger, s. of Richard Powell ... bur.
" Jan. 8. Catherin [?] Davis, servant ... bur.
" Jan. 31. John Davyes, of Hollycott, App'itor ... bur.
1625, Jan. 30. Richard ap Evan ... bur.
" Mar. 20. Catherin Gough ... bur.
1626, Mar. 29. Janne Muscket ... bur.
" April 11. William Nechells, senex ... bur.
" Ap.[?] 8. Joyse Necbells, widow ... bur.
" Jan. 4. Lewys Jones (a stranger) ... bur.
" Jan. 14. Andrewe, s. of Francis and Jonne Butcher ... bur.
" Feb. 11. Jonne, w. of Richard Powell ... bur.
" April 12. Mathew Wyldinge, of Betchcott, ... bur. in Smethcott Church.
1627, May 23. William, s. of David and Elizabeth Gyles ... bur.
" July 26. Thomas Hinton ... bur.
" Sept. 29. Elinor Huges, widow ... bur.

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1627, Sept. 7. Francis, s. of Thos. and Margerie Powell ... bur.
" Sept. 27. Mary, d. of Joyse Hoggings ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Alice Ap Evan ... bur.
" Jan. 4. William Davis, of Betchcott, laborer ... bur.
" Feb. 22. Thomas Bollen, of Picklescott ... bur.
[1628] April 25. Joyce, d. of Fra: Butcher, and Joahne ... bur.
1628, Sept. 12. William Heighway, of Picklescott, yomans ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Maria, d. of Richard Jenks and Elizabeth ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Jane, w. of Wyllm. Bagley ... bur.
" Mar. 7. Elizabeth, w. of Thomas Weaver ... bur.
1629, April 8. Dorothye Parks, wydowe ... bur.
" April 20. Margarett, w. of Thomas Heynes ... bur.
" May 20. Joanna, uxor Johannis Bromhyll ... sep.
" [No date] Elizabetha, uxor Thome Penkston ... sep.
" Aug. 28. Mary, w. of Robert Parks ... bur.
1630, Mar. 27. Alise Pearkes ... bur.
" Nov. 23. Elizabeth Townesend, wydowe ... bur.
May 1 [sic] Elizabeth Phillips, widow ... bur.
1631, April 6. A son of Rowland Jaundrel ... bur.
" June 8. Jane, w. of Thomas Johnson ... bur.
" July 8. Frauncys Smith ... bur.
" July 22. Jane Davyes, wydow ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Beatrice, w. of Thomas Crowther ... bur.
1632, April 3. Ann, d. of Robert Townesend and Elnor ... bap.
" April 9. Thomas, s. of Thomas Penkston and Jane ... bap.
" July 3. Wylliam Baggley, of Stepleton ... bur.
" Aug. 2. Thomas Crowther, senex ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Margaret Crowther, infant, d. of John C. ... bur.
" April 18. Maude Wawrart, wydow, and Elnor Harrys spinster, were buryed both in a day, viz. the eighteenth day of Aprill in Ao 1632.
" April 22. Thomas Penkston, infans, s. of Thomas P. and Jane ... bur.
1633, Feb. 8. A child at Lankeforth ... bur.
" April 22. Roger Heighwey ... bur.
" May 14. Gabriell, s. of Hugh and Elizabeth Davis ... bur.
" May 16. Jonne Howells, widdow ... bur.
" May 29. Alices [sic] Heyghwey, widdow ... bur.
" July 24. Elizabeth Brasnell, widdow ... bur.
" July 26. Jonne, d. of Anne Powell, widdow ... bur.

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1633, Aug. 7. Margaret, d. of Rich. and Eliz. Dodde ... bur.
1632, Mar. 16. John Parteridge, of Smethcott, died at Shabury the 15th of March, and there ... bur. the 16th.
1633, Oct. 20. John, s. of Richard and Margeret Rogers ... bur.
" Jan. 29. John ab Eaven ... bur.
1634, April 23. William Parkes, of Smethcott, senex ... bur.
" Aug. 19. Robert Parkes, of Smethcott ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Frauncys Gwen, wydow ... bur.
" Dec. 15. Richard, a child at Lankeforth, was ... bur.
" Dec. 26. David ap Robart ... bur.
1635, April 30. Elinor Bromelowe and Elizabeth Gyles were ... bur.
" May 3. Margaret, w. of John Davis ... bur.
" Aug. 25. Samuel Jaundrell ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Walter Meeckes ... bur.
" Jan. 8. Margret Hanckox ... bur.
1633, Jan. 11. John ap Evan ... bur.
" Jan. 16. Richard Browne, of Longnor ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Edward Loyd ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Reyghnold Gough ... bur.
1636, July 22. Thomas Johnson, senex ... bur.
" Sept. 8. William Mytton, infant ... bur.
" Nov. 28. Edward Stocking ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Richard Davyes, senex ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Elizabeth Parkes, spinster ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Elizabeth Parkes ... bur.
1637, July 13. John Wilding, the elder ... bur.
" July 20. Mary Pearkes ... bur.
" Aug. 11. Chathering the spinner ... bur.
" Aug. 29. Thomas, s. of Reyghnold and Chathering Owen, alias Foxe ... bur.
" Sept. 7. William Lewis ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Martha Gough ... bur.
" Dec. 24. Lewis Brooke ... bur.
" Mar. 21. Janne Davis ... bur.
1638, May 22. Johane, d. of Thomas and Eliz. Parteridge ... bur.
" April 21. Elizabeth Bathoe ... bur.
" Sept. 26. Peter Perkes ... bur.
" Oct. 15. Mary, w. of Roger Garrett ... but

6 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1639

1639, July 21. Mary, w. of Thomas Davis ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Godfrey Heythwey ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Thomas, s. of David Gyles ... bur.
" Jan. 30. Edward, s. of Roger Jarret ... bur.
" Feb. 1. Richard, s. of David Gyles ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Roger, s. of Roger and Jonne Gittins ... bur.
1640, April 16. Alise, w. of Thomas Dirry ... bur.
" May 14. Thomas Leach, senex ... bur.
" May 20. Thomas Sherrey, senex ... bur.
" July 5. Elizabeth, w. of William Mansell ... bur.
" Aug. 29. John, s. of John and Elinor Leach ... bur.
" Sept. 13. William, s. of Robart and Elinor Toundesend ... bur.
" May 13. Thomas, s. of Edward and Judith Wellens ... bur.
" May 23. Elizabeth, d. of John and Cathering Wolley ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Janne, d. of Nathaniell and Frances Gwin ... bur.
" Feb. 2. John, s. of Thomas and Jonne Halle ... bur.
" Feb. 11. John Gwin ... bur.
1641, June 1. Margret, d. of William Mansell ... bur.
" Aug. 8. William Pearkes, s. of Roger Parkes and Martha ... bur.
" Aug. 22. Elizabeth, w. of Richard Grammar [? Gravenar] ... bur.
" Sept. 2. John Leach ... bur.
" Sept. 13. Janne, d. of Edward and Mary Bradley ... bur.
" Sept. 22. John Parkes ... bur.
" Nov. 9. Richard Parkes ... bur.
" Nov. 16. Roger Taylor, alias Jarret ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Richard Edwards ... bur.
" Nov. 20. Mary, d. of Francis and Joane Butcher ... bur.
" Dec. 20. Janne, w. of Richard Bollen ... bur.
" Jan. 10. Elizabeth Gwin, widdow ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Cathering, w. of Thomas Bigge ... bur.
1643, April 28. Thomas Parkes, of Smethcott ... bur.
" July 11. Beteridge, d. of Sara Crowther ... bur.
" Sept. 26. Elizabeth, w. of William Howles ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Thomas Davis ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Alice Stocking, d. of Mary Wossall ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Elizabeth Parkes ... bur.
" Nov. 30. Roger Parkes, s. of Roger ... bur.

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1643, Dec. 16. Thomas Howles ... bur.
" Dec. 17. Roger Parkes ... bur.
" Dec. 29. John Crowther ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Elizabeth Parkes, of Smethcott ... bur.
" Feb. 11. Elinor Barnes ... bur. Mem. The sun of foresid Rogers.
1653, Oct. 15. Mr. Richard Phillipps succeeded Mr. Richard Wolley
deceased in ye Rectory of Smethcot by a presentation from Thomas
Phillipps of Netley, Esq., Patron of ye Church of Smethcot.
1656, Sept. 4. William Rogers, of Smethcott, tooke his oath to be Register.
" Oct. 20. David Jeyles ... bur.
" May 17. Alice, d. of Robartt Streffoord ... bur.
1657, Nov. 1. John Blakemoore ... bur
" Nov. 26. Owen Jones,a brother-in-lawe of John Hall ... bur.
" Jan. 11. Alice, d. of Thomas Gwine ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Robartt Townesend, the yonger ... bur.
" Jan. 19. Jone Weaver, widdowe ... bur.
" Jan. 29. William Jenkin ... bur.
1658, Aug. 8. John Nechells, the yonger ... bur.
" Aug. 22. Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Bradeley ... bur.
" Sept. 14. Roger Mullartt ... bur.
" Sept. 5. A child of Eliner Mitten ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Joane Bucher ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Richard Walker ... bur.
" Mar. 18. James Dier ... bur.
" Mar. 21. William Phellips ... bur.
" Mar. 24. Mary Dier ... bur.
1659, Mar. 26. A child of Rowland Powells ... bur.
" Mar. 20. Isacke, s. of Richard Andrewes ... bur.
" Mar. 31. Margrett Haynes, widdowe ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Katherin Jenkin ... bur.
1660, April 2. Edward Skennar, the younger ... bur.
" May 28. Jane Heyward, widdowe ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Elizabeth Partridge, widdow ... bur.
" Nov. 22. Richard Beavan ... bur.
" Oct. 30 [sic] John, s. of John Rogers ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Jane Bollen ... bur.
" Mar. 7. A child of Thomas Weston ... bur.

8 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1661

1661, Dec. 31. Wm., s. of Thomas and Mary Burgesse ... bur.
" Jan. 3. Mary, wife of Thomas Burgesse ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Jane, d. of Thomas and Ales Barkla' ... bur.
1656, Oct. 6. [sic] Thomas, s. of Edward Wellens and Jane ... borne.
Jan. 4. Edward, s. of Richard Dodd ... borne.
1657, May 23. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Martha Smith ... borne.
" Sept. 24. Bartholomewe, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Pea ... borne.
" Dec. 7. Alice, d. of Thomas and Allice Gwine... borne.
" Dec. 7. Thomas, s. of Paulle and Anne Rogers... borne.
" Dec. 25. Cristian, d. of Richard and Allice Owen ... borne.
1658, June 1. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. Robartt Elis,Minister ... borne.
" July 13. Elizabeth, d. of Richard and Elinor Smith ... borne.
" Aug. 13. John, s. of John and Elizabeth Mansell ... borne.
" Sept. 22. Roger, s. of Frances Mullartt ... borne.
" Sept. 19 Elinor, d. of Edward and Allice Higges ... borne.
" Oct. 19. Thomas, s. of Thomas Weston ... borne.
" Nov. 28. Jane, d. of Richard and Allice Andrews ... borne.
" Jan. 1. Margarett, d. of Henry Bromlawe ... borne.
" Jan. 16. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Mice Gwine ... borne.
1659, Oct. 2. Elinor, d. of Thomas and Mary Gwine ... borne.
" Dec. 18. Thomas, s. of John and Constance Rogers ... borne.
" Mar. 6. Mary, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Bromlawe ... borne.
" Mar. 21. A sonne of Roweland Powell ... bap.
1660, July 6. Margrett, d. of Paulle and Anne Rogers ... bap.
" Feb. 15. Margrett, d. of Thomas and Allice Gwine ... bap.
" Mar. 5. Wm., s. of John and Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
" April 24. Mary, d. of Robert Elis, Cleric.,and Elenor ... bap.
1661, Aug. 8. Jeremiah, s. of Willia' Heighway ... born.
" Oct. 8. Robert, s. of Edward and Ales Higgs ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Edward, s. of Thomas and Mary Weston ... bap.
" Dec. 3. Richard, s. of Richard and Ales Androwes ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Mary, d. of Henry and Joane Bromley ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Mary, d. of George and [Mary erased] Jane Langford ... bap.
1662, April 29. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Mary Leech ... bap.
" May 13. John, s. of Thomas and Martha Smith ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Joyse, d. of Josiah and Joyse Davis ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Elizabeth,d.of John Mansell and Elizabeth ... bap.

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1652, Mar. 15. Robert, s. of William Heighway ... born.
1653, Nov. 2. Jane, d. of John and Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
1655, May 20. Elizabeth, d. of John and ElizabethMitton ... bap.
" April 18. Elizabeth, d. of William and Elizabeth Heighway ... born.
" Feb. 5. Margret, d. of John and Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
1658, Aug. 25. John, s. of John and Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Samuell, s. of William and Elizabeth Heighway ... born.
1650, Feb. 22. Thomas, s. of Tho. and Elizabeth Shed [?] ... bap.

Burial's.

1662, July 22. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Mary Leech ... bur.
" Aug. 31. Simon Leech ... bur.
" Nov. 30. Joyse, d. of Josiah and Joyse Davis ... bur.
" Jan. 20. Richard, s. of Edward Higgs ... bur.
1663, June 5. Mary, wife of William Mitton ... bur.
" June 2. Elinor, d. of William Mitton ... bur.
" May 3. William Maunsell of Betchcott ... bur.
" May 2. Rowland Powell ... bur.
1686, Feb. 21. Thomas,s.of Wm. and Elizabeth Bromoley ... bap.
1665, Aug. 15. Mary, d. of John and Mary Blakemore ... borne 16.
" Mar. 16. [erased] and Anne his wife, ... borne 22nd February ... bap.
1692, April 10. Martha, d. of Thomas and Mary Price ... bap.
1695, April 25. Thomas, s. of Thomas Hill [?] and .. ... bap.
[since erased.]
1666, Jan. 30. Mary, d. of Thomas Gwinne ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Elizabeth,d.of Thomas and Eliner Nechels ... bap.
" June 14. Margarett,d. of Thomas and Mary Rogers ... bap.
[since erased.]
1667, Mar. 28. Thomas, s. of William and Margerett Townsond ... bap.
1668, Oct. 11. Lawrance Wossall, widr, and Mary Gittens, widow, both of this p. ... mar.
1674, Oct. 20. Richard, s. of Edward and Judeth Tuder ... bap.
1682, May 19. Richard,s. of Thomas and Elinor Nechells ... bap.

Marriages in the year 1666.

1666, Feb. 23. Elizabeth, d. of John Weekes of Picklescott, was mar. to Thomas Oxenbold of Ticklerton in the p. of Eaton.

10 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1667

1667, May 20. Richard, s. of John Wilding, and Margerett, d. of Richard Dodd .. ... mar.
1667, Dec. 21. Wm., s. of John Wilding, and Mary, d. of Catherine Wells [?] widow ... mar.
1665, Nov. 3. John, s. of John Beddowe, Cleric. and Anne, born Oct. 5 ... bap.
1683, Mar. 12. Thomas, s. of John Beddowe, Cleric. and Anne, born 16 Feb. ... bap.
1692, Feb. 17. John, s. of John Beddows, Cleric. and Anne ... bur.
1708, Aug. 14. John Beddow, Rector of Smethcott ... bur.
1721, May 13. Joseph Beddow ... bur.
1727, July 16. Edward Wollaston, junior ... bur.
1730, Dec. 13. Ann Beddow, senior, ... bur. in Smethcott Chancel.
1738, May 2. Benjamine Beddow ... bur.
and affidavit made by Judith Jones before Mr. Tho. Rogerson [?] Rector of Steppleton.

Christenings in the year 1666.

1666, June 11. Margerett. d. of Thomas and Mary Rogers oap.
" July 10. Richard, s. of Richard and Ann Davis ... bap.
" Aug. 28. Thomas, s. of Richard and Allice Andrews ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Mary, d. of John Beddowe, Cleric., and Anne, born Aug. 27 ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Richard, s. of Simon and Martha Weston ... bap.
" Nov. 15. John, s. of John and Elizabeth Dodd ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Mary,d.of Thomas and Elizabeth Oxenbold ... bap.
1667, Mar. 3. Thomas, s. of George and Jane Longford ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Martha, d. of John and Allice Bradley ... bap.
1666, April 28. Lewis Gittings of this p. ... bur.
" Dec. 30. Dorothy Eeston, widow ... bur.
" Mar. 10. John Waring, widower ... bur.
1667, May 24. John Wolle ... bur.
" June 6. Thomas, s. of Thomas Bromly of Piclescott ... bur.
" June 26. Thomas Powell ... bur.
" Sept. 15. Mary, w. of William Hodges ... bur.
1668, Aug. 19. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Mary Rogers ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Robert, s. of William and Margerett Townsend ... bap.

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1669, Jan. 19. Dorothy, d. of John Beddowe, Cleric., and Anne, born Dec. 18, 1668 ... bap.
1668, Feb. 15. John, s. of Thomas and Elinor Nechels ... bap.
Constance, d. of John Beddow and Anne [since erased.]
1667, Sept. 2. Thomas, s. of Richard and Mary Browne, of p. of Steppleton ... bap.
" Sept. 24. William, s. of John and Anne Barklam ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Stephen, s. of John and Mary Blakmoore ... bap.
1669, April 3. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Oxenbold ... bap.
" May 1. Anne, d. of William and Elizabeth Teko ... bap.
" June 19. Elizabeth, d. of Simon and Martha Wesson ... bap.
" June 29. Elizabeth, d. of Tho. and Mary Leech ... bap.

Christenings in the year 1678.

1678, Sept. 28. Elizabeth, d. of Frances and Elinar Dod ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Benjamine, s. of Mr. John Beddow, Cler., and Anne ... bap.
1691, Oct. 5. Hannah, d. of John and Hannab Jenkinge ... bap.
1692, April 3. Martha, d. of Thomas and Mary Price ... bap.

Burials in the year 1669.

1669, Jan. 23. Anne, d. of Thomas Gwinne, baker, and Ales ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Thomas Bromley of this township and parish ... bur.
" April 12. Elizabeth, wife of John Nechels ... bur.
" April 19. Jane, wife of Thos. Bromley ... bur.
" June 23. Elizabeth, d. of Simon and Martha Wesson ... bur.

Christenings in the year 1676.

1676, Jan. 25. Christian, d. of Robert and Jane Heighway, born Jan. 16 ... bap.
1692, April 22. Anne, d. of Richard and Anne Davis ... bap.
" Ap. [?] 30. Mary, d. of Thomas and Mary Weston ... bap.
" May 16. Samuell, s. of Thomas and Mary [?] Jones.

Christenings in the year 1679.

1679, April 16. Mary, d. of Robert and Jane Heighway, born April 6 ... bap.
1680, Mar. 26. Edward, s. of Thomas and Allice Owen ... bap.

Christenings in the year 1685.

1685, April 20. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Pea ... bap.

12 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1685

1685, June 4. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. John Beddowe, Rector, and Anne his wife ... bap.

Burials in 1687.

1687, Nov. 1. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. John Beddowe, Cler. ... bur.
1690, Dec. 31. Thomas Wosald ... bur.
1690-1, Feb. 26. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Jane Rogers ... bap.
1690, Jan. 26. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Mary Preece ... bap.
1691, April 14. Richard, s. of Richd and Elizth Bromoley ... bap.
" May 6. Anne, d. of William and Elinor Parsons ... bap.
1692, June 14. Jane, d. of Robert and Jane Heighway ... bap.
1697, Dec. 9. Jone Weston ... bur.
1698, Mar. 6. Ellinor Harris, widdow ... bur.
1692, July 24. Mary, d. of John and Eliner Rogers ... bap.
1693, July 22. Mary, d. of John and Allice Bradley ... bur.
" Sept. 27. Mary, wife of Robert Fox ... bur.
" Oct. 13. William, s. of William and Margerett Vaughan ... bur.
" Nov. 14. Francis Dodd of Betchcott ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Thomas Jones ... bur.
1694, April 17. Constance, wife of John Rogers ... bur.
" April 27. John Rogers ... bur.
" July Elizabeth Phillippes, widdow ... bur.
" Sept. 22. Robert Fox ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Joane Jenkin, widdow ... bur.
1694-5, Jan. 4. Elizabeth, w. of Richard Haynes ... bur.
" Jan. 12. Thomas Tither ye Elder ... bur.
" Feb. 6. John, s. of John and Ellinor Harris ... bur.
1693, April 8. Jone, wife of Henry Bromley ... bur.
1695, April 15. John, s. of John and Elizabeth Mitten ... bur.
" May 1. Elizabeth,d. of Robert and Jane Heighway ... bur.
" May 14. Jane, wife of Jeremiah Nicklesse ... bur.
1696, Nov. 13. Silvanus Gwinne ... bur.
" Dec. 22. Mary Powell, widdow ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Roger Lewis ... bur.
1697, May 31. Anne, d. of Mary Jones, widdow ... bur.
" June 15. James, s. of Thomas and Mary Edwards ... bur.
" Nov. 14. Henry Bromley ... bur.
1686, Feb. 21. Thomas, s. of William and Eliz. Bromoley ... bap.
1688, May 6. Mary, d. of Thomas and Mary Price ... bap.
1686-7 [sic] Ap. 11. Richard, s. of and Eliner Parsons ... bap.

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1686-7, April 13. Richard, s. of Thomas and Jane Rogers ... bap.
" April 15. Elizabeth, d. of William and Constance Poe11 ... bap.
1687, July 27. Richard, s. of William and Eliner Parsons ... bap.
1690, Jan. 30. John Barklam ... bur.
1609, July 8. Rogerus, filius Rogeri Heighwey de Picklescott ... bap.
1611, April 8. Maria, filia Thome Parkes de Smethcott, et Alicie uxoris eius ... bap.
" May 5. Abraham, s. of Thomas Bollen ... bap.
1686, April 13. Stephan, s. of William and Mary Bollen ... bap.
1691, Feb. 2. Mary, d. of Thomas and Mary Owen ... bap.
1699, June 20. Thomas Nechels, jun., and Elizth Powell ... mar.

SMETHCOTE REGISTRUM,
ab A° 1612.
De Baptizatis.

1612, Mar. 25. Thomas, filius Johannis ap Owen, infra villat' de Smethcott ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Franciscus, filius Richardi Smyth de S. ... bap.
" Oct. [blank] Gulielmus, filius Thome Rogers de Coppyhouse ... bap.
" Nov. 30. Margareta, filia Richardi Darbyshire de Picklescott ... bap.
" Mar. 6. Johannes, filius Gulielmi Hall de Coppylane infra parochiam de S. ... bap.
1613, Nov. 14. Anna, filia Gulielmi Parkes de S. ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Sara, filia Mathew Wyldinge de Becbcott ... bap.
1614, Mar. 27. Katharina, filia Gulielmi Maunsell de Bechcott ... bap.
" May 1. Margareta, filia Rogeri Garrett et Marne ... bap.
" June [blank] Johannes,filius Wmi Wright et Katharine, de Smethcote rebria [?] ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Thomas,filius Thome Rogers et Franciscae ... bap.
1615, May 7. Thomas, filius Thorne Sherry de villat' Pikklescott, et Maldae ... bap.
" July 23. Richardus, filius Richardi Smyth de Picklescott, et Elizabethe ... bap.
" Oct. 15. John, s. of Jo: ap Owen ... bap.

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1615, Dec. 10. Frauncys, filia Johannis Gwyn et Elizabethae ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Richard, s. of Tho. Phillips, gen. ... bap.
" Feb. 4. Susan, d. of Will' Smith ... bap.
1616, April 14. Joan, d. of Frauncs Powell ... bap.
" May 9. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Hall ... bap.
" May 20. Peeter, s. of Robt. Perks ... bap.
" June 30. Jana, filia Thorne Jones et Margarie ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Elizabetha, fillia Willielmi Pyrks, et Elizabethe ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Anna, fillia [sic] Thome Prees, et Margarite, de Pycklescote ... bap.
" Dec. 8. Johannes, filius Willielmi Hall et Anne ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Joyce, d. of William Maunsell and Elizabeth ... bap.
1617, April 13. Nathaniell, s. of Josleppe Gwynne and Elsabethe ... bap.
" May 25. Dorethie, d. of Thomas Partriche and Elsabeth, of S. ... bap.
" Aug. 17. Edward, s. of Roger Garrett and Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 17. Elsabeth, d. of Mr. Mathew Wilding of Betchcote, and Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 12. John, s. of Thomas Rogers and Frances ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Wylliam, s. of Thomas Jones and Margary ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Edward, s. of Reygnald ap Owen ... bap.
1618, April 25. William, s. of Rich: Smyth and Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 25. Ales, d. of Thomas MaunseB and Susan ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Robt., s. of John Gwyn and Eliza: ... chr.
" Oct. 25. William,s. of Frauncis Sukar and Margaret ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Isaack, s. of William Smyth and Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Wm., s. of Thomas Hall ... bap.
1619, April 11. Anne, d. of John and Mary Meiricke ... bap.
" July 4. Robert, s. of John and Anne Netlles ... bap.
" July 20. Susanna Phillippes, d. of Mr. Thomas Phillipes ... bap.
" Aug. 15. Alice, d. of John and Anne Sauell ... bap.
" Mar. 59. Joane, d. of Will' and Joyce Paynter ... chr.
1620, April 2. Margaret, d. of Wm. Maunsel ... chr.
" April 9. Paule, s. of Thomas and Fraunces Rogers ... chr.
" July 23. Cicely, d. of Joseph Gwyn ... chr.

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1620, July 20. John, s. of William Parkes of S. ... chr.
1621, Mar. 31. Ales, d. of Wyllm. and Anne Hall ... chr.
" April 8. Jane, d. of Thomas and Elnor Moore ... chr.
" Oct. 27. Anne, d. of Thomas Phellips, gent., and Constance ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Thomas, s. of Davyd and Elizab: Gyles ... bap.
" Dec. 2. Constance, d. of Richard and Elizab: Smyth ... chr.
" Dec. 16. Thomas, s. of John and Elizabeth Gwyn ... chr
" Jan. 20. Mary, d. of Will. and Elizabeth Smyth ... chr.
" Feb. 28. Joahne, d. of Thomas and Anne Weston ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Elinor, d. of Frauncys and Joahne Butcher ... bap.
1622, Aug. 5. Mary, d. of Wm. and Elie' Jonnes ... chr.
" Dec. 27. Anne, d. of Thomas Trowte, gent., and Marye ... chr.
" April 20. Mathew, s. of Thomas and Elenar Moore ... chr.
" April 20. John, s. of John and Elizabeth Nechells ... chr.
1623, Feb. 7. Mary. d. of Frauncys and Joahne Butcher ... chr.
" Mar. 8. Elizabeth, d. of Reynold ap Owen and Cather. ... chr.
1624, April 18. Elizabeth,d.of Hugh Davyesand Elizabeth ... chr.
" July 11. John, s. of William and Elizabeth Jonnes ... chr.
" Nov. 15. Maria fillia Roulandi Jaundrell, Minister et Curat de Smethcott, et Mariae ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Alice, d. of John and Eline Parteridge ... chr.
" Feb. 20. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Anne Weston ... chr.
1625, May 20. Elizabeth, d. of William and Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
" July 6. Mary, d. of Thomas and Frances Rogers ... bap.
" Aug. 14. Mary, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Jenkes ... bap.
" Aug. 23. Alice, d. of Thomas and Elinor Moore ... chr.
" Jan. 29. Richard, s. of William and Elizabeth Parsons ... chr.
1626, April 23. Mathew, s. of Will. and Elizabeth Jones ... bap.
" April 24. Richard, s. of Hughe and Elizabeth Davys ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Andrewe, s. of Frances and Jonne Butcher ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Anne, d. of Margeret Gyles ... bap.
" Feb. 14. David, s. of Joseph and Elizabeth Gwine ... bap.
" Feb. 25. John, s. of William and Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
1627, April 9. Richard,s.of William and Joahne Longford ... bap.

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1627, April 14. Wylliam, s. of Davyd and Elizabeth Gyles ... bap.
" April 22. Samuell,s.of Thomas and Margaret Powell ... bap.
" May 27. Sara, d. of Thomas and Frances Rogers ... bap.
" May 29. Samuell, s. of Rowland Jaundrell, Curat of Smethcott, and Mary ... bap.
" June 19. George, s. of Thomas and Janne Heyward ... bap.
" Sept. 23. John, s. of Richard Davis, the younger, and Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Edward, s. of Thomas and Elinor More ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Richard, s. of William and Anne Jenking ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Thomas, s. of Thomas Troute, gent., and Mary ... bap.
1628, April 12. Joyce, d. of Fra: and Joahne Butcher ... bap.
" April 27. John, s. of John and Elinor Partricb ... bap.
" May 4. Mary, d. of Edward and Mary Bradley ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Richard, s. of John and Jonne Ap Evan ... bap.
" Feb. 8. Anne, d. of Wylliam and Elizabeth Jones ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Sara, d. of Hugh and Elizabeth Davyes ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Margarett, d. of Wylliam and Marye Mytton ... bap.
1629, [No date] [blank] filia Will'mi Lewys et Katharine ... bap.
" April 26. Francisca, filia Francisci Bocher et Joanne ... bap.
" [No date] Alicia, filia Will'mi Longford et [blank] ... bap.
" [No date] Johannes, filius Thome Weston et Anne ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Johannes, filius Rob° Parks et Marie ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Mary, d. of Thomas and Mary Tvther ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Elinor, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Howells ... bap.
" Jan. 31. Sara, d. of William and Elizabeth Phillipes ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Jonne and Elinor, daus. of Thomas and Frances Rogers ... bap.
" Mar. 21. John, s. of John and Mary Weekes ... bap.
" Mar. 27. Alise, d. of Edward and Mary Stocking ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Margaret Powell ... bap.
1630, April 11. William, s. of William and Elizth Mansell ... bap.
" April 11. Jonne, d. of Reyghnolde and Catherine ab Owen ... bap.
" May 2. Katharyne, d. of Thomas and Joyce Humfreys ... bap.

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1630, June 13. Richard, s. of John Wyldinge the yonger, and Alys ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Elizabeth, d. of Willm and Mary Mytton ... bap.
" Aug. 1. Frauncys, s. of Tho: and Elinor Moore ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Sara, d. of Richard and Judith Dodde ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Richard, s. of Edward and Mary Bradley ... bap.
1631, Nov. 31. John, s. of John Wyldinge the yonger, and Alyce ... bap.
" Feb. 8. Richard, s. of Davyd and Elizth Gyles ... bap.
" Feb. 17. Frauncys, s. of Thomas and Mary Tydder ... bap.
1632, April 22. Ales, d. of Richard Burgys, late of S. ... bap.
" May 20. Thomas, s. of John and Mary Weeks ... bap.
" July 8. Edward, s. of John and Johane apJevan ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Margaret, d. of John and Sarah Crowther ... bap.
" Oct. 14. Susan, d. of Roger Gyttins ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Katharine, d. of Thomas and Elnor Moor ... bap.
" Jan. 17. William, s. of Edward and Mary Stocking ... bap.
" Aprill 4. Anne, d. of Robart Toundsend, and his wife ... bap.
" Mar. 2. Cathering, d. of William Jenking ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Joyse, d. of Rowland Jaundrell, Curat, and Mary ... bap.
1633, April g. Elizabeth, d. of William and Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
" April 14. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Mary Tyther ... bap.
" May 30. Mary, d. of John and Alice Wilding ... bap.
" Oct. 10. John, s. of Richard and Margaret Rogers ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Betteridge, d. of John and Sara Crowther ... bap.
" Dec. 15. William, s. of Richard and Janne Bollen ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Mary,d. of Robart and Elinor Towndesend ... bap.
" Jan. 25. Thomas,s. of John and Elizabeth Nechells ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Thomas, s. of John and Elinor Leeach ... bap.
1634, Dec. 7. Thomas, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Dodd, of Betchcott ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Mary, d. of Edward and Mary Stocking ... bap.
" [No date] Anne [?], d. of Richard Bollen ... bap. [since inserted.]
1635, April 20. William Bromlowe,s.of Thomas and Elinor Bromelowe ... bap.
" April 27. Elinor, d. of Thomas and Mary Tyther ... bap.

18 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1635

1635, May 19. Elizabeth, d. of John and Mary Weeckes ... bap.
" Aug. 29. Margery Farmer, a child borne at Moors daughter of Anne Farmer ... bap.
" Oct. 29. Richd, s. of William and Jonne Lankefort ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Thomas, s. of Frances Parteridge ... bap.
" Dec. 22. William, s. of Robart and Elinor Towndeshend ... bap.
" Jan. 10. John, s. of John and Jonne ap Evan ... bap.
" Jan. 31. Mathew, s. of Roger Gyttins ... bap.
1636, April 24. Mary, d. of Thomas and Elinor Moore ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Elnor, d. of Wm. Longford ... bap.
" Mar. 6. Katharyne, d. of Ri. and Elnor Barnes ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Elizabeth, d. of John and Elnor Leech ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Elizabeth, d. of John and Ales Wylding ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Thomas, s. of Tho. and Mary Tydder ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Robert, s. of Wm. and An Jenkyn ... bap.
1637, April 2. Mary, d. of Richard and Ales Owen ... bap.
" April 30. John, s. of Richard Dodd, of Betchcott, and Elizabeth ... bap.
" May 7. Anne, d. of Richard and Janne Bollen ... chr.
" May 14. Thomas, s. of Reyghnold and Chathering Owen, alias Foxe ... chr.
" June 11. Mary, d. of John and Chathering Wolley ... chr.
" June 28. Thomas, s. of William and Janne Rogers ... chr.
" Oct. 29. Roger, s. of Roger and Jonne Gittins ... chr.
" Dec. 3. Rowland, s. of William and Mary Mitton ... chr.
" Dec. 17. John, s. of Edward and Mary Bradley ... chr.
" Jan. 20. George, s. of Francis and Janne Snodde ... chr.
1633, Mar. 27. Anne, d. of Willia' and Elizabeth Howelles ... chr
" Aug. 5. Mary, d. of John and Mary Weekes ... bap.
" Jan. 13. Johane, d. of John and Katherine Wolle ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Adam, s. of Thomas and Mary Tider .. ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Edward, s. of Lewis and Mary Gittins ... bap.
" Mar. so. Judeth, d. of Richard and Ales Owen ... bap.

ROWLAND JALINDRELL. RICH: GRAVENER, Churchwarden.

" Mar. 2. Sarab, d. of Richard and Elenor Barnes ... bap.
" Mar. 25. William, s. of John and Ales Wildinge ... bap.
1639, May 16. Thomas, s. of Richard and Jane Bollen ... bap.
" June 17. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Bromlowe ... bap.

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1639, July 7. Elinor, d. of Robart and Elinor Towndeshend ... bap.
" Sept. 5. Mary, d. of Thomas and Anne Parkes ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Margaret, d. of Richard and Elizeabeth Dodde ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Mary, d. of William and Janne Rogers ... bap.
" Jan. 14. Elizabeth, d. of Larence and Mary Tussah ... bap.
1640, June 13. John, s. of John and Elinor Leach ... bap.
" July 5. William, s. of Richard and Sara Beadle ... bap.
" July 23. John, s. of John and Sara Crowther ... bap.
" Aug. 23. Richard, s. of Richard and Jane Loae ... bap.
" Aug. 30. Sara, d. of Nathanielland Frances Gwine ... bap.
1641, April 22. Sara, d. of Richard and Elinor Barnes ... bap.
" May 2. Thomas, s. of Edward and Judith Wellens ... bap.
" May 21. William, s. of Robart and Elinor Towndsend ... bap.
" May 16. Richard, s. of Richard and Alice Owen ... bap.
" Oct. 24. Thomas, s. of William and Elizabeth Howells ... bap.
" Oct. 31. Alice, d. of John and Mary Weekes ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Simon, s. of Roger and Jonne Gittins ... bap.
" May 20. Martha, d. of Richard and Jane Bollon ... bap.
" Feb. 1. John, s. of Thomas and Jonne Halle ... bap.
" Mar. 7. Elizabeth,d.of John and Cathering Wolley ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Laurence, s. of Laurence Wossald ... bap.
" [No date] William, s. of Roger and Martha Pearkes ... bap.
1642, Mar. 27. Anne, d. of William and Janne Rogers ... bap.
" April 2. Wm., s. of Richard and Elinor Barnes ... bap.
" April 11. Edward, s. of Thomas and Mary Tyther ... bap.
" May 15. Alice, d. of John and Alice Wilding ... bap.
" May 29. Thomas, s. of Edward and Judith Wellens ... bap.
" June 2. Thomas, s. of Richard and Sara Beadle ... bap.
" June 16. Jonne, d. of Edward and Mary Bradley ... bap.
" June 19. Richard, s. of John and Elinor Leach ... bap.
" July 31. Janne, d. of John and Cathering Wolley ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Richard,s.of Richard and Elizabeth Dodde ... bap.
1643, May 25. Margret, d. of Richard and Alice Owen ... bap.
" Sept. 10. Roger, s. of Martha Parkes ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Barnes ... bap.
" Oct. 29. John, s. of Robart and Elizabeth Gwin ... bap.

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1643, Jan. 25. Ambrose, s. of Hugh and Janne Hill ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Mary, d. of Sara Crowther ... bap.
" Feb. 8. Larrance, s. of Richard and Cathering Jonnes ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Thomas, s. of Larrance and Mary Wossall ... bap.
" Mar. 7. James, s. of Thomas and Mary Tyther ... bap.
" Mar. 14. William, s. of Thomas and Jonne Halle ... bap.
1691, Jan. 27. Elias, s. of John and Mary Higges ... bap.
1689, Dec. 6. Sarab Beedell, widowe ... bur.
" Jan. 5. Richard Davis, senr ... bur.
1634, June 7. Joyes, d. of Richard and Janne Bollen [?] ... bap.
" June - Joyes, d. of Richard Bollen ... [sic] ... bap.
1689, Jan. 10. Anne Perks ... bur.
1644, Feb. 20. Jane, d. of William and Jane Rogers ... bap.
1645, Oct. 4. William, s. of William and Jane Rogers ... bap.
1647, Nov. 26. Margrett, d. of William and Jane Rogers ... bap.
1650, Feb. 28. Francis, d. of William and Jane Rogers ... bap.
1654, April 23. Richard, s. of William and Jane Rogers ... borne.
1656, Mar. 10. Jeremiah, s. of William and Jane Rogers ... borne.
1654, April 11. Francis, s. of Richard and Elinor Smith ... borne.
1662, Jan. 27. Constance, d. of John Rogers ... bap.
1663, May 17. William, s. of Thomas Gwinne ... bap.
" May 24. Elizabeth, d. of Henry Bromley ... bap.
1686, Sept. 7. Jane Rogers, widdow ... bur.
1691, Feb. 10. John Wildinge ... bur.
" April 16. John Halle ... bur.
" Sept. 24. Edward Dod ... bur.
" Oct. 23. Elizabeth, w. of John Mansell ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Thomas Neshells ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Margrate, w. of John Lucas ... bur.
1692, July 29. Anne, d. of William and Eliner Parsons ... bur.
" Sept. 24. Thomas, s. of Will. and Elizabeth Bromley ... bur.
" Sept. 25. Mary, w. of Richard Phillipes, of Dauly ... bur.
1693, Oct. 3. William, s. of William and Margerett Vaughan ... bap.
1693-4, Jan. 16. William, s. of John and Mary Higgs ... bap.
1694, Mar. 20. Mary, d. of Richard and Elie' Bromley ... bap.
" April 29. Richard, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Pea ... bap.
" May 13. Jane,d. of Thomas Weston, jun., and Mary ... bap.
" July 22. Francis, s. of Ellinor Dodd, widdow ... bap

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1694, Aug. 2. Charles,s. of Edward and Ellinor Hayward ... bap.
" Aug. 19. William, s. of John and Ellinor Rogers ... bap.
" Sept. 29. Phillip, s. of Martha Crosse, widdow ... bap.
" Dec. 4. John, s. of John and Hannah Jenkin ... bap.
" Dec. 27. John,s.of Thomas and Chatherine Mansell ... bap.
1695, Mar. 26. William, s. of William and Margerett Vaughan ... bap.
" April 1. Elizabeth, d. of John and Christobell Tildsley ... bap.
" May 2. Anne, d. of William and Ellinor Parsons ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Margerett, d. of Thomas and Mary Preece bap
1695-6, Jan. 2. Mary, d. of John and Anne Taylor ... bap.
1696, Oct. 4. John, s. of John and Ellinor Rogers ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Ellinor, d. of Thomas Weston, jun., and Mary ... bap.
1696-7, Jan. 1. John, s. of Edward and Allice Marsh ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Margerett, d. of Wm. and Allice Cooke ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Wm., s. of Richard and Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
" Mar. 3. Anne, d. of Wm. and Margerett Vaughan ... bap.
1697, April 16. James, s. of Thomas and Mary Edwards ... bap.
" May 25. Elizabeth, d. of John and Eliz" Habberley ... bap.
1698, Mar. 28. Edward, s. of Wm. and Ellinor Parsons ... bap.
" May 21. Allice, wife of Thomas Gwinne de Copy-lane, baker ... bur.
" May 22. Thomas Gwinne, sen., de Ash ... bur.
" July 24. Ellinor, wife of Wm. Parsons, and Josias Davis, were ... bur.
" Aug. 20. Rich:, s. of Thomas Phillipps ... bur.
1638 [sic] Jan.29. John Beddowe, Cleric., s. of John Beddowe, de vila Shrewsbury, and Dorothy his wife ... bap.
1698, Nov. 21. John Jones ... bur.
" Nov. 20. Wm. Tekoe ... bur.
" Mar. Ir. Joyce Preece, de Bethcott ... bur.
" Mar. 21. Mary Gwinne, widdow, de Ash ... bur.
1699, Mar. 28. John, s. of John and Hannah Jenkin ... bur.
" April 15. Rowland Longford ... bur.
" April 20. Martha Weston, widdow ... bur.
" May 26. Elizabeth, wife of William Bromley ... bur.
" June 27. Edward, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Pea ... bur.

22 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1699-1700

1699-1700, Feb. 20. Martha, wife of Thomas Weekes, sen., de Picclescott ... bur.
1700, July 12. Wm. Parsons ... bur.
" Sept. 8. Edward Winsor [qu. Winson] ... bur.
" Oct. 11. Tbomas Bromley ... bur.
" Nov. 7. Elizabeth, wife of John Bromley ... bur.
1699 [No date] Elyner Parsons, wife [sic].
" Aug. 6. John Fauster ... bur.
" July 12. A stranger, that dyed at John Tyldeslys of Betchcott ... bur.
" July 20. Vrian, s. of William Bromly ... bur.
1704, April 29. William Mitton and Elizabeth Green ... mar.

Surveyd p. Geo. Hall.

" June 14. *Thomas, s. of John Wilding, shoemaker in Shrewsbury ... bur.
" June 16. *Elizabeth, wife of Richard Mansell, of Picklescott ... bur.

[*These two entries have since been erased.]

1708, Aug. 14. John Beddow, Rector de Smethcott ... bur.
1675, April 3. Constance, d. of John and Anne Beddow ... bap.
1678, May 5. Anne, d. of John and Anne Beddow .. ... bap.
1698, April 26. Anne, d. of Richard Bromley de Piclescott, and Elizabeth ... bap.
" Julie 20. John, s. of Will. and Mary Williams ... bap.
" Dec. 20. Anne, d. of John and Hannah Jenkin ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Hannah, d. of John and Ellinor Rogers ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Edward, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Pea ... bap.
1699, April 16. Thomas, s. of Hugh and Dinah Colebarnes, pauper ... bap.
" Sept. 2. Richard, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Mansell ... bap.
" Sept. 3. Charles, s. of Edward and Allice Marsh ... bap.
" Sept. 8. John, s. of Thomas and Mary Weston ... bap.
" Sept. 24. Mary, d. of John and Elizabeth Habberley ... bap.
" Nov. 20 6 [sic] John, s. of Edward and Elinor Hayward ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Mary, d. of Wm. and Margerett Vaughan ... bap.
1700, Oct. 1. Margerett, d. of Thomas and Elizth Pea ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Jane, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Bromley ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Sarah, wife of Samuell Aleston7 ... bur.

1702] Smethcote. 23

1700, May 20 6 [sic] Stephen Ballen and Elizabeth his wife, were ... mar.
" Dec. 28. William Horton and Ales Plimley ... mar.
" Feb. 7. Elizabeth, d. of William Williams ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Rebecka, d. of Thomas and Mary Edwards ... bap.
" May 13. Mary, d. of John and Margerett Weaks. . ... bap.
" May 25. Elizabeth, d. of George and Hannab Wallbrooke ... bap.
1701, Sept. 19. Thomas, s. of John and Elinor Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 2. Anne, d. of Stephen and Elizabeth Bollen ... bap.
1701-2, Jan. 6. Samuel Allenson ... bur.
1702-1, Mar.24. Elizabeth TeLo [sic ? Teko] ... bur.
1702, May 1. Elizabeth Bromley, widdow ... bur.
1705, Sept. 25. Mary, d. of Abraham and Mary Partridge ... bap.
1723, Jan. 14. John Smith and Elinor Collins, both of Wentnor ... mar.
1728, Sarah, d. of Will: and Ales Cooke, born June 10th, 1700 [sic], and ... bap. in Smethcott Churcb upon Sunday April 14th, 1728.
1728. William, s. of Will: and Alice Cooke, born 25th 1705, and ... bap. on Trinity Sunday, June 16th, 1728.
1700-1, Feb. 20 5 [sic] John Bradley ... bur.
" Feb. 20 5 [sic] Rebecka, d. of Thomas Edwards ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Margetrett, wife of Samuel Powell ... bur.
" Mar. 25. Elizabeth, wife of William Heighwey ... bur.
1701, April 7. William, s. of Thomas and Jone Wossald ... bur.
" Aug. 29. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Farmer ... bur.
" Sept. 29. Thomas Rogers and Margarett Britaine... mar.
" June 10. Sarah, d. of William and Alles Cooke ... born.
1702, May 20 7 [sic] Jane, d. of John Habberley, pauper, and Elizabeth ... bap.
" June 7. Sarah, d. of Edward and Alls Marsh ... bap.
" June 17. Sarah, d. of John and Hannab Jinkin ... bap.
" Aug. 17. Edward, s. of Thomas Preece, pauper, and Mary ... bap.
1700, Sept. 2. Elizabeth, wife of John Bromley ... bur.
1702, July 6. Samuell Powell ... bur.
" July 20. Ales Andrews, widdow ... bur.

24 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1702

1702, Aug. 16. Thomas, filius Thomm Weston, pauperis, et Mario ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Sarah Pearce, pauper ... bur.
1702-3, Jan. 1. Martha, d. of John and Margret Weeckes ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Alles, d. of Wm. and Margrett Vohan ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Thomas Pea ... bur.
1703, May 1. Frances Smith and Mary Lanckford ... mar.

Surveyd P: Thomas.

" June 6. Jane Hill, widow ... bur.
" Sept. 16. John Weikes ... bur.
" Oct. 3. Jerimiah, s. of Thomas and Mary Edwards ... bap.
" Dec. 15. Edward, s. of Edward and Anne Bradely ... bap.
" Feb. r. William, s. of Hugh and Dianna Colborn ... bap.
" Feb. 17. Sarah, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Brombley ... bap.
1704, [sic] 25. William, s. of Edward and Hannah Whomes, being pauper ... bap.

Surveyd p. Geo: Hall.

1708, Oct. 16. William Rogers, a bastard child ... bap.
1703, Dec. 15. Anne, wife of Edward Bradely ... bur.
" Jan. 1. Thomas Smith, of Smethcott ... bur.
" Jan. 16. Dorothy Parsons, widdow ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Richard Teko, alias Hill ... bur.
" Feb. 28. Jone Wosald, widow ... bur.
1704, April 8. Sarah Brombley ... bur.

SMETHCOTE REGISTRUM.

1612. De Matrimonio coniunetis.

1612, Aug. Robertus Skynner et Katharina Gwyn filia Gulielmi Gwyn matrimonio coniuncti fuerunt apud Smethcott [sic] die Augusti in Ao 1612.
" Sept. 29. Rogerus Humfreys et Margareta Bryede S. mar.
1613, June 6. Josias Edgley, alias Fox, et Dorithea Shelvocke de S. ... mar.
" June 8. Anselmus Bottley et Isabella Wyldinge... mar.
" Sept. 26. Lodovicus Hancox et Margareta Parkes ... mar.
1614, June 23. Johannes Prees et Anna Carpenter ... mar.
" Feb. 6. Johannes Gwyn et Elizabetha Heighwey ... mar.
1615, May 4. Josephus Gwyn de Smethcote-wood, et Elizabeth ITyll ... mar.

1704] Smethcote. 25

1615, Nov. 21. Will'm Smyth and Elizabeth Meredeth (rite et legitime) ... mar.
1616, May 28. Richard Bullock and Marye Phillips ... mar.
" Jan. 31. Thomas Maunsell et Susanna Bollen ... mar.
" Mar. 3. Rogerus Gwine et Johanna Owens of Smethcote wood ... ma].
1617, Oct. 15. Johannes Phillipps, p. of Habberley, and Joyce Ostebande, of Pigglescote ... mar.
" Nov. 6. Johannes Savell et Anna Goz de S. ... mar.
1619, May 27. Richard Baylye et Anna Bradley ... mar.
" June 26. Thomas Moore et Elenor Heighwey ... mar.
1620, Nov. 1. Willielmus Jenkyn et Anna Cheshire ... mar.
1621, Oct. 28. Franciscus Butcher et Johanna Parkes de S. ... mar.
1622, Jan. 14. Thomas Weav' et Elizabeth Johnson de S. ... mar.
1624, July 8. Thomas Heyghward et Janna Parkes ... mar.
" Nov. 20. Richardus Jenkes et Elizabetha Parteridge ... mar.
1627, Feb. 28. Gulihelmus Mitton et Maria Spenser ... mar.
1628, Oct. 19. Thomas Howells et Elizabetha Winne ... mar.
" Oct. 27. Gulihelmus Lewis et Catherina Skynor ... mar.
" Nov. 11. Thomas Davis et Maria Parkes ... mar.
" Nov. 28. Robertus Pearkes et Maria Moumfort ... mar.
1629, July 18. Franciscus James de Wentnor et Alicia Bollen ... mar.
" July 23. Willielmus Bowen et Francisca Owen ... mar.
" Nov. 27. Thomas Heynes and Margret Preece ... mar.
" Dec. 17. John Pearkes and Margery Brownebill ... mar.
1630, Aug. 10. Thomas Penston and Jane Mytton ... mar.
1632, June 18. Richard Rogers, of Stretton, and Margaret ap Owen of S. ... mar.
1633, Sept. 28. John Leeach and Elinor Blunt ... mar.
" Aug. 4. Richard Barnes and Elinor Broxon ... mar.
1634, Dec. 24. Edward Evans and Elin Pearkes ... mar.
1706, Nov. 8. Thomas Rogers ... bur.
1704, June 14. Thomas, s. of John Wilding, shoemaker in Shrewsbury ... bur.
" June 16. Elizabeth, wife of Richard Mansell ... bur.
" June 24. Margarett, d. of Elinor Dod ... bur.
" June 26. Thomas Gwin ... bur.

THOMAS BEDDOW.

26 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1704

1704, Aug. 10. Mary, d. of Will: and Mary Williams ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Jane, d. of Showsan: Griffiths, a bastard child ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Jane, d. of Shusan: Griffithes, a bastard child ... bur.
" Oct. 22. Thomas Weston, pauper ... bur.
" Dec. 9. Thomas Garrett and Sarah Botfield ... mar.
" Dec. 31. Mary, d. of William Mitton, pauper, and Elizabeth ... bap.
1729, Jan. 19. Francis Tekow and Ann Hayward ... mar.
1704, Feb. 2. Edward, s. of Tho: Weston, pauper, and Mary ... bap.
" Feb. 4. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Marsh, pauper, and Alice ... bap
" Jan. 16. Thomas Jinks and Elizabeth Wosald ... mar.
1705, May 3. William, s. of Benjamine Porter and Judith ... bap.
" June 3. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Elinor Hughes ... bap.
" Sept 4. Sarah, d. of John Haberley, pauper, and Elizabeth ... bap.
William, the sonn of William Cooke and Ales his wife was born on
Tuesday the 25 of September, and his name sent in to me on
Saturday the 29, but not baptised.
" Oct. 12. William, s. of William Smith, and Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 15. Henry Bodwell, of the Alms-houses of Clun ... bur.
" Jan. 8. Thomas Burgess ... bur.
" Jan. 28. Edward, s. of John and Elinor Rogers ... bap.
" Feb. 27. Edward, s. of Hugh Coleborn, pauper, and Dianah ... bap.
1706, April 1. Edward Bradeley and Catherine Tildesley ... mar.
" April 23. Sarah, d. of Richard and Iszabell Mansell ... bap.
" Sept. 15. John Randall, of Picklescott ... bur.
" Nov. ro. Sarah, d. of Sylvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.
1706-7, Jan. 4. WiBiam, s. of William and Mary Williams ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Robert Gwin and Elizabeth Gee ... mar.
" Jan. 13. William Laurence of Pulverbach, and Elizabeth Pea ... mar.

1709] Smethcote. 27

1706-7, Feb. 19. Thomas Rogers ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Jane Husband ... bur.
1707, June 3. Abigal, d. of William and Margarett Voughan ... bap.
" June 6. Francis Medlicoat and Elizabeth Farmer ... mar.
" July 20. John Mitton, p. of Church Stretton, and Elizabeth Preece of S. ... mar.
" Sept. 14. Robert Taylor de Rentnall in p. de Pulverbatch, and Martha Shar de Frodgley ... mar.
" Sept. 27. Mary, d. of Richard and Isabell Mansell ... bap.
" Nov. 29. John Haberley, pauper ... bur.
1707-8, Jan. 29. Thomas,s. of William and Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
" Feb.18. Margaret, d. of Peter and Mary Rogers ... bap.
1708, April 1. Sarah, d. of Edward and Elizabeth Everall ... bap.
" April 21. Thomas Tither and Mary Gittoes ... mar.

A true Register of this Parish of Smethcott since Mr. Thomas Beddow was Inducted into it, being June 29th, 1708, being St. Peter's Day.

" July 29. Tbomas Williams ... bur.
" Aug. 8. Mary, d. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Sept. 4. Rachell Ditcher ... bur.
" Sept. 19. Elinor, d. of Hugh and Hannah Coleborn ... bap.
" Dec. 12. Thos., s. of Richard and Isabell Mansell ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Edward Wellings ... bur.
1708-91 Jan. 3. Elizabeth Haberley, Junior ... bur.
" Feb. 4. Elizabeth Gwin ... bur.
1708, Feb. 22. Jane Lanckford, widdow ... bur.
" Feb. 28. Elizabeth Gwin ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Thomas, s., and Mary, d. of Thomas and Mary Tither ... bap.
" Mar. 7. Richard Rogers and Mary Tildesly ... mar.
" Mar. 10. Elizabeth Wilding ... bur.
1709, Mar. 25. Mary Jones, pauper ... bur.
1712-13,Jan. 10. Elizabeth, a bastard child nursed by Jane Wellings ... bur.
1709, July 26. Elinor Dod, widow ... bur.
" July 24. Martha, d. of Will: and Mary Williams ... bap.
" Nov. 13. Thomas Gwinn de Coppy-lane ... bur,
" Dec. 26. Thomas, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers ... bap.

28 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1709-10

1709-10, Feb. 7. Elizabeth, d. of William and Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Edward Ditcher ... bur.
1710, April 16. Warbury Cherms of the p. of Holy Cross in Salop ... bur.
" June 14. John, S. of Thomas Rogers, de Coppy lane, and Alice ... bur.
" Aug. 14. Richard HaMs ... bur.
" Dec. 8. William Bromley, pauper ... bur,
1710-11, Feb.27. Mary Rogers, widdow ... bur.
" Mar.19. Elizabeth, d. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bur.
1711, June 12. Mary Leech, widdowe ... bur.
" Aug. 20. John Higgs ... bur.
" Aug. 28. William Mansell, of Betchcott, senior ... bur.
" Aug. 29. Ales Bromley, widdow ... bur.
1711-12, Jan. 3. Thomas, s. of John Tildesley ... bur.
1711, Dec. 19. John, s. of Robert Heighway, Junior, and Mary ... bur.
1716, May 2. Richard, a base cbild of Mary Price ... bur.
1710, July 29. John, s. of Peter and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Silvanus and Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 29. Robart, s. of Robart Evans ... bap.
" Nov. 14. Elizabeth, d. of William and Elizabeth Newns ... bap.
1710-11, Feb.23. Mary, d. of Richard and Isabell Mansell ... bap.
1711, Nov. 11. John, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Thomas, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Tither ... bap.
" Nov. 30. John, s. of Robert Heighway, Junior, and Mary ... bap.
" Nov. 9. William Bricknall and Mary Wood ... mar.
" Dec. 31. Richard, s. of Silvanus Hill, alias Gwin, and Mary ... bap.
1711-12, Feb.14. Alice, wife of John Longford ... bur.
" Mar. 4. Anne Barklam ... bur.
1712, June 16. John, s. of Richard Rowlings, Junior, and Sarah, was ... bap. 16th, and ... bur. 23rd June, 1712.
" Aug. 4. Hannah, d. of William and Mary Williams ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Mary, d. of Hugh and Dinah Coleborn ... bap.

1716] Smethcote. 29

1712, Sept. 29. Mary, wife of Thomas Preece ... bur,
" Dec. 9. Thomas Nickless ... bur.
" April 22. Mary, d. of Robert and Mary Heighway ... bap.
1712-13, Feb. 11. William Wilding, pauper ... bur.
" Mar. 19. Ales, d. of Edward and Ales Marsh ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Thomas, s. of John and Elizabeth Mitton ... bap.
1713, July 4. Elizabeth, d. of Edward and Elizabeth Everall ... bur.
" Sept. 6. Elinor, d. of Thomas and Elinor Hughes ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Richard,s.of Richard and Elizabeth Tither ... bap.
" Oct. 10. Elizabeth, wife of Richard Brombley ... bur
" Oct. 19. Silvanus, s. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Mary, d. of Richard and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Dec. 29. John, s. of John and Mary Wosold ... bap.
1713-14, Jan. 5. Elizabeth, d. of John and Judith Hayward ... bap.
" Jan.8. Catherine, d. of Richard and Iszabell Mansell ... bap.
1714, Mar. 29. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Mary Whitefoot ... bap.
" April 10 Robart, a. of Richard Rawlins, Junior, and Sarah ... bap.
" June 10. John, s. of Robert and Bridgett Evans ... bap.
1714-15, Jan. 4. Margarett, w. of John Evans ... bur.
" Feb.20. Mary, d. of Peter and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Mar.22. Thomas Tither ... bur.
1715, April 19. William, s. of William and Anne Heighway ... bap.
" April 29. William, s. of Edward and Elizabeth Bagley ... bap.
" Oct. 14. Mary, d. of Edward and Catharine Bradley ... bur.
1715-16, Jan.19. William, s. of Edward and Alice Marsh ... bap.
" Jan.26. Mary, d. of John and Elizabeth Evans .. ... bap.
" Jan.29. Martha, d. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Jan.31. Joshua Allenson, pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 8 Margery Mitton ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Mary, d. of John and Mary Wosald ... bap.
1716, April 2. Phillip Cross and Mary Pool ... mar.
" May 8. Jane, d. of Richard and Jane Mansell ... bap.
" May 22. John Adams and Mary Tither ... mar.
" May 31. William Adams and Mary Rogers ... mar
" June 5. Elizabeth Mansell ... bur.

30 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1716

1716, June 8 [?] Sarab and Mary, daus. of Richard Rawlings, Junior, and Sarah ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Sarah, d. of William and Mary Williams ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 13. Anne, wife of William Gawen ... bur.
" Oct. 27. Elias, s. of Mary Higgs ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Richard Weston, pauper ... bur.
" Dec. 10. Roland Mitton, pauper ... bur.
1716-17, Mar.22. William Bromley ... bur.
1717, May 25. Thomas Edwards and Mary Dod ... mar.
" Nov. 7. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Gwin ... bur.
" Nov. 2. Robert, s. of William and Anne Heighway ... bap.
" Jan. 3r. David Pugh and Mary Lewis ... mar.
" Feb. [?] 9. Elinor, d. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Richard, s. of Richard Rawlings, Junior, and Sarah ... bap.
" Mar. z3. William, s.of Richard and Elizabeth Tither ... bap.
1718, May 27. Susan, a base child of Martha Weston ... bap.
" June 15. William, s. of Richard and Isabell Mansell ... bap.
" July 12. Thomas Preece, pauper ... bur.
" Aug. 3. Thomas, s. of Sarah Thomas (a child born at Richard Rogers') ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Jane, d. of William and Elinor Jones ... bap.
" Oct. so. Jane, d. of William and Elinor Jones ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Margaret, d. of John and Ann Wilding ... bap.
" Dec. 24. Thomas Wilkes, from Wilderley ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Ales Bradeley ... bur.
1718-19, Mar.17. William, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Mar.22. Margaret, d. of John and Ann Wilding ... bur.
1719, Mar. 26. Thomas, s. of John and Margaret Wellens ... bap.
" May 1. Richard Rogers and Anne Perks ... mar.
" May - Richard Cornes, of p. of Cummington, and Jane [?] Davis of p. of Cundover... mar.
" July 3. Ralph, s. of William and Ann Heighway ... bap.
" July 3. William,s. of William and Anne Heighway ... bur.
" Aug. 2. Susanna, d. of Joseph and Ann Bailey ... bap.
" Aug. 27. Thomas, s. of John and Mary Wosald ... bap.
" Oct. 5. John, s. of Richard and Sarah Rawlins ... bap.
" Oct. 25. John the son, alias a base child of Ann Vaughan of p. of Cundover ... bap.

1722] Smethcote. 31

1719, Nov. 26. Thomas, s. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Thomas, s. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bur.
" Mar. 8. John the son (being a base child) of Anne Vaughan of p. of Cundover ... bur.
" Mar. 14. Mary, wife of Richard Brown of Netley, p. of Steppleton, ... bur. in Smethcott Churchyard.
1720, April 29. Sarah Weston, pauper ... bur.
" June 25. Edward, s. of William and Mary Williams ... bap.
" June 27. Sarah, d. of Richard and Ann Rogers ... bap.
" July 1. Elizabeth, d. of John and Ann Wilding ... bur.
" July 17. Phillip, s. of William and Ann Heighway bap,
" Nov. 1. John, s. of William and Mary Mansell ... bap.
" Nov. 9. Anne, d. of Richard and Isabell Mansell ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Phillip, s. of William and Anne Heighway ... bur.
" Dec. 20. Margarett,d.of RichardandIsabellMansell ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Brigett, d. of Richard Lankford, of p. of Stretton, and [blank], ... bur. at Smethcott Church.
" Mar. 2. Mary Jones of S. ... bur.
1721, April 17. Thomas, s. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.
" May 14. Mary Gwin, de Coppy lane, widdow ... bur.
" June 2. Margaret,d. of Richard and Sarah Rawlins ... bap.
" May 20. Elizabeth, d. of Richard and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" June 9. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers ... bur.
" June 11. Elizabeth, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers ... bur.
" July 24. John Mansell of Betchcott ... bur.
" Aug. 17. Elizabeth,d.of Robert and Mary Heighway ... bap.
" Sept. 18. Thomas, s. of William and Ann Heighway ... bap.
" Sept. - Thomas Gwin ... bur.
" Nov. 8. [illegible] Netchells ... bur.
" Nov. 12. John [?], s. of John and Ann Wilding ... bap.
" [illeg.] [illegible] of Edward Tither ... bur.
" Dec. 25. William, s. of Richard and Sarah Hurdley ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Sarah ... bur.
" Jan. 18. Jane Wellens ... bur.
" Feb. 25. Martha, d. of Joseph and Ann Bayley ... bap.
1722, April 2. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Humphris ... bap.
" April 12. John Hayward, pauper ... bur.

32 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1722

1722, April 26. Gulielmus Cope et Anna Charlton ... mar.
" April 20. Thomas Farmer, pauper ... bur.
" May 24. Peter Scawtock and Mary Crokatt ... mar.
" July 2. Sarah Dod ... bur.
" Aug. 3. William, s. of William Mansell of Betchcott, and Mary ... bap.
" Sept. 16. Anne, d. of Thomas and Rebeicka Preece ... bap.
" Oct. 28. John, s. of John and Margaret Wellens ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Richard, s. of Richard Rogers and Mary ... bap.
" Jan. 9. Jane, wife of Robert Heighway, senior ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Christobell, wife of John Tildesley of Betchcott ... bur.
" Mar. 29. Mary, d. of William and Margerie Peirce ... bur.
1723, May 5. Mary Rawlins ... bur.
" May 31. William, s of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.
" June 21. Margerett, d. of John and Elizabeth Evans ... bap.
" July 21. Thomas, s. of Richard and Sarah Rawlins ... bap.
" Nov. 6. Hugb, s. of John and Martha Coleborn ... bap.
" Nov. 8. John, s. of Richard and Isabell Mansell ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Hugh, s. of John and Martha Coleborn ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Ann, d. of Richard and Ann Rogers ... bap.
" Jan. 23. Richard, s. of Tho: and Mary Wilding.. ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Mary, d. of Peter and Mary Scawtock ... bap.
1724, April 2. Joshua,s. of Richard and Elizabeth Tither ... bap.
" April 7. Richard, s. of William and Anne Heighway ... bap.
" April 11. Mary Coffer ... bur.
" April 27. Jane, d. of Robert Heighway, Junior, and Mary ... bap.
" June 25. John, s. of John and Mary Wosald ... bur.
" July 10. Jane Rogers ... bur.
" Aug. 16. William Rogers and Cicily Sansom ... mar.
" Nov. 12. John Lankford, pauper ... bur.
" Nov. 13. Jane, wife of Willi: Watkis ... bur.
" Dec. 7. Richard, s. of John and Martha Colborn ... bap.
" Dec. 2. William Vaughan ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Mary, d. of Tho: and Rebeccah Preece ... bap.
1724-5, Jan. 2. Joseph and Catherine, s. and d. of Joseph and Anne Bailey ... bap.
" Jan. 3. John, s. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.

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1724-5, Feb. 2. Edward, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Thomas, s. of William Mansell of Betchcott, and Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Robert, s. of John and Margaret Wellens ... bap.
1725, April 2. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Rawlins, Junior, and Sarah ... bap.
" April 14. Thomas Wilding, pauper ... bur.
" June 7. Mary, wife of Robert Heighway, Junior .. ... bur.
" June 8. Hannah, d. of William and Ciciley Rogers ... bap.
" July 26. John, s. of Richard and Isabell Mansell ... bur.
" Oct. 1. John, s. of Thomas and Hannah Holley ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Thomas Easthop, p. of Cundover, and Elizabeth Langslow ... mar.
1725-6, Jan. 7. John Tildsley, Junior ... bur.
" Jan. 10. Anne, d. of John and Anne Wilding .. ... bap.
" Feb. 3. Edward, s. of Thomas and Mary Ingle ... bap.
1726, April 11. Samuel Maddox ... bur.
" April 23. Anne, d. of John and Anne Wilding ... bur.
" May 16. William Higgs ... bur.
" May 19. Thomas Stephens and Jane Heighway ... mar.
" June 27. Elinor, wife of John Rogers, senior, ... bur. in Smethcott Church.
" Aug. 5. Elinor, d. of William and Cicily Rogers ... bap.
" Aug. 14. John, s. of Robert and Bridgett Evans ... bur.
" Aug. 27. Robert Heighwey, senior ... bur.
" Aug. 29. John Davis and Martha Henley mar.
" Sept. 2. Anna Maria, d. of William and Anne Heighwey ... bap.
1726, Oct. 23. Elizabeth Mitton, pauper ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Mary Higgs, widdow ... bur.
" Nov. 29. Elizabeth, d. of Peter and Mary Scaltock ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Margaret Rider, widdow ... bur.
" Dec. 18. Phillip, s. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Dec. 22. William, a base child, and son of Mary Luter ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Edward Mansell, from Betchcott ... bur.
1726-7, Jan. 9. Judith, d. of Judith Hayward ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Mary, d. of Richard and Mary Wilding ... bap.
" Feb. 9. William Lee and Elizabeth Cooke ... mar.
" Feb. 9. Ann, d. of John and Martha Colborn ... bap.

34 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1726-7

1726-7 Mar. 10. Mary, d. of Richard and Ann Rogers ... bap.
1727, Mar. 27. Richard Rawlins, of this p., Senior, ... bur. at Lybotwood Cburch.
" April 24. Mary Bailey, sojourner in this p., ... bur. in Smethcott Churchyard.
" May 7. Phillip Hancoks and Mary Weston ... mar.
" May 19. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Rebecah Preece ... bap.
" May 23. Elizabeth, d. of William and Mary Mansell ... bap.
" May 31. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Rebeccab Preece ... bur.
" June 13. Elinor Gwin ... bur.
" June r3. Francis, s. of Richard and Mary Rawlins ... bap.
" July 8. Richard, s. of Ann Wilding ... bap.
" July 29. Richard, s. of John and Ann Wilding ... bur.
" Aug. 20. Bridgett, wife of Robert Evans ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Sarah, d. of John and Margaret Wellens ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Elizabeth Bromley, pauper ... bur.
" Dec. 23. Edward Tither, pauper ... bur.
1727-8, Mar. 3. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Mary Ingle ... bap.
1728, April 1. Francess Burgess, pauper ... bur.
" April 22. William Partridg ... bur.
" May 2. Richard Tither ... bur.
" May 4. John Jenkin ... bur.
" May 5. Francis Wilding and Catherine Perks ... mar.
" May 8. Anne, wife of Richard Davis ... bur.
" May 20. John Brombley ... bur.
" June 27. Margarett,d.of William and Mary Reinolds ... bap.
" July 1. William, s. of William and Ciciley Rogers ... bap.
" Aug. 16. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Netchells ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Thomas Netchells ... bur.
" Aug. 29. John Tildsley ... bur.
" Sept. 4. John Rogers, senior ... bur.
" Oct. 20. John, s. of Richard and Mary Wilding ... bap.
" Nov. 26. John Oliver, p. of Stretton, and Ann Bollen of Picklescott ... mar.
1728-9, Feb. 1. Elizabeth, wife of Robert Gwin ... bur.
" Feb. 3. William Watkis, Junior, and Elizabeth Evans ... mar.
" Feb, 18, Ellin, d. of Edward and Ellin Malkin ... bap.

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1728-9, Feb. 25. Ellin, d. of Edward and Ellin Malkin ... bur.
" Mar. 14. Edward Malkin ... bur.
1729, April 2. Elizabeth, wife of Stephen Bollen ... bur.
" April 5. Hannah Jenkin ... bur.
" April 25. Edward Phillips and Ann Appleyard ... mar.
" June 30. Robert Gwin and Jane Cund ... mar.
" Aug. 6. Richard Mansell ... bur.
" Ang. 13. Richard, s. of Peter and Mary Scaltock ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Jane, d. of Thomas and Hannah Holley ... bap.
" Sept. 27. Roland Price ... bur.
" Oct. 16. Richard, s. of William and Mary Mansell ... bap.
" Nov. 12. John, s. of Richard and Ann Hammonds ... bap.
" Dec. 2 Robert, a bastard child of Margaret Griffith, born at Margaret Vaughan's ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Mary, d. of Robert and Jane Gwin ... bap.
" Mar. 16. John Wosald ... bur.
1729-30, Mar.20. Elizabeth, wife of William Watkis, Junior ... bur.
" Mar. 24. Mary, wife of John Wosald ... bur.
1730, April 1. Mary, d. of Robert and Jane Gwin ... bur.
" April 8. Thomas Langford ... bur.
" April 20. Edward Tither, Junior ... bur.
" April 26. Richard,s. of Richard and Martha Beddow ... bap.
" May 1. John Jones and Jane Haberley ... mar.
" May 1. Edward, s. of John and Margaret Wellens ... bap.
" June 1. Richard, s. of William and Mary Reynolds ... bap.
" June 23. John, s. of William and Ciceley Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Mary, d. of John and Martha Colborn ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Elinor, d. of Silvanus and Mary Hill ... bur.
1730-1, Feb. 9. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Wilding ... bap.
" Feb.21. Robert, s. of Robert and Jane Gwin ... bap.
1731, April 30. Thomas Edwards, senior ... bur.
" May 2. Sarah, d. of John Jones, p. of Wroxeter, and Jane ... bap.
" May 6. Elisha Jones, p. of Steppleton, ... bur. in Smethcott Church-yard.
" May 19. Margery, wife of Walter Minor, of S. was ... bur. in S. Church-yard.
" May 30. William Edwards and Sarah Wood ... mar.
" June 9. John, s. of Samuell and Margaret Partridge ... bap.

36 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1731

1731, July 10. Martha, wife of Richard Beddow of Picklescott ... bur.
" July 12. Sarah, d. of Richard and Ann Hammons ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Mary, d., and William, s. of Thomas and Mary Ingle ... bap.
" Sept. 22. Mary,wife of William Mansell,of Betchcott ... bur.
" Oct. 7. William Mansell of Betchcott ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Thomas Weston ... bur.
" Nov. 3. Mary, wife of William Williams of Betchcott ... bur.
" Nov. 26. William Watkis, senior ... bur.
" Dec 25. Humphrey Mansell, from Betchcott ... bur.
" Dec. 27. John, s. of Edward and Elizabeth Higgs ... bap.
1731-2, Mar. 17. Elinor, d. of Peter and Mary Scaltock .. ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Mary, d. of William and Sarah Edwards ... bap.
1732, May 10. John Wilding and Mary Robarts ... mar.
" June 8. Francis Brown and Anne Lutor ... mar.
" Aug. 35. William, s. of John and Margaret Wellens ... bap.
" Sept. 1. Job, s. of William and Elizabeth Lee ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Thomas, s. of William and Cicily Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Mary, wife of Thomas Weston ... bur.
" Oct. 17. Thomas, s. of William and Cicely Rogers ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Job, s. of William and Elizabeth Lee ... bur.
" Nov. 8. Margaret, d. of John and Mary Lankford ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Dorothy Allenson ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Thomas, s. of John and Elizabeth Weston ... bap.
1732-3, Jan. 8. Robert, s. of William and Ann Heighwey ... bur.
" Mar. 4. Thomas, s. of Robert and Jane Gwin ... bap.
" Mar. 6. William, s. of John and Sarah Heughes ... bap.
1733, April 10. Elinor, d. of Francis and Ann Brown ... bap.
" April 18. William Heighwey ... bur
" May 14. Thomas, s. of Richard and Mary Wilding ... bap.
" Aug. 15. Elizabeth Tither ... bur.
" Oct. 9. John, s. of John and Mary Wilding ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Mary Ingle ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Jane Speak ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Elinor, d. of Edward and Elizabeth Higgs ... bap.
1733-4, Feb. 24. Thomas Bromley and Ann Garret ... mar.
" Mar. 1. Thomas, s. of John and Mary Lankford ... bap.
" Mar. 12, William,s. of William and Sarah Edwards ... bap.

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1734, April 21. Samuel Pit, junior, of Betchcott, and Elizabeth Mowton, p. of Cardington... mar,
" May 8. Thomas Enkret and Sarah Cooke ... mar.
" May 11. Hannah, d. of Richard and Anne Hammonds ... bap.
" May 14. Edward Higgs ... bur.
" May 20. Gabriel Yeats and Shusannah Brombley mar.
" June 24. Anne, d. of Peter and Mary Scaltock ... bap.
" July 4. Edward, s., and Christian, d. of William and Cicely Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Christian, d. of William and Cicily Rogers ... bur.
" Nov. 5. William, s. of Edward and Alice Marsh ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Anne, d. of Richard and Mary Brombley ... bap.
" Nov. 25. Cicily, wife of William Rogers ... bur.
" Dec. 10. John, s. of Tho. Bromley, Junior, and Ann ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Mary, d. of John and Mary Wilding ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Robert, s. of Henry Miner, of Bethcott, and Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 5. Esther, d. of Thomas and Sarah Enkrett ... bap.
" Mar. 14. William, s. of John and Mary Rogers ... bap.
1735, [Ap.?] 17. Margaret Vougban, pauper ... bur.
" April 22. Sarnuell, s. of John and Elizabeth Weston ... bap.
" May 25. William Peirce ... bur.
" June 16. Mary, d. of John and Mary Leech ... bap.
" July 4. Margarett Lankford ... bur.
" Oct. 7. Elinor, d. of Peter and Mary Scaltock ... bur.
" Oct. 16. Mary, d. of William Cleark and [blank]... bap.
" Nov. 22. Ann, d. of Richard and Ann Rogers ... bur.
" Dec. 16. Benjamin, s. of John and Margrett Wellens ... bap.
" Dec. 17. John, s. of Edward Lankford ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Richard, s. of Thomas and Mary Ingle ... bap.
" Jan. 28. William, s. of John and Margaret Wellens ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Thomas Harris and Mary Hill mar.
" Feb. 27. John, s. of John and Mary Lankford ... bap.
" Feb. 27. Edward Marsh ... bur.
" Mar. 16. Susannah, d. of Richard and Mary Wilding ... bap.
1736, April 23. Thomas and Jeremiah, sons of William and Sarah Edwards ... bap.
" June 15. Jeremiah, s. of Wm. and Sarah Edwards ... bur.
" June 15. Jeremiah,s.of Wm.and Sarah Edwards [sic] ... bur.

38 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1736

1736, June 22. Mary, wife of Silvanus Hill ... bur.
" June 26. John, s. of Walter Miner ... bur.
" July 10. Richard Beddow and Elizabeth Dupper mar.
" Sept. 5. Thomas, s. of Tbomas and Ann Bromley ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Sarah, d. of John and Jane Jones ... bur.
" Oct. 23. Sarah, wife of Richard Rawlins ... bur.
" Oct. 25. William Barklam ... bur.
" Nov. 15. William, s. of John Wilding, of Betcbcott, and Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 3. Elinor, d. of Peter and Mary Scaltock ... bap.
" Jan. 5. Benjamine, s. of Samuell and Margaret Partridge ... bap.
" Feb. 1. William, s. of Thomas and Sarah Enkrett ... bap.
1737, June 7. Mary, d. of Henry and Mary Miner ... bap.
" June 26. Ales, wife of Richard Cherry ... bur.
" July 8. John, s. of Richard Cherry, from the Stitt ... bur.
" Sept. 5. Mary Edwards ... bur.
" Oct. 3. John, s. of John Rogers, dyer, and Mary ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Thomas,s. of William and Dorothy Clearke bap,
" Dec. 9. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Bromley ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Jonathan, an illegitimate child, from Thomas Rogerses ... bur,
1737-8, Jan. 11. Ann, d. of Thomas and Mary Ingle ... bap.
1737, Feb. 9. John, s. of Richard and Mary Beddow ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Jane, d. of Edward Broombill and [blank] ... bap.
1738, April 4. Anne,d. of Richard Wilding, of Betchcott, and Mary ... bap.
" April 10. Mary, d. of John and Mary Lankford ... bap.
" June 16. Silvanus Hill, alias Gwin, and Elizabeth Williams ... mar.
" July 6. John, s. of John and Mary Roberts ... bap.
" Aug. 4. Robert Heighwey ... bur.
" Sept. 22. Elizabeth, d. of Peter and Mary Scaltock ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Christiana, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Rawlins ... bap.
" Oct, 2. Ann, d. of Tho: and Ann Bromley ... bap.
" Nov.7[? sr]. Mary, d. of John and Elizabeth Weston ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Thomas, s. of Robert and Jane Gwin ... bur.
" Dec. 19. Richard Heins, p. of Kenley, and Alice Marsh, junior ... mar.

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1739, Mar. 29. Mary, d. of John and Elizabeth Weston ... bur.
" May 1. Mary, d. of Elizabeth Haberly ... bur.
" May 19. William Watkiss ... bur.
" April 19. Mary, d. of Tho: and Jane Waters ... bap.
" June 20. William, s. of Thomas and Ann Glover ... bap.
" June 26. Margaret, wife of Edward Bromfeld ... bur.
" June 27. Margaret, wife of John Wellens ... bur.
" July 29. Samuell, s. of Silvanus and Elizabeth Hill ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Sarah Ankrett ... bap.
" Aug. 26. John Allot and Elizabeth Wollaston ... mar.
" Sept. 4. Mary Weston ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Richard, s. of John and Sarah Hughs ... bap.
" Oct. 16. Mary, w. of John Adams ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Elizabeth, d. of Peter and Mary Scaltock ... bap.
1739-40, Jan.26. Judith Hayward, alias Jones, pauper ... bur.
" Jan. 28. Iszabell Mansell ... bur
" Feb. 23. Ann, d. of John Wilding, of Betchcott, and Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Margary, d. of Henry and Mary Miner ... bap.
1740, Mar. 27. Sarah, d. of William and Sarah Edwards ... bap.
" April 4. Margaret Dod ... bur.
" April 24. Richard, s. of John and Mary Lankford ... bap.
" May 8. Francis, s. of John Roberts and Mary ... bap.
" May 15. William Jarret, alias Garret, and Elizabeth Evans ... mar.
" May 15. Edward, s. of William and Dorothy Clerk ... bap.
" May 22. Edward, s. of John and Elizabeth Weston ... bap.
" May 27. John Wellens and Elizabeth Watkis ... mar.
" July 6. Margery, d. of Henry and Mary Miner ... bur.
" Aug. 10. Edward, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Rawlins ... bap.
" Sept. 16. Mary Tither ... bur.
" Sept. 29. Mary, d. of John and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 10. Benjamine, s. of John Wellens ... bap.
" Oct. 15. William, s. of Richard and Mary Bromley ... bap.
" Oct. 24. Elizabeth, w. of John Wellens ... bur.
" Dec. 16. Thomas, s. of Richard and Mary Wilding ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Richard Wilding, of Betchcott ... bur.
1740-1, Jan. 3. Samuell Jones ... bur.
" Jan. 4. Richard Jones ... bur.

40 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1740-1

1740-1, Feb. 14. John, s. of Peter and Mary Rogers ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Sarah Hurdley ... bur.
" Mar. 1. John, s. of William and Elizabeth Garret ... bap.
" Mar. 7. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Langford, de Hollies, and Mary ... bur.
" Mar. 14[?] Susannah,d. of Thomas and Anne Bromley ... bap.
1741, April 6. Elizabeth, w. of William Rogers ... bur.
" April 8. John, s. of William and Elizabeth Garret ... bur.
" May 1. John Adams and Mary Harris ... mar.
" May 11. Thomas Glover ... bur.
" May 20. Susannab, d. of Thomas and Ann Bromley ... bur.
" June 20. Heighwey, s. of Henry and Mary Miner ... bap.
" July 6. Esther, d. of Thomas and Sarah Ankrit ... bur.
" Aug. 7. Heighway, s. of Henry and Mary Miner ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Richard Davis ... bur.
" [illegible] Ann, d. of Abraham and Sarah Jandrell ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Ann, d.of Abraham and Sarah Jandrell [sic] ... bap.
" Dec. 25. Margaret Peirce ... bur,
1741-2, Jan. 13. James, s. of Silvanus and Elizabeth Hill ... bap.
" Jan. 22. Thomas, s. of John and Mary Roberts ... bap.
" Feb 21. Mary, d. of William Garret, alias Jarret, and Elizabeth ... bap.
" Mar. 2. John, s. of John and Sarah Hughs ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Thomas Crokat ... bur.
" Mar.23. Elizth., d. of Tbomas and Mary Ingle [?] ... bap.
1742, April 2. Elizabeth Crockett ... bur.
" April 12. Mary, d. of Thomas and Ann Bromly ... bap.
" April 20. Richard, s. of John and Mary Wilding ... bap.
" June 10. Sarah, d. of Thomas and Sarah Ankrett ... bap.
" June 15. Sarah, d. of Samuell and Sarah Groves ... bur.
" June 16. Walter Miner ... bur.
" July 8. Edward Taylor, p. of Cardington, and Mary Tudor of S. ... mar.
" Aug. 1. John Harklam ... bur.
" Sept. 13. Ralph, s. of Anne Heighwey ... bur.
" Sept. 22. Jane, d. of Henry and Mary Miner ... bap.
" Oct. 29. William, s. of John and Mary Lankford ... bap.
" Nov. 3. William, s. of John and Mary Lankford ... bur.
1742-3, Feb. 26. Mary Hale, sister of Anne Heighwey ... bur.
1743, April 13. Margret, wife of Thomas Gwine ... bur.

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1743, April 21. Thomas Dod ... bur.
" April 30. Mary, d. of Thomas and Ann Bromley ... bur.
" May 24. Hannah, d. of Thomas and Mary Glover ... bap.
" May 25. Richard Rider [? Tider], and Mary Evans mar.
" June 4. Elizabeth, w. of John Evans .. ... bur.
" Nov. 10. Jane, d. of John and Mary Lankford, privately ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Margaret, d. of Thomas and Mary Jones ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Thomas Bromley ... bur.
1744, Jan. 19. Mary, d. of Richardand Elizabeth Rawlins ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Thomas, s. of Richard and Tither ... bap.
" April 15. Richard, s. of Abraham and Sarah Jandrell ... bap.
" Aug. 19. Mary, d. of John and Mary Roberts ... bap.
" Sept. 29. William, s.of Williamand Elizabeth Garret ... bap.
" Oct. 25. William, s. of Thomas and Anne Bromley ... bap.
" Dec. 21. John Watkis ... bur.
Beddow [?] [entry cut out] ... chr.
1745, Feb. 7. Elizabeth Aberly ... bur.
" Feb. 24. Abraham, s. of Thomas and Sarah Ankrit ... bap.
" May 7. John Bromley and Ann Glover ... mar.
" May 9. John Rogers and Mary Wilding ... mar.
" May 26. George, s. of John Waters and bis wife ... bap.
" Oct. 2. Elizabeth, d. of Henry and Mary Miner ... bap.
" Dec. 15. Anne, d. of Richard and Mary Tither ... bap.
1745-6, Jan. 53. Elizabeth, d. of John and Anne Wilding ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Elizabeth, d. of Richard and Margrett Bromley ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Richard, s. of John and Mary Rogers ... bap.
1746, May 3. Richard Couper and Elizabeth Mancel ... mar.
" June 20. The Reverend Mr. Beddow ... bur.
" July 2. William, s. of John and Mary Langford ... bap.
" Nov. 9. Richard, s. of John and Mary Roberts ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Richard Clouds, p. of Longnor, and Mary Scoltock of S. ... mar.
" Nov. 16. William, s. of Thomas and Mary Glover, of Betchcott ... bap.
" Dec. 15. Benjamin, s. of John and Eleanor Watters ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Alice Cook, widow ... bur.
" Jan. 5. Stephen,s. of William and Elizabeth Jarritt
" Jan. 13. Sarah, d. of Richard and Ann Rogers ... bur.

42 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1746

1746, Mar. 5. Stephen, s. of William and Elizabeth Jarritt ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Martha, d. of William and Martha Cole-burn ... bap.
1767, May 28. Edward, s. of William and Elianor Beaumont ... bap.
1737 [sic] Dec. 27. William Cooke ... bur.
1766, May 13. Elizabeth, f. Gulielmi Harris et Jane uxoris ejus ... bap.
" June 10. Anna Watkis ... sep.
" June 1. Gulielmus Pinches ... sep.
" Aug. 4. Richardus Hordley ... sep.
" Oct. 31. Christiana, f. Edwardi Rogers et Hannah ejus uxoris ... bap.
" Nov. 13. Gulielmus Bagley ... sep.
" Dec. 8. Sarah, f. Gulielmi Hordley ... bap.
" Dec. 8. Johannes,f. Richardi Owens et Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Anna Williams (de All Stretton) ... sep.
1767, Jan. 21. Johannes Weston, de Wilderley in p. Church Pulverbach, ... sep. apud Smethcotte ... sep.
" Jan. 31. Edwardus Weston ... sep.
[On the page after the foregoing eleven entries, and in the same hand, is written the following]
This is a very puzzling. This Register is not regular; this Register is quite puzling; this Register is quite foolish; Bad work indeed. This is the most ill contrived Register, that is in England or Wales, or the Towns of Ber-upon Tweed. Melucolae Registrum.
Eloi, Eloi, lama sabaethani. [thrice repeated]

1638, April 2. Nathaniell Gwyne and Frances Perkes... mar.
1639, April 25. Humfrey Arnewell and Mary Bollen ... mar.
1641, May 27. Richard Andrewes and Janne Jonnes ... mar.
" Feb. 20. Thomas Smith and Elizabeth Robarts... mar.
1642, Nov. 10. Robart Gwin and Elizabeth Harding ... mar.
163-[?], May 4. John Weekes and Mary Cooke ... mar.
1631, June 2. Robart Towndsend and Elinor Coocke... mar.
[erased] Feb. 4. William Howles and Jonne Gittins ... mar

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1659, Jan. 11. Josias Davis and Joyse Parsons ... mar.
1660, May 8. Richard Davis and Anne Townesend ... mar.
1659, [?],May 29. Sarah Badby ... bur.

[One or more entries destroyed here by damp.]

THOMAS BEDDOW.
JOHN WOLLASTON.
EDWARD WOLLASTON.
JOSEPHUS BEDDOW, Minister.

[Volume II.]
REGISTER OF THE PARISH OF SMETHCOTE, 1747.

Contains also an accoount of the cost, &c., of the New Church built 1850.

[On the cover, in pencil. ]
Rowl. Jaundrell, Curate of Smethcote 15 Nov. 1624-24 May 1632.

John Beddow, rector, buried 14 Aug 1708.
Thomas Beddow, inducted 29 June 1708.
Reverend Mr Beddows, buried June 30, 1746.

1747, July 3. John Jarret, an infant ... bur.
" July 3. Anne, d. of Thomas and Anne Bromley ... bap.
" Sep. 26. Margery, d. of Henry and Mary Minor .. ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Mary, d. of John Jones and Jane, of the Abbey p. in Shrewsbury ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Hannah, d. of John and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Edward, s. of William and Anne Humpherson ... bap.

JOS: ORME, Rector.
WM. ROGERS, WILLIAM JARRETT. Churchwardens.

1748, April 24. Peter Rogers, pauper ... bur.
" June 26. Edward, s. of Richard and Mary Tither ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Stephen Bollen ... bur.
" Oct. 4. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Mary Jones ... bap.
" Dec. 3. Thomas Jones, labourer ... bur.
" Dec. 16. Edward Langford ... bur.
" Dec. 23. Richard Bagley, labourer ... bur.
" Jan. 5. Edward, s. of John and Mary Roberts ... bap.
" Jan. 9. Thomas Watters, labourer ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Nathaniel Wynn, of the p. of Aston, and Mary Higginson, of the p. of St. Chad in Salop, lic. ... mar.

44 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1748

1748, Feb. 7. Mary, wife of John Wilding ... bur.
" Mar. 7. Mary, d. of John and Anne Wilding ... bap.
" Mar. 14. John, s. of Peter and Eleanor Pugh ... bap.
" Mar. 14. Joshua Allison, pauper ... bur.
" Mar. 22. John, s. of Peter and Eleanor Pugh ... bur.

Christenings 5, Burials 9, Wedding 1.
JOS: ORME, Rector.
THOS. EDWARDS, RICHARD BROMLEY. Churchwardens.

1749, April 23. Martha,d. of Abraham and Sarah Jaundrell ... bap.
" June 15. Edward Bagley, labourer ... bur.

N.B.- On July the 26th, 1749; at the Nisi Prius Bar in Shrewsbury, came on,
by Writ of Quare impedit, before Baron Clive, a trial concerning the right
of Advowson of the Rectory of Smethcott, wherein Mr. Richard Beddow, of
Cotton Hill in Salop (the only son and heir, then living, to John Beddow,
Cler. late Rector of Smethcott, and of Anne his wife, one of the daughters
of Richard Philippes of Netley Esqr., patron of the Rectory of Smethcott)
was Plaintiff, and Mrs. Catherine Pope of Woolstaston, spinster, Mr. Joseph
Orme, Cler. Curate of Clunbury, and the Right Revd. Richard Lord Bp. of
Lich. and Coven. were Defendants. After tedious impleadings of six hours
long, the Special Jury, who were some of the principal Men in the County,
next Morn brought in their verdict for the plaintiff, and two years Value
of the benefice for damages according to Stat. 2nd Westr. At Michaelmas
Term following judgment was given at Westminster upon that verdict, and a
Writt issued out to the Bp. to amove Joseph Orme, the Usurpative Incumbent,
and to admitt a fit clerk at the presentation of Richard Beddow, the true
patron in full right.

The very next week after the verdict given at Salop, the Usurpative
Incumbent Joseph Orme, in order to shun the odious reproach of being
formally amoved by the Bp's Injunction and Inhibition affixed on the Church
Door, which he was informed would of course succeed the Verdict, and
Judgment when given at Westminster, and also to avoid the restoration of
the profits of the benefice since the decease of the last legall Incumbent,
Mr. Thomas Beddow (viz., the 26th of June, 1746, to the time of his amoval)
and no less desirous to secure his usurping Patroness Mrs. Pope from
payment of the damages, waited on the sd. Lord Bp. of Lich. and Cov. (Dr.
Richard Smalbroke) at

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Eccleshall Castle, praying his Ldsp. to accept his resignation of the
Benefice, upon which condition he wth proper security wd execute a penal
bond of £500 to indemnify his Ldsp. and successors for ever. The
resignation was accepted, and Orme withdrew to his old Cure at Clunbury. In
November the Bp. was serv'd with the Writt, who immediately sent to the
legal patron Mr. Richard Beddow, requiring him to present a fit Clerk to
the Rectory of Smethcott; but before he had presented, the same Bp. dy'd at
London in December 1749.

In Feb. following, Dr. Fred. Cornwallis was consecrated Bp. of Lich. and
Coy., and in March following Mr. Beddow presented his Clerk, David Rice,
Cler. Curate of Leebottwood and Longnor, who was since the late Incumbent's
death (viz. Mr. Thos. Beddow's) the only and singular friend of Mr. Richard
Beddow in the wbole affair. He waited of the New Bp. at London, was
admitted and instituted Rector of Smethcott, and in April following was
inducted personally to the same, to the universal joy and satisfaction of
all haters of oppression and wrong, and of all true lovers of Truth,
Justice, Honesty and Virtue.

1749, Aug. 8. A child from Thomas Preece, of the Park head ... bur.
" Sep. 1. Thomas Franks,infant,of Cotton hill,Salop ... bur.
" Sep. 3. Sarab, d. of Thomas and Anne Bromley ... bap.
" Sep. 5. Sarah, d. of Richard and May Rawlins, of Newhall ... bap.
" Jan. 5. Elizabeth, d. of William and Elizabeth Jarrett, of Picklescot ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Anne, wife of Richard Rogers (weaver) . ... bur.
" Jan. 30. Sarah, a base child from Betchcott ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Mary, d. of John Rogers, of Betchcott, and Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 6. Martha, d. of Henry and Mary Minor ... bap.
1750, April 22. Ruth Colebarne, a base child ... bap.
" May 14. John Fewtrell and Martha Sanky ... mar.
" June 17. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Tudor ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Mary Rogers ... bur.
" Sep. 7. Samuel Weston, an infant ... bur.
" Oct. 18. Edward Weston, an infant ... bur.

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1750, Nov. 13. Edward Watkis, of Shrewsbury ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Anne, d. of John and Mary Wilding ... bap.
" Jan. 6. John, s. of Abraham and Sarah Jandrell ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Edward, s. of John and [blank] Wafters ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Mrs. Anne Beddow (sister to Mr. Thos. Beddow, late Rector of Smethcott) was buried in the Chancel ... bur.
" Feb. 18. Thomas Roberts and Sarah Harrington ... mar.

DAV: RICE, Rector.

1751, April 7. Anne, d. of Peter and Elinor Pugh ... bap.
" April 15. Edward Watters, infant ... bur.
" April 20. Rebecca, d. of William and Mary Edwards ... bap.
" May 8. Anne Pugh, infant ... bur.
" June 4. Thomas Watters, batchelor ... bur.
" June 5. Rebecca Preece ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Arthur Ankrit, of Wentnor, and Martha Savage, of St. Chadd, lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 17. Martha, d. of John and [blank] Wilding, of Betcbcott ... bap.
" Oct. 17. - The wife of Thomas Bromley ... bur.
" Nov. 30. John, s. of Richard and Mary Rawlins, of Newhall ... bap.
" Dec. 28. John, son of John and Elizabeth Rogers, of Betchcott ... bap.

DAVID RICE, Rector.

1752, Jan. 19. John, s. of Aaron and [blank] Cook, of Underhill park ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Richard, s. of Richard and [blank] Gittins, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Feb. 15. Sarah, d. of John Hughes ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Catherine, d. of William and Elizabeth Jarrett ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Sarah Rabon, of Salop, an infant ... bur.
" Mar. 31. [blank] of Richard and Mary Tudor ... bap.
" April 2. Thomas, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers, of the Park head ... bap.
" July 5. Thomas, s. of William and Mary Edwards ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Thomas, s. of Abraham and Sarah Jandrel, born and ... bap.
" Nov. 27. John Higgs (of Sniethcett, aged 21 years) ... bur.

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1752, Dec. 18. Elizabeth, wife of Richard Rawlins (and Mother of the above John Higgs) was bur'yd near him in the Church.
1752-3, Jan. 2. Catherine, d. of William and Elizabeth Jarret, of Picklescott ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Margarett Bromley .. ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Diana, a base child of Margarett Farmer ... bap.
" Feb. 19. James, s. of John and Mary Roberts ... bap. 1753, May s. Richard, s. of John and Anne Wilding ... bap. ,. May 24. Richard, s. of Richard and Anne Scaltock ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Roger Newell, of S., Weaver, and Mary Partridge, of Wilderley, sp. ... mar.
" Sep. 22. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers, weaver (Park head) ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Richard Jones, a cbild nursed at Richd. Harrington ... bur.
" Dec. 4. Anne, d. of Richard and Mary Rawlins ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Elianor, d. of John and Martha Fewtrell ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Anne, d. of William and Elizabeth Jarrett ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Elianor Fewtrel (an infant) ... bur.
" Dec. 27. James Mansel, a base child ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Martha, wife of John Fewtrell ... bur.
1754, May 21. William and Edward, sons of John and Mary Rogers, of Betchcott ... bap.

DAVID RICE, Rector. [blank] Churchwardens.

" June 14. John Jones, of Holy Cross, Salop ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Edward. s. of Edward and Elianor Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Sarah, d. of Roger and Mary Newell ... bap.
1755, Feb. 2. Constance Beddow, aged 80, ... bur. in the Chancel.
" Feb. 10. Thomas Wilding and Anne Bromley, lic. ... mar.
" Mar. 16. Adam, s. of Richard and Mary Tudor ... bap.
" April 6. William Cooks ... bur.
" April 27. John, s. of Richard and Mary Rogers, weaver ... bap.
" May 5. John, s. of Thomas and Elianor Rawlins ... bap.
" May 12. John Morgan and Mary Edwards ... mar.
" May 8. Rebecca, d. of William and Mary Edwards ... bap.
" June 18. William, s. of William and Sarah Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Edward,s,of Thomas and Margaret Weston ... bap.

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1755, Dec. 8. Richard, a child of Richd. Hinks ... bur.
1756, Feb. 4. Anne, d. of Thomas and Sarah Heighway ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Silvanus Hill ... bur.
" Mar. 9. Anne, d. of Thomas Heighway ... bur.
" April 9. Richard, s. of John and Mary Morgan ... bap.
" May 7. Mary, d. of Richard and Mary Rawlins .. ... bap.
" May 12. Richard Bromley and Margarett Bayley, lic. ... mar.
" May 12. John Fewtrell and Elizabeth Vaughn, lic. ... mar.
" June 24. Mary, d. of Roger and Mary Newell ... bap.
" July 1. Elizabeth, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Abram ... bap.
" July 21. Margarett, d. of William and Elizabeth Jarrett ... bap.
" Aug. 9. Elizabeth Humphreys, of Longnor Green ... bur.

NB.- Copied thus far and sent to ye Registry.

" Sep. 13. Edward, a cbild of John Rogers, of Betchcott ... bur.
" Sep. 24. Elianor, d. of Edward and Elianor Rogers ... bap.
" Nov. 14. Margarett, d. of William and Mary Edwards, Park head ... bap.
Richard, s. of John and Mary Thomas, of the Parsonage, born Oct. 21, ... bap. 24, and ... chr. Nov. 19.
" Nov. 28. John, s. of William and Jane Harris, of Trantam's Copy, born ... and ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Elizabeth, d. of Richard and Mary Rogers (weavr) ... bap.
1757, Feb. 2. Mary, widow of blind Peter Rogers ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Tbomas, s. of William and Sarah Rogers, born Mar. 2 ... bap.
" April 1. Anne, d. of John and Mary Rogers (of Betchcott), born Mar. 17 ... bap.
" June 19. John, s. of Richard Scaltock and Anne.. ... bap.
" June 23. Francis Rawlins (tanner, of Newport), batchelor ... bur.
" July 3. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Elianor Rawlins (born June the -) ... bap.
" July 10. Mary, wife of Peter Scaltock ... bur.
" July 17. Anne, d. of John and Elizabeth Fewtrell, born and ... bap.

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1757, Aug. 4. John, s. of John and Mary Franks, of Cotton Hill in Shrewsbury (an infant), was ... bur. in the Chancell of Smethcott.
" Oct. 23. John, a base child,nursed at Richd Abram ... bap.
" Nov. 1. John, the above base child (sirnamed Bowen, as I am informed) ... bur.
1758, Mar. 10. Mary, wife of John Rogers, of Betchcott ... bur.
" May 1. William, s. of Thomas and Sarah Heighway (born April 30) ... bap.
" May 14. May, d. of William and Mary Edwaids, of the Park head ... bap.
" Sep. 30. May, wife of Thomas Rogers of Longnor ... bur.
1759, Sep. 20. Francis, s. of William and Sarah Rogers, born Sep. 29 ... bap.
1763, Sep. 16. Richard, s. of Roger and Mary Newil ... born.

[The following entries, from 1759 to 1776, arc copied from four parchment leaves
sewn together, and inserted toosely inside Register No. II]

Mr. Rice, the late Rector of Smethcote, having neglected to register the
Births, Baptism, and Burials, in this parish, from the year 1759 to 1763,
and from 1763 to 1777, I William Crosse Curtis, now Curate of Smethcote,
have in the year 1792, by Direction of the Lord Bishop of this Diocese,
collected the following from such Documents, as I have have been able to
procure.
[In another hand.] Mr. Rice appears to have kept a Register of Baptisms and
Burials for the years 1766, 1767, which may be seen by reference to the
last page of the oldest Register here extant. - R. PHAYRE, 1832. -

1759, Aug. 5. Thomas,s.of William and Elizabeth Jarrett ... bap.
1760, May 26. William, s. of Edward and Elinor Rogers ... bap.
1791 [sic] May 1. Sarah, d. of Wm. and Jane Harris, born Ap. 30 ... bap.
[1791 is evidently a mistake for 1761]
1761, Jan. 2. Thomas,s. of Thomas and Sarah Heighway ... bap.
" Jan. 2. Robert Heighway, s. of the above ... bap.
1762, Feb. 12. John, s. of Willm. Hordley and Margery, born Feb. 9 ... bap.
" Aug. 27. Thomas, s, of Thos. and Elinor Rawlins ... born.
" Oct. 1. John,s. of William and Sarah Rogers, of S. ... born.

50 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1762

This is copied from Mr. Rogers's Book of Smethcote.

1762, Jan. 27. John, s. of Edward and Elinor Rogers ... born.

This is copied from Mr. Rogers's family Bible of Smethcote.

1763, Sep. 16. John, s. of Roger and Mary Newill ... born.
" Aug. 23. Mary Adams ... bur.
" Sep. 23. Richard Beddow ... bur.
" Oct. 16. Richard, s. of Roger and [blank] Newill ... bap.
" Dec. 20. Eliz: Langford ... bur.
1764, Jan. 2. Mary, d. of Willm and Jane Harris ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Will., s. of John and Eliz. Morgan ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Hannah, Ed. and Elin. Rogers d., ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Ric., fil. Thos. and Sar. Heighway ... bap.
" Mar. 27. John Fewtrell ... bur
" Mar. 27. Thos., fil. Wm. and Margery Hurdley ... bap.
" April 2. Mary, wife of Ric. Rogers ... Imo
" May 15. Thos. Rawlins ... bor.
" May 26. john Hughes, junior ... bur.
" Oct. 15. Christiana, d. of Ric. and Mar. Rawlins ... bap.
" Nov. 13. Mary, d. of Ric. and Anne Wilding ... bap.
" Nov. 27. Josiah,s. of Will. and MaLEd'ds[Edwards] ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Wm., fil. John and Hannah Wildg [Wilding] bap
" Dec. 11. Josiah Ed'ds [Edwards] inft ... bur.
" Dec. 14. Jno. Wellings ... bur.
" Dec. 15. Mary Wilding ... bur.
1765, Jan. 17. Sarah, d. of Ed. and Mary Brown ... bap.
" Feb. 7. Anne Wilding ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Ric. Abram, infant ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Ric. Bromley ... bur.
" Mar. 15. Eliz. Weston ... bur.
" Mar. 28. Eliz. Ed'ds [Edwards] ... bur.
" April 6. Wid, Hill ... bur.
" April 6. [blank], s. of Saml and Mary Hill ... bap.
" May 12. Eliz., d. of Thos [and] Margret Weston ... bap.
" May 13. Ed'd., fil. Will. and Sarah Rogers ... bap.
" July 11. Ed'd., s. of Ric. and Mary Scoltock ... bap.
" July 24. John, s. of Tho. and Anne Wild'g ... bap.
" Aug 11. Jane Watkis ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Lucy, d. of Ric. Owen ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Thos. Preece ... bur.
" Oct. 7. Eliz., d. of Ed'd and Hana. Digry ... bap.

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1765, Oct. 19. Jno., s. of Wm. and Eliz. Glovr, ... bap.
1766, Feb. 21. Mary Franks, inft. ... bur.
" May 13. Eliz., d. of Wm and Jane Harris ... bap.
" June 20. Jane Watkis ... bur.
" June 20. Will. Pinches ... bur.
" Aug. 4. Ric. Hordley ... bur.
" Oct. 31. Christian, fil. Ed. and Elinor Rogers, born Oct. 28 ... bap.
" Nov. 13. Wm. Bagley ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Sar., fil. Gwl, and Margery Hurdley ... bap.
" Dec. 8. John, fil. Ric. and Eliz. Owen ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Anne W's, [Williams], (All Stretton) ... bur.
See the last page of the 1st Book of Registers. [in another hand.]
1767, Jan. 21. John Weston ... bur.
" Jan. 31. Edwd Weston ... bur.
" May 28. Edward, fil. Will. and Elinor Beaumont ... bap.
" May 28. Abram Morgan ... bur.
" May 28. [blank] Owen ... bur.
" July 14. Hannah, d. of William and Sarah Rogers, of S. ... bap.
See the last page of the first Book of Registers.[in another hand.]
1768, Aug. 2. Margaret Maria Bromley, d. of Ricd and Eliz. Bromley, of Picklescote ... bap.
1769, May 4. William, s. of William and Elinor Beaumont [ ... bap.?]
" Sep. 4. John, s. of John and Hannah Wilding ... born.
Copied this from Mr. Wilding's Book of Betchcote.
1770, April 8. Richard Rogers, s. of William and Sarah Rogers, of S. ... bap.
Copied this from Mr. Rogers's Book of Smethcote.
" Feb. 25. Richard, s. of Richd and Elizabeth Bromley, of Picklescote ... born.
Copied this from Mr. Bromley's family Bible of Picklescot.
1771, Jan. 14. John, s. of John and Mary Partridge, of Picklescote ... born.
This is copied from Mr Partridge's Book of Picklescot.
" July 11. Richard, s. of John and Hannah Wilding ... born.
This is copied from Mr. Wildings Book of Betchcot.
1772, Sep. 6. Joseph, s. of Thos. and Jane Hughson, born Sep. 1 ... bap.

52 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1772

1772, Oct. 13. Sarah Ankrit ... bur.
" May 20. Mary Glover, d. of Wm and Sarah, of Betchcote ... born.
This is copied from Mr. Gtover's family Bible of Betchcote.
1773, Jan. 20. Ed'd.,s.of William and Susannah Bratton, born Dec. 26, priv. ... bap.
" Jan. so. Mary, d. of Wm and Elinor Beaumont, born Jan. 4 ... bap.
" Feb. - A child of Thomas Langford's ... bap.
" Mar. 19 Thomas, s. of Abr. Ankrit ... bur.
" May 11. Sarah, d. of Thomas and Mary Weston, ... bur. at S.
" May 17. Thos., s. of Jon and Hannab Wilding, born to - ... bap.
" May 17. Mary, d. of Thomas Langford ... bur.
" June 17. Mary, d. of Saml and Elizabeth Hickman, born 14, priv. ... bap.
" June 8. Thos., s. of 'Pho' and [blank] Weston, born 17, priv. ... bap,
" June 22. Richard, s. of Wm and Margery Hurdley, born June - , to-day priv. ... bap.
" July 6. Maria, d. of John and Mary Partridge (Bla-Smith), born June 24, ... chr. this day at her father's house.
" Aug. 2. Thos., infant s. of Thos. Weston ... bur.
" Aug. 13. Maria, d. of John Partridge ... bur.
" Oct. 28. Mary, d. of Thos. Gwilliams and [blank], born Oct. 8 ... bap.
" Nov. - Ann Price, late of Gantlope, widow, aged 8o .. ... bur.
" Dec. - [blank] ...
1774, Feb. 5. Hump. Child, of Stretton, and Anne Rawlins, of S., lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 5. Richard Hickman and Eliz. Langslow, of S., lie. ... mar.
" Mar. 16. James, s. of James Hill and Mary, born May 5, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Mary, d. of Ric. and Martha Wilding, of Underhill-hall, born -, priv. there ... bap.
" April 11. Hannah, d. of Ric. and Elia. Owen, born April 8. priv. ... bap

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1774, June 2. James Hughes (from Scoltocks) ... bur.
" July 2. Eliz., infant d. of Ric. Bromley ... bur.
" July 24. Thos, s. of Wm Bratton and Susan, born 21, priv. ... bap.
" July 2. Thomas, s. of Ric. and Eliz. Bromley, of Picklescote, born June 19, priv. ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Priscilla, d. of Wm. and Sarah Glover, born Nov. 7, priv. ... bap. by Watkin.
" Nov. 21. Susannah, d. of Rich. and Anne Pinches, born Nov. 16, priv. bap 21 by Watkin, ... chr. 26 by D. Rice.
1775, Jan. 6. Joan, d. of Ric. Hickman ... chr.
" [no date] Eliz., d. of Thos Price ... bap.
" Aug. 18. Hannah, d. of John and Hannah Wilding born.

This is copied front Mr. Wilding's Book of Betchcot.
Births, Baptisms, and Burials, in and from the p. of Smethcote, since the 24 of July, 1775, viz., Bp Hurd's 1st Visit. Salop, Anno 1775.
" July 26. Anne and Eliz., twin daus. of William Roberts by Ursula, born July 25 ... bap.
" July 27. George, s. of Ric. Rogers ... bur.
" - 2. Hannah, d. of John and Hannah Wilding, Betchcote, born Aug. 8 ... bap.
" Oct. 9. Thomas Bromley, senr. ... bur.
" Oct. 23, Eliz. d. of Thos. Gwilliams and Martha, horn Oct. 14, priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 31. John Coleburn, paup. ... bur.
" Nov. 5. [blank] Wilding, of Betchcote, batchelor ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Richard, s. of Thos. and Mare Weston, born 20, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Susannah, d. of Wm. and Susannah Bratton, born Nov. 24th, priv. ... bap.
1776, Feb. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Richd and Eliz. Hickman, born Feb. 2, priv. ... bap.
" April 12. Richard, s. of Ric. and Ma. Mogle, of Underhill-hall, born Ap. 5, priv. ... bap. 12, and ... bur. 16.
" May 16. Elizabeth, d. of John and Mary Rogers, of Betchcote, born Ap. 25 ... chr.
Copied this from Mr. Roger's Bible of Betchcot.

54 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1776

1776, June 3. John Langford, of the Parkhead ... bur.
" June 23. Sarab, wife of Ric. Newell ... bur.
" July 5. John, a base s. of John [blank], a dyer and clothier of Yorkshire, by Sarah Wilding of Woolsaston p. born July 4, ... bap. 5, at Longnor.
" July 23. Mary and Anne, twins of James Hill, born Aug. 22, priv. ... bap. 23, by William Jones, Curate.
" [no date]. A Child of Thos. Jones of Salop ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Richard Newell ... bur.
" Nov. 13. Mary Franks, of Cotton-hill, Salop ... bur.
" Nov. 25. James Poole and Anne Whitaker ... mar.
" Nov. 25. [btank] Infants s. of Ric.Moyle,Smethcote ... bur.
" Dec. 6. J. Wms., infant base s. of Jas. Davies Millar, of Woolstaston Mill ... bur.
" Dec. S. Maria, d. of John and Mary Partridge ... bap.

The preceeding Copy was this Ninth day of August 1792, produced before me, one of his Majesties Justices of the peace, acting in, and for, the County of Salop, and verified upon Oath by the Rev' Will' Crosse Curtis, Curate of Smethcote.
SR THOS EDWARDES, BART.

[End of loose parchment leaves. The following are from Register, Vol II.]

1777, Oct. 19. Wm., base child of Margarett Hutson ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Catherine,base child of Elizabeth Walters ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Hannah, d. of Jno. and Hannah Rogers ... bap.
Mr. Jones's time. [written against above, entries.]
1777, Dec. 3. John, s. of Thomas Guilliams, by Martha, born Nov. 29 ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Elizabeth Roberts ... bur.
1778, Dec. 7. Thomas, a base child of Elizabeth Owens ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Elizabeth, d. of Richard and Ann Pinches ... bap.
" May 31. William, s. of Saml and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Dec. 20. George,s.of William and Susannab Bratton ... bap.
1779, Feb. 11. Elizabeth,d. of Thomas and Mary Roberts ... bap.
" [no date] Hannah, d. of Francis and Hannah Humphris ... bap.

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1779, Jan. 9. Sarah, d. of John and Hannah Wilding, Betchcot p. ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Hannah, d. of John and Mary Rogers, Betchcot p. ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Ann, wife of Richard Scoltock ... bur.
" June 2. Joyce, d. of James and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Dec. 8. William, s. of John and Hannah Wilding, of Betchcot p., born 6th ... bap.
1780, Jan. 12. Ann, d. of Thomas and Mary Howells ... bap.
" Jan. 22. Ann, d. of Thomas and Martha Guilliams ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Mary Watkiss, from Sbrewsbury ... bur.
" Feb. 10. John, s, of Edward and Mary Hancocks ... bap.
" April 3. Maria, d. of John and Elizabeth Roberts ... bap.
" April 4. William, s. of John and Hannah Wilding, of Betchcott ... bur.
" April 25. Edward, s. of Richard and Mary Scoltock, born 10th ... bap.
" Sep. 13. David Owen ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Elizabeth, wife of Peter Scoltock ... bur.
1781, Jan. 9. Sarah, d. of Jno. and Mary Rogers, Betchcot ... bap.

THOS JONES.

" Feb. 4. John, s. of Richard and Mary Hughes, Picklescot ... bap.
" Mar. 25. Sarah, d. of Thos. and Elie' Jones (on the Comons) ... bap.
" April 23. Frances, s. of Jno and Hannah Wilding, Betchcot ... bap.
" Mar. 28. William Edward, of the Parke ... bur.
" Oct. 27. Sarah, d. of James and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Nov. 29. Sarah Hughes, of Picklescot ... bur.

R. FLEMING.

" Nov. 1. George, s. of Thomas and Mary Roberts, of the Bank house ... bap.
1782, Jan. 6. John, s. of R4 and Anne Roberts, of the Copy House or Trantam Copy ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Edward,s. of Thomas and Mary Langford, Smethcot Common ... bap
" Jan. 28. Margaret, d. of William and Anne Rogers, of the Walk Mills ... bap,

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1782, Feb. ro. William, s. of Rd and Elizabeth Scoltock, senr, of Smethcot Common ... bap.
" Mar. 14. William, s. of Will' and Sarah Glover, of Betchcot ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Anne, d. of John and Mary Rogers, of Betchcot ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Tbomas, s. of Thomas and Martha Guilliams ... bap.
" Mar. 25. Anne, d. of John and Mary Rogers., of Betchcot ... bur.
" June 2. Sarah, base child of Margaret Jones ... bap.
" July 22. Richard, s. of Richard and Anne Pinches ... bap.
" Ang. 23. John, s. of Thomas and Margarett ... bap.
" Aug. 31. John, s. of Thomas and Margarett ... bap.
" Sep. 26. Sarah Jones, of p. Holy Cross, Sbrewsbury ... bur.
" Oct. 27. Margarett, base child of Elizabeth Wellings and Thomas Jones ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Edward, s. of John and Martha Edwards ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Edward, s. of John and Martha Edwards ... bur.
" Nov. 15. John, s. of Richard and Mary Scoltock ... bap.
" Dec. 20. Thomas, s. of Richard and Ann Roberts ... bap.
1783, Jan. 19. Phebe, base child of Esther Wellings ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Hannah, d. of Samuel and Mary Hill ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Thomas Humphreys, senior, of Longnor Green ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Margaret Partridge, of Picklescott ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Eleanor, d. of Saml and Eliz. Woodcock ... bap.
" Mar. 29. Richd Rawlins, of the new Hall ... bur.
" April 14. Thos. Wellings, of the Park-bead, Smethcott Common ... bur.
" April 27. William, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Hughes, of Picklescott ... bap.
" May 9. Eleanor, d. of John and Mary Rogers, of Betchcott ... bap.
" May 9. Mary Glover, of Betchcott ... bur.
" June 17. Martha, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones, Smethcott Common ... bap.

WM. CROSSE CURTIS, Curate.

" Aug. 8. John Bromley, of the Walk Mills ... bur.

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1783, Aug. 18. Mary, d. of Thos and Mary Roberts, of the Park Head ... bap.
" Sep. 10. Thomas Glover, of Betchcott ... bur.
" Oct. 11. Elizabeth, d. of John and Elizabeth Roberts, of Underhill Hall, in the p. of Smethcott ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Edward, s. of Thomas and Mary Langford, Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Margarett Hill, of Picklescott in Smethcott p. ... bap.
1784, Jan. 19. Edward, s. of John and Hannah Wilding, of Betchcott ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Wiiliam, s. of Richard and Elizth Morgan, of the Woolrick, Smethcott Common, in Smethcott p. ... bap.
" Feb. 4. Jane, base child of Elizth Hughes, of Smethcott Common, William Walliter the reputed father ... bap.
" April 21. Elizabeth, d. of John and Elizabeth Roberts, of Underhill Hall ... bur.
" Mar. 14. Sarah, d. of Sarah and Richard Fox, of Picklescott ... bap.
" May 25. Sinai Jasper, a non-parishioner (recd doubte fees) ... bur.
" Aug. 6. William Glover ... bur.
" Aug. 15. Thomas, s. of Edward and Mary Hancocks, born Aug. ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Mary Walker, a non-parishioner ... bur.
" Nov. 5. Josiah, s. of Thomas Gwilliam and Martha ... bap.
" Nov. 7. James, s. of Richard and Mary Scoltock, born Nov. 5 ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Thomas Rawlins Woodcock, s. of Saml and Elizth Woodcock ... bap.
" Dec. 20. Hannah, d. of John and Martha Edwards, of Picklescott ... bap.
1785, Jan. 6. George, s. of Thomas and Mary Langford bap
" Jan. 23. Sarah, d. of John and Hannah Hughes. at the Parsonage House, Smethcott ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Mary, d. of William and Anne Rogers, of the Walk-Mills ... bap.

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1785, Feb. 6. Mary, d. of Thomas and Sarah Jones (of the Bank House), Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Mar. 4. John, s. of William and Anne Marsh ... bap.
" Mar. 4. John Wilding, of Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Mar. 9. Eleanor, d. of Thomas and Margarett Hi]l, born Mar. 7, priv. ... bap. at Picklescott
" Mar. 9. Susanna, d. of Richard and Sarah Fox, born Feb. 25, priv. ... bap. at Picklescott
" Mar. 22. Elizabeth Tudor, of the Park-head, Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Mary, a base child of Sarah Scoltock, Smethcott Common, Thomas Munn the reputed father ... bap.
" Mar. 23. William, a base child of Martha Goodall, at Richd Owens, Smethcot Common ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Martha, d. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Mary, a base cbild of Sarah Scoltock ... bur.
" April 20. Elizabeth Rogers, of the Park-head, Smethcott Common ... bur.
" May 4. Robert Groves Glover, of Betchcott ... bap.
" June 5. Sophia, d. of John and Mary Wellings ... bap.
" July 17. Edward, s. of John and Mary Preece, of the Parsonage House, Smethcott ... bap.
" July 24. Eleanor, d. of John and Mary Lloyd, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Aug. 19. John Weston, of Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Aug. z8. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Sep. 19. John Scoltock, of Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Oct. 16. Elizabeth, d. of Edward and Christian Higgs, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Nov. 23. Edward, s. of Adam and Elizabeth Stealey, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Edward, s. of Adam and Eliz. Stealy ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Richard, s. of John and Mary Rogers of Betchcott ... bap.
1786, Jan. 28. Martha, d. of Thomas and Mary Roberts, of the Park-head, Smethcott Common ... bap.

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1786, Feb. 2. Elizabeth, d. of Tbomas and Margaret Maria Rawlins ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones, Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Feb. 18. Martha, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones, Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Mar. 12. Elizabeth, d. of James and Mary Hill, Smethcott Common ... bap.
" April 19. Martha, d. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bur.
" May 10. Mary, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Scoltock, sear, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" May 21. Thomas, s. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bap.
" Oct. 9. William, s. of John and Hannah Wilding, of Betchcott, in Smethcott p. ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Ann, d. of Richard and Mary Scoltock, junr, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Nov. 6. Thomas, s. of Richard and Mary Wellings, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Nov. 1. John Morgan, of Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Nov. 23. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Margaret Hill, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Catharine, d. of Adam and Elizabeth Stealey ... bap.
" Dec. 3. John, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Morgan, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
1787, Jan. 9. William, s. of Thomas and Martha Gwilliams, Smethcot Common ... bap.
" Jan. 11. Thomas,s. of John and Elizabeth Roberts, of Underhill-hall ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Thomas, s. of Henry and Mary Jones, of the Park-head, born Feb. 11 priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 4. John, s. of John and Mary Lloyd, of Smethcott Common, born Jan. 5 ... bap.
" May 28. Jane Wellings ... bur.
" June 17. Samuel, s. of William and Sarah Glover, of Betcbcott ... bap.
" July 6. Mary, d. of Thomas and Margarett Maria Rawlins ... bap.

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1787, July 22. Ann, d. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bap.
" July 22, Martha, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Dec. 25. John, s. of Thomas and Hannah Colebarn, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 28. John, s. of John and Mary Rogers, of Betchcott, priv. ... bap.
1788, Jan. 9. John, s. of John and Martha Edwards, of the Parsonage House, Smethcott ... bur.
" Jan, 10. Maria, d. of Thomas and Eliz. Bowen, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Jan. 27. Jane, d. of John and Mary Wellings, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Richard,s. of Edward and Mary Hancocks, of the Bank House, Smeth: Corn: priv. ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Sarah, d. of Edward and Christian Higgs, of Iicklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 9. Elinor, d. of Thomas and Mary Roberts, of the Park-head, Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Elinor, d. of Richard and Mary Wigley, of Watkis-house, Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Elinor, d. of John and Ann Rogers, junior, of Smethcott, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 26. Elinor, d. of John and Ann Rogers ... bur.
" Mar. 27. Sarah, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Hughes, of Picklescott ... bap.
" May 16. Elizabeth Wilding, of Smethcott Corn- mon, wife of John Wilding, late of Betchcott ... bur.
" June 15. Ann, d. of Thomas and Margarett Hill, of Picklescot ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Martha, d. of Richard and Anne Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bap.
" Sep. 7. Thomas, s. of Richard and Mary Newall, jury of the Walk-Mills ... bap.
" Sep. 14. Richard, s. of Moses and Mary Cook, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Oct. 26. John, s. of Thomas and Sarah Jones, of the Bank House, Smethcott Common ... bap.

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1788, Dec. 21. John Hughes, of Picklescott, Sunday ... bur.
1789, Jan. 6. Hannah, d. of John and Ann Rogers ... bap
" Jan. 7. Hannah, d. of John and Ann Rogers ... bur.
" Feb. 1. Mary, d. of Richard and Mary Scoltock ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Martha, d. of Richd. and Ann Roberts, Trantums Copy, Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Ann, d. of Richard and Ann Roberts, Trantums Copy, Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Mary Jones, of Picklescott ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Margarett, d. of Adam and Elizabeth Stealey, Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Mar. 8. John, s. of Richard and Mary Wellings, Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Richard, s. of Daniel and Christian Woodcock, of Picklescott ... bap.
" April 10. Eleanor, d. of Thomas and Margarett Maria Rawlins ... bap.
" July 26. Sarah, d. of Richard and Elizabeth Morgan, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Sep. 27. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Bowen, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Martha Gwilliams, of Smethcott Common ... bur.
" Nov. S. Elizabeth, d. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums-Copy, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Richard, son of Samuel and Eliz. Pritchard, at Saml. Hills, Smethcot Common, a non-parishioner ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Ann, d. of Edward and Christian Higgs, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Sarah, d. of John and Ann Rogers, junr. ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Rebecca, d. of Henry and Mary Jones, of the Park-head ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Edward, s. of Thomas and Martha Gwilliams, of Smethcott Common ... bap.
" Dec. 24. Jane, d. of John and Elinor Pughe, Trantums Copy, Smethcott Common ... bap.
1790, Jan. 31. Ann, d. of John and Mary Morgan, of the Weide, Smethcot Common ... bap.

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1790, Feb. 8. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Ann Cook, of Crowthers Tenement,Smethcot Common ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Phillip Wigley, a base child of Eliz. Wigley's, by John Baddison, the reputed father ... bur.
" Mar. 21. Robert, s. of Thomas and Mary Langford, of S. Common ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Edward Rogers, the Clerk of Smethcott ... bur.
" Mar. 21. Robert, s. of Thomas and Mary Langford. of S. Common ... bap.
" Mar. 25. Willaim, s. of Thomas and Margarett Hill, of Picklescott ... bap.
" April 54. William, s. of John and Mary Rogers, of Betchcot ... bap.
" May 17. Thomas, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones, of Smethcot Common ... bap.
" June 6. Ann, d. of Richard and Mary Newall, junr., of the Walk-Mills ... bap.
" July 5. Thomas Heighway, of Wolstaston, senr. ... bur.
" Sep. 3. William, s. of Tbomas and Hannah Colebarn, of S. Common ... bap.
" Sep. 5. Martha, d. of John and Mary Wellings, of S. Common ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Richard, s. of William and Sarah Clover, of Betchcote ... bap.
1791, Jan. 10. William, s. of Edward and Mary Hancox, Bank-house, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Hannah, d. of Moses and Mary Cook, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Feb. 25. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Margaret Rawlins ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Edward, s. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bap.
" Mar. 25. John Clover, a base child of Susannah Locke, by the reputed father Richard Edwards ... bap.
" Mar. 26. William, a. of Edward and Bridget Partridge, of Picklescot ... bap.
" April 4. Thomas, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Hughes, of Picklescot ... bap.

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1791, April 24. Elizabeth, d. of John and Mary Morgan, of the Welric, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" May 29. Hannah, d. of Richard and Mary Scoltock, of Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Aug. 24. Edward, s. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums Copy, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Benjamin, s. of Joseph and Ann Preece, of Picklescot ... bap.
" Sep. 22. Elenor Wilding, d. of John and Ann Rogers, of Smethcote ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Benjamin, son of Joseph and Ann Preece, of Picklescott ... bur.
" Oct. 13. Sarah, d. of Adam and Elizabeth Stealey, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Nov. 6. Mary, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Bowen, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Martha Hill, of Smethcote Common ... bur.
" Nov. 13. Mary, d. of Richard and Elizth Morgan, of the Welric, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Susannah, d. of Richard and Mary Heigh-way, of the Walk-Mills ... bap.
" Dec. 11. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Newell, of the Walk-Mills ... bap.
1792, Jan. 15. Samuel, s. of Thomas and Margarett Hill, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Jan. 15. William, a base child of Ann Hodges, by the reputed father William Hugbes ... bap.
" Jan. 22. Jane, d. of Richard and Mary Wellings, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Mary, d. of Richd and Elizth Morgan, of the Welric, Smethcote Common ... bnr.
" Mar. 12. Susannah, d. of Thomas and Elizth Whettal, of Parkhead, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" April 1. Christiana, d. of Edward and Christiana Higgs, of Picklescot ... bap.
" April 19. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Maria Jarratt, of Picklescot ... bap.
" April 29. Jinny, d. of Richard and Anne Roberts, of Trantums-Copy ... bap.

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1792, May 13. Martha, d. of Tbomas and Martha Gwilliams, [of] Smethcote Common ... bap.
" June 3. Mary, d. of John and Anne Evans, of the Walk-mills ... bap.
" June i r. Hannah, d. of Richard and Mary Scoltock, of Smethcote Common hur.
" Aug. 12. William, s. of Moses and Elizabeth Rogers, of the Parkhead, Smeth: Corn: ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Thomas Rogers, the Clark of Longnor Chapel ... bur.
" Aug. 14. Elizabeth Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bur.

[Copied thus far for the Ld. Bp. Cornwallis's Visit Aug. 20th, 1792.]

" Aug. 19. Ann, d. of Joseph and Ann Preece, of Smethcote Corn. .. ... bap.
" Aug. 23. Jinny, d. of Richd and Ann Roberts ... bur.
" Sep. 15. Thomas, s. of William and Hannah Heighway, of Picklescote ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Christian, d. of John and Mary Rogers, of Betcbcote ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Elizabeth, d. of John and Mary Lloyd, of Picklescote ... bap.
" Oct. 29. Christian, d. of John and Mary Wellings, of the Welric, Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Dec. 7. William, s. of Richard and Mary Heighway, of Betchcote ... bap.
" Dec. 7. William Hill, of Picklescote ... bur.
" Dec. 10. Edward Partridge, of Picklescote ... bur.
1793, Mar. 9. Richard,s.of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones, of the Parish-House, Smeth: Com: ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Susannah Whettal, of the Park-head ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Edward, s. of William and Sarah Glover, Betchcote ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Elizabeth Jones, from Richd Roberts's, of Trantums-Copy, a non-parishioner from Clun p. ... bur.
" Mar. 27. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Ann Cole-hurtle, of Smethcote Common ... bap.
" June 9. Mary, d. of Richd and Anne Roberts, of Trantums-Copy ... bap.

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1793, June 23. Richard Tudor, of Smethcote Common ... bur.
" June 30. Mary, d. of Richd and Elizth Morgan, of the Welric ... bap.
" June 30. Elizabeth, d. of Richd and Anne Taylor, of Crowther's Tenement ... bap.
" July 14. Margarett, d. of Thomas and Margarett Maria Rawlins ... bap.
" July 21. Edward, s. of John and Anne Rogers, of S., Parish-Clerk ... bap.
" July 23. Elizabeth, d. of Richd and Anne Taylor, of Crowther's Tenement ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Elizth Bowen, of Smethcote Common ... bur
" Oct. 20. Anne, d. of William and Anne Pinches, by Underhill-hall ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Scoltock ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Mary, d. of John and Mary Morgan, of the Welric ... bap.
" Nov. 4. John, s. of Richard and Mary Newell, of S. ... bap.
" Nov. 54. William, s. of Thomas and Maria Jarratt, of Picklescote ... bap.
" Nov. 19. Elizabeth Hinks, of Picklescote ... bur.
" Dec. 4. Thomas Bowen, of Smethcote Cons. ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Richard, s. of John and Sarah Rawlins, of the Newhall ... bap.
1794, Jan. 15. Elizabeth Waters ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Samuel, s. of Moses and Mary Cook, of Pickelscote ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Richard, s. of Richard and Eliz' h Hughes, of Picklescote ... bap.
" Mar. 16. John, a base child of Ann Hodges (by the reputed father Wm. Perry) ... bap.
" Mar. 27. Anne, d. of Richard and Mary Heighway, of the Walk-Mills ... bap.
" Apr. 4. Mary Morgan ... bur.
" Apr. 4. Mary, d. of Edward and Christian Higgs, of Picklescote ... bap.
" Apr. 8. Adam, s. of Adam and Elizabeth Stealey, of Smethcote Common ... bap.

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1794, June 18. Samuel, s. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums-Copy ... bap.
" July 20. Anne, d. of Thomas and Sarah Gower, of the Parsonage-house ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Wellings, of Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Oct. 13. Hannah, d. of John and Ann Evans, of the Walk-Mills ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Samuel, s. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bur.
" Nov. 4. Mary Williams, a non-parishioner ... bur.
" Nov. 13. Martha, d. of Henry and Mary Jones, of the Park-head ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Mary Bromley, of the Walk-Mills ... bur.
1795, Jan. 25. Thomas Bromley, of Picklescott ... bur.
" Jan. 29. John Partridge, of Picklescott ... bur.
" Feb. 1. Robert, s. of Richard and Mary Heigh-way, of Betchcott ... bap.
" Feb. 9. John Wilding, of Betchcott, Senior ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Thomas, s. of Joseph and Ann Preece, of Smethcote Common ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Richard, eldest son of John Wilding, late of Betchcott ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Hannah, d. of William and Hannah Heighway, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Apr. 5. Hannah, d. of Edward and Elinor Kinsey ... bap.
" May 12. Sarah, d. of Thomas and Martha Gwilliam, of Smethcote Common ... bap.
" May 15. Margaret, d. of Thomas and Margaret Hill, of Picklescott ... bap.
" June 3. Anne, d. of John and Sarah Rawlins, of the Newhall ... bap.
" July 12. Maria, d. of John and Mary WeBings, of the Welric ... bap.
" July 16. Mary Anne, d. of William and Sarah Hodges, of Underhill-hall, priv. ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Anne, d. of Richard and Sarah Weston, of Picklescote ... bap.
" Aug. 20. John Rogers, of Betchcote ... bur.

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1795, Sep. 13. Maartha, d. of John and Mary Morgan of the Welric ... bap.
" Sep. 17. Maria and John, d. and son of Richard and Martha Dudley, of Woolstaston p., at the Bank House in S. p. ... bap.
" Sep. 20. Joyce, a base-born child of Martha Spencers, of S. (by the reputed father William Hudson) ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Hannab,d. of John and Anne Rogers, of S. ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Mary, d. of Richard and Mary Newell, of the Walk-mills ... bap.
" Dec. 22. William, a base-born child of Anne Hodges (by the reputed father John Hughes), from Richd. Scoltock's, Smeth. Com. ... bur.
1796, Jan. 3. Richard, s. of Thomas and Hannah Colebarn, of Smeth. Com. ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Sarah, d. of Richard and Anne Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bap.
" Jan. 27. Elizabeth Gough, of the Welric ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Hannah, d. of Richard and Ann Taylor, of Crowthers Tenement ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Eliz. d. of Richard and Mary Scoltock, of Smeth. Com. ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Alice, d. of Thomas and Margaret Maria Rawlins ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Francis, s. of Thomas and Maria Jarratt, of Picklescott ... bap.
" May 4. Martha, d. of Edward and Christiana Higgs, of Picklescott ... bap.
" July 13. Ann, d. of Joshua and Martha Owen, of Smethcote Common ... bap.
" July 27. Maria, d. of Richard and Mary Heigh-way, of the Walk Mills ... bap.
" July 31. Priscilla, d. of John and Mary Rogers, of Betchcote ... bap.
" Sep. 13. John, son of Saml. and Eliz. Pritchard, Baiston-Hill ... bur.
" Nov. 10. John, s. of John and Elizabeth Wilding, of Betchcot ... bap.

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1796, Dec. 31. John Glover, of Smethcote Common ... bur.
1797, Jan. 5. Mary, d. of William and Ann Pinches, of Underhill-hall Gate ... bap.
" Jan. 5. Jinny, d. of Adam and Elizabeth Stealey, of Smeth. Common ... bap.
" Jan. 21. John, son of Thomas and Margarett Hill, of Picklescote ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Elizabeth Morgan, of the Welric ... bur.
" Feb. 19. William, s. of John and Ann Evans, of the Walk-mills ... bap.
" Mar. 26. William, s. of William and Hannah Heighway, of Picklescote ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Ann, d. of Walter and Ann Chudley, of Trantums Copy ... bap.
" Apr. 9. Elizabeth, d. of John and Sarah Rawlins, of the New-hall ... bap.
" Apr. 9. Ann Chudley, of Trantums Copy ... bur.
" Apr. 23. William Beaumont ... bur.

[Copied thus far for the Ld. Bp. Cornwallis's Visitation, May 23d, 1797.]

" May 14. Jinny, d. of Richard and Sarah Weston ... bap.
" May 20. Rebecca, d. of Richard and Ann Roberts, of Trantums Copy (being her fifteenth child) ... bap.
" May 28. Rebecca Roberts, of Trantums Copy ... bur.
" June 18. Joseph, a base-born child of Mary Humphris, of Hawkster-mill, p. of Minsterly, by the reputed father John Davis ... bap.
" July 2. William, s. of John and Miram Davies, p. of Montgomery, a non-parishioner ... bap.
" July 26. Harriott, d. of William Hodges and Sarah, of Underhill-hall, priv. ... bap.
" July 31. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph Preece and Anne, of Smethcott Copy, priv. ... bap.
" July 6. Roger NeweB, of the Walk-mills ... bur.
" Aug. 13. John, s. of John Morgan and Mary, priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 15. John, s. of John Rogers and Anne, of S., priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 22. William, s. of Henry Jones and Mary, priv. ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Mary, wife of Roger Newell, aged 70 years ... bur.

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1797, Nov. 29. Richard Shipman ... bur
" Dec. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Kinsey and Elinor, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. lo. Ann Bromley, aged 52 yrs. ... bur.
" Dec. 17. Thomas, s. of Thomas Jarrett and Maria, priv. ... bap.
1798, Jan. 22. Edward, s. of Richard Newell and Mary, priv. ... bap
" Jan. 22. Mary Wellings, aged 87 yrs: ... bur.
" Mar. 20. Edward Kinsey ... bur.
" Mar. 21. Charlotte, d. of Thomas Rawlins and Margarett Maria, of S. ... bap.
" Ap. 6. Francis, s. of John Hill and Jane, of Smethcott Comn ... bap.
" Ap. 20. Charlotte Rawlins ... bur.
" May 2. Joseph, a base-born child of Mary Humpreys, a non-parishioner ... bur.
" May 20. Mary, d. of John Wilding and Elizabeth, of Betchcote ... bap.
" June 24. John Hill, of Picklescote ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Hannab, d. of Richard Scoltock and Mary ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Edward, s. of Thomas Colebarn and Hannah, of Smeth: Comn ... bap.
" Aug. 15. Edward Colebarn ... bur.
" Aug. 15. Mary Jones, of the Park-head ... bur.
" Sep. 8. Thomas Humphreys, of Longnor-Green, a non-parishioner ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Elizabeth Kinsey ... bur. 1799, Mar. 1o. William, s. of William Marsh and Elizth, of Smeth: Comn ... bap.
" Mar. 17. William, s. of John Rogers, parish Clk., and Ann, priv. ... bap.
" April 9. Joan, d. of John Morgan and Mary of the Welric, priv. ... bap
" May 26. Maria, a base-born child of Sarah Tudor's (by the reputed father Thomas Bessford, of the Spread-Eagles, Wyle Cop, Salop) ... bap.
" June 9. Edward, s. of Josepn Preece and Ann, of Smeth: Comn. ... bap

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1799, June 17. Richard Colebarn ... bur.
" July 5. Mary Tudor, of Smeth: Comn: ... bur.
" July 22. Edward, s. of Edward Higgs and Christiana, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Aug. 26. Richard, s. of Richard Heigbway and Mary, of Ticklerton, in the p. of Eaton (a twin) ... bur.
" Sept. 2. Hannah, d. of Joshua and Martha Owen,of Picklescott ... bap.
" Sept. 8. Ann, d. of John Wilding and Elizth, of Betchcott, priv. ... bap.
" Sept. 8. Martha, d. of Adam Stealy and Elizth, priv. ... bap.
" Sept. 29. Elizabeth, a base-born child of Mary Edwards, of Smeth: Comn:, by the reputed father Saml Richards of the Great Lyth ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Sarah, d. of Richard Newell and Mary of the Walk-mills, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 7. Mary Partridge, aged 67 years ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Stephen, s. of Thomas Jarratt and Maria, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Hannah, d. of Richard Hughes and Elizth, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Mary, d. of Richard Hughes and Elizabeth, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap
Hannah and Mary were twins of the above Richard and Elizth Hughes.
1800, Jan. 5. Elizth Bromley, of Picklescott, aged 63 years ... bur.
" Jan. 5. Hannah, d. of Richd Hughes, of Picklescott, aged 14 days ... bur.
" Jan. 14. Elizabeth, d. of James Hill and Martha, priv. ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Richard, s. of Thomas Rawlins and Margarett Maria, of S., priv. ... bap. and ... chr.
" Jan. 21. Maria, d. of Joseph Price and Mary, of Smethcott Comn:, priv. ... bap.
" Jan. 24. Margarett Maria Rawlins, wife of Thomas Rawlins, of S., aged 32 ... bur.

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1800, Feb. 3. John, s. of Edward Morgan and Mary, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Thomas, s. of William and Ann Pinches, of Underhill-hall Gate, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Thomas, s. ofWilliam Pinches, aged 10 days ... bur.
" Mar. 16. Ann, d. of John Evans and Ann, of the Walk-mills, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 19. John Harris, a base-born child of Sarah Harris of Longnor Park, by the reputed father John Hodges ... bur.
" Mar. 28. Richard Hughes (by authority of the Coroner's Warrant) aged 59 years ... bur.
" April 9. John Wardman, of Picklescott, a pauper ... bur.
" April 12. John Gravenor, aged 71 years ... bur.
" April 20. Hannah, d. of Edward Hancox and Mary, of the Bank-house ... bap.
" June 19. Edward, s. of Thomas Hill and Margarett, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Aug. 1. Edward Hill, of Picklescott ... bur.
" Aug. 10. Hannah, d. of John Wellings and Mary, priv. ... bap.
" Sep. 14. Margaret Weston, wife of Thomas Weston, aged 68 years ... bur.
" Sep. 24. Martha, d. of Thomas Owen and Joyce, of Underhill-hall Copy, priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Elizabeth Pritcbard, of Baiston bill, St. Julian's p. ... bur.
" Nov. 5. Richard Hill, s. of John and Jane Hill, of Smeth: Comn ... bur.
" Nov. 21. Margarett, wife of Thomas Hill, Schoolmaster at Picklescott, aged 44 years .. ... bur.
" Dec. 21. William, a base-born child of Elizth Purslow, by the reputed father William Wicherley ... bap.

From this place the Burials and Baptisms are kept on separate leaves.

1801, July 23. Richard, s. of William and Anne Pinches, of Underhill-hall Gate, priv. ... bap.
" Sep. 27. Sarah, d. of Richard Weston and Sarah, of Smeth: Comn. ... bap.

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1801, Oct. 18. Richard, s. of Joseph Preece and Ann, of Smeth: Comn ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Richard, s. of John Rogers and Anne, of S., priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 16. John Edwards, a base cbild of Martha Edwards, by the reputed father Robt. Everall, of the Walk-mills ... bur.
" Nov. 25. John Hugbes, s. of Richard Hughes, of Picklescott, a blacksmith from Shrewsbury, aged 20. ... bur.
[These two last entries occur twice.]
" Feb. 8. Robert, s. of William Heighway and Hannah, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Colebarne and Hannah, of Smeth. Comn. ... bap.
" Ap. 6. James, s. of Richard Heighway and Mary, of the Park-head ... bap.
" Ap. 8. Mary, d. of Samuel and Elizth Pritchard, of Pulley-Comn., ... bap. by Rev. Mr. Owen, Shrewsbury, in St. Julian's p. ... chr.
" May 10. Richard, s. of John Wilding and Elizth, of Betchcott ... bap.
" May 10. Edward, son of John Morgan and Mary, of the Welric ... bap.
" June 23. Thomas, s. of William Bowen and Elinor ... bap.
" July 5. Thomas, a base-born child of Sarah Tudors, by the reputed father - Owen, Esqr, of the Woodbouse, in the p. of Oswestry ... bap.
" May 15. Sarah Clark, of Picklescott ... bur.
" Jnly 8. Mary Edwards, of the Park head, aged 77 ... bur.

Copied thus for the Ld. Bp. Cornwallis's Visitation, July 22, 1801.

1802, Jan. 11. Benjamin, s. of John Hill and Jane, of Smeth: Comn., priv. ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Samuel, s. of Thomas and Ann Hill, Hammond's-house, of the Park-head, priv. ... bap.

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1802, Mar. 18. Richard Collins, s. of Richard and Mary Heighway, of the Walk-mills, born. 15th inst., priv. ... bap.
" Ap. 22. John, s. of Thomas Marsh and Mary, of S., priv. ... bap.
" May 9. William, s. of Edwd Higgs and Christiana, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" May 11. Mary, d. of Thomas Jarrett and Maria, of Picklescott, priv. . ... bap.
" Aug. 11. Martha, d. of William and Martha Beaumont of Shrewsbury, being 10 weeks old, ... bap. by the Revd Mr Warters, of St Chad's p. ... chr.
" Sept. 26. Ann, d. of Adam and Elizth Stealey, priv. ... bap.
" Sept. 27. James, s. of James Hill and Martha, of Trantums-Copy, priv. ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Elinor, wife of Wm. Bowen, of S., aged 39 ... bur.
" Mar. 8. Samuel, s. of Thomas Hill and Ann, Hammond's house of the Park head.. ... bur.
" April 11. Ann Roberts, of Middletown, a non-parishioner from John Wellings's of Pogan hall, aged 76 yrs ... bur.
" April 26. John, s. of Thomas Marsh, of S., aged 4 days ... bur.
" June 17. William, s. of Edward Higgs, of Picklescott., aged 7 weeks ... bur.
" July 7. Thomas, s. of William Bowen, from Mary Scoltock's of Smethcott Comn. ... bur
" Oct. 10. Sarah, d. of John Humphreys and Joyce, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Rebecca, d. of Richard Newell and Mary, of the Walk-mills ... bap.
" Nov. 19. Elizabeth, d. of Joseph Preece and Mary, of Smeth: Comn priv. ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Henrietta, d. of John Wilding and Elizabeth, of Betchcott, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Philip, s. of Richard Heighway and Mary, of the Park head, priv. ... bap.
" Nov. 28. James, s. of James Hill and Martha, of Trantums-Copy ... bur

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1802, Dec. 30. William Goodhall, a base-born child of Martha Goodhalls, from Joseph Preeces, of Smethcott Comn, by the reputed father Richard Chidley, a non-parishioner from Churton p. ... bur.
1803, April 3. James, s. of William Parry and Mary, of Smeth: Comn priv, at Saml Hill's house ... bap.
" April 3. Ann, d. of Thomas Owen and Joyce, of the Firs near Underhill-hall, ... bap. and .. ... chr.
" Sept. 5. Anne, d. of William and Hannah Heighway, of Picklescott, born 3rd inst., priv. ... bap.
" Sept. 11. Edward, s. of James and Elizabeth Hill, of Smeth: Comn ... bap.
" Sept. 1. John, s. of Thomas and Elinor Rawlins, of S., priv. ... bap.
" Nov. 13. Elizabeth, d. of Richard and Sarah Weston, of Smeth: Comn: ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Edward Beaumont, s. of Robert Davies and Mary, of S., born 17th inst., priv. ... bap.
" Nov. 13. Maria, d. of John and Ann Evans, of the Walk-mills, ... bap. and ... chr.
" Nov. 27. Martha, d. of Joseph and Ann Preece, of Smeth: Comn priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Hannah and Esther, daus. of Mary Morgan, widow, of the Welric, (her husband died in April last, leaving her big with child), priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 8. Ann, d. of John and Ann Rogers, of S., born 15th inst., priv. ... bap.
" Jan. 30. John Wellings, a base-born child of Ann Wellings, by the reputed father Thomas Tiesdale at Mr Oakley's of Norton, aged S Months (born and ... bap. in Stapleton p.) ... bur.
" Feb. 20. Hannah, d. of John and Mary Wellings, of Underhill-hall Park-Gate, aged 21 ... bur.
" Feb. 28. Edward, s. of John Morgan and Mary, of the Welric, aged 2 years ... bur.

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1803, April 3. John Morgan, of the Welric, aged 44 years ... bur.
" April 5. Susannah Jones, a non-parishioner, from Woolstaston, aged 70 yrs ... bur.
" April 28. Sophia, d. of John and Mary Wellings, of the Park-gate, aged 17 years ... bur.
" June 21. Jane Wellings, from Underhill-ball, aged 15 years ... bur.
" July 23. Ann, d. of John and Sarah Rawlins, of the Newhall, aged 8 years ... bur.
" Aug. 28. Willaim, s. of John and Ann Evans, of the Walk-mills, aged 7 years ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Richard, s. of Edward and Mary Hancox, of the Bank-house, aged 15 years ... bur.
" Oct. 5. William Harris, from Longnot-Park, aged 81 ... bur.
" Nov. 3. Sarah, wife of William Rogers, of Smethcott (Freeholder), aged 74 years ... bur.
1804, Mar. 2. Thomas, s. of John and Jane Hill, of the Welric, priv. ... bap.
" Ap. 1. William, s. of John Owen and Mary, of Longnor in Condover p., ... bap. and ... chr.
" Ap. 15. Richard, s. of Thomas and Hannab Cole-barn, ... bap. and ... chr.
" Ap. 21. Richard Collins, s. of Richard Heighway and Mary, of the Walk-mills, priv. ... bap.
" May 13. Hannah, d. of John Wilding and Elizth, of Betchcott, priv. ... bap.
" June 10. Mary, d. of Richard Gibson and Sarah, of the Fir-trees,Underhill-hall, ... bap. and ... chr.
" Aug. 5. Sarah, d. of Thomas and Mary Glover, of Betchott, ... bap. and ... chr.
" Sep. 2. Edward, s. of Edward and Mary Hancox, of the Bank-house, priv. ... bap.
" Sep. 4. Robert, s. of Richard and Mary Newell, of the Walk-mills, ... bap. and ... chr.
" Sep. 31 [sic.]Anne, d. of Thomas Jarratt and Maria, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Thomas, s. of Thomas Scoltock, Junior, and Jane, of Much Wenlock ... bap.
" Nov. 25. Jane, d. of Richard and Mary Heighway, Bank-house, priv. ... bap.

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1804, Jan. 8. Thomas Weston, of Smethcott Comn, a non-parishioner, aged 72 yrs ... bur.
" Mar. 14. John Sarsons, s. of John and Mary Sarsons,of Ripton in Derbyshire, a non-parishioner, aged 11 months ... bur.
" May 6. Maria, d. of John and Ann Evans, of the Walk-mills, aged 5 months ... bnr.
" May 13. Ann, wife of John Evans, of the Walk-mills, aged 32 years ... bur.
" May 22. Richard Rogers, of Smethcott Comn, Weaver, aged 81 years ... bur.
" May 24. Richard Scoltock, senior, aged 77 years ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Mary, d. of Richard and Mary Scoltock ... bur.
" Aug. 28. Edward Beaumont Davies, of S. ... bur.
" Sep. 20. Elinor, wife of Thomas Rawlins, of S. ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Elizabeth, d. of Richard Weston, of Smeth. Comn ... bur.
1805, Mar. 17. Ann, a base-born child of Sarah Hill, of Betchcott, by due reputed father Richd Chidley ... bap.
" Ap. 7. John, s. of Morris Richards and Ann, of S., priv. ... bap.
" Ap. 21. William, s. of William Newell and Mary, of the Walk-mills, priv. ... bap.
" May 20. Thomas, s. of Adam Stealey and Elizth, of Smeth. Comn, priv. ... bap.
" July 28. Thomas Rawlins, s. of Rohr. Davies and Mary, of S., born 26th inst., priv. ... bap.
" Sep. 8 Elinor, d. of James Hill and Elizth, of Smeth. Comn, priv. ... bap.
" Sep. 22. Thomas, s. of Thos. Owen and Jane, of Trantums Copy, ... bap. and ... chr.
" Nov. 24, Ann, d. of Joseph Preece and Ann, of Smeth: Comn, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Hannah, d. of John Wilding, of Betchcott ... bur.
" May 5. William Glover, sen', of Betchcott, aged 5 years ... bur.
" July 9. John Rawlins, from the New-hall, aged 53 years ... bur.

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1805, Aug. 9. Mary, d. of Wm. and Mary Parry, of the Walk-mills, a non-parishioner, aged 9 days ... bur.
" Oct. 17. Ann, d. of John and Ann Wellings, of Uuderhill-hall Gate, aged 25 years ... bur.
" Dec. 10. John, s. of John and Mary Langford, near Cardington, from Thomas Langfords Smethcott Comn., a non-parishioner, aged 1 year old and upwards ... bur.
1806, Jan. 12. Ann, d. of James Hill and Martha, of Trantums-copy, priv. ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Thomas, s. of John Wilding and Elizabeth, of Batchcott ... bap.
" Feb. 11. William, s. of Richard Pinches, jun, and Anne, of S., priv. ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Mary, d. of Josepb Preece and Ann of Trantums-copy, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Mary, d. of John and Ann Rogers (Clerk of the p. of S.), being his 13th Child, priv. ... bap.
" April 27. Richard, s. of Richard Bromley, junr, and Ann, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Sept. 28. Elizabeth, d. of John Owen and Mary, of Barklums-house, priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Ellen, base-bornchild ofCbristiana Rogers, by the reputed father Samuel Heigh-way of Leebotwood, priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 23. William, s. of John Hill and Jane, of the Welric, priv. ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Richard Pritchard,a non-parishioner, from the Infirmary, Salop, aged 16 years ... bur.
" June 29. Christian, d. of Thomas and Margarett Wellings, of S. Parsonage-house ... bur.
" Aug. 8. Edward, s. of Thos. Langford and Mary, of S., aged 22 years ... bur.
1807, Jan. 4. John, s. of Thomas Garrett and Maria, of Picklescott, born Dec. 30, 1806, priv. ... bap.
Mem: Sarah, d. of John Evans and Jane, was chr. at Leebotwood, by the Revd Lewis Williams, of Wolstaston, Feb. 8, 1807, being born in Smethcott p., Jan. 26, 1807, through ignorance of the parents of the Child, was taken to be chr. at

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Leebotwood. The Mother came to be churched at Smethcott, I, William C. Curtis, Curate of Smethcott, churched the above Jane Evans, and received the fees for it, Feb. 15 1807.

1807, Feb. 17. Rowland, s. of Thomas Colbarne and Hannah, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Samuel, s. of Richard Heighway and Mary, of the Bank-bouse, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 27. Frances, d. of Thomas Glover and Mary, of Betchcott, ... bap. and ... chr.
" May 10. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Sarab Hancox, of S. ... bap.
" Aug. 27. Margaret Humphreys, d. of Edward Shuker, and Ann, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Harriott, d. of William and Mary Rogers, of S., priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Richard, a base-born child of Hannah Owens, of Smeth: Comn: by the reputed father John Rogers, s. of William Rogers, of S., priv. ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Martha, d. of Francis and Elizth Rogers, of the Park-head ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Edward, a base-born child of Margarett Stealey, by the reputed father Thomas Rawlins, junr., of S., ... bap. and ... chr.
" June 1. Ann Gwilliams,from Shifnal, aged 26 years ... bur.
" Aug. 22. Gula France, a base-born child of Martha France's (by the reputed father Benjamin Hildridge), aged 12 years ... bur.
1808, Jan. 4. Joseph, s. of Joseph and Ann Preece, of Trantums Copy, priv. ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Sarah, d. of John and Elizabeth Wilding, of Betchcott, priv. ... bap.
" May 25. Benjamin, s. of Richd and Mary Newell, of the Walk mills, priv. ... bap.
" May 27. Thomas, s. of Richard and Ann Bromley, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" May 29. Mary, d. of Thomas and Ann Wigley, of the Bank-house, priv. ... bap.
" June 12. Thomas, s. of John and Ann Rogers (the Parish Clerk) ... bap.

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1808, June 12. Samuel, s. of John and Jane Hill, of the Welric ... bap.
" Sep. 4. John, s. of Richard Pinches, junr., and Ann, of Smethcott Comn priv. ... bap.
" Sep. 25. Mary, d. of Richard Bentley and Martha, priv. ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Edward, s of George Langford and Margarett, of S., priv. ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Sarah, daughter of Samuel Hill, junr., and Sarah, of the Firs, near Underhill-hall, priv. ... bap.
" May 31. Thomas, s. of Richd and Ann Bromley, of Picklescott, aged 4 days ... bur.
" July 11. Thomas Wilding, from the Shadymoore, aged 35 years ... bur.
1809, Mar. 7. Thomas, s. of James Hill and Elizth, priv. ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Edward, s. of Thomas Garratt and Maria ... bap.
" May 25. Mary, d. of Richard Heighway and Mary, of the Bank-house ... bap.
" Sep. 3. William, s. of John and Elizabeth Wilding, of Betchcott ... bap.
" Sep. 17. William, s. of Thomas and Mary Glover, of Betchcott ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Mary, d. of Richard and Anne Bromley, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Oct. 28. John, s. of Francis and Jane Coles, of the Park-head ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Marianne, d. of William and Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Mary Rogers, of Park-head, aged 84 years ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Richard Pinches, of S., aged 79 years ... bur.
" Mar. 7. Mary Bull, from Shrewsbury, aged 76 years ... bur.
" Mar. 19. William Rogers, the freeholder, aged 8o hur.
" April 13. Edward, s. of George and Margaret Langford ... bur.
" April 13. Elizth Davies (from Richd Scoltock's), a pauper and non-parishioner ... bur.
" June 3. Richd, s. of Thomas Rawlins, aged 9 years hur.
" June 18. Martha, d. of Edward Higgs, of Picklescot ... bur.
" Oct. 15. Robert, s. of Richard Newell, of the Walk-mills ... bur.

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1809, Nov. 8. Robert, s. of Richard Heighway, of the Bank-house, aged 14 years ... bur.
" Dec. 21. Thomas Hill, Schoolmaster from Picklescott, aged 55 years ... bur.
1810, Jan. 19. Elinor Wellings, aged 20 years ... bur.
" Jan. 21. William Wilding, from Betchcott, aged 5 months ... hur.
" Feb. 25. Mary Hill, from the Lea, in Churton p., aged 45 years ... bur.
" Mar. 29. James ... bur.
" June 12. Eleanor Beaumont ... bur.
" June 17. Eliz. Munslow, from Ratlinghope, aged 33 ... bur.
" July 8. Martha, d. of James Hill, from the Lea in Churton p., ... bur.
" Oct. 1. William Hughes, a non-parishioner from All-Stretton, aged 77 ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Mary Beddow, aged 80 ... bur.
" Nov. 21. John Beddow, aged 81 ... bur.
" Dec. r3. Mary Gittins, from Shadymoor ... bur.
" Dec. 18. Edward Bull, from Salop, aged 6g years, a non-parishioner ... bur.
" Feb. 4. Richard, s. of Richd and Hannah Wellings ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Robert, s. of Francis and Elizth Rogers, of the Parkhead ... bap.
" April 5. Edward, s. of Richd Chidley and Sarah ... bap.
" April 29. John, s. of Joseph Preece and Ann, ... bap. and ... chr.
" Aug. 12. John, s. of George Gardiner and Maria, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Sept. 30, Robert, s. of John and Ann Rogers (Clerk of the Parish) ... bap.
" Nov. 25. Harriott Jane, d. of Thomas and Ann Wigley, Bankhouse ... bap.
1811, Mar. 3. Thomas, s. of George and Margarett Langford ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Richard,s. of Richard and Ann Pinches, of S. ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Edward,s. of John Wilding and Elizabeth, of Betchcott ... bap.
" April 28. Robert, s. of John and Jane Hill, of the Welric, prig. ... bap.

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1811, May 5. Edward, a base-born Child of Mary Morgans, of the Woolric ... bap.
" May is. Thomas, s. of Will' and Elizth Lloyd, Bankhouse ... bap.
" June 16. Eliza, d. of Richard and Sarah Weston ... bap.
" July 7. Eliza, d. of Saml and Sarah Hill ... bap.
" July 12. Caroline, d. of Wm. and Sarah Morgan ... bap.
" Aug. 10. John, s. of Richd and Sarah Rogers ... bap.
" Aug. 17. Thomas, s. of Thos. and Mary Pitt ... bap.
" Aug. 19. Henry, s. of Thos. and Maria Jarrat ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Edward Henry Collins, s. of Rich, and Mary Heighway, Walkmills ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Thomas, s. of Richd and Ann Bromley, ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Charlotte, d. of Edward and Ann Humphreys ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Mary, d. of Francis and Jane Coles, Parkhead ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Sarah Wilding, from Underhill ... bur.
" Aug. 4. William, s. of Richard Morgan, of Smethcott Comn., aged 26 yrs ... bur.
1812, Jan. 13. John, s. of Thomas and Margarett Coles, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Mary Clover, of Betchcott ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Mary, d. of Richard and Sarah Chidley, of Smeth: Comn: ... bap.
" Mar. 29. Harriott, d. of Richard Bentley and Martha, Smeth: Comn: ... bap.
" May 3. Tbomas, s. of Richard and Ann Wellings, of the Parsonage-house ... bap.
" July 1. Mary, d. of James and Ann Scoltock, of Smeth: Comn: ... bap.
" July 5. Ann, d. of William and Elizabeth Lloyd, of the Parkhead ... bap.
" July 12. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Sarah Bromley, of Picklescott ... bap.
" Oct. 6. Martha, d. of Thomas and Ann Hill, of Smeth: Como: ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Catharine, a base-born child of Ann Wilkinson's, by the reputed father Richard Wigley, junr ... bap.

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1812, Nov. 18. Marianne, d. of John and Sarah Cad-: walladar, of Picklescott, priv. ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Margarett Wellings, from the Parsonage-house, aged 77 years ... bur.
" Feb. 15. Thomas Rawlins, of S., aged 49 years ... bur.
" Mar. 9. Elizabeth, widow of Richard Scoltock, Len', Smeth: Comn:, aged 70 ... bur.
" April 20. Jane Harris (William Harris's widow), from Longnor Park, aged 98 ... bur.
" Oct. 6. Mary Hill, from M'. Roger's of Betchcott ... bur.
" Oct. 16. Caroline, d. of William and Sarab Morgan, of Smeth: Comn: ... bur.
" Nov. 5. Harriott, wife of James Warwick, Esqr., of Underhill-hall, aged 43 years, in a Vault made in the Chancel on purpose ... bur.

[The following is written at the end of the Register.]

Thinking that a brief statement of the facts relating to the rebuilding of
their Church will be interesting to future Rectors and Parishioners of Smethcote,
I have determined, while they are fresh in my memory, to write them down on these
spare pages of an old parchment Register. Most truly thankful ought we to be,
that it pleased God to put into our hearts the good desire of rebuilding his
house, and also that he was graciously pleased to enable us, without loss of
life or injury of limb to any one concerned, to bring the same to good effect.

The Church having been for many years in a very dilapidated state, and there
being no features of interest in it worthy of preservation, save two or three
which will be mentioned hereafter, the Parishioners decided to pull it all down,
excepting a small part of the West end, and of the side walls of the Porch,
together with a few square yards on each side of the Porch, which old portions
can easily be identified by the masonry and joints being so much rougher than
those of the new work. The Architect chosen was J.P. Harrison Esqr. M.A. late
of Christ Church, Oxford. The first stone was on the 5th day of June 1849 laid
by the wife of the Rector, Mr. Buddicom, the daughter and eventually the heiress
of William Pinches, Esq'. of

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Ticklerton, Salop. The whole of the work, with the exception of the East Window,
which was made at Shrewsbury, was executed as daywork by country artificers,
from the drawings sent by the Architect. The roof was made up partly of the old
timber and partly of new oak, and was the design and workmanship of a most
ingenious parishioner, named William Hill. The rough stone came from a Quarry
in the dingle North of the Church, the free stone, except that used for the
tracery of the windows, which is Grinsbill Stone, from the Hoar Edge, behind
the Lawley. The width of the new Church is the same as that of the old one,
but it is 51 ft. longer, the former edifice having only reached to the point
marked by an upright joint in the North Wall of the Chancel to the Eastward of
the little Lancet window, which window was carefully taken down and then replaced
stone by stone. The Chancel window on the South side is a copy of an old one, which
stood in the same place, but was too much mutilated to be reinserted. The large
stone over the Chancel door was put up again, as was also that over the North
doorway. There was a similar but longer stone over the South door, but, as it
was broken, a new arch was substituted for it. Four curiously worked stones,
found in the old structure and supposed to have belonged to a still older and
Norman Church, are built into the North and South Walls of the Chancel. The
New Church was opened on the 27th. of June 1850, when Dr. Lonsdale, the Lord
Bishop of Litchfield, preached the Sermon, and a large congregation attended.
The whole cost of the Church, exclusive of the old materials and the cartage
given, was about £650, which was thus defrayed:

£ s. d.
Rate to be spread over 20 years 200 : :
Grant from the Incorporated Society 25: : :
Do. from the Lichfield Diocesan Society 40: : :
Subscriptions from friends and Neighbours 212: : :
Collected at the Opening of the Church 31: : :
Ballance found by myself 142: : :

£650
R. J. BUDDICOM,
Rector of Smethcote.
Laos Deo Soli.

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Notice required by the Incorporated Society.
This Church was enlarged and the seats therein rearranged in the year
1850, by which means additional accommodation for 32 persons was
obtained. A grant of £625 in aid of the undertaking was made by the
Incorporated Society for the Building, Rebuilding and Repairing of
Churches and Chapels, on condition that 65 seats described in a plan,
should be set apart and declared to be free for ever for the use of
the poor. The provision of the room previously to the alteration being
to the extent of 132 seats, 25 of which number were free for the use
of the poor.

R.J. BUDDICOM,
Rector.

SMETHCOTE MARRIAGE REGISTER, 1754.

[The parties are of Smethcote, except where otherwise stated.]

1754, May 16. William Yates [signs Yeates], p. Frodsley, and Mary Tomlins, by David Rice, Rector.
[Mr. Rice signs the Register until 1774]
1755, Feb. 10. Thomas Willding, b., 22, and Anne Bromley, sp., 20, lic., consent of parents.
1755, May 12. John Morgan and Mary Edwards.
1756, May 12. Richard Bromley, widr, and Margaret Bailey, p. Leebottwood, Ibid., lic.
1756, May 12. John Fewtrell, widr, and Elizabeth Vaughan, p. Condover, sp.
1759, Nov. 22. Samuel Collins. b., and Mary Rogers, sp., lic.
1761, Jan. 31. John Nicholls, p. Bishop's Castle, b., and Elizabeth Rawlins, sp., lic.
1761, Mar. 24. Thomas Jones, p. Llanraider, Denbighshire, b. and Mary Newell. sp., lic. from Dr. Adams.
1761, April 21. William Glover, b., and weaver, and Elizabeth Hodges, sp.
1762, May 7. William Walker, p. Church Stretton, b., 26, and Mary Langford, sp., 24.
1763, Nov. 1. Edward Brown, b., and dier, and Mary Wilding, sp.
1764, Feb 22. John Wilding, junr., Betchcott, extra parochial, and Hannah Glover, of the same, sp., lic.

1775] Smethcote. 85

1764, July 15. Richard Owen, b., and Elizabeth Wigley, sp., both of Betchcott.
1768, Nov. 3. John Frances, ground collier, widr, and Frances Garbett, sp., both sojourners.
1769, May 15. Richard Shipman, b., and Mary Wilding, sp., both upwards of 21, lic.
1769, Aug. 8. Thomas Langford, b., and Mary Ball, sp.
1770, April 17. Francis Wilding, b., and Martha Langslow, sp.
1770, July 2. John Beddow, b., and Mary Coleburne, sp.
1770, July 9. James Teckoe, b., and Mary Warde, sp.
1771, Jan. 28. Joseph Roe, wid", p. Cound, and Mary Hurdley, wid.
1771, Feb. 12. Thomas Deakin, p. Condover, b., and Elizabeth Bromley, sp., lic.
1771, July 23. William Glover, b., and Sarah Groves, sp., p. Ratlinghope, lic.
1771, Sep. 2. Abraham Ankritt, b., and Anne Parr, p. Berrington, 18, sp., lic. and consent of ber parent.
1771, Nov. 6. Thomas Gwilliam, b., 26, shoemaker, and Martha Wilding, sp., 20, with consent of her parents.
1771, Nov. 12. Richard Everall, p. Pulverbach, b., and Hannah Rogers, sp., lic. from J. Wingfield.
1771, Nov. 12. Robert Gittins, p. Westhury, b., and Mary Rogers, sp., lic.
1772, Feb. 22. James Hall, sojourner and weaver, near 4o, and Mary Wood, wid. and sojourner, upwards of 28, lic. from Dr. Wm. Adams.
1772, Mar. 27. Thomas Poole, p. Condover, b., and Mary Smith, sp.
1772, July 10. Thomas Hughson, p. Wistanstow, 24, b., and Jane Harris, sp., 25, lic. from Wm. Gorsuch.
1774, Jan. 8. Humphrey Child, p. Stretton, b., and Ann Rawlins, sp., lic. Wit: William Beaumont, Edward Rogers.
1774, Feb. 5. Richard Hickman, b., and Elizabeth Langslow, sp., lic.
1775, May 23. John Edwards, b., and Martha Colborn, wid. By Edd. Watkins, minister.
1775, May 23. Francis Humphreys, b., and Hannah Rogers, sp.

86 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1776

1776, May 9. John Bromley, widr, and Mary Brown, wid. By Al. Jones, curate.
1778, July 5. John Savage, p. Llanymynech, b., and Mary Rawlins, sp., lic. By John Powel, Curate.
1780, Mar. 8. William Jennings, p. Condover, widr, and Elizabeth Price, wid., lic.
1780, April 21. William Rogers, b., and Ann Harper, sp.
1780, May 17. Richard Hughes, b., and Elizabeth Beammond, [sighs Beamand], sp.
1782, Jan. 29. Thomas Hill, b., and Margarett Jarrett, sp. By W. Fleming, Curate.
1782, June 20. John Price, b., and Mary Chidley, sp. By Wm. Crosse Curtis, Curate.
[Mr. Curtis signs the Register until 1814.]
1783, Oct. 20. Thomas Colbourn, b., and Hannah Glover, sp.

F. WYNN, Depy, Collr.

1782, June 20. Samuel Woodcock, b., and Elizabeth Rawlins, sp., lic.
1784, Sep. 1. John Hughes, b., p. Church Pulverbach, and Hannah Weston, sp., lic.
1785, May 15. Thomas Rawlins and Margaret Maria Bromley, sp., with consent of parents. Wit: Thomas Jaret, Mary Beaumont.
1784, Dec. 26. William Russell, p. St. Martin's, Birmingham, co. of Warwick, and Dioc. of Lich. and Cov., and Mary Rawlins, lic. from Chas. Curtis.
1785, Nov. 21. Adam Stealey, b., and Elizabeth Weston, sp.
1786, Feb. 28. Henry Jones, b., and Mary Edwards, sp.
1787, Feb. 1. John Clayton, p. Stapleton, b., and Mary Wilding, sp., lic.
1787, Feb. 5. Thomas Bowen, b., and Elizabeth Chidley, sp.
1787, Nov. 26. John Rogers, b., and Anne Wilding, sp., lic.
1787, Dec. 11. John Gough, widr., and Elizabeth Glover, wid.
1788, Dec. 2. John Pugh, b., and Elinor Boothe, sp.
1789, May 21. Thomas Cook, b., and Anne Jarrett, sp.
1789, July 13. Joseph Price, b., and Anne Goodhall, sp.
1789, Nov. 4. John Morgan, b., and Mary Goodall, sp.
1789, Nov. 20. Thomas Heighway, p. Condover, b., and Elianor Rawlins, sp., lic. from Thos. Stedman. Wit: William Beaumont, Mary Collins.

1808] Smethcote. 87

1790, April 27. Joseph Dod, b., and Sarah Scoltock, sp.
1791, Oct. 27. John Evans, b., and Ann Brown, sp.
1792, Nov. 17. Thomas Higgs, h., and Ann Hickman, sp.
1793, May 11. John Davies,p. Condover, h., and Sarah Spencer, sp.
1794, July 30. Richard Dudley, b., and Martha Jones, sp.
1795, Sept. 13. Thomas Heighway, p. Wolstaston, and Priscilla Glover, sp., a minor, lic., and with the consent of Wm. Glover her father.
1795, Oct. 9. Thomas Lloyd, p. Wistanstow, widr., and Susanna Pinches, sp., lic. from Geo. Harris, LL.D.
1796, Mar. 31. John Wilding. and Elizabeth Rogers, sp., lic., and with the consent of John Rogers her father.
1797, Aug. 16. Francis Derricutt, b., and Martha Wilding, sp.
1799, Mar. 28. Benjamin Everall, p. Woolstaston, and Hannah Wilding, sp., lic. from John Rock. Wit: John Everall, John Rogers, clerk.
1799, May 2. William Jeffreys, p. Much Wenlock, h., and Susannah Collins, sp., lic.
1799, Dec. 17. James Hill, b., and Martha Watkiss, sp.
1800, April 14. John Barrett, 1). Norbury, h., 24, and Hannah Glover, sp., 22, lic.
1800, April 21. Thomas Evans, p. Chirbury, widr, and Mary Partridge, sp.
1802, May 1. Thomas Rawlins, wide, 38, and Elenor Rogers, sp , 20, lic.
1802, Dec. 16. Robert Davies, p. Condover, b., and Mary Beaumont, sp. Wit: Griffith Davies, John Rogers, Clerk.
1805, April 30. Thomas Wilding, p. Stapleton, 32, and Hannah Rogers, sp., 28., lic. Wit: Francis Wilding, John Rogers, Clerk.
1806, Feb. 5. Thomas Hancox and Sarah Davis, sp.
1806, April 7. George Langford, b.,and Margarett Robison, sp.
1806, May 14. John Evans, widr, and Jane Griffiths, sp.
1806, Oct. 15. John Davies, and Eleanor Lloyd, sp.
1807, June 23. Thomas Downes and Ann Pinches, sp.
1808, May 15. Thomas Wigley and Ann Jones, sp.
1808, May 16. Joseph Edwards, p. Stapleton, and Ann Floyd, sp.

88 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1810-11

1810, May 1. Tbomas Lloyd, and Priscilla Bowen, sp., lic.
1810, May 3. William Patchett, and Ann Rogers, sp.
1810, Dec. 31. Christopher Wilkes, p. Edgeton, co. Salop, Dio. Hereford, b., and Hannah Wilding, wid., 34. lic.
1811, Mar. 18. Edward Humphres and Ann Jones, sp.
1811, Dec. 24. Richard Lloyd and Sarah Pugh, sp.
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