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The Registers of
Stapleton.

Registers
OF
Stapleton,
SHROPSHIRE.

Issued by
THE PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY.
(XXXV.)

Registers
OF
Stapleton,
SHROPSHIRE.

1546-1812.

TRANSCRIBED BY
Miss E.C. HOPE-EDWARDS,
AND EDITED BY
THE REV. HUDLESTON STOKES, M.A.,
RECTOR OF STAPLETON.

CONTENTS.
PAGE.
THE REGISTER 1-54.
INDEX -- i-x.

LONDON:
PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR THE SHROPSHIRE PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY,
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY,
1901.

Stapleton Registers.

STAPLETON (till 1744 always spelt in Registers Stepleton or Steppleton) in Diocese of Lichfield Condover Hundred and Rural Deanery; population in 1891, 245; acreage 2,352; 6 miles south of Shrewsbury. In 1676, there were 175 "Conformists" in the parish above the age of 16, and no "Papists" or "Nonconformists", which seems to show a decrease in the population in the course of the past two centuries. In 1602, Rowland Harris, Parson of Stapleton, held no degree, and was not licensed by the Bishop to preach.

The Parish Register Abstract, 1831, contains the following account of these Registers:-" Stapleton R. No. I. Register 1630-1747. No. II. Bap Bur. 1748-1812. III. Marr. 1750-1812".

The oldest Register at Stapleton is bound in calf and has had clasps. It is 12 1/2 inches long by 6 1/2 wide. It contains 25 leaves of parchment, some loose, and much worn and tattered, and all injured by damp; a break occurs in the entries from 1699 to 1708; probably some leaves are lost here. The first legible entry is in 1635, and the last in 1746. The entries include baptisms, marriages and burials. On the outside of the first leaf is written "Thomas Cooper", and across the page "Humphry Sancky lived with Mr. Royston ye yeare 1687 and ...". The second Register book begins 1748, and ends in December 1812. It has 15 written leaves, also injured by damp, and imperfect in places; it contains baptisms and burials, and up to 1750 marriages also. A third book contains printed forms for marriage entries, and entries on them from 1750 to 1812.

The Churchwardens books which are complete, and in fair condition, commence in 1670, and contain accounts, lists, plans of the sittings in church and their occupants, lists of the church plate, &c. They mention the "olde churche bookes" as being in 1678 "tome, abused, and much decayed", and "as the inhabitants are by now unknown and allmost quite forgotten", a fresh list for rating purposes is made out, giving the old names from a list of 1599, and the present ones opposite them.

No names of much note are legible in the Registers. The families of Haynes, Scott, Meyrick, and Oakley are designated "esq.", "Mr.", or "gent" in the volumes. Some members of the Haynes family, sometimes spelt Heynes, are buried in the chancel; the vestry book records the "breaking up of the Church for Mr. Haynes's 2 daughters", and "Mrs. Margaret Haynes, widow of John Haynes, Esqr., of Netley" has a stone now hidden by the choir seats; her burial is entered in 1682. She was daughter of Thos. Nicolls of Boycott, Sheriff in 1641. John Haynes's daughter Mary, who was eventually his heiress, was born June 7, 1666, and married July 24, 1688, Thomas Edwardes, 2nd son of Sir Thos. Edwardes, 1st Bart., to whom she took Netley, in Stapleton parish, as well as other property. Mr. Thomas Stanier, who died in 1690, is also mentioned as having a stone in the chancel (now hidden).

Many names in the Register are still found in the parish; among them are Harper 1645, Corfield 1663, Bromley 1669, Wigley 1675, Mapp 1675, Huffer 1676, Preese 1689, Tomkys 169o, and later on Savage, Oakley, Tudor, Purcell, &c.

An earlier Register than the present first Register must have been in existence shortly before 1831, as a large number of extracts commencing in 1546 are presented in George Morris's MSS. These, which number nearly 180, are here given. The present earliest Register must have been in a better condition then than it is now, as some of the entries now partly undecipherable are given intact in the Morris MSS. [1]

The Rectors whose names are legible are:-

Gilbert Coll or Cole, bur. Feb. 11, 1680.
Thomas Royston, inducted April 18, 1681.
Richard Cross, B.A., Fellow of St. Cath. Hall, Camb., inducted 1738.
Samuel Langley, D.D., Pemb. Coll., Oxon., inducted 1759, died 1791.
Edward Powys, M.A., inducted 1790.
Hugh Owen, M.A., St. John's Coll., Camb., inducted June 8, 1819, Archdeacon of Salop 1821-27, died Dec. 23, 1827.
Hon. Everard Robert Bruce Fending, M.A. Oriel Coll., Oxon., inducted Jan. 7, 1824, died Sept. 14, 1854.
Henry Harding, M.A., Kings Coll., Camb., inducted 1854.
Hon. Charles William Alexander Fending, M.A. Trin. Coll, Camb., inducted 1863, died 1894.
Hudleston Stokes, M.A. Gonville and Caius Coll., Camb., inducted May 4, 1894.

Stapleton is mentioned in Domesday under the name of Hundeslit, i.e., Huni's Lyth. It had been held as two manors by two Saxon franklins, Huning and Aelric, and in 1086, was still divided between Roger fitz Corbet, and Alward the Saxon, who both were tenants of Roger de Montgomery. It is possible that the mound near the Church may have been the site of one of the Saxon manor houses. It now, where opened on the south side, shows alternate layers of stones and wood ash. The other stood about a mile away, where the moated remains of the house of the De Stapletons still exist. The place first appears as Stapleton in the reign of Stephen, when Baldwin de Meisy was Lord of Stapleton and Wistanstow. His descendants, who took the name of De Stapleton, held the manor till the beginning of the 15th century, when it passed to six co-heiresses, the daughters of Sir John Stapleton. The advowson was held by their representatives in 1495, when Richard Webbe, the Rector who resigned in 1536, was presented. In 1738, Thomas Powys and his wife presented, pro hac vice, and in 1759 Henry Powys, who inherited the property of the Langleys of Shrewsbury Abbey, was patron. It passed by inheritance from the Powys family to the Earl of Denbigh, and has lately passed into the hands of R.W. Preston, Esq. The Church of St. John the Baptist was originally a chapelry of Condover, and as such paid 10s. annually to the Abbey of Shrewsbury, which had appropriated the Mother Church. The building is architecturally of unusual interest, consisting of an early church, on one side below the level of the soil, above which, probably about the 12th century, another was built, and then at some later period both were thrown together, and lit by 14th century windows. The Church, which seats 122, was restored in 1866, when the windows of the lower church were discovered. The then Rector, the Rev. Hon. C.W.A. Fending, entered an account of the restoration, with illustrations, in the Vestry Book. The tower was an addition after 1789.

The Registers are copied by Miss E.C. Hope-Edwardes, by permission of the Rev. Hudleston Stokes, M.A., Rector, who has collated the sheets with the original Registers as they passed through the press.

1 [Mr. George Morris probably copied the MS. extracts from the Shropshire Registers, made by the Rev W. Mytton, Rector at Habberley (died 1746), which are now in the possession of the Rev. E.R.D. Bridgeman, Rector of Blymhill. J. ERNEST AUDEN.]

Stapleton Parish Registers.

[From George Morris's MS Extracts from Shropshire Registers.]

1546, Sept. 8. Wm., s. of Richard Haines ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Ric. Haines and Alys Vycars ... mar.
" Feb. 5. Rauffe Macheyn and Lucy Hyll ... mar.
1559, Jan. 28. Harry Lee, p. Wotton, and Alys Consbury [? Consbye] ... mar.
" Feb. 12. Edmd Jenkys and Elinor Crompton ... mar.
" Feb. 12. Wm. Crompton and Margaret Harryes ... mar.
1560,[?]Dec. 8. John, s. of Wm. Crompton ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Wm , s. of Edmund Jenks ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Wm., s of John Crompton ... bap.
1562, April 7. Thos., s. of Thos. Newton ... bap.
" Jan. 8. Roger, s. of Wm. Crompton ... bap.
" May 2. Roger, s. of Ric. Heyward ... bap.
1564, Sept. 24. Ric: Jenyns and Margt Lee ... mar.
" Dec. 27. Jane, d. of Wm. Crompton ... bap.
1566, Mar. 27. Joyce, d. of John Crompton ... bap.
" April 24. Roger Pylston, squyer, and Margt Chancroff ... mar.
" Nov. 10. Margt, d. of Wm. Crumpton ... bap.
1568, Sept. 12. Roger, s. of John Crompton ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Wm., s. of Ric. Jaynynes ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Thos.., s. of Wm. Crompton ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Wm., s. of John Newton ... bap.
1569, May 20. Ric., s. of Wm. Rockeley ... bap.
" Nov. 24. John Heyward and Margt Hamons ... mar.
" Mar. 24. Thos., s. of Ric. Heyward ... bap.
1570, Dec. 9. Thos., s. of Ric. Janyns ... bap.
" Jan. 23. Ric., s. of Wm. Crompton ... bap.
1571, Oct. 6. Joyce, d. of John Newton ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Jane, d. of John Crompton ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Susan, d. of Ric. Jenyns ... bap.
1573, May 5. Edward, s. of Ric. Jenyns ... bap.
" June 28. Jane, d. of Wm. Crompton ... bap.
" July 4. John, s. of John Heyward ... bap.
" July 19. John, s. of Ric. Heyward, of the Hyrst ... bap.
1575, Nov. 21. Elver, d. of Wm. Crompton ... bap.
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2 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1575

1575, Mar. 4. Ric. Wilding and Elner Crompton ... mar.
1577, Feb. 4. Sara, d. of Edwd. Newton ... bap.
1578, May 18. Joyce, d. of Wm. Crompton ... bap.
1580, May .. Wm., s. of Wm. Crompton ... bap.
1581, June 24. Robt. Everall and Alice Poyner ... mar.
1583, June 19. Ric. Howlgeate and Jocosa Gawen ... mar.
" Nov. 29. Alicia, d. of Wm. Banaster ... bap.
1584, June 1. Wm. Foxe and Eliz. Crompton ... mar.
" June 15. Ric. Heines and Elizath Stringer ... mar.
" July 5. John Gardenere and Jane Owen ... mar.
" Nov. 20. Wm., s. and bastard of Roger Crompton ... bap.
1585, Dec. 26. Wm., s. of Edwd Crompton ... bap.
1586, April 13. Roland Harries, clk., and Margt Dycher ... mar.
" July 17. Jane, d. of John Cotton ... bap.
1587, Sept. 7. Jane, w. of Thos. Newton ... bur.
" Dec. 2. Arthur, s. of John Newton ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Thomas Newton ... bur.
" May 19. Jane Longforde ... bur.
1588, May 17. Jane, d. of Edwd. Crompton ... bap.
" June 29. Ric. Sturchlie and Maude Gaun ... mar.
" July 14. Thos. Crockett and Eliz. Crowthere ... mar.
" Mar. 2. John, fil. Jacobi Heyward ... bap.
1590, Nov. 1. Thomas, s. of Ric. Asteleye ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Jane, d. of Edward Crompton ... bap.
1591, May 24. Jane,d. of James Heyward ... bap.
" June 17. Ric. Higgons and Mary Smythe ... mar.
" Oct. 17. Ric. s. of John Newton ... bap.
1592, Aug. 6. Ric., s. of Edward Crompton ... bap.
" Oct. 16. John Poynor and Anne Hande ... mar.
" Oct. 8. Wm., bastard of Wm. Crompton ... bur.
" Mar. 1. Wm., s. of James Heyward ... bap.
1593, Jan. 15. Robert Betton and Margaret Edwards ... mar.
" Jan. 15. David ap Edwards and Alice Pears ... mar.
" Mar. 25. Margt, d. of Francis Norton ... bap.
1594, April 21. Ric., s. of Edward Crompton ... d.[?bur.]
" May 21. Ann, d. of John Newton ... bap.
1595, Feb. 9. Thos., s. of Edward Crompton ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Elnor, w. of Robt. Walforde ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Elizabeth, d. of Robt. and Mary Fostere ... bap.
" June 20. Roger Warter and Ann Norton ... mar.

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1595, July 6. Ric., of John Corbette ... bap.
" Oct. 16. Marg, d. of Thos. Hayward ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Randle Calcott and Jane Wartere ... mar.
1596, April 1. Richard, s. of Robt. and Mary Fostere ... bap.
" July 3. Eliz., d. of Robt. Waulford ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Roger, s. of Rogere Wartere ... bur.
1597, Mar. 18. Frances, d. of Edwd. Crompton, ... bap. and ... bur.
" July 19. Sara, d. of Wm. Fox, alias Eggarleye ... bur.
" Nov. 14. Thos. Huggons and Jane Irelande. ... mar.
" Nov. 22. Jane Asteleye, alias Smith ... bur.
1598, Feb. 25. Margt, d. of Roger Warter ... bap.
" April 1. James Hayward ... bur.
" April 3. Catharine Haywarde ... bur.
" May 14. Francis Maunsel and Dor: Newton ... mar.
" May 16. Wm. Wartare and Jone ap Richard ... mar.
" June 29. Jone d. of Wm. and Jone Wartare ... bap.
" July 11. Arthur, s. of Edwd. and Eliz. Crompton ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Arthur, s. of Wm. Fox, alias Edgleye ... bap.
" Nov. 9. Margaret, d. of Thos. Crompton ... bap.
" Jan. 6. John Haywarde and Elnor More ... mar.
" Jan.. 26. Rich. Warter and Eliz. Howells ... mar.
" Mar. 18. Edwd, s. of John and Elner Haywarde ... bap.
1599, June 22. John Newton, husbandman ... bur.
" Nov. 4. Rich., s. of Rich. and Elnor Asteley ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Elizabeth, w. of Edwd Crompton ... bur.
1600, April 6. Mary, d. of Robt. and Mary Fostere ... bap.
" April 6. Margaret, d. of Robt. and Mary Fostere ... bap.
" April 13. Nathan, s. of Wm. and Jane Jenkes ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Wm., s. of Wm. and Cicely Newton ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Sara, d. of Wm. and Eliz. Edgleye, alias Foxe ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Mrs. Jane Sancke, alias Leighton ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Rich. Wartere, pauper ... bur.
1601, April 17. Rich. s. of Wm. of Jone Wartare ... bur.
" June 9. John Lutere and Grace Walforde ... mar.
" July 26. Edwd, s. of John and Mary Crompton ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Wm. Newton, yeoman ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Margt, d, of Rich, Asteleye, yeoman, and Elnor ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Thos., s. of John Hayward, jun.,and Elnor ... bap.

4 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1602

1602, Oct. 17. John, s. of John and Mary Crompton ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Raffe, s. of Wm. Edgley, alias Foxe ... bap.
1603, Mar. 27. Anne, d. of Robt. and Margt. Lawleye ... bap.
" June 7. Jone Calcotte ... bur.
" Aug. 17. Robt. s. of John and Grace Lutere ... bap.
" Oct. 16. Thomas, s. of Rich. and Elnor Astleye ... bap.

1605. ROWLAND HARRIES, rector.

1605, July 7. Wm., s. of John and Mary Crompton ... bap.
" July 21. Margt, d. of Rich. and Dorothy Mackworth ... bap.
" Sept. 26. Elnor, w. of Edward Longforde ... bur.
" Mar. 5. Sara, d. of Edw. and Eliz: Davies ... bur.
1606, June 10. Edwd, s. of John and Ann Pearsse ... bap.
" Feb. 4. Thos Higgons and Mary Powies ... mar.
" Mar. 21. Richard, s. of John and Elnor Hayward ... bap.
1607, May 3. Wm, s. of John and Mary Crumpton ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Ann, w. of Wm. Adames ... bur.
" April 24. Unelle [?] d. of Robert and Mary Fostere ... bap.
1608, June 29. Morris Edwards and Elizabeth Probarte ... mar.
" Feb. 11. Hum. Arnewaye and Elizth Bathowe ... mar.
1609, July 12. Margaret, w. of John Hayward, senior ... bur.
" Feb. 25. Thomas, s. of John Hayward, junr., and Elnor ... bap.
1610, April 26. Thomas, s. of John Hayward, junr. ... bur.
" May 26. Mr. Robt. Owen and Mrs. Mary Leighton ... mar.
" July 8. Thos , s. of John and Mary Crompton ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Joyce, d. of Wm. and Jane Jenkes ... bap.
1611, Sept. 23. Frances, of John and Mary Whetmore ... bur.
" Oct. 13. John Hayward, senior ... bur.
" Oct. 6. David Hayward ... bap.
1612, Aug. 29. Eliz.,d. of John and MaryWhetmore ... bap. and bur.
1613, Nov. 30. Mary, d. of John and Mary Severne ... bur.
1614, June 14. Thomas Mytton ... bur.
1615, July 25. Wm. Downton and Jane Harries ... mar.
1616, Nov. 17. Thos., s. of Randle and Jane Calcot ... bap.
1617, July 1. John, s. of Tho. and Margt Kynnasone ... bur.
" Jan. 14. Rich. Rogers and Elnor Broocke ... mar.
1619, Dec. 8. Susan, d. of Mr. Tho. Phelips and Constance ... bur.
" Dec. 31. Thos. s. of Randle and Jane Calcott ... bur.

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1619, Mar. 1. Edward Crompton ... bur.
1622, Sept. 18. John Newton ... bur.
" Oct. 23. Thos Burgies and Jane Lacon ... mar.
1624, Oct. 30. Wm. Moore ... bur.
" Dec. 3. Rowland Harryes, rector ... bur.
1626, Mar. 7, Alice, w. of Randle Calcott ... bur.
1627, [no date.] Jane, d. of W. and Alice Woolfe ... bap.
1630, Oct. 31. Eliz., d. of Rich. and Sara Owen ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Thos, s. of Rich. and Jane Astley ... bap.
" Dec. 18. John. s. of Adam and Mary Harries ... bap.
1632, Mar. 10. The, s. of Rich. and Sara Owen ... bap.
1633, April 11. Roger, s. of Thos. and Jane Acton ... bap.

1634. ROGER BARBER, rector.

1634, Nov. 18. Mary, d. of John and Eliz. Crompton ... bap.
1636, May 19. Margaret, d. of John and Eliz. Crompton ... bap.
1637, Jan. 25. Elizabeth, d. of John and Eliz. Crompton ... bap.
" Feb. 26. Margt. and Joane, daus. of Wm. and Frances Luter ... bap.
1638, July 24. Ric., s. of Mr. Richd Phillips and Mary ... bap.
1644, Oct. 3. William, s. of John and Eliz. Crompton ... bap.
1661, Dec. 26. Henry, s, of John and Margt. Haynes ... bap.
1663, April 21. Joyce Haynes, of Netley ... bur.
1666, June 22. Mary, d. of John Haynes, of Netley, gent., and Margt. ... bap.
" May 12. Mr. Rowland Burton ... bur.
" Jan. 3. Gilbert, s. of Mr. John Cole and Elinor ... bap.
1667, April 19. Reynold Corbett, of Longdon ... bur.
1668, June 27. Jane, d. of John and Margt. Haynes, of Netley ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Rich. Higones ... bur.
1669, Aug. 26. Edward, s. of Edwd and Mary Brooke ... bap.
1671, April 17. Mrs. Eliz, Burton ... bur.
1672, Oct. 12. Judith, d. of John and Margaret Haynes ... bap.
" Oct. 12. Thos, s of Edward and Mary Brooke ... bap.
1675, April 19. Ann Crumpton ... bur.
" May 5. Edward Crumpton ... bur.
1676, July 16. Judith Haynes ... bur.
" Dec. 6. Mrs. Cathe Cole, w. of Mr. Gilbert Cole ... bur.
1682, July 13. Frances, d. of Edward Cole ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Elizabeth Corbet, widow ... bur.

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1682-3, Jan. 30. Mrs. Margaret Haynes ... bur.
1685, Mar. 5. Mr. Wm. Prince, p. Clungonas, and Mrs. Mary Kynaston, of ye town of Salop ... mar.
1692, Jan. 21. Mr. Thos. Thornes, p. Kinnersley, and Mrs. Ann Daker, p. Condover ... mar.
1705, Jan. 2. John Gregory, p. of Roddington, and Mary Newell, of this p. ... mar.

[Volume I. of existing Registers.]

1635, May [?] 9. Mary Bayly ... bur.
" May .. William, s. of Adam and Marey Haris ... bap.
" May .. Margrett, d. of Thos and Elizth Cramton ... bap.
[In Morris MS. John and Elizth Crompton]
" .. 22. s of Thomas Ashley ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Thomas Baker ... bap.
" .. .. Daws [or Davies]
[?] Feb. 5. ... Elizth Jones
1638, Aprill 10. Mr. Thomas Blayney [?] and Mrs Mary Phillips ... mar.
" Aprill 18. Thos. Bromley and Elizabeth Crockett ... mar.
" .. .. Cooper
" Sept. 14. Mary, wife of Adam Harryes ... bur.
" .. .. William,s. ofThomas and Jane [?]Brasyer ... chr.
" .. .. Martha, [?] d. of Richard Mason [?] ... chr.
" .. .. William, s. of Symon and Mary Crockett ... chr.
1644 [?] .. Richard Harding [?] ... bur.
" .. .. wyfe of Richard Baker ... bur.
1645, .. .. Richard, s. of Richard Harper [?] ... bur.
" .. .. Haynes [?] ... bur.
1646, Mar. 18. Mary, d. of Arthur and Sarah Haris ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Richard, s. of Thos and Elizth Waring ... bap.
1649, .. 28. .. s. of Nehemiah [?] and Eliz. Brasier ... bap.
" Nov. Elizth., d. of Thos and Doroty Jones ... bap.
" .. .. John, s. of John and Anne [?] Adams ... bap.
" .. .. Richard, s. of Richard [?] and Ellinor Hammonds ... bap.
" Aprell 6. Thomas, s. of Thos and Jayell Cooper ... bap.
" - 16. [?] Elizth, d. of John and Mary [?] Ambler ... bap.

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1649, Dec. [?]. Thomas Cox [?]
" Dec. 16[?]. Elizabeth Ambler ... bur.
" .. .. Thos Couper
1652, Oct. 20. Thomas, s. of Thos and Doroty Jones ... bap.
" .. .. d. of Benjamon [?] and Jane C ... bap.
1654, .. .. s. of Roger and Clare Blakeway ... bur.
1657, .. .. Edward,s.of Edward and Jane Gibbons [?] ... bap.
" Partridge
1662, July [?]. Thos s of Thos and Elizth Waring ... bap.
1663, [?] .. Jael, d. of Thos and Jael [?] Cooper ... bap.
" [Mar] 5. William Corfield, of Uffington and Anne [Langford] of Sipton Carwood were married by licence from the Chancelor ... mar.
" Sep. .. d. of Edward [?] and Dorothy Blakeway ... bap.
" Mar. .. Elizth, d. of John [?] and Mary Crockett ... bap.
" Aprill .. d. of John and .. Farnolls ... bap.
" .. .. Ales, the d. of John Farnolls [?] ... bur.
1667, [?] Mar.
" .. .. Mary, d. of John and Elizth Farnolls ... bap.
" June .. Jane, d. of Roger .. Blakeway ... bap.
" May 11. Thos, s. of Roger Thurkines [?] ... bap.
" May .. Anne, d. of John and Elizth Bayley ... bap.
" May 10. Elizth d. of Richard and Joan Bullock ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Thos, s. of Robert and Margret Jones ... bap.
" June 27. Jane, d. of John and Margrett Haynes ... bap.
" June 15. Richard Higones, the yongr [?] ... bur.
" June. 14[?]. Elizth, d. of William and Mary Crump ... bap.
1668,[?]May .. John, s. of John and Elizth Williames ... bap.

JOHN GOUGH and EDWARD BAYLY, Wardens.

1669, [?] .. Richard Asley ... bur.
" .. .. Edward,s. of .. and Ellinor Hayward ... bap.
" .. .. Sara [?] Tumor ... bur.
" .. .. Mary Coupers [?] the d. ... bur.
" .. .. Dorothy Brasier ... bur.
" .. .. Dorothy Blakeway ... bur.
" Nov. 13. John Bromley, s.
" .. .. Thomas Brasier ... bur.
" Mar. 20. Sara, d. of Richard and Tomason Bullock ... bap.
" .. .. Richard, s. of Thos and .. Baker ... bap.

8 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1669

1669, .. .. Richard Bacon [?]
" Mar. 6. Joseph, s. of John and Jane Thomas ... bap.
1670, Mar. 1. .. d of John Tommas ... bap.
" Sep. 3. .. s of John Bromley ... bap.
" Dec. 31 .. s of Robert Pentrew ... bap.
" Feb. 28 .. of Roger and Clare Blakeway ... bap.
" Mar. 6. .. s of Robert and Margrett Joanes ... bap.
" Aprill 12. .. s of William Crump ... bap.
" Feb. 26. .. Cooper [?] of the towne of actonburnel and .. of the p'sh of Church ... mar.
1671, May 6. Thomas Brasier and Dorothy Brasier, of Stepleton ... mar.
" June 10. John Bucknall and Mary Barcklam, of the p. of .. d. ... mar.
" June 14. ... bur.
" June 27. .. d of John Rough and ... bap.
1672, .. ber. Elizabeth,d. of John and Margrett Haynes ... bap.
" .. .. Mary,d. of William and Elizabeth Bromley ... bap.
" Jan. .. Thomas, s. of William & Catharine Crockett ... bap.
" Aug. .. Isabell, d. of Thomas and Isabell Cooper ... bap.
1673, Aprill 1. Mary, d. of John and .. Bayley ... bap.
" May 2. Samuell, s. of Thos and Elizth Waren ... bap.
" Sep. 21. Jane Sturckey ... bur.
" Dec. 12. Anne, d. of Roger and Clare Blakeway ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Mary, d. of Robert and Margrett Joanes ... bap.
" .. of the p. of Albrighton, and .. Pinches, of Condover ... mar.
1674, May .. Richard Browne ... bur.
" Sep. .. Mary Hamond ... bur.
" Sep. .. Richard Bowen ... bur.
" .. ember 24. John, s. of John and Elinor Hayard ... bap.

1675, Aprill 26 .. 1675 .. yeare was Agreement
betwyxt John Haynes, of Netley, gent. and the offerseers of this
parish, by the consent of the .. inhabitants of the sayd
.. and the sayd John Haynes shall receive from the
offerseers twenty shillinges for a house within the towne of
Steppleton, contayning three roomes, for the space of one whole
yeare for John Bailey and his wife to inhabit in being ..
nor .. this parish ..

1677] Stapleton. 9

.. EDWARD BARTER, Churchwardens.
.. WILLIAMES, Sidesmen.

THOMAS BRASIER, RICHARD HAMONDS, overseers.

1675, Mar. 13. Mary, d. of John and Sarah Addams ... bap.
" April [8]. Elizabeth Cra[?o]mpton, junior ... bur.
" Aprill 12. [?] .. Williames ... bur.
" .. .. William [?] .. and Mary Marton ... mar.
" .. .. Richard Baker and Jane Randles ... mar.
" Dec. 27. [Richard], s. of Thos and [Grace] Haynes ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Elizabeth Star [?] ... bur.
" Dec.
" Nov.[?] 29. William Chessheare, of the p. of Pontesbury ... bur.
" .. 19. Jane, d. of The and Jane Baker ... bap.
" [Jan. 1.] [?] Thomas Haynes ... bur.
" Jan. .. .. s. of William Bromley ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Richard, s. of Thos and Grace Haynes ... bur.
" Feb. .. Mary, d. of Richard and .. Weekes ... bap.
" Feb. 7. Thomas Roe, of Pulverbach ... ?bur.
" Feb. 19. [Anne] Cole ... bur.
" Feb 25. Owen Cole ... bur.
" Feb. 28. .. s. of John and Catherine Crockett ... bap.
" .. .. Ales [?] Assley ... bur.
" .. .. Margrett, d. of Robt. and Margrett Jones ... bap.
" .. 14. .. s. of Thos. and .. Wigley ... bap.
" .. .. [Crist ?]opher s. of John and Maude [?] Ollifers ... bap.
" .. .. .. d. of .. and Mary Mapp
1676,[?] .. .. .. d. of Thos and Dorothy Brasier ... bap.
1677, .. .. Arthur, s. of Thos and Isabel Cooper ... bap.
" July 24. .. d of Thos and Dorothy Brasier ... bur.
" July .. Richard, s. of John and Elinor Hayward ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Moses Reynolds, of Condouer, and Mary Right, of Brace Meole ... mar.
" Oct. 28. Roger, s. of Roger and Mary Crampton ... bap.
" Jan. 8. William, s. of Richard and Sarah Baker ... bap.
" Jan. 13. John, s. of Simon Crockett ... bur.
" Dec. 3. Roger, sayd s. of sayd Roger and Mary Crampton ... bur.

10 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1677

1677, Jan. 17. Amy, d. of George and Mary Huffer, of the p. of Churchpulverbetch ... bur.

JOHN ADDAMES, .. BLAKEWAY, Churchwardens.

1678, Aprill 7[? 1]. Thomas, s. of Henry and Anne Haynes ... bap.
" Aprill 2. John, s. of John and Joan L?] Bromley ... bap.
" May 9. Elizabeth, d. of Mr. Edward Brooke and Mary his wife ... bap.
" May 24. Arthur Harris ... bur.
" July 13. Richa Hamonds, junior, of this p. and Joane B [?] of the p. of Church Stretton, was married at Steppleton ... mar.
1678, July 14. William s. of Thos and Dorothy Brasier ... bap.
" July 15. John, s. of John and .. Ollivers ... bap.
" - 18. Catherine, d. of William Corfield ... bur.
" Oct. 27. John Bromley, the older, was buried in woolen onely, according to the act provided in that case ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Elinor Ollivers, widdow, in woollen onely &c. ... bur.
" Feb. 10. Mary Newall, of Churchpulverbetch, in wollen onely &c. ... bur.
" Mar. 5. Richard Newall, of Churchpulverbetch, in wollen onely &c. ... bur.
" Mar. 10. Eliza, w. of Thos Waren, in wollen onely &c. ... bur.
" Mar. .. Margt, w. of Richard Map ... bur.

JOHN CRAMPTON, .. ADDAMES, Ch.Wardens.

1679, Aprill 3. Margt, d. of Richard Map, widdower, in wollen onely according to the act &c. ... bur.
" May 4. Anne, d. of Roger and Mary Crampton ... bap.
" May 12[?]. Richard, s. of Edward and Jane Map ... bap.
" May 27. John, s. of Richard and Joane Hamonds ... bap.
" July 27. Joseph, s. of William and Elizth Bromley ... bap.
" Oct. 3. Bridgett Mansell ... bur.
" Jan. 5. William, s. of John and Sarah Addams ... bap.
" Jan. 14. Thos Waren, of this p. and Eliza Smith of the p. of Wostenston ... mar.
" Mar. .. Johnnothan, s. of Thos and Jael [Isabel ?] Cooper ... bap.
" Mar. .. Thos, s. of John and Ellinor Hayward ... bap.

1682] Stapleton. 11

1680, .. .. John, s. of Richard and Margreat Joanes ... bap.
" April 15. John, s. of Henry and Anne Haynes ... bap.
" Aprill .. John Joanes, abovesayd ... bur.
" Oct. 10. S. .., wife of Edward Bayley ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Richard Hill [?], one of the poor of the parish ... bur.
" Nov. 2. A bastard child, which was left at John Cramptons, and named Edward ... bap.
" Dec. 19. Jane, d. of Thomas and Dorothy Brasier ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Gilberf Coll, minister of Steppleton parish, was buried the eleventh day of ffebruary 1680 ... bur.
" .. 24. Elizabeath w. of William Clearke of the p. of Ponsbury ... bur.
" .. .. Anne [?] Maybury [?] ... bap.
" .. Same [?] Mr. Thomas Royston inducted into ye Rectory of Steppleton 18th Day of Aprill 1681.
1681, May 5. Mary, d. of Richa and Jane Hamond ... bap.
" Sept. 1. John, s. of Robert and Margaret Jones ... bap.
" Sept. 26. .. s. of Richard and Margaret Partridge ... bap.
1682, May [?]. .. Diana Hall, illegitimate ... bap.
" - 15. .. of Dorington, in the p. of Condover ... bur.
- Diana Hall, illegitimate ... bur.
" Sept. 22. Edward Powell, illegitimate ... bap.
" Oct. .. John Addams, gent. [? senr.] ... bur.
" Nov. .. John Bayley, gent. [?] ... bur.
" Nov. .. Elinor, w. of Richd Hamonds the elder ... bur.
" Jan. 13. Tomasen, w. of Richd Bullock ... bur.
" Jan. .. George [?] Vicars a traveler ... bur.
" Jan. 12. Mr. George Wolley, of y p. of Pontesbury, and Mrs. Elizabeth Davies, of Steppleton ... mar.
" May [2] John Crampton, the younger, of this p., and Margt Gardner, of the p.of Worthen ... mar.
" May 24. Richard Baker, the elder ... bur.
" .. 24. Thomas Brasier ... bur.
" July[?]15. Ann Edwards ... bur.

12 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1682

1682, Aug. 14. Ann Crosse, a bastard ... bur.
1682, [?] .. John Tomkys
" .. .. Mrs. Margaret Haynes ... bur.
" April 29. .. Blakeway .. and Anne ... mar.
" June 4. Joseph, s. of William and .. Bromley ... bur.
" .. .. Pentrene ... bur.
" .. .. .. s. of William and .. Blakeway ... bap.
" Feb. 2. .. d. of Simon and Mary Crockett ... bur.
" Mar. 21. .. Simon Crocket ... bur.
1683, .. .. Richard, s. of Richd and Mary Partridge ... bap.
" .. .. .. d. of John and Ellinor Hamond ... bap.
" .. .. Samuel, s. of John and Mary Olliver ... bap.
" .. .. Margaret, d. of Thomas & Mary Reynolds ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Mary, d. of Roger and Judith Nuall ... bap.
1684, Mar. 26. John Thomas ... bur.
" Aprill 21. Jane Thomas ... bur.
1685, June 5. Job Crocket and Margaret ... mar [?]
1685, .. ..
" .. .. Job, s. of Job and Mary Crocket ... bap.
" Aprill 7[?]. John, s. of John and Sarah Addams ... bap.
" May 13. Martha, d. of Thos and Mary Reynolds ... bap.
" .. .. Deborah, d. of Richard and Jane Cooper ... bap.
" .. .. Francis and Mary Spenlow, lic. ... mar.
" .. .. George [?] Griffiths and Martha Daws [?] of the p. of Holy Cross in Salop ... mar.
" .. .. Ann, d. of Richard and Dorcas Bailey ... bap.
" .. .. William Turnlin [?.] and Ann Army of y p. of Condover ... mar.
" .. .. Mary, d. of John and Joyce Farnoll ... bap.
1687, .. .. Thomas, s. of John and E .. Tomkys ... bap.
" .. .. Roger, s. of William and .. Blakeway ... bap.
" .. .. Thomas, s. of .. Tomkyn ... bap.
" .. .. William Harris [on ?] and Catharine Mansell, lic. ... mar.
" Aug .. Anne, d. of John and .. Preese ... bap.
1688, Oct. [?] Abigal d. of John and Joyce Farnolls ... bap.
" .. .. Richard, s. of William and .. Blakeway ... bap.
.. .. s. of .. and Jane Cooper ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Thos Dod, of the p. of Wellington, and Ellinor Crocket, of this p. ... mar,

1695] Stapleton. 13

1688, Feb. 10. Richd Baker, and Elizth Bullock of this p. ... mar.
" .. .. John Wigley and Sarah Bullock ... mar.
1689, Aprill .. William Colly .. and Mary Preese, of Acton Burnell ... mar.
" May .. William, s. of Richd and Mary Partridge ... bap.
" May .. Mary, d. of William and Alice Cooper ... bap.
" Jan. 31. Mary, d. of John and Mary Swanwick ... bap.
1690, Aprill 6. Joseph, s. of Richd and Elizth Baker ... bap.
" .. .. Jonathan, s. of John and .. Wigley ... bap.
" .. .. Ellinor, d. of John and Mary Olliver ... bap.
" Feb. .. Jane, d. of Richd and Eliz. Bullock ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Thos, s. of Richd and Joane Hammonds ... bap.
1691, April 16[?] Thos, s. of Thos and Mary Reynolds ... bap.
" Aprill .. Mary, d. of Richd and Dorcas Bayley ... bap.
" - 18. Richard, s. of John and Sarah Wigley ... bap.
" May 1. Richd, s. of Richd and Jane Cooper ... bap.
" May 2. John, s. of John and Joyce Farnolls ... bap.
" June 2.. Thos, s. of Richard and Judith Tomkins ... bap.
" June 1. Richard Shuker .. and Priscilla Green ... mar.
" June 30. Thos, s. of Solomon and Alice Powell ... bap.
" Dec. 2. Mary, d. of Richard and Eliza Baker ... bap.
" Dec. 10. John Jones and Sarah Tomkyns, both of this p. ... mar.
" Dec. 30. Francis, s. of John and Mary Swanwick ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Anne, d. of Henry and Anne Haynes ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Edward, s. of Richa and Deborah Collins ... bap.
1692, May 17. Elizabeth, d. of John and Anne Assley ... bap.
" Oct. 21. Anne, d. of William and Mary [Os ?]terley ... bap.
" Nov. .. .. d. of Richard and Judith Tomkyns ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Martha,d. of Peter and Elizabeth Tron [s?] ... bap.
" .. .. Thomas, s. of John and Joyce Farnols ... bap.
1693, Mar. 28. Elizth, d. of Richard and Joane Hamonds ... bap.

A true and perfect Register of all births baptisms buryals and
marriages since May 14, .. according to a late act of
Parliament made in ye 7th [?4th] .. King William ..

1693, June 8. .. of Solomon and Alice Powell born .. 28, d. of ye above Solomon and Alice Powell ... bap.
" July 21. John Morgan, of ye p. of Church Stretton, and Mary Harris [?] of this p. ... mar.

14 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1695

1695, July 21. Richard. s. of Richard and Judith Newal ... bap.
" - 25. An infant of Richard and Mary Partridge ... born.
" - 31. Elizth d. of Solomon and Alice Powell ... bur.
" Aug. 3. Mary, d. of Richd and Mary Partridge ... bap.
" Oct. ye 6th. Mary, d. of Richard and Diana Hurdley ... bap.
" - 30. Jane, d. of Edward and Mary Mason [?] ... bap.
" - 30. A d. of Richard and Dorcas Bailey ... born.
" Jan. 9. Alcie, d. of Richard and Dorcas Bailey ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Jane, d. of Thomas and Mary Reynolds ... bap.
1696, - 15. Ann, d. of John and .. Jones ... bap.
" May [?]. George Harper, of Salop, and Alice Farmer, of ye said towne of Salop, in ye Church of Steppleton lic. ... mar.
" May 14. [?] Thomas Younge and Elizth Barley, both of ye towne of Longnor in ye p. of Condover.
" .. .. William Boudler, of Longnor in ye p. of Condover, and Etheldra Acton of the same p. ... mar.
" .. .. Thos, s. of Richard and Jane Cooper ... bap.
" .. .. Arthur, s. of John and Mary Ollivers ... bap.
" Oct. Elizth, d. of Richard and Elizth Baker ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Elizth, d. of John and Sarah Wigley ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Thos., s. of Thomas and Anne Maybury ... bap.
" Jan. 3. Thomas Price, of Tregonnen, co. Montgomery, and Jane Mapp, of this p. ... mar.
1697, April 6. Mary, d. of Richd and Judith Tomkys ... bap
" April 13. Ann[?], d. of John and Anne Assley ... bap.
" June 1. Joseph Maybury, of the township of Longnor, and Elizth Lloyd, of the p. of Lebotwood ... mar.
" July 4. Margaret, d. of William and Elizabeth Crump ... bap.
" July 11. John, s. of Job and Mary Crocket ... bap.
" Aug. 5. Richard, s. of Richd and Margaret Tomkys ... bap.
" Aug. 29. William, s. of John and Joyce Farnolls ... bap.
" Jan. 9. Thomas Brasier and Ellinor Dod, both of this p. of Steppleton, lic. ... mar,
" Jan. 20. Thomas, s. of Thos and Anne Maybury ... bap.

1699] Stapleton. 15

1697, Feb. 13. John Longsloe, of ye p. of ye Minktowne, and Elizth Bromley, of this p. ... mar.
1698, May 4. Richard Mapp and Margaret Underwood both of this p. ... mar.
" June 27. Richard, s. of Richard Ha ... bap.

Memoranda. So far of ye Registers ..

" Aug. 23. Arthur, s. of Richard Tomkins, yeoman, and Judith ... bap.

According to ye } Ye said RICH TOMKINS and RICHd BROWN
late act 1698. } being wardens.

" Sep. 4. John, s. of John Jones, a very poor day labourer, and Sarah ... bap.

According to ye } Above named R. TOMKINS and R. BROWN
late act. } being wardens.

" - 11. Thos. s. of Richard Partridge (one of ye poor people of ye p. of Steppleton) and Mary ... bap.

Wardens as above.

" Dec. 20. Margaret, d. of John Assley, miller, and Ann ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Arthur and Jane s. and d. of Richard Weare, wheelwright [?] ... bap.
" Feb. 26. [?] An infant child of Richd and Margt Bromley ... born.
" Mar. 23. Jane, d. of Edward Baker, yeoman, and Elizth ... bap.
1699, Mar. 31. Richard, s. of Richard and Margt Bromley (yeoman) ... bap.
" May 5. John, s. of Thomas Brasier (a publican ?) and Elleanor ... bap.
" Nov.[?] 9. Sarah, d. of John Wigley, yeoman, and Sarah ... bap.
" Jan. 17. Elleanor,d. of Thos. Crocket,day labourer, and Elizth ... bap.
" Mar. [?] 19. [?]. A s. and d. of Thos and Alice Morris were borne.
" Mar. 7. John and Ann, s. and d. of Thos and Alice Morris ... bap.
" .. .. Thomas Eakyn and Margaret Baker, lic. ... mar.

16 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1699

1699, .. .. s. of Richard and Margaret Mapp ... bap.

[Nothing more till 1708; leaves perhaps lost.]

1708, Jan.[?] 24. William, s. of John and Sarah Jones ... bap.
" May 15. Edward Lo[?a]ngford, of Cardington, and Isabel Cooper, of Steppleton, lic. ... mar.
" Aug. 15. Samuel Weather and Ann Betton, both of ye p. of St. Chad's in Salop, ... mar.
" Dec.[?] 14. Elizth, d. of Richd and Margaret Mapp ... bap.
" Feb. 9. Richard,s. of Richard and Judith Tomkis ... bap.
1709, May 1. Jane, d. of Thomas and Margaret Eakyn ... bap.
" May 5. Roger,s. of Jeremiah and Decima Bromley ... bap.
" April 26. John, s. of William and Mary Brasier ... bap.
" April 30. John, s. of John and Mary Rowley ... bap.
" May 1. John Mannocks, of Condover, and Margaret Hedges, of this p. ... mar.
1710, [?]May 7. Thos, s. of William and Margt Bromley ... bap.
" Sep. 2. Thomas, 's. of John and Elizth Longsloe ... bap.
" Sept. 17. Thomas, s. of William and Elizth Crump ... bap.
" Dec. .. Richard, s. of John and Elizth Partridge ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Richard, s. of .. Baker ... bap.
1711, .. .. Richard, illegitimate s. of Jane Pea ... bap.
" .. 12. Elizth, d. of Thomas and Margaret Eakyn ... bap.
" May 21. Thomas Jar[vis ?], of Church Stretton, and Ellinor Bromley, of this p. ... mar.
" May 26. John Holloway, of ye p. of St. Martin's in ye towne of Worcester, an d Jane Maldon, of ye p. of Kyer in ye c. of Worcester ... mar.
" Sep. .. Arthur, s. of Thomas and Mary Tomkins ... bap.
1712, April .. Thos, s. of Richd and Margt Mapp ... bap.
" April 21. William Olivers of this p., and Elizabeth Olivers, of ye p. of Church Pulverbatch ... mar.
" July 20. Anne, d. of Wm. and Mary Bromley ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Joseph Hordley, of Minsterley in ye p. of Westbury, and Dorothy Jones, of ye p. of Llandilo co. Camarthan, lic. ... mar.
" Jan. 18. Martha, d. of William and Elizabeth . Crump ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Elizth, d. of Thomas and Mary Tomkyns ... bap.
1713, May .. Ellinor, d. of Thos and Margt Eakyn ... bap. Since dead.

1720] Stapleton. 17

1713, July[I] 5. Benjamin, s. of Jeremiah and Decima Bromley ... bap.
" Sep. 19. Daniel Sandford, of ye p. of Whitch Church, and Mary Broad, of p. of St Julian's, in Salop, lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 22. Hannah, d. of Richd and Elizth Baker ... bap.
" Nov. [?]. John, s. of John and Elizth Partridge ... bap.
" - Jane, d. of William and Anne Speake ... bap.
" .. .. Lealand and Ann Mansell, of this p. ... mar.
" .. .. d. of Thos and Margaret Eakyn ... bap.
" .. .. of Thos and Margt Farnols [?] ... bap.
1715, May 26. Mary, d. of Wm and Elizth Crump ... bap.
" Aug. 26. John, s. of David and Mary Evans ... bap.
1716, Mar. 27. Thos, s. of Thos and Mary Tomkys [?] ... bap.
" Feb. 17. Elizth, d. of John and Elizth Partridge ... bap.
1717, April 28. David Pew or Pugh, of the p. of Llandir, co. Montgomery, and Ellenor Olliver, of this p. ... mar.
" - Sarah, d. of John Harrison ... bap.
" .. .. Samuell, s. of .. and Margt Eakyn ... bap.
" .. .. Richard, s. of Thos and Mary Tomkins ... bap.
" April 19. .. of .. Lealand and Anne his w. ... bap.
" - 26. .. s. [?] of David and Ellenor Pew ... bap.
1718, June 3. Wm Blakeway and Ann Reynolds, both of this p. ... mar.
" June 22. John, s. of Job Crocket, junr., and Sarah ... bap.
" July 27. John, s. of Wm and Elizth Crump [?] ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Elizth, d. of Thos and Margt Baker ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Henry, s. of William and Ann [?] Speke [?] ... bap.
1719, May[?]19. John, the son of a stranger, brought to Richard Hill from Sheinton, and illegitimate, was baptized at Sarah Jones's that day ... bap.
" June[?]22. Thos, s. of David and Margt Evans ... bap.
1720, Feb. 21. Mary, d. of Thos and Mary Tomkins ... bap.
" .. .. Jeremiah Partridge [?] and Mary Partridge ... mar.
" June 29. Abraham [?] and Isaac, sons of John Par[ridge ?] ... bap.
" .. 5. William, s. of Wm and Ellinor Oliver ... bap.

18 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1720

1720, Jan. 25. William, s. of Jeremiah and Elizth Partridge [?] ... bap.
1722, Oct. 7. Elizth, d. of Andrew and Elizth Blest ... bap.
" Feb. 18. John Colebame, of ye p'ish of Smyrcoat [1] [Smethcote], and Martha Weston, of ye same p., lic. ... mar.
" April 11. John, s. of John and Martha Longslowe ... bap.
" May 19. Richard, s. of Thos and Mary Wilden ... bap.
" May 31. Margaret, illegitimate d. of Sarah Deaks ... bap.
" July 25. James, s. of Thos and Mary Tonkins ... bap.
" - Thos, s. of Thos and Margt Baker ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Job. s. of Job and Mary Crocket ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Elizth, d. of John and Margt Preese ... bap.
" July 28. Robert Acton, of ye p. of St. Marie's, and Sarah Jekems, of St. Julian's in Salop ... mar.
" Aug. 22. Thos Draycot, of ye p. of St. Alkmands, and Mary Jones of ye same p., in the towne of Salop, lic. ... mar.
" Sep.. 6. Wm, s. of David and Margt Evans ... bap.
" .. .. Mary, d. of Thos and Mary Wilden ... bap.
1723, .n Rogers and Anne Fewtrel, both of Netley ... mar.
" .. .. s. of Richard and Mary Bromley ... bap.
1724, Sep. 29. Margt, d. of John and Marg Thomas ... bap.
" Jan. 9. Elizth, d. of Thos and Margt Baker ... bap.
1726, May 19. Samuel Thomas, of ye p of Julians in Salop, and Jane Crump, of ye p. ... mar.
" June 5. Richd, s. of Job and Sarah Crocket ... bap.
" Nov. 6. Ellinor, d. of Tho. and Mary Tomkis ... bap.
" Nov. 15. George, s. of Richd and Mary Bromley ... bap.
" Jan. 2. Jane, d. of Hugh and Dorothy Murral ... bap.
" Jan. 29. The,s. of John and Elie Tomkis ... bap.
" Mar. 9. David, s. of David and Margt Evans ... bap.
1727, June 24. David Evans and Elizth Pearse ... mar.
" Oct. 15. Joane, d. of John and Margt Thomas ... bap.
" Jan. 25. Richard Hoop, junior, and Dorothy Daker, of Condover, ye day being S' Paul's conversion, lic. ... mar

[1] Old spelling of Smethcott.

1732] Stapleton. 19

1727, Jan. 28. John, s. of John and Anne Jones ... bap.
1728, Sept. 24. John, s. of John and Anne Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 20. Anne, d. of Richard and Mary Jones ... bap.
" Dec. 6. John Lewis and Mary Clark, ye one of St Chad's ye other of y p. of Holy Cross, Salop ... mar.
1729, Mar. 25. Sarah Pierce, w., buried, and affidavit made ... bur.
" June 1. Edward Higgs of ye p. of Smethcott, and Elizabeth Brasier, of this p. ... mar.
" Sept. 7. John, s. of John and Elie Tomkis ... bap.
(1728) Sep. 13. Elizth., d. of Richd Hurdley, junr., and Mary his w. ... bap.
1729, Nov. 20. Mary, d. of John and Mary Thomas ... bap.
1730, Jan. l. Thomas Reynolds and Margt Reynolds, both of this p. ... mar.
1729, Feb. 22. Mary, d. of Richd and Mary Bromley ... bap.
" Feb. 28. William, s. of Job and Sarah Crocket ... bap.
" .. William, s. of .. Smith ... bap.
1730, May 5. John Hordley, of the p. of Wellington, and Eleanor Evans of this p. ... mar.
" Aug. 2. John, s. of John Morgan and Martha Mathews, a bastard child ... bap.
" Oct. 10. Richd Humphreys and Sarah Jones, both of this p. ... mar.
1731, April 21. John and William Oliver, sons of Saml and Margt Oliver ... bap.
" May 9. Peter, s. of Thomas and .. Dakin ... bap.
" May 15. Margt, d. of Richard and Mary Hurdley ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Elizth,d. of George and Martha Corfield ... bap.
" Jan. 9. John, s. of John and Alice Davies ... bap.
1732, May 26. Richard Ford and Mary Jasper ... mar.
" May 29. Richard, s. of Richard and Mary Jones ... bap.
" .. Hannah [?], d. of John and Martha Longslowe ... bap.
" .. Mary, d. of Samuel and Margaret Oliver ... bap.
" .. Thomas, base s. of Richard Crocket and Martha Crump ... bap.
" July[?] 7. Edward Stephens and Deborah Hordley, lic. ... mar.

20 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1732

1732, July 21. Edward, s. of Job and . . . Crocket ... bap.
1733, .. .. Samuel, s. of Edwd. & [Deborah] Stephens ... bap.
" Sep. 24. Charles Marsh and Martha Wigley, both of this p. ... mar.
" Nov. 5. .. s. of George and Martha Corfield ... bap.
" Dec. 19. Sarah Bird, widow, certified for ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Thomas, s. of Thos and Sarah Yeats ... bap.
" Jan. 7. Mary, d. of David and Margt Evans ... bap.
" April 16. Mary, d. of Richard and Marge Tomkys ... bap.
1734, June 23. Martha, d. of Richd and Mary Bromley ... bap.
" July 14. Sarah Fewtrol, of Dorrington, widow ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Robert, s. of Richard and Anne Maddox, Dorrington ... bap.
" .. .. Saint John, s. of Simon Edwards, curate of Steppleton, and Mary ... bap.
" Mar. 21. [?] Richard Brown ... bur.
1735, Aug. 15. William Adams of this p. interred.
" Oct. 9. Eleanor, w. of Richard Crocket ... bur.
" Oct. 29. William Wood, of Dorrington... bur.
" Nov. 2. Mary, w. of Richard Jones ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Eleanor, d. of Job and Sarah Crocket ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Richard Crocket and Mary Adams, both of this p. ... mar.
" Jan. 6. Samuel, s. of Sam, and Marge Oliver ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Thos., s. of Charles and Martha Marsh ... bap.
1736, Mar. 24. Richard Hammonds ... bur.
" Mar. 30. George, s. of George and Mary Corfield ... bap.
" May 25. Richard Partridge ... bur.
" June 6. Elizth, d. of Edward and Mary Baldwyn ... bap.
" .. .. .. base son of Elizth Reynolds [?]
" Oct. 2. Deborah, w. of (Edwar] d Stephens ... bur.
" Nov. 4. Richd, s. of Richard and Mary Ford ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Joane Hammond, widow ... bur.
1737, Feb. 14. Jane, w. of Richard Coper ... bur.
1736, Mar. 14. Thomas Eakyn ... bur.
1737, April 1. Francis, s., and Elizth, d., of Thomas and Mary Lucas ... bap.
" May .. Richard Cooper, the elder ... bur.
" May 22. William Edge, of Condover, and Elizth Toinkis, of this p. ... mar.

1739] Stapleton. 21

1737, Aug. 13. Francis, s. of Thos and Mary Lucas ... bur.
" Sept. 12. Elizth., d. of John and Elie Gittings ... bap.
" Sep. 22. Samuel Ollivers ... bur.
" Oct. 27. Henry Podmore, of St. Mary's and Katherine Harris, of St. Chad's in Shrewsbury, lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 17. William,s. of George and Martha Corfield ... bap.
" Nov. 29. William Thornhill, of the p. of Cheaver, and Mary Jones of this p. ... mar.
, Dec. .. Richard [?] Partridge [?] ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Priscilla, d. of Richard and Mary Bromley ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Rachel Royston ... bap.
1738, June 5. Sarah, d. of Charles and Martha Marsh ... bap.
" June 12. John, s., and Mary, d. of Thomas and Anne Rogers ... bap.
" July 16. Job Crockett ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Richard Cross, A.B., formerly Fellow of
S. Catherine's Hall, Cambridge, was inducted
into this Rectory of Steppleton, co. Salop,
dio. Lichfield and Coventry.

" Nov. 1. Sarah, d. of Thomas and Sarah Yates ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Martha, d. of Richard and Martha Jones ... bap.
" Feb. 25. John Bromley ... bur.
" Mar. 6. Sarah Wigley, widow ... bur.
1739, June 18. William Owen and Anne Bromley ... mar.
" July 29. Thomas, s. of Charles and Martha Marsh ... bur.

Delivered thus far at the Bishop's Visitation, Aug. 14th. 1739.

1739, Aug. 13. Sarah, d. of Thos and Jane Dow[ns ?], of Dorrington ... bap.
" Aug. 26. John, s. of Thos and Anne Rogers ... bur.
" Sep. 16. Elizth, d. of Richard Cross, clerk and rector of Steppleton, and Margt ... bur.
" Sep. 6. Edward, Benjamin, and Sarah, sons and d. of Edwd and Mary Baldwin ... bap.
" Sep. 17. Benjamin, s. of Edwd and Mary Baldwin ... bur.
" Sep. 23. Thomas,s. of George and Martha Corfield ... bap.
" Sep. 29. Mary, w. of Edward Baldwin ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Tho.,s. of William and Tomasine Jennings ... bap.
" Oct. 23. Edward, s. of Edward Baldwin, widower ... bur.
" Oct. 25. Sarah, d. of Edward Baldwin, widower ... bur.

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1739, Oct. 27. Thos., s. of William and Jomasine Jennings ... bap.
" Jan. 14. William Brasier, widower, and Catherine Bromley, widow, both of this p. ... mar.
" Feb. 20. John, s. of William and Martha ... bap.
1740, [?] 14. Mary, d. of Edward and Anne Oxen. ... ous
" May 19. Richd, s. of Richd and Margt Cross born April 24.
" June 3. Richard Mapp, junior ... bur.
" July 8. Diana Hordley, widow ... bur.
" Aug. 10. William, s. of Aaron and Rebecca Sanchy ... bap.
" Sep. 8. Sarah, d. of Robert and Ann Sanchy ... bap.
" Sep. 14. Richard Mapp, senior (?) ... bur.
" Sep. 25. Elizth., d. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" - Thomas Mapp ... bur.
" Nov. 5. Thos, s. of Charles and Martha Marsh ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Abraham, base s. of Elizth. Harris, begott by and sworn upon Edward Baldwin ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Richd, s. of Richd and Margrett Cross ... bap.
" Jan. 11. John, s. of Richd and Mary Jones ... bap.
" Jan. 11. Elizth., d. of William & Tomasine Jennings ... bap.
" Jan. 15. Richd, s. of Thos and Rebecca Vaughan, of Dorrington ... bap.
1741, April 27. (?) Ann,d. of Richd and Martha Williams, of Dorrington ... bap.
" .. .. the w. of Richard Baker ... bur.
" .. .. Richard Tomkis ... bur.
" .. .. John Poole, of the p. of Worthen, single man, and Jane Eikin, of Steppleton, single woman ... mar.
" May 29. John, s. of John and Elie Gittings ... bap.
" June [?]. Edward, s. of Edward Baldwin, begott upon the body of Mary Allen, whom he says he is married to, tho' it does not appear so ... bap.
" Sep. 7. (?) Mary Oliver, widow, aged 97 ... bur.
" .. .. Sarah, w. of John Crockett ... bur.
" .. .. John Crockett ... bur.
" .. .. Margarett Crockett, widow ... bur.
" .. .. Peter Morgan, senior ... bur.

1744] Stapleton. 23

1741, .. .. .. d. of William and .. Glover [?] ... bap.
" Feb. 20. [?] John Allen ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Margarett Bromley, widow ... bur.
" Mar. 23. Margarett, d. of John and Jane Poole ... bap.
1742, April 7. Richd., s. of Thos and Elie Tomkys ... bap.
" April 10. Richd .. ... bur.
" April 14. The wife of William Suckar ... bur.
" April 23. The w. of Wm Jones... bur.
" May 7. Edward, s. of Richd and Elie Oakley ... bur.
" May 8. Richd Griffiths, of Cund., single man, and Elie Corfield, of Steppleton, s. woman, ... mar.
" May 30. Richd, s. of Richd. and Sarah Cooper ... bap.
" Aug. 15. Margarett, d. of Thos. and Anne Bogers ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Elie, d. of Richd and Elie Baker ... bap.
" Jan. 16. William, s. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" Jan. 21. Richd, s. of Richd and Sarah Cooper ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Thos, base s. of one Foxe the mother, and one Pugh the father ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Richd Baker ... bur.
1743, May 29. Elie, d. of John and .. Jones ... bap.
" June 1. Elie, w. of David Evans ... bur.
" June 3. Edward Yeates ... bur.
" June 26. Richd, s. of Thos and Elie Tomkys ... bap.
" June 27. William, s. of John and Elie Gittings ... bap.
" July 12. Elie, d. of John and .. Jones ... bur.
" Aug. 16. Thomas Sanncrton, of Uffington, single man, and Ann Davies, of Shawbury, single woman, lic. ... mar.
" Oct. 16. Benjamin, s. of Richd. and Mary Jones ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Judith Newall [?] ... bur.
1744, May 25. Samuel, s. of Samuel and . . Harris ... bap.
" June 21. Richd, s. of Richd Cross, rector, and Margarett, born 4th ... bap.
" Sep. 19. John Wall, of Whetall in the p. of Condover, and Priscilla Castin (?1, of Great Ryton in the same p. ... mar.
" Oct. 14. Wm Jones, widower, of Stapleton [1], and Susanna Jukes, of the same p. ... mar.

[1] First time spelt with a.

24 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1744

1744, Dec. 3. Sarah, d. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" Jan. 6. Ann Famells ... bur.
" Feb. 5. John Jones ... bur.
" - Sarah, d. of William and Tomasine Jennings ... bap.
1745, .. 23. Mary, d. of Richard and Sarah Cooper ... bap.
" .. .. Susan, d. of William and Susan Jones ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Mary, d. of Richd and Anne Tomkys ... bap.
" Oct. 20. James Webster, of the p. of St. Chad's, and Eliz Rathbone, of the p. of Holy Cross, Salop, lic. ... mar.
" Dec. 31. Thos, s. of Thou and Anne Rogers ... bap.
1746, May 1. William, s. of Richd and Martha Allen, to whom he was married the 31st of Jan. before ... bap.
" May 8. Abigail, d. of Richd and Mary Jones ... bap.
" May 15. Elie, d. of Richard Cross, clerk, and Margt ... bap.
" Oct. 24. John Chessus, of the p. of Middle, co. Salop, single man, and Elie Gittings, of St. Mary's in Salop, widow, lic. ... mar.
" Feb. 2. Ann, d. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" Feb. 4. John Morris, of Pontesbury ... bur.
" Feb. 9. [?] Sarah d. of Mary Lockley, of G. a bastard ... bap.
" .. .. Sarah Lockley, the d. .. ... bur.
[Last legible entry in the old book.]
[End of Old Book.]

[Volume II.]
1748, .. .. d. of .. Sarah Cooper ... bap.
" .. .. Thomas[?],s. of Thomas and Ann Tomkys ... bap.
" .. 21. William Crump ... bur.
" Nov. .. John, s. of Richard and Martha Allen ... bap.
" Jan. .. John .. and Martha Prees ... mar.
" Mar. 10. Sarah, d. of William and .. Jones ... bap.
" Mar. 29. Thos Brasier, senr. ... bur.
" Aug. 5. Wm Rogers and Ann Shuckar ... mar.
" Aug. 7. George, s. of Richd and Martha Jones ... bap.
" .. .. John, s. of Tho. and Ann Rogers ... bap.
" Feb. .. Jeremiah, s. of Jer. and Sarah Bromley ... bap.

1751] Stapleton. 25

1749, Feb. 25. Edwd Hughes, of Cound, and Elie Peaver, of Stepleton ... mar.
" Feb. 27. Edwd Corfield and Margt Pugh, both of Stepleton ... mar.
1749, April 20. John, s. of Richd and Sarah Cooper ... bap.
" June 3. Jane, the wife of Thou Fewtrell ... bur.
" Sep. 29. Elizth., d. of Richd and Martha Allen ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Elizth., d. of Richd Cross, Rector, and Margt his w. ... bur.
" Dec. 26. James, base s. of Catherine Shuckar ... bap.
" Jan. 4. Constantia Dodd, widow ... bur.
" Feb. 10. William Shuckar, senr. ... bur.
" Feb. 26. Joseph, s. of Samuel and .. Harris ... bap.
" Mar. 13. William Green, a bastard child ... bur.
" Mar. 17. Henry, s. of Henry and Mary Worrall ... bap.
1750, April 4. John Ward, a stranger ... bur.
" April 5. Margaret Tomkys, widow ... bur.
" May 17. David Evans, senr. ... bur.
" July 22. Ann, d. of William and .. Jones ... bap.
" Oct. 14. Samuel and John, sons of Peter and .. Morgan ... bap.
" Nov. 29. William, s. of Charles and Martha Marsh, Dorrington ... bur.
" Dec. 19. Samuel, s. of.Peter and .. Morgan ... bur.
" Dec. 23. Ann, d. of William and .. Jones ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Martha,d. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" Jan. 2. William [t], s. of Wm and Ann Rogers ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Wm., s. of Wm and Ann Rogers ... bur.
" Jan. 20. Richard, s. of John and Susanna Oakley ... bap.
1751, Mar. 27. Edward, s. of Richd and Sarah Cooper ... bap.
" Mar. 31. Sarah, d. of Thos and Ann Rogers ... bap.
" May 8. Sarah, d. of Tho. and Ann Rogers ... bur.
" June 7. Martha, d. of Richard and Mary Bromley ... bur.
" June 8. Richd Rogers, of Smethcott, and Mary Dod, of this p. ... mar.
" Sept. 8. Edward, s. of Richard and Martha Allen ... bap.
" Oct. 8. Benjamin, s. of Richd and Martha Jones ... bap.
" Oct. 30. Richd Scotock, of Smethcott, single man and Ann Pugh, of this p., single woman ... mar.

26 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1751

1751, Dec. 3. Richard Speak, of the p. of Munsloe, and Ann Yates, of the p. of Smethcott, h'e. ... mar. " Dec. a a. Vi Thomas Wigley, of Pulverbatch ... bur.
" Dec. 16. Edwd, s. of Edwd and Mary Corfield ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Margaret Eken, widow ... bur.
1752, Jan. 6. James, s. of Richd and Martha Jones ... bap.
" Jan. 26. Elie, d. of Henry and Mary Worral ... [?]bap.
" Feb. 25. Elie, d of William and Ann Rogers ... bap.
" Mar. 31. William, s. of Moses and Eliza Cook ... bap.
" April 26. Joseph Howell and Mary Rudge, both of p. ... mar.
" May 18. Margt, d. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" - s. of Thomas and Elie Tomkys ... bap.
" .. .. of William and Susannah Jones ... bap.
" .. .. s. of John and Susannah Oakley ... bap.
" .. .. d. of Edward and Hannah Atkys ... bap.
" .. .. John, s. of John and Ann Keysall ... bap.
1752-3, [?] 2. Richd Taisley, of St. Chad's, Salop, and Mary Allridge, of the same, widow, lic. ... mar.
" Jan.[?] 15. John ,s. of James and Margarett Williamson ... bap.
" Jan.[?] 29. William Partridge, fidler ... bur.
" May 4. Richd, s, of Richd and Martha Allen ... bap.
" Sept. 26. Richard, s. of Thomas and Ann Phipps ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Thomas Leyland ... bur.
" Nov. 6. Jane, d. of Richd and Sarah Cooper ... bap.
" Nov. 25. John, s. of Henry and Mary Worral ... bap.
" Dec. 18. John, s. of Richd and Ann Pierce ... bap.
1754, Jan. 10. John, s. of Richd and Ann Pierce ... bur.
" Feb. 19[?]. David Jones, of Atcham, and Catherine Hughes, of Stapleton ... mar.
" Mar. 7. Benjamin, s. of Richd and Martha Jones ... bap.
" April 7. Mary Olliver ... bur.
" May 26. Mary Mapp, widow ... bur.
" June 28. Joyce, d. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" July 7. Mary, d. of William and Susannah Jones ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Moses, s. of Moses and Elie Cook ... bap.
" Sept. 8. William, s. of Wm and Ann Rogers ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Mary. d. of Edwd and Mary Corfield, born Oct. 22 ... bap.
" Oct. 27. Mary, d. of John and Susannah Oackley ... bap.

1759] Stapleton. 27

1754, Oct. 30. The same ... bur.
" Nov. 11. Elizth, w. of John Harrison ... bur.
1755, Feb. 2. Martha, d. of Thos and .. Tomlins, of Dorrington ... bap.
" April 17. A bastard child of Henry Worral's wife's sister ... bur.
" June 1. William, s. of Thos and Elizth Tomkys ... bap.
" Aug. 1. Elizth, d. of Richd and Ann Pierce ... bap.
" Aug. 10. John, s. of Thomas and Ann Phipps ... bap.
" Sept. 28. William, s. of Henry and Mary Worral ... bap.
" Oct. 14. John, s. of John and Susannah Oakley ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Margaret, d. of Thomas and Eleanor Swain ... bap.
1756, Jan. 10. Thomas,s. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Abigail, d. of Richard and Sarah Cooper ... bap.
" May 23. Margt, d. of Wm. and Susannah Jones ... bap.
" July 13. Richard, s. of Richd and Ann Pierce ... bap.
" Aug. 22. Hannah,d. of James and Margt Williamson ... bap.
" Nov. 17. Ann, d. of Moses and Elizth Cook ... bap.
" Dec. 19. William Brasier ... bur.
1757, Feb. 17. Sarah, w. of Thomas Yeates ... bur.
" April 12. Elie, d of John and Martha Harrison ... bap.
" April 25. Elizth., d. of Richd and Ann Pierce ... bur.
" Aug. 14. Hannah,d. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" Sept. 13. James, s. of Henry and Mary Worral ... bap
" Nov. 29. Richard Pierce ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Mary, d. of William and Ann Rogers ... bap.
1758, Feb. 5. John, a bastard son begotten upon the body of Elie Howells ... bap.
" .. 12. Susanna, d. of John and Susanna Oakeley ... bap.
" Feb. 28. Benjamin, s. of Richd and Martha Jones ... bur.
" Mar. 15. John, s. of Richd and Martha Jones ... bur
" .. .. Mary Higgings [?] ... bur.
" Bromley [?] ... bur.
" July 10. Ann, d. of . . . and Susannah Jones ... bap.

Copied thus far for the Visitation Aug. 26, 1759. THOS. LEWIS, Curate.

Jany. 25, 1759. Samuel Langley, Doctor of Divinity, was inducted into the Rectory of Stepleton, in Coun: Salop, and

28 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1759

Diocese of Lich: and Coy., being presented thereto by Henry Powys, Esqm, Lord of the Manor of Stepleton.

1759, Aug. 19. Edward, s. of Thos and Elie Yeates ... bap.
" Aug. 19. William, s. of Thos and Anne Evans ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Elie, d. of John and Margt Allen ... bap.
" Oct. 25. John, s. of William and Martha Young ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Elie, a base child of Elinor Jopes's ... bap.
" Nov. 25. John Jones ... bur.
. Dec. 30. George, s. of Henry and Mary Worral ... bap.
1760, Feb. 15. Elizth., d. of Edward and Mary Corfield ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Edward Bradley, a sere of Mr. John Oakley's ... bur.
" April 27. John, s. of Jeremiah and Sarah Bromley ... bap.
" May 4. Rebecca, d. of Wm and Sarah Perry ... bap.
" May 26. Thomas, s. of Thos. and Ann Phipps ... bap.
" June 5. Elie, d. of John and Susanna Oakley ... bap.
" July 3. Margarett Map, widdow ... bur.
" Aug. 6. Anne Roberts, late servant to Mr. Crampton, of Righton ... bur.
" Aug. 17. Elie, d. of Thos and Eleanor Swain ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Anne, d. of Wm and Elie Hinton, from Birmingham, priv. ... bap.
" Sept. 25. Henry Worral, blacksmith ... bur.
" Sept. 28. Abigal, d. of Richd and Sarah Cooper ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Mary, d. of Edward and Elizth Savage ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Mary, d. of John and Margaret [Allen] ... bap.
" Aug. 30. William, s. of Wm and Sarah Perry ... bap.
" Sept. 10. Rebecca, d. of William and Sarah Perry bur.
" Sept. 11. Thomas, s. of Mary Botfield, a base child (by Butterton as supposed) ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Richard, s. of John and Ann Evans ... bap.
" Jan. 12. Thos Jones, an old servant to Mrs. Tinsley, of the Mote ... bur.
" April 13. Judith, d. of Thos and Elizth Yates ... bap.
" May 7. Edward, s. of Edwd and Elie Savage ... bap.
" June 29. Mary, d. of John and Susannah Oakley ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Sarah, d. of Thomas and Mary Smithe ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Thomas Yates ... bur.
1763, Feb. [?] Arthur Olivers ... bur.
" Feb. 28. Thomas Smithe ... bur.

1766] Stapleton. 29

1763, Mar. 24. John Jones, batchelor ... bur.
" April 17. Margaret, d. of John and Margt Allen ... bap.
" May 15. Mary, d. of Thomas and Jane Bowers ... bap.
" May 25. Richard Oakley, of the Mote ... bur.
" May 29. Edward, s. of William and Ann Rogers ... bap.
" [?] 15. Mary,d. of William and Margaret Pinches ... bap.
" July [?] 22. John Langslow ... bur.

Copy'd thus far for the Visitation, Aug. 4, 1763.
LEWIS WILLIAMS, Curate.

" Sept. 22. Thomas, s. of William and Mary Ankrit ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Elizth., d. of Edward and Elizth Savage ... bap.
" Dec. 3. Ann Evans, of Pontesbury parish ... bur.
1764, Jan. 1. Margaret Olivers ... bur.
" Feb. 6. William, s. of Thos and Ruth Field-dust ... bap.
" Mar. 4. John Rogers, of Nettley ... bur.
" Mar. 14. Sarah, d. of Edward and Sarah Ward ... bap.
" May 14. Sarah, d. of John and Susannah Oakley ... bap.
" May 15. Samuel, s. of John and Susannah Oakley ... bap.
" June 6. Sarah and Samuel uakley, twin infants ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Elizth, d. of William and Elie Typton ... bap.
" Dec. .. Elizth, d. of Wm. .. ... bap.
" .. 25. .. Baily ... bap.
1765, Feb. 21. John, s. of Walter and Joan Jones ... bur.
" April 25. Mary, w. of Richard Bromley ... bur.
" May 19. Timothy,s. of John and Susannah Oakley ... bap.
" May 28. John, s. of John and Margaret Allen ... bap.
" June 9. Sarah, d. of Wm and Mary Ankrit ... bap.
" Sept. 19. Sarah Williams, spinster ... bur.
" Sept. 28. Martha Langslow, of Netley, widow ... bur.
1766, Feb. 23. Benjamin, s. of Ann Thomas (by Thomas Tomkis) ... bap.
" April 4. The same ... bur.
" May 20. John, s. of Joseph and Marge Leigh ,.. ... bap.
" May 23. Richard Bromley ... bur.
" May 28. Mary, d. of Richard Bromley ... bur.
" June 22. Mary, d. of The and Ruth Field-dust ... bap.
" Aug. 8. Richard, s. of Edward and Eliza, Savage ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Samuel, s. of John and Ann Evans ... bap.
" Sept. 21. Edward Ward ... ... bur.
" Nov. 7. Thomas, s. of Thos and Jane Bowers ... bap.

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1766, Nov. 26. Thomas, s. of Tho.and Margaret Edwards ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Grace Phillips, widow ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Joseph Andrews, a vagrant ... bur.
" Dec. 27. John, s. of John and Elizth Evans ... bap.
1767, Feb. 15. Edward,s. of Mary Botfield (by Hickman) ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Elizth. Suker ... bur.
" Mar. 27. Margaret, d. of Richard and Margt Oakley ... bap.
" April 20. Mary, d. of Wm and Mary Ankrit ... bap.
" April 26. Thomas, s. of John and Margt Allen ... bap.
" June 5. Edward, s. of John and Susannah Oakley ... bap.

Copy'd thus far for the Visitation, Aug. 12, 1767.

" .. .. John Jones ... bap.
" Sept. 9. Elizabeth, d. of John ... bap.
" Sept. 13. Martha, d of David and (Mary) Davies ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Thos, s. of Saml and Susannah Heighway ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Isabella Cooper, of Dorrington ... bur.
" Jan. 22. Elizabeth Skinner ... bur.
" Jan. 31. John Francis ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Thomas, s. of Edward and Mary Clarke ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Mary Fieldust, infant ... bur.
" May 16. Mary, d. of Edward and Elizth. Savage ... bap.
" May 30. Ann Jones, infant ... bur.
" June 8. Thomas Allen, infant ... bur.
" July 19. Joan Jones ... bur.
" July 31. Sarah, d. of Francis and Martha Roberts ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Joan, d. of Thos and Elizm Chidley ... bap.
" Sept. 17. Martha, d. of John and Susanna Oakley ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Martha Oakley, infant ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Richard, s. of Richard and Margaret Oakley ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Thomas, s. of Thomas and Ruth Fieldust ... bap.
1769, .. .. William, s. of Thos. and Jane Boweis ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Susannah, d. of John and Margaret Allen ... bap.
" June 6. William Owen ... bur.
" June 12. Sarah, d. of John and Mary Jones ... bap.
" Sept. 29. Thomas Dodd of Dorrington ... bur.
" Nov. 26. Sarah, d. of David and Mary Davies ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Wm, s. of John and Susannah Oakley ... bap.
1770, .. .. Elizabeth, d. of William and Mary Jones ... bap.

1773] Stapleton. 31

1770, .. 23. .. Shuker ... bur.
.. .. enhith [?] Jones ... bur.
" .. 21. .. of Saml and (Susannah) Heighway ... bap.
" .. Mary, d. of Richard and Jane Nicholas ... bap.
" .. 4. Thos, s. of Richd and Margt Oakley ... bap.
" .. 27. Mary, d. of George and Mary Purcell ... bap.
" .. 31. Eleanor, d. of Samuel and Sarah France ... bur.
" .. 4. Sarah Roberts, infant ... bur.
" .. 22. David Evans ... bap.
" .. 5. Margaret, d.of Francis and Martha Roberts ... bap.
" .. 18. Sarah Cooper, infant, of Dorrington ... bur.
" .. 27. Samuel, s. of John and Francess France ... bap.
" .. 31. John, s. of Edward and Elie Savage ... bap.
1771, .. 24. Jane, d. of Richd and Sarah Littlehales ... bap.
" .. 5. Richd Davd, s. of Mary Cooper ... bap.
" .. 23. .. s. of Thos and Jane Bowers ... .bap.
" .. 3. Ann and Mary, daus. of Richd and Elie Tomkis ... bap.
" .. y Tomkis were ... bur.
" .. 25. John, s of Wm and Susannah Sanky ... bap.
" .. 20. [May], Allen ... bur.
" .. 27. Wm, s. of Saml and Susannah Heighway ... bap.
" .. 30. Ann Weston ... bur.
" .. 20. John, s. of Richd and Margaret Oakley ... bap.
1772, .. 14. [Willm.] s. of William and Mary Ankrit ... bap.
" .. 14. Twin sons of Saml and Sarah France ... bap.
" .. 20. Ann, d. of Ann Evans by John Cleaton ... bap.
" .. 5. .. d. of George and Mary Purcell ... bap.
" .. .. .. of Wm [?] and Mary Jones ... bap.
" Aug. 3. Margt Under[wood] ... bur.
" Aug. 19. Thomasin Jen[nings] bur.

Copied thus far for the Visitation, Aug. 29.

" Dec. 32. Ann, d. of Edwd and Elizth Savage ... bap.
1773, Jan. 22. Elizm, d. of James and Abigail Perkins ... bap.
" April 21. Jane, d. of Samuel and Sarah France ... bap.
" June 29. Timothy, s. of Richd and Marge Oakley ... bap.
" June 30. John, s. of Thomas and Mary Pool ... bap.
" Sept. 14. Rebecca Sanky ... bur.
" Oct. 29. Mary, d. of John and Margt Griffiths ... bap.

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1773, Oct. 24. Richard, s. of Rich. and Martha Ward ... bap.
" Nov. 9. Ann, d. of Francis and Martha Roberts ... bap.
" Dec. 19. Sarah, d of Richd and Elie Tomkis ... bap.
1774, Feb. 22. Elizabeth Breeze, of Asterley ... bur.
" April 26. Mary, d. of Edward and Elie Bailey ... bap.
" April 30. Mary Bailey, infant ... bur.
" June 12. Eleanor, d. of John and Mary Jones ... bap.
" June 12. Thos, s. of George and Mary Purcel ... bap.
" Aug. 28. John Oakes, s. of Elie Clouds, by John Oakes ... bap.
" Nov. 26. Winifred Allen ... bur.
1775, Jan. 24. John, s. of John and Elizth Howells ... bap.
" Jan. 31. John Howells, infant ... bur.
" .. 2. John Brasier ... bur.
" .. 16. Richard, s. of John and Elie Roberts ... bap.
" .. 21. Thomas Tomkis ... bur.
" .. 24. Martha, d. of John and Francess France ... bap.
" .. 18. Thos, s. of John and Margt Glover ... bap.
" .. 3. Susannah Heighway ... bur.
" .. 25. Isaac, s. of Thos and Jane Bowers ... bap.
" July 6. Susannah Oakley ... bur.
" Aug. 1. Thos Glover, infant ... bur
" Aug. 5. Ann Cook ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Ann, d. of Joseph and Elizabeth Sheapard ... bap.

Copied thus far for Visitation, 7775.
LEWIS WILLIAMS, Curate of Stapleton.

1776, Jan. 4. Thos, s. of Moses and Sarah Roberts ... bap.
" Feb. 1. Hannah,d. of Francis and Martha Roberts bap.
" Mar. 21. Thos, s. of Edwd and Elizth Bailey ... bap.
" April 4. Elizth., d. of Richd and Martha Ward ... bap.
" April 17. . . . s. of John and Jane Lewis ... bap.
" .. 22. John, s. of Richd and Elizth Tomkis ... bap.
" .. 14. .. d. of Thos and Hannah Jaundrel ... bap.
" .. .. John and Elie Dod ... bap.
" .. 21. .. Jaundrel, infant ... bur.
" Nov. 13. Richard Cooper, surgeon ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Mary, d. of James and Elizth Parkinson ... bap.
" Jan. 14. John, s. of George and Mary Purcell ... bap.
" Mar. 12. John Allen ... bur.
" April 6. David, s. of David and Martha Davies ... bap.

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1777, April 8. ElizTh, d. of Thos and Ann Tudor ... bap.
" Aug. 25. John, s. of John and Francess France ... bap.
" Sept. 13. Ralph Harpur ... bur.
" Sept. 25. Moses Roberts ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Richard, s. of Richd and Mary Price ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Ann, d. of Richd and Elizth Tomkis ... bap.
" Dec. 20. James, s. of James and Elie' Parkinson ... bap.
1778, April 4. Martha Marsh ... bur.
" April 17. Thos, s of John and Jane Stedman ... bap.
" April 18. Thos, s. of Francis and Martha Roberts ... bap.
" May 5. Ann, d. of John and Mary Griffiths ... bap.
" July 30. Edward, s. of Edwd. and Elie Bailey ... bap.
" Aug. 6. Mary Shaw ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Thomas Meyrick ... bur.
" Oct. 5. Richard, s. of Thos and Ann Tudor ... bap.
" Oct. 9. Thos, s. of Thos and Hannah Jaundrel ... bap.
" Dec. 30. [1] John, s. of Richd and Martha Ward ... bap.
1779, .. .. James, s. of James and Abigail Perkins ... bap.
" .. .. Elizabeth Cooper ... bur.
" April 18. Samuel, s. of Richd and Mary Price ... bap.
" May 5. Mary Suker ... bur
" July 14. Elizth., d. of Samuel and Flavella Sneade ... bap.
" Aug. 13. Richard Jones bur.
" Aug. 23. Elizabeth Williams, infant ... bur.

Copied thus far for Visitation, 1779.
LEWIS WILLIAMS, Curate.

" Sept. 13. Ann, d. of David and Martha Davies ... bap.
" Nov. 14. William, s. of John and Frances France ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Thomas Meyrick, surgeon ... bur.
[see Oct. 2, 1778]
" Dec. 11. Sarah, d. of George and Mary Purcel ... bap.
" Dec. 26. Ann Roberts, infant ... bur.
1780, Jan. 1. Samuel Price, infant ... bur.
" Jan. 21. Elizabeth Swain ... bur.
" Feb. 21. Edward Cooper ... bur.
" May 14. William, s. of Henry and Ann Fakner ... bap.
" June 28. Mary,d. of Revd Saml and Flavella Sneade ... bap.
" June 29. Catherine, d. of Richd and Elizabeth Tomkis ... bap.
" July 11. John, s. of John and Ann Lewis ... bap.

34 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1782

1780, .. 15. Anna Maria, d. of Francis and Martha Roberts ... bap.
" .. .. .. d. of John and Martha Davies ... bap.
" .. .. [?] s. of Moses and Mary Cook ... bap.
" .. 16. Ann, d. of .. Davies ... bap.
" .. 19. .. d. of Richd and Martha Ward ... bap.
" Nov. 12. William, s. of Mary Evans ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Richard, s. of Martha Derrus ... bap.
" Nov. 21. William, s. of Richd and Margt Oakley ... bap.
1781, Feb. 4. Richard, s.of Edmond and Mary Fanshaw ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Mary Smith ... bur.
" Feb. 25. Elizth., d. of John and Margaret Griffiths ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Martha, d. of Richard and Mary Pryse ... bap.
" April 1. Thomas, s. of Thos and Ann Tudor ... bap.
" April 14. Elizabeth, d. of Hannah Jones ... bap.
" May 10. Ann Owen ... bur.
" Dec. 3. Samuel, s. of James and Abigail Perkins ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Edward, s. of Edwd and Ann Shaw ... bap.
1782, Jan. 14. Edward Cleaton ... bur.
" Feb. 5. Thomas Yates ... bur.
" Mar. 13. John Rogers ... bur.
" Mar. 19. Thomas Jenkins ... bur.
" May 11. Ann, d. of Henry and Ann Fakner ... bap.
" June 6. William Allen ... bur.
" June 11. John Hicken ... bur.
" July 26. Thos, s. of Tho. and Beatrice Smith ... bap.
" Aug. 3. George Jones ... bur.
" Aug. 5. David Davies ... bur.
" Oct. 10. Wm., s. of Tho. and Hannah Jaundrel ... bap.
" Dec. 2. John, s. of John and Jane Stedman ... bap.
" Dec. 19. Elizabeth, d. of George and Mary Pursel ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Elizabeth, d. of David and Mary Tudor ... bap.
1783, May 11. Edward, s. of Elizabeth Evans ... bap.

Copy'd thus far for Visitation,

" June 26. Margt, d. of Richd and Martha Ward ... bap.
" July 29. William, s. of Edward and Ann Shaw ... bap.
" Sept. 15. Martha Jones ... bap.

From this date the Duty commences.

" Oct. 5. Sarah, d. of John and Margt Griffiths ... bap.

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1783, Oct. 11. Mary Allen ... bur.
" Nov. 3. Martha, d. of Tho. and Ann Tudor ... bap.
" Nov. 23. Martha, d. of Francis and Martha Roberts ... bap.
1784, Jan. 2. William, s. of Wm and Joice Rogers ... bap.
" Jan. 23. Jane Dodd, of Dorrington ... bur.
" .. 26. Mary, d. of Edmond and Mary Fanshaw ... bap.
.. 2. Richard, s. of John and Elizth Hill ... bap.

T. Wynn, Depy. Collr.

" .. 26. Samuel, s. of Edward and Ann Shaw ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Ann, d. of Josiah and Margt Wigley ... bap.
" Nov. 28. Sarah and Ann Jaundrel, infants, twins ... bur.
1785, Jan. 30. John, s. of Tho. and Elizth Smith ... bap.
" Jan. 30. William, s. of David and Mary Tudor ... bap.
" Feb. 4. Eleanor, d. of Revd Sam' and Flavella Sneade ... bap.
" April 21. Hannah, d. of Wm and Joice Rogers ... bap.
" April 24. Joseph, s. of James and Abigail Perkins ... bap.
" .. 22. Mary, d. of Robt & Elizth. Howel [?Powel] ... bap.
" .. 23. John Hill ... bur.
" .. 27. Thos Phipps [?] ... bur.
" .. 14. Richard Hill, infant ... bur.

T. Wynn, Depy. Collr.

" .. 5. Thomas Swain [?] ... bur.
" Nov. [?]3. John, s. of Henry and Ann Fakner ... bap.
" Dec. 11. Ann, d. of Edward and Ann Shaw ... bap.
" Dec. 11. Martha and Hannah, daus, of George and Mary Purcel ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Thomas Oakley, infant, of Berwick ... bur.
" Dec. 25. Hannah,d. of John and Margaret Griffiths ... bap.
1786, Jan. 5. Hannah Griffiths, infant ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Elizth, d. of Richard and Martha Davies ... bap.
" Feb. 11. Mary Heighway, infant, of Lebotwood ... bur.
" Feb. 17. Richard Oakley ... bur.
" Mar. 5. John Evans ... bur.
" Mar. Edward Williams ... bur.
" Mar. 18. Elizth, d. of John and Elizth Hill ... bap.
" Mar. 30. John Oakley, of Berwick ... bur.
" April 17, Joan Hicken ... bur.
" April 26. Hannah Pursel, infant ... bur.
" Sept. 1. Samuel Morris ... bur.

36 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1789

1786, Sept. 3. Sarah, d. of Riche and Martha Ward ... bap.

T. Wynn, Depy. Collr.

" Dec. 31. Anne, d. of Mary Jones ... bap.
" Dec. 31. William, s. of Sarah Da .. us ... bap.
1787, Jan. 14. Martha, d. of Thos and Hannah Jaundrel ... bap.
" Jan. 25. Riche, s. of .. and Jane Rogers ... bap.
" Jan. 30. Mary, d. of James and Abigail Perkins ... bap.
" Feb. 9. John, s. of Edmund and Mary Fanshaw ... bap.
" April 19. William Jones ... bur.
" April 29. Thomas .. ... bur.
" June 6. Richard, s. of David and Mary Tudor ... bap.
" June 24. Richard, s. of John and Margaret Griffiths ... bap.
" July 8. Ann, d. of The and Elizth Smith ... bap.
" July 29. Thos, s. of Robert and Elizth Powel ... bap.
" Aug. 12. Eleanor Swain ... bur.
" Oct 12. John, s. of John and Mary Cleaton ... bap.
" Oct 17. Edward Savage ... bur.
" .. 23. Mary Oakley, of Berwick ... bur.
1788, Aug. 17. Ann, d of Sarah Pinches ... bur.
" Aug. 24. William, s. of Riche and Martha Ward ... bap.
" Sept. 13. Mary, d. of Edward and Ann Shaw ... bap.
" Nov. 2. John, s. of Richd and Martha Davies ... bap.
" Nov. 9. Samuel Perkin ... bur.
" Dec. 15. Edward, s. of Wm and Joice Rogers ... bap.
" Dec. 23. Thedore Evans ... bur.
1789, Jan. 14. Edward, s. of John and Mary Cleaton ... bap.
" Jan. 17. John, s. of John and Hannah Hughes ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Roger Oakley ... bur.
" Mar. 15. Hannah, d. of George and Mary Pursell ... bap.
" June 5. Jane Purslow, of Righton ... bur.
" July 6. William Williams ... bur.
" July 29. Richard Henry, s. of Jonathan Scott, Esore, and Anne his wife ... bap.
" Aug.[?]11. John, s. of John and Elizth Davies ... bap.
" Sep. 15. Martha, d. of Thos and Elizth Edwards ... bap.
" Oct. 9. Martha Edwards, infant ... bur.
" Oct. 18. John, s. of Martha Goff ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Mary, d. of Thos and Elizth Richards ... bap.
" Nov. 8. William, s. of Thos and Elizabeth Smith ... bap.
" Nov. 13. Edward Cooper ... bap.

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1789, Nov. 19. Harriet, d. of Sarah Bedow ... bap.
" Dec. 20 Mary, d. of John and Ann Lewis ... bap.
1790, Jan. 28. Harriet Bedow ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Edward, s. of Edmund and Mary Fanshaw ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Thomas, s. of Jeremiah and Mary Bromley ... bap.
" April. 4. William, s. of Phillip and Ann Clark ... bap.
" May 6. Esther Thomas ... bur.
" May 18. Catherine, d. of John and Margaret Griffiths ... bap.
" May 23. Maria Jones, infant ... bur.
" July 22. John, s. of John and Mary Burgess ... bap.
" July 24. John Burgess, infant ... bur.
" Aug. 16. Edward, s. of David and Mary Tudor ... bap.
" Aug. 18. Ann, d. of Ann Wilkinson ... bap.

.. October 1790. The Reverend Edward Powys, M.A., was inducted into
the Rectory of this Church and Parish of Stapleton, by me Edward
Blakeway, M.A., Minister of Bicton, in the County of Salop.

" Nov. .. Thomas, s. of William and Joyce Rogers ... bap.
" Nov. .. Hannah, d. of John and Mary Clayton ... bap.
" Nov. .. Hannah Clayton, infant ... bur.
" Nov. .. Elizth Cook ... bur.
" Dec. 25. William, s. of James and Abigail Purcell ... bap.
" Dec. 25. Mary, d. of James and Abigail Purcell ... bap.
1791, Jan. 9. Edward, s. of David and Mary Tudor ... bap.
" Jan. 20. Joyce Sallay ... bur.
" Feb. 6. William, s. of Jeremiah and Mary Bromley ... bap.
" Feb. 15. Samuel, s. of Lucy Owen, by Saint Hodges ... bap.
" Feb. 27. John Williams, of Pontesbury ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Elizth, d. of Edward and Ann Davies ... bap.
" April 4. Ria, d. of Richard and Martha Ward ... bap.
" May .. Thos, s. of Margt Tomkiss, by Wm Ellis ... bap.
" July 4. Edward, s. of John and Hannah Hughes ... bap.
" July 14. Moses Cook ... bur.
" July 26. Timothy, s. of Wm and Elizth Pritchard ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Richard, s. of Richd and Jane Oakley ... bap.
" Sep. 12. William Vene, of p. of Wroxeter ... bur.
" Sep. 27. Ria, d. of Richd and Martha Ward ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Sarah, d. of John and Mary Clayton, of Shady Moor ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Richard Scott ... bur.

38 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1793

1791, Oct. 30. Richard Tudor.
" Dec. 11. John Cooper, of p. of Condover.
" Dec. 23. Mary, d. of Jeremiah and Mary Bromley, of Shady Moor ... bap.
1792, Jan. 8. Hannah, d. of Richd and Martha Davies ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Sarah, d. of John and Ann Lewis (Pontesbury) ... bap.
" Mar. 23. John, s. of Edward and Anne Shaw ... bap.
" Mar. 25. William, s. of Wm and Mary Lewis, p. of Pontesbury ... bap.
" July 1. Thos, s. of Richd and Martha Ward, of Netley Almshouse ... bap.
" Aug. 19. Hannah, d. of Edmund and Mary Frenchorn [qu. Fanshaw. See Feb. 7, 1790] ... bap.
" Aug. 26. Thomas George, s. of Thos and Elizth Edwards ... bap.
" Sep. 3. Thomas Oakley, of Stapleton ... bur.
" Sep. 28. Thos Geo., s. of Thos and Elizth Edwards ... bap.

Stamps paid thus far, Jan.. 1793.

" Oct. 7. Sarah Clayton ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Ann Fakner, of the p. of Cundover ... bur.
" Oct. 17. Elizth., d. of Thos and Mary Yevily, of Elson in the p. of Ellesmere ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Mary, d. of Richd and Elizth Tomkys ... bap.
" Dec. 24. [?] Elizth, d. of William and Joyce Rogers ... bap.
1793, Jan. 25. Thomas, s. of Thos and Margaret Sawyer ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Hannah, d. of Edmund and Mary Frenchhorn.[qu. Fanshaw] ... bur.
" Feb. 16. James, s. of Thomas and Beatrice Smith ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Sarah, a base child of Ann Morris ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Sarah, the above mentioned infant ... bur.
" Mar. 5. Robert, s. of Richard and Jane Oakley, of the Moat ... bap.
" April 2. David, s. of Edwd and Ann Davies ... bap.
" April 16. David Davies, the above mentd infant ... bur.
" May 5. Frances, a base child of Frances France ... bap.
" May 7 John, s. of John and Margt Griffiths ... bap.
" May 25. Martha Friar, d. of Joseph and Mary Mercer ... bap.

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1793, Aug. 8. Anna Dorothza, d. of Jonathan and Ann Scott ... bap.
" Sep. .. - Ward ... bur.
" Sep. 15. Thos, s. of John and Mary Clayton ... bap.

Paid the duty so far, Jan. 1794.

" Oct. 27. John, s. of Thos and Elizth Richards, of Pontesbury ... bap.
" Nov. 20 John, s. of Joseph and Elizth Edwards, of Pontesbury p. ... bap.
" Dec. 19. John, s. of Jeremiah and Mary Bromley ... bap.
1794, Jan. 9. Mary Oakley ... bur.
" Jan. 19. Mary, a base child of Jane France, E. Edwards, of Church Stretton, her reputed father ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Robert, s. of Richard and Jane Oakley ... bur.
" Mar. 28. Hannah, d. of Edward and Ann Davies ... bap.
" June 8. Phoebe, d. of John and Ann Lewis ... bap.
" June 20. John, s. of Richard and Martha Jones ... bur.
" July 27. Elizth, d. of Richd and Jane Oakley of the Moat ... bap.
" .. .. Sarah, d. of Richd and Martha Davies ... bap.
" July 31. Hannah, d. of Edward and Ann Davis ... bur.
" Dec. .. Susannah, d. of John and Mary Bowers ... bap.
" .. .. Francis, s. of William and Joyce Rogers ... bap.
" Dec. 25. Guley, a base d of Martha France ... bap.
" Dec. 27. Charlotte, a base d. of Jane Tudor ... bap.
1795, Jan. 8. John, s. of Richd and Ann Ward, of Cundover ... bur.
" Jan. 6. John and Catherine, s. and d. of John and Margaret Griffiths ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Richard, s. of Richd and Mary Griffiths, of Longden Wood, in p. of Pontesbury ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Elizth, d. of Edward and Judith Phillips ... bap.
" Mar. 8. Edward, s. of Joseph and Elizabeth Edwards, of Pontesbury ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Edward, s. of Edward and Hannah Lyth, of Dorrington ... bap.
" May 8. Edward Lyth ... bur.
" July . 12. Martha, d. of Thos and Elizth Fowkes ... bap.
" Sep. 3. John Williams, of the p. of Pontesbury ... bur.

40 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1795

1795, Dec. 22. Maria, d. of Thomas and Margaret Sawyer ... bap.
1796, Jan. 17. Sarah, d. of Joseph and Mary Mercer ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Jane Oakley, of St. Chad's p. Shrewsbury ... bur.
" Mar. 27. Mary, d. of William and Martha Morgan, of p. of Churton ... bap.
" April 24. Ann Evans ... bur.
" May 3. William Allen ... bur.
" May 34. Maria, d. of Thos and Margt Sawyer ... bur.
" June 19. William, s. of Ann Davies ... chris.
" Aug. 14. William, s. of Samuel and Eleanor Evans ... chris.
" Aug. 19. Elizabeth Shuker ... bur.
" Sep. 11. Jane Bowers, of this p. ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Thos, s. of Richd and Jane Oakley, of the Moat ... bap.
1797, Feb. 19. Henry, s. of William and Joice Rogers ... bap.
" May 21. Francis, s. of John and Mary Clayton ... bap.
" June 25. Margaret, d. of Thos and Margt Sawyer ... bap.
" June 29. Elizth., d. of John and Elizth Oakley of Berwick ... bap.
" July 23. Richd, s. of Richard and Martha Davies ... bap.
" July 23. Edward, s. of Edward and Ann Davies ... bap.

Copy'd thus far for the Visn., July 24, pm, JOHN ATCHERLEY, Curate.

" Aug. 10. Jane, d. of John and Mary Bowers ... bap.
" .. er 30. William, s. of Sarah Baldwin by. John Ward ... chr.
1798, April 8. John, s. of Matthew and Ann Allen of the p. of Pontesbury ... chr.
" April 8. Edward [?], s. of Sarah Baldwin by John Ward ... bur.
" Nov. 4. Richard, s. of Joseph and Mary Mercer ... bap.
" Nov. 4. Elizabeth, d. of Robert and Margt Caiswell (born July 2) ... bap.
1799, Feb. 1. Robert, s. of John and Mary Clayton, of Shady Moor ... bap.
" Feb. 10[?]. Samuel, s. of Wm and Mary Parry, of the Moat Pitts ... bap.
" April 14. Wm, base s. of Martha France (born June 20/98) ... bap.
" April 28. Johanna, d. of Edward and Ann Davis ... bap.

1803] Stapleton. 41

1799, May 19. Thos, s. of Edwd and Mary Yates, of the Vinnals ... bap.
" May 23. Johanna, d. of Edwd and Anne Davis ... bur.
" June 9. Sarah, base d. of Jane Tudor ... bap.
" Dec. 3. Robert Clayton, of Shady Moor, a young boy ... bur.
1800, Jan. 1. Elizth., d. of Thos and Jane Purcell ... bap.
" Jan, 16.[?] Thos Oakley, of the Barker Street, Shrewsbury, malster ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Mary Yates, of the Vinnals ... bur.
" Feb. 22. Mary, d. of John and Susannah Allen of Stapleton Common ... bap.
" Mar. .. Mary Anne, d. of John and Catherine Lloyd, of Netley ... bap.
" April 18. William, s. of John and Mary Bowers ... born.
" July 19. Robert, s. of Wm and Joyce Rogers ... born.
" Sept. 14. Hannah Maria, d. of John and Mary Clayton, of Shady Moor ... bap.
" Sept. 14. John, s. of James and Hannah Rogers, of Shady Moor ... bap.
" Sept. 18. Edward, s. of Edward and Mary Yates ... bap.
1802, Mar. 1. Thos and John, twin sons of Thos and Elizabeth Fox, of Stapleton Common ... bap.

Copy of the Register taken Aug. 21, 1801.

" Aug. 23. William Lewis, s. of John and Catherine Lloyd ... bap.
1802, Feb. 1. Sarah Tudor, of Dorrington ... bur.
" April 11. Mary, d. of Richd and Margt Corfield ... bap.
" April 22. Anne, d. of Joseph and Elizth Edwards, of the Old Mills ... bap.
" June 12. Mr. John Oakley, of Stapleton village ... [?]bur.
" July 18[?]. Henry, s. of John and Mary Clayton ... bap.
" July 25. Mary, d. of Edwd and Ann Davies, of the Moat Lane ... bap.
" Aug. 4. Richard, s. of John and Susannah Allen, of Stapleton Common ... born.
" Dec. 12. Thos, s. of Richd and Martha Davies ... bap.
" Oct. 5. Thos, s. of John and Elizth Allen ... bap.
1803, Mar. 20. Wm., s. of Francis Smith, of Pontesbury, weaver, and Mary ... bap.

42 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1803

1803, Mar. 341. Caturn, d. of Rich and Sarah Tomkiss ... bap.
" April 3. Anne Phipps, of Dorrington, aged 63 ... bur.
" April 13. Martha Roberts, of Dorrington, aged 63 ... bur.
" April 29. Mary, d. of Thos and Jane Purcell ... bap.
" May 15. Anne, d. of Saml. and Susannah Gough ... bap.
" June 2. John, s. of Richd and Margt Corfield ... bap.
" July 5. Charles, s. of Chas Dallas, Esqr., and Janet his wife, of Netley (born June 4) ... bap.
" Sept. 4. Elizth, d. of Richd and Rebecca Smith, of Exfus Green ... bap.
" Sept. 11. James, base s. of Mary Hughes ... bap.
" Sept. 15. Jane Cooper,fromColeham in Shrewsbury ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Tho. Bowers, Parish Clerk, aged 70 ... bur.
" Nov. 24. Mary Allen, a child,of Stapleton Common ... bur.
1804, Jan. 15. Thos, s. of Wm and Mary Southern, of Netley, born Dec. 20 ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Richd, s. of John and Elie Perkins of S. Common ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Samuel Heighway, of p. of Lebotwood, farmer ... bur.
" Jan. 24. Thos Southern, of Netley, infant ... bur.
" May 20. Anne, base d. of Thos Smith and Hannah Howells ... bap.
" May 21. d. of John and Elizo, Allen ... bap.
" June 3. Elizabeth, w. of Edward Bayley, blacksmith ... bur.
" July 8. Jane, base d. of John Rudge and Hannah Jones ... bap.
" .. .. John Smith, an infant, of Bakers' House, Church Pulverbatch ... bur.
" Aug. 18. Elizabeth, d. of Saml and Eleanor Evans ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Thos, s. of Evan and Elizth Price ... bap.
1805, Jan. 25. Ann, d. of Richard and Martha Davies ... bap.
" Feb, 8. Richd, s. of Richd and Margt Corfield ... bap.
" Feb. 12. Richd Corfield, an infant ... bur.
" April 7. Edwd, s. of Richd and Anne Morris, of the Lay House on Longden Common, born March 28 ... bap.
" April 3. Elizabeth Tomkiss, of Stapleton Common, aged 90 ... bur.

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1805, April 9. Anne Falkener, of Dorrington, aged 62 ... bur.
" April 28. Mary Carter (infant) from Great Lythe, Condover ... bur.
" May 19. Margt, d. of Robert and Margt Casewell, of Exfas [sic] Green, Condover ... bap.
" Oct. 2. John Griffiths, of Stapleton Common ... bur.
" Aug. 25. Sarah, base child of Jane Tudor (and Anne ?) ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Edwd, infant s. of Edwd Oakley, of Shrewsbury ... bur.
" Dec. 3. Elizth, d. of Saml and Susanna Gough ... born
" Oct. 13. Hannah, d. of John and Mary Bowers ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Susannah, d. of Mr.Wm Oakley, and Anne ... bap.
" Nov. 15. Sarah Roberts. of Dorrington ... bur.
" Nov. 14. Richd, s. of Richd1 and Sarah Tomkiss ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Samuel, s. of Richd and Margt Perkins born 1806.
" Mar. 9. Mary, d. of Francis and Mary Reynolds ... bap.
" April 6. John, infant s. of Mr. Rich. Corfield ... bur.
" Mar. 30. Thos, base s. of Mary Jones, of the Walk Mills, in p. of Leebotwood ... bap.
" May 4. Thos, s. of Mr. Richd and Margt Corfield ... bap.
" May 4. Sarah Tudor, an infant ... bur.
" May 9. Anne Tudor, of Stapleton ... bur.
" July 20. Anne, d. of Mr. John and Elizth Allen ... bap.
" Aug. 17. George, s. of Richd and Anne Blaney, Moat Lane ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Saml, s. of John and Mary Clayton ... bap.
" Dec. 17. Eliza Lockley, an infant ... bur.
" Dec. 21. Wm, s. of John and Margt Allen, Longden Common ... bap.
" Dec. 25. John Glover, of the Moat ... bur.
1807, Jan. 18. Anne, base d. of Elizth Tomkiss ... bap.
" Feb. 22. John, s. of John and Elizth Perkins (Stapd Common) ... bap.
" Feb. 25. John Underwood, of Wallesbourn, farmer ... bur.
" Mar. 11. William Botfield, of Stapleton, an Idiot ... bur.
" Mar. 22. Harriet, base d. of Mary Casewell, Exfus Green, Condover ... bap.
" Mar. 59. Jane, d. of Wm and Catherine Jukes, of Lower Netley ... bap.

44 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1807

1807, April 26. William, s. of Richd and Martha Davies, Moat Lane ... bap.
" May .. Mary Dodd, of Ryton ... bur.
" May 21. John, child of Mr. Edwd Oakley, malster, of the Barker Street, Shrewsbury ... bur.
" Aug. 9. John, base s. of Mary Perkin, Stapn Common ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Elizth Casewell ... bur.
" Nov. 15. Elie, natural d. of Anne Smith ... bap.

Mem.- Omitted registering in the year 1806.

" Jan. 25. Elizth Juckes, d. of Wm. and Catharine Juckes, Netley ... bap.

Omitted 1807.

" Oct. 1. Thos, s. of John Juckes, Upper Netley, and Mary ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Anne, base d. of Martha Humphreys ... bap.
1808, Feb. 12. Elizth Tomkis ... bur.
" Mar. 13. Elizth Evans, infant ... bur.
" Mar. 25. Mary Stedman, of the Moat ... bur.

Mem.- The Revd Mr. Morris relinquished the Curacy of Stapleton, March 30; and the Revd John Jones commenced serving it Ap. 3rd.

" May 1. Richd, base s. of Mary Price ... bap.
" May 22. Samuel, s. of Richd and Anne Blaney ... bap.
" June 12. Mary Davies, infant ... bur.
" Aug. 7. Jane, d. of William and Anne Oakley ... bap.
" Aug. 7. Mary, base d. of Jane Davies ... bap.
" Aug. 14. Anna Maria, d. of James and Anne Evans, of Exford Green ... bap.
" Sept. 11. Martha, base d. of Maria Bowen ... bap.
" Sept. 19. John Tudor, infant ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Mary, d. of John and Elizth Allen ... bap.
" Oct. 23. - d. of John and Elie Perkin ... bap.
" Nov. 17. Martha Roberts ... bur.
" Dec. 28. William Perkin ... bur.

JOHN JONES, Curate.

1809, Jan. 8. Thos, s of Morris and Anne Richards ... bap.
" Jan. 8. Eleanor, d. of Wm and Catharine Juckes ... bap.
" Mar. 19. Henry Wase, s. of Henry Wase and Jane, Whitfield ... bap.

1811] Stapleton. 45

1809, May 7. Caroline, base d. of Mary Hughes ... bap.
" May 14. Elizth Roberts of Dorrington ... bur.
" July 16. Robert Wilding, s. of John and Mary Clayton, of Shady Moor ... bap.
" Sept. 24. Samuel, s. of Richd and Martha Davies ... bap.
" Dec. 10. Thos, s. of Richd and Sarah Tomkis (Stapd Common) ... bap.
" Dec. 3. James, s. of Thos and Margt Bowers ... bap.
" Dec. 24. John, s. of Matthew and Martha Huffer (Stapd C.) ... bap.
1810, Feb. .. Mary, d. of John and Hannah Morris (Upper Moat) ... bap.

A Copy of the Register sent to Litchfield, Oct. 21, 1810.

" Mar. 9. William Tudor ... bur.
" April 8. Anne, d. of John and Elie Perkins (Stapleton Commn) ... bap.
" April 22. Tho., s. of John and Catherine Thompson (of Longden) ... bap.
" May 20. Robert Clayton, a young boy, of Shady Moor ... bur.
" June 3. John, s. of Richd and Anne Blaney ... bap.
" June 20.[?] Mary, d. of John and Ann Lewis (Stap. Comm.) ... bap.
" July 29. Wm, s. of Wm and Catharine Juckes (Lower Netley) ... bap.
" Aug. 13. William Eivly, of the p. of Eaton ... bur.
" Sept. 8. Mary, d. of Robt and Margt Gittins ... bap.
" Sept. 23. Maria, d. of Joseph and Anne Edwards ... bap.
" Sept. 23. Mary, d. of Edward and Sarah Evans ... bap.
" Oct. 18 Mary Tudor, of Condover ... bur.
" Dec. 1. Anne, d. of Thos and Jane Purcel ... bap.
1811, Jan. 9. Sarah Cooper, widow ... bur.
" Jan. 10. Richard Davies ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Elizth Cooper, of Dorrington ... bur.
" Mar. 1. Catharine Thompson ... bur.
" Mar. 17.[?] John Evason, s. of John and Elizth Allen ... bap.
" Mar. 25.[?] Martha, d. of Morris and Ann Richards ... bap.
" April 7. Susannah, d. of John and Susannah Allen ... bap.
" April 15. Catharine Casewell, of Condover ... bur.
" April 21. Sarah, d. of Richd and Marg° Perkins ... bap.

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1811, April 28. Mary, d. of James and Ann Evans ... bap.
" May 12. Miss Susannah Allen, of Stapleton ... bur.
" May 12. Robert Philpot, s. of Henry Wase and Jane Whitfield ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Elizth, d. of Evan and Elizth Price ... bap.
" Dec. 8. Thomas, s. of William and Catharine Juckes (Lower Netley) ... bap.
" Dec. 15. James, base s. of Mary Trow ... bap.
1812, Jan. 12. Abigal, d. of John and Elizth Perkins ... bap.
" Mar. 15. Thos, son of Richd and Rebecca Smith ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Mrs. Margt Allen, of Stapleton Village ... bur.
" May 3. Joseph, s. of Joseph and Anne Edwards ... bap.
" May 17. John, s. of John and Hannah Morris. ... bap. (Upper Moat) ...
" May 31. Mary, d. of Edwd and Elie Langford ... bap.
" June 7. Sarah, d. of John and Elizth Casewell ... bap.
" June 21. Mary, d. of Matthew and Martha Huffer (Hurst Bank) ... bap.
" June 21. James Trow ... bur.
" Aug. 16. Mr. Robert Brazinor (Upper Moat) ... bur.
" Sept. 27. Samuel, s. of Saml and Elinor Evans ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Jemima, d. of Thos and Margt Bowers ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Richard, s. of John and Mary Thompson ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Anne Bishop, of Stapleton, widow ... bur.
" Dec. 20. Thomas Barret, of p. of Condover ... bur.

VOLUME III.

MARRIAGES, 1750-1812.

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

1750, June 10. Thomas Swain and Elinor Eaking, both of Stepleton ... mar. By Richd Cross, Rector.
1754, June 13. Thomas Ford and Mary Thomas, both of Stapleton ... mar. By Thomas Mills, minister.
1757, July 28. Thos Yeates & Elizth Sinepole, of parish of Pontesbury, in township of Longden ... mar. By Wm. Gorsuch, Vicar of S. Cross, Salop.

1768] Stapleton. 47

1756, Sept. 16, 23 and 30. Thos Bowers, and .. of Pontesbury [banns published].
" Sept. 29. Wm Wood, of Cundover, and Elizabeth Oakley, lic. ... mar. By Thos Lewis,Curate.
[Signs unti1 1763.] William Suker and Richd Oakley, wit.
1761, May 18. Tho. Caswell and Ann Glover ... mar.
1762, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 14. Hugh Davis and Ann Ingle, of Church Pulverbatch [banns published].
" May 4. Richd Russell and Mary Bromley ... mar.
" Aug. 20. Thos Lewis and Elizth Studley, of St Almond's, lic. ... mar. By A. Ottley, rector of Pitchford. Edd Saxton and Eliza Jeffreys wit.
1763, Nov. 27. James Lloyd, of Comington, and Elizth Bromley, lic. ... mar. By Lewis Williams, Curate.
[Signs until 1790.]
1764, July 1, 8, and 15. John Williams and Elizth Harris, of Pontesbury [banns published].
1765, May 20. William Harris: of Pontesbury, and Rebecca Medlicot ... mar. By John Eyton, minister. Mr. Meyrick and Walter Jones, wit.
1766, Jan. 7. Wm Collins, of Stoke S' Milborough, gent. and Mary Meyrick, lic. ... mar. Thos Meyrick and Susan Meyrick, wit.
" Feb. 1. Richd Oakley,gent.,and Margaret Meyrick, lic. ... mar. Tho. Meyrick and Walter Jones, wit.
1767, Mar. 3. Samuel Heighway,of Stoke St Milborough, and Susannah Meyrick, ... mar. Tho. Meyrick and Richd Oakley, wit.
" Sept. 28. Thos Tudor and Ann Barcley ... mar.
" Nov. 2. Edwd Williams, of Llangollen, Co. Denbigh, and Ann Langford, lic. ... mar.
" Nov. 8. Richd Ward and Martha Instance ... mar.
1768, Aug. 8. Wm Brasier, of Acton Burnel, and Elizth Homes ... mar.

48 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1770

1770, June 5. Richd Tomkiss and Elie Roberts ... mar.
1771, Feb. 20. Saml Hickman, of Condover, and Mary Botfield, lic. ... mar. Richd Oakley and Thos Bowers, wit.
" April 29. James Hill and Mary Clayton ... mar.
" Nov. 1. John Wellings, of Cundover, and Priscilla Bromley, lic. ... mar.
1773, May 11. John Roberts and Elie Garrot ... mar.
" June 15. John Glover and Margt Jones ... mar.
1774, April 4. Richard Hodges, of Cundover, and Margt Swain, lic. ... mar.
1775, Dec. 12. Joseph Boice and Margt Jones ... mar.
1776, June 24. Tho. Jaundrel and Hannah Bromley ... mar.
" Sept. 4. John Griffiths and Ann Maria Luther ... mar.
" Sept. 22. Saml. Heighway and Susannah Oakley, lic. ... mar Esther Shaw and John Oakley, wit.
1777, Nov. 2. John Hudson, and Elie Bowen, of Pontesbury, lic. ... mar.
1778, Jan. 5. John Olivers and Mary Jones ... mar. By Thos Mills, Minister.
" Mar. 2. John Lloyd, of Berriew, in Montgomery, and Elizth Cooper, lic. ... mar. Wm Bullock and Thos Bowers, wit.
" May 12. Henry Fakner and Ann Hill ... mar.
" Aug. 3. Richd Scoltock and Mary Hughes ... mar.
1779, May 6. Richd Tudor and Margt Roberts ... mar.
" July 17. James Thomas, of Condover, and Esther Shaw ... mar.
" Nov. 5. Wm Hodgkis, of Ch. Stretton, and Carolina Font, lic. ... mar.
1780, April 13. William Baldwyn and Joyce Bromley, lic. ... mar. B. Bromley and Thom Bowers, wit.
" Sept. 14. Richd Phillips, of Baschurch, and Sarah Bromley, lic. ... mar.
1782, Feb. 5. Thos Fall and Tabitha Atkis, lic. ... mar. By Samuel Sneade, curate. Flavella Sneade and Richd Flint, wit.
1783, Oct. 5, 12, and 19. Tho. Carsewell, of Cundover, and Hannah Jones [banns published].
1784, Dec. 9. Robert Howel and Elizth Mountford ... mar.

1798] Stapleton. 49

1784, Dec. 10. Wm Phillips and Mary Payne ... mar.
" Dec. 5, 12, and 19. Wm Morris, of Stapleton, and Eliz Roberts, of Whittington [banns published.]
1785, Feb. 21. Richd Jones and Jane Marson ... mar.
" June 27. Sam) Ward of Condover, and Mary Bowers ... mar.
1787, Jan. 1. Richd Roberts, of Condover, and Mary Fewtrell ... mar. Thos Bucknall and Tho. Bowers, wit.
" Feb. 5. Thos Preece and Mary Marston ... mar.
" June 20. Thos Harrison, of Sandbach, co. Chester, and Elizth Allen, of Stapleton, lic. ... mar. By Edward Powys. Marg. Nelson and Jno Gedle, wit.
1790, April 7. Tho. Yevily, of Church Stretton, and Mary Allen ... mar. By W.C. Curtis, Curate. Thos Humphreys and Thos Bowers, wit.
" May 6. James Price, of Condover, and Mary Davies ... mar. By L. Williams, Cur.
1793, Oct. 22. John Rawlins, of Smetheote, and Sarah Savage, lic. ... mar. By Wm Crosse Curtis, Cur.
[Signs till 1795].
1794, July 19. Edward Lythe and Hannah Perkins ... mar.
" July 29. Edwd Phillips, of Pontesbury, and Judith Yeates, lic. ... mar.
1795, Sept. 3. John Rubathan, of Longnor, and Mary Jones ... mar.
1796, May 8. Wm Davies and Eliza Sayer ... mar. By John Atcherley, Curate.
[Signs till 1798.]
" July 7. Richard Broom, of Church Stretton, and Mary Corfield, lic. ... mar.
1798, May 9. Thos Sankey and Mary Thomas ... mar.
" Dec. 4. Robert Humphries, of Chicklleston, in Staffordshire, and Martha Davies ... mar. By Robert Morris, Curate.
[Signs till 1808.]

50 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1799-1812

1799, May 13. John Botterell and Anne Hufford ... mar.
1801, Jan. 29. Richd Corfield and Margt Allen ... mar.
1802, Feb. 28. John Smith and Margt Ward ... mar.
" May 29. Francis Smyth and Mary Griffiths ... mar. By Wm C. Curtis, Minister.
1803, Feb. 4. John Jones and Elie Griffiths ... mar.
1804, Dec. 31. William Smyth and Sarah Griffiths ... mar.
1805, May 12. Thos Foulkes and Hannah Woodcock ... mar.
1806, Mar. 16. Mr. Thos Letters, of S. Mary's, Shrewsbury, and Mrs. Martha Marston ... mar. Francis Reynolds and Mary Reynolds, wit.
1807, Aug. Henry Wase Whitfield, of St Julians, in Shrewsbury, and Jane Hale, lic. ... mar. Geo. Ashby Maddock & John Bowers, wit.
" Oct. 4. Edmund Roberts, of Condover, and Sarah Hotchkiss ... mar.
" Dec. 27. Timothy Clarkson and Mary Jones ... mar.
1808, Feb. 18. Edwd Pugh and Martha Purcell ... mar.
1809, June 26. Thos Poole and Elie Cooper, of Condover, lic. ... mar. By John Jones, Cur.
1810, Aug. 6. Edwd Evans and Sarah Fox ... mar. By Owen Williams, Curate.
1811, Sep. 26. Edwd Langford, of Condover, and Elie Tomkiss, ... mar.
1812, Jan. 13. Thos Roberts and Abigal Wildblood ... mar.
" Oct. 13. John Griffiths and Elie Fox ... mar.

[From George Morris's MS.]

Customs belonging to ye Rectory of Stapleton taken April 6, 1699
Every Communicant at Easter, 2d.
House & Garden, 2d.
Every cow or heifer that hath calved, 1d.
Every calf reared, 1d. If sold or killed, 4d.
Every colt, if filly colt, 3d., horse colt, 4d.
Every couple of sheep wintered in ye parish, 2d.
" " " " sold out of ye parish, 4d.
Honey, apples, pears, & hopp pd in kind.
Every Baptism, & Churching, Buryall, 10d.

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Every marriage by Banns, 3/-, licence, 5/-
Eggs in kind, or money where poultry but no eggs. Pigs, gilt or other, in kind, at ye 7th. Geese in kind at the 7th.
Lambs in kind, & for every one sold, 3d. 8/- for a modus at ye old mill.
Every Tenement, 4d. to the Clerk, and every Cottage, 2d.
Netley Hall to the Clerk 1/-, Motehall, 1/- Hay & Clover in kind, & at ye l0th cock.
All kinds of grain tythable, at 10th cock or sheaf.
Every buriall without a Sermon, 10d., with a Sermon, 10/-

Witness: THOS. ROYSTON, Rector. EDWD. BROOKE. ROGER BLAKEWAY, senr. THOS. BLAKEWAY, senr., & others.

Glebe.
House, garden, outbuildings, & little meadow adjoining
garden ... 1 0 0
Wayford Leasow ... 1 10 0
The Half Field ... 2 0 0
The Span Yard ... 0 13 4
The Coombes ... 0 6 8
... 5 10 0

THO.: BRASIER } Ch. Wardens.
RIC.: HAMONDS,}

[The following extracts from the CHURCHWARDENS' BOOK, 1670-1704, give the names of the Inhabitants of Stapleton in 1599 and 1678:-

Aprill 17. Anno Dom 1678.

A true and perfect Coppy taken out of the old Register book belonging to this parish of Steppleton concerning every of the Inhabitants part & parts and allotments of Church payment as it was agreed settled & confirmed when the Rayles were new set up wch was in the yeare of our Lord God 1599 being then settled & confirmed by a Jury at a Court held at S. the 6 day of May 1599. Together with the consent of the Inhabitants of this p. of S. aforesayd.

52 Shropshire Parish Registers.

John Crompton } Church Thomas Browne } Overseers
Henry Haynes } Wardens. Thomas Assley } of the Poore.
Thomas Blakeway} Sidesmen.
John Addams }

Jurymen.
Francis Dodd Edward Mapp
Edward Baiyly John Gough, his marke
Richard Bullock his marke Thomas Brasier his marke
John Howells his marke Richard Baker his marke
Richard Hamonds his marke John Olivars
John Cromp [?] senr. Thomas Baker
William Bromley junr. his marke

A true coppy of every Inhabitant's part of the Church payment as Agreed and Aprooved by the Jury & Officers and parishiners whose names are before subscribed.

The old Inhabitants namesThe Inhabitants names that
that were living at the first settlement 1599.now are in the old ones places
at the present writing hereof,
1678, each one in place and
order directly over against the
former Inhabitants of every
severall tenement.

John NewtonJohn Howells }
Thomas MaullWilliam Bromley } their
Thomas SmithFrancis Dodds } part
John EvansEdward Mapp

Theire part Begineth at the East Corner Six yards beyond the Church gate & so leadeth along the streete northward twenty three yards & a halfe on this side the Church gate and so goeth unto the port beyond the Assh at the Chancell end in all nine Lengths of Rayles and somewhat more.

John TomkisJohn Gough }
John BullockRichard Bullock } part
Anne BellSimon Crockett for Bell's yard

Their part begineth where John Howells, William Bromley francis Dodd and Edward Mapp leaveth & leadeth along forward toward Thomas Cowper's Shop northward being three lengths of Rayles 9 yards.

Stapleton. 53

Richard TomkisThomas Tomkis
Thomas Gawen Joane Gawen wid. } part

Theire part begineth &c.

Thomas HarrisArthur Harris
Anne BetchcottJohn Addams

Theire part &c.

Robert FosterThomas Brown
Thomas BakerRichard Baker
William BrasierThomas Brasier

Theire part begineth &c.

Joane CrockettSimon Crockett
William WarterThomas Baker

Theire part &c.

Thomas BromleyJohn Bromley }
Thomas Cowper seniorJohn Ollivers } part

Theire part &c.

Thomas BrownhillWilliam Hodges of Netley }
Margerat Browne wid.for both the tenements }part

Thomas StringerRichard Bradley
Robert WalfordMargreat Haynes vid. for Wallfords

Margaret Stringer (of lateJohn Pinches for Rd Perkins
occupied by John Bayly)tenement

Edward CromptonThomas Blakeway of ye old mills

John CromptonJohn Crompton

Edward Corbett gent.Mrs Margt Haynes vid. of Netley

Thomas YoppEdward Baylie
Richard HamondsRichard Hamonds

Richard AssleyThomas Assley
Francis Lewis or WeaverJohn Bromley for Francis Lewis

The minister is to kepe the gate in suffitient Reparation that goeth out of the Church yard into the Streete.

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And formerly there was a stile on the right hand the Church gate wh was kept by one John Newton of Nettley wh House is now downe and the land used to the Demaines of Nettley by Mrs Margt Haynes vid.

John Howells is to keepe in suffitient repaire the Church Stile &c. .. and there was a stile nere unto that gate on the right side wh was allso to be kept by the sayd John Howells and John Hayard.

Thomas Cowper, smith, is to keepe in suffitient repaire the stile that goeth out of the Church yard towards his house.

[After this list comes]- Of the Pinfould. The severall names of those that are to keepe and maintaine the Pinfold, and every of their parts expressed in order as they have been kept & maintained time out of mind. .. [former inhabitants' names not given.]

The names of those that are to keepe & maintaine the long Bridge in Steppleton.

The order of Officers & Wardens.

The names of those that are to serve the office of Petty Constables.

The supervisers of the High wayes in Steppleton.

The Order of the Church Kneelings, 1679.
Court Leights.

The names & order of those who are to appeare at the Great Court Leight held twice a yeare for this hundred of Condover. They appeare five at a time and their turne comes every second yeare as follows:-

John Pinches, John Addams, Edd Bayley, Mr. Edd Brooke, & Simon Crockett.

Thomas Tomkis, Robt. Joanes, John Bromley, Thos Brasier, John Crampton.

Francis Dodd, John Gough, Wm Bromley, John Ollivers, Edwd Map.

And then the former, the next Court to begin againe, & so the order to continue.

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