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The Register
of
Wolstaston.

Wolstaston Registers.

THE Parish Register Abstract, 1831, says of the Wolstaston Registers:- "Woolstaston R., No. I, Bap. Bur. 1601-1769; Marr. 1601-1754 (much defaced). No. II, Bap. Bur. 1770-1812. No. III. Marr. 1755-1812."

The registers are in fair condition, and fairly legible. The first has only half its original parchment cover, and is somewhat stained in places. The second is in good order throughout; but the third, the paper marriage register, in the usual printed form, is loose in its binding.

Wolstaston is a parish of 843 acres, in the diocese of Hereford, rural deanery of Wenlock, and hundred of Condover. It lies on the slope of the Longmynd, 11 miles south from Shrewsbury, and 4 miles north from Church Stretton. It was apparently once a chapelry of the latter, as the adjoining parishes, Leebotwood and Smethcote, were of Condover. The deep dingle which divides the parishes of Wolstaston and Smethcote divides also the dioceses of Hereford and of Lichfield, and judging from the tumuli (earthworks) once divided the land of hostile tribes or of petty kings. The population in 1891 was 93. In 1676 there were 65 inhabitants over the age of 16, all "Conformists." This shows a much larger population than that of the present day.

In Saxon times the manor was held by two franklins, and under Edward the Confessor it was worth 40s. per annum, but after its transfer under the Norman Earl Roger to Robert Fitz Corbet it was only valued at 12s. The over lordship of the manor passed later to the Boterells, and it was held under them by the family of English till about 1281, when Bishop Burnell acquired it. On his death in 1292 the manor possessed a Capital messuage, out of repair, and a garden, a water mill, and a common-wood, with other land and rents. Possibly the " Castle Hill " may have been the site of the 13th century manor house. The manor remained with the Burnells till the 15th century. In 1311 William le Boudler was one of the chief inhabitants, and the family continued there to modern days. The Heralds' Visitation, 1623, in the pedigree of Bowdler of Harlescott and Shrewsbury, who were descended from those of Wolstaston, derives the family from Hope-Bowdler. Their arms were: Argent, two Cornish choughs in pale proper. John Bowdler of Wosaston, however, disclaimed arms in 1623. Possibly the fortunes of the family were then declining. His wife Elizabeth, bur. Feb. 21, 1627-8, was a daughter of Adam Waring of Shrewsbury.

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In 1606, Roger Pope became lord of the manor of Wolstaston, as heir of his mother Lucia, daughter of Thomas Edwardes, of the College, Shrewsbury, and wife of Thomas Pope of Shrewsbury. She married for her second husband Sir Francis Ottley, of Pitchford, Governor of Shrewsbury under Charles I. Roger Pope, equerry to Charles II, her son by her first husband, greatly improved the Wolstaston estate. The Popes built the Hall at Wolstaston and lived there till Catharine Pope died unmarried in 1754, and her lands passed to her cousin, Sir Thomas Whitmore, K.B., of Apley. His grandson, William Whitmore, of Dudmaston, inherited the estate, and, as he did not require the Hall for a residence, he had two-thirds of it pulled down containing 52 rooms.

The Church, dedicated to St. Michael, is chiefly of Early English date, but the south door is of Saxon architecture. It is first mentioned in 1272, when it afforded sanctuary to certain felons.

The advowson passed with the estate from the Popes to the Whitmores, who still retain it.

Early incumbents whose names are recorded are:-

1316. Edmund de Lodelowe, Priest.
Sir Geoffrey Shardbury, Chaplain of Sir John de Handlo.
1340. Thomas Asselote, afterwards Rector of Onibury.
1347. Sir William de Cardyngton, Priest.
1401. John de Basselowe.
1552. Sir William Pyse (or Pease).

In the time covered by the registers we have the following rectors:-

William Harper, buried Jan. 17, 1624.
1625[?]. William Colebarne, buried Feb. 1, 1654.
Thomas Detton, buried June 15, 1669.
Oct. 9, 1669. John Beddowe, Rector of Smethcote.
Jan. 6, 1708. John Robins, Curate of Leebotwood, buried May 18, 1727.
Thomas Bradburne, buried Nov. 20, 1769.
Jan. 26, 1770. George Hodges, Christ Church, Oxford.
May 26, 1780. Lewis Williams, Curate of Leebotwood, buried May 25, 1808.
1808. John Wall, M . A. Merton College, Oxford; also in 1313 Rector of Quail and of Stoke St. NI ilborough, and Chaplain in Ordinary to the Prince Regent; died 22 April, 1817.
1817. Edmund Carr, M.A. Trinity College, Oxford; also Rector of Quatt; died 12 Sept., 1864.
1865. Edmund Donald Carr, B.A. Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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These curates occur in the registers:-

1809-1813. William C. Curtis.
1813-1818. Robert Smyth.
1820. Richard Wilding.
1821-1822. Henry Augustus Holden.
1823-1854. Henry Male.
1855-1864. Edmund Donald Carr, now Rector.

The principal family named in the register is that of Pope, whose pedigree will be found in the Visitation of Shropshire, 1623. The families of Yardley, Harris, Colebarne, Charlton, and Bowdler, are styled "gent." or "Mr.," whilst in 1644 Robert Swathe is styled "esq."

Inside the register of baptisms, from 1813 to the present day, has been written by Mr. Male:-

" Plate belonging to this parish in the care of Churchwarden, 1832: A handsome silver Flagon, Chalice, and Salver, presented by Mrs. Pope."

" There are about four acres of land at the top of this Parish, part nearly adjoining the road leading from Beatchcott to Stretton and a small part in another field without any division, the whole 1.1.4 now in the occupation of Mr. Thos. Heighway, Ch: warden, at a low rent. The above-mentioned land was left by some of the family of Pope for the repair of the Church, but there are no deeds to show as I am informed." " Henry Male, curate, 1830."

" The Parsonage House was built about the year 1720, by Mr. Robins, Rector."

" Remodelled and sash windows put in by Mr. Wall, Rector, about 1808. The glebe land also exchanged and made more conven't. His predecessor, Mr. Williams, did nothing for the premises though he was Rector 28 years. What money he scraped together he left to the sisters of the Archdeacon Corbett, Misses Plymley, and therefore his virtues are recorded on a Marble Tablet in the Church. His successor, Mr. Wall, did not reside, and lived but a few years after induction, and was succeeded by his Brother-in-Law, Edmd Carr, Rector of Quatt."

Mrs. Pope, the donor of the Paten and Flagon, was Mercy, daughter of James Pitts, of Eyre. The note as to land seems apparently to refer to the same meadow as is mentioned in a deed belonging to Condover Church, drawn up in 1620. After enumerating the land and rents belonging to the Church of Condover, this deed goes on: " And further the Jurors aforesayd upon their oathes say that William Barnes & William Garrett, late Churchwardens of the p'ish Church of Wostansson in the County of Salop were seized in their demeasne as of fee of & in the meadow called the lady meadow wth thapprtenances of the yerely value of xxs. above all charges & reprises, scituat lying & being in Wostansson in the said County & wthin the said p'ish, & of & in one yerely rent of xvid. issuing & going forth of one pasture called Condovers leyes in Wostansson aforesayd, then & now in the tenure of Roger Pope, esqr, and that the predecessors of the said Church wordens for the time being, have tyme out of mynd been likewise seized of the said meadow and yerely rent heartofore

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assigned & lymyted for or towards the repayrac'ons of the said p'ish Church, & thayd or ease of the Inhabitants there concerning taxes in the said p'ish, & that the sayd churchwardens for the tyme being have alsoe tyme out of mind imployed the rents, yssues & profitts of the said meadows, and the said yerely rent according to such lymytac'on or assignmt for or towards the repayrac'on of the said Church & bearing of the said taxes, untill the first day of August in the yere of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King James, of England, &c., the xijth, & of Scotland the xlviijth, at wch tyme the said Roger Pope wrongfully and wthout any title entred in the said meadow, & thereof disseized the said William Barnes & William Garrett being then Churchwardens of the said parish Church, and tooke away the hay there being, thereof coming to the venue of xiijs. ivd., & hath ev' sithence that tyme wrongfully held the possession of the said meadow & deteyned the said yerely rent of xvid. in his owne hands & converted the same rent & the yssues & profitts of the same meadow to his owne use." The Rectory house has been added to and remodelled by the present Rector, to whom also the Church owes its restoration and reverent keeping.

The following list of Church Goods belonging to Wolstaston Church in 1552 is preserved in the Public Record Office: - " Wolstaston, 13 August, 6 Edward VI. Sr. Wyllyam Pease, preste & parson there, John Bodeler, John Shere, wardens, and Thomas Walker off the parysshe. Imprimis, won chalys of syllver with a patontt, wan payre off vestements, won coope, and two bells, by me Wyllym Pyse, clerke."

The registers have been transcribed, by permission of the Rector, the Rev. E. D. Carr, by Miss Auden and Miss M. B. Auden, and carefully collated with the originals.

Wolstaston Parish Registers.

VOLUME I.

Register Ecclesiae parochialis de Wolstaston in
dioce: [blank.]

[In later hand] G. HODGES.

[Almost indecipherable inside the torn parchment cover.]

1656. [Margarett], d. of Edwards & Margaret his wife.
Tabitha, ye daughter of [Tho.] Everall & Margaret his wief, was borne October ye second, 1656.
Joshua, ye sonne of Tho. Everall & Margaret his wife, was borne Aprill 12th, 1662.

[On the first page are the following entries out of place, and without much attempt at order.]

1777, April 9. Mary Esther Perry, a pauper ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Mary, d. of Richard & Martha Tomlins ... bap.
" Feb. 16. [blank] base s. of Ann Revel ... bap.
" Feb. 15. Thos., s. of Peter & Ann Everal ... bap.
" July 20. Elizabeth, d. of John & Ann Clayton ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Richd, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Everall ... bap.
1778, Sept. 15. Susanna, d. of John & Ann Pitt ... bur.
" Dec. 12. Mary, d. of Humphrey & Martha Grifiths ... bap.
1776, Jan. 28. Etheldra, d. of Richd & Hannah Lucas ... bap.
" Mar. 31. John, base s. of Hesther Parry ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Elizabeth, w. of John Phipps ... bur.
" April 5. Ann, d. of John & Elizabeth Thomas ... bap.
" July 14. Tho., s. of Tho. & Susanna Cole ... bap.
" Nov. 2. John Botfield ... bur.
1774, April 11. Hannah, d. of James & Sarah Davies ... bap.
1775, June 5. John, s. of Peter & Ann Everal ... bap.
" July 12. Sarah, w. of James Davies ... bur.
1772, Nov. 25. Richd Wilding ... bur.

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1772, Nov. 17. Katherine, w. of Sam. Harries ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Susannah Perry, wid .... ... bur.
1773, Jan. 10. John, s. of James & Sarah Davies ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Thos. Charlton ... bur.
" Oct. 15. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Thomas ... bap.

WOLSTASTON.

M'garet Boudler was baptised the xxvjth of June ano d. 1601.
The same M'garet was buried the iijth of October.
Kathrine Bright was baptised the 19th of March.
Richard Sherie was baptised the vjth of October, 1601.

1601, Oct. 8. Fraunce Howels ... bap.
" Oct. 13. The same Fraunce Howels ... bur.
1606, Dec. 7. Ric. Boudler ... bur.
" Jan. 20. Thomas Rogers ... bur.
1607, April 2. Ric., s. of Willm Bouldler ... [blank]
" April 7. Elizabeth, d. of Willm Boudler ... bur.
" April 19. Elizabeth Botfeild, d. of Jefferey B. ... bap.
" June 24. Elizabeth, d. of John Sherie ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Margaret Licas ... bur.
" Nov. 11. Edmonde Hotchkis & Margaret Partrich ... mar.
" Dec. 16. Nocalas, s. of Willm Harper ... bap.
" Jan. 27. Willm, s. of Willm Bromlowe ... bap.
1608, July 2. Willm Boudler ... bur.
" Sept. 13. Willm, s. of Tho. Sherie ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Ric. Power & Johan Stringer ... mar.
" Dec. 9. Johan, d. of Thomas Licas ... bap.
1610, May 3. Willm Barnes ... bur.
" June 27. Marie Heynes ... bur.
1611, July 9. Arnie Rogers ... bur.
" June 27. John, s. of Oliver ap Bowen ... bap.
" Jan. 28. Elnor, d. of Jeffrey Botfield ... bap.
1612, Jan. 21. Willm, s. of Willm Boudler ... bap.
" Mar. 1. Johan Shelton ... bur.
" Mar. 10. Frances, d. of Willm Barnes ... bur.
" Mar. 15. Elnor Licas ... bur.
" Aug. 6. Richard, s. of Thomas Farmer ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Thomas, s. of Rich. Brie ... bap.
" Oct. 18. The said Thomas was ... bur.
" Feb. 4. Frauncis Clee & Elizabeth Sherie ... mar.

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1612, Feb. 16. Thomas Haile & Elizabeth Parkes ... mar.
1613, Sept. 9. Willm Barnes ... bur.
" Feb. 1. Willm Taller ... bur.
" Sept. 12. Thomas, s. of Jeffrey Botfeld ... bap.
" Nov. 5. Margaret, d. of Ric. Brie ... bap.
" Feb. 19. Thomas, s. of Oliver ap Bowen ... bap.
1614, Sept. 4. Marie, d. of Thomas Licas ... bap.
" Feb. 5. Margaret, w. of Edmond Hotchkis ... bur.
" Feb. 8. John Sherie ... bur.
1615, May 5. Stephen, s. of Richard Rogers ... bap.
" May 14. Thomas, s. of Willm Boudler ... bap.
" May 21. Willm, s. of Roger Hotchkis ... bap.
" Mar. 20. Thomas Heighwey, s. of a strange woman ... bur.
" July 19. Stephen, s. of Rich. Rogers ... bur.
1616, April 21. Katherine Dager ... bur.
" June 30. Oliver, s. of Oliver ap Bowen ... bap.
" Nov. 3. Anne, d. of Ric. Rogers ... bap.
" Jan. 19. Elnor Poiner ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Roger, s. of Ric. Brie ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Ann, w. of Ric. Sherie ... bur.
" Mar. 14. Margaret, d. of Will,. Boudler ... bap.
1617, April 20. Elnor, d. of John Poiner ... bur.
" April 27. Willm Howel ap Rees ... bap.
" July 3. Margaret, d. of Willm Bromlow ... bap.
" Aug. 4. Margaret Barthelem ... bap.
" Sept. 21. Thomas, s. of Hugh ap Bedward ... bap.
" Oct. 7. Thomas Sherie ... bur.
" Oct. 9. Alice Goodall, wid. ... bur.
" - - Edward Pope ... bur.
" Oct. 28. Thomas, s. of Hugh ap Bedward ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Thomas, s. of Mary Sherie, wid. ... bap.
" Nov. 21. Margaret, d. of Willm Corke ... bap.
" Mar. 18. Oliver ap Bowen ... bur.
" Feb. 6. Willm ap Bowen ... bur.
1618, April 26. Margaret, d. of John Poiner ... bap.
" May 6. Elizabeth Perkes, wid. ... bur.
" June 6. Elnor, d. of Elizabeth Clerck ... bap.
" June 18. The same Elnor was ... bur.
" Feb. 15. Elinora, f. Jacobi Preece ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Willmus, f. Hugonis ap Edward ... bap.

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1619, Mar. 30. Imprimis Ricardus, f. Willmi Boudler ... bap.
" Aug. 1. Ricardus, f. Richardi Sherie ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Elizabeth Bowen ... bur.
" Jan. 15. Willm, s. of Elnor ap Bowen ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Ric. Shelton ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Willm, s. of Ric. Roggers ... bap.
" Feb. 27. John Hotchkis ... bur.
" Mar. 18. Fraunces, d. of Thomas Lakes ... bur.
" May 5. Willm, s. of Elnor Bowen ... bur.
" Nov. 27. John Clare & Margery Hewes ... mar.
" Jan. 12. Michill Fox & Caterin Dauies ... mar.
" Feb. 4. Willm, s. of John Poine1 ... bap.
" Feb. 6. The same Willm ... bur.
1621, Mar. 28. Margery, w. of Willm Fox ... bur.
" Sept. 17. Thomas, s. of Mihil Fox ... bap.
" Nov. 19. Margaret Pope ... bap.
" Dec. 15. Willm Wilkes & Johan Shade ... mar.
" Jan. 2. Margret, d. of Lucie Pope ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Thomas, s. of Fraunces Poole ... bap.
1622, April - Samuell, s. of Willm Boudler ... bap.
" May 19. Willm Bromlow ... bur.
" June 19. Willm Farley ... bur.
" Sept. 1. Mary, d. of Ric. Brie ... bap.
" Jan. 2. William Shery ... bur.
1623, May 1. Willm, s. of Willm Cooke ... bap.
" May 19. Elizabeth Boudler ... bur.
" June 12. Roger ap Evan & Anne Jones ... mar.
" Dec. 1. Thomas, s. of Jesper Bromlow ... bur.
1624, July 6. Elizabeth Boudler, wid. ... bur.
" Dec. 22. Thomas Haile ... bur.
" Jan. 3. Elizabeth Brie ... bur.
" Jan. 15. Ric. Roggers ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Will. Harper, cler. et rector here ... bur.
" Feb. 3. William Pigge & Susanna Wilkes ... mar.
" Mar. 13. Mary, d. of William & Winifred Barklaam ... bap.
1625, April 19. Easter, d. of Michael & Cathering Foxe ... bap.
" May 21. William Poston & Frances Ramsell ... mar.
" July 16. Margery, d. of Edward & Anne Flawelling ... bur.
" Nov. 9. Evan Gryffeths ... bur.
" Dec. 14. Richard Askecrafte ... bur.

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1623, Mar. 18. Richard Jarratt ... bur.
1626, July 9. An infant, the s. of William Bowdler & Margaret his w., dyinge unbaptized, was ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Elizabeth, d. of Willm & Elizabeth Tayler ... bap.
1627, July 22. James, s. of William & Margret Bowdeler ... bap.
" Nov. 8. Thomas, s. of Tho. & Dorothey Botfield ... bap.
" Nov. 23. Richard, s. of Michaell & Catherine Foxe ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Elizabeth Bowdler, wid. ... bur.
1628, July 28. Robert Heyghway & Mary Sherrie ... mar.
" Aug. 17. Richard Sherrie & Mary Higgons ... mar.
1629, May 9. Humphrey Pierce & Catherine Botfield ... mar.
" July 26. Thomas, s. of Richard & Mary Sherrie ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Thomas Weaver & Jone Pope ... mar.
" Nov. 10. Anne, d. of William Colebarne, cler. rect. eccl., & Anne his w. ... bap.
" Nov. 30. Andrew, s. of William & Margarett Bowdler ... bap.
" Jan. 11. The said Andrew Bowdler ... bur.
" Feb. 1. Elizabeth Waufforde ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Richard Sherry, junior ... bur.
" Mar. 14. Mary, d. of Humphray & Catherine Pierce ... bap.
" Mar. 22. The said Mary Pierce ... bur.
" Mar. 23. Margrett ap Owen, wid. ... bur.
" April 10. William Pidgeon & Anne Perkinson ... mar.
1630, April 18. George Komson & Judith Dallow ... mar.
" Jan. 15. Richard, s. of Thomas & Dorothey Botfield ... bap.
" Sept. 16. Edmunde, s. of Thomas & Anne Wildinge ... bap.
" Dec. 21. Richard, s. of John & Mary Clare ... bap.
1631, June 5. Richard, s. of Humphrey & Catherine Pierse ... bap.
" June 13. Margarett, d. of Michaell & Catherine Foxe ... bap.
" Dec. 11. An infant s. of Wm & Francis Bowen ... bur.
" Dec. 16. Willm Rogers ... bur.
1632, July - [blank] & Eleoner Barklam ... mar.
" Dec. 2. Edward, s. of William & Margrett Bowdeler ... bap.
" Feb. 12, William, s. of Humphray& Catherine Pie rse ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Anne, d. of Richard & Mary Bowdler ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Anne Wildinge ... bap.
" Mar. 12. Elizabeth, w. of Fowke Brye ... bur.

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1632, Mar. 14. Mary, d. of Thomas & Dorothey Botfield ... bap.
" Mar. 24. Fowke Brye ... bur.
1633, April 3. Mary Botfield ... bur.
" May 28. John Bowdeler ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Robert, s. of John Yardeley, gent., & Jane his w. ... bap.
" Mar. 10. Richard Sherrye, senior ... bur.
1634, June 6. Humphrey Pierce ... bur.
" July 9. John, s. of Thomas & Dorothey Botfield ... bap.
" Aug. 7. Mrs. Jane Swanwicke, wid. ... bur.
" Sept. 4. John Botfield ... bur.
" Oct. 30. John, s. of John Yardeley, gent., & Jane his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 15. Sara, d. of Catherine Pierce, wid. ... bap.
" Mar. 22. William, s. of Michaell & Catherine Foxe ... bap.
1635, June 28. Edwarde, s. of Richard & Margarett Rogers ... bap.
" Oct. 11. Rebecca, d. of Thomas & Anne Wildinge ... bap.
" Jan. 24. Richarde, s. of Richarde Pope, esq., & Mrs. Mary Pope his w. ... bap.
1636, April 20. Mary, d. of Thomas Higgons, doctor of divinitie, deceased, & Elizabeth his w ... bur.
" May 27. Robert, s. of Roger Harris, gentl., & Elizabeth his w. ... bur.
" Sept. 11. Eleanor, d. of Francis & Elizabeth Langford ... bur.
" Sept. 16. Richard Pope, esq. ... bur.
" Jan. 2. Alice Hotchkis ... bur.
1637, April 9. Foure infants, daughters of John & Elizabeth Francis ... bur.
1638, July 13. Mary Cooke ... bur.
" July 25. William Cooke ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Joyce, d. of Tho. & Catherine Harris ... bap.
" Jan. 1. Francis, w. of Richard Sherrie ... bur.
1639, May 26. Margrett, d. of Tho. & Anne Wildinge ... bap.
" June 3. Thomas Likas ... bur.
1640, Mar. 25. Thomas Botfield, senior ... but.
" April 25. Thomas Cooke ... bur.
" May 9. Thomas Botfield, junior ... bur.
" May 24. Anne Sherry ... bur.
" July 12. Dorothey, d. of Jasper &. Mary Tillie ... bap.

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1640, Nov. 17. Henry Everall & Anne Maddoxe ... mar.
" Dec. 26. Mary, d. of Richard & Margarett Rogers ... bap.
" Dec. 31. Mary, w. of Robert Heighway ... bur.
" Feb. 9. Edward, s. of Richard Rogers ... bur.
" Mar. 10. Joyce, w. of Jeoffrey Botfield ... bur.
1641, April 2. Thomas Killvert ... bur.
" April 4. Roger Botfield ... bur.
" June 9. Anne, w. of Roger Evans ... bur.
" July 3. Edmunde Hotchkis ... bur.
" Aug. 22. Thomas Rogers & Mary Botfield ... mar.
" Oct. 24. John, s. of Jasper & Mary Tillie ... bap.
" Jan. 27. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Mar. 7. George, s. of Gryffeth Waters ... bur.
1642, April 6. Anne, d. of Thomas & Anne Wildinge ... bap.
" July 10. Richard, s. of Richard & Elizabath Botfield ... bap.
" Aug. 19. Dorothey Bowdeler ... bur.
" Sept. 11. Mary, d. of Thom. & Alice Barklam ... bap.
" Sept. 30. Margarett, d. of Tho. & Anne Wildinge ... bur.
" Dec. 16. Thomas Bowdler ... bur.
" Jan. 9. John, s. of Joseph & Anne Charlton ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Anne, w. of Will. Colebarne, cler. rector of this church ... bur.
1643, April 9. Richarde, s. of Jasper & Mary Tillie ... bap.
" May 22. John, s. of Willm & Joyce Lickas ... bap.
" Sept. 9. Anne, w. of Joseph Charlton ... bur.
" Sept. 17. Mary, d. of Gryffeth & Anne Waters ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Mary, d. of Tho. & Mary Rogers ... bap.
1644, May 10. The same Mary Rogers ... bur.
" June 18. Jane, d. of Robert Santlie, esqr, & Ursula his w. ... bap.
" June 30. Jone Hotchkis, wid. ... bur.
" June 30. Anne, d. of Tho. Wilding ... bur.
" Aug. 8. Elizabeth Maddox, wid. ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Cicelie, d. of Phillip & Elenor Hapsill ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Frances, d. of Richard & Margaret Rogers ... bap.
" Jan. 10. The same Frances Rogers ... bur.
" Jan. 26. Joyce Lickas, wid. ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Jone Killvert, wid. ... bur.
" Mar. 19. James Bowdeler ... bur.

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1645, May 19. Martha, d. of Tho. & Anne Wilding ... bap.
" July 28. Elizabath, d. of Richard & Elizabath Botfield ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Mary Willcocks ... bur.
" Jan. 25. Thomas, s. of William & Joyce Lickas ... bap.
1646, May 3. Thomas, s. of Tho. & Mary Rogers ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Eleoner Botfield, wid. ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Thomas Rogers, infant ... bur.
" Feb. 19. Joseph Charlton, gent., & Sara Crowther ... mar.
" Feb. 24. John Payne & Joyce Mansell ... mar.
1647, July 18. Margaret, d. of Thomas & Margaret Everall ... bap.
" Sept. 18. The same Margarett ... bur.
" Dec. 9. Mary, d. of Tho. Cheshire, draper ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Roger Evans ... bur.
1648, May 6. Anne, w. of Griffeth Waters ... bur.
" Oct. 19. Elizabeth, d. of Tho. & Mary Leeche ... bur.
" Dec. 3. William, s. of Tho. & Margret Everall ... bap.
" Mar. 16. Margarett, d. of Richard & Margarett Wyersdale ... bap.
1649, May 3. William Bowdler ... bur.
" May 10. Infant of Thos. & Anne Wilding ... bur.
" June 7. Margarett, d. of Frances & Anne Cooke ... bap.
" July 1. Thomas, s. of Tho. & Mary Rogers ... bap.
" July 12. Richard, s. of Roger & Catherine Brye ... bap.
" July 20. Elizabeth Bromley, wid. ... bur.
" Oct. 17. John Bowdler ... bur.
" Nov. 6. Samuell Bowdler ... bur.
" Dec. 9. Thomas Bowdler & Elenor Colebarne ... mar.
1650, May 27. Richard Foxe ... bur.
" June 30. Richard Bowdeler ... bur.
" July 21. Elizabeth, d. of Edward & Anne Baxter ... bap.
" Sept. 7. William, s. of Thomas & Eleno1 Bowdeler ... bap.
" Nov. 12. An infant of Roger & Katherine Bry ... bur.
" Nov 28. Richard, s. of Tho. & Anne Wildinge ... bap.
" Dec. 6. Margrett, d. of Rowland & Mary Killvert ... bur.
" Jan. 13. Elizabeth Tayler ... bur.
" Mar. 2. Margarett, d. of William & Elizabeth Heighway ... bap.
1651, June 25. John Sherrie & Margarett Brye ... mar.

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1651, July 13. William, s. of Will. & Joyce Lickas ... bap.
" July 13. Jone, d. of Gryffeth & Jone Waters ... bap.
" Sept. 11. Alice, d. of Tho. & Margaret Everall ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Mary, d. of Gryffath Waters ... bur.
" Jan. 25. William, s. of William & Elenor Crosse ... bap.
" Feb. 18. The same William ... bur.
" Mar. 9. William, s. of Richard & Margarett Wyersdale ... bap.
1652, June 18. Alice, d. of Tho. Everall ... bur.
" July 25. Margaret, an infant of Roger & Catherine Brye ... bur.
" Oct. 2. Dorothey, w. of Rich. Andrewes ... bur.
" Oct. 12. Anne, d. of Thomas Colebarne, gent., & Catherine ... bap.
" Mar. 16. Anne, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Rogers ... bap.
1653, May 8. Thomas, s. of Gryffathe & Joane Waters ... bap.
" May 26. Mary, d. of Thomas & Margarett Everall ... bap.
" July 15. An infant son of Roger Brye ... bur.
" July 29. Mary, d. of Francis Cooke (of Stretton) & Anne his w. ... bap.
" Jan. 29. John Jones, gentl. ... bur.
" Feb. 8. Richard, s. of William & Elenor Crosse (born Jan. 21) ... bap.
" Feb. 23. Mary, d. of Hester Foxe & [blank] (born Feb. 12) ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Edward, s. of Wm Simcocks, borne ye 2nd, bapt. ye 3rd, & buryed ye 4th of March, 1653.
1654, April 18. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Luter (born Mar. 29) ... bap.
" May. 30. Elenor, d. of Thomas Colebarne, gentl., & Katherine his w. (born 25th) ... bap.
" June 14. An infant daughter of Willim & Anne Bowdler, borne & buryede.
" Nov. 21. Mary, d. of Roger & Catherine Brye (born 2nd) ... bap.
1655, April 21. William, s. of Tho. & Elizabeth Sherrie (borne Mar. 31) ... bap.
1654, Feb. 1. William Colebarne, minister ... bur.
" Mar. - Timothy Seamore & Mary Charleton ... mar.
[This entry seems to be repeated in 1658.]

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1655, July 17. Catherine, d. of Tho. Colebarne, gen., & Catherine (borne June 22) ... bap.
" Oct. 19. Mary, d. of William & Joane Cooke ... bap.
" [blank]. Richard, s. of Tho. Woofe ... bap.
1656, April 30. Widdow Bottwood ... bur.
" Aug. 14. Thomas, s. of Tho. Colebarne, gent., & Catherine ... bap.
" June 11. Griffith Waters ... bur.
" Dec. 11. Cornelus, s. of William & Elenor Crosse ... bap.
1657, April 9. Katherine, w. of Ric. Brey ... bur.
" Oct. 19. Sarah, d. of John & Elizabeth Luter ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Margaret, d. of Francis & Anne Cooke ... bur.
" Nov. 21. William Sherry ... bur.
1658, - - Tho., s. of Tho. & Elizabeth Sherrie (born June 24) ... bap.
" May 14. William, s. of William & Joane Cooke (born May 5) ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Elizabeth & Margaret, twin daus. of Roger & Catherine Brey ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Timothy Seamar & Mary Charleton ... mar.
" April 7. William, s. of Tho. Colebarne, gen., & Catherine ... bap.
1659, July 29. Beniamin, s. of Thomas Colebarne, gen., & Catherine ... bap.
" Dec. 16. Beniamin, s. of Thomas Colebarne, gen., & Catherine ... bur.
1660, Jan. 3. Mary, d. of Tho. Colebarne, gent., & Catherine ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Mary, d. of Will. & Elizabeth Crosse ... bap.
" Nov. 30. Roger Brey ... bur.
1661, April 27. William, s. of Michael & Catherine Fox ... bur.
" July 17. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Sherry (born June 26) ... bap.
" May 26. Edward Reynolds & Catherine Brye ... mar.
1662, May 16. William, s. of John & Elizabeth Luter ... bap.
" June 20. Richard, s. of Richard & Mary Brye [?] ... bap.
" July 5. Matrimonium solemnizatum fuit inter Thomam Detton, clericum, et Mariam Colebarne.
" Mar. 3. John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Sherry ... bap.

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1663, May 10. Thomas, s. of Elizabeth Taylor ... bur.
1664, April 12. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Detton ... bap.
" Aug. 13. Thomas, s. of William & Elizabeth Colebarne ... bap.
1665, May 18. Roger, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Sherry ... bap.
" July 9. Matrimonium solemnizatum fuit inter Thomam Nechels et Mariam Bartlam.
" Jan. 13. Joane Waters, wid. ... bur.
1666, July 8. William Pearce & Grace Dawes ... mar.
" July 19. Mary, w. of Richard Bawdier ... bur.
" July 25. Tho , s. of Sam. & Hester Pearkes ... bap.
" Sept. 11. Ellianor, d. of John & Elizabeth Luter ... bap.
1667, Jan. 5. Samuel, s. of Tho. & Elizabeth Shery ... bap.
1668, July 17. Richard Charleton, gent. ... bur.
" Aug. 23. John Shery ... bur.
" Aug. 23. Tho. Modlycot ... bur.
" Aug. 30. Richard Brey ... bur.
" Feb. 1. Wm. Lycas ... bur.
" Feb. 6. Francis Rice, of Church Stretton, & Martha Willding ... mar.
1669, May 20. Richard, s. of William & Grace Pearce ... bap.
" June 15. Thomas Detton, minister ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Catherine, w. of Michael Fox ... bur.
" Mar. 24. Mary, w. of Roger Pope, esqr ... bur.

[From 1669 to 1693 the entries are filled in irregularly, as if from memory.]

1675, Dec. 5. Anne, d. of John & Jane Shawe ... bur.
1681, Nov. 16. Catherine, w. of Mr. Thomas Colebarne ... bur.
1681/2, Jan. 2. Anne, w. of Richard Sherrey ... bur.
1691, Nov. 10. Sarah Chorleton, wid. ... bur.
1691/2, Mar. 12. William Boudler, gentleman ... bur.
1691, June 4. Richard Sherey ... bur.
1686, Feb. 9. Tho., s. of Thomas & Mary Crowther ... bap.
1688, July 15. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Wilding ... bap.
1683, Jan. 24. Elizabeth, d. of Roger Pope, esqr, & Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
" Feb. 18. Thomas, s. of John & Mary Chorellton ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Poston ... bap.
1693, April 17. Richard Watters ... bur.
1691, Jan. 9. Thomas Wilding ... bur.

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1689, Jan. 9. Roger, s. of Roger Pope, esqr, & Elizabeth his w. ... bap.
1691, Jan. 8. Thomas, s. of Roger Pope, esqr, & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 20. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Crowder ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Roger, s. of John & Mary Chorleton ... bap.
1692, Mar. 23. William, s. of William Colebarne, jun., & Jane ... bap.
1692, Mar. 27. Mr. Tho. Pope, s. of Roger Pope, esqr ... bur.
1693, Sept. 29. Richard, s. of Thomas & Hannah Jencks ... bap.
and Oct. 2 ... bur.
" Nov. 8. Christian, d. of Tho. & Anne Sherry ... bur.
" Dec. 26. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Poston ... bap.
1691, Mar. 20. Margeret Bromley ... bur.
" Mar. 24. John, s. of John & Ann Luter ... bap.
1688, Jan. 24. Elizabeth, d. of Roger Pope, esqr, & Elizabeth ... bap.
1694, June 20. Christian, d. of Thomas & Anne Sherry ... bap.
" Aug. 10. Christian, d. of Thomas Sherry ... bur.
And Grace Pearce made affidavit upon oath ye same day for ye Burial of it in Woollen.
" Oct. 7. Elizabeth, d. of Wm & Jane Colebarne ... bap.
" Dec. 9. Roger, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Sherry ... bur.
" Dec. 22. Anne, w. of Robert Perry ... bur.
1695, Mar. 28. Mr. Thomas Colebarne, ye younger ... bur.
" Mar. 29. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Sarah Fox ... bap.
[Written over this, but not a complete entry, is "Nicolas Sac."]
" Aug. 17 [?]. Jane, d. of John & Mary Charlton ... bap.
1696, Sept. 9. John, s. of Thomas & Hannah Jencks ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Thomas Wigley ... bur.
1697, Feb. 16. Richard, s. of Thomas & Mary Crowder ... bap.
" Mar. 4. Anne, d. of Wm Colebarne, jun., & Jane his w. ... bap.
1697, May 8. Jane, d. of Marg. Wigley, wid. ... bap.
" May 20. Margery, w. of John Longford, of Smethcott ... bur.
" May 4. Elizabeth, w. of Roger Pope, esqr ... bur.
" Aug. 4. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Sarah Fox ... bap.
" Aug. 27. John, s. of Robert & Hannah Perry ... bap,

256

1704] Wolstaston. 13

1697, Feb. 6. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Catherine Mansell ... bap.
" Mar. 16. Wm Colebarne, sen., widdower ... bur.
1698, Nov. 20. Thomas, s. of Tho. Barklam, jun., & Elizabeth ... bap.
1699, May 28. Thomas Sherry ... bur.
" Oct. 4. Thomas, s. of Wm & Jane Colebarne ... bap.
" Jan. 10. Anne, w. of Mr. William Bowdler ... bur.
1700, June 2. Jone Cooke ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Sarah Fox ... bap.
" Nov. 20. Samuel Pearcks ... bur.
" Feb. 7. Samuel Hager, of Wolsaston, at Condover ... bur.
1701, April 14. Richard, s. of William & Grace Pearse ... bur.
" Sept. 21. Thomas Jinks, the elder ... bur.
1699, July 17. Elizabeth Taylor ... bur.
1701, May 18. Anne, d. of Thos. Barklam, jun., & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 13. Sarah, d. of Tho. & Mary Crowder ... bap.
" Feb. 20. John, s. of Thomas & Mary Poston ... bap.
" Feb. 20. Joyes, w. of Thomas Llucas ... bur.
1702, Mar. 30. Thomas Llucas ... bur.
" Aug. 30. Richard, s. of William & Jane Coleborn ... bap.
" Sept. 6. Mary, d. of Thomas & Mary Coleborn ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Mary, d. of William & Margarett Pearce ... bap.
" Feb. 13. Mary Middleton ... bur.
1703, Nov. 1. Lucy Jiincks ... bur.
1699, June 5. Abraham Higgs & Alles his wife ... mar.
1701, May 20. Francis Corfield & Hannah Rogers ... mar.
" Oct. 1. Thomas Coleborn & Mary Evans ... mar.
" Nov. 14. William Pearce & Margaret Robbertes ... mar.
1703, Nov. 5. Mary, d. of Tho. Barkelam, jun., & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Sarah, d. of Samuell & Anne Fewtrell ... bap.
1704, April 26. Joseph Pigge & Mary Roberts ... mar.

Surveyed per Geo. Halls.

" June 23. Mary Langford, wid .... ... bur.
" Aug. 20. Richard, s. of Thomas & Sarah Perks ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Richard, s. of Thomas & Sarah Perks ... bur.
" Sept. 8. Elizabeth, b. child of Mary Turner ... bap.
" Feb. 8. Mary, w. of Roland Gilbert ... bur.

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1704, April 24. Samuel Poston & Elizabeth Pierce ... mar.
" April 24. Elizabeth Lutor, wid. ... bur.
1703, April 10. William Smith & Elizabeth Botley ... mar.
" Nov. 3. Jane, w. of Tho. Wittington, of Longnor ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Roger Pope, junior, esqr ... bur.
" Mar. 3. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Withington ... bur.
" Sept. 8. Ales Rogers ... bur.
" Oct. 27. Thomas Crowther ... bur.
1706, June 22. Elizabeth, d. of Tho. Barkelam, junr, & Elizabeth ... bap.
" July 30. Elizabeth, d. of Tho. Jencks, junr, & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Sept. 22. Elizabeth, d. of Tho. & Mary Coleborn ... bap.
1707, April 23. Stephen Pinches & Anne Wosald ... mar.
" May 1. Richard Harington & Catherine Watis ... mar.
" Aug. 13. Mr. William Whitmore, esqr, & Mdm Elizabeth Pope ... mar.
" Sept. 8. Anne, d. of Humphry & Mary Sankey ... bap.
" Sept. 17. Margaret Baker ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Roland Gibford ... bur.
" Jan. 21. Elizabeth, w. of Tho. Barklam ... bur.
" Jan. 30. Sarah, w. of Tho. Garret, of Church Stretton ... bur.
1708, Aug. 3. John, s. of Thomas Tart ... bap.
" Oct. 4. Robert Perry ... bur.
" Jan. 17. Mary Detton ... bur.
" Mar. 13. Thomas Luther ... bur.
1709, Mar. 30. Michal Sankey ... bur.
" May 9. Mary, d. of Wm Colebarne ... bur.
1710, July 13. Margaret Taylor ... bur.
" Aug. 9. Collonell Roger Pope ... bur.
1711, May 7. Jane, d. of Richard & Anne Barklam ... bap.
1712, Jan. 16. Thomas Fortune & Dorothy Nock ... mar.
1713, July 6. Richd, s. of Ri. & Anne Barklam ... bap.
" July 23. Henry, b. s. of Eliz. Vaughan ... bap.
" Oct. 24. Robert Causer & Eliz. Pit ... mar.
" Nov. 12. Mary Williams ... bur.
1714, July 19. Richd Botfield ... bur.
" Oct. 22. Thomas Colebame ... bur.
" Jan. 27. Sarah Peerce ... bur.

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1714, Mar. 24. John, s. of John & Mary Botfield ... bap.
1715, Aug. 22. John Charlton ... bur.
1716, Aug. 23. Richard Lucas ... bur.
" Oct. 25. John, s. of Samuel & Elizabeth Harris ... bap.
" Dec. 19. Rachael, d. of Thomas Poston ... bur.
" Feb. 6. Katherine, d. of Bromwich Pope, esq., & Madam Mercy his w. (born Feb. 5)... bap.
" Feb. 20. Thomas Barklam, junr ... bur.
1717, June 12. Alice, w. of Tho. Barklam, senr ... bur.
" Oct. 8. Alice, d. of Richd & Anne Barklam ... bap.
" Jan. 14. John Ryder, of Church Stretton ... bur.
" Feb. 27. Thomas, s. of Tho. & Phebe Lucas ... bap.
1718, June 13. Thomas Lucas ... bur.
" Nov. 9. George Fox, who dyed upon ye Hill, belong'd to Condover Parish ... bur.
1719, Jan. 5. Richd Allen ... bur.
" Jan. 23. Jane Botfield ... bur.
" Mar. 23. William Pierce ... bur.
1720, Nov. 26. Mr. Thomas Nash & Mrs. Dorothy Lyster ... mar.
" Nov. 29. David Gough & Margt Grafton ... mar.
" Dec. 19. Anne Colebarne ... bur.
" Feb. 21. Jane, d. of Tho. & Phebe Lucas ... bap.
" Mar. 17. Jane, w. of John Luther ... bur.
1721, April 13. Thomas Barklam ... bur.
" Oct. 24. Edwd Sprosely & Jane Colebarne ... mar.
" Nov. 8. John Dod & Martha Luther ... mar.
" Nov. 27. Grace Pierce ... bur.
1722, April 22. Mary Turner ... bur.
" Sept. 11. Thomas, s. of John & Anne Williams ... bap.
" Oct. 7. William, s. of John & Martha Dod ... bap.
" Nov. 11. John Lucas ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Elizabeth, d. of Tho. & Phebe Lucas ... bap.
1723, May 6. Richd Newell & Sarah Perks ... mar.
" May 12. William, s. of Mr. George Bowdler & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Dec. 28. Elizabeth, d. of John Parry ... bap.
" Dec. 29. Catherine, d. of Samuel & Mary Bowdler bap.
" Feb. 9. Thomas, s. of Richd & Sarah Newell ... bap.
" Mar. 13. Peter, s. of John & Mary Botfield ... bap.
" Mar. 23. Peter, s. of John & Mary Botfield ... bur.

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1724, June 6. Thomas, s. of Mr. George Bowdler & Eliz. ... bap.
" Aug. 15. Mary Salloway ... bur.
" Dec. 8. Thomas Walker ... bur.

[The oldest book ended in 1724, but six parchment leaves have been fastened to it containing the entries till 1771. They are very neatly entered in clear handwriting.]

1725, May 5. William, s. of William Lewcas ... bap.
" June 3. Anne, d. of John & Anne Wilden ... bap.
" Jan. 7. James, s. of James & Anne Pealin ... bap.
" Feb. 7. Joan, d. of Joan Moil (a base child) ... bap.
1726, Oct. 21. Richard, s. of Richard & Mary Worton ... bap.
" Nov. 1. Peter, s. of John & Mary Bodfield ... bap.
" Nov. 10. Christian, d. of Edwd & Mary Luther ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Margaret Lewcas ... bur.
" Dec. 27. Richd, s. of Richd & Sarah Newell ... bap.
" Jan. 5. Anne Sherry ... bur.
" Feb. 14. Josuah Ancox & Margaret Everall ... mar.
" Mar. 12. Tho., s. of Thomas & Pheby Lewcas ... bap.
1727, May 6. Edward Robarts & Anne Robarts ... mar.
" Aug. 4. George, s. of Mr. George Bowdler & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Oct. 22. Hannah, d. of John & Susan Perry ... bap.
" Nov. 8. John Luter ... bur.
" Nov. 15. Tomas, s. of John & Martha Dod ... bap.
" Mar. 18. The Revd Mr. John Robins, Rector of this Parish ... bur.
1728, April 12. Thomas Poston, junr ... bur.
" May 20. Madam Mercy Pope ... bur.
" Sept. 4. Thomas Poston, senr ... bur.
" Sept. 6. John, s. of Mr. George Bowdler & Elizabeth ... bap.
" Jan. 14. William Lucas ... bur.
" Mar. 7. Anne Sankey ... bur.
" Dec. 1. Mary, d. of John & Anne Wilding ... bap.
1729, Sept. 9. Roger, s. of Richard & Sarah Newell (born Sept. 3) ... bap.
1730, May 18. Richard Spenser, of Haberley, & Mary Lewis ... mar.
" June 20. Edward, s. of Edward & Mary Lewter ... bap.

260

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1730, Jan. 11. Mary, d. of John & Susan Perry ... bap.
1731, Aug. 9. Sarah, w. of Thomas Perks ... bur.
1732, May 14. Thomas, b. s. of Elizabeth Turner ... bap.
" July i. Richard, s. of David & Anne Samuel ... bap.
" Aug. 20. Mary, d. of John & Martha Dod ... bap.
" Dec. 14. Esther, d. of John & Susan Perry ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Bromwich Pope, esqr ... bur.
1733, July 13. Phoebe, the w., & Elizabeth, the d. of Thomas Lucas ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Mary, w. of Edward Lewter ... bur.
" Nov. 1. Sarah, d. of Richard & Sarah Newell ... bap.
" Feb. 15. Mary, w. of John Botfield ... bur.
1734, May 23. Anne, d. of Thomas Lucas ... bur.
" July 16. John, s. of Edward & Mary Lewter ... bap.
" Aug. 25. Thomas, s. of David & Anne Samuel ... bap.
" Sept. 22. Anne, w. of David Samuel ... bur.
" Nov. 10. Anne, d. of John & Susan Perry ... bap.
" Dec. 1. Katherine, w. of Richard Harington ... bur.
" Jan. 18. Hannah Perry, wid. ... bur.
" Feb. 23. Elizabeth, d. of Samuel Harris, junr, & Katherine his w. ... bap.
1735, July 22. Thomas, s. of Richard & Sarah Colebarne ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Thomas Rogers ... bur.
" Nov. 9. Sarah, d. of Edward & Mary Lewter ... bap.
" Dec. 26. John Poston ... bur.
" Mar. 9. Evan, s. of David & Elizabeth Samuel ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Richard, s. of John & Elizabeth Broom ... bap.
1736, Oct. 8. Mary Colebarne, wid. ... bur.
" Oct. 11. John, s. of John & Susan Perry ... bap.
" Nov. 14. Elizabeth, d. of Edward & Mary Lewter ... bap.
" Nov. 24. The same Elizabeth ... bur.
" Jan. 9. Anne, d. of Joseph & Sarah Cook ... bap.
" Jan. 16. Elizabeth, b. d. of Elizabeth Turner ... bap.
" Feb. 22. Thomas, s. of Richard & Sarah Colebarne ... bur.
1737, April 11. Mary, d. of Richard & Sarah Newell ... bap.
" April 29. Richard Colebarne ... bur.
" Sept. 8. Richard, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Lucas ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Richard, s. of Samuel Harris, junr, & Katherine ... bap.
" Dec. 7. Mary, d. of Edward & Mary Lewter ... bap.

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18 Shropshire Parish Registers. [1738

1738, July 27. Richard Dod, of Church Stretton, & Martha Butler ... mar.
1739, Nov. 27. Richard Broom, of St. Chadd in Salop, & Alice Barklam .., ... mar.
1740, June 11. Samuel Harris ... bur.
" Aug. 20. Susan, w. of James Botfield, of All Stretton ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Christian, d. of Edward Luther & Mary his late wife ... bur.
1741, June 27. Joseph Pigg, of Betchcott, in p. of Smethcott ... bur.
" Feb. 3. Mary, d. of Richard & Anne Horton ... bap.
1742, April 19. Timothy Charlton ... bur.
" April 23. Anne, w. of Richard Barklam ... bur.
" June 26. Thomas Perks ... bur.
" July 12. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Broom ... bap.
" Aug. 29. Thomas, s. of John & Margaret Harris ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Mrs. Mary Robins, wid. ... bur.
1743, May 5. Mary Poston, wid. ... bur.
" May 16. Jane, w. of William Coleburn ... bur.
" May 25. William Coleburn ... bur.
1744, April 8. Mary, d. of John & Margaret Harris ... bap.
" April 27. Thomas Poundley & Sarah Preece ... mar.
" Nov. 3. William Rogers, of Smethcott, & Elizabeth Charlton ... mar.
" Mar. 22. William, s. of John & Hannah Kendrick ... bap.
1745, Mar. 29. Mary Wigley, wid. ... bur.
" Jan. 6. Elizabeth, d. of John & Margaret Harris ... bap.
" Feb. 10. Richard Harrington ... bur.
1746, Nov. 15. William Lucas, of Church Stretton ... bur.
1747, July 12. Anne, d. of Richard & Jane Dod ... bap.
" July 15. William, s. of Francis & Mary Everal ... bap.
1748, Oct. 17. Jeremiah Meddlicott ... bur.
" Dec. 10. William Baldwyn, of Church Stretton, & Margaret Egerton ... mar.
" Jan. 16. Mr. John Robins, p. of St. Chadd in Salop, & Mrs. Elizabeth Acton ... mar.
" Jan. 24. Roger Pope, esq. ... bur.
" Feb. 13. Mary Charlton, wid. ... bur.
1749, July 18. Hannah, w. of Thomas Holley, p. of Smethcott ... bur.
1750, Aug. 8. Elizabeth Harris, wid. ... bur.

262

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1750, Dec. 10. John Broom ... bur.
" Jan. 29. Thomas Holley, of Smethcott ... bur.
" Feb. 2. Richard Maynwaring ... bur.
1751, May 1. John Lewis & Elizabeth Davies ... mar.
" Aug. 21. John Botfield, the elder ... bur.
" Oct. 31. Thomas, s. of Mr. Thomas Bowdler & Martha ... bap.
1752, Jan. 2. Hannah Norgrave, p. of Holy Cross in Salop ... bur.
1753, April 23. Mary, d. of Francis & Martha Everall ... bap.
" July 25. Edward Mullard ... bur.
" Sept. 5. John, s. of Mr. Thomas Bowdler & Martha ... bap.
" Nov. 26. John, s. of Thomas Lucas, the younger, & Mary ... bap.
1754, April 1. Mrs. Catherine Pope ... bur.
" April 29. Thomas, s. of Samuel & Mary Duson ... bap.
1755, Oct. 23. William, s. of Mr. Thomas Bowdler & Martha ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Martha, d. of Francis & Martha Everall ... bap.
1756, Mar. 16. Thomas Lucas, the younger ... bur.
" April 5. John Perry, the elder ... bur.
" April 22. Richard Barklam ... bur.
" July 21. Anna Maria, d. of John & Anne Luther ... bap.
1757, Feb. 14. Richard Newel ... bur.
" Feb. 17. John Dodd ... bur.
" May 6. Sarah, d. of John & Anne Wilding ... bap.
" Nov. 18. Mary & Martha, daus. of Mr. Thomas Bowdler & Martha ... bap.
" Dec. 6. Anne Dod ... bur.
" Dec. 28. Richard, s. of Thomas & Sarah Wigley ... bap.
1758, Jan. 23. Martha, d. of Mr. Thomas Bowdler ... bur.
" Feb. 21. Anne, d. of Francis & Martha Everal ... bap.
" Nov. 6. William, s. of John & Mary Gardner ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Anne, d. of William & Mary Dodd ... bap.
" Nov. 24. Acton Lewis ... bur.
1759, Jan. 8. Edward, s. of John & Anne Luther ... bap.
" Jan. 29. Sarah Newel, the younger ... bur.
" Feb. 16. Margaret, d. of John & Anne Wilding ... bap.
" May 12. Elizabeth, w. of William Rogers ... bur.
" July 26. Sarah, d. of Edward & Mary Luther ... bur.

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1759, Aug. 19. Vincent, s. of Mr. Thos. Bowdler& Martha ... bap.
1760, Jan. 29. Margaret, d. of John & Anne Wilding ... bur.
" Feb. 26. John Wilding, the elder ... bur.
" Mar. 19. William, s. of John & Mary Gardner, p. of St. Chadds in Salop ... bur.
1761, Feb. 13. Mary, d. of William & Mary Dodd ... bap.
" Mar. 3. Sarah, d. of John & Anne Luther ... bap.
" Mar. 8. John, s. of John & Mary Gardner ... bap.
" April 2. Martha Dod, wid. ... bur.
" July 5. John, s. of Francis & Martha Everal ... bap.
" Oct. 18. Edward Luther ... bur.
1762, Sept. 24. Elizabeth, d. of John & Anne Wilding ... bur.
" Oct. 20. Sarah, d. of John & Anne Luther ... bur.
" Nov. 7. Thomas Lucas ... bur.
" Nov. 21. John Lucas ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Elizabeth Lucas ... bur.
" Dec. 27. William Lucas, p. of Church Stretton ... bur.
1763, May 23. Sarah, d. of John & Anne Luther ... bap.
" Aug. 2. Sarah Harris ... bur.
1764, Feb. 20. Margaret, d. of William & Mary Dodd ... bap.
" June 3. Mary, d. of Richard & Hannah Lucas ... bap.
" June 24. Hannah, d. of Peter & Anne Everall ... bap.
" Sept. 8. Jane, w. of John Gardner, p. of Church Stretton ... bur.
" Dec. 13. Robert, s. of Francis & Martha Everall ... bap.
1765, June 20. John Broom, p. of Lydbury North ... bur.
" June 22. Sarah, d. of Thomas & Mary Jones, p. of Leebotwood ... bur.
" Nov. 12. Mary, d. of John & Anne Luther ... bap.
1766, Jan. 12. Richard, s. of Peter & Anne Everall ... bap.
" Mar. 28. Martha Williams ... bur.
" Oct. 5. Sarah, d. of Richard & Hannah Lucas ... bap.
" Nov. 5. William, s. of William & Mary Dodd ... bap.
1767, Aug. 6. Alice, w. of Thomas Bishop ... bur.
" Oct. 11. Mary Luther, wid. ... bur.
1768, Feb. 7. Richard, s. of Humphrey & Martha Griffiths ... bap.
" May 15. John, s. of John & Anne Luther ... bap.
" Aug. 21. Mary, d. of Peter & Anne Everall ... bap.
[Entered out of place at the bottom of a page.]

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1771, Nov. 13. Martha & Margaret, twins, b. daughters of Mary Wilding ... bap.
" Nov. 17. Margaret, one of the aforesd twins ... bur.
1769, Oct. 28. Mary, d. of Peter & Anne Everall ... bur.
" Nov. 15. Richard, s. of Humphrey & Martha Griffiths ... bur.
" Nov. 20. The Revd Mr. Thos Bradburne, Rectr of this Parish ... bur.

All buried in Woollen. Affidavits brought in due time.

1770, Jan. 7. Susannah, d. of William & Mary Dodd ... bap.

G. Hodges was inducted into Rectory & Parish Church of Wolstaston Jan. 26, 1770, by Thos Mills, Rect., of Habberley.

1770, Aug. 20. Ann & Sarah, twin daughters of Peter & Ann Everall ... bap.
" Sept. 9. Mary, d. of Thomas & Jane Espley ... bap.
" Sept. 30. Elizabeth, d. of Humphrey & Martha Griffiths ... bap.
" Dec. 10. John Everall ... bur.

G. HODGES, Rector, JOHN BOTFIELD, Ch.Warden.

[G. Hodges signs as Rector till 1779.]

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VOLUME II.

Vol. II begins with the entry of the death of the Rev. Thomas Bradburne, and repeats the later entries of the older book.]

1771, Feb. 3. Thomas, s. of William & Hannah Banks ... bap.
" April 5. Jane, d. of Samuel & Mary Dodd ... bap.
" April 28. Richd, s. of Richd & Hannah Lucas ... bap.
" Aug. 11. Martha, d. of Thomas & Martha Tudor ... bap.
1772, Nov. 15. Richd Wilding ... bur.
" Nov. 17. Catherine, w. of Samuel Harries ... bur.
" Dec. 29. Susannah Parry, wid. ... bur.

All buried in Woollen. Affidavits in due time.
[This formula is repeated by Mr. Hodges each year till 1779.]

1773, Jan. 18. John, s. of James & Sarah Davies ... bap.
" Jan. 18. Thomas Charlton ... bur.
" Oct. 10. Mary, d. of John & Elizabeth Thomas ... bap.
1774, Sept. 11. Hannah, d. of James & Sarah Davies ... bap.
" Dec. 12. Mary, d. of Humphrey & Martha Griffiths ... bap.
1775, June 5. John, s. of Peter & Ann Everall ... bap.
" July 12. Sarah, w. of James Davies ... bur.
1776, Jan. 28. Etheldra, d. of Richd & Hannah Lucas ... bap.
" Mar. 31. John, base son of Hesther Perry ... bap,
" Mar. 21. Elisabeth, w. of John Phipps ... bur.
" April 5. Ann, d. of John & Elisabeth Thomas ... bap.
" July 24. Thos., s. of Thos. & Susannah Coles ... bap.
" Nov. 2. John Botfield ... bur.

PETER BOTFIELD, Ch. Warden.

1777, April 9. Hesther Perry, a pauper ... bur
" Feb. 9. Mary, d. of Richd & Martha Tomlins ... bap.
" Feb. 16. John, base son of Ann Revel ... bap.
" Feb. 16. Thos, s. of Peter & Ann Everall ... bap.
" July 20. Elisabeth, d. of John & Ann Clayton ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Richd, s. of Thos. & Elisabeth Evans ... bap.
1778, Sept. 15. Susannah, d. of John & Ann Pit ... bur.
1779, Jan. 1. John Phipps ... bur.
" Jan. 31. Alice, d. of Richd & Ann Dudley ... bur.

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1779, Jan. 31. Mary, base d. of Susan Weaver ... bap.
" Mar. 14. John, s. of Peter & Martha Clee ... bap.
" June 27. Robert, s. of John & Elisabeth Thomas ... bap.
" Oct. 3. John, s. of John & Jane Butter ... bap.
" Oct. 10. Martha, d. of Humphrey & Martha Griffiths ... bap.
" Oct. 10. Hannah, base d. of Ann Thomas ... bap.
" Nov. 7. Mary, w. of John Gardiner ... bur.

WM. OLIVERS, Ch. Warden.

Lewis Williams, Clerck, was inducted into the Rectory & Parish Church of Woolstaston May 26th, 1780, by Thos. Mills, Rector of Habberley.

1780, July 30. Robert, s. of Peter & Ann Everall ... bap.
" Sept. 24. Mary, d. of Peter & Martha Clee ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Catherine, d. of Thos. & Elizabeth Evans ... bap.
" Nov. 19. Rowland, s. of Edward & Eleanor Ellis ... bap.
1781, April 29. Jane Griffiths ... bur.
" June 10. John, s. of Humphrey & Martha Griffiths ... bap.
" Dec. 11. Mary, d. of Will.. & Eleanor Oliver ... bap.
1782, Jan. 27. Martha, d. of Matthew & Mary Morris ... bap.
" Feb. 24. Martha Swanock ... bur.
" Mar. 24. Richd Broome ... bur.
" Mar. 29. John, s. of Will. & Joice Rogers ... bap.
" Dec. 13. Willm, s. of Peter & Martha Clee ... bap.
" Dec. 18. Mary Dodd ... bur.
1783, Feb. 3. Benjamen, s. of Peter & Ann Everall ... bap.
" May 21. Mary Dodd, the younger ... bur.
" Nov. 9. Judy, d. of Hester Hartshorn ... bap.
1784, Jan. 18. John, s. of Willm & Eleanor Oliver ... bap.

LEWIS WILLIAMS, Rector. [He signs as Rector till 1807.]

" April 13. Thos., s. of Humphrey & Martha Griffiths ... bap.
" July 13. Catherine, d. of Peter & Ann Everal ... bap.
" July 18. Catherine Everall, infant ... bur.
" Sept. 19. John, s. of John & Elizabeth Thomas ... bap.

W. Wynne, Depy. Collr.
[W. Wynne signs the Register in 1785 & 1786.]

" Oct. 10. Ann, d. of Richd & Margaret Davies ... bap.
1785, Jan. 12. Mary Everall ... bur.
" Sept. 4. Margaret Dodd ... bur.

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1785, Dec. 15. Willm, s. of Willm & Sarah Cadwallader ... bap.
1786, Feb. 5. Sarah, d. of Richd & Margaret Davies ... bap.
" Mar. 22. Hannah, d. of Richd & Ann Dudley ... bap.
" Mar. 28. John Hughes, a pauper ... bur.
" June 4. Ann, d. of Peter & Martha Clee ... bap.
" Sept. 10. Richard, s. of Thos. & Mary Wigley ... bap.
" Sept. 20. Thomas Wigley ... bur.
" Oct. 9. Francis, s. of Peter & Ann Everal ... bap.
1787, Feb. 11. Ann, d. of Humphrey & Martha Griffiths ... bap.
" Nov. 11. Roseanna, d. of Willm & Hester Dodd ... bap.
" Dec. 2. Thos., s. of John & Ann Richards ... bap.
" Dec. 4. Thomas Richards, infant ... bur.
1788, Jan. 13. James Davies ... bur.
" Feb. 5. Martha Grainger ... bur.
" Feb. 24. Ann, d. of Willm & Eleanor Oliver ... bap.
" April 21. John Wilding ... bur.
" May 20. Elizabeth, d. of Willm & Anne Pinches ... bap.
" Nov. 19. Joseph, s. of John & Elizabeth Thomas ... bap.
1790, Mar. 18. John Studley, a pauper ... bur.
" Mar. 18. Richd, s. of Richd & Sarah Davies ... bap.
" April 13. William Dodd ... bur.
" May 17. Mary Lucas ... bur.
" May 18. Roseanna Dodd, a pauper ... bur.
" June 5. Elizabeth, d. of Peter & Martha Clee ... bap.
" Oct. 10. William, s. of William & Ann Pinches ... bap.
1791, Jan. 28. Nathan, s. of John & Elizabeth Thomas ... bap.
" Feb. 6. Nathan Thomas, infant ... bur.
" May 8. William Purslow, a pauper ... bur.
" Dec. 10. Sarah, d. of Richd & Sarah Davies ... bap.
1792, Mar. 11. Susannah, d. of Edward & Mary Everall ... bap.
" May 1. Richd, s. of John & Ann Wigley ... bap.
June 4. Humphrey Griffiths, a pauper ... bur.
" July 15. Sarah, d. of Elizabeth Griffiths ... bap.
1793, Jan. 7. Mary & Sarah Andrews, infants ... bur.
" May 12. William, s. of Willm & Eleanor Oliver ... bap.
" June 8. Samuel France, a pauper ... bur.
" Nov. 25. Peter Botville ... bur.
" Nov. 30. John Edwards ... bur.
1794, Jan. 8. Hannah, d. of John & Ann Wigley ... bap.
" Jan. 22. John, s. of Hester Dodd ... bap.

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1794, Mar. 23. Anne Wilding ... bur.
" May 9. Mary, d. of Richard & Sarah Davies ... bap.
" June 15. Ann, d. of Edward & Mary Everall ... bap.
" Oct. 1. Peter Everall ... bur.
1795, Jan. 18. Mary Griffiths, infant ... bur.
" Feb. 12. Thos., s. of Thos. & Mary Wigley ... bap.
" Oct. 25. Harriet, d. of Martha Davies ... bap.
" Nov. 8. James, s. of Mary Rawlins ... bap.
" Nov. 29. William, s. of Elizabeth Ward ... bap.
1796, Mar. 16. John, s. of John & Ann Wiglcy ... bap.
" Mar. 30. James Rawlins, infant ... bur.
" April 2. Thos., s. of Thos. & Pryscylla Heighway ... bap.
" Aug. 31. Thos., s. of Richard & Sarah Davies ... bap.
" Sept. 3. Thomas Davies, infant ... bur.
" Oct. 16. Hannah Maria, d. of Mary Hayman ... bap.
" Nov. 6. John, s. of Edward & Mary Everall ... bap.
" Nov. 12. Hannah Maria Hayman ... bur.
1797, Jan. 28. Cornelius, s. of Jane France ... bap.
" Feb. 21. Sarah Davies ... bur.
" Aug. 29. Edward, s. of Thos. & Mary Wigley ... bap.
1798, Jan. 14. Martha Bowen, infant ... bur.
" Jan. 19. Thos., s. of & Eleanor Oliver ... bap.
" Feb. 3. Henry, s. of John & Ann Wigley ... bap.
" Mar. 25. Robert, s. of Thos. & Pryscylla Heighway ... bap.
" Dec. 3. Richd, s. of Richd & Martha Dudley ... bap.
1799, Feb. 1. James, s. of Mary Dewin ... bap.
" May 14. Joseph, s. of Willm & Eleanor Oliver ... bap.
" May 4. Richd, s. of William & Mary Postone ... bap.
" May 19. Richard Postone, infant ... bur
" Aug. 13. Richard Dodd ... bur.
" Oct. 19. Sarah, d. of Richard & Ann Everall ... bap.
" Dec. 22. Ann, d. of Richard & Elizabeth Painter ... bap.
1800, Jan. 4. John, s. of Benjamin & Hannah Everall ... bap.
" Feb. 2. Eleanor, d. of John & Mary Cope ... bap.
" Feb. 14. Richard Wigley ... bur.
" April 21. Sarah, d. of Thos. & Pryscylla Heighway ... bap.
" Dec. 7. Jeremiah, s. of Jane Tayler ... bap.
1801, April 5. Mary Wilks, d. of Rebecca Postone ... bap.
" June 18. Samuel Dodd ... bur.
" Aug. 23. Ann, d. of John & Ann Wigley ... bap.

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1801, Sept. 7. Ann, d. of Richard & Ann Everall ... bap.
" Sept. 9. John, s. of Martha Edwards ... bap.
" Oct. 28. Ann Davies ... bur.
" Nov. 18. Eliza, d. of Richd & Martha Dudley ... bap.
1802, Feb. 9. Richard Griffiths ... bur.
" Feb. 14. Sarah, d. of Joseph & Sarah Morris ... bap.
" April 18. Sarah, d. of John & Elizabeth Bowen ... bap.
" April 18. Hannah Speak, infant ... bur.
" April 10. Sarah, d. of Benjamin & Hannah Everall ... bap.
" May 23. Maria Wigley, infant ... bur.
" Sept. 4.. Edy, d. of Thos. & Pryscylla Heighway ... bap.
" Nov. 26. John, s. of Elizabeth Powel, by JohnElson, of Shiffnal ... bap.
1803, April 8. William Roberts ... bur.
" April 24. Sarah France ... bur.
" May 24. Jeremiah Tayler ... bur.
" Aug. 23. Richard, s. of Richard & Ann Everall ... bap.
1804, Aug. 6. Robert, s. of Mary Oliver ... bap.
" Oct. 26. Thos., s. of John & Ann Wigley ... bap.
" Nov. 2. Mary Carrington ... bur.
" Dec. 17. Edward, s. of Joseph & Sarah Morris ... bap.
1805, April 28. William, s. of Thomas & Ann Bowen ... bap.
" May 3. William, s. of Thos. & Pryscylla Heighway ... bap.
" June 21. William Oliver, ag'd 90 ... bur.
" Aug. 4. Mary, d. of William & Mary Parry ... bap.
" Sept. 5. Elizabeth, d. of Richard & Ann Everall ... bap.
" Dec. 5. Ann Oliver, widow ... bur.
1806, Jan. 29. Samuel, s. of Francis & Jane Coles ... bap.
" Mar. 2. Sarah, d. of Thos. & Ann Pryse ... bap.
" Mar. 21. Joseph, s. of John & Mary Cope ... bap.
" June 23. John, s. of Joseph & Martha Brown ... bap.
" Nov. 16. Sarah, d. of John & Ann Wigley ... bap.
1807, May 12. Peter Clee ... bur.
" Aug. 6. Pryscylla,d.of Thos. &Pryscylla Heighwar ... bap.
" Aug. 23. Mary, d. of Thomas & Ann Bowen ... bap.
" Nov. 22. Martha, d. of Francis & Jane Coles ... bap.
1808, Mar. 20. Ann, d. of William & Mary Parry ... bap.
" May 25. The Revd Lewis Williams, Rector of Woolstaston, was ... bur.
[This is written on an elaborate scroll.]

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1808, Nov. 29. Joseph Carrington, aged 70 years ... bur.
" April 27. William Evans, pauper, by Rev. Mr. Williams ... bur.
1809, Feb. 26. John, s. of John & Ann Wigley ... bap.
" May 14. William Heighway, of Picklescott, a non-parishioner, aged 50 years ... bur.
" Sept. 29. Elizabeth, d. of William & Mary Parry ... bap.
1810, Feb. 16. Richard, s. of Thomas & Sarah Hancox, priv. ... bap.
" July 2.9. Ann, d. of Thomas & Ann Bowen, chr. & ... bap.
" Oct. 17. Hannah Lucas (the clerk's wife), aged 77 years ... bur.

Copied thus far.

1811, Mar. 3. Mary, d. of Wm & Jane Clee ... bap.
" Mar. 11. Richard, s. of Thomas & Priscilla Heighway ... bap.
" April 28. Thomas, s. of William & Mary Chidley ... bap.
" May 30. Benjamin, s. of John & Ann Wigley, of Tanners Mill, priv. ... bap.
" June 13. William, s. of John & Margarett Olivers, priv. ... bap.
1812, Jan. 12. Sarah, d. of John & Ann Wigley ... bur.
" Jan. 31. Elizabeth Poston, from Wolstaston Summerhouse, aged 75 ... bur.
" July 12. Ann Everall, from Trantums Copy, Smethcote Common, aged 68 ... bur.
" Sept. 8. Thomas & John, sons of Thomas Bowen, senr., & Ann his w., of the Walk-mills, priv. ... bap.
" Sept. 27. Thomas, the eldest twin s. of Thos. & Ann Bowen, of the Walk-mills ... bur.
" Oct. 28. Ann, d. of Edwd & Ann Chidley, of Pensilvania, aged 1 days ... bur.
" Nov. 27. Catherine, a base - born child of Ann Wilkinson's, by the reputed father Richard Wigley, junr., aged 3 weeks ... bur.

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VOLUME III.

WOLSTASTON MARRIAGE REGISTER, 1755.

1755, June 15, 22, 29. Banns published between Richard Pugh, of W., & Margaret Cowley, of Shawbury. THO. BRADBURNE, Rectr.
" Dec. 13. Thomas Bishop & Alice Wilding, both sojourners in W. Witnesses: Tho. Bowdler, John Parry. THO. BRADBURNE, Rectr. [He signs till 1769.]
1756, Dec. 31. Richard Corfield, of Church Stretton, bach., & Elizabeth Broom, wid., lic. W.: Abigail Hudson, Richard Lucas.
1758, Jan. 1. John Gardner, of Leebotwood, widr., & Mary Luther (with consent of her parents). W.: Richard Lucas, Edward Cooper.
1763, July 17. Richard Lucas & Hannah Hammonds, lic. W.: William Everall, Charles Wood.
1765, May 4. John Reynolds, of Lebotwood, & Anne Baldwyn. W.: Richard Lucas, William Reynolds.
1767, May 3, 10, 17. Banns published between Humphrey Griffiths, of W., & Martha Dodd, of Church Stretton.
1771, May 21. John Pitt, of W., & Alice Rogers, of Church Stretton. G. HODGES, Rectr. [He signs till 1778.] W.: John Rogers, Richd Lucas.
1772, Oct. 28. John Thomas, of Smethcott, dyer, & Elizabeth Edwards, sp. W.: Richard Lucas, John Edwards.
1773, May 9, 16, 23. Banns published between William Langford, of W., & Mary Burges, of Rushbury.
" June 22. John Smith, of Wenlock, & Mary Peate. W.: Henry Harrington, Richard Lucas.
1777, May 6. Thomas Rogers, of Ch. Stretton, taylor, & Margaret Davis, sp. W.: John Rogers, Richard Lucas.

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1778, April 6. Richd Dudley, labourer, & Ann Wilding, sp. W.: William Kenworthy, Richard Lucas.
1781, Jan. 29. Thomas Perkin & Mary Jones. LEWIS WILLIAMS, Rector. [he signs till 1808.] W.: Peter Everall, Richard Lucas.
" April 24. William Rogers & Joyce Clayton. W.: John Clayton, Sarah Powell.
" Oct. 7, 14, 21. Banns published between James Blick & Ann Dod.
1783, Sept. 4. Thomas Griffiths & Mary Luther. W.: Wm Oliver, Richard Lucas.
1784, Nov. 28. John Thomas, of Smethcote, & Ann Evans, lic. W.: William Oliver, Richard Lucas.
1785, April 27. Richard Painter & Elizabeth Rawlings. AV.: Richard Lucas, Hannah Lucas.
1787, April 10. John Richards & Ann Williams. W.: James Davis, Richard Lucas.
" June 3. William Pinches, of Smethcott, & Ann Bowdler. W.: John Wilding, Margaret Watkies.
" Sept. 2. William Jefferson & Ann Revel. W.: Ann Abrahams, Richard Lucas.
1788, July 30. Richard Newell & Mary Wigley. W.: John Wigley, Richard Lucas.
1789, April 21. Richd Steenton & Jane Beadowe. W.: John Garbett, Eliza. Garbett.
" April 24. Charles Carrington & Ann Davies. W.: Willm Harries, Richard Lucas.
" May 11. Richd Davies, of Leebotwood, & Sarah Wilding. W.: Peter Everall, Richard Lucas.
" May 24. Charles Rogers & Eleanor Holmes. W.: John Pearce, Richard Lucas.
1791, Feb. 2. John Wigley & Ann Everall. W.: Richard Everall, Hannah Everall.
" Mar. S. William Heighway & Hannah Everall, lic. THOS. MILLS, Minister. W.: Richard Everall, Richard Lucas.
1792, Aug. 30. Richard Heighway, of W., & Mary Glover, of Smethcote, lic. W.: Tho. Heighway, Priscilla Glover.

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1792, Sept. 3. James Davies, & Mary Edwards. W.: Charles Carrington, Richard Lucas.
1793, May 16. Isaac France & Hannah Davies. W.: Charles Carrington, Richard Lucas.
1799, June 27. Miles Barber, of Pontesbury, & Mary Rogers. W.: William Lewis, Elizabeth Rogers.
1804, July 9. Thomas Bowen & Ann Roberts. W.: Mary Clee, John Evans.
" Aug. 27. Morris Richards, of Smethcott, & Ann Smith. W.: Humphrey James, Martha Jones.
1805, Nov. 11. Francis Coles & Jane Tayler. W.: Charles Carrington, Richd Lucas.
1806, May 13. William Jones, of Leebotwood, and Elizabeth Higs. W.: Job Hughes, Ann Hodges.
1810, May 10. Edward Chidley & Ann Hodges. [The next four entries are signed by] WM C. CURTIS, Curate. W.: William Chidley, Richard Lucas.
" Aug. 14. William Chidley, & Mary Bowen. W.: John Bowen, Richard Lucas.

Copied thus far and sent in Jan. 22.

1811, Jan. 21. John Oliver, of Church Stretton, & Margaret Medlicott. W.: William Jons, Rich. Lucas.
" Nov. 11. Thomas Jones & Elinor Wigley. W.: John Roberts, Rich. Lucas.

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