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Guide to Market Drayton, Shropshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
DRAYTON-IN-HALES, or Market-Drayton (St.Mary), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, chiefly in the Drayton division of the hundred of North Bradford, N. division of the county of Shropshire,but partly in the N. division of the hundred of Pirehilland of the county of Stafford; comprising the townships of Betton, Drayton Magna and Parva, Longslow,Sutton, and Woodeaves, in Shropshire; and Almington, and Bloore-in-Tyrley with Hales, in Stafford. 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Drayton in Hales St Mary Ancient parish includes Tyrley township in Staffordshire
Market Drayton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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|MARKET DRAYTON PARISH Online Records|
Staffordshire Record Office has no holdings for the parish.
Hales Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1857-1865, 1867 Marr none Bur 1857-1862 Earlier years may be found in Market Drayton Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1681-1872 Marr 1681-1858 Bur 1681-1876
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474579. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Shropshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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