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Preston Gubbals St Martin is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1746 from chapelry in Prees, Shropshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Merrington and Bomere Heath.
PRESTON-GUBBALS (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Atcham, liberties of the town of Shrewsbury, N. division of Salop, 4¾ miles (N.) from Shrewsbury; containing, with the township of Merrington, 388 inhabitants, of whom 200 are in Preston-Gubbals township. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the family of Jones: the tithes have been commuted for £167.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Preston Gubbals like this:
PRESTON-GUBBALS, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; adjacent to the Crewe and Shrewsbury and to the Shrewsbury and Oswestry railways, 1½ mile W of Hadnall r. station, and 4½ N of Shrewsbury. It contains the township of Merrington and the hamlet of Bomere-Heath; and has a post-office under Shrewsbury. Acres, 2, 281. Rated property, £2, 471. Pop. in 1851, 393; in 1861, 478. Houses, 106. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £129. Patron, Dowager Lady Tyrwhitt. The church is ancient; and there are an Independent chapel, and charities £5.
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.
Preston Gubbals parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|MLOC = Mel Lockie website - free|
|PRESTON GUBBALS PARISH (1601) Online Records|
Preston Gubbals Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1630-1868 Marr 1630-1837 Bur 1630-1867
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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 474591. 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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- ↑ A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 609-616. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51223 Date accessed: 13 May 2011.
- ↑ Shropshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 9 September 2013.
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