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Guide to Weston under Redcastle, Shropshire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Weston under Redcastle, Shropshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Bradford
County Shropshire
Poor Law Union Wem PLU
Registration District Wem
Records begin
Parish registers: 1565; For more records see Hodnet
Bishop's Transcripts: 1679
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Market Drayton
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Shropshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

WESTON-UNDER-RED-CASTLE, a chapelry, in the parish of Hodnet, union of Wem, Drayton division of the hundred of North Bradford, N. division of Shropshire, 4 miles (E.) from Wem.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

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.

Church records

Weston under Redcastle parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)
FMP = Shropshire Records (FindMyPast) - (£)[2][3][4]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[6]
MLOC = Mel Lockie website - free
WESTON UNDER REDCASTLE PARISH (1565) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1574-1753

FMP Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
IGI 1565-1875
JOIN
1574-1753

MLOC 1565-1812
1574-1753
1565-1812

Residents solemnized marriages at Hodnet from 1753 to the present.

Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1679-1880 Marr 1679-1853 Bur  1679-1880

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non Conformist Churches

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474579.

Probate records

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Websites

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 524-527. Date accessed: 11 June 2012.
  2. 'Shropshire Baptisms 1538-1900,' FindMyPast, accessed 28 April 2014.
  3. 'Shropshire Marriages 1538-1900,' FindMyPast, accessed 28 April 2014.
  4. 'Shropshire Burials 1538-1900,' FindMyPast, accessed 28 April 2014.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Shropshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 21 April 2014.
  6. 'Shropshire Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 9 September 2013.

 

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