Oswestry, Shropshire

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Revision as of 13:12, 6 November 2013

England  Gotoarrow.png  Shropshire Gotoarrow.png Shropshire Parishes

A guide to genealogy in Oswestry, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.

Oswestry (Welsh: Croesoswallt) is a town of Shropshire, England. It is a former historic market town and stands on the border with Wales.

An historic image of Oswestry

Contents

Parish History

Historically the parish of Oswestry formed part of the Welsh Diocese of St. Asaph. However, following the disestablishment of the Anglican Church in Wales on 31 March 1920, it was transferred to the English Diocese of Lichfield.

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

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)
IARC = Internet Archive - free
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[1]
MLOC = Mel Lockie website - free
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
OSWESTRY PARISH (1558) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1558-1812

IARC 1558-1669
1558-1669
1558-1669
IARC 1669-1750
1669-1750
1669-1750
JOIN
1558-1812

MLOC 1558-1669
1558-1669
1558-1669
MLOC 1669-1727
1669-1727
1669-1750
MLOC 1727-1812
1727-1754

MLOC
1755-1812
1751-1812
PALL
1790-1812

Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1662-1860 Marr 1662-1837 Bur 1662-1860

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

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 474586.

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References

  1. Shropshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 9 September 2013.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.