Shropshire Genealogy

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Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county of [[England]] along its border with [[Wales]]. Traditionally the county was bounded by the English counties of [[Cheshire]]; [[Staffordshire]]; [[Worcestershire]] and [[Herefordshire]]; and the historic Welsh counties of [[Denbighshire]]; [[Flintshire]]; [[Montgomeryshire]] and [[Radnorshire]].
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Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, although it also played an important role in the Industrial Revolution.
 
  
The county town is the history town of '''Shrewsbury''', although the new town of '''Telford''', built around the towns of Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, is the largest town in the county.
 
  
Much of Shropshire was previously within Wales, and formed the eastern part of the ancient Kingdom of Powys. It was annexed to Saxon '''Mercia''' by King Offa in the eighth century.
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Motto: '''''Floreat Salopia''
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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Ironbridge.png|thumb|250px|Ironbridge in the Severn Valley]] Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county of [[England]] along its border with [[Wales]]. Traditionally the county was bounded by the English counties of [[Cheshire]]; [[Staffordshire]]; [[Worcestershire]] and [[Herefordshire]]; and the historic Welsh counties of [[Denbighshire]]; [[Flintshire]]; [[Montgomeryshire]] and [[Radnorshire]].
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Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, although it also played an important role in the Industrial Revolution.
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The county town is the history town of '''Shrewsbury''', although the new town of '''Telford''', built around the towns of Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, is the largest town in the county.
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Much of Shropshire was previously within Wales, and formed the eastern part of the ancient Kingdom of Powys. It was annexed to Saxon '''Mercia''' by King Offa in the eighth century.
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Motto: '''''Floreat Salopia'''''
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*'''Browse by Topic''': [[:Category:Shropshire|All pages for Shropshire]]  
 
*'''Browse by Topic''': [[:Category:Shropshire|All pages for Shropshire]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Gazeteer 1870]]
 
*[[Shropshire Gazeteer 1870]]
  
==Jurisdictions==
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== Jurisdictions ==
*[[Shropshire Hamlets|Hamlet]]
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*[[Shropshire Parishes|Parish]]: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England
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*[[Shropshire Hamlets|Hamlet]]  
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*[[Shropshire Parishes|Parish]]: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England  
 
*[[Shropshire Hundreds|Hundred]]: a group of two or more parishes  
 
*[[Shropshire Hundreds|Hundred]]: a group of two or more parishes  
 
*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish  
 
*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish  
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*[[Shropshire Poor Law Unions|Poor Law Union]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Poor Law Unions|Poor Law Union]]  
 
*Archdeaconry  
 
*Archdeaconry  
*[[Shropshire Dioceses|Diocese]]
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*[[Shropshire Dioceses|Diocese]]  
 
*County
 
*County
  
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== Did you know? ==
*The world's first bridge to be made out of cast iron was built across the River Severn at '''Ironbridge''' in 1779.
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*Charles Darwin, the eminent naturalist, was born in '''Shrewsbury''' in 1809.
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*The world's first bridge to be made out of cast iron was built across the River Severn at '''Ironbridge''' in 1779.  
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*Charles Darwin, the eminent naturalist, was born in '''Shrewsbury''' in 1809.  
 
*Cadfael (or ''Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd''), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at '''Shrewsbury'''.
 
*Cadfael (or ''Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd''), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at '''Shrewsbury'''.
  
==Things you can do==
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== Things you can do ==
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*Visit the [http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf Shropshire Archive] in Shrewsbury.
 
*Visit the [http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf Shropshire Archive] in Shrewsbury.
  
==Useful websites==
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== Useful websites ==
*[http://www.sfhs.org.uk/ Shropshire FHS]
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*[http://www.users.waitrose.com/~coxfamily/ Shropshire Nonconformist Chapels]
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*[http://www.sfhs.org.uk/ Shropshire FHS]  
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*[http://www.users.waitrose.com/~coxfamily/ Shropshire Nonconformist Chapels]  
 
*[http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/ Ironbridge Gorge Museum]
 
*[http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/ Ironbridge Gorge Museum]
  
 
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Ironbridge in the Severn Valley
Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county of England along its border with Wales. Traditionally the county was bounded by the English counties of Cheshire; Staffordshire; Worcestershire and Herefordshire; and the historic Welsh counties of Denbighshire; Flintshire; Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire.

Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, although it also played an important role in the Industrial Revolution.

The county town is the history town of Shrewsbury, although the new town of Telford, built around the towns of Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, is the largest town in the county.

Much of Shropshire was previously within Wales, and formed the eastern part of the ancient Kingdom of Powys. It was annexed to Saxon Mercia by King Offa in the eighth century.

Motto: Floreat Salopia

Featured content

Jurisdictions

Did you know?

  • The world's first bridge to be made out of cast iron was built across the River Severn at Ironbridge in 1779.
  • Charles Darwin, the eminent naturalist, was born in Shrewsbury in 1809.
  • Cadfael (or Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at Shrewsbury.

Things you can do

Useful websites