Shropshire Genealogy

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*[[Shropshire Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
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*[[Shropshire Biography|Biography]]  
 
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*Charles Darwin, the eminent naturalist, was born in '''Shrewsbury''' in 1809.
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*Cadfael (or ''Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd''), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at '''Shrewsbury'''.
  
 
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[[Image:England-shropshire.png|thumb|right]] '''Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county in the lower western part of '''[[England|'''England''']]'''.''' <br><br>
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[[Image:England-shropshire.png|thumb|right]] '''Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county in the lower western part of '''[[England|'''England''']]'''.''' <br><br>  
 
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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See the [[Shrop Parishes|parishes]] of Shropshire.
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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]].  
 
__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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Motto: '''''Floreat Salopia'''''  
 
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]]
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See a list of [[Shropshire Parishes|parishes]] of Shropshire with links to articles.
  
 
*[[Shropshire Hamlets|Hamlet]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Hamlets|Hamlet]]  
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*[[Shropshire Dioceses|Diocese]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Dioceses|Diocese]]  
 
*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.
 
*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  ==
 
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*[http://www.users.waitrose.com/~coxfamily/ Shropshire Nonconformist Chapels]  
 
*[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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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.
England-shropshire.png
Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county in the lower western part of England.

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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


Research Tools

Jurisdictions

Parishes

See a list of parishes of Shropshire with links to articles.

Things you can do

Useful websites