Dodington, Shropshire Genealogy
Guide to Dodington, Shropshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Whitchurch Incorp|
|Parish registers: None|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Rural Deanery||Market Drayton|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Shropshire Record Office|
DODINGTON, a township and a chapelry in Whitchurch parish, Shropshire, within a half mile of Whitchuch. The church was a chapel of ease, dedicated to St Catherine's and was constructed in 1836. 
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. Registration Districts covering this area of Shropshire, included:
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.
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 474589.
Indexes to some Censuses may be searched at FamilySearch. Click "Records Collections".
Maps and Gazetteers
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Poor Law Unions
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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