Market Drayton, Shropshire Genealogy
Guide to Market Drayton, Shropshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Market Drayton, Shropshire|
|Poor Law Union||Market Drayton|
|Registration District||Market Drayton|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1682|
|Rural Deanery||Market Drayton|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Staffordshire Record Office|
DRAYTON-IN-HALES, or Market-Drayton (St.Mary), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, chiefly in the Drayton division of the hundred of North Bradford, N. division of the county of Shropshire, but partly in the N. division of the hundred of Pirehilland of the county of Stafford; comprising the townships of Betton, Drayton Magna and Parva, Longslow,Sutton, and Woodeaves, in Shropshire; and Almington, and Bloore-in-Tyrley with Hales, in Stafford. 
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.
Drayton in Hales St Mary Ancient parish includes Tyrley township in Staffordshire
Market Drayton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FMP = Shropshire Records (findmypast) - (£)|
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|MARKET DRAYTON PARISH Online Records|
|IGI||1742-1779, 1792-1872||1681-1837, 1855-1858|
Staffordshire Record Office has no holdings for the parish.
Hales Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1857-1865, 1867 Marr none Bur 1857-1862 Earlier years may be found in Market Drayton Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1681-1872 Marr 1681-1858 Bur 1681-1876
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.
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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 88-91. Date accessed: 30 June 2012.
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 22 April 2014.
- 'Shropshire Baptisms 1538-1900,' findmypast, accessed 28 April 2014.
- 'Shropshire Marriages 1538-1900,' findmypast, accessed 28 April 2014.
- 'Shropshire Burials 1538-1900,' findmypast, accessed 28 April 2014. Described as 'Drayton in Hales.'
- 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 13 September 2013.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Shropshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 24 April 2014.