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Parish Registers

Images of Shropshire's parish registers are available online at findmypast.

A guide published in 1902 (available online) details records that survive parish-by-parish in Shropshire.

Internet Archive and Mel Lockie website (both free) include transcripts of many of Shropshire's parish registers.

Baptisms

36,339 Shropshire entries are included in England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Coverage.[1]

Marriages

74% of Shropshire's parishes are indexed in Joiner's Marriage Index (£).[2] Coverage.

55% of Shropshire's parishes are indexed in Boyd's Marriage Index (£). Coverage. Popular places to marry included the towns of Ludlow, Oswestry, and the Church of St Chad in Shrewsbury.[3]

10,566 Shropshire entries are included in England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940 at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Coverage.[4]

Parish Chest

Shropshire Parish Chest records available at the Family History Library (FHL)

See Wiki articles on Parish Chest records or English Poor Law pre-1834 for more information on what they are and what type of valuable information they contain.

These microfilms can be ordered through FamilySearch and delivered to a FamilySearch Center near your home.  

PARISH YEARS
Albrighton 1608-1866; 1663-1861
Adderley 1750-1888
Alberbury 1623-1861
Alveley 1535-1861
Ashford-Carbonell 1836-1927
Astley 1729-1863
Aston-Botterell 1807-1874
Atcham 1678-1925
Badger 1679-1850
Barrow 1848-1861
Baschurch 1687-1945
Beckbury 1744-1818; 1744-1902
Benthall 1848-1861
Berrington 1793-1861
Bishop's Castle 1728-1876
Bolas-Magna 1698-1854
Brace-Meole 1677-1868
Bridgnorth St. Leonard 1629-1896
Bridgnorth St. Michael's 1642-1879
Bridgnorth St. Mary Magdalene 1830-1861
Bromfield 1616-1853
Broseley 1848-1861
Buildwas 1848-1861
Burford 1756-1884
Cardeston 1715-1911
Cardington 1621-1861
Chelmarsh 1720-1861
Chetton 1599-1861
Childs-Ercall 1701-1878
Church Pulverbatch 1853-1966
Clee-St. Margaret 1756-1930
Cleobury-Mortimer 1690-1861
Clungunford 1608-1769
Condover 1577-1896
Coreley 1797-1871
Cound 1625-1861
Dawley Magna 1810-1854; 1848-1861
Diddlebury 1721-1879
Duddleston 1728-1861
Eaton-Constantine 1837-1848
Eaton-under-Heywood 1816-1872
Edgmond 1650-1857
Edstaston 1850-1861
Ellesmere 1685-1887
Ercall Magna 1685-1880
Ford 1724-1861
Habberley 1702-1809
Hadnall 1803-1861
Halford 1795-1861
Harley 1700-1893
Hodnet 1627-1904
Ightfield 1738-1861
Ironbridge 1848-1861
Kinlet 1713-1861
Kinnerley 1683-1861
Knockin 1845-1861
Lee-Brockhurst 1798-1855
Leighton 1798-1873
Linley 1848-1861
Little Wenlock 1654-1894; 1848-1861
Longdon-upon-Tern 1766-1874
Loppington 1710-1877
Ludlow 1464-1850
Madeley 1641-1861; 1848-1861
Mainstone 1685-1852
Market Drayton 1836-1867
Melverley 1726, 1742, 1757
Middle 1671-1920
Moreton Say 1695-1861
Much Wenlock 1848-1861
Munslow 1661-1709
Neen-Savage 1710-1864
Neenton 1820-1886; 1840-1862
Oswestry 1813-1861
Preston-on-the-Weald-Moors 1727-1891
Pitchford 1699-1782
Posenhall 1848-1861
Quatt 1670-1864
Rodington 1789-1890
Ryton 1687-1908; 1698-1837
Shrewsbury 1637-1791
Shrewsbury Holy Cross 1565-1861
Shrewsbury St. Alkmond's 1580-1914
Shrewsbury St. Chad's 1723-1868
Shrewsbury St. Julian's 1648-1824
Shrewsbury St. Mary's 1544-1912
Sidbury 1795-1861
St. Martin's 1751-1921
Stirchley 1725-1885; 1848-1861
Stockton 1590-1911
Stokesay 1663-1876
Sutton-Maddock 1668-1834
Tong 1630-1892
Uffington 1750-1855
Wem 1683-1926
Westbury 1659-1856
Wheathill 1797-1900
Whitchurch 1619-1864
Willey 1848-1861
Withington 1776-1872
Wollaston 1722-1848
Wrockwardine 1668-1901
Wroxeter 1683-1921

Additional Parish Chest records at the FHL

Shropshire Removal Orders 17th-19th centuries 942.45 W2s
Shropshire Settlement Certificates 942.45 N2s
Shropshire to Birmingham Settlement Certificates 1686-1757 942.45 D25s v. 11 pt. 3
Some Shropshire settlement examinations an alphabetical abstract 942.45 P3s

Nonconformists

Shropshire Nonconformist Chapels

  • Shropshire Parish Registers: Nonconformist and Roman Catholic Registers. 1922. Digitised by Internet Archive - free.

References

  1. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of the Joiner Marriage Index', The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 1 September 2013.
  3. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' British Origins, (Wayback Machine) accessed 31 August 2013.
  4. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.