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Holy Cross Church at Bobbington, Staffordshire
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Bobbington is an Ecclesiastical Parish partly in Shropshire and partly in Staffordshire; Created in 1726 from a chapelry in Claverley Ancient Parish.

Parish church: Holy Cross

Parish registers begin: 1571

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Bobbington, a parish in the district of Wolverhampton, and counties of Stafford and Salop; 3½ miles W of the river Stour and the Stafford and Birmingham canal, 4½ miles E by N of Hampton-Loade r. station, and 8 WNW of Stourbridge. It includes the hamlet of Halfpenny-Green; and its Post Town is Enville, under Stourbridge. Acres, 2,676. Real property, £4,130. Pop., 431. Houses, 87. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £97. Patron, W. Whitmore, Esq. The church is good. An endowed school has £42, and other charities £31.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bobbington, a parish in the union of Seisdon, partly in the hund. of Brimstrey, county of Salop, and partly in the southern division of the hund. of Seisdon, county of Stafford; 8½ miles south-west of Wolverhampton, and 3½ west of the Stafford and Birmingham canal. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Chester, a peculiar of the yearly value of £97. Patron, in 1835, T. Whitmore, Esq. Here is a school for 20 boys and 12 girls, founded and endowed with £1,400, by Hannah Cobbett, in 1792. There are also a daily-school, containing 33 pupils, and two Sunday schools. Pop , in 1801, 381; in 1831, 429. Houses 82. Acres 2,320. A. P. £4,025. Poor rates, in 1837, £187.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

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Poll Book 1865, Bobbington Shropshire

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  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wolverhampton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Royal Peculiar of Bridgnorth
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Bridgnorth
  • Poor Law Union: Seisdon
  • Hundred: Brimstree
  • Province: Canterbury