Preston Gubbals, Shropshire Family History Guide

Preston Gubbals is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1746 from chapelry in Prees Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Merrington and Bomere Heath.

Alternative names: Preston Gobalds

Parish church: St. Martin

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1601
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1630

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Protestant Dissenters, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

Preston Gubbals

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PRESTON-GUBBALS, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; adjacent to the Crewe and Shrewsbury and to the Shrewsbury and Oswestry railways, 1½ mile W of Hadnall r. station, and 4½ N of Shrewsbury. It contains the township of Merrington and the hamlet of Bomere-Heath; and has a post-office under Shrewsbury. Acres, 2,281. Rated property, £2, 471. Pop. in 1851, 393; in 1861, 478. Houses, 106. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £129. Patron, Dowager Lady Tyrwhitt. The church is ancient; and there are an Independent chapel, and charities £5.

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

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Preston Gobalds or Gubbalds. A parish in the liberties of Shrewsbury, a chapel, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 79 houses, 369 inhabitants. 4 ½ miles north of Shrewsbury.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Merrington

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Merrington. A township in the parish of Preston Gobalds, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury. 5 ½ miles north-west by north of Shrewsbury.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court – Preston Gobalds

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court – Preston Gubbals

Parish Registers

Preston Gubbals Baptisms 1795 to 1799

Preston Gubbals Baptisms 1800 to 1804

Preston Gubbals Baptisms 1805 to 1809

Preston Gubbals Baptisms 1810 to 1812

Preston Gobalds Marriages 1813 to 1837

Preston Gobalds Marriages 1755 to 1812

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Illustrations

Administration

County: Shropshire
Civil Registration District: Atcham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Wem
Poor Law Union: Atcham
Hundred: Albrighton Division
Province: Canterbury

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