Bayston Hill – Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871

Bayston Hill is an ecclesiastical parish, with Lythwood Hall and part of Pulley, formed in 1844 from the parish of St. Julian, Shrewsbury, and Condover; it is 150 miles from London and 2 ½ from Shrewsbury, in the Southern division of the county, Atcham union and Shrewsbury incorporation, and diocese of Lichfield.  Christ Church is a stone building in the Early English style.  The living is a vicarage, yearly value £140, with residence, in the gift of the vicar of St. Julian’s, Shrewsbury.  There are mixed school, endowed by the late Mrs. Flavel.  The Independents and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here.  William Henry Hornby and Charles Kinnersley, Esq., are the principal landowners.  The area is 540 acres, and the population in 1861 was 605.
Letters arrive through Shrewsbury at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 8-30 p.m.

Holder Thomas, esq. Bayston grove
Hornby Rev. Robert, The Vicarage
Price Mr. John, Oak villa
Scott William, esq. Lythwood hall
Davies John, Compasses inn
Edwards William, grocer and provision merchant
Fox William, farmer and stone quarry owner, Sharpstones
Groves Mary, farmer
Griffiths Samuel, parish clerk
Griffiths Thomas, butcher
Holbrook William, shopkeeper
Howells John, post office
Jones Edward, shopkeeper
Jones Edward, farmer, Bomere
Jones Charles, Fox inn
Mansell Job, beer retailer
Meddins Edward, farmer, Lythwood hall farm
Norris Mary, farmer, Pulley
Price George, well sinker
Webb George, shopkeeper

Source: Edward Cassey & Co’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871


3 thoughts on “Bayston Hill – Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871

  1. Thankyou for posting this. I have been researching my husband’s family and one of the residents you have listed here (William Edwards) is his great grandfather. William’s 9th child Sidney (10 altogether!) migrated to New South Wales Australia. There are so many Edward’s in the district it has proved impossible via the internet (we are in tropical North Queensland!) to sort out any family connections but… our next trip will be to investigate Shropshire!

  2. re edwards; shropshire, if you need rushton data, let me know, just had a scrounge on shropshire data, i have phillimores here ,contact me direct if you get stuck ….gillian…. in brisbane

    marty shergold

  3. of all the families named Edwards in Shropshire I have taken a sampling for you….. There are more headaches with this than you realise. I would start by downloading every Edwards on Genes Reunited census for Shropshire which on some pages is about 400 entries. I took one sampling Charles Edwards b 1816 in Market Drayton with wife Ellen b 1816 of Market Drayton had a daughter Mary b 1838 and a son John b 1840. In 1851 Charles is outlined as b 1815 Broadlane and Ellen b 1817 b Hales both at Market Drayton. The children are absent. In 1861 John is listed as b 1839 Market Bosworth ? . The bmd suggests Charles Edwards died JUn 1853 Market Drayton 6a535 and his daughter Mary marries Mt Drayton in Jun 1856 6a1305. When comparing this with I G I we find that every person named Charles from United States Lancashire and a ton of other places marries Ellen about 75 listed…. No details are mentioned on Mary not in birth or marriage…… So we do know from the outset Mary marries either Mr Richard Adams or Charles Boulton. Why have I done this? Simply to demonstrate your pain but Gillian you must work backwards with precision from the latest defined census finding each bmd as you go, there are 37000 listings on bmd alone for edwards family in Shropshire. Also noted was a large concentration of Edwards in Bermondsey, and USA. Good luck girl and hope the cyclones dont knock out your internet connection or your frustration blows the roof off. Marty

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