Whitton Shropshire Family History Guide

Whitton is a chapelry of Burford Ancient Parish in Shropshire.

Parish church: St Mary the Virgin

Parish registers begin: 1825

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Whitton

  • Knowbury
  • Caynham
  • Greete
  • Hope Bagot
  • Burford
Nave and west tower of the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Whitton, Shropshire
Photo of Nave and west tower of the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Whitton, Shropshire, seen from the southeast. by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Whitton, a township in the parish of Burford, hund. of Overs, union of Tenbury, county of Salop; 3½ miles north-west by north of Tenbury. Tithes of Whitton, with those of Vennington-Marsh and Wigmore, commuted in 1840; aggregate amount £324 17s. 5d. Acreage with the parish. Houses 14. A.P. £1,094. Pop., in 1801, 62; in 1831, 76. Poor rates, in 1838, £31 12s. See Burford.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

WHITTON, a township in the parish of BURFORD, hundred of OVERS, county of SALOP, 3½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Tenbury, containing 68 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Poll books

Whitton Shropshire Poll Book 1865

Directories

Burford (with Boraston, Whatmore, Nash, Tilsop, Weston, Whitton and Stoke) Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Tenbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Burford
  • Poor Law Union: Tenbury
  • Hundred: Overs
  • Province: Canterbury
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