Whixall, Shropshire Family History Guide

Whixall is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1776 from Prees Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1758

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Whixall

  • Tilstock
  • Edstaston
  • Wem
  • Bronington
  • Bettisfield

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Whixall, a chapelry in the parish of Prees, Whitchurch division of the hund. of Bradford, union of Wem, county of Salop ; 4 miles north by east of Wem, near the Ellesmere canal. Living, a perpetual curacy, subordinate to the vicarage of Prees. Here is an Independent church, formed in 1808. A few poor children are here taught on an endowment of £2 per annum. Acreage with the parish. Houses 186. Pop., in 1831, 957.

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

Parish Registers

The Register of Prees, Whixall Independent Chapel 1805-1823

Shropshire parish registers : Nonconformist and Roman Catholic registers (1903)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society; Evans, George Eyre; Fletcher, W. G. D. (William George Dimock), 1851-1935; Kinsella, William

Publisher: [London] : Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

The Register of Prees, Whixall Independent Chapel 1805-1823 – Archive.org

Photographs

 

Former chapel near Whixall, Shropshire
Former chapel near Whixall, Shropshire
Chapel for sale Small house that was a chapel for the Primitive Methodists, built in the 1860's.
Chapel for sale Small house that was a chapel for the Primitive Methodists, built in the 1860’s.
Welsh End Methodist Chapel, Whixall, Shropshire.
Welsh End Methodist Chapel, Whixall, Shropshire.

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wem
  • Probate Court: Court of the Prebend of Prees or Pipe Minor
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Market Drayton
  • Poor Law Union: Wem
  • Hundred: North Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury
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