Worthen Shropshire Family History Guide

Worthen is a parish, twelve miles south-west from Shrewsbury, in the hundreds of Chirbury and Ford, diocese of Hereford, archdeaconry of Ludlow, and rural deanery of Montgomery. It comprises the townships of Aston Pigot, Aston Rogers, Beachfield, Binweston, Brockton, Bromlow, Grimmer, Hampton, Leigh, Meadowtown, Rowley, and Walton. The townships of Hope, Habberley Office, Upper Heath, Nether Heath, and parts of Meadowtown and Bromlow, were separated from Worthen in 1860, to form the new ecclesiastical district of Hope. The area of the parish is 13,911 acres; and the population in 1901 was 2,243, of whom 1,223 persons are in the ecclesiastical district of Hope. The three Welsh townships of Leighton, Trelystan, and Rhos-goch, with 3,800 acres not included above, were separated and formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1853 under a Vicar, the Rector of Worthen remaining Rector of these townships.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Worthen

  • Minsterley
  • Chirbury
  • Wentnor
  • Alberbury
  • Pontesbury
  • Middleton
  • Shelve
  • Westbury
  • Ratlinghope
  • Habberley
  • Trelystan
  • Rhos-goch
Bridge over the Worthen Brook in Brockton village centre.
Bridge over the Worthen Brook in Brockton village centre. Attribution: John M / Bridge over the Worthen Brook / CC BY-SA 2.0

Historical Descriptions

Aston Pigot

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Aston-Pigott, 1 m. N. and included in Worthen

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Aston in Pigot. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury. 11 miles south-west 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

Aston Rogers

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Aston-Rogers, 1¼ mile N. and included in Worthen

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Aston Rogers. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury. 10 ½ miles south-west 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

Beachfield

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Beachfield. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury

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

Beachford

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Beachford. A township in the Parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury.

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

Brockton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Brockton. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury. 13 miles south-west 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

Bromlow

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Bromblow, or Bromlow, a quarter, in the parish of Worthen, hundred of Chirbury, S division of Salop; containing 468 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bromlow. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury. 51 houses, 317 inhabitants. 8 ½ miles north of Bishopscastle.

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

Bynweston

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Bing-Weston, a quarter in Worthen parish, Salop; 2 miles WSW of Worthen.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Byn Weston; or Bin Weston. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury. 23 houses, 155 inhabitants. 14 miles south-west 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

Grimmer

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Grimmer. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury. 12 miles south-west 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

Habberley Office

Shropshire Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Habberley-Office, a township in Worthen parish, Salop; 9 1/2 miles SW of Shrewsbury.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Habberley-Office, a township, in the parish of Worthen, hundred of Chirbury, S. division of Salop; containing 313 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Habberley Office. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the hundred of Ford

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

Heath Over

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Heath Over. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the hundred of Ford. 30 houses, 504 inhabitants.

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

Hope

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Hope. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury. 8 ½ miles north-east by north of Bishopscastle.

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

Meadow Town

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Meadow Town. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury.

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

Nether Heath

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Nether Heath. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the hundred of Ford.

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

Rewins Farm

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Rewins Farm. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury.

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

Rhos Goch

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Rhose Gough; or Rhos Goch. A township in the parish of Worthen, and in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury. 14 miles south-west 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 Registers

Worthen Parish Registers 1558-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. XI (1909)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore; 1907- W.G.D. Fletcher

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Worthen Parish Registers 1558-1812 – Archive.org

Administration

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