Ruyton of the Eleven Towns, Shropshire Family History Guide

Ruyton of the Eleven Towns is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Ruyton in the Eleven Towns, Ruyton, Ruyton XI Towns

Other places in the parish include: Cotton, Eardiston, Shelvock, Wykey, Shotatton, Wikey, and Shelvocke.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1719

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Parishes adjacent to Ruyton of the Eleven Towns

  • Knockin
  • Little Ness
  • Baschurch
  • Great Ness
  • Hordley
  • West Felton

Historical Descriptions

Ruyton of the Eleven Towns

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RUYTON OF-THE-ELEVEN-TOWNS, a village and a parish in Oswestry district, Salop. The village stands on the river Perry, 2½ miles W by S of Baschurch r.station, and 10 N W of Shrewsbury; is thought, by manyantiquaries, to occupy the site of the Roman station Rutunium; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Shrewsbury, and fairs on the Monday before the April and Nov. fairs of Shrewsbury, and on 5 July. The parish contains also the townships of Cotton, Eardiston, Shelvock, Shotatton, and Wykey. Acres, 4, 698. Real property, £8, 501; of which £10 are in mines. Pop., 1, 200. Houses, 232. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Major Edwards. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £304. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was being restored in 1868. There are chapels for Independents and Primitive Methodists, and an endowed national school.

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

Eardiston

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Eardiston, a township in Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns parish, Salop; 8 1/2 miles NW of Shrewsbury. Pop., 160.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Eardiston. A township in the parish of Ruyton, and in the lower division of the hundred of Oswestry. 6 miles south-east of Oswestry.

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

Haughton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Haughton. A township in the parish of Ruyton of the Eleven Towns, and in the hundred of Oswestry.

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

Shelvock

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

SHELVOCK, a township in Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns parish, Salop; 9 ½ miles NW of Shrewsbury.

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

Wykey

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Wykey, a township in Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns parish, Salop; 6 ½ miles S of Ellesmere. Pop., 151.

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

Parish Registers

Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns Parish Registers 1719-1812

Shropshire Parish registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. V (1905)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns Parish Registers 1719-1812 – Archive.org

Directories

Eardiston Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Oswestry
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Ellesmere
  • Poor Law Union: Oswestry
  • Hundred: Oswestry
  • Province: Canterbury
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