Shawbury, Shropshire Family History Guide

Shawbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Acton Reynold, Besford, Wytheford Magna and Parva, Muckleton, Preston Brockhurst, and Egbolton.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1561

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Shawbury

  • Astley
  • Haughton Demesne
  • Stanton upon Hine Heath
  • Moreton Corbet
  • Lee Brockhurst
  • Rowton
  • Ercall Magna
  • Grinshill
  • Hadnall

Historical Descriptions

Shawbury

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Shawbury. co. Salop.

P.T. Shrewsbury (153) 7 m. NE. Pop. of Pa. 1133. Of To. 339.

A parish partly in Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford North and partly in the hundred of Pimhill; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry of Salop and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry; valued in K. B. 7l. 1s. 5½d.; church ded. to St. Mary; patron (1829) William Marvin, Esq.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. III; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Acton Reynald

Shropshire Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Acton-Reynold, a township in Shawbury parish, Salop; near the river Roden, 7 miles NNE of Shrewsbury. Pop., 159.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Acton-Reynold, 1½ m. N.W. Shawbury. P. 159

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Acton-Reynald, a township, in the parish of Shawbury, union of Wem, liberty of the borough of Shrewsbury, N. division of Salop, 7 ½ miles (N. N. E.) from Shrewsbury; containing 159 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.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

ACTON-REYNOLD, a township in the parish of Shawbury, Shropshire; 6½ miles north-east from Shrewsbury, on the road to Whitchurch. Pop., in 1801, 177; in 1831, 173. Houses 30. Acres 690. A. P. £1,442.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Acton Reynold. A township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury. 32 houses, 168 inhabitants. The seat of Andrew Corbett esq. 7 miles north-east by north 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

Besford

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Besford, a township in the parish of Shawbury, hund. of Pimhill, county of Salop. Pop., in 1821, 169; in 1831, 158. Houses 23. Acres 1,310.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Besford, 2½ m. N. Shawbury. P. 145

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Besford. A township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the hundred of Pimhill. 3 miles south-east of Wem.

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

Edgbolton

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Edgbolton, a township in Shawbury parish, Salop; near the river Roden, 6 ½ miles SE of Wem. It includes Muckleston and Great Witchford. Pop., 199. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Edgbolton, a township in the parish of Shawbury, county of Salop; 8 miles north-north east of Shrewsbury, on the eastern bank of the river Rodan. It includes Muckleston and Great Witchford. Houses 70. Pop., in 1811, 393; in 1831, 421. Other returns with the parish4).

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Edgebolton, co. Salop.

P. T. Shrewsbury (153) 8 m. NE b N. Pop. 457.

A township in the parish of Shawbury, and Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford((A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. III; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Great Wytheford

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Great Wytheford. A township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford, North. 7 miles north-east of Shrewsbury. The seat of Philip Charlton, Esq.

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

Muckleton

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Muckleton, a township in Shawbury parish, Salop; on the river Roden, 7 ½ miles NW of Wellington. Pop., 113.

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

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Muckleton. A township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford, North. 7 miles south-east of Wem.

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

Preston Brockhurst

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Preston Brockhurst. A township partly in the parish of Shawbury, and partly in the parish of Moreton Corbet, partly in the hundred of Pimhill, and partly in the Whitchurch division of Bradford, North. 3 miles south-east of Wem.

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

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wem
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Wem
  • Poor Law Union: Wem
  • Hundred: North Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury
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