Ford Shropshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1569
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ford

  • Cardeston
  • Shrawardine
  • Montford
  • Alberbury
  • Shrewsbury St Alkmund
  • Pontesbury
  • Westbury

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FORD, a parish, a division, and a hundred in Salop. The parish is in Atcham district; lies on the river Severn, near Watling-street, 3½ miles S of Baschurch r. station, and 5½ W by N of Shrewsbury; and has a post office under Shrewsbury. Acres, 1,773. Real property, £4,385. Pop., 351. Houses, 81. The property is much sub-divided. Ford House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £91. Patron, J. Naylor, Esq. The church is ancient; contains a carved screen and an old font; and was recently in bad condition.-The division is part of the hundred, and contains four parishes and parts of four others. Acres, 22,508. Pop. in 1851, 4,405. Houses, 885. -The hundred contains also Pontesbury division. Acres, 33,970. Pop. in 1861, 7,767. Houses, 1,531.

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

Ford, a parish in the hund. of Ford, union of Atcham, county of Salop; 5¾ miles west by north of Shrewsbury, and south of the Severn. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £6 13s. 4d.; gross income £92. Patron, in 1835, W. E. Tomline, Esq. Here are a daily and a Sunday school. Acres 2,140. Housos 41. A. P. £3,229. Pop., in 1801, 349; in 1831, 263. Poor rates, in 1838, £78 7s

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Ford. A parish in the Ford division of the hundred of Ford, a curacy remaining in charge, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Pontesbury, and archdeaconry of Salop. 39 houses, 212 inhabitants. 5 miles 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

The registers of Ford, Shropshire. 1569-1812

Transcribed and ed. by Miss. H.M. Auden.

Published 1900 by Priv. Print. for the Shropshire Parish Register Society in London

The registers of Ford, Shropshire. 1569-1812 –


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

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