Edgton, Shropshire Family History Guide

Edgton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1722 from chapelry in Clun with Chapel Lawn Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Edgton, Brunslow and Horderley and Brunslow.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1722

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Edgton

  • Clunbury with Clunton
  • Hopesay
  • Wistanstow
  • Lydbury North
  • Horderley Hall

Historical Descriptions

Edgton

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Edgton, a parish in Clun district, Salop; near the river Onny, 4 ½ miles SE of Bishops-Castle, and 4 ¾ W by S of Marsh-Brook r. station. Post-town, Aston-on-Clun, Salop. Acres, 1,832. Real property, £1,950. Pop., 186. Houses, 42. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Hereford. Value, not reported. Patron, H. Saudford, Esq. The church is old but good.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Edgton. A parish in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow, a curacy not in charge, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Clun, and archdeaconry of Salop. 40 houses, 220 inhabitants. 4 ½ miles south-east 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

Brunslow

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Brunslow or Brownslow. A township in the parish of Edgton, and in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow. 3 ½ miles south-east 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

Hordesley

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Hordesley. An extra-parochial place, next to the parish of Edgton, in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow. Its population is reckoned to Edgton.

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

Edgton Parish Registers 1722-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. III (1903)

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

Edgton Parish Registers 1722-1812 – Archive.org

Poll Books

Edgton, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Administration

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