Edgmond, Shropshire Family History Guide

Edgmond is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire. Church Aston is a chapelry of Edgmond.

Other places in the parish include: Adney, Calvington, Caynton, Standford, Chetwynd Aston, Pickstock, Stamford, and Cherrington.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1669

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Edgmond

  • Bolas Magna
  • Kynnersley
  • Woodcote
  • Lilleshall
  • Church Aston
  • Ercall Magna
  • Child’s Ercall
  • Tibberton
  • Chetwynd
  • Longford
  • Newport
  • Forton
  • Sheriffhales

Historical Descriptions

Edgmond

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Edgmond, a village and a parish in Newport district, Salop. The village stands near the Newport canal, 2 miles W of Newport town and r. station; and has a post-office under Newport, Salop. The parish includes the townships of Cherrington Shropshire, Chetwynd-Aston, Church-Aston, and Tibberton, Shropshire. Acres, 9,598. Real property, £10,472. Pop., 2,598. Houses, 533. The properly is much subdivided. Edgmond Hall is the seat of the Rev. J. D. Pigott. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £2,600. Patron, the Rev. J. D. Pigott. The church is ancient; has a tower; and is good. The p. curacies of Church-Aston and Tibberton are separate benefices. A school has £10 from endowment, and other charities £67.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Edgmond. A parish in the Drayton division of the hundred of Bradford, North. A rectory in charge, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 408 houses, 2,163 inhabitants. 2 miles south-west by west of Newport.

The Rev. William Gilbert, a celebrated nonconformist divine, held the rectory of Edgmond, and was born, if not there, in some part of Shropshire, in the year 1613. He was educated at Edmund Hall, Oxford, and was presented, by Lord Wharton, to the living of upper Winchington, in Buckinghamshire; afterwards to the vicarage of St. Lawrence, Reading; and lastly, to the rectory at Edgmond, in his native county; from which he was ejected at the restoration. He afterwards officiated among the nonconformists at Oxford and London, and died at Oxford, in 1694. His works are, I. Vindicia supremi Dei Domini, against Dr. Owen; 2. England’s Passing Bell, a poem on the plague, the fire of London, and the Dutch war, 3. Super auspicatissimo Regis Gul. In Hiberniam descensu, 4to.; 4. Epitaphia diversa. He also published a dialogue, called “Julius Secundus,” which he ascribed to Erasmus.

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

Adney

Gregory Shropshire Gazette 1824

Adney. A township in the parish of Edgmond, and in the Newport division of the hundred of Bradford, South. 4 miles south-west by west of Newport.

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

Caynton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Caynton. A township in the parish of Edgmond, and in the Drayton division of the hundred of Bradford, North. 3 ½ miles north-west of Newport.

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

Cherrington

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHERRINGTON, a township in Edgmond parish, Salop; 5 ½ miles W of Newport. Pop., 151. Houses, 28.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Cherrington. A township in the parishes of Edgmond and Bolas Magna. 30 houses, 192 inhabitants. 4 ½ miles west of Newport.

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

Pickstock

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Pickstock. A township in the parish of Edgmond, and in the Drayton division of the hundred of Bradford, North. 3 miles north-west by north of Newport.

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

Edgmond Parish Registers 1669-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. XIII (1913)

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

Edgmond Parish Registers 1669-1812 – Archive.org

Administration

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