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S. is throughout used as the abbreviation for Shrewsbury, and s. for “son of”.  The expression “s. same” means “son of a father named and described similarly to the father of the last apprentice.”


Walford Roger, s. William, of Smethcott, yeoman, decd. 1616.

Walthall John, s. William, of Stafford, salter. 1615.

Walthall John, nat. s. John, of S., draper. 1643.

Walthall Arthur, nat. s. same. 1651.

Walthall William, s. same (senior). 1653.

Walthall Jonathan (bap. 19 July 1641), s. same. 1659.

Walthall Hanbury, s. John, of S., draper. 1679.

Waring Basil. Free 1610.

Waring Ralph, s. Walter, of Oldbury, esq. 1660.

Waring Richard, s. John, of Ford, gent. 1669.

Waring John (bap. 30 May 1660), s. same. 1677.

Waring Thomas, s. same. 1685.

Waring Samuel, s. Rowland, late of Chester, decd. 1698.

Waring John, s. John, of S., draper. 1718.

Waring Richard, s. Richard, late of the Hays, Salop, esq., decd. 1736. (Entry erased.)

Warter John (bap. 20 Mar. 1663), s. Roger, decd. 1685.

Weale John (bap. Morville 23 July 1637), s. Martin, of Muckley, gent., decd. (and Mary). 1654.

Webb Adam, s. Adam, of S., gent. 1612.

Weever Edward (18), s. John, of Tern Hill, gent. 1629.

Wellington George, s. Lewis, of Torrington, Devon, gent. 1664.

West Thomas, s. John, of S., clothier. 1678.

Westfalinge John (bap. 14 Aug. 1631), s. Herbert, of Mansell Gamage, Hereford, esq., decd. (and Elizabeth). 1651. (Entry erased.)

Weston Simon, s. Ralph, late of Ridgley, Staffs., gent. Free 1617.

Weston John, nat. s. Simon, of S., draper. 1643.

Whitcombe Peter, s. William, late of Berwick Mavison, gent. (bro. Edward, of S., draper). 1611.

Whittingham Samuel, s. John, of Buntingdale, gent. 1672.

Whittingham Thomas (18), s. same. 1680.

Wickstead Richard, s. Thomas, late of S., draper, decd. 1634.

Wickstead Thomas, s. Richard, of S., draper. 1677.

Wickstead John, s. Joseph, of S., glover. 1790.

Widdens Thomas (17), s. Thomas, of Norley, Cheshire, yeoman. 1627.

Wightwick John, s. Francis, of Wightwick, Staffs. Free 1613.

Wightwick Matthew, nat. s. John, of S., draper. 1636.

Williams Peter, s. Robert, of S., Shearman. 1614.

Wilson John, s. James. 1788.

Wilson Joseph, s. same, of S., 1798.

Wingfield Thomas, s. Thomas, of (blank), Derby, draper. Free 1608.

Wingfield John, nat. s. Thomas, of S., draper. 1637.

Wingfield Jonathan and John, nat. s. John, of S., draper. 1668.

Wolley Richard, s. Thomas, of S., draper. 1619.

Wolley Thomas, s. Thomas, of Woodhall, Salop, gent. 1686.

Wolley Richard, s. Thomas, of S., draper. 1714.

Wolley Thomas, s. Richard, of S., draper. 1746.

Wolley Philip, s. same. 1752.

Wolridge James, s. Richard, of Chebsey, Staffs., yeoman. Free 1611.

Wolridge John, s. Michael, of Stafford, mercer. 1637.

Wood Edward, s. Edward, late of London, merchant tailor. 1660.

Wood Andrew, s. John, of S., gent. 1702.

Woodhouse Francis, s. Francis, of Woodhouse, Staffs., gent. 1619.

Wright John (17), s. George, of S., draper. 1624.

Wright Samuel, s. James, of Middlewich, Cheshire, yeoman. Free 1628.

Wright Seth, s. George, late of S., gent. 1646.

Wycherley Humphrey, s. Roger, of Loppington. Free 1608.

Wycherley William, s. James, of Yorton. 1614.

Wycherley John, s. same, yeoman. 1620.

Wycherley Daniel, s. Daniel, of Whitney, Hereford, clerk. 1662.

Wyke John, s. Richard, of Priors Lee, decd. 1610.

Wynne John, s. Edward, of Garth, Montg. 1618.

Wynne Ambrose, s. Edward, of Llanininde, Denbigh. 1639.

Wynne Griffith (b. 25 Oct. 1638), s. Owen, of Glascoed, Carnarvon, esq. 1656.

Wynne Rice, s. Edward, late of Llanwddyn, Montg., gent. 1657.

Wynne Maurice, s. Owen, of Wrexham, esq. 1775.


Yardley Nathaniel Thomas, s. Samuel, of S., gent. 1777.

Young Henry, s. John, of Pimley, gent. 1640.

Young George, s. Richard, late of Felton Butler, gent., decd. 1679.

Young Charles, s. John, late of Charnes, Staffs., esq., decd. 1706.

[The year shown is in each case that of apprenticeship, except where the word "Free” occurs before it; then it means that the man’s name was recorded in the Minute Book as being admitted that year, although no record of his apprenticeship is contained in the Register; where he obtained admission by other means that apprenticeship, as some occasionally would by fine (i.e. purchase) or for services to the Company, the fact is noted in brackets.  Years are given according to the modern reckoning of the year from the 1st January, except that those of birth or baptism are given as certified (normally as reckoning the year from Ladyday).  If noted in the margin of the Register, the apprentice’s age or date of birth or baptism is here added in brackets after his Christian name.  a bundle of certificates of baptism of the mid-seventeenth century is still in the Company’s possession.  The notes in the Register have been checked with these, and any further details the latter contain as to place of baptism and mother’s name have been added.]