Alveley Kellys Shropshire Directory 1863

Alveley is a parish and large village, 12 miles north west from Kidderminster, 7 south-south-east from Bridgnorth, 9 north-north-west from Bewdley, and 8 north-east from Cleobury Mortimer, in the Chelmarsh division of the hundred and rural deanery of Stottesden, Bridgnorth union and county court district, South Shropshire, archdeaconry of Salop, Hereford diocese. It is pleasantly situated on the eastern bank of the river Severn. The population in 1861 was 1,018. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £163 yearly, in the gift of Mrs. Wakeman; the Rev. R. A. W. Considine, M.A. , St. John’s College, Cambridge, is the incumbent. The church is named St. Mary. The register dates from the year 1561. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel, and a National school for boys and girls. There are charities of about £100 yearly value.

Romsley is a liberty 1 mile and a half east, with a population in 1861 of 136.

Parish Clerk, Samuel Downton.


Bache Thomas, esq. Green house

Considine Rev . Robert Augustus Wellesley, M.A

Wakeman Mrs. Coton hall


Ameys Thomas, farmer, Dumbals

Bache William, farmer, Lackhouse

Bates & Pierce, farmers, Fen green

Bowen William, farmer, King’s Nordley

Clarke Edward, farmer, Hadley’s barn

Clarke John, butcher

Clarke Stephen, farmer, Turley green

Cross William, farmer, Astlev

Crow Jane (Mrs), shopkeepr. Turley grn

Dovey Thos. boot & shoe mak. Six Ashes

Downton Samuel, tailor

Edmonds Joseph, farmer, Pool hall

Fellows Michael, farmer

Foxall James, blacksmith

Giles John, Bell

Gorton Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Gretton William, farmer, High barns

Griffiths Richard, farmer, Filley loads

Griffiths William, tailor & shopkeeper

Gritton Geo. & Wm. farmers. Lit. Coton

Hardman Catherine (Mrs.), farmer, Little London

Hayward John, farmer, The Butts

Head John, beer retailer, Kitlands

Higgs John, butcher

Hobbis Maty (Mrs.), Three. Horseshoes

Hobbs William, Squirrel, & farmer

Holloway William, beer retailer & cooper, Hampton load

Hughes Edward, farmer, Upper Hollies

Humphries Joseph, farmer, Perry house

Jennings William, beer retailer

Jones David, quarry master

Jones William, farmer, Hill house

Lane Thomas, quarry master

Massey William, farmer, Turley green

Millward John, beer retailer & farmer

Morris William, farmer

Palmer Edwin, farmer, Barrets

Richards Thomas, farmer, Dodd’s green

Rowley Richard, boot & shoe maker

Stockall Eliza (Mrs.), farmer, Cook’s grn

Tantrem Joseph, farmer, Tuck’s hill

Thomas John, farmer, Broadlanes

Veal Richard, farmer, High house

Walker Charles, butcher

Warder John, farmer, Hay

Weaver James, farmer, Coton

Webb Benjamin, carpenter & farmer

Williams Joseph, farmer

Wood James & Jeffrey, quarry masters

Wootton John, beer retailer, Broadlanes

Wyer William, farmer, Cook’s cross

Yardlev Thomas, blacksmith

Yates William, wheelwright


Cox Thomas, miller & farmer

Creswell Stephen, farmer, The Hall

Crow Edwnrd, farmer

Doolittle John, shoemaker, The Finger

Edmonds John, farmer, The Bowels

Foxall Sarah (Mrs.), blacksmith

Foxall Thomas, farmer

Gritton Joseph, farmer, Hart’s green

Haynes Benjamin, farmer

Lane George, wheelwright

Reynolds Matthew, farmer

Winnell John, fanner, High Trees

Post Office. — William Griffiths, receiver. Letters through Bridgnorth; arrive at 8.55 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Bridgnorth.

National School, Thomas Pickering, master; Mrs. Ann Pickering, mistress.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.

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