Beckbury, Shropshire Family History Guide

Beckbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Beckbury

  • Badger
  • Albrighton
  • Shifnal
  • Patshull
  • Boningale
  • Stockton
  • Sutton Maddock

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BECKBURY, a parish in Shiffnal district, Salop; on a tributary of the Severn, 4¼. miles SW of Albrighton r. station, and 5¼ S by E of Shiffnal. It has a post office under Shiffnal. Acres, 1,343. Real property, £2,140. Pop., 297. Houses, 66. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese. of Hereford. Value, £350. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good.

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

Beckbury, a parish in the liberties of Wenlock, union of Shiffnal, county of Salop; 6½ miles north-east of Bridgenorth. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford, valued at £5 3s. 4d.; gross income £350. Patron, the Crown. There are two daily schools in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 231 , in 1837, 307. Houses 60. Acres 1,640. A.P. £2,340. Poor rates, in 1837, £154

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Beckbury, 6 m. E. Broseley. P. 312

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Beckbury. A parish in the franchise of Wenlock, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Wenlock, and archdeaconry of Salop. 54 houses, 285 inhabitants. 4 miles south-east by south of Shiffnal.

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


Beckbury Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871


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

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