Albrighton (Shifnal)

Albrighton (Shifnal), Shropshire Family History

Alternative names: Albrighton near Wolverhampton

Albrighton (near Shifnal) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church: St. Mary Magdelene

Parish registers begin: 1555

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Parishes adjacent to Albrighton

  • Codsall
  • Donington
  • Shifnal
  • Patshull
  • Tettenhall Regis
  • Boningale
  • Brewood
  • Beckbury

Historical Descriptions

Albrighton Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Albrighton, 5 miles S.E. Shiffnall. P. 1058.

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

Albrighton (Shifnal) The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Albrighton, a parish, formerly a market-town, in the Shiffnall division of the hund. of Brimstree, union of Shiffnall, Shropshire; 5 miles south- east by east from Shiffnall. Living, a vicarage in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Lichfield; in the peculiar jurisdiction of the dean of Lichfield; rated at £5 10s.; gross income £651. Alternate patrons, the Company Of Haberdashers and the governors of Christ’s hospital, London. Fairs for cattle, sheep, and swine, are held here on the first Monday in March, 23d May, and last Monday in June. Charities of about £64 yearly, are distributed to the poor of this parish. Pop., in 1801, 901; in 1831, 1,054. Houses 211. Acres 2,970. A. P. £6,357. Poor rates, in 1837, £289.

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

Albrighton (near Shifnal) Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Albrighton. A parish in the Shiffnall division of the hundred of Brimstry. 4 ½ miles south-east of Shiffnall. A vicarage in charge, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 198 houses, 968 inhabitants. Fairs, March 5, May 23, July 18, Nov. 9, for horned cattle, sheep and hogs. A good deal of business is done at these fairs.

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

Directories

Albrighton Aubrey Shropshire Directory 1925
Albrighton Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875
Albrighton Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871
Albrighton Kellys Shropshire Directory 1863

Albrighton Parish Registers

Albrighton near Wolverhampton Parish Registers 1555-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. III (1901)

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

Albrighton near Wolverhampton Parish Registers 1555-1812

Albrighton (Shifnal) Shropshire Parish Documents 1902

Albrighton (Shifnal) Shropshire Parish Documents 1902

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Shifnal
  • Probate Court: Court of the Royal Peculiar of St Mary Shrewsbury
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shifnal
  • Poor Law Union: Shifnal
  • Hundred: Brimstree
  • Province: Canterbury