Albrighton (Shrewsbury)

Albrighton (Shrewsbury), Shropshire Family History

Albrighton (near Shrewsbury) is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1738 from a chapelry in Shrewsbury St Mary Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1674

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Albrighton

  • Shrewsbury St Mary
  • Battlefield
  • Preston Gobalds
  • Myddle
  • Hadnall

Historical Descriptions

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

Albrighton, a township and chapelry in the parish of St. Mary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire; 3½ miles north of Shrewsbury. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Lichfield, and a peculiar of the dean of Lichfield; gross income £52. It is endowed with £800 royal bounty. Patrons, in 1829, the mayor and chief schoolmaster of Shrewsbury. Pop., in 1801, 58; in 1831, 98. Houses 9. A. P. £883. Poor rates, in 1837, £23.

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

Albrighton Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Albrighton, 3½ m. N. Shrewsbury. P.85.

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

Albrighton (near Shrewsbury) Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Albrighton. A township in the parish of St. Mary, Shrewsbury, and in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill, but encompassed by Shrewsbury liberties. 10 houses, 75 inhabitants. 3 ¼ miles from Shrewsbury.

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


Albrighton near Shrewsbury Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875
Albrighton (near Shrewsbury) Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Albrighton Parish Registers

Albrighton Parish Registers 1649-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. 1 (1900)

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 Parish Registers 1649-1812

Albrighton (Shrewsbury) Shropshire Parish Documents 1902

Albrighton (Shrewsbury) Shropshire Parish Documents 1902


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