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Aston Botterell, Shropshire Family History

Aston Botterell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Bold.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1559

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Aston Botterell

  • Cleobury North
  • Neenton
  • Stottesdon
  • Farlow
  • Burwarton
  • Loughton
  • Wheathill

Historical Descriptions

Aston Botterell The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Aston-Botterell, a parish in the hund. of Stottesden, union of Cleobury-Mortimer, Salop ; 8½ miles south-west from Bridgnorth; on a branch of the Rea. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £7 1s. 0½d.; gross income £367. Patron; in 1835, the duke of Cleveland. Pop., in 1801, 247; in 1831, 260. Houses 42. Acres 3,000. A. P. £1,926. Poor rates, in 1837, £96.

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

Aston Botterell Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Aston-Botterell, 6½ miles N.W. Cleobury-Mortimer. P. 173

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

Aston Botterel Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Aston Botterel. A parish in the Cleobury division of the hundred of Stottesden. A rectory remaining in charge, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 40 houses, 230 inhabitants. 9 miles north-east of Ludlow.

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

Poll Books

Aston Botterel, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of July 1865 between Col. The Hon. P. E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and R. Jasper More, Esq.

Poll Book of the Election, July 1865 for the Southern Division of Shropshire.

Cleobury Mortimer Polling District

Aston Botterel— Parish of

1404 Bishop Richard

1405 Beddoes Thomas

1406 Chatham William1407 Hayes Richard

1408 Hincksman John

1409 Lewley Francis

1410 Meredith William

1411 Radnor John

1412 Smith Forbes, the Rev.

1413 Sparrow John William

1414 Wetherell Nathan

Aston Botterell The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672

Format = Name; Fireharths; ll. (Pounds); s. (shillings)

Stottesdon Hundred

Richard Detton, Esq. ; 3; 0; 6

Mr. Humphrey Ellis ; 3; 0; 6

William Millichopp 4; 0; 8

Francis Grove ; 1; 0; 2

Richard Millichopp ; 2; 0; 4

Thomas Baldwyn ; 2; 0; 4

William Childe ; 1; 0; 2

William Sheford ; 3; 0; 6

John Child ; 1; 0; 2

Mr Thomas Talbott ; 7; 0; 14

Jenkin Meredith ; 1; 0; 2

Robert Watts ; 7; 0;14

Eliz. Screven wid. ; 4; 0; 8

John Hewlett ; 4; 0; 8

John Davies ; 1; 0; 2

Henry Gitten ; 3; 0; 6

Richard Lowe ; 1; 0; 2

Nicholas Smith ; 2; 0; 4

John Millichopp ; 2; 0; 4

William Frances ; 1; 0; 2

Mr. William Lowe ; 3; 0; 6

Thomas Romsbedd ; 1; 0; 2

Totals – Fireharths – 57; ll. (Pounds) – 5; s. (Shillings) – 14


Aston Botterel Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Aston Botterel is a parish and village, pleasantly Situated at the foot of the Brown Clee hill, 11 miles from Ludlow, and 8 from Cleobury Mortimer, in the Southern division of the county, Cleobury division of the hundred of Stottesden, Cleobury Mortimer union, and diocese of Hereford. The church of St. Michael is a stone building, in the aisle is a handsome altar tomb, with canopy, supported by six columns, to the memory of the Botterels, who formerly held this manor under the Earls of Arundel. The living is a rectory, yearly value £345, with residence and 71 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Duke of Cleveland. A school is supported by subscriptions. The interest of £50 is distributed to the poor in money on St. Thomas’s Day. The Duke of Cleveland is lord of the manor and chief landowner. About the year 1240, Philip Boterel is returned as holding one fee in Aston of the Barony of John Fitz-Alan. In 1316 John Boterel was lord of Aston Botterel. The soil is clay; subsoil, clay and rock. The area is 2,198 acres, and the population in 1861 was 171; gross estimated rental £2,300; rateable value, £2,097.

Bold is a hamlet.

Letters received through Bridgnorth.

Registrar of Births and Deaths, Thomas Bray, Farlow.

De Heriz Rev. Forbes smith, B.A. J. P.

Hodges George, esq.

Beddoe Thomas, farmer, Moorbrook

Bishop Richard, farmer, Norton

Bryan William, tailor

Hayes Richard, farmer

Hinckesman John, farmer, Charlcott

Hodges George, surgeon

Hughes George, bailiff for Mr. Sparrow

Humphries Ann, farmer

Lawley John, Fox inn, & farmer

Meredith William, farmer

Miles John, farmer, Charlcott

Ray Mary Ann, (Mrs.) & Horton Sarah (Mrs.), farmers, Aston hall

Weatherall John, farmer, Haywood

Wellings George, blacksmith

Source: Edward Cassey & Co’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871


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