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Bicton, Shropshire Family History Guide

Bicton is an ecclesiastical district, with Rosshall, Onslow, Calcott, Montford Bridge, Preston Montford and Udlington, formed in 1853 from the parishes of St. Alkmund and St. Chad, Shrewsbury, four miles from Shrewsbury.

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: 1853

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion

Parishes adjacent to Bicton

  • Montford
  • Shrewsbury St Alkmund
  • Shrewsbury St Chad
  • Fitz

Historical Descriptions

Bicton

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bickton, a chapelry in the parish of St Chad, within the liberty of the borough of Shrewsbury, county of Salop; 3½ miles north-west by west of Shrewsbury, on the post-road to Oswestry, and intersected by the river Severn, which is here navigable. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Chester; valued at £20 4s., and rated in the parliamentary returns at £47 10s.; gross income £60; in the patronage of the vicar of St. Chad. Pop. returned with the parish.

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

Bicton The Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bickton; or Bicton. A township in the parish of St. Chad, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury, chapel to St. Chad, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 3 miles north-west of 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

Copthorn

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Copthorn. A township in the parish of Bickton, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury. 1½ mile west of 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

Montford Bridge

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Montford Bridge. The seat of Sir F. B. Hill.

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

Onslow

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Onslow. A township in the parish of St. Chad, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury. The seat of John Wingfield, Esq.

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

Preston Montford

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Preston Montford. A township in the parish of Montford, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury. The seat of Sir F. B. Hill. Preston Montford commands many beautiful and picturesque views of the neighbouring and distant country. 4 miles north-west of 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

Directories

Bicton Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Bicton is an ecclesiastical district, with Rosshall, Onslow, Calcott, Montford Bridge, Preston Montford and Udlington, formed in 1853 from the parishes of St. Alkmund and St. Chad, Shrewsbury, four miles from Shrewsbury, and 160 from London, in the Northern division of the county, Shrewsbury incorporation, and diocese of Lichfield.  Is situated on the river Severn.  The Church of the Holy Trinity is an ancient brick building, with small tower.  The living is a vicarage, yearly value £140, with residence, in the gift of the vicar of St. Chad’s, Shrewsbury.  There is a mixed Parochial school.  Bicton was held from the Saxon era until the time of Henry the Eighth, by the church of St. Chad.  At the Isle there are the remains of an old castle and of a chapel, in existence before the Reformation.  The principal landowners are Charles G. Wingfield, Humphrey Sandford, Edward and Charles Morris, and John Harley, Esqrs.  The soil is strong loam; subsoil, gravel and clay.  The population in 1861 was 569.

Letters arrive from Shrewsbury at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 7 p.m.

Breese Rev. John, B.A., Calcott house

Cotes The Misses, Bicton hall

Harding, John, esq.

Harley John, esq., Ross hall

Lloyd William B., esq., J.P., Preston, Montford hall

Morris Edward, esq., J.P., Udlington

Pritchard Mrs., Udlington villa

Roberts Rev. Charles Ingram, The Vicarage

Sandford Humphrey, esq., J.P., The Isle house

Wingfield Charles G., esq., D.L. Onslow

Bowen Evan, farmer, Bicton house

Bowen William, farmer, The Grove

Boore Charles, farmer, Corner farm

Buckley Richard, blacksmith

Cooke Thomas, farmer, Woodcott

Cook Thomas, farmer, Woodcott farm

Crane Joseph, farmer

Davies James, farmer, Isle park

Davies John, Four Crosses Inn

Davies Richard, farmer

Edwards Richard, farmer, Coppice farm

Edwards Robert, shoe maker, Montford bridge

Edwards William, farmer, Udlington

Evans John, bricklayer, Calcott

Evans Saml., shoemaker, Montford bridge

Evett George, farmer

Felton William, farm bailiff, Bicton villa

Griffiths John, farmer, Isle park

Harding John, farmer

Hilton Robert, farmer, Rossall

Jehu John, farmer, Rossall

Lewis Robert, tailor, Montford bridge

Parkes Mary, farmer, Lower Onslow

Poole John, farmer, The Grange, Montford hill

Pugh Andrew, carpenter, Montford bridge

Randles John, blacksmith, Montford bridge

Thomas, Edward, land steward, Onslow hall

Thomas Mary Ann, shopkeeper, Montford bridge

Twist John, farm bailiff to Mr. Crane, Calcott

Tomkiss William, farmer, The Isle

Whitehorn James, Nag’s Head, Montford bridge

Wilson John, nurseryman, Calcott

Wooding Edward, farmer, Lower Woodcott

Wright Joseph, farmer, Rossall green

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

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Atcham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shrewsbury
  • Poor Law Union: Shrewsbury Incorporation
  • Hundred: Ford
  • Province: Canterbury