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Boningale, Shropshire Family History Guide

Boningale is a chapelry of Stockton Ancient Parish in Shropshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1698

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Boningale

  • Codsall
  • Albrighton
  • Shifnal
  • Tettenhall Regis
  • Beckbury

Historical Descriptions

Bonningale or Bonninghall Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bonningale; or Bonninghall. A parish in the Shiffnall division of the hundred of Brimstry, a chapelry, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 30 houses, 160 inhabitants. 5 miles south-east of Shiffnall.

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.

Neach Hall Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Neach Hall near Bonningale. 3 miles south-east of Shiffnal, the seat of – Bishton, 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

Parish Registers

Boningale Parish Registers 1698-1812

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

Boningale Parish Registers 1698-1812 - Archive.org

Directories

Bonningale Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Bonningale [sic] is a small parish, 1 mile and a half from Albrighton station, 5 miles from Shifnal, 23 from Shrewsbury, and 131 from London, in the Southern division of the County, Brimstree hundred, Shifnal union, and diocese of Lichfield, situated on the turnpike road from Shrewsbury to Birmingham. The church of St. Chad is a stone building. The living is a rectory, and the tithes are commuted at £234 yearly, with 12 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Thomas, Charlton Whitmore, Esq. There is a school for boys and girls. The charities are of £1 16s. 8d. yearly value. Henry Ward, Esq., (lord of the manor), Mr. John Oatley, George Robinson, Esq., and the Rev. H. Downing, are the principal land owners. The soil is a rich loam; the subsoil is partly gravel and red sandstone. The population in 1861 was 187; the parish contains 947 acres of land; gross estimated rental, £2,475; rateable value, £2, 201.

Letters through Shifnal. The nearest money order office is at Albrighton.

School. – Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, mistress.

Bowe Mr. Henry, Bonningale park

Oatley Mr. John A. Woodhouse

Robinson George, esq. Whiston

Vaughton Thomas, esq. Whiston

Weatherby Mr. Andrew, Woodhouse

COMMERCIAL.

Bailey George, farmer, Lea hall

Cox Benjamin, shopkeeper

Duncalfe John, horsebreaker

Hayes Ann (Miss), Horns inn

Jones Thomas, Summer house Inn

Morgan George, cowkeeper

Perks James, shopkeeper

Royster Cornelius, wheelwright

Southall Benjamin, farmer

Taylor George F., shoemaker

Weaver Chas. L., farmer, Woodho. farm

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

Administration

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