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Chetwynd, Shropshire Family History

Chetwynd is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Chetwynd Aston, Howle, Sambrook, and Pickstock.

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin: 1585

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Chetwynd

  • Cheswardine
  • Child's Ercall
  • Hinstock
  • Newport
  • Edgmond
  • Adbaston
  • Forton

Historical Descriptions

Chetwynd Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Chetwynd. A parish in the Newport division of the hundred of Bradford, South, a rectory in charge, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 91 houses, 566 inhabitants. 1 ½ mile north of Newport.

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.

Chetwynd Aston Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Chetwynd Aston. A township in the parish of Chetwynd, and in the Newport division of the hundred of Bradford, South. 50 houses, 291 inhabitants.

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

Chetwynd Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Chetwynd is a village and parish, 2 miles from Newport station, and 17 from Shrewsbury, in the Northern division of the county, Newport division of South Bradford hundred, Newport union, and diocese of Lichfield; it is situated on the turnpike road leading from Newport to Chester. The church of St. Michael has been rebuilt, and is of Gothic architecture. The living is a rectory, gross yearly value £692, including 28 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of J. C. B. Borough, Esq., J.P. Some malting is carried on here. Chetwynd Park is the residence of John Charles Burton Borough, Esq., J.P.; the mansion is a handsome and spacious building; the parked is well stocked with deer, and has a mere about 30 acres in extent. John Charles Burton Borough, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The charities are about £65 yearly. The soil is of a light and good nature; subsoil, sandstone and clay. The population in 1861 was 719: the area is 3, 803 acres; gross estimated rental, £7,871; rateable value, £7,158.

Letters through Newport.

CHETWYND.

Aston Mr. George, Chetwynd grove

Borough John Charles Burton, esq. J.P. Chetwynd park

Brittain Mr. Richard, Summer hill

Griffiths Mr. Edward, Chetwynd lodge

Ryland Thomas, esq. Pilson

Thomas William, esq. Chetwynd villa

Allman George, blacksmith, Pilson

Bradley John, farm bailiff, Pool lodge

Gosling Thomas, maltster, Mason’s pl

Ingram George, resident land agent to John Charles Burton Borough, esq. Chetwynd park

Mills Arthur, head gardener to John Chas. B. Borough, esq. Chetwynd pk

Podmore Mrs. Farmer, Chetwynd grange

Rudge Thomas, farmer

Startin Thos. Bladen, farmer, lane end

Talbot John, farmer, Blue house

Turner William, deerkeeper to J. C. B. Borough, esq. Chetwynd park

Webb Joseph, farmer, New house

CHETWYND END.

Collier Thomas, esq. Beech hill

Godby Mrs. Chetwynd cottage

Parker Miss, Chetwynd house

Smallwood Brooke Hector, esq.

Ash Jas. Miller

Cobb John F. builder and surveyor

Couther Richard, English master of the Newport Grammar school

Derington Martha, farmer and maltster

Gosling Thomas, maltster

Griffiths Edward, miller

Leake William, tailor

Lees John, master of Royal Free English school, Newport

Morris Thomas, seedsman

Morris William, tailor

Pritchard Mary Ann, ladies’ boarding school

Turner George, King’s Head

Walker Joseph, grocer

Walters Robert George, M.R.C.V.S., veterinary surgeon

Wiseman Thomas, grocer, &c.

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

Administration

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