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Church Aston, Shropshire Family History Guide

Church Aston and Chetwynd Aston, form a parish in Shropshire. The church of St. Andrew is in Church Aston, and was rebuilt in 1867.

Other places included in the parish: Chetwynd Aston or Field Aston.

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1620

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Church Aston

  • Lilleshall
  • Longford
  • Newport
  • Edgmond

Historical Descriptions

Church Aston Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Church Aston. A township in the Newport division of the hundred of Bradford, South, a chapel to the parish of Edgmond, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 73 houses, 329 inhabitants. ¾ mile south from 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

Church Aston and Chetwynd Aston Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Church Aston and Chetwynd Aston, form a parish in Newport union; situated 1 mile south-south-west from Newport, on the road from that town to Wellington. The church of St. Andrew is in Church Aston, and was rebuilt in 1867. The living is a rectory, annual value £145, with residence, in the gift of the Rev. C. F. C. Pigatt, M.A.. A National school was erected in 1840. There are charities of £18 yearly. Ralph Merrick Leeke, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is strong clay; subsoil, red sand. Church Aston has an area of 720 acres; gross estimated rental, £3,300; rateable value, £2,785.

Chetwynd Aston, or Field Aston, is a township, 1 mile south from Newport, with an area of 1,244 acres; gross estimated rental, £3,130: rateable value, £2,785. The population in 1861 was 1,005. Letters from Newport.

Railway Station, John Cartwright, stations master.

CHURCH ASTON.

Corbett Henry, esq. J.P. Aston hall

Doody Mr. George, The Grove

Hutchinson Mr. James

Liddle C. R. esq. Highfield

Nickisson Mrs. Rose villa

Picken Mr. James, Old Hall

Thompson Mark, esq. Berkeley villa

Allkins Lewis, hardware turner

Betteley Peter, butcher

Bird Thomas, wine merchant

Doody Thomas, engineering surveyor

Evans James, shopkeeper

Felton Joseph, farmer

Lockley Valentine, butcher

Picken James, classical school

Pooler Henry, farmer

Pooler Richard, auctioneer

Preston John, hay dealer and farmer, Holly grove, Chetwynd Aston

Stevenson Robert, Last inn

Taylor John, butcher

Ward George Joseph, coal merchant

Williams Henry, farmer

Yeomans John, butcher and maltster

CHETWYND ASTON.

Palmer Mrs. Chetwynd Aston villa

Ventris Rev. Edward Favell, M.A. Rectory

Allman John, blacksmith

Barnes Samuel, Horse and Jockey inn

Birks Thomas, Wheatsheaf inn

Britain Thomas, farmer

Britain Thomas, jun. farmer

Cheadle James, Wharfinger, Pave lane

Clift and Dawson, Coach builders

Harrison Samuel, shopkeeper

Lockley James, farmer, Little Hales

Mancell Mary, Fox and Duck inn

Paddock James, farmer

Smallwood Richard, farmer, Pave lane

Stanton Peter, shopkeeper

Stoneley James, farmer

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