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Churchstoke Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Family History

St Nicholas Church Churchstoke.


Churchstoke is an Ancient Parish partly in Shropshire and partly in Montgomeryshire.

Other places in the parish include: Brompton, Rhiston, and Brompton and Rhiston.

Parish church: Originally dedicated to St. Mary, now dedicated to St. Nicholas.

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Primitive Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Churchstoke

  • Chirbury
  • Bacheldre
  • Mellington
  • Caeliber Isaf
  • Weston Madoc
  • Montgomery

Historical Descriptions

Churchstoke

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Churchstoke, 4 miles S.E. Montgomery. P. 1527

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

THE SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Church Stoke. A parish partly in Caurse hundred, in the county of Montgomery, partly in Montgomery hundred, county of Montgomery, partly in the lower division of the hundred of Chirbury. The whole of the parish contains 1,338 inhabitants. The Shropshire part contains 34 houses, 197 inhabitants. 5 ½ miles north-west of Bishopscastle.

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

Brompton

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Brompton, co. Salop.

P. T. Montgomery (108) 3m. Pop. 197.

A township with Reston [sic], in the parish of Church Stoke and hundred of Chorbury.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

THE SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Brompton. A township in the parish of Church Stoke, and in the upper division of the hundred of Chirbury. 6 ½ miles north-west of Bishopscastle.

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

Riston

THE SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Riston. A township in the parish of Church Stoke, and in the upper division of the hundred of Chirbury. 6 miles north-west of Bishopscastle.

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

Brompton and Rhiston Poll Book of the Election, July 1865

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

Bishop's Castle Polling District

Brompton and Rhiston, Townships of

108 Barrs Thomas

109 Bell James, Clerk

110 Blaney Richard

111 Blaney David

112 Browne Browne Thomas

113 Davies William

114 Groves Samuel

115 Hammond David

116 Humphreys Richard Smith

117 James Thomas

118 Jones John

119 Lewis John

120 Lewis Richard

121 Pryce Cornelius

122 Richards Thomas

123 Shuker John

124 Williams Stephen

125 Wilding Charles

Directories

Brompton and Rhiston Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Brompton and Rhiston form a township in the Southern division of this county, belonging to the parish of Church Stoke, which is in Montgomeryshire, in the incorporation of Montgomery and Pool, and hundred of Chirbury . The population in 1861 was 176; area, 1,160 acres, rateable value, £1,156.

Letters received from Church Stoke.

BROMPTON.

Bloxsome Rev. Henry John

Barrs Mary Belfield (Mrs); farmer, Brompton hall

Blaney Richard, farmer, Ditches

Davies Ed., farmer. Upper Penyllan

Davis William, farmer and miller

Evans Edward, blacksmith

Hammond David, farmer, Pentre Hayling

Jones Abraham, farmer, Little Brompton

Richards Thomas, Blasé Bell Inn, and farmer

RHISTON.

Blamey Jane, farmer, Gwarthlow

Groves Samuel, farmer Rockley

James Thomas, farmer

Jones John, farmer, Cae prior

Lewis John, farmer, Gwarthlow

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

Administration

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