Neen Sollars is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.
Parish church: All Saints
Parish registers begin: 1656
Neen-Sollars, a parish in Cleobury-Mortimer district, Salop; on the river Rea, the Kington canal, and the Tenbury and Bewdley railway, at the boundary with Worcester, 3 miles SSW of Cleobury-Mortimer. It has a station on the railway; and its post-town is Cleobury-Mortimer, under Bewdley. Acres, 1,779. Real property, £2,051. Pop., 189. Houses, 36. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Col. Rushout. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Milson, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £360. Patron, Worcester College, Oxford. The church is ancient and cruciform; has a tower, with a wooden spire; contains the tomb of the traveller Conyngsby; and was reported in 1859 as very bad. There is a national school. Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Neen Solars or Neen Sollars. A parish in the hundred of Overs, a rectory in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Burford, and archdeaconry of Salop. 42 houses, 231 inhabitants. 2 ½ miles south of Cleobury Mortimer. In the church of Near Solars there is a monument to Humphrey Conyngsby, Esq. On the top is a fair coat of arms of the Conyngsbys, with the motto, Jacta Libertas. Below this is written in four columns as follows: -
‘Time cutteth down the body,
But Christ raiseth up the spirit.
Here, Conyngsby, in lively shape thou liest,
Who sometimes wert the champion of Christ;
Didst travail Europe for his only sake
(And, found the foe) his quarrell undertake;
What greater valour, piety, could be,
Then bleed for him who shed his blood for thee ?
Alas our life, although we stay at home,
Is but a toylsom pilgrimage on earth
But thou a double pilgrimage didst roam,
Thou was almost abroad, ever from thy birth.
Thy journey’s end was heaven, of homes the best,
Where till thou camest, thou never couldst take rest.
One life is lost, yet livest thou ever,
Death has his due, yet diest thou never.’
‘This statue and monument were made in commemoration of Humphrey Conyngsby, Esq., only son of John Conyngsby, of Neen Solars, Esq. and of Anne his wife daughter of Thomas Barnaby, of Hull, in the parish of Brockleton and county of Worcester, Esq., which Humphrey Conyngsby was late Lord of this Neen Solars and patron of this church; and was heir of the eldest line and family of Conyngsby from whom all the rest are derived: which before King John’s time were barons of England, and then resided at Conyngsby in Lincolnshire. 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
Below are the names of those that voted in the election of July 1865 between Col. The Hon. P. E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and R. Jasper More, Esq.
Poll Book of the Election, July 1865 for the Southern Division of Shropshire.
Cleobury Mortimer Polling District
Neen Sollars — Parish of
1637 Baker Joseph, see 1581
1638 Bishop John
1639 Bishop William
1640 Brown Thomas
1641 Broadhurst James Henry
1642 Butler Richard
1643 Cartwright Cornelius
1644 Cock Pennel Thomas
1645 Cook John
1646 Crow Benjamin
1647 Corfleld Thomas
1648 Davies Richard
1649 Hall Richard
1650 Hall William
1651 Haines Richard
1652 Harper Absolom
1653 Harper Edward
1654 Harper John
1655 Harper Joseph
1656 Harper Samuel
1657 Holt Isaac
1658 Morris William
1659 Palmer George
1660 Pearce John
1661 Pound Edwin
1662 Wall Edward Thomas, see 1499