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Wrockwardine, Shropshire Family History Guide

Wrockwardine, Shropshire, view from by the Old School House (left) towards St Peter's Church.


Wrockwardine is an extensive parish in the diocese of Lichfield, archdeaconry of Salop, rural deanery of Wrockwardine, and hundred of South Bradford, and comprises the hamlets of Admaston, Allscot, Bratton, Burcot, Charlton, Clottley, Leaton, Long Lane, and Walcot. The village lies between the high road and the railway some 10 miles east from Shrewsbury and 2 from Wellington. The area of the parish is 4,565 acres, and the population in 1901 was 1,139.

Source: Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. VIII (1907). Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society.

Parish church: St Peter

Parish registers begin: 1591

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Wrockwardine

  • Rodington
  • Wroxeter
  • Little Wenlock
  • Longdon upon Tern
  • Ercall Magna
  • Eyton on the Weald Moors
  • Uppington
  • Wellington

Historical Descriptions

Allscott

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Allscott. A township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South. 2 ½ miles north-west of Wellington.

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

Admaston

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Admaston. A township in the parish of Wrockardine [sic], and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South. Admaston is justly celebrated for its Spa, whose waters are highly recommended by eminent physicians. The upper spring, containing a large portion of muriate of soda or common salt, with a small quantity of muriated lime, the usual ingredients of seawater, are found exceedingly beneficial in giving a salutary stimulus to the stomach, obviating costiveness, and deterging acrid sordes.

It will operate still more strongly in giving tone to the weakened habit, the water being strongly impregnated with iron; and the same air as from the spring at Buxton being emitted from it, similar advantages may be derived from its use in correcting dyspepsia, and invigorating the stomach and bowels. Its efficacy in scrofulous affections and in those diseases of the skin which have been erroneously denominated scorbutick, has been proved by long experience.

The lower spring contains no iron, but a much larger quantity of muriatick salt, and is strongly impregnated with that air which has rendered the Harrowgate waters so justly celebrated. It is, therefore, equally useful in cutaneous disorders and in destroying worms.

The external use of the warm water having been found greatly to promote the cure in cutaneous cases, suitable accommodations for this purpose are provided. Admaston is situated in an open and highly salubrious spot, and the surrounding country is variegated, rich, and picturesque. 10 miles east of Shrewsbury, 15 miles north-west of Bridgnorth, 1 mile from Wellington.

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.

Bratton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bratton. A township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South. About 1 ½ miles north north-west of Wellington

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.

Burcot

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Burcot. A township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South. 2 miles west of Wellington

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.

Charlton or Chorlton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Charlton or Chorlton. A township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South. 3 miles west of Wellington

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.

Clotley

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Clotley. A township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South. 2 miles south-west of Wellington

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.

Cluddley

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Cluddley, a township in Wrockwardine parish, Salop; 1 mile SW of Wellington. Pop., 106.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Wrockwardine Parish Registers

Wrockwardine Parish Registers 1591-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. VIII (1907)

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

Wrockwardine Parish Registers 1591-1812

Transcriptions

Wrockwardine Baptisms and Burials 1790 to July 1791

1790

Jan. 3. Richard, s. Thomas Vickers & Elizabeth, from Wallcott in par. of Wellington, bap.

Jan. 3. Elizabeth, d. Richard Sambrook & Elizabeth, bap.

Jan. 11. Elizabeth, d. Jonathan Felton & Mary, bap.

Jan. 4. Liddia, d. John Pinches & Sarah (born Jany. 4), bap.

Jan. 23. David Thomas, aged 86, bur.

Jan. 26. Shusanah Lanley, aged 71, bur.

Feb. 7. Thomas, s. Richard Wood & Martha, bap.

Feb. 10. Mary Shingler, aged 88, bur.

Feb. 12. Margret, d. Richard Cleaton, aged 6, bur.

Feb. 17. Mary, d. William Povall & Alice, bap.

Mar. 2. Ann Price, pauper, aged 84, bur.

Mar. 5. John, s. John Dolphin, bap.

Mar. 7. John Beard, aged 45. “A man of uncommon piety” (added by another hand), bur.

Mar. 11. Elizabeth Garmson, aged 64, bur.

Mar. 21. Samuel Cartwrite, pauper, aged 83, bur.

Apr. 4. Mary, d. George Williams & Mary, bap.

Apr. 4. Francis, s. John Groom & Sarah, aged 3, bur.

Apr. 5. Mary Price, aged 22, bur.

Apr. 18. Thomas, s. of Thomas Fleet, aged 6, bur.

Apr. 19. William (“Francis” erased) Parton, aged 36, bur.

Apr. 22. Mary, d. William Blaney, aged 2, bur.

Apr. 25. Mary, d. Allen Carter & Prisella, bap.

Apr. 29. Thomas Manwaring, pauper, aged 77, bur.

Apr. 29. Edward Morris, aged 46, bur.

May 1. Elizabeth, Wife of William Vickers, aged 77, bur.

May 2. Jane, d. William Hall & Sarah, bap.

May 4. Richard Jebb, aged 61, bur.

May 23. Richard, s. Richard Hayward & Sarah, bap.

June 13. Sarah Spenlove, from Wellington, aged 19, bur.

June 27. William, s. John Lockley & Mary, bap.

July 13. Mary Steel, aged 33, bur.

July 25. Richard Bates, from Wellington, bur.

July 25. Samuel Wilde, aged 71, bur.

Aug. 1. Sarah, wife of John Pickerel, aged 71, bur.

Aug. 17. John, s. John Duddel & Ann, bap.

Aug. 19. George Prichards, aged 49, bur.

Sep. 19. Elizabeth, d. John Pickerel & Ann, bap.

“Delivered into Stamp Office, 12 Births, 20 Burials.”

Oct. 8. Charlot, d. William Steenton, aged 8, bur.

Oct. 10. Moses Watkis, aged 61, bur.

Oct. 26. Jane Frend, aged 70, bur.

Nov. 8. Ann, wife of Samuel Binnel of Clottley, aged 33, bur.

Nov. 28. Mary, Wife of Richard Lowe, aged 55, bur.

Nov. 28. Sarah Cook, d. Thomas Steenton & Mary, bap.

Dec. 3. Martha, d. Thomas Lees & Sarah, bap.

Dec. 4. William, s. Mary Powel, pauper, bur.

Dec. 21. Richard, s. Richard Manwaring & Sarah, bap.

Dec. 21. Elizabeth, d. Thomas Suthorn & Sarah, bap.

Dec. 26. Elizabeth, d. John Tyler & Jane, bap.

1791

Jan. 3. Mary, d. Richard Charlton & Ann (born Aug. 27th, 1790), bap.

Jan. 2. John, s. Joshua Blakemore & Ann, bap.

Jan. 2. Martha, d. Edward Phipps & Ann, bap.

Jan. 5. William, base son of Elenor Phillips; “an infant pamper”, bur.

Jan. 9. Mary, base dau. Martha Parbot; pauper, bap.

Jan. 15. William Edwards, from the Street Lane; aged 75, bur.

Jan. 16. Emanuel, s. William Gregory & Elizabeth, bap.

Jan. 17. Catherine Langley, grand-daughter of Mr. Charlton, aged 7, bur.

Aug. 30. Mary, d. Richard Charlton & Ann “neglected to be registered “, bap.

Jan. 23. Catherine, d. Thomas Brown & Theodosha, bap.

Jan. 23. Richard, s. Thomas Cherry & Mary, bap.

Feb. 13. William, s. Samuel Johnson & Mary, bap.

Feb. 13. John, s. William Wood & Elizabeth, bap.

Feb. 20. Elizabeth, d. Andrew Addams & An, bap.

Feb. 22. Sarah, d. William Thomas; aged 5, bur.

Mar. 6. Joseph, q William Steenton & Ann, bap.

Mar. 13. Sarah, d. Richard Whiles & Sarah, bap.

Apr. 20. John Thomas, aged 58, bur.

Apr. 24. Shusanah, d. John Morris & Margret, bap.

Apr. 24. John Ianks, aged 74, bur.

May 15. Ann, d. William Jebb & Jane, bap.

May 15. Thomas Tylor, aged 19, bur.

May 29. Sam Biddulph, aged 18, bur.

May 29. Mary, base dau. Jane Robeson; pauper, bap.

June 26. Richard, s. Charles Few & Mary, bap.

June 25. Ann Griffice, pauper, aged 93, bur.

June 26. William, s. Thomas Rogers & Elizabeth, bap.

June 26. William, s. Robert Wells, bap.

June 26. Richard, s. Stephen Prestwood & Mary, bap.

June 26. William, s. Thomas Thomas & Mary, bap.

June 29. Daniel Clemson, aged 79, bur.

June 27. Mary Ann, d. Edward Rhodes & Mary, bap.

July 3. Mary, wife of Thomas Steventon, pauper, aged 63, bur.

Wrockwardine Baptisms and Burials 1788 to 1789

1788

Jan. 1. Elizabeth Davis, aged 83, bur.

Jan. 1. Thomas Biggs, aged 26, bur.

Jun. 5. Richard, s. Robart Wells, bap.

Jan. 6. Jane, d. Richard Manwaring & Mary, bap.

Jan. 20. Thomas, s. Joshua Blakemore, bap.

Jan. 22. Thomas Davis, pauper, aged 63, bur.

No date. John, s. Thomas Jones, aged 1, bur.

Jan. 26. George, s. Jonathan Felton & Mary, bap.

Feb. 10. Thomas, s. William Blaney, aged 4, bur.

Feb. 17. John Laurence, s. Thomas Bevern, bap.

Feb. 24. George, s. George Williams & Mary, bap.

Mar. 19. Joshua Rowley, s. Joshua Gilpin & Maria, bap.

Mar. 21. Joseph Bates, aged 27, bur.

Mar. 23. Mary, d. John Lockley & Mary, bap.

Apr. 5. Edward, s. Edward Pemberton, Esqre., junior, & Frances (born Feby. 9th), bap.

Apr. 13. Joshua, s. John Gittins & Elizabeth, bap.

Apr. 20. Martha Cook, d. Thomas Steventon & Mary, bap.

Apr. 27. John, s. Samuel Johnson & Mary, bap.

Apr. 27. Ann, d. of Thos. & Ann Pritchards, bur.

May 12. Mary Brown, widow, aged 83, bur.

May 30. Hannah, d. Thomas Lees & Sarah, bap.

June 1. Joseph, s. Joseph Brothwood & Ann, bap.

June 8. John, illegit son of Elizabeth Wellings, pauper, bap.

June 22. William, illegit son of Mary Jones, pauper, bap.

June 29. Martha, d. John Tyler & Ann, bap.

June 30. John, s. Thomas & Mary Franks of Allscott (born Feby. 11th), bap.

June 30. Ann, d. of Samuel & Ann Binnel, of Clottley (born April 14th), bap.

July 20. Thomas, s. Richard Cooper & Sarah, bap.

July 27. Mary, d. of Edward Jones & Martha, bap.

Aug. 3. Susannah Smith, aged 84, widow, bur.

Aug. 13. John Williams of the Lea, aged 70, bur.

Aug. 24. William, s. of Kester Pickerel & Mary, bap.

Aug. 28. Francis Parten, aged 36, bur.

Sep. 3. William Bedulph, aged 18, bur.

Sep. 14. John, s. William Swan & Ann, bap.

Sep. 14. John, s. Andrew Addams & Ann, bap.

Sep. 28. William, s. Thomas Martin & Sarah, bap.

“Delivered into Stamp Office, 26 births, 15 Burials.”

Oct. 5. Ann, d. Thomas Saddler & Elizabeth, bap.

Oct. 19. Thomas, s. John Pew & Mary, bap.

Nov. 2. Elizabeth Povall of Allscott, aged 79, bur.

Nov. 9. Sarah, d. Richard Manwaring & Mary, bap.

Dec. 3. Ann, wife of Richard Loyd from Wellington, aged 68, bur.

Dec. 21. Isabel, d. William Bates, aged 18, bur.

1789

Jan. 5. Martha, d. Edward Ratliff & Mary, bap.

Jan. 6. Margret, d. John Wilson & Margret (born May 31st, 1788), bap.

Jan. 7. Heriot, d. John Shelton & Heriot, bap.

Jan. 11. James, s. Thomas Thomas & Mary, bap.

Jan. 11. Mary, d. William Bullock & Mary, bap.

Jan. 15. Samuel, s. Thomas Jones, an infant, bur.

Jan. 22. James, s. James Latham, bap.

Jan. 31. Edward Houlston Bayley, aged 83, bur.

Feb. 8. John, s. Thomas Rogers & Elizabeth, bap.

Feb. 10. Margret, wife of Edward Houlston, aged 79, bur.

Feb. 15. Ann, d. James Torbar & Mary, bap.

Feb. 18. Jane Jones, from Hadley, aged 17, bur.

Feb. 21. John, base s. Elenor Rowley, an infant, pauper, bur.

Feb. 24. Alice Vickers, pauper, aged 101, bur.

Feb. 25. Elizabeth, base dau. of Sarah Jones, aged 1, pauper, bur.

Mar. 6. John, s. Edward Rhodes & Mary, bap.

Mar. 6. Thomas Macham, base son of Ann Robarts, bap.

Mar. 15. Hannah, d. Thomas Daws & Ann, bap.

Mar. 16. Thomas, s. Samuel Binnell, from Wellington, aged 1, bur.

Mar. 22. John, s. Thomas Gregory & Elizabeth, bap.

Apr. 5. William Masey, pauper, aged 74, bur.

Apr. 8. Joseph Ward, from Long, aged 61, bur.

Apr. 10. Ann, d. George Pritchards & Elenor, bap.

Apr. 16. Elenor Johnson, widow, pauper, aged 73, bur.

Apr. 24. Martha Eaton, aged 19, bur.

Apr. 26. Samuel, s. Edward Phipps & Ann, bap.

May 10. Jobe, s. Richard Wilde & Sarah, bap.

May 14. Hannah, d. Thomas Lees & Sarah, aged 1, bur.

May 14. Ann, d. Charles Few, aged 10 months, bur.

May 15. William Ick, pauper, bur.

May 23. Thomas Franks of Allscott, aged 46, bur.

May 31. Mary, d. Richard Wild & Mary, bap.

June 1. Elizabeth, d. Richard & Ann Charlton, of Charlton, bap.

June 7. John Tarbrock, bur.

June 17. Jane Blaney, pauper, aged 65, bur.

June 18. William, s. William Hall, aged 7, bur.

June 28. John, s. William Jebb & Jane, bap.

June 28.  John Jones, from Wellington, aged 26, bur.

June 29. Mary, wife of John Beard, from Eyton, aged 51, bur.

July 12. Richard Stanier, servant to Edward Pemberton, Esqre, aged 26, bur.

July 16. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Parton, aged 64, bur.

July 30. Catherine, d. John Hoof & Catherine, bap.

July 31. Catherine, wife of John Hoof, aged 30, bur.

Aug. 17. Rebecca, d. John Davis, an infant, bur.

Aug. 21. John Hudson, from par. of Wellington, aged 58, bur.

Sep. 6. Sarah, d. John Price, aged 1, bur.

Sep. 13. Elizabeth, d. Richard Amlington & Elenor, bap.

Sep. 21. Thomas Parton, aged 69, bur.

Sep. 29. Arthur, s. Arthur Cooper & Sarah, bap.

Sep. 29. Sarah, d. John Darricot & Mary, bap.

Oct. 12. Margaret, wife of John Pinches, from Wallcot, aged 64, bur.

Oct. 23. Mary, wife of Abraham Bullock, aged 64, bur.

Oct. 23. John, s. Aaron Price, aged 1, bur.

Nov. 18. Mary, d. Thomas Martin, aged 4, bur.

Nov. 29. Robart, s. William Wood & Elizabeth, bap.

Dec. 1. Ann Tarbrock, aged 51, bur.

Dec. 10. Hannah, d. John Jones, bur.

Dec. 29. Sarah, wife of Jonathan Sturland from Eyton, bur.

“Delivered into Stamp Office, 26 Births, 29 Burials.”

Administration

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