Salford Priors is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.
Other places in the parish include: Cock Bevington, Bevington, Wood Bevington, Dunnington, Pitchell, Parkhall, Irons Cross, and Rushford.
Church: St. Matthew
Parish registers begin: 1568
Nonconformists in Salford Priors include: Particular Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.
Roman Catholic church: Our Lady and St Anthony, Abbots Salford.
Salford, 4 miles S. Alcester. P. 865
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.
Salford, a parish in the Stratford division of the hundred of Barlichway, county of Warwick, 5¾ miles (S. by W.) from Alcester, containing 813 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king’s books at £9, endowed with £800 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of Lady Skipwith. The church is dedicated to St. Matthew. The river Avon and its tributary stream, the Arrow, runs through the parish. William Perkins, in 1656, gave £232 for the support of a free grammar school; the annual income, now upwards of £40, is applied to instructing, in English, the children of parishioners; the classics were formerly taught, but they have of late years been discontinued. An ancient mansion, the property of Mr. Berkeley, is now occupied as a nunnery, the society consisting of an abbess, sixteen professed nuns, and a school for young ladies, noviciates. Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831.
Below are the names of those that voted in the election of November 1868 between Lord Hyde. Sir R. N. C. Hamilton, Bart., K.C.B. H. C. Wise, Esq. John Hardy, Esq..
Poll Book, South Warwickshire Election, November 1868.
Alcester Polling District
No. and Name of Voter.
399 Adkins, Robert
400 Adkins, John
401 Arnall, Thomas
402 Baylis, Charles
403 Birch, John
404 Bomford, Heming James
405 Bomford, Benjamin
406 Chattaway, Joseph
407 Chambers, William Edward Eouse Boughton
408 Dyke, Thomas
409 East, Henry
410 Eyston, John
411 Garrard, Rev. Samuel
412 Hearne, Stephen Street
413 Hemming, John
414 Huband, Thomas
416 Nicholls, James
417 Nicholls, Joseph
418 Penrice, George, Esq.
419 Shailer, Thomas
420 Slatter, Henry Bandis
421 Banister, David William
422 Bomford, Frederick
423 Farr, George
424 Hartigan, Rev. Patrick
Below is a list of people who were from Salford but who were married in another parish.
William Harris, of Salford,& Hannah Horn, of N. L. [blank] 1707 at North & Middle Littleton, Worcestershire.
William Ellins, of Salford, & Margaret Couper, of N. L. 1 Mar. 1714 at North & Middle Littleton, Worcestershire.
William Cull, of Salford, co. Warwick, & Margaret Smith … … 6 Apr. 1780 at North & Middle Littleton, Worcestershire.
George Hygcocke, of Salford, husbandman, & Jone, d. of John Bushell, husbandman, of thys parysh. The last day of September, the first yeare of Phyllyp, our kynge, and the seconde yere of Marye, our Queene [—–] 1554 at South Littleton, Worcestershire.