Shelton Nottinghamshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1595
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1626

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Shelton

  • Thoroton
  • Sibthorpe
  • Flawborough
  • Hawksworth
  • Cotham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Shelton, a parish, with a village, in Bingham district, Notts; 3½ miles N by E of Elton r. station, and 6¼ S by W of Newark. It has a post-office under Newark. Acres, 740. Real property, £1,939. Pop., 127. Houses, 27. The manor belongs to R. Hall, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £322.  Patron, G. Maltby, Esq. The church is good. Charities, £9.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SHELTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Bingham, S. division of the wapentake of Newark and of the county of Nottingham, 6½ miles (S. by W.) from Newark; containing 102 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 14. 4½.; net income, £322; patron, the Rev. J. J. Maltby. The church, a small edifice, was partly rebuilt in 1831.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Shelton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Shelton, 1626-1853 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shelton (Nottinghamshire)

England, Nottinghamshire, Shelton, St. Mary and All Saints parish registers, 1585-1830 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shelton (Nottinghamshire); Nottinghamshire Archives Office

Marriages at Shelton, 1596-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shelton (Nottinghamshire)

Parish chest and poor law records for Shelton, 1820-1896 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shelton (Nottinghamshire)

The parish registers of Shelton, in the county of Nottingham, for the years 1595-1812, with appendices Author: Blagg, Thomas Matthews

Parish printout of Shelton parish, Nottinghamshire, England, christenings, 1595-1853

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest and poor law records for Shelton, 1820-1896 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shelton (Nottinghamshire)

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Administration

  • County: Nottinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bingham
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Newark
  • Poor Law Union: Bingham
  • Hundred: Newark
  • Province: York