Albrighton (Shrewsbury), Shropshire Family History Guide

Albrighton Hall
Terry Robinson / Albrighton Hall (Mercure Hotel), Ellesmere Road, Shropshire - 1 / CC BY-SA 2.0
Bell gable and green man on the west end of St John the Baptist's parish church, Albrighton, Shropshire, seen form the south.
Bell gable and green man on the west end of St John the Baptist's parish church, Albrighton, Shropshire, seen form the south. Bob Bowyer / Albrighton Church / CC BY-SA 2.0

Albrighton (near Shrewsbury) is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1738 from a chapelry in Shrewsbury St Mary Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1674

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALBRIGHTON, a chapelry in the parish of St. Mary, district of Atcham, Salop; near the Shrewsbury and Chester railway, 4 miles N of Shrewsbury. It has a post office under Shrewsbury. Acres, 750. Pop., 78. Houses, 12. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £52. Patron, W. Spurrier, Esq. The church is very good.

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

Albrighton (Shrewsbury) The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Albrighton, a township and chapelry in the parish of St. Mary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire; 3½ miles north of Shrewsbury. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Lichfield, and a peculiar of the dean of Lichfield; gross income £52. It is endowed with £800 royal bounty. Patrons, in 1829, the mayor and chief schoolmaster of Shrewsbury. Pop., in 1801, 58; in 1831, 98. Houses 9. A. P. £883. Poor rates, in 1837, £23.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Albrighton Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Albrighton, 3½ m. N. Shrewsbury. P.85.

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

Albrighton (near Shrewsbury) Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Albrighton. A township in the parish of St. Mary, Shrewsbury, and in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill, but encompassed by Shrewsbury liberties. 10 houses, 75 inhabitants. 3 ¼ miles from Shrewsbury.

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

Directories

Albrighton (near Shrewsbury) Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Albrighton, near Shrewsbury, is an ecclesiastical parish, with Perrill and Broad Oak, 3 ¾ miles north from Shrewsbury, in the Northern division of the county, Pimhill hundred, Atcham union, and diocese of Lichfield.  The church of St. John the Baptist is a stone building in the early Norman style.  The living is a vicarage, £56 yearly, with residence, in the gift of W. M. Sparrow, Esq.  The soil is various; subsoil, clay and gravel.  The area is 1,010 acres, and the population in 1861 was 78; gross estimated rental, £1,040; rateable value, £970.

Letters arrive through Shrewsbury.
Brigstocke Rev. Martin W., M.A., The Vicarage
Sparrow William M., esq., Albrighton hall
Billing Joseph, farmer
Gough Richard, blacksmith
Gough William, blacksmith, Cross hill
Higginson John, farmer, Perrill
Leake Thomas, Fox inn

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

Albrighton Parish Registers

Albrighton Parish Registers 1649-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. 1 (1900)

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

Albrighton Parish Registers 1649-1812 - Archive.org

Albrighton (Shrewsbury) Shropshire Parish Documents 1902

Documents1, etc. in the custody of the Parish Meeting. – Kept by the Chairman at his house, viz:-

  • Minute Book.

Documents, etc. in the custody of the Vicar. – Kept in a safe in the Vestry, viz:-

Terrier, dated 1884.

General Register, stated to commence 1665 (but first entry 1674) to 1790. There is a note on the first page of this Register – “The age of the old Register is the year 1563.” (NB. – This has been lost.)

  • Register of Baptisms and Burials, 1790 – 1812
  • Register of Baptisms 1813 – in use.
  • Register of Marriages, 1852 – in use
  • Register of Banns, 1858 – in use
  • Register of Burials, 1813 –in use.

(Note. – It will be observed that there is no Register of Marriages in this Parish from 1790 to 1852.)

The Vicar of Albrighton has no Tithe Map or Award, but Mr. Sparrow, of Albrighton Hall, has a copy which is dated 1845.

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Atcham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Royal Peculiar of St Mary Shrewsbury
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Wem
  • Poor Law Union: Atcham
  • Hundred: Albrighton Division
  • Province: Canterbury

  1. Shropshire Parish Documents published 1902. A report of the Inspection of Parish Documents made to Salop County Council under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1894. Note: The location of the documents listed in this transcription are as cited in the book published in 1902 and should be used as a guide only. It should not be assumed that the documents are still kept at the stated location. Interested parties should perhaps contact Shropshire records office to ascertain the documents current whereabouts. ↩