Caynham Shropshire Family History Guide

Photo of St Mary’s parish church, Caynham, Shropshire, seen from the east by Richard Webb, some rights reserved.

Caynham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Cainham

Other places in the parish include: Bennett’s End.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Caynham

Historical Descriptions

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Cainham, a parish in the hundred of Stottesden, county of Salop, 3½ miles (E.S.E.) from Ludlow, containing 936 inhabitants. The living is a discharged Vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king’s books at £4. 13. 4. J. Mainwaring, Esq. was patron in 1818. The church is dedicated to St. Mary.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Cainham; or Caynham. A parish in the Cleobury division of the hundred of Stottesden, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Ludlow, and archdeaconry of Salop. 194 houses, 936 inhabitants. 2 ½ miles south-east by east of Ludlow.

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

Parish Registers

The Register of Clee Hill (Parish of Caynham) Wesleyan Chapel 1796-1829

Shropshire parish registers : Nonconformist and Roman Catholic registers (1903)
Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society; Evans, George Eyre; Fletcher, W. G. D. (William George Dimock), 1851-1935; Kinsella, William
Publisher: [London] : Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

The Register of Clee Hill (Parish of Caynham) Wesleyan Chapel 1796-1829 –

Poll Books

Cainham Shropshire Poll Book 1865


Caynham Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ludlow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Ludlow
  • Poor Law Union: Ludlow
  • Hundred: Stottesdon
  • Province: Canterbury