Chelmarsh, Shropshire Family History Guide

Chelmarsh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places included in the parish: Hempton and Sutton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1557

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Chelmarsh

  • Billingsley
  • Chetton
  • Highley
  • Alveley
  • Glazeley and Deuxhill
  • Quatt
  • Quatford

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHELMARSH, a parish and a division in Salop. The parish is in Bridgnorth district; lies on the river Severn, 2 miles NW of Hampton r. station, and 3 ½ S by E of Bridgnorth; and has a post-office under Bridgnorth. Acres, 3,259. Real property, £6,043. Pop., 564. Houses, 112. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £250. Patron, Sir T. G. S. Sebright, Bart. The church is ancient but very good; and has a tower.

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

Chelmarsh or Chilmarsh Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Chelmarsh or Chilmarsh. A parish in the Bridgnorth division of the hundred of Stottesden, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 72 houses, 458 inhabitants. 3 ½ miles south-east of Bridgnorth.

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

Poll Books

Chelmarsh, Poll Book 1865


Chelmarsh Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Parish Registers

Chelmarsh Parish Registers 1557-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. III (1903)

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

Chelmarsh Parish Registers 1557-1812 -


Chelmarsh Parish Registers 1800 to 1804

Chelmarsh Parish Registers 1797 to 1799

Chelmarsh Parish Registers 1794 to 1796

Chelmarsh Parish Registers 1790 to 1793


Chelmarsh Parish Registers 1788 to 1789  

Chelmarsh Baptisms and Burials

Chelmarsh Baptisms and Burials 1810 to 1812

Chelmarsh Baptisms and Burials 1805 to 1809

Chelmarsh Marriages

Chelmarsh Marriage Register 1800 to 1812

Chelmarsh Marriage Register 1775 to 1800

Chelmarsh Marriage Register 1754 to 1774


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