Childs Ercall, Shropshire Family History Guide

Child's Ercall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places the parish includes: Hungry Hatton

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin: 1569

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Child's Ercall

  • Bolas Magna
  • Tibberton
  • Chetwynd
  • Hinstock
  • Edgmond
  • Stoke upon Tern

Historical Descriptions

Childs Ercall Shropshire Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Childs-Ercall, a parish in Market-Drayton district, Salop; near the river Tern, 6 ½ miles S of Market-Drayton, and 6 ½ NW by N of Newport r. station. It has a post-office under Market-Drayton. Acres, 3,633. Real property, £5,101. Pop., 470. Houses, 88. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfleld. Value, £66. Patron, R. Corbet, Esq. The church is good.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Childs Ercall Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Child’s Ercall. A parish in the Drayton division of the hundred of Bradford, North, a curacy in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 74 houses, 389 inhabitants. 6 ½ miles north-west of Newport.
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.

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Childs Ercall Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Child’s Ercall is a parish and village, 4 miles from Hodnet station, 149 from London, and 16 from Shrewsbury, in the Northern division of the county, Drayton division of North Bradford hundred, Market Drayton union, and diocese of Lichfield. The church of St. Michael, a Gothic building, bespeaks great antiquity, it existed in the 11th century. The living is a vicarage, yearly value, £80, including glebe land, in the gift of Richard Corbet, Esq. There is a school for boys and girls. Richard Corbet, Esq., is lord of the manor and sole landowner, with the exception of about 40 acres belonging to the Duke of Sutherland. In 1086 this parish belonged to the Norman sheriff of Shropshire. The soil is chiefly sandy loam; the subsoil, red sandstone. The population in 1861 was 470; the area is 4,000 acres; gross estimated rental, £5,305; rateable value, £5,002.

Hungry Hatton is a township in this parish.

Parochial School. – Mr. S. Mifflin, master; Mrs. Mifflin, mistress

Letters arrive from Market Drayton at 8-30 a.m.; dispatched at 4-30 p.m. 

Child’s Ercall.
Burder Rev. Frederick G. M.A. (curate)
Johnson Rev. Bertie Entwistle, M.A. vicarage
Astin William, farmer
Beeston George, farmer, Alford green
Boughey George, farmer, Sayer fields
Bourne Edward, farmer, The Manor
Carnall John, farmer, Ercall heath
Dodd William, farm bailiff
Edwards John, farmer, Wood farm
Evanson Sarah, shopkeeper
Haycock William, blacksmith & farrier
Higgins Rowland, farmer, Ercall heath
Houlding William, farmer
Lea James, farmer, Dodecote grange
Lea Thomas, farmer
Palmer Robert, farmer, Nagington
Woodhouse Mary, farmer

Hungry Hatton.
Allen George, blacksmith
Bruckshaw Benjamin, farmer, The Lea
Bruckshaw Benjamin, butcher & farmer
Cartwright George, shoe maker
Morgan George, farmer
Morgan John Harper, farmer, Bogg hall
Ryster Philip, wheelwright
Wardley Thomas, farmer

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


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Market Drayton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Newport
  • Poor Law Union: Market Drayton
  • Hundred: North Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury