Donington, Shropshire Family History Guide

Donington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church: St. Cuthbert

Parish registers begin: 1556

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Donington

  • Tong
  • Albrighton
  • Boscobel
  • Shifnal
  • Brewood

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DONINGTON, a parish in Shiffnall district, Salop; on the Shrewsbury and Birmingham railway, contiguous to Boscobel and Royal Oak, 1 mile NW of Albrighton r. station, and 4½ SE by E of Shiffnall. Post town, Albrighton, under Wolverhampton. Acres, 2, 641. Real property, £6, 128; of which £150 are in quarries. Pop., 456. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. Tonge Castle, Kilsall, and Dodington Hall are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £673. Patron, the Duke of Sutherland. The church is old but good, and has a fine tower.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Donnington. A parish in the Shiffnal division of the hundred of Brimstry, a rectory in charge, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 67 houses, 330 inhabitants. 5 miles south-east of Shifnal.

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 Records

FamilySearch Historical Records

Parish Registers

Donington Parish Registers 1556-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. III (1901)

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

Donington Parish Registers 1556-1812 -


Donington Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871


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