Edstaston, Shropshire Family History Guide

Edstaston was taken out of Wem, and formed into a separate parish, in 1850. It includes the hamlets of Edstaston and Cotton, and comprises an area of 3,721 acres. The population in 1901 was 740.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1712

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Edstaston

  • Tilstock
  • Whixall
  • Wem
  • Newtown
  • Prees

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Edstaston, a chapelry in the parish of Wem, county of Salop; 2 miles north-north-east of Wem. Houses 82. Pop., in 1821, 397; in 1831, 397. Other returns with the parish.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Edstaston. A township in the parish of Wem, and in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford, North. A chapel to Wem, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 2 miles north of Wem.

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

Edstaston Parish Registers 1712-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. X (1908)

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

Edstaston Parish Registers 1712-1812 - Archive.org


Edstaston Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871


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