Fitz, Shropshire Family History Guide

Fitz is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places included in the parish: Grafton, Mytton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1559

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Fitz

Historical Descriptions

Fitz

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FITZ, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; on the rivers Perry and Severn, and on the Shrewsbury and Oswestry railway, 4 miles NW of Shrewsbury. Post town, Bicton Heath, under Shrewsbury. Acres, 1,512. Real property, £3,077. Pop., 323. Houses, 53. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £272. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Fitz. A parish in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 5 miles north-west of Shrewsbury.
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

Grafton

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Grafton, a hamlet in Fitz parish, Salop; on the river Perry, 5 ½ miles NW of Shrewsbury.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Grafton. A township in the parish of Fitz, and in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill. 5 ½ miles north-west of Shrewsbury.
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

Fitz Parish Registers 1559-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. IV (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
Fitz Parish Registers 1559-1812 - Archive.org

Directories

Fitz Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Fitz, with the townships of Grafton and Mytton, is a village and parish, 5 ½ miles from Shrewsbury, in the Southern division of the county, Albrighton division of Brimstree hundred, Atcham union, and diocese of Lichfield. The church of St. Paul is a plain brick building, erected in the year 1722. The living is a rectory, yearly value £266, with residence and about 32 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. There is a small Primitive Methodist chapel here. The principal landowners are Lieut.-Col. Kenyon-Slaney, John Bather, Esq., and Richard Middleton, Esq. The soil is varied, from strong to light loam; subsoil, chiefly clay. The area is 1,512 acres, and the population in 1861 was 323; gross estimated rental, £2,984; rateable value, £2,820.

Grafton is a township, in the parish of Fitz, containing 550 acres. Lieut.-Col. Kenyon-Slaney is principal landowner.

Mytton is also a township in this parish; it is the birth place of Edward Waring, M.D., whose mathematical publications prove the extent and profundity of his knowledge. He was born in 1734.

Letters arrive from Bomere Heath at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6 30 p.m.

Fitz
Bearcroft Rev. Thomas, M.A.
Middleton Richard, esq. Fitz manor
Davies Edward, farmer, Manor farm
Davies William, farmer
Vaughan William, Fitz mill

Mytton
Carew Rev. Gerald, M.A. Mytton hall
Hamer Mrs. Mytton house
Blake Edward, miller Mytton mill
Croft Richard, wheelwright
Vaughan Thomas, farmer
Winn Thomas, farmer

Grafton
Kenyon Mrs. Grafton lodge
Bowen Charles, blacksmith
Davies Edward, farmer
Davis William, farmer, Mock hall
Howells Edward, farmer, Grafton farm
Price Richard, farmer

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

Administration

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