Grinshill Shropshire Family History Guide

Grinshill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Grimshill

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1592

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion

Parishes adjacent to Grinshill

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GRINSHILL, a parish in Wem district, Salop; near the Yorton station of the Crewe and Shrewsbury railway, 4 miles S of Wem. It has a post office under Shrewsbury. Acres, 827. Rated property, £1,730. Pop., 317. house, 61. The property is divided among a few. Building stone is worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £106 Patron, the Rev. John Wood. The church was enlarged in 1840, and is good. Charities, £6.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Grinshill; or Grinsell. A parish in the liberties of Shrewsbury, a rectory or donative, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 40 houses, 214 inhabitants. 7 miles north of Shrewsbury.

From Hawkstone, southwards, to Lea and Grinshill hills, extends a line of siliceous free stone, chiefly of the red kind, except at Grinshill, where there is a considerable quantity of white, of which great use has been made in the bridges, churches, and other modern edifices 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 Records

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Grinshill Parish Registers 1592-1812

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

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; W. P. W. Phillimore

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Grinshill Parish Registers 1592-1812 - Archive.org

Transcriptions

Grinshill Marriages 1800 to 1812

1800, Aug. 25. William Elkes & Mary Cartwright. W.: Richd Seymour, Geo. Chester.
1802, Mar. 23. George Jones & Mary Kilvert. W.: Richard Philips, Geo. Chester.
1803, June 23. Andrew Rogers, of Wem, & Anne Groome. W.: Geo. Chester, x the mark of William Ebrey.
1803, Dec. 26. Edward Williams, of Middle, & Mary Woodhall.  W.: Geo. Chester, x the mark of James Broughall.
1804, June 6. Thomas Owen & Martha Downes. W.: John Ravenshaw, Geo. Chester.
1804, June 14. Rev. John Pitchford, of Upton Magna, & Margaret Embrey, lic., By Robert Wylde. W.: Thos. Boodle, Charles Henshaw.
1804, Nov. 15. John Cartwright, of Shawbury, & Mary Dillow. By Thomas Oswell, curate. W.: x the mark of Thomas Holford, Geo. Chester.

1805, Mar. 25. William Killan & Elizabeth Davies, lic. By L. Gardner, officiating minister. W.: John Send, Elizabeth Barnett, Geo. Chester.
1805, July 22. John Higgins, of S. Mary’s, Shrewsbury, & Susannah Barnet. By L. Gardner. W.: Elizabeth Griffiths, John Newens, Geo. Chester.
1806, Feb. 27. John Jessop & Mary Smith. By H. Johnson. W.: Jas. Smith, Mary Lee.
1808, Mar. 15. Thomas Higgins & Ann Baker. By Francis Salt, curate. W.: Henry Baker, x the mark of Margaret Baker.
1809, April 16. Thomas Brockton & Elizabeth Griffiths. By Francis Salt, curate. W.: Elizabeth Shone, x the mark of George Wood.
1809, Oct. 30. Thomas Smith & Mary Jones. By Francis Salt, curate. W.: x the mark of Thomas Jones, x the mark of Mary Smith.
1810, April 23.. William Parrock & Mary Higgins. By R. Downes, R. of Petton. W.: George Parrock, Elizabeth Darson’s x mark.
1811, Aug. 20. Benjamin Wollam, of Wem, widr., & Mary Harrison. By Robert Smyth, curate of this p. W.: Jno. Woollam [sic], as witness his mark x. Katherine Woolam [sic], as witness her mark x.

Grinshill Baptisms and Burials 1810 to 1812

1810
Jan. 7. Catherine, d. of Willm & Mary Downes, bap.
Jan. 21. Ann, d. of Geo. & Elizth Walford, bap.
Jan. 28. John, s. of John & Mary Jessop, bap.
Jan. 28. Richd, s. of George & Margt Oare, bap.
Feb. 9. John, s. of John & Elizth Edwards, bap.
Feb. 11. Samuel Ravenshaw, s. of John & Margaret Wood (born Feb. 7th), bap.
Mar. 1. George Walford, bur.
May 7. Anne, d. of Samuel & Elizabeth Owen, bap.
July 30. Jane Jones, bur.
Aug. 5. Rebecca, d. of Richard & Jane Humphreys, bap.
Nov. 11. Elizabeth, illegitimate d. of Mary Ebrey, bap.
1811
Jan. 13. Martha, d. of William & Mary Parrock, bap.
Jan. 20. Robert & Emma (twins), s. & d. of Thomas & Elizabeth Barnett, bap.
N.B. – George Walford’s Burial is registered on the back of this leaf.
Feb. 24. Eleanor, d. of Thomas & Margaret Richards, bap.
Mar. 17. John, s. of James & Mary Parkinson, bap.
Mar. 20. William, s. of Robert & Mary Owen, bap.
July 14. George, s. of George & Sarah Chester, bap.
Sept. 15. Sarah, d. of Edward & Ann Davies, bap.
Sept. 5. William Kilvert, of Shrewsbury, bur.
Nov. 10. William, s. of John & Sarah Lloyd, bap.
Dec. 25. Thomas, s. of Francis & Mary Owen, of Shawbury p., bap.
1812
Jan. 12. John, s. of William & Elizth Griffiths, bap.
Jan. 15. Eliz. Lewis (an infant), bur.
Feb. 16. William, s. of Thomas & Martha Owen, bap.
Feb. 23. John, s. of Eliz. Wright, an illegitimate child, bap.
July 15. George, s. of John & Margaret Wood, bap.
Mar. 1. William, s. of William & Eliz. Killan, bap.
Mar. 29. Thomas, s. of Saml & Eliz. Owen, bap.
July 16. Eliz. Barnett, of this Parish, bur.
July 26. Charles, illeg. s. of Eliz. Walford, bap.
Aug. 2. Mary, d. of John & Mary Jessop, bap.
Aug. 9. Ann, d. of Richd & Jane Humphries, bap.
Aug. 9. Mary, d. of John & Margaret Kilvert, bap.
Sept. 2. William Killan (an infant), bur.
Oct. 18. Thomas, illeg. s. of Margaret Morris, bap.
Oct. 25. Jane Wakefield, d. of William & Mary Downes, bap.
Dec. 1. John Jones, bur.
Dec. 20. Jane, d. of George & Margaret Oare, bap.
Dec. 20. Ann, d. of Samuel & Mary Owen (of Shawbury p.), bap.

Grinshill Baptisms and Burials 1805 to 1809

1805
Feb. 10. Thomas, s. of George & Sarah Chester, bap.
Feb. 22. Ely Gleadhill, aged 65 years, bur.
Feb. 24. Elizabeth, d. of Thomas & Martha Owen, bap.
Mar. 8. John Symonds, aged 61 years, bur.
Mar. 18. Ann Downes, aged 84 years, bur.
Memorandum. A Copy delivered to the Court to Lady Day, 1805.
Sept. 29. Mary, d. of Wm. & Elizth Killan, bap.
Dec. 5. Jane, d. of Thos. & Elizth. Armson, bap.
1806
Feb. 9. Robt., s. of Saml. & Elizth. Owen, bap.
Mar. 4. Joseph Bevan, bur.
April 13. Elizth, d. of Richd. & Jane Humphries, bap.
April 27. Wm., s. of Thos. & Elizth. Barnett, bap.
June 15. Thos., s. of Jno. & Elizth. Bevan, bap.
July 20. Eliza, d. of Geo. & Elizth. Walford, bap.
Sept. 14. Ann, d. of Francis & Mary Owen, bap.
Sept. 27. Mary, d. of Sarah Brindley, supposed to be upwards of 13 years of age, bap.
1807
Feb. 6. Eleanor, d. of Geo. & Elizth. Robinson, bap.
Feb. 20. Martha Minton, an Infant, bur.
April 12. Mary, d. of Thos. & Martha Owen, bap.
June 7. Margt., d. of George & Margt. Oare, bap.
Rd. Parsons, Officiating Minister.
May 12. William Embrey, s. of John wood, gent., & Margaret, his wife (born 9th of the same month), bap.
Aug. 2. Harriot, d. of David & Sarah Kynaston, bap.
Aug. 23. Harriot Kynaston, bur.
Sept. 27. Jane, d. of George & Sarah Chester, bap.
Dec. 5. John, s. of William & Elizabeth Killan, bap.
Dec. 31. Thomas Minton (Clive), bur.
1808
Feb. 14. John Killan, bur.
April 1. Jane, d. of George & Elizabeth Robinson, bap.
April 10. Sarah, d. oof Thomas & Elizabeth Barnett, bap.
April 10. Mary, d. of William & Mary Downes, bap.
June 12. Elizabeth, d. of John & Mary Jessop, bap.
July 10. Samuel, s. of Samuel & Elizabeth Owen, bap.
Sept. 11. John, s. of Richard & Jane Humphries, bap.
Oct. 23. John, s. of Francis & Mary Owen, bap.
Oct. 30. George, s. of George & Elizabeth Walford, bap.
Nov. 27. Mary, d. of Robert & Mary Owen, bap.
Dec. 13. Sarah Davies, bur.
Dec. 23. Mary Brooks, bur.
1809
Feb. 26. Robert, s. of John & Elizabeth Bevan, bap.
April 16. John, s. of William & Elizabeth Killan, bap.
April 16. George Walford (an infant), bur.
May 4. Ann, d. of Edward & Ann Davies, bap.
May 14. Emma, d. of Thomas & Martha Owen, bap.
Sept. 3. Richard, s. of William & Martha Downes, bap.
Oct. 30. Ann Embrey, wid. of Robert Embrey, gent., bur.

Grinshill Baptisms and Burials 1798 to 1804

1798
May 27. James, s. of James & Anne Tunnah, bap.
Sept. 2. Mary, d. of Willm. & Mary Wynne, bap.
Sept. 2. Thomas, s. of John & Catherine Kilvert, bap.
Sept. 23. Richard, illeg. s. of Anne Davies, bap.
Nov. 4. John, s. of George & Elizabeth Walford, bap.
Dec. 2. Eliza, illeg. d. of Martha Gray, bap.
Dec. 25. Anne, d. of George & Jane Downes, bap.
Dec. 30. Mary, d. of Richard & Jane Humphries, bap.
1799
Jan. 11. Anne Kilvert, widow, bur.
Jan. 14. Anne Dulson, widow, bur.
Jan. 31. Elizabeth Symonds, bur.
Feb. 10. Mary, d. of George & Sarah Chester, bap.
June 2. Hannah, d. of Philip & Mary Oare, bap.
June 2. Jane, d. of Richd. & Elizabeth Barnett, bap.
June 9. Samuel, s. of Morgan & Margaret Morris, bap.
July 7. Mary, d. of Willm. & Mary Lawley, bap.
July 27. Judith Kilvert, bur.
Sept. 28. Mary Anne, d. of John & Margaret Wood, bap.
John Pitchford, Minister.
Dec. 29. Hannah, d. of John & Mary Pool, bap.
1800
Jan. 17. Hannah Oare, aged 23 years, bur.
Feb. 2. Lucy, d. of John & Elizabeth Minor, bap.
Feb. 25. John Minton, an infant, bur.
Mar. 12. Mary, d. of John & Catherine Kilvert, bap.
Mar. 23. Elizabeth, d. of George & Margaret Oare, bap.
April 9. Mary Anne Wood, bur.
Sept. 21. Mary, d. of David & Sarah Kynaston, bap.
Nov. 30. Anne, d. of George & Sarah Chester, bap.
1801
Feb. 9. James Tunnah, aged 3 years, bur.
Feb. 15. Samuel, illeg. s. of Mary Cartwright, bap.
April 5. Anne, d. of William & Mary Wynne, bap.
May 3. Elizabeth & Martha, daughters of James & Anne Tunnah, bap.
May 14. John, s. of John & Margaret Wood, bap.
June 21. Edward, s. of Richard & Jane Humphries, bap.
June 21. Charlotte Clarke, d. of John & Catherine Kilvert, bap.
June 28. William Symonds, bur.
John Pitchford, Officiating Minister.
Aug. 15. Richard Barnett, aged 39 years, bur.
Memorandum, the foregoing was delivered into the Court, August 24th, 1801.
Aug. 29. Thomas Brookes, aged 71 years, bur.
Sept. 20. Sarah, d. of John & Mary Pool, bap.
Oct. 3. Elizabeth Rogers, bur.
Nov. 3. Elizabeth Minton, an infant, bur.
1802
April 11. William, s. of Samuel & Elizabeth Owen, bap.
June 20. Susanna, d. of George & Jane Downes, bap.
June 23. Richard Kilvert, bur.
July 7. Jane, illeg. d. of Anne Wright, bap.
July 17. Edward, s. of George & Sarah Chester, bap.
July 17. Edward, s. of David & Sarah Kynaston, bap.
July 20. Thomas Davies, bur.
Aug. 29. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Barnett, bap.
John Pitchford, Officiating Minister.
Sept. 5. John, s. of George & Margaret Oare, bap.
Sept. 16. Charles Newcomb, aged 38 years, bur.
Oct. 10. John Minton, an infant, bur.
Oct. 23. Peter Holland, aged 64 years, bur.
Dec. 12. John, s. of Thomas & Martha Owen, bap.
1803
Feb. 13. Jane, illeg. d. of Martha Downes, bap.
Feb. 27. Martha, d. of Robert & Elizabeth Barlow, bap.
Mar. 6. William, illeg. s. of Elizabeth Davies, bap.
Mar. 21. Joan Oare, an infant, bur.
April 17. Elizabeth, d. of John & Mary Pool, bap.
May 8. Jane, d. of Richard & Jane Humphries, bap.
Aug. 31. John Jones, aged 23 years, bur.
1804
Jan. 15. Mary, d. of George & Margaret Oare, bap.
Jan. 15. Esther, d. of Geo. & Sarah Chester, bap.
Jan. 18. Margaret Symonds, bur.
Jan. 22. Jane, d. of John & Elizabeth Bevan, bap.
Feb. 13. Esther Chester, bur.
Mar. 15. Thomas, ye s. of John Wood, Gent., & Mrs. Margate [sic], his wife (Born upon ye 11th), bap.
April 8. Thos., s. of Willm. & Mary Downes, bap.
April 29. Jane, d. of Samuel & Elizabeth Owen, bap.
April 13. The Rev. John Pitchford, A.M. of Christ Church, Oxford, succeeded the Rev. James Atcherley in the Perpetual Curacy of Grinshill, on the Nomination of John Wood, Esq., of Harcourt Park in this County.
Aug. 19. Elizth, d. of Thos. & Elizth. Barnett, bap.
Oct. 14. William Davies, an infant, bur.
Oct. 21. William, s. of George & Elizth Walford, bap.

Grinshill Baptisms and Burials 1790 to 1798

1790
Mar. 9. Mary, d. of Ann Davies (base born), bap.
Mar. 24. William Walford, bur.
April 26. Ann Hampton, bur.
April 26. William Kilvert (from Wem), bur.
April 29. Charles Weaver, bur.
June 25. Thomas Embrey, bur.
Aug. 22. Samuel, s. of Samuel & Ann Smith, bap.
Aug. 29. Mary, d. of Samuel & Mary Wright, bap.
May 26. Roger Kilvert, bur.
F. Wynn, Pro. Collr.
Dec. 26. William, s. of George & Jane Downes, bap.
1791
Jan. 2. Catherine, d. of George & Margaret Oare, bap.
Feb. 17. Ann Kilvert (of Wem), bur.
Mar. 6. Richard, s. of Richard & Mary Lewis, p., bap.
Mar. 20. Adam Wycherley, p., bur.
May 31. Ann Kilvert (of Wem, junr.), bur.
July 31. Elizabeth Downes, bur.
Aug. 14. Ann Alford, p., bur.
Sept. 1. Sarah Smith, bur.
Oct. 23. Thomas Downes, p., bur.
Oct. 29. Richard Lawley, p., bur.
Nov. 12. Mary, d. of George & Elizabeth Oswell, bap.
Nov. 20. Samuel, s. of Samuel & Ann Meeres, bap.
Dec. 4. Richard, s. of Richard & Ann Lee, bap.
Dec. 25. Thomas, s. of David & Sarah Kynaston, bap.
1792
Jan. 22. Mary Kilvert (of Shrewsbury), bur.
Jan. 29. Mary, d. of George & Eleanor Owen, bap.
Feb. 3. Samuel Dudleston, p., bur.
Feb. 22. John Davies (of Yorton), bur.
Mar. 16. George Wycherley, p., bur.
June 17. Mary, d. of Samuel & Mary Wright, bap.
Oct. 14. Samuel, s. of Samuel & Mary Williams, bap.
A Copy of this Register (and of the Marriage Register) was delivered into the Court Oct. 26th, 1792.
Nov. 18. Thos., s. of George & Margt. Oare, bap.
Nov. 18. Sarah, d. of Richd. & Ann Richards, bap.
Nov. 26. Wm. Symonds, bur.
1793
Jan. 2. John, s. of John & Catherine Kilvert, bap.
Jan. 20. Thos., s. of Saml. & Ann Smith, bap.
Feb. 5. John, s. of John & Mary Pool, bap.
April 7. Elizth., d. of Wm. & Elizth. Merrington, bap.
April 7. Mary Lewis, bur.
April 26. Wm. Davies, bur.
April 30. Thos. Smith, bur.
Sept. 7. John, s. of John & Jane Cooper, bap.
Oct. 20. Thos., illegitimate s. of Ann Davies, bap.
Oct. 27. Margt. Oare, bur.
Nov. 10. Mary, d. of Jane Owen (base born), p., bap.
Nov. 17. Vincent, s. of George & Jane Downes, p., bap.
1794
Jan. 5. Katherine, d. of John & Katherine Kilvert, bap.
Jan. 12. Thomas Merrington, p., bur.
Mar. 7. Elizabeth Embrey, bur.
May 21. Rowland Walford, bur.
July 4. Ann, d. of David & Sarah Kynaston, p., bap.
July 9. Ann, d. of David & Sarah Kynaston, p., bur.
F. Wynn, Pro Collr.
Oct. 13. Ann Glanville, of Wem, bur.
Oct. 24. Rowland Oare, bur.
Oct. 27. Wm. Morris, bur.
Nov. 16. Rowland, s. of Geo. & Margt. Oar, bap.
Nov. 27. Jane, d. of Jno. & Mary Pool, bap.
1795
Jan. 22. Maria Ann Glanvill, of Wem, bur.
Mar. 22. Mary, d. of Geo. & Elizth. Walford, bap.
May 3. Andw. Corbett, s. of Jno. & Cath. Kilvert, bap.
May 8. Joseph Walford, bur.
July 5. Thos., s. of Robt. & Mary Davies, bap.
Aug. 9. Wm., illegitimate s. of Ann Davies, bap.
Aug. 16. Wm., illegitimate s. of Jane Speakman, bap.
Aug. 23. Thos., s. of Geo. & Eleanor Owen, bap.
Sept. 13. Thos., s. of Samuel & Mary Wright, bap.
Nov. 8. Elizth., illegitimate d. of Hannah Porter, bap.
Nov. 13. David, s. of David & Sarah Kynaston, bap.
Dec. 6. Jno., s. of Wm. & Mary Lawley, bap.
1796
Jan. 2. Mary Barnett, bur.
Jan. 7. David Kynaston, bur.
Mar. 6. Elizth., d. of Chas. & Elizth. Davies, bap.
Mar. 25. Martha Davies, bur.
April 3. Richd., s. of Jno. & Kathe. Kilvert, bap.
May 22. Thos. Smith, of Haston, bur.
June 5. Sarah, d. of Geo. & Jane Downes, bap.
Aug. 21. Rowland, s. of Geo. & Elizth. Walford, bap.
Sept. 18. Richd., s. of Morgan & Margt. Morris, bap.
Oct. 16. Richd., s. of Richd. & Jane Humphris, bap.
Oct. 16. Sarah, d. of Richd. & Jane Humphris, bap.
1797
Jan. 26. Mary, d. of Jno. & Mary Pool, bap.
Feb. 26. George, s. of George & Mary Oare, bap.
May 7. Judeth Corbet, d. of Jno. & Kathe. Kilvert, bap.
June 18. John, s. of David & Sarah Kynaston, bap.
Oct. 29. Richd., s. of Richd. & Elizth. Barnett, bap.
1798
Jan. 16. Mary Morris, bur.
Jan. 21. Wm., s. of Saml. & Mary Wright, bap.

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Administration

  • 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: Albrighton Division
  • Province: Canterbury