Kemberton, Shropshire Family History Guide

Kemberton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church: St. John

Parish registers begin: 1659

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Kemberton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KEMBERTON, a parish in Shiffnal district, Salop; 2 ½ miles SW by S of Shiffnal r. station. Post town, Shiffnal. Acres, 1,387. Real property, £2,173. Pop., 244. Houses, 53. The property is divided among a few. Coal occurs in the NW, and is worked by the Madeley Wood company. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Sutton-Maddock, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £570. Patrons, Miss Slaney and others. The church is plain but good, and has a pinnacled tower.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Kemberton. 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. 48 houses, 260 inhabitants. 2 miles south-west by south of Shiffnal.

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

Directories

Kemberton Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875

Kemberton is a parish and village, two and a half miles south from Shifnal, three and a half east from Ironbridge, and thirteen from Wolverhampton; it is in the Southern division of the county, Shifnal division of Brimstree hundred, Shifnal union, and diocese of Lichfield.  The Shifnal and Bridgnorth turnpike roads intersect the parish.  The church of St. John is a brick building, with square tower.  The living is a rectory, with the vicarage of Sutton Maddock annexed, joint annual value £550, with residence and 60 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the representatives of the late Captain William Kenyon-Slaney.  There is a day school for boys and girls.  The manorial rights are held by the Slaney family.  The principal landowners are the Slaney family and Lord Sudeley.  The soil is principally good; subsoil, red sandstone.  The population in 1861 was 244; the area is 1,500 acres; gross estimated rental, £2,597; rateable value, £2,335.

Letters arrive at 7 30 a.m.
  
Onions Mr. John
  
Powell Rev. William
  
Spencer Mr. Thomas
  
Boulton John, butcher
  
Evans John, carpenter
  
Gough Thomas, wheelwright
  
Hammonds Edward, miller
  
Harper Thomas, Mason’s Arms
  
Harper William, farmer
  
Hewlett James, farmer
  
Hayward Benjamin, gardener and seedsman
  
Lumbley Charles George, farmer
  
Madeley Wood Co., coal proprietors
  
Parsons Sarah, farmer
  
Thomas John Ford, farmer
  
Vaughan William, blacksmith
  
Williams William, tailor
  
Yate Joseph and Son, farmer
  
Yates Elizabeth, farmer
  
Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s History, Gazetteer, & Directory of Shropshire. Printed Shrewsbury 1875.

Administration

  • 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