Malinslee, or Dawley Nova, is an ecclesiastical parish formed, in 1843, from the parish of Dawley Magna

Alternative names: Malins Lee

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church: St. Leonard

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1840
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

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Parishes adjacent to Malinslee

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MALINSLEE, a chapelry in Dawley-Magna parish, Salop; on the Coalport branch of the Northwestern railway, 4½ miles N of Coalport. It has a station on the railway; and its Post town is Dawley, under Wellington, Salop. It was constituted in 1843. Rated property, £4,602. Pop., 4,512. Houses, 861. The property is divided among a few. Most of the inhabitants are employed in collieries. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of Dawley-Magna. The church is modern.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

MALIN’S-LEE, a township, in the parish of Dawley Magna, union of Madeley, Wellington division of the hundred of South Bradford, N. division of Salop; containing 2721 inhabitants. A chapel, now a district church, was built in 1805 by the executors of J. H. Browne, Esq., of Burton-on-Trent: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Incumbent of Dawley Magna, with a net income of £150.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Malins Lee Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Malin’s Lee. A township in the parish of Dawley Magna, or Great Dawley, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South. 3 ½ miles north-west 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

Parish Records


England, Shropshire, Malinslee – Church records ( 1 )
Parish registers for Malinslee, 1830-1934
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Malinslee (Shropshire)

England, Shropshire, Malinslee – Schools ( 1 )
School log book, 1898-1926
Author: Malinslee Institute Infants’ School (Shropshire)

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Malinslee or Dawley Nova Shropshire Parish Documents 1902

(Malinslee, or Dawley Nova, is an ecclesiastical parish formed, in 1843, from the parish of Dawley Magna)
Documents, etc., in the custody of the Vicar. – Kept in a safe in the Vestry, viz:-

  • Register of Baptisms, 1840 – 1848
  • Register of Baptisms, 1848 – 1871
  • Register of Baptisms, 1871 – in use
  • Register of Banns, 1830 – 1844
  • Register of Banns, 1844 – 1890
  • Register of Banns, 1890 – in use
  • Register of Marriages, 1837 – 1876
  • Register of Marriages, 1877 – 1894
  • Register of Marriages, 1895 – in use
  • Register of Burials, 1835 – 1846
  • Register of Burials, 1846 – in use
  • Miscellaneous papers.

No Tithe Map and Award.

Source: Shropshire Parish Documents published 1902. A report of the Inspection of Parish Documents made to Salop County Council under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1894. Note: The location of the documents listed in this transcription are as cited in the book published in 1902 and should be used as a guide only. It should not be assumed that the documents are still kept at the stated location. Interested parties should perhaps contact Shropshire records office to ascertain the documents current whereabouts.


Bagshaw History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1851

MALINSLEE is a township in the parish of Dawley, situated about a mile N. from the parish church, which comprises 736a. 1r. 9p. of land, and in 1841 there were 510 houses and 2,721 inhabitants, Robert H. Cheney, Esq., is the principal landowner; Beriah Botfield, Esq., is also a proprietor. The Shropshire union canal occupies 34a. 1r. 31p., and there is 1a. 2r. 20p. of glebe in the township. Malinslee forms a part of the great Shropshire coal field; ironstone is found in large quantities, and the iron and coal works of Beriah Botfield, Esq., are of considerable extent. The Old Park coal works are celebrated for superior coal. The Church is an octagonal structure, erected in the early part of the present century; it is built of free stone, and will accommodate about 800 persons. The expenses of the erection were defrayed with money left by J. H. Browne, Esq., of Burton-upon-Trent. The patronage is vested in the incumbent of Dawley Magna; the living is a perpetual curacy enjoyed by the Rev. William Harris. Malinslee House is a good brick residence, built about sixty years ago by the late William Botfield, Esq. It is now occupied as offices by the clerks of B. Botfield, Esq. About 150 yards from the house are the ruins of a small religious house called Malinslee Abbey. This may have been subordinate to some of the larger abbeys in the vicinity, but of which we find no record. The ruins consist of a small oblong square with walls at each end about twenty feet high, and on each side from six to nine feet in height, having traces of the Saxon style of architecture.

Charities.—Richard Hodden, by will, dated 19th June, 1684, devised his land of inheritance, situated in Dogpole-street, Shrewsbury, and also his lands lying in Middleton-on-the-Hill, in the county of Hereford, to Richard Hodden and his heirs, on condition that he should (among other things) pay an annuity of £7 to the poor of Dawley Magna. The premises in Dogpole-street, Shrewsbury, mentioned in Hodden’s will, cannot now be identified, but the annuity is paid by Mr. Bird, the occupier, and part owner of the premises of Middleton, which consists of a farm and buildings, and about seventy acres of land. The amount is divided among poor widows, who are relieved according to their necessities.

Rebecca Walthall, who died in 1756, bequeathed to the churchwardens of Dawley £40, and directed the interest to be distributed yearly to the poor of Malinslee. This money was in the hands of the late William Botfield, Esq., who distributed 40s. as the interest thereof among poor widows. When the charity commissioners published their report Mr. Botfield had also a further sum of £50 in his hands, left as he believed by Rebecca Walthall, for which he paid interest to the incumbent of Dawley.

In the year 1738, by deed, dated 14th of April, Richard Styche, in consideration of £20 paid to him by Edward Forsbrook, with the consent of the parishioners, for placing the said money at interest for the benefit of the poor of the parish, assigned a cottage at Madeley Wood, which had been granted to him in 1732, by George Yorke, for securing the repayment of £30 advanced by him to Yorke, and of which £10 had been since paid off. And by a memorandum at the back of the deed the parties agreed that interest at four per cent. should be paid for the £20. On the 7th March, 1857, the said George Yorke, by endorsement on this deed, acknowledged to have borrowed of the parish officers of Dawley the sum of £13, which sum, with interest at the rate of 10s. a year, he agreed should be payable from the said premises, making the whole principal sum £33. We could not ascertain with certainty the origin of this poor’s money, but find that Enoch Cooper, in 1721, left a sum of £20 to the use of the poor of Great Dawley, and this sum probably formed the first amount advanced on this mortgage. In the returns of the commissioners under the act of the 26th of George III., there is mention of a benefaction by another person of the name of Cooper of £13, which agrees with the further sum advanced on the mortgage in 1757, but we have not found any other trace of this donation.

Post Office.—At Mr. Samuel Deakin’s, High street. Letters arrive at 8 A.M., and are despatched at 5 30 P.M. Money orders are granted at this office.

Those names with 1 affixed are in High street; 2 Chapel lane; 3 Dawley Green lane; 4 Dawley Bank, 5 Horse Hay; 6 Finger lane; 7 The Wickets. Those marked * are Dawley Magna; and † in Malinslee.

4 Bailey Edward, farmer

1 Bailey George, grocer, seedsman, and ironmonger

1 Bailey Henry, butcher

2 Bailey John, relieving officer

1 Bailey Michael, shopkeeper

5 Bailey Robert, cashier

2 Bailey William Henry, surveyor of highways, accountant, assistant overseer, and agent to Birmingham District Fire Office

1 Barclay John Brown, shopkeeper

  • Barker John, cabinet-maker, registrar of births, deaths, and marriages, and vict., Crown Inn

3 Barnes Richard, inland revenue officer

1 Bason Edward, grocer and tea dealer

1 Baugh John, saddler

1 Belshaw Robert, draper and hatter

† Blakemore Thomas, victualler, Stag Inn

† Bishton William, victualler, Plough Inn

† Bishton Geo., accountant, Malinslee House

† Botfield Beriah, Esq., ironmaster

1 Bradbury Thomas, chemist and druggist, & agent to the Royal Farmers & Medical, Legal, and General Insurance Office

5 Bratton John, accountant

6 Bray and Garbett, timber dealers

6 Bray Moses, shoemaker

6 Bray Thomas, victualler, Queen’s Arms

4 Brown Richard, butcher

4 Broom William, shoemaker

1 Brown William, butcher

1 Burroughs James, watch and clockmaker

1 Carver James, joiner and builder

1 Chilton Joseph, beerhouse

1 Chirm Jane, shopkeeper

3 Clarke John, tailor

4 Clarke William, wheelwright

3 Clemson William, maltster and victualler, King’s Arms

1 Cooke Henry, grocer, maltster, corn-miller, and seedsman

4 Cox Rev. Alfred (Baptist)

5 Dobbs James, boot and shoemaker

1 Davies George, surgeon

Darby and Co. (Colebrook Dale Company), ironmasters, Horse Hay

3 Deakin Catherine, beerhouse

1 Deakin Samuel, plumber, glazier, painter, and postmaster

  • Deakin Thomas, grocer and draper

1 Deakin Wm., painter, glazier, & beerhouse

  • Dixon Thomas, farmer

4 Done James, grocer and draper

1 Egerton Joseph, butcher, and beerhouse

1 Egerton Samuel, victualler, Angel Inn

1 Evans Thomas, victualler, Crown Inn

2 Faulkner Richard, beerhouse

Finley Jane, schoolmistress, Pool-hill school

  • Fletcher George, farmer

3 Franklin Francis, shoemaker

3 Garbett and Bray, timber dealers

1 Garbett John, draper

2 Garbett Matthew and Benjamin, charter masters

  • Garbett Michael, clerk of St. Luke’s

5 Garbett William, victualler, Peacock

1 Gill Robert, brazier

3 Green Charles H., surgeon, The Terrace

  • Greenhalgh Robert, grocer

1 Greenhalgh William, grocer, draper, and hop and corn dealer

3 Gregory Mary, bonnet maker

1 Gun Robert, shoemaker

4 Guy Mary, grocer and victualler, Queen’s Head

1 Guy Thomas, pork butcher

6 Harris James, blacksmith and chainmaker

† Harris Rev. William, curate, Parsonage

3 Hayward George, shoemaker & beerhouse

1 Heaford Jonathan, tailor and draper

3 Hewlett Jane, shopkeeper and beerhouse

† Hudson William, accountant, Dark-lane House

1 Hudson William, timber dealer & builder

Hughes Andrew, butcher, and victualler, Red Lion

James Joseph, police constable

1 Jones Benjamin, ironmonger

4 Jones George, blacksmith

3 Jones John, charter master

3 Jones Phillip, beerhouse

1 Jones Thomas, confectioner

2 Jones William, charter master

1 Kirby Samuel, tailor

Langley Field Coal Company

1 Lane Rosannah, beerhouse

  • Leigh Randle, beerhouse

1 Lewis George, butcher

3 Lewis James, butcher and grocer

2 Lord Mrs. Mary Ann

1 Lloyd Robert, shoemaker

  • Mancell Thomas, shoemaker

3 Mason Thomas, shoemaker

† Mason William, tailor, Church lane

5 Maun James, victualler, Labour in Vain

6 Merrington Charles, blacksmith, iron-fence and chain maker

1 Millington John, beerhouse

1 Millman Richard, wheelwright

1 Mogg William, earthenware dealer

7 Morgan Thomas, blacksmith

3 Morgan Jeremiah, grocer and victualler, The Lamb

  • Morris Rev. James, The Parsonage

3 Onions Enoch, shopkeeper and beerhouse

5 Owen Mary, victualler, Craven Arms

  • Nightingale Saml., farmer & vic., Unicorn Inn

3 Parish Joseph, spade maker

7 Parsons John, vict., Wickets Inn

1 Pearce Richard Reynolds, leather dealer

3 Pickin James, hair dresser

4 Pierson John, hair dresser

† Poole James, boiler, chain, and nail maker, and vict., New Wickets Inn

1 Poole and Son, hair dressers

† Poole Robert, ground bailiff

1 Poole Sarah, dress maker

3 Poole William, tailor

4 Poole William, charter master

  • Powell Matthew, farmer

4 Powis George, shoemaker

3 Pritchard Charles, shoemaker

6 Pritchard George, vict., Peter’s Finger

4 Pursell Lancelot, butcher

Richards Rev. William, M.A., Parsonage

5 Roden Benjamin, rolling mill manager

1 Roum Alice, beerhouse

1 Roum Maria Louisa, bonnet maker

1 Russell Joseph, draper and hatter

6 Sandlands John, saddler

Sides John James, schoolmaster (National)

1 Simms John, tailor

6 Smallman William, beerhouse and grocer

1 Slater Joseph, stationer, and at Ironbridge

5 Stanley William, grocer and draper

Stewart Elizabeth, beerhouse

Smart Rev. John, Wesleyan

Summers Thomas, maltster, farmer, and vict., Hinkshey

Taylor John Joseph, maltster and vict., Dun Cow

1 Taylor Richard, grocer, maltster, and draper

  • Taylor William, farmer

4 Teece James, tailor and draper

4 Tipton Henry, charter master and vict., Red Lion

† Tipton Mark, manager to B. Botfield, Esq.; residence, Mossy Green

1 Tranter Sarah, maltster & vict., Elephant and Castle

1 Tranter William, vict., Lord Hill

  • Trigger Elizabeth, farmer

3 Vaughan Thomas, charter master

3 Walford John, tailor

3 Walford Mary, dressmaker

3 Walkis Miles, joiner

1 Webb Mathew, surgeon

5 Wilkes Thomas, mine agent

5 Wilkes Mark, furnace and forge manager

5 William Edward, vict., Pudlers’ Arms

  • Wright Peter, farmer

Source: History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire by Samuel Bagshaw 1851

Malinslee Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875

Malinslee is an ecclesiastical parish, in the Northern division of the county, South Bradford hundred, Madeley union, and diocese of Lichfield. The church of St. Leonard is an octagonal building of freestone, erected in the year 1805. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £300, with residence and about half an acre of glebe land, in the gift of the vicar of Dawley Magna, Lampeter. There are charities of £1 6s. 10d. yearly value. The soil is loamy; the subsoil is gravely. The minerals are coal and ironstone. Major E. Cheney and others are owners of this township. The population of the district in 1861 was 4,512.

Letters through Wellington.

Ellis Mr. John, Old park

Harries Rev. William

Harries O. W. esq.

Plum Thomas Wm. esq. Malinslee hall

Summers Mr. Wm. Dark Lane house

Bailey John, charter master, Old park

Banks William, farmer, Old park

Evans Benjamin, charter master, Copy house

Evans William, charter master

Garbett Mary, farmer

Garbett Matthew, ground bailiff

James William, farmer

Leighton and Grenfell, iron and coal masters, William Summers, manager

Maddock John, butcher, Old park

Old Park Iron Co. iron master & manufacturers of pig  & wrought iron, iron founders, coal masters & fire brick makers (Thos. W. Plum, manager)

Owen William, charter master

Pitchford Emanuel, charter master, The Lodge

Pitchford Jonas, charter master

Poole Robert & Samuel, boiler makers

Round Elias, mining agent

Summers Richard, farmer

Vaughan Thomas, charter master

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s History, Gazetteer, & Directory of Shropshire. Printed Shrewsbury 1875.


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

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