Malinslee or Dawley Nova, Shropshire Family History Guide

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

Historical Descriptions

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].

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


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.

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.

Parish Records

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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