Melverley, Shropshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1723
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Melverley

  • Cardeston
  • Alberbury
  • Kinnerley
  • Llandrinio
  • Llandysilio
  • Bausley with Criggion

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MELVERLEY, a parish, with a village, in Atcham district, Salop; on the river Vyrnwy, at its influx to the Severn, at the boundary with Wales, 3 miles NNW of Westbury r. station, and 11 W by N of Shrewsbury, post-town, Kinnerley, under Oswestry. Acres, 1,418. Real property, £2,976. Pop., 214. Houses, 50. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Major Edwards. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value £177. Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. The church is an ancient structure of wood and plaster, with a bell-turret; and was recently in bad condition. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £5.

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

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Melverley. A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Oswestry, a chapel to Llanvorda, in the diocese of St. Asaph, and the deanery of Marchia. 43 houses, 225 inhabitants. 10 miles northwest by 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

Melverley Parish Registers 1723-1812

Shropshire Parish registers Diocese of St. Asaph Vol. I (1906)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; W. P. W. Phillimore

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Melverley Parish Registers 1723-1812 -


Melverley Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875


County: Shropshire
Civil Registration District: Atcham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of St Asaph (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: St Asaph
Rural Deanery: Oswestry
Poor Law Union: Atcham
Hundred: Oswestry
Province: Canterbury