Middleton Scriven, Shropshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1728
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

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Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MIDDLETON-SCRIVEN, a parish in Bridgnorth district, Salop; 4 miles WNW of Hampton-Lode r. station, and 4½ SW of Bridgnorth. Post town, Bridgnorth. Acres, 786. Real property, £2,419. Pop., 111. Houses, 25. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £170. Patron, T. Walker, Esq. The church is good, and has several stained glass windows.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1848

Middleton-Scriven, a parish in the hund. of Stottesden, union of Bridgenorth, county of Salop; 4½ miles south-west of Bridgenorth. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £4 6s. 8d., returned at £1 13 3s.; gross income £150. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. T. Rowley. Acres 1,170. Houses 20. A. P. £1,759. Pop., in 1801, 80; in 1831, 99. Poor rates, in 1838, £26 19s.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1848.

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Middleton Scriven. A parish in the Chelmarsh division of the hundred of Stottesden, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 19 houses, 86 inhabitants. 4 ½ miles south-west of Bridgnorth.
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

The Register of Middleton Scriven - Shropshire Parish registers - Archive.org

Middleton Scriven Registers - Mel Lockie website

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International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free

Poll Books

Poll Book 1865, Middleton Scriven Shropshire

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of July 1865 between Col. The Hon. P. E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and R. Jasper More, Esq.

Poll Book of the Election, July 1865 for the Southern Division of Shropshire.

Bridgnorth Polling District

Middleton Scriven, Parish of

653 Cureton Benjamin James

654 Cureton Thomas

655 Cureton Edward Charles

656 Giles Edward

657 Hall William

658 Jones William

659 Jukes John

660 Nicholas Richard

661 Porter Erisey John (clerk)

662 Wellings John

663 Walker Thomas


Vision of Britain historical maps


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