Montford, Shropshire Family History Guide

Montford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Forton, Eusdon and Ensdon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1661
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1630

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

Montford

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MONTFORD, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Atcham district, Salop. The village stands on the river Severn, 3½ miles NNW of Hanwood r. station, and 5 W by N of Shrewsbury; and has a bridge over the Severn, and a post office under Shrewsbury. The parish contains also the township of Ensdon, and comprises 2,976 acres. Real property, £8,159. Pop., 468. Houses, 100. The property is divided among a few. The living a vicarage, united with the rectory of Shrawardine, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £613. Patron, the Earl of Powis. The church has a tower, and is good. The sub-district contains three other parishes. Acres, 7,857. Pop., 1,166. Houses, 237.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Montford. A parish in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 16 houses, 517 inhabitants. 4 ½ miles north-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

Forton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Forton. A township in the parish of Montford, and in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill. 4 miles north-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 Records

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Transcriptions

Montford Baptisms 1800 to 1804

Montford Baptisms 1805 to 1809

Montford Baptisms 1810 to 1812

Montford Burials 1783 to 1789

Montford Burials 1790 to 1794

Montford Burials 1795 to 1799

Montford Burials 1800 to 1804

Montford Burials 1805 to 1809

Montford Burials 1810 to 1812

Montford Marriages 1785 to 1799

Montford Marriages 1800 to 1812

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Atcham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shrewsbury
  • Poor Law Union: Atcham
  • Hundred: Pimhill
  • Province: Canterbury