Shrawardine, Shropshire Family History Guide

Shrawardine is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.
Parish church:
Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1645
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1630

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Cardeston
  • Montford
  • Alberbury
  • Kinnerley
  • Great Ness
  • Ford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHRAWARDINE, a parish, with a r. station, in Atcham district, Salop; on the Potteries, Shrewsbury, and NorthWales railway, 6½ miles WNW of Shrewsbury. Post town, Montford, under Shrewsbury. Acres, 1,951. Rated property, £2,678. Pop., 161. Houses, 34. The property belongs to the Earl of Powis. A castle was built here, by Count Alan, soon after the Norman conquest; was long held, under the Crown, by the Fitz-Alans, for defence against the Welsh; was sold, in the time of Queen Elizabeth, to Lord Chancellor Bromley; was occupied by Cromwell, in the time of the civil war; and has left some remains. A recently erected building bears its name; and a considerable lake is near it. The living is a rectory, annexed to Montford.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Shrawardine, 1630-1850
Parish register transcripts for Shrawardine and Sutton, Shropshire, 1645-1870
Computer printout of Shrawardine, Shrops., Eng


Monumental inscriptions of St. Mary's Churchyard, Shrawardine, Shropshire : 1742-1989


Census returns for Shrawardine, 1841-1891

Court Records

Court rolls, 1335-1667

Probate Records

P.C.C. wills, 1630-1700 : for the parishes of Fitz, Montford, Shrawardine, Great Ness, Little Ness, Baschurch, in the county of Shropshire


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