Stoke upon Tern, Shropshire Family History Guide

Stoke upon Tern is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Stoke upon Terne, Stoke on Tern

Other places in the parish include: Clayton, Eaton, Eaton upon Tern, Ollerton, Heathcote, Seabridge, Westanswick, Wistanswick, and Penkhull.

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin: 1654

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Primitive Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Stoke upon Tern

Historical Descriptions

Stoke upon Tern

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STOKE-UPON-TERN, a parish, with four townships, in Market-Drayton district, Salop; near the Market-Drayton and Wellington railway, 5 miles SW by S of Market-Drayton. Post town, Market-Drayton. Acres, 5,602. Rated property, £6,545. Pop., 961. Houses, 203. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £878. Patron, R. Corbet, Esq. The church is ancient but good.
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 1851

Stoke-upon-Tern, a parish and township in Drayton division of the hund. of Bradford-North, union of Market-Drayton, county of Salop; 5 miles south-west by south of Market-Drayton. The parish includes the townships of Eaton, Allerton, Stoke, and Westanswick. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Lichfield; rated at £20; gross income £1,044; nett income £878. Patron, in 1841, the Rev. H. C. Cotton. Here are 4 daily and 2 Sunday schools. Acres 5,770. Houses 191. A.P. £8,440. Pop., in 1801, 626; in 1831, 1,030. Poor rates, in 1838, £444 13s.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Eaton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Eaton. A township in the parish of Stoke upon Tern, and in the Drayton division of Bradford, North. 21 houses, 123 inhabitants. 6 miles north-west of Newport.
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

Ollerton

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Ollerton. A township in the parish of Stoke upon Tern, and in the Drayton division of the hundred of Bradford, North. 30 houses, 133 inhabitants. 7 miles north-west of Newport.
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

Westanswick

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Westanswick, a township in the parish of Stoke-upon-Tern, Drayton division of the hund. of Bradforth, union of Market Drayton, Salop; 6 miles south-west of Drayton-in-Hales. Houses 38. Pop., in 1831, 181. Other returns made from Stoke-upon-Tern.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

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Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Market Drayton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Market Drayton
  • Poor Law Union: Market Drayton
  • Hundred: North Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury