Sutton Shropshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Sutton by Shrewsbury

Parish church: St. John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1769
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

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Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SUTTON, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; 1¾ mile S by E of Shrewsbury r. station. Post town, Shrewsbury. Acres, 730. Pop., 75. Houses, 15. There is a sulphurous spring. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £17. Patron, Lord Berwick.

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

Parish Records

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Parish Register Transcriptions

Sutton Parish Registers Baptisms 1837 to 1868

Vol. III. Baptisms 1813 to 1868 Cont.
1837 Dec. 2. Robert s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Evans, Sutton Gate, Gate Keeper.
1838 Sep. 9. Eleanor d. of John & Sarah Davies, Sutton Mill, Labourer.
1839 July 27. Ann d. of Adam & Sarah Purcell, Sutton, Labourer.
1840 Mar. 23. Ann, d. of Robert & Mary Rogers, Sutton Mill, Labourer.
1840 June 22. Eliza, d. of Samuel & Elizabeth Lloyd, Sutton Gate, Gate keeper.
1840 Dec. 12. George, s. of William & Elizabeth Downes, Sutton, Labourer.
1843 Feb. 12. David, s. of Richard & Hannah Taylor, Sutton, Labourer.
1843 Aug. 28. George King, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Sutton Bemand, Sutton, Mercer.

1844 Jan. 24. William Jones, s. of John William and Ellen Towers, Sutton Cottage, Postmaster.
1844 May 12. John, s. of Richard and Hannah Taylor, Sutton Gate, Labourer.
1844 Oct. 14. William, s. William & Harriet Evans, Sutton Gate, Tailor.
1845 July 11. Edith Elizabeth, d. of John William & Ellen Towers, Sutton Cottage, Postmaster.
1846 Jan. 11. Richard, illegitimate son of Martha Rogers, Sutton.
1846 Mar. 8. Sarah, d. of John & Elizabeth Hughes, Sutton Mill, Miller.
1847 May 3. Joseph Cecil, s. of Joseph and Mary Antrobus Clay, Sutton, Veterinary Surgeon, born March 24.
1848 Sep. 29. Ellen, d. of John William & Ellen Towers, Sutton, Postmaster.
1848 Oct. 8. Mary Emily Rosa, d. of Joseph & Mary Antrobus Clay, Sutton, Veterinary Surgeon.
1850 Aug. 11. Alfred Brocas, s. of Joseph and Mary Antrobus Clay, Sutton, Veterinary Surgeon, born July 9.
1851 Jan. 12. John, s. of William & Harriet Evans, Sutton, Tailor.
1851 Apr. 13. Emma, d. of Thomas & Margaret Purslow, Sutton, Labourer.
1852 July 11. Thomas, s. of Joseph & Ann Seabury, Sutton, Labourer.
1853 Apr. 10. Thomas, s. of Thomas & Margaret Purslow, Sutton, Labourer, [bap. by] T. H. N. Hill, Rector.
1855 Nov. 11. George, s. of Thomas & Sarah Morris, Sutton, Labourer, [bap. by] T. H. N. Hill, Rector. [Signs the next 6 entries also].
1856 Aug. 10. George Henry, s. of George & Sarah Meredith, Sutton, Farmer.
1857 Oct. 11 Richard, s. of George & Maria Thompson, Sutton, Labourer.
1858 May 9 Margaret, d. of Richard & Jane Davies, Sutton, Labourer.
1859 April 13 George, s. of Richard & Jane Davies, Sutton, Labourer.
1859 June 12 Henry John, s. of George & Maria Thompson, Sutton, Labourer.
1859 Sept. 11. Richard, s. of Edward & Elizabeth Griffiths, Sutton, Labourer.
1863 Dec. 13. James, s. of Charles & Elizabeth Biddle, Sutton, Labourer, [bap. by] Wilfred Roxby, Curate of Berrington. [Signs also the next 3 entries].
1864 Nov. 13. Mary Jane, d. of George & Jane Rowlands, Brace Meole, Carpenter.
1864 Nov. 13. Henry Edward, s. of Edward & Sarah Rowlands, Brace Meole, Carpenter.
1865 Mar. 12. Sophia, d. of Herbert & Ruth Davies, Sutton, Labourer.
1865 July 16. George, s. of William & Ann Jones, Sutton, Labourer, [bap. by] Rev. J. Coling by request of Rev. H. N. Hill.
1866 Jan. 14. Amelia Emma, illegitimate d. of Ann Parr, Sutton, [bap. by] Wilfrid Roxby, Offg. Min.
1868 Feb. 9. Ann, d. of Charles & Elizabeth Biddle, Sutton, Labourer, [bap. by] B.C. Mortimer, Offg. Min.
Source: Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society 4th Series Vol. V.

Sutton Parish Registers Burials 1847 to 1853

Vol. IV Burials 1847 to 1853
1847 July 16. John Bemand, Sutton, 66 yrs.
[1851] Jan. 24. Sarah Bemand, Sutton, 60 yrs.
[1851] June Sarah Bemand, Sutton, 24 yrs.
[1851] Oct.11 Ellen Towers, Sutton, parish of St. Julian, 3 yrs.
[1853] June 11. William Jones Towers, Sutton Cottage, parish of St. Julian, 9 yrs.
[All five buried by W. J. James, Officiating Minister.]
Source: Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society 4th Series Vol. V.

Sutton Parish Registers Marriages 1838 to 1870

Vol. V. Marriages. 1838 to 1870
Marriages solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Sutton, co. Salop.

No. 1 1838 June 5, Vincent Crump, of full age, bachelor, Confectioner, Wyle Cop, p. of St. Julian, Salop. Thomas Crump, leather dresser. Elizabeth Legh, of full age, spinster, (blank), Parish of Sutton. Corbet Legh, Farmer. Married by licence by William John James, M.A., in the presence of Willm. Crump, Margaret Legh.
[This licence dated 25 May, 1838, was given by Waties Corbett, Vicar-General and Official Principal of the Bishop of Hereford.]

No. 2. 1839 August 15, George Davies, of full age, bachelor, Brazier, Wyle Cop, p. of St. Julian, Edward Davies, Coachman. Margaret Legh, of full age, spinster, (blank), Sutton, p. of Sutton, Corbet Legh, Farmer. Married by licence by W. J. James, M. A., Offg. Minr., in the presence of Willm. Crump, Elizabeth Davies.

No. 3. 1842 March 29, John William Towers, of age, bachelor, Postmaster of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, John Towers, Gentleman. Ellen Bemand, under age, spinster, (blank), Sutton, John Bemand, Yeoman. Married by licence by John Poole, P.C. of Llandysilio, Montgomeryshire, in the presence of R. Patten, Mary Anne Bemand.

No. 4. 1843 April 19, George Bemand Smith, of full age, bachelor, Farmer. Pentre, Montgomeryshire, Edward Smith, Farmer. Mary Anne Bemand, full age, spinster, (blank), Sutton, John Bemand, Yeoman. Married by licence by Edwd. Bather, Archdeacon of Salop, in the presence of John Bemand, Edwd. Smith, Charlotte Elizth. Bemand, G. Montford.

No. 5. 1852, April 8, William Dolphin, full age, widower, Innkeeper, Wellington, John Dolphin, Butcher. Elizabeth Gittins, full age, widow, (blank), Sutton, Thomas Owen, Wheelwright. Married by licence by Edward Sandford, P.C. of Bicton, Salop, in the presence of Joseph R. Austin, Anne Cadwallader.

No. 6. 1857, September 10, Joseph Morgan, full age, bachelor, Merchant, Shrewsbury, Joseph Morgan, Farmer. Martha Brown, full age, spinster, (blank), Sutton, Jacob Brown, Farmer. Married by licence by T. H. N. Hill, Rector, in the presence of James Jones, Jane Brown.

No. 7. 1868, Novr. 17, Henry Burnet, full age, bachelor, Grocer, Parish of Sutton, James Burnet, Farmer. Mary Anne Jones, full age, widow, (blank), Parish of St. Mary. Shrewsbury, Jacob Brown, Farmer. Married by licence by T. H. N. Hill, Rector, in the presence of Joseph Morgan, Martha Morgan, James Burnet.

No. 8. 1870, May 12, David Key, 32, bachelor, Farmer, Kirk Michael, Dumfrieshire, William Key, Foreman. Jane Brown, 35, spinster, (blank), Sutton, William Brown, Butcher. Married by Daniel Ace, D.D., Officiating Minister, in the presence of John Baseley, Sarah Wilde.

The following Memorandum is written on page 5.
Memorandum. Marriages being no longer solemnized in the Church of St. John, Sutton, owing to its ruinous state, the duplicate Books are disused at this point by direction of the Registrar General. Noel A. Humphreys, Chief Clerk. General Register Office, Somerset House, 6th January, 1899.

Source: Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society 4th Series Vol. V.

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Administration

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